Category: Website and Blogging

Side Hustle Series: Interview with a Digital Marketing and SEO Consultant

Side Hustle Series: Interview with a Digital Marketing and SEO Consultant

Side hustles and the idea of working from home are getting more and more popular these days as busy parents yearn for more flexibility and a better work-life balance. I previously shared how affiliate marketing can be an incredible side-hustle, and now I am sharing an interview with a digital marketing and SEO consultant! Starting a part-time SEO consulting business from home doesn’t take as much as you might think, as the lovely Claudia will explain below. The best part is SEO consulting hourly rates are quite lucrative, so the hours of work required to reach a goal can be much […]

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How to Hide a Pinterest Image in your Blog Post

How to Hide a Pinterest Image in your Blog Post

I get it.  Pinterest images are HUGE. And sometimes they just don’t look that great in your post. Would you rather hide Pinterest images in your blog posts?   Images that are Pinterest-optimized are big and tall and beautiful, but they do take up a lot of visual space in your blog post. This isn’t always a problem, especially when you use these images to break up text and have the blog visually skimmable. I sometimes put my largest image, or one of them if I have several Pinnable images, at the bottom of the post. Like I did with […]

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How to Rock Affiliate Marketing, Interview with an Expert

How to Rock Affiliate Marketing, Interview with an Expert

If you’ve been in the blogging sphere for any length of time, you’ve heard many bloggers tout affiliate marketing as one of their biggest income streams. There’s good reason – some bloggers are killing it! I want to be one of those bloggers too, and I’m sure many of my friends reading this would love that as well. That’s why I wanted to introduce you to Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. This lady, listen up, is amazing. She has mastered this affiliate marketing thing and makes at least $50,000 a month! I know I’d love to be her when I […]

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Planning to Rock this Blog in 2017

Planning to Rock this Blog in 2017

Blogging is a wonderful journey. Not only is it a creative outlet and a way to connect with some other amazing people from around the world, and can also be a profitable venture as well. You know by now that I like to set goals, both lofty long term and smaller scale monthly ones. You’ve seen my monthly Gratitude and Goals posts as well as the check-ins for the year-long goals. If you read my recent year-end check in post, you saw how my year got quite a bit derailed and so my goals got reprioritized. Since there is still some […]

Posted December 22, 2016 by Julie in TopPosts, Website and Blogging, / 6 Comments
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Blog Income Report for 2016

Blog Income Report for 2016

I haven’t done a formal blog income report before, but I thought I would give one a try. I want to be helpful to my readers, and one way to do that is through transparency and honesty in the results I’m seeing. I want us all to grow together; whether you’re a new or seasoned blogger, we can help each other with our goals. I rebranded my blog in January of this year – this meant a new name, new look, refined purpose – everything.  More recently, I got a redesign to refresh my brand and present my readers with a […]

Posted December 21, 2016 by Julie in Website and Blogging, / 23 Comments
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How to Cycle your Social Media Shares for FREE with RecurPost

How to Cycle your Social Media Shares for FREE with RecurPost

I recently learned about RecurPost.com, and so far it seems to be the only free option for a huge library of posts. It did take me some tinkering to set up my Twitter recurring posts, so I thought I’d do a quick tutorial on how to set up your social media shares using the RecurPost platform. For this tutorial, I’m setting up shares for my Facebook Page. Edited to add: The free version is up to 100 items in your library. That’s a whole lot, but it isn’t infinite. Still, it is way more than the other options out there. Using […]

Posted November 1, 2016 by Julie in TopPosts, Website and Blogging, / 6 Comments
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An Amazing Blogging Toolkit You Won’t Want to Miss

An Amazing Blogging Toolkit You Won’t Want to Miss

I don’t always share a blog post about bundle deals, but when I do, it’s because it will blow your mind! You’re only going to care about this if you’re a blogger, or an aspiring blogger. If you’re a pro at this game and know everything there is to know about blogging, just skip to the next post.  This toolkit is meant to help the rest of us, non-experts. Those of us struggling to make our blog fulfill our dreams.     As an affiliate, I got a chance to check out the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit bundle early, so I jumped […]

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Take Your Blog to the Next Level with These Steps

Take Your Blog to the Next Level with These Steps

Blogging is something that you have to work on continually. A blog is never completed, and that’s what’s good about them. There is always room for you to improve it and change what you do to attract more people. If you’re looking to take your blog to the next level, here are the steps you’ll need to take.   Get a Real Domain Name   Start by making sure that your blog has a clear and relevant domain name. The truth is, many blogs don’t. People usually start out with a free platform and a use a free domain name, […]

Posted August 24, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Sponsored, Website and Blogging, / 2 Comments
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Tips to Rebrand Your Blog

Tips to Rebrand Your Blog

Today I am sharing my guest post that I wrote for Cassie of Mommy, RN.   Both Cassie and I have gone through a major rebranding on our blogs in the past year and can commiserate with each other that it takes some work and planning. I wanted to share some lessons that I learned in my rebranding process so if you feel the desire to rebrand your blog (or start a new one) you can be prepared. Click through to read my Tips for Rebranding Your Blog on Mommy, RN.   I shared my rebranding journey on my blog […]

Posted August 7, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Website and Blogging, / 0 Comments
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How I Exponentially Increased my Pageviews using Pinterest

How I Exponentially Increased my Pageviews using Pinterest

To be taken seriously as a blogger, you need page views.  Lots of page views. But visitors don’t magically show up; they need to be lured over to our wonderful creations on the web. While there are many avenues our ideal readers can take before finding themselves hanging out on our blogs, I found that Pinterest has consistently been my top performer. At least 80% of my visitors arrive via a Pin either I or someone else has shared. Using Google Analytics, you can find out if Pinterest is a huge traffic source for your blog, too. Go to Google Analytics […]

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