Tag: business

8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid With Your First Online Course

8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid With Your First Online Course

  Courses are my #1 source of income as a blogger.   I just calculated my 2017 income and expenses and was blown away to see that I made nearly $50,000 from course sales last year. Like, WHAT!? That’s crazy talk!   However, don’t let that number fool you: I wasn’t always a “pro” when it comes to creating and launching courses. In fact, my first ever course launch didn’t exactly go to plan…   I spent four weeks creating and perfecting the course material and poured every spare second I had into it. But when I finally opened up the course for enrollment… nothing but crickets. I ended up making 7 or 8 sales over the next TWO MONTHS […]


17 Need-to-Know Blogging & Business Lessons I Learned in 2017

17 Need-to-Know Blogging & Business Lessons I Learned in 2017

  Dear 2017,   You were one of the most exciting, challenging, amazing years of my life. Highlights include…   + A 4-month RV road trip across Canada this summer + Moving to a new city with approximately 5,000 people + Going to Las Vegas for Scott’s birthday in March (so fun!) + Doubling the income I used to make at my old day job with my blog     I wouldn’t trade this year for anything. I’ve learned so much, grown a ton, and I’m feeling ready to charge full speed ahead into 2018. I have a feeling this year is gonna be our best one yet. 😉   Last December I shared 16 Eye-Opening Lessons I Learned in […]


The Ultimate Blogging Toolkit: The Best Tech, Courses, & Discoveries of 2017

The Ultimate Blogging Toolkit: The Best Tech, Courses, & Discoveries of 2017

  In 2017, I discovered some fantastic tech and software, took some incredible courses, and used some awesome tools to stay organized and on track in my business. And today, I’m rounding them all up for you!   To make this as easy as possible to digest, and so that you can immediately find the recommendations you’re looking for, I’ve divided this guide up into five sections:   1. Social Media Tools 2. Email List Tools 3. Planning and Organization 4. Courses I Took This Year 5. My Favorite Things of 2017   I’ve kept the descriptions relatively brief, but where possible I’ve linked to extra resources where you can learn more about that tool or course. I’ve also added […]


Make a Full-Time Income Running Other People’s Pinterest Accounts (Yep, For Real!)

Make a Full-Time Income Running Other People’s Pinterest Accounts (Yep, For Real!)

  So you’re thinking about becoming a Pinterest Manager? AWESOME!   If you’re anything like me when I was starting out, that probably means you have a zillion and one questions right about now. Like… What do Pinterest Managers actually do? And how do I start offering Pinterest services? And – most importantly – how much money can I really expect to make?   You have questions, I have answers 😉     So What do Pinterest Managers do, anyways? Lots of things! Simply put, Pinterest Managers manage, oversee, and grow Pinterest accounts for other people.   However, they can also branch out and specialize in various areas, like:   + Graphic design of pins and creation of pin templates + Setting up […]


My Story: From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad (in Under 2 Years!)

My Story: From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad (in Under 2 Years!)

  There was a point in my life when I was painfully unemployed, reeling from a heartbreak, and hella, hella broke.   Every day seemed worse than the last, and I felt like I was running out of options. I remember thinking, “Is this it for me? Is this the ‘big plan’ for my life? To wind up alone, bitter, and working at a minimum wage job for the rest of eternity?”   Thankfully, the Universe had other plans for me.   Today, I’m proud to say that I’m my own boss.   I work from home as a “full-time” blogger, and I earn great money that more than pays the bills every month. In a few short weeks, I’m […]


The #1 Thing Holding You Back & How to Create an “MVP” For Your Blog

The #1 Thing Holding You Back & How to Create an “MVP” For Your Blog

  Back in February, I released my first ever ebook, The Blogging Babe’s Handbook…   How long do you think it took me to put that book together?   A few months? Maybe a year?   Nope. Try three weeks. In fact, the content was written in two single afternoons. Now, the perfectionists out there are probably reading this like, Gasp! Two afternoons!! No way did it end up anywhere near perfect.   And – spoiler alert! – it didn’t.   Spoiler Alert #2: That’s okay.   Seriously, chasing after perfection is a total waste of time. Yet it’s something I see 95% of new bloggers struggling with. Something to the tune of…   I can’t launch my blog until […]