Blogging can be fun and liberating because it’s a place where you can express your unique creativity and where you can allow your interests to shine. However, sometimes your interests change or you may decide on a new direction that you want to take your blog in, and that typically requires a re-brand or re-design.Read More
So you may be thinking, “My blog design doesn’t matter very much. As long as people come to my blog, it’s all good.” But the truth is, it DOES matter. Blogging is a very visually-driven industry. 9 times out of 10, people are drawn in by the visuals first. This could be the photography that you use, the graphics that you use, and how your website is laid out. Research shows that you only have about 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention once they land on your website.Read More
Paying attention to your blog traffic is absolutely necessary if you want to generate income from blogging. Sure, if your blog is just a hobby for you, it doesn't matter how much traffic you have. However, if you have goals to monetize your blog, having an audience that's steadily growing is important.I have been using Google Analytics to follow my blog traffic for years now.Read More
Starting a blog with high quality content is much more affordable than you might think. As the title of this post implies, you will need some technology-related tools to get started. However, it's pretty low-cost to get the tools you need. Once you get a decent camera, your monthly costs will be WAY less than what you pay for gas every month. lol.
When I started blogging, I only used 1 out of 5 of these tools, and that was Squarespace to host my website.Read More
Many bloggers struggle to find balance between consistently creating and promoting their blog content. I struggled with this, myself, after I started creating two new blog posts every week, when I was lifestyle blogging. A lot of time went into creating the blog content, plus I work full time, so I always felt like I was running out of time, when it came to promoting my content effectively. Here are my tips for overcoming that struggle so you can get more eyes on your content and build your blog traffic.Read More
I started blogging on the side of my 9-5 as a creative outlet to give me a place to use skills that I didn't have the opportunity to use in my day job. After blogging for a year or so, I started to notice that the key factor that determined if someone was able to monetize their blog or not was their consistency. I made a decision to become more consistent with my blog and compared to when I wasn't consistent, I practically tripled my website traffic. Below, I share the five tips that have helped me to keep this up!Read More