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

03.05.18

Your Career Questions Answered

A few weeks ago, I asked you what career Qs you had for …

A few weeks ago, I asked you what career Qs you had for me and then I never answered them. Sorry. But the time has come and I am finally answering your most-asked questions about my job as one of the founders of The Everygirl Media Group! I’ll get right …

Career

02.22.18

The Everygirl Turns 6 and a BIG Announcement

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ve heard the story, …

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ve heard the story, but I love a good anniversary post and this one’s a little different since there’s a BIG announcement for our growing company. In August, 2011, two 20-something Chicago bloggers who barely knew each other (My cofounder Alaina Kaczmarski …

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 …

Career

12.19.17

Advice for New Bloggers

I started blogging over ten years ago, so I like to think I’ve …

I started blogging over ten years ago, so I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about how it all works. From what advice I have to how I got my start, blogging is one of those topics I have been asked about pretty consistently over the past …

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 We 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. Lies. I worked from home from 2007 until we got an office last September. Nine. Years. I now spend anywhere from 2-3 days …

Career

07.10.17

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of 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 years later.

Career

Wellness

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

Wellness

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

05.24.17

My Interview with Entrepreneur

I'm talking about the lessons I learned making my own career path and …

I'm talking about the lessons I learned making my own career path and what led to the success of The Everygirl …

Career

02.22.17

The Everygirl Turns 5

The Everygirl is FIVE! We launched the site on 2.22.12, a day I remember …

The Everygirl is FIVE! We launched the site on 2.22.12, a day I remember like it was yesterday. I grabbed a bottle of wine and hopped in a cab heading to Alaina’s Southport apartment to celebrate the moment the site went live. And here we are a half a decade later! I was a …

Career

02.16.17

How We Launched and Grew The Everygirl

It was our 4th or 5th time meeting. A wine night at Alaina’s with …

It was our 4th or 5th time meeting. A wine night at Alaina’s with our friend Jess Lively and a photo shoot for Glitter Guide gave us time to chat and learn that we shared a common goal. To help young women like us–women who were not connected but wanted their dream job. Living …

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 …

Career

05.20.16

How I Launched and Grew my First Business

I started blogging without any real purpose or plan back in 2007. And …

I started blogging without any real purpose or plan back in 2007. And at the risk of sounding ancient, blogging isn't what it used to be. There were no thoughts of growing my site or partnering with brands. There was no instagram or snapchat. There weren't very many bloggers out there at all–nothing compared …

Career

03.31.16

A Day in the Life (and running The Everygirl)

After receiving a few requests for a “day in the life” post, I …

After receiving a few requests for a “day in the life” post, I decided to start writing. And nearly two months later, here I am hitting publish. Maybe it’s because it’s my life, or maybe it’s the fact that my day-to-day really isn’t that exciting (because it’s not), but I’m …

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Personal

02.22.16

The Everygirl Turns FOUR

Starting over in Chicago is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. It’s …

Starting over in Chicago is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. It’s where I learned how to be on my own, met people who have changed my life, and launched a website with a fellow Chicago blogger that would change everything. And today, that website turns four. The Everygirl was a …

Career

01.26.16

Office Essentials

Last week, I shared some tips on working from home. Today, I’m back …

Last week, I shared some tips on working from home. Today, I’m back with some of my favorite office accessories. An organized workspace, good lighting, and comfortable chair are key, but I’ve also found that surrounding yourself with a few things that inspire you can help make even the most …

Career

02.24.14

the time i launched a website and it turned two

I used to read through magazines, look at these beautiful multimillion dollar homes, …

I used to read through magazines, look at these beautiful multimillion dollar homes, at celebrities with photoshopped bodies, and very expensive clothing. This is obviously still a thing today, but I couldn’t (and still can’t) relate to any of it. And I wanted to do something about that, but wasn’t …

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