4 Reasons A Service-Based Business Is Better Than Chasing Passive Income

After 2 phenomenal guest posts this year, this is the first post I am writing this year & I am especially pumped to write today. When I started this blog, my purpose was to write about creating and selling Udemy courses and Amazon Kindle books. Both of these are viable business models and no doubt there are those who have had mighty success doing both or one of these. So, before...

8 Content Curation Tools That Make You Look Like A Super Hero

One of the things I do in my role as a social media manager for small local businesses is to find relevant content in a given niche and curate it as part of the social media strategy I have to come up with for my clients. Companies however are not the only folks who can benefit from intelligently curating the kind of content that will resonate with their audience. You...

My WordPress Site Got Hacked ! What I did to fix it & how to prevent it from happening to you

A few days ago, a reader sent me this message via Facebook. The screenshot she sent me was of one she had taken in Google and right underneath my website name was a sentence “This site may have been hacked“. To be honest with you, the fact that I had received this message was freaky enough but for it to coincide with Halloween ? That sent chills all over my body....

How To Create Systems In Your Online Business

  Blogger burnout is real. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar. And especially so when you are using the blog as a platform for your business. After 3 years and a handful of blogs, I have come to the conclusion that every serious blogger/online biz owner absolutely needs to have well-defined systems for their blog – in other words, you have a clear direction you want your blog to move...

A Simple Social Media Strategy That Increased My Traffic by 135 Percent in 2 Weeks

I have a confession to make. I have not been doing a great job promoting my blog on a daily basis. Here’s what I have been doing : Write a blog post Upload it to Triberr automatically Share it ONCE on Twitter Share it in a few Pinterest Group Boards I am a part of Share it in FB groups I am a part of on days when promotions go...

Should You REALLY Fake it Until You Make It ?

“Fake it until you make it” Really ? I see this phrase thrown about a lot and to tell your the truth it BOTHERS me ! So what do you do when something bothers you ? You record a Periscope episode about it of course ! LOL. So I did. Highlights from the video : You don’t need to call yourself a “coach”, “strategist” or”expert” especially if you are not....

9 Places Online That Allow You To Build Connections With Other Bloggers (and drive traffic to your blog)

There are two ingredients you cannot become a successful blogger without. Traffic Connections with other bloggers You want to know another true fact ? About 90% of the time, you will not get number 1 if you don’t have number 2. Mistakes of My Youth When I began blogging 3+ years ago, I was naive and thought that if I wrote great content, people would eventually find me via the search...

17 Audacious Moves That Will Catapult Your Online Brand Into The Limelight

I know what it feels like. Grinding away at your blog. Post after post. You hit the jackpot if 2 people comment and 10 kind people share your post. NOT. Oh, do I know what that feels like ! I wrote this post for you and me because there are things on this list I have done and some which I still need to do. The ones I have been...

How To Use Fiverr to Fund Your Blogging Passion

You’ve read about how great it is to blog. You’ve listened to that podcast about how the people who live next door to you made a fortune with their blogs almost overnight. They easily make 6-figures from their blogs each month. You look at it and see the opportunity and think to yourself “It’s blogging. How hard could this really be?” Then you start to blog and quickly realize  “Oh,...

A Guide To Influencer Outreach (27+ Excellent Resources)

  A big thanks to Grace Pak for inspiring this blog post with her comment on this post. One of the things that has allowed me to grow by LEAPS and BOUNDS in the last 6 months apart from refining the audience I wanted to serve, has been reaching out to influential bloggers and building genuine relationships with them. Honestly, I don’t do enough of it and I am in the...