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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 […]


How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for 2018

How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for 2018

  You’ve made the exciting decision to start a blog in 2018. Go you!   You’ve landed in exactly the right place because today’s post is about how to start a blog in 6 simple steps. Because amidst the excitement and butterflies, I’m guessing the tech side of starting your blog maaaaybe has you a bit hung up. Am I close? There are probably a zillion questions rattlin’ around in your pretty little head right now. Things like…   + What exactly should I write about on my blog? (and will anyone actually read it?) + What should I name my blog? + Which blogging platform should I choose? WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace… And why are there so many freakin’ choices?! […]


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 […]