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

This post is sponsored by Wacom and Her Campus Media. I received the product free of charge. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Mostly Morgan possible! You guys, I have an insane month planned. I’ll be flying to New York next week and spending my time bouncing between airbnb’s while I apartment hunt. There is going to be a ton of adventure, new experience, and instability. The one thing that will be a constant, though, is my need to keep on top of my creative projects and blogs. Given that I’ll be moving around (and keeping busy at a new internship!) I am prepared to be doing a lot on the go and under unique circumstances and thought I’d share my plan of attack with you all! Staying Productive as a Creative on the Go. Find the wifi. Today’s creative entrepreneurs (and people in general!) tend to be reliant on computers – so when you’re on the go (or know you’ll be without wifi!) it’s important to scope out wifi cafes or hotspots. If you’re in a big city like I’ll be, it’s a bit easier but no matter where you are chances are you’ll have a… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In the last few weeks I’ve been getting a true taste of self-employment. For the first time in my life I’m not in school and so there is no automatic structure to my life. Rather than following a set schedule I have been making my own rules, and that’s something that can be really dangerous. It would be so easy to fall into a cycle of laziness and Netflix binges, which are usually paired with bad decisions elsewhere (namely sleep and diet.) I didn’t realize how hard it would be to take care of myself while doing the self-employment thing full time, but so far I’ve been doing well with some rules and scheduling I put in place. Because taking care of yourself is tricky while self-employed, I thought that I would share the tips I’m following to keep myself in check! Stick to a schedule. Structuring your day is so important. Yes, you have the freedom to do what you want when you want, but without structure this can start to be a bad thing. If you’re constantly flying by the seat of your… View Post

Happy February, everyone! It’s a new month which means it’s time to publish my income report! I’ve been doing these for over a year now in order to show bloggers that monetization is possible, to hold myself accountable, and to track my progress. I’m keeping this income report a little shorter than usual, because if I’m being honest – there wasn’t much strategy behind it. In the coming months I’ll be moving away from sponsored posts and ads, and I spent all of January setting up the ground work to do so. Before taking out expenses, I made over $2000 in January which is awesome, but that was largely from sponsored posts. Now there are some bloggers who are super anti-sponsored posts and refuse to do them. While I will be moving away from them in the future, that doesn’t mean I won’t do one or two a month, or that I think they are bad. I just plan on investing the time I would be corresponding with brands, sending drafts for approval, and ensuring all guidelines are met into creating my own products, something I spent a lot of January doing. What I did in January. Alright, like I said – every spare… View Post

This post is written in collaboration with Dell. All opinions are my own. You guys know I love blogging – I talk about it all the time! Recently I started up a second blog all about blogging and business and I was worried that having to manage a second blog would make it overwhelming and less fun. Luckily, all of that worrying was for nothing. My blogging process is second nature by this point, and adding a second site to the mix really wasn’t too stressful at all. I like being able to blog as a job because of the freedom I have; I set my own hours, I write about what I want, and I am truly in control.   A little over a month ago I switched computers to the Dell Intel XPS 13 because it lets me have complete freedom that I have been chasing as a blogger. There are a million different reasons why I love my Dell for blogging, but I really need to harp on three of the most important: the size, the card reader, and the battery life! I’m a small laptop girl, I just am. My first computer was big and clunky and just not portable. My Dell, on the other hand,… View Post