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HOW TO TELL EXACTLY WHERE YOUR TRAFFIC IS COMING FROM

One of my biggest issues in business is time. I’m a procrastinator by nature and I struggle to get stuff done. I’m also an idea person – so I always have about 50 projects that I want to get to but am never sure where to start. Usually I would end up spinning my wheels with my attention …

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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING?

This is the magic question. I see this asked all the time – and I get it. You’re working so hard on your blog but not making any money yet. It means getting up early, staying up late, and busting your butt for free. 

And I’ll be honest – I looked for the answer too when I first …

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FACEBOOK ALGORITHM UPDATE 2018: MY STRATEGY CHANGES (THAT YOU SHOULD MAKE TOO)

That time has come again – more algorithm changes to worry about. For a while now, Facebook has been making business reach smaller and smaller (making their ad revenue bigger and bigger) so you might be feeling like this algorithm change is just another bump in the road and really, it’s no big deal. But I’m here …

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2018 SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE SIZE GUIDE – PINTEREST, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM + MORE

 

Images are EVERYTHING! We live in a visual world and photo/video are the keys to a successful business. You need to hook people, draw them in, make them see the value you’re going to provide.

Sizing is the first step to great images – it all builds from here. I’ll just jump in to the …

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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FOR BLOGGERS

Whether you’re gift-buying or treating yourself, Black Friday can be pretty amazing. But this year I’m focusing on my biz so instead of buying a new pair of shoes (or twelve), I’m going to take advantage of sales for my business – super responsible, I know.

Instead of making this post really long with every deal …

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HOW TO GET BLOG TRAFFIC FROM SEPHORA

If you’re a beauty blogger, you probably know and love Sephora. In fact, I don’t think I know a single beauty lover who isn’t a Sephora fan (myself included). From a business perspective, they’re genius. Always on top of trends, always offering new brands and services, and always coming out with cool new technology. This is why they always seem  …

HOW TO START A BLOG (AND SET UP FOR SUCCESS FROM DAY ONE)

I have been thinking a lot lately about what I needed when I first started blogging. What would have helped me to succeed, to get started on the right foot, to stay motivated? And all of those tools are what I try to cultivate here and in the freebies library – the tools that I needed when I was trying …

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5 REASONS NEW BLOGGERS SHOULD NOT USE EXPENSIVE THEMES OR DESIGNERS (+ HOW TO GET YOUR DREAM WEBSITE FOR LESS THAN $50)

Let me tell you the story of a girl who had no coding knowledge but wanted these REALLY AMAZING WEBSITES and the EXPENSIVE mistakes she made by buying pricy themes before she was ready.

I spent so much money on blog themes that I never used. Why? Because I would get it, install …

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A CRUCIAL, MONEY-MAKING SPOT ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT YOU MAY BE NEGLECTING

This is the first part of the Better Blog series! Read the rest here. 

What part of your website stays the same from page to page, is seen by almost every single visitor to your site, but is often put together quickly or neglected all together?

If you guessed the blog sidebar, you would be right! …

9 FREE MINIMAL STOCK PHOTOS

It took me a long time to admit that there were things I was not going to be great at in my business. In fact, there are things that I’m absolutely CRAP at. For a while, I was in denial.

The biggest challenge? Photos. I didn’t have the time to learn or spend on taking photos for every …