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
Picture Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." That red head knew one thing for sure: she wanted her man but more than that, she wanted her voice back. Why? Because if you don't have that, then how can you truly be yourself? *Cue dramatic Disney orchestra music playing.* Forget the idea of a niche. Take away the notion of pigeon-holing yourself into a category. Almost every successful blogger that I read … [Read more...] about How To Find Your Blogging Voice
There are so many rules when it comes to building a successful, money making blog: use SEO, make it pretty, write engaging posts. The list goes on. Whether you're brand new or a pro, I know you've heard it before. But I think that you can create a blog that you love, that others RUSH to, that makes you income, without selling your soul. You can make money blogging, let me be the first to tell … [Read more...] about How To Make Money Blogging (Without Selling Your Soul)
You guys I am so excited right now. I'm trying to very thoughtful and write a cool intro to this post but all I can think is: did you see I made a quiz?! Alright, time to get real. Because I want to explain the immense thought and careful crafting behind this blogging quiz. One of the best ways to grow your blog is to have an understanding of what your audience wants to see PLUS your unique … [Read more...] about QUIZ! What Kind of Blogger Are You?
If I had a fairy blog-mother the one thing I'd ask for is pageviews. (Side note, I'll ask the Instagram Genie for authentic followers). This is the lifeblood of your bad ass blog. I know you've heard from the experts that you need a pretty layout, a newsletter, and a social media strategy. While that helps boost your blog and I agree, those are tips to improve your blog. But think about it: all of … [Read more...] about How I Doubled My Pageviews in 6 Months