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… 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… 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;… View Post

Happy New Year, everyone! This income report marks my first full year tracking my blog’s income, and I am still in a bit of disbelief over my being able to turn this into a full time job for myself! If you’ve been around for a while you know why I do these posts every month, but in case you’re new, let me explain: To monitor my growth. I take blogging seriously, and it’s something I hope to do for the rest of my life. It’s exciting and inspiring to be able to track my numbers and see what does and… View Post

You guys, I’m going to crack. I thought I could make it to the the New Year, but I can’t. I’m letting out my big secret that I’ve been keeping from y’all because I am weak. You know that project I’ve been teasing you with for over a month? Well I’m coming out with it: I’m starting another website. Ok, so I’ve got to keep some secrets under wraps so I’m going to keep hush hush on what the content is going to be (but feel free to guess in the comments below!), but I didn’t think it would be fair to… View Post