Tag: make money

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 […]


How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

Welcome to 2018, friends! As I’m writing this, we’ve just entered a brand new year and the air is filled with the promise of a fresh start, a new beginning, and a chance to make this our best year yet.   To help you start 2018 on the right foot, today we’re talking about all things finance. I’ve partnered up with my friend Rebekah Zobel Jones from The Centsible Bookkeeper to bring you this special collaborative post (the first of several coming your way in 2018!)   First, you’ll learn the top 3 reports that will help you determine the health of your business finances (courtesy of the wonderful Rebekah), and second, I’ll be sharing my top 3 tips for […]


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 […]


Email Lists Have Your Brain in a Knot? Read This

Email Lists Have Your Brain in a Knot? Read This

  In his book Launch, Jeff Walker refers to your email list as your “license to print money”. Do you think he’s right?   Jeff shares the story of how he needed to come up with 90K in just a few days for a deposit on a new house. How did he do it? By coming up with an irresistible offer for his email list and then sending them a strategic series of emails about it.   Now, we aren’t all going to be making 90K from our lists right off the bat, but I wholeheartedly believe your email list is the backbone of your success and your revenue as a blogger. In today’s blogging world, not having a list […]


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 […]


Why Every Blogger Needs Funnels & How to Set Up Your First One

Why Every Blogger Needs Funnels & How to Set Up Your First One

  At the time I’m publishing this blog post, I’m approximately 1 week into my year-long travel adventure (woop woo!)   How am I able to travel, play, and explore while still managing to pay all of my bills?   Sales funnels!   On that note, it’s my pleasure to introduce today’s guest expert and topic: My friend Gillian Perkins is here to chat with us about sales funnels for bloggers!   In this post you’ll learn:   + What a funnel is + Why bloggers need funnels + How to set up a funnel for your blog + 5 types of sales funnels you can create   Take it away, Gillian!   *This post may contain affiliate links for […]