Category: WORDPRESS

A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove

A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove

  Last week we talked about getting your self-hosted website up and running with Siteground (in just 3 easy steps!) and today we’re diving back into all-things-WordPress by learning how to choose an unbeatable theme for your new WordPress website.   I’m honored to bring you today’s guest post, written by one of my closest blogging buddies and masterminders, Krista Rae. You can learn more about Krista Rae at the end of this post, and I’ve also popped the links […]


3 Easy Steps to Start a WordPress Website with Siteground

3 Easy Steps to Start a WordPress Website with Siteground

  So you wanna start a WordPress website?   FAN-tastic!   WordPress is my top recommendation for bloggers who are ready to level up and start making SERIOUS money from their sites.   When starting a self-hosted WordPress website, there are three key elements you’ll need to line up:   1. Web hosting 2. A domain name 3. A theme   Today we’re going to set you up with the first two: web hosting and a domain name. In next […]


New to WordPress? Here’s How to Choose the Best Web Host

New to WordPress? Here’s How to Choose the Best Web Host

  Ever heard horror stories from bloggers who’s hosting company screwed them over BIG TIME?   Maybe their website would randomly “go down” for hours at a time. Or maybe their site would only go down for a minute or two, but on a waaaay-too-regular basis.   My own “hosting nightmare” came to life this past September. I had just updated WordPress and my website’s theme – a simple task that wouldn’t normally cause problems – and was immediately greeted […]


7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Be on WordPress

7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Be on WordPress

  When I moved my website to WordPress, I went from making $0 from my blog to making $3,000/month – in less than 6 months.   On top of that, I grew my mailing list from 0 to 1.3K subscribers, and my traffic increased from 2,000 views/month to over 13,000. Say what!     What is this sorcery, you ask?!   That, my friends, is the power of WordPress.   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. […]


WordPress for Beginners: My New Free Email Course!

WordPress for Beginners: My New Free Email Course!

As you guys might know, in the summer of 2016 I released my first ever e-course, “WordPress in a Weekend”. The feedback has been amazing, and I’m so, so excited that you guys are enjoying the course and learning a lot from it!   However, I know that investing in e-courses isn’t a possibility for some of you right now. And if you’re struggling with WordPress, I really want to help you, no matter what your budget is!   I […]


Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your New Website Needs (Part Two)

Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your New Website Needs (Part Two)

  If you’re serious about making money with your blog, WordPress is the place to be.   Squarespace and Blogger have their perks, but in my mind, WordPress blows them both out of the water. My favorite thing about WordPress is how functional and customizable it’s made my website. And I owe it all to these amazing little things called “plugins”.   In the first post in this two-part series, I shared five of my tried and true, ride-til-we-die plugins. […]