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My passion is to educate & empower others to start a profitable blog and have an attitude of perseverance, not perfection!

From Corporate Employee to Successful Entrepreneur

Freedom Friday Interview with Katie Ferro - November 30, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Katie Ferro, Founder of Orderly Accounting. Katie is a Certified Public Accountant, entrepreneur, and a passionate supporter of small businesses. She has helped many...

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How to Create and Use a Social Media Content Calendar

To successfully manage social media for your business or blog, it’s essential to use a social media content calendar. A content calendar will allow you to consistently post engaging content every day which will help you grow your following and increase engagement with...

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How to Schedule Social Media Posts Without Spending A Dime

Whether you’re a brand new blogger or seasoned entrepreneur, managing all the social media channels for your business and learning how to schedule social media posts can be overwhelming and feel like a full-time job. Each social media channel has unique quirks to...

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How He Grew His Online Business With a Spirit of Giving

Freedom Friday Interview with Bobby Klinck - November 16, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Bobby Klinck, the founder of Your Online Genius. Bobby is an intellectual property attorney focused on helping entrepreneurs protect their online businesses and to do...

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Creating a Resilient Mindset and a Thriving Business

Freedom Friday Interview with Tanya Lochner - November 9, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Tanya Lochner, an intuitive wealth and business strategist who helps entrepreneurs thrive (not just survive) while growing a business with impact and income. Tanya...

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Instagram Marketing Tips From 7 Brands Who Have #NailedIt

Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms in the world with over 500 million daily active users. If you're a small business owner or blogger, it's a pretty good chance your ideal customer is on Instagram. The social media app has over 1 billion users in...

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How to Build Your Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Freedom Friday Interview with Jim Traister - November 2, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Jim Traister, founder and CEO of HospitalityFan, a full-service marketing agency. Jim’s team has produced some great results for his customers and they have even...

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65 Social Media Questions to Increase Engagement

Throughout my marketing career, I have run a lot of experiments and tests on the various personal and professional social media channels I manage. Of all the different types of posts I make, questions generate the most comments and likes. Not only will asking...

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From Corporate Employee to Founder and CEO of a SaaS Company

Freedom Friday Interview with Hassan Riggs - October 19, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Hassan Riggs, founder and CEO of Smart Alto, a text messaging platform that helps real estate agents nurture leads, clients, and referrals. Smart Alto is a Y Combinator...

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The Complete Calendar of Social Media Holidays for 2019

The Complete Calendar of Social Media Holidays for 2019: 46 Holidays Perfect for Small Business Owners to Celebrate on Social Media Do you manage the social media channels for your business or the company you work for? If so, you know how difficult it can be to find...

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Quit Her 9-to-5 Job and Built a 7-Figure Brand

Freedom Friday Interview with Brittany Darrington - September 28, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Brittany Darrington, owner of The Corporate Misfit Club, Corporate Misfits Apparel, The BD Team, and Ella Rose Creatives. Brittany Darrington is a serial...

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From Failed Business to $60,000 a Month

Freedom Friday Interview with Vandita Joshi - September 21, 2018 This Freedom Friday interview is with Vandita Joshi, a mother of two and a serial entrepreneur. Ten years ago, Vandita finished grad school and joined a typical corporate life in NYC. Thereafter, she...

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How to Create Stunning Pinterest Images That Go Viral

In this post, I am going to teach you how to create stunning Pinterest images that generate clicks and repins on Pinterest and possibly even go viral! Do you know what it takes to get traffic from Pinterest?   First, you need to add images to Pinterest that link back...

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Podcast: How I Quit My Job (And Became a Full-Time Blogger)

Last week I got to sit down with Cole Lindbergh, the host of The Kansas City Podcast. Things get real honest as I share my story about taking life into my own hands and grabbing the bull by the balls. You'll hear all the ups and downs leading up to my decision to...

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Podcast: Explode Your Traffic With Pinterest

 Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to spend some time with Ken Baker, host of the Go Build Your Business Podcast. Ken interviews entrepreneurs to learn how they're building their businesses. I was lucky enough to be the featured entrepreneur on Episode 42 of...

