20 MUST-HAVE free (or affordable) WordPress plugins for your blog

20 best free Wordpress plugins for your blog

I love WordPress for many reasons but one of the biggest reasons I love it is because of the number of free and affordable plugins that exist! In this post, I compiled a list of 18 best free WordPress plugins plus 2 plugins that are super affordable and well worth the purchase. I’ve used these plugins to build a profitable blog and can attest to their effectiveness. Ready to learn...

Is Udemy Worth It? (PLUS 10 Udemy Courses Doing It Right)

Is Udemy worth it? An honest opinion PLUS 10 courses doing it right.

Is Udemy worth it? Is it worth your money and time? The short answer to that question is this: it depends on your goals. Personally, when I first wanted to start an online business, I was a broke graduate student with little money to spare. I was beyond thrilled when I found a platform that could teach me those first skills I needed to establish myself as an online business...

10 online business tools that are helping me make money online RIGHT NOW!

ONLINE BUSINESS TOOLS

When it comes to blogging and online business, you can be involved in a flurry of activity and be unprofitable. I know this, because I was this person! Thankfully, those days of fruitless work are over. In fact, in a YouTube video I recorded about a month ago, I talked about how much money I made online in 2018. Last year, I made just over $22,000 as a side hustle...

How to stay consistent with your goals: 5 essential keys

*This post contains affiliate links. How would it feel if you came to the end of 2019 and realized that you had achieved some pretty amazing goals? One of the biggest keys to achieving anything worthwhile is to stay consistent. And so perhaps this year you have decided that you want to: write a book start a blog or, get more clients for your business. Whatever that goal is, I...

7 Top Entrepreneur Books For Beginners

7 top entrepreneur books for beginners

One of the questions I have had people ask me recently is “Gee, I want to be an influencer. How do I get started?“ First of all, if you ever figure out the answer to that question let me know as well! To be honest, even the people who are now referred to as influencers did not set out to become a so-called influencer. Most of them were simply shining...

How To Build A Blog Audience From Scratch – 5 Critical Steps

how to build a blog audience from scratch

This is part 2 of the series I started on creating a money-making career online. You can read the first part of the series here: How I Built A Money-Making Career Online Through Self Education In today’s post, I want to talk about the ONE thing that will ensure that your online business will never, ever sink: building and cultivating an audience. I remember when I first started online there...

10 Smart Ways To Grow Your Freelance Business In 2019

grow your freelance business in 2019

Hey there bosses! This year flew by didn’t it? I feel like I say this every year but it did fly by, right? In any case, this year has been super eventful for me. I found out in February I was losing my job as a post-doctoral scientist I was able to run my business full-time as a writer. And then at the end of November I started a position...

2 Reasons I Don’t Like Freelancing Websites

why I don't like freelancing websites

Recently somebody was asking me where I get my writing clients from. They asked if  I was going to places like Upwork or Problogger to find my clients and my answer to that question is a big NO. I do not use Upwork or any other freelancing website to find my clients and in this video I talk about why I don’t like freelancing websites and what you can do...

WRITER PORTFOLIO: 4 Ways To Showcase Your Written Work So You Get More Clients

A writer portfolio is THE way you are going to get hired as a freelance writer. Thus, it is important that you have one. In the video below, I share 4 ways to display your writer portfolio so you can land more paying clients.  Just as a summary, the four ways to display your writer portfolio are: Your own writer website A page on your existing blog that lists your...

How to write faster: 4 secrets for writing great content FAST.

how to write faster

Whether you are a blogger, freelance writer or author, writing fast is invaluable to you because it means you can put out more content and fast. As a writer myself, I realize that writing faster is important if I want to take on more clients and make more money. And so over the years, I have learned the tricks that have helped me write faster and I put them in...