They’re back! I took a (way too long) hiatus on posting income reports when I was living in New York City. While I was there I had way too much going on to prioritize actively seeking partnerships and blogging opportunities. Over the past few months, my highest month’s income was just shy of $4000 in July and my lowest was $1600 in May. Now you might be thinking, “Why the heck is this internet stranger sharing how much money she makes with all of us?” And I get you, if I weren’t in the blogging world as deep as I am, I’d find it weird too. When I started blogging I had no clue that there was money to be made, and bloggers like Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, Melyssa Griffin, and byRegina all inspired me with their income reports. Furthermore, blogging has opened my eyes to a world outside of the traditional “college>degree>9-5>retire>die” track that I so desperately wanted to escape and if I can help open other people’s eyes to the potential blogging holds – well that’s a win in my book. WHAT I DID IN SEPTEMBER September was a big month of getting back on brands’ radars. Like I said,… View Post

Anyone who spends any amount of time with me in real life knows I’m the world’s biggest proponent for starting a blog. No matter who you are, where your passions lie, and what your goals are: blogging can benefit you in a million different ways. First off, starting a blog is easy. Trust me – I started mine on a serious whim in the middle of the night with no trouble at all. So if you’re trying to say, “but it’s too complicated….” then you’re really overestimating most of us bloggers. I’m flattered when people seem to equate blogging to rocket science, but it really isn’t. Now onto the life changing stuff. Blogging has changed my life for the better. It’s put me on a new career path, helps me make a living, and has introduced me to some of the most incredible, big-hearted people I know. But enough about me, I want to talk about you and more specifically why you should start a blog. You can make money First and foremost, let’s get this out of the way: blogging is a great way to make money. While I tend to average around $2000 a month after expenses, there are… View Post

The past year has held a lot of firsts for me: the first time living on my own, the first time moving away from home, and the first time travelling on my own. Last summer I boarded a plane by myself for the first time to visit my best friend in Texas, and then did it again two weeks later to go to New York for Her Conference. Her Conference is a conference put on by Her Campus every year for young women in the media. This is a place where bloggers, journalists, and students with huge dreams gather together to network and learn from each other. Last year Her Conference changed my trajectory for good. For the first time I was surrounded by people who wanted the same things I did, and people who were actually doing what I had only ever dreamt of. At the time I was a college student who was satisfied but not excited about where my life was going and Her Conference opened my eyes and helped me realize that yes what I want is possible, but not unless I do something about it. Meeting Hilary Rushford at last year’s conference So I started… View Post

Another month, another income report! Like last month, I’m a little late with this. I feel like I always tell you how busy I’ve been and how much things have been changing – but this month that’s for real the case. In case you didn’t know, I packed up and moved to NYC. It was last minute, unexpected, and a crazy decision that I don’t regret at all. I got a job offer and decided to go for it, so now you can see me posting over on the Teachable blog in addition to my own! With that said, if you’re a blogger you know the drill when it comes to working with brands: They reach out, you talk and negotiate, a publish date is set for roughly a month in the future. Given that I only knew for a month before moving that I’d be coming to New York, I had an overloaded plate for the craziness this past month would be. I didn’t post much besides things I was contracted to do and I felt way overwhelmed. But this weekend I’ve not only caught up, but I’ve gotten ahead which means I’ll be posting a lot of great content in… View Post

It’s that time again! I have gotten a handful of emails asking when I’d get my income report up (sorry for my tardiness, things have been crazy!) but it’s finally time to publish my February income report! I feel like I say this every month (and I probably do) but February was crazy, like really crazy. I found out I was moving to New York at the same time I was launching a course, I found an apartment – didn’t get it, found another apartment – didn’t get it, and am prepping to move to NYC to live in airbnb’s until I can get my apartment act together. Basically what I’m trying to say is that my poor blogs were grossly neglected while I tried to juggle the planning that comes along with moving across the country. March is a month of getting my act back together (to keep from losing my mind!) and setting the groundwork for a seamless next quarter. Now that I’ll be living in the city I am excited to be able to chase bigger opportunities and rub shoulders with some amazing minds! What I did in February… Cried. (Totally kidding, haha!) but I wasn’t too far off some… View Post