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

Making this blog has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life and among one of the things that I am most proud of. Watching it grow and joining the amazing community of bloggers I have found has changed my perspective on everything. I can’t describe the feeling of setting goals and blowing them out of the water. If you haven’t thought about it already, I highly recommend starting a blog, whether it be a free blogspot, or a very official self-hosted wordpress. The Indie Chicks (a super cool site that you should totally check out!) is challenging bloggers to… View Post

So if you haven’t already noticed, I’m doing NaBloPoMo, meaning that I am posting every single day in the month of November. It’s been crazy if I’m being completely honest. But in a really good way, I feel motivated and pumped, not overwhelmed (yet!) I have a few things to thank for that: A handful of pre-written posts, a shocking amount of downtime the past few day, and my Google Calendar. This is the first month that I have ever completely devoted myself to Google Calendar, and let me tell you: It’s a game changer. I feel super organized, I don’t… View Post

If you follow a lot of blogs, you may notice some of them publish an income report. Despite that I have only been making any money at all for the past few months, I decided that I would start putting together a monthly income report as well. I struggled with this decision for a while, because I’ve always heard that it’s in bad taste to talk about money, but when it comes down to it I love reading income reports, I check Pinch of Yum everyday during the beginning of the month until theirs is up, and I honestly get so inspired… View Post