50 Easy Ways to Save Money This Year

50 ways to save more money in 2018

If you’re like most people, chances are that you had at least one financial goal in your new year’s resolution this year. And whether that might include making more or investing more, who wouldn’t say yes to saving a bit more too? If the idea of saving up for a rainy day conjures up images of going without or having no fun, worry no more. I’ve gathered my top 50 favorite and completely painless ways to make saving for that vacation a breeze. Without further ado, let’s dive into them! Save Money on Groceries This post contains affiliate links. For […]

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10 Unusual Ways to Find Killer Blog Post Ideas

When you’re a new blogger, it feels like you have an endless supply of post ideas. You have so much to say, so much ground to cover, that it seems you’ll be covered for years. Until it happens. Writer’s block. Suddenly your nonstop flow of ideas comes to a crashing halt, your posts come few and far between, and your blog grows a little stale. But writer’s blog doesn’t have to stick around. All you need is a little spurt of inspiration to get those gears turning again. Today I want to give you my top 10 insider’s tips on […]

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15 Canva Font Pairs for Viral Pins

It seems like Pinterest is the place to be for traffic these days (it was for me!). But there could be one simple thing that can make your pin a flop or a viral success. Your pin’s look! No matter how good the content is, if a pin doesn’t “pop”, it’s not going to get clicked on. And while there are a ton of free stock photo sites and just about as many design sites, it can all look “off” without the right font combinations. Your font choice can do just as much as your colors or images – and […]

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5 Apps That Will Take the Stress Out of Blogging

Whether you’re a new blogger or an old vet, it always seems that there’s more to do than time to do it. And since we can’t always be in front of our laptops, it helps to have some useful apps on hand when you’re on the go. Luckily, I’ve found 5 kick-ass apps that will help you keep on top of your ever-growing blog to-do list. From time saving apps to productivity trackers and writing trackers, here are some apps sure to lighten the load. VSCO Chances are that you use some visual-based social media for your blog, whether that’s […]

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How to Make Big Bucks Writing Blog Posts

“Content is king.” How many times have you heard that phrase in the past year? But the fact remains – great writing, from social media posts to blogging, is the cornerstone of most companies’ marketing strategy these days. The truth is though, that most companies have neither the time nor the know-how to get it done. And that means big bucks for upstart freelancers like you. Small mom n’ pop shops and big-time corporations alike are looking for freelancers to keep their blogs fresh, sometimes to the tune of $75 or more per post. And while those rates might not […]

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5 Tasks You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant for

Chances are that you got into self-employment for a myriad of attractive reasons. Work at any time of day or night, lounge in your pyjamas, and have an unlimited income potential – who could say no to that? But here’s the thing: when you’re a one-woman show, your potential can only go so high. You know that between writing posts, promoting them, balancing email, and building your strategy, there simply isn’t enough time to do it all. Sometimes you might even find yourself in a panic wondering if you made the right decision – you left the corporate world to […]

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How to Take Pinnable Flat-Lay Pics Like a Pro

It’s no secret that Pinterest is one of the greatest sources of traffic for many bloggers (especially if you have a Pinterest manager – wink, wink) . But with it being a visual-based social media platform, it’s critically important that your pins draw attention and get people to click. Best way to do that? With eye-catching, unique photography that you take yourself. Not a photographer? No problem! Today we’ll go over how to take stunning flat-lay pics that will skyrocket your blog’s social media game in no time. Pinterest Inside Secrets No matter what your photography skills look like, there […]

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How to Create an Ideal Reader Persona for Your Blog

I’ll be honest. When I first started blogging, I thought a lot of traditional newbie blogger advice was doohickey. “You need to wait a year before you’ll see any money.” “You need to get on every social media platform and spend 3 hours a day on each.” “You need to have an ideal reader persona put together.” When you’re a new blogger, you simply don’t have time to follow all the “shoulds” you’re bombarded with. You’ve got to prioritize. Which is why many a new blogger skips the ever-important step of figuring out just who you’re writing for. And if […]

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10 Places to Find Gorgeous Free Stock Photos

As bloggers, we know all too well how important good graphics are in creating shareable content. However, if you’re not a natural-born photographer, it can often feel like you’re stuck with cheap, cheesy stock pics or top-dollar designer photos. Worry not, friends! Here I have 10 places to find incredible free stock photos for your blogging pleasure! 1. Unsplash My favorite place to search for free stock photos, Unsplash makes it incredibly easy to find the perfect, high-resolution image for your blog post. Content is added all the time, and it’s honestly the most top-notch free stock option I’ve seen […]

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How to Save 20+ Hours Every Week as a Blogger

With how much there is to do as a blogger, it can easily be a full-time job or more. You can spend 60 hours every week bouncing from social media management to graphic design to comment moderation and still barely find time to write content in the first place! There’s no doubt that all of us could stand to shave a few hours off the ever-growing to-do list every week. Thankfully, there are dozens of tools designed to help bloggers do just that. Here are my favorite ways to save twenty or more hours every week. Boardbooster – Save 7 […]

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