Blogging

04.05.22

How Do Bloggers Make Money?

It seems that no one really understands how blogging works. I get it …

It seems that no one really understands how blogging works. I get it – it’s confusing. I am sharing this with the hope that I’ll be able to provide some clarity. It’s sharing the real stuff, helpful tips, and making women feel less alone that makes me feel inspired. That’s …

Blogging

03.30.22

How to Start and Grow a Blog

I started my first blog 15 years ago, and last year was my …

I started my first blog 15 years ago, and last year was my first year as a full-time blogger without another income Could I have gone full-time sooner? Yes. Definitely. But I had a design business and then two other websites to run, so my blog was always something I …

Career

03.25.22

Easy Graphic Design Tips for Your Business and Blog

When I started blogging in 2007, I had no idea what I was …

When I started blogging in 2007, I had no idea what I was doing or where it would take me. From attempting to navigate complex design programs and eventually, organizing partnerships, and designing invoices and media kits – it was all so new. Whether you want to start a blog …

Career

12.17.21

The Business of Blogging: Sponsored Content and Affiliate Links

My job is one that didn’t exist not that long ago, and it …

My job is one that didn’t exist not that long ago, and it seems that there is a lot of confusion (understandably so!) about how it all works. If you asked me to explain the inner-workings of blogging and partnerships just a few years ago, I would have had a …

Blogging

06.30.21

The Best Mirrorless Camera for Family Photos and Blogging

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get …

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get asked what kind of camera I use. Two years later, you can now visit my blog, search “digital camera” or “mirrorless camera” and this post will show up. You’re welcome and also, sorry it took me over …

Blogging

04.20.21

What I Learned When I Took a Break From Influencing and Sponsored Content

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many …

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many people, as through social media or traditional media.” I’m not sure what it is, but the title of “influencer” can feel a little cringey. Influencing for good is a good thing, but when it refers to influencing …

Career

01.11.21

Making a Major Life Change

Even though I’ve had a few weeks to process this news, this announcement …

Even though I’ve had a few weeks to process this news, this announcement feels like a big deal. Making a major life change is huge, and sharing it here makes it (really) real. In 2012, I cofounded The Everygirl. I was in my late 20s, single, had zero connections, and …

Blogging

04.25.19

Let’s Talk About Sponsored Content and Gifted Product

This post is one that’s long overdue, so today, I’m going to talk …

This post is one that’s long overdue, so today, I’m going to talk about brand partnerships, sponsored content, affiliates, and gifted product. How it all works, why it’s not selling out, and why getting paid is actually an important part of what we (bloggers/content creators) do. So let’s talk about sponsored …

Blogging

01.09.19

Your Blogging Questions Answered

I'm answering your blogging Qs from whether it's too late to start a …

I'm answering your blogging Qs from whether it's too late to start a blog to how it all works.