January 2018 Income Report

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January 2018 Income Report

January is the month of new beginnings, fresh starts and renewed motivation. I hit the ground running this month after having a super lazy December, during which my income visibly suffered! Things recovered in January and my income and traffic was up across the board due to some good old fashioned hard work. I’m excited … Read More

3 Brilliant Ways to Improve Jetpack’s “Related Post” Feature

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3 Brilliant Ways to Improve Jetpack’s “Related Post” Feature

Jetpack is a plug-in with a suite of powerful tools designed to help supercharge your WordPress blog. It’s actually made by the same creators of WordPress itself. Jetpack’s Related Post feature is extremely popular among bloggers as it provides an easy and reliable way to show similar posts that readers can click on at the … Read More

How I Used Tailwind to Increase My Pinterest Traffic by 4x

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How I Used Tailwind to Increase My Pinterest Traffic by 4x

What do all the five and six-figure bloggers have in common? Well, there’s a good chance they’re using a powerful Pinterest automation tool called Tailwind. Tailwind is a time-saving Pinterest scheduler you can use to automate the sharing of images from blogs to boards. Tailwind pins for you at the days and times you choose, … Read More

State of the Blog: 2017 Year in Review

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State of the Blog: 2017 Year in Review

2017 was the first full calendar year that I’ve been running a blogging business. In honor of this accomplishment, I’d like to take some time to review everything I’ve learned this past year, what worked, and what didn’t! Running a blog is no easy feat, and the fact that I did it while working a … Read More

December 2017 Income Report

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December 2017 Income Report

I put off writing this post all week because I’m so bummed at last month’s numbers. I can’t say I’m totally shocked, but I’m certainly disappointed. My income nosedived last month, and the only silver lining is that I think I know why. “Passive income” doesn’t work for my business. I decided to take the … Read More

10 FREE Feminine WordPress Themes for New Bloggers

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10 FREE Feminine WordPress Themes for New Bloggers

I’m going to go ahead and say something that isn’t a popular opinion online right now: New bloggers do not need to pay for a WordPress theme. Yep, I said it and I’ll say it again if needed. Don’t get me wrong – I am a big fan of professional, clean WordPress themes. Professional themes … Read More

November 2017 Income Report

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November 2017 Income Report

This November was really exciting for my blog’s income. I am super happy to announce that my income was up across the board. Ironically Black Friday was not a particularly profitable day. Rather, the month overall was fantastic. Sales were as consistent as they’ve ever been throughout the month (meaning there was a steady stream … Read More

How to Use a Personalized Email Address (Your Domain) for Sending Mailchimp Emails

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How to Use a Personalized Email Address (Your Domain) for Sending Mailchimp Emails

As a new Mailchimp user, you’ll likely be using a free email account at first to send out your business newsletters. As you grow you should think about setting up a custom domain email address for your business and using it to send out your email newsletters. Your newsletters will appear ten times more professional … Read More

How To Set Up A Custom Domain Email Address Using Zoho for FREE

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How To Set Up A Custom Domain Email Address Using Zoho for FREE

Creating a custom domain email address is essential for any business who owns a website. (And of course, every business should have their own website!) However, most services charge a monthly subscription fee for allowing you to host your emails with your own domain. The first time I created a custom email address, I did … Read More