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Ultimate Social Media Resource | Build a community, increase traffic and gain followers

Hey! If you’re interested in this, check out my Ultimate Blogging Resource for my tips with staying organized, building strong content and earning money online 😊 If you’re like me, you probably spend tons of time online, scrolling through Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. You’ve also probably seen all types of sponsored posts, Instagrammers with #ad in their captions, and YouTube videos that seem more like commercials than anything else. But have you also wondered how people make a living off their social media channels? How people can somehow build communities and get their content out into the world without having to put out tons of money for advertising? Because I have! I’m envious of those who can turn their platforms into money-generating machines, however it isn’t as impossible as it may seem. Here’s everything you need to get a head-start in building your very own active Internet community and turn a real profit from your social media posts. *Quick Disclaimer: I’m not going to tell you to track your analytics and know your target audience and times/days …

Ultimate Blogging Resource | Stay Organized, Gain Followers & Make Money Online

I’m going to take some guesses here: You love blogging, love the community, love taking photos, writing, and being a part of something awesome. But you also want to amp up your blogging game, you’re finding it hard to stay organized, balance your work and blog life (I know, it’s tough), you want to gain followers, work with brands, get free stuff, and make money. Right? Right. Well, listen. I’ve been blogging for a little over 6 years and only in the last few months (February-May) have I started really taking it seriously. I switched domains, applied what I know about marketing and SEO to my blog, searched high and low for the best affiliate programs and influencer management companies – and I’m really proud to be able to say that I paid my student loan bills last month just from money I earned from my blog and socials! How did I do it? Well, I did it by following all the tips I’ll list here. (I will also be creating an Ultimate Social Media Resource, so keep …

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What It’s Like To Work From Home

Have you ever dreamed of working from home? Are you tired of waking up early in the morning, leaving the house when it’s dark and coming home when it’s dark? Do you wish you could say goodbye to the office for good and work according to your own schedule? Want to work in your pajamas? Guess what! It’s not totally out of reach! In total, I’ve worked from home for a few years and while it isn’t for everyone, I personally love it. I love the flexibility that comes with it, and I love that I can work from anywhere and I’m not necessarily tied to one place. It definitely takes a certain type of person. You need to be self-motivated, organized, and able to work in a solo environment. Important! If you are prone to laziness, get distracted easily and/or need other people or an office-like environment in order to stay on task, working from home may not be the best option for you!  However, if you’re still considering starting a work-from-home position, this …

10 Blog Topics That Generate Tons of Traffic (and how to promote them!)

Whether you’re just starting out with your blog, or you’ve been blogging forever, everyone can use a few new ideas here and there. I write for a living, but even I need inspiration sometimes! So I put together this list of my favorite traffic-generating blog post ideas. Happy writing! 1. How-To What do you do when you need to know how to do something? You Google it. And guess what? So does everyone else. This is basic SEO: If tons of people are searching “How to bake a pecan pie” and you write a blog about baking a pecan pie, they will land on your site! Side note: When I wrote my blog on Pecan Pie, I wrote it because I had just done it and I was proud of myself. Ironically, the next day, “Pecan Pie” was trending on Pinterest! Win-win! So, the best way to make sure you write posts that will generate a lot of traffic, is to make sure you know what is trending at the time. 2. Recipes Since I …