That's it. I'm calling you out. Yes, you. You're lurking. You want to start a blog, and you haven't yet. Or, maybe you are a blogger and you'd just like a boost. Regardless, I think a blog is the absolute best way to connect online, establish your goals, and even make money or a side income. It's as addicting as PokemonGo (speaking from someone who doesn't play video games) and can turn into a … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Start a Blog + Free Course!
I cannot believe this year is almost over. If you're like me, you're busy setting goals and resolutions for 2017. But don't forget about your blog! Maybe you'd like to grow your traffic, monetize it, and maybe even spend less time blogging and more time with loved ones. I know that sometimes I have a hard time balancing it all, so hopefully this post will help with that. This year I'm writing … [Read more...] about How to Have an Epic Blog in 2017 (+ Link Up Announcement)
Okay, you want to start a blog. But you KNOW there is tons of, well, crap out there that doesn't really help you go from blank slate to a real, profitable, thriving blog. There are lots of posts on how to blog, strategies and tips on growing your following, and guides on blogging. But what about a guide, from start to finish, on how to start a profitable lifestyle blog from scratch? This post is … [Read more...] about How to Start A Profitable Lifestyle Blog From Scratch
This year has been insane. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you KNOW I'm a sucker for recap posts. I love reflecting on the year and reminiscing. This post has a little bit of a different focus. This is my first full calendar year that I worked for myself. Full disclosure: it was the most stressful and wonderful thing ever. Oh wait, I also moved to Europe. Hmm... it's a toss up. … [Read more...] about 8 Of the Best Things I Did This Year to Grow My Blog and Business
"Can we be included in your holiday gift guide?" This is an email that I receive not only daily, but usually 5 times a day. It's now officially "holiday" season, which means brands know they need to get on our radar if they want to be included. Which is awesome. It usually means free stuff and money! But it can also be hard to figure out the terms of the deal, what you should ask, what you … [Read more...] about Your Guide to Holiday Blog Success (aka More Money and Free Stuff)
Let's face it: we all start out at 0. For the most part, all of us are on the same blog playing field when it comes to growing and establishing our online presence. When we start, we often wonder, what am I doing wrong? People might not be reading, or commenting, or following. But there are some definite things you can do right now to help with this. Since September marks 5 years of Helene in … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Did That Exploded My Blog