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7 Essential Tools and Resources to Start a WordPress Blog

There’s more than one way to start a WordPress blog. Frankly, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. If you’re just starting out, it can be extremely overwhelming to figure out which tools, resources, and software you need to build your blog. To help you overcome...

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Should I Start a Blog? 15 Reasons You Should Start a Blog

Blogging can be a fun hobby, a killer marketing strategy, or even a lucrative career. In fact, many small business owners have built successful businesses with a blog and numerous lifestyle bloggers have quit their full-time jobs and replaced their income with their...

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How to Use Tailwind Tribes (And Explode Your Website Traffic)

If you’re a blogger or online business owner, chances are you’ve heard your peers raving about Tailwind Tribes. Many bloggers attribute explosive website traffic to Tribes. If you’re curious what this “Tribes” thing is all about you’ve come to the right place! In this...

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4 Lessons Learned From a Year of Blogging

The first month of 2018 has come to a close. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago I was writing my very first website traffic report, Tips and tools that generated 5,344 page views my first month blogging. A lot has happened since that first website traffic...

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10 Proven Ways to Make Money Blogging

Blogging is generally regarded as a pastime or hobby, but there’s plenty of ways to make money blogging. There are thousands of real people making money from their blog. A lucky few are even making millions! Ever heard of the Pioneer Woman or Perez Hilton? Blogging is...

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100+ Blogging Tools to Help You Blog Like a Boss in 2018

If you’re just beginning a blog or looking to scale your current one, blogging tools are essential to your productivity. Fortunately, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of blogging tools and websites for successful blogging. This list covers resources for all levels of...

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12 Crucial Blogging Tips for Beginners

Blogging has been around for a while, and plenty of people have managed to turn entertainment and lifestyle blogs into professional blogs through a mix of trial-and-error and luck. While there’s no perfect way to run a successful blog, here are a few blogging tips for...

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How to Start a Blog on WordPress in 2018

It comes as no surprise that blogging is a popular way to earn a passive, residual income, but did you know that it can also boost traffic for your business and create lucrative professional opportunities, too? Many people want to learn how to start a blog, but it can...

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How to Create an Email Course in 5 Simple Steps

Email courses are all the rage right now and for good reason. Free email courses are a great way to build the "know, like and trust" factor with your audience. So, naturally, I jumped on the course bandwagon and finally completed my free Pinterest for Business 5-day...

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Learn the Traffic Driving Strategies I Use to Grow My Blog

April was a month full of testing, refining, and building on my traffic growth strategies. In this post, I’ll walk you through the elements I tested and share what worked and what didn’t. I also created two short video tutorials to walk you through my best strategies...

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Why Pinterest Isn’t Working For You and How To Fix It

Are you struggling to get the insane web traffic from Pinterest you hear everyone boast about? Are you confused about why you aren’t getting accepted to join group boards? If you said yes to either question, you’re in luck. I’m going to share a little secret with you...

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6 Ways to Optimize Your Pinterest Account for Maximum Results

Are you struggling to get maximum results out of Pinterest? Do you hear others tout the power and magic of Pinterest but it’s just not working for you? Well, my friend, you’re in luck! This post is part three of the 5-part Pinterest Boot Camp series. In this 5-part...

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3 Actions That Transformed My Business

In my last Blog Traffic Report, I shared that I was a “hot freaking mess” in February. (Don’t remember that? Check out last month’s post and learn the 5 Mistakes I Made on my Blog This Month. The beauty of finding yourself at an extreme low is that you have nowhere to...

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4 Mistakes You’re Making on Pinterest

Welcome back to the Pinterest Boot Camp series! In this 5-part series, you will learn how to turn Pinterest into a traffic generating machine for your business. If you missed the first post in this series you can check it out here: Is Pinterest Right for Your...

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5 Mistakes I Made on My Blog This Month

This traffic report is extremely difficult for me to write. I don’t know how else to describe February other than, Hot Freaking Mess! Seriously, from beginning to end, it was a total mess. Instead of sharing the traffic and lead generating strategies that worked and...

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