Hello friends! If you’ve been around you may recall me publishing my first ever income report last month. I am doing this for a few reasons: Accountability, so I can offer other bloggers advice, and so I can monitor my progress. I mentioned that this blog is my sole source of income, and I’m hoping to continue growing it and hopefully use my earnings to pay for grad school in 3 years. What I did in November: So, if you didn’t notice – I posted every single day in November. It was stressful, it was intense, and it was amazing.… View Post

Sorry that you haven’t heard from me in a few days! You may be thinking I needed a blogging detox after NaBloPoMo – but that’s not quite the case. I love blogging and last month was such a great challenge for me! Unfortunately now that I’m back at school again after Thanksgiving things picked up swiftly. As in I can count on my hands how many hours of sleep I’ve gotten the past three days. So that’s why I have been quite since Sunday – but now I’m back! Before I reflect on NaBloPoMo I want to share my new posting… View Post

I have a confession. As of today NaBloPoMo is kicking my butt. I was doing super good with keeping up on writing a blog post everyday and taking pictures and making graphics and dealing with SEO and posting to social media but now – it’s getting intense. It has been a wonderful journey thus far but I’ve finally start to get exhausted. I love blogging and posting everyday has been great – but boy is it time consuming. I was trying to come up with a list of things to blog about and I did come up with some ideas… View Post

I’ve always been pretty straight-forward with you guys when it comes to talking about money – I have been lucky enough to turn this wonderful hobby of mine into a job, and I know there are so many people who are curious about how they can do the same. I had some wonderful bloggers help me get on my feet so I feel like I should pay that forward and help any other bloggers when I can. When it comes to monetizing your blog, there are so many different avenues you can take: ads, affiliate, and sponsorships are some of the most common!… View Post

I’ve gotten to the point in blogging where I’m getting a lot of emails from other bloggers asking for advice (which I absolutely love, keep ’em coming!) And I’ve noticed that a lot of people have the same questions, and that I am giving the same advice out to a lot of people. So I thought if I compiled some of my most common recommendations here, people could get answers immediately, as opposed to having to wait for me to respond! So if you are looking for advice on growing your blog, you’ve come to the right place!   Who… View Post