5 Ways New Bloggers Can Make Money Right Away

I once heard someone say, “Blogging as a business is a marathon, not a sprint.”  That was certainly true for me: I spent nine months working on my first blog, RVinspiration.com, full time before I got my first paycheck from Amazon for about $30. But what do you do if working full time for months is notContinue reading “5 Ways New Bloggers Can Make Money Right Away”

7 Features That Make Squarespace a Good Alternative to WordPress

WordPress has been the #1 blogging platform for years, but recently I created a blog for my Mom using Squarespace.com, and I have to admit, I was pretty impressed, and am now convinced that it’s a great option for bloggers, especially those who are “technology challenged”. In this blog post, I’ll go over some ofContinue reading “7 Features That Make Squarespace a Good Alternative to WordPress”

Why Your Opt-in Freebie Might Be Hurting Your Email List

You probably already know giving something away for free in exchange for an email address (also known as a “lead magnet”) is a very common and effective way to add subscribers to your email list.  But did you know offering a freebie could actually be hurting your list-building and email marketing efforts? Here are someContinue reading “Why Your Opt-in Freebie Might Be Hurting Your Email List”

5 Possible Reasons People Aren’t Signing Up for Your Email List

Do you have trouble getting website visitors to sign up for your email list?  One of these reasons may be why they’re not signing up. 1. Because they can’t. This first reason is fairly obvious: if you don’t have a form on your website that allows people to subscribe to your email list, they can’tContinue reading “5 Possible Reasons People Aren’t Signing Up for Your Email List”

How to Automate Your Blog’s Social Media Accounts

There was a point about a year into my blogging career where I felt like the most stressful part of running my website was finding time to regularly keep up with all my social media accounts. I felt like I could barely stay afloat and that it was keeping me from more important tasks.  IContinue reading “How to Automate Your Blog’s Social Media Accounts”

How Trello Can Help You Stay Organized As a Blogger

 One of my favorite blogging tools is a free task management software called Trello.  I first heard about Trello from my husband, who had used it at work, but when he first tried to show it to me I didn’t really feel I needed it. It wasn’t until I read a blog post by anotherContinue reading “How Trello Can Help You Stay Organized As a Blogger”

How I Stay On Track Toward My Blogging Goals

I’ve had several blogger friends tell me one thing they struggle with is staying on top of all the tasks that need to get done as well as staying on track with making progress toward their long term goals.  In short, a lot of bloggers (and entrepreneurs, and people who work from home….) struggle withContinue reading “How I Stay On Track Toward My Blogging Goals”

Tools & Resources for Bloggers

Below is a list of software, courses, and other resources I recommend either because I have either used them personally, know people who have used them, or know them to be valuable and of high quality.  Because I value these resources and wanted to recommend them to others, I joined their affiliate programs if theyContinue reading “Tools & Resources for Bloggers”

How to Get People to Share Your Blog

Promoting your blog is hard work, but if you can get your site visitors to promote your blog for you, your blogging life will be that much easier! Once you’ve managed to make people aware of your blog posts and actually click on them, how can you get them to also share your posts? StepContinue reading “How to Get People to Share Your Blog”

Plugins to Immediately Install On Your Blog

WordPress plugins add functionality to your website with the click of a button.While too many complex plugins can slow down your site, used sparingly, they are one of the main things that make WordPress such a great option for bloggers and website owners who don’t know how to write code. WordPress Plugins I Consider toContinue reading “Plugins to Immediately Install On Your Blog”