7 steps to start a successful blog from scratch in 2019

how to start a successful blog 2019

*This post contains affiliate links. I only promote products I use myself and/or love.* Is blogging still necessary? Does anyone still read blogs? Surely you must be kidding. Nobody is reading blogs. These are the lyrics to the song I’ve heard over and over again since I started blogging. And yet, my blog has helped me earn amazing money since 2015. Let me cut to the chase and be real...

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...

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 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...

How To Build An E-mail List : SendPulse Review

SENDPