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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My 2017 In Review: A Year of Extremes and New Beginnings

So Whew, what a year! Maybe it’s the leaps in personal growth or maybe it’s the rocky political climate here in America, but 2017 felt like perhaps the longest, most transformative year of my life. It was no doubt a year of extreme highs and extreme lows. There have been times of soul-shattering sadness and times of unprecedented clarity and peace. And with such great extremes and so much progress, the end of the year makes for a great time to reflect and process while planning key goals for 2018. A Snapshot of 2017 Previously, sometimes from busyness and sometimes […]

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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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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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10 Secrets to Writing Sexy Blog Headlines

When you’re writing a killer blog post, it’s easy to make the headline an afterthought. After all, the most important part is the post itself, isn’t it? The fact is that 80% of people never make it past the headline. There would simply be no point in writing a time-consuming article if no one reads it. The solution? Learn to write bolder, sexier headlines that hook readers from the start. But with 2 million blog posts being published every day, there is obviously a lot of competition. How can you rise above the noise and really resonate with your readers? […]

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10 Side Hustles You Can Start for $100 or Less

Whether it’s the rising cost of living or the dread of an unfulfilling job, many people these days are looking to side hustles to build a better life. And while these side gigs are usually hobby-based or simple, many people find such success with their side hustles that they are able to say goodbye to their hum-drum day job for good! Sound far-fetched? From self-published authors who make $5k every month to bloggers who rake in $1.5 million a year, side hustling is clearly something that, with work, can become highly profitable. Ready to sink your teeth into a side […]

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