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!
Many people see me as an outgoing, some what carefree person, but truthfully I am a worrier. I am constantly fretting over being good enough. Making sure I hit the mark whether it be my business, my health, my looks, you name it. I think we all do this to a degree. But what I've realized is that life isn't going to wait for you. You do have to get comfortable with change- a big hardship for me. … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned from Working for Myself
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)