Career

04.06.22

Making a Career Change: What to Do When You Feel Stuck

I am often asked for career advice and it’s been a while since …

I am often asked for career advice and it’s been a while since I’ve shared my unconventional career path. After my maternity leave, medical leave, and stepping down from my old position, I wasn’t exactly in career mode. But starting in 2021, I began blogging full-time, which wasn’t that different …

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

01.11.22

On My Own: One Year Later

It feels like it only happened a few months ago, but was one …

It feels like it only happened a few months ago, but was one year ago that I announced my decision to step down from my role at The Everygirl. One year later, I can tell you without any hesitation that it was the right decision.  I wrote about leadership and …

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 …

Career

09.15.21

What If You Don’t Want to Be a Leader?

When the company I cofounded began to grow, I found myself in a …

When the company I cofounded began to grow, I found myself in a leadership position for the first time in my life. I was a boss – a role I hadn’t given any thought to, and one I was not prepared for. It often left me feeling out of place …

Personal

09.14.21

Walking Away From My Start-Up

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I …

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I am excited to share with you. The sale of my half of The Everygirl is now finalized. I am no longer an owner and am no longer a part of The Everygirl or The Everymom. This is …

Career

01.13.21

Q&A: Leaving The Everygirl & Future Plans

After sharing some big news earlier this week, I wanted to take the …

After sharing some big news earlier this week, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer some of the questions asked about why I’m leaving The Everygirl. It seems like there was some confusion as to why I decided to leave the day-to-day operations and what my plans will be …

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 …

Career

04.23.19

How Do You Do It All?

Someone recently messaged me. “How do you do it all?” This hustle culture …

Someone recently messaged me. “How do you do it all?” This hustle culture is an absolute nightmare. No one does “it all” – that is not how it works. We have teams, employees, childcare, partners, etc. We order take-out or have groceries delivered. My answer is simple. “I don’t.” But the …

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.

Career

04.04.18

How To Be Productive When You Work From Home

I started working from home when I launched my graphic design business back …

I started working from home when I launched my graphic design business back in 2007. As in eleven years ago. Even though The Everygirl got an office space in September 2016, I still work from home at least half the week, so it’s still very much a part of my life.

Career

01.04.18

The Networking Mistakes You Should Stop Making

The best part about blogging (for me) has been being able to inspire others …

The best part about blogging (for me) has been being able to inspire others by sharing what I’m going through – and getting to connect with people I otherwise never would have met. I can’t stand small talk but love getting to really know people. I love when readers message me to …

Career

11.20.17

6 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs

A few weeks ago, I talked about the things every entrepreneur should do when they’re …

A few weeks ago, I talked about the things every entrepreneur should do when they’re just starting out. The list can feel sort of endless and it’s scary not knowing exactly what steps to take to make your business grow. But there’s a whole other series of things to consider when starting …

Career

11.09.17

How I Went Full-Time With The Everygirl

It’s been six years since we started working on The Everygirl – a …

It’s been six years since we started working on The Everygirl – a site people often assume became an overnight success. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others without knowing their story, so today I’m partnering with American Express Blue Business Plus to talk about the steps it took …

Career

07.24.17

10 Ways to be Productive When You Work from Home

Working from home and running your own company sounds like a dream, doesn’t …

Working from home and running your own company sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? You can sleep in, do whatever you want, and don’t have to answer to anyone. 10 Ways to be Productive When You Work from Home.  10 Ways to be Productive When You Work from Home Lies. I worked …

Career

07.10.17

Lessons Learned in Self Employment

When I started designing blogs back in 2007, it wasn’t my intention to …

When I started designing blogs back in 2007, it wasn’t my intention to work for myself full-time. There was so much I didn’t know about managing clients, time, a company, and finances. I knew nothing. I launched a blog and then graphic design business 10 years ago then The Everygirl 5 …

Career

06.13.17

Should I Start a Blog?

I'm answering one of my most asked questions and sharing advice and lessons …

I'm answering one of my most asked questions and sharing advice and lessons learned after over 10 years of blogging.

Career

05.25.17

How to Organize Your Inbox

I'm about to change your life with these tips and tricks for a …

I'm about to change your life with these tips and tricks for a seamlessly organized inbox.

Career

02.07.17

How I Became a Blog Designer

When I asked what you wanted me to write about this year, my …

When I asked what you wanted me to write about this year, my career seemed to be a recurring theme. So let’s starts where it all began–a decade ago this coming April–with my blog and my graphic design business, The Design Girl. Have you stopped laughing? I’m really bad at …