Tag: new bloggers

7 Myths About Making Money as a Blogger That You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

7 Myths About Making Money as a Blogger That You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

  Have you ever read something online and thought to yourself, “But that’s simply NOT true…”?   I feel like that a lot of the time, especially when it comes to my two zones of genius: blogging and Pinterest. I’m not saying I know everything about those topics, but what I am saying is that it’s important to filter and analyze the sources you get information from. Because sometimes, that shizz just ain’t right!   As I’m sure you know, when you’re constantly hearing so many different tips, strategies, and opinions (some of which are completely opposite of each other), it becomes impossible to know who to believe and how to separate “fact” from “fiction”.   This is why you […]


Unlock Your Blogging Superpower & Nail Your Personal Branding

Unlock Your Blogging Superpower & Nail Your Personal Branding

* This blog post is a sample chapter from The Blogging Babe’s Handbook. If you enjoy this sample, you can pick up the full ebook here!     What is Personal Branding (& why is it so important?) When you watch a reality TV show like Survivor or Big Brother, you usually pick out a few “favorites” from the cast, right? A person (or two) that you hope wins the grand prize?   You cheer for them throughout the season, shed a few tears when you hear about the hardships they’ve gone through back home, maybe even creep their Twitter profile once in a while, seeing what they’re up to and if they’ve leaked any spoilers about an upcoming episode. […]


Pinterest for Beginners: 12 Action Items To Start With a BANG

Pinterest for Beginners: 12 Action Items To Start With a BANG

  On my blog I’ve shared 40+ tips for Pinterest epicness, my hack for finding the perfect keywords to use on Pinterest, and even 7 ways to get more re-pins on Pinterest. But to this day, I’ve never written a “Pinterest for Beginners” post.   … Like, WHO AM I?!   Never fear, my dear friend – I’m bringing that post to you today!   If you’re relatively new to Pinterest or if you haven’t even started an account yet, this post has EVERYTHING you need to know to get started on the right foot – or “with a bang”, as the title suggests!   But first, why is Pinterest so amazing for bloggers?   Pinterest is THE place to […]


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 week’s post, we’ll talk about choosing the perfect, uber-functional theme to design your website with. Then you’ll be off to the races, creating a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind blog, and well on your way to earning a profit!   Pssst. Not sure […]


16 Eye-Opening Blog & Biz Lessons from 2016

16 Eye-Opening Blog & Biz Lessons from 2016

  2016, you were one hell of a year.   When I compare my life today to my life one year ago, the difference is unreal. Like, cray cray.   Last December I was working a desk job I hated. I was living in a city that wasn’t the right fit for me and that was too far away from my family. And I was basically a sad ball-of-stress 24/7.   Take all of those things and flip them 180, and that’s what my life is like today. I work from home and have a career I absolutely love. I live in a beautiful home that’s less than a half hour drive from my parents’ house. Above all else, I’m […]


What to Do When NO ONE is Reading Your Blog…

What to Do When NO ONE is Reading Your Blog…

  Let’s be real for a minute here.   If you started your blog because you wanted to…   + Put yourself out there + Share valuable information with others + Reach out to people who need help and inspiration   NOTHING is worse than feeling like no one is reading your blog.   Ever felt that way before?   I have. And yea, it sucks.   It’s especially painful when you’ve spent hours and hours brainstorming, researching, drafting, editing, taking photos, publishing, and promoting – and the response is still a round of crickets.   I spent years blogging to an audience of about 3 people (give or take a few), and you know what? It felt super crappy […]