Think of your blog as a house, with each piece of your blog being a different room. The host is the kitchen where all the magic gets cooked up. As the master chef it's up to you to make sure things run smoothly and all the right ingredients get put into place. You need to make sure you have the secret sauce that makes your blog stand out, a clean house that makes it easy to find what you need, a … [Read more...] about 5 Things A High Traffic Blog Needs
I remember when a media kit was first requested of me. "A what? How? Isn't that for people that are celebrities? What should I include? How should it be formatted? Why is this necessary? Maybe I just don't want to work with this company...". I was a little stressed over the idea of a media kit. It felt like something only really important people needed (wrong, also we are all important) and felt a … [Read more...] about How to Create a Meaningful Media Kit for Your Blog + FREE Template!
Instagram has gone through some major changes over the past few years. From being a favorite picture sharing app to actually creating avenues for influencers to make money and grow their business it's not going away anytime soon. Instagram remains one of the powerful and dominating apps in the industry. I think it's in part because we get to continually communicate in a visual way. Having a large … [Read more...] about 3 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Instagram
I'm going to say something controversial, so sit down and put down the coffee (or wine, I don't judge) for a moment: SEO is ruining your blog. Or, if I wanted to do this the correct way for search engines "SEO is killing your blog and here's how to fix it." So much so, that I'm done with it in a major way. We are so often told how to blog. It entails taking beautiful pictures, writing great … [Read more...] about Why SEO is KILLING your blog
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." Saint Augustine was right. But man, traveling isn't cheap. What if you could leverage your blogging skills to pay for say, a flight, a hotel room, food, or an experience? Or even... all of the above? People want to know: How do you make money traveling OR how do you get paid to travel? Let me tell you, working as a full time … [Read more...] about FULL GUIDE: How To Land Sponsored Travel as a Blogger
Oh Instagram, you saucy little minx. You seem to be the topic of so many conversations. From the right strategies to grow, the rumors of Instagram banning accounts (shadowbanning), to the tips and tricks on how to use Instagram as a tool to drive traffic and even make money, it seems there is so much to grasp. One thing I've learned: a lot of followers doesn't matter. An engaged following matters. … [Read more...] about How I Doubled My Instagram Following in 5 Months (+ FREE Hashtag Library)