Your Complete Guide to Starting a Profitable Blog in 2024

Starting a blog in college changed the trajectory of my life – it opened the doors for me to move to New York City, start a career in tech, learn how to build and audience so I could then leave that career in tech to work for myself, and travel across the country with some of the coolest brands. I spent my early and mid twenties blogging, before stepping away for a bit while exploring other career paths (finding one in Name Consulting!), but I couldn’t stay away for long before the urge to blog came back. Beyond the opportunities…

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Earn Gift Cards for Holiday Shopping! ($10 Dollar Sign up Bonus!)

I love Christmas shopping and spoiling the people in my life, but I’m on a strict budget. Holiday shopping always requires careful saving and sales shopping to ensure that I don’t break the bank, but with the help of a site called Swagbucks, I’ve been able to stress a little less. I actually wrote about Swagbucks here, and I noticed that a lot of you signed up using my link, which is awesome! This post was originally published on November 7, 2014 and updated on November 17, 2023. But then I realized that if so many of you are signing…

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NYC Must Visits: Little Choc Apothecary

I lived in New York for a lot of 2016, and visited a dozen times for work since hten. Whenever someone asks me what I miss most about living in the city, the answer is easy. The food. Living in New York means you have access to whatever you want to eat. Even more, just about anything can be delivered to you in 25 minutes or less. Whenever I visit I feel like I discover a new hidden gem and I want to start sharing my must see’s in New York. With that said, it only felt natural to start off…

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The Bloggers Guide: Looking Good in Blog Pictures

Bloggers are forced to be the masters of a million different things: writing, SEO, social media, branding, and marketing. And most of us are the faces of our own brands so we also have to master the art of not looking like potatoes in our photos. It’s been a long and wild ride for me, but a million awkward photos later and I finally know how to pose for pictures. Case in point – my first fashion blog post to my most recent: One of these looks like a “first day of school” picture, and the other is a lot closer to…

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7 Ways to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

I’m big into shopping, but big into saving money, too. I love feeling fancy prancing around in new outfits, but I hate the feeling of an empty wallet so I have had to get a bit thrifty. When I was living in New York I was all about going to thrift stores to find new pieces, but in the midwest sifting through the Goodwill to find hidden gems turns out to be a bust more often than not, and while I still thrift from time to time I’ve also gotten good at finding beautiful and expensive looking pieces for a steal…

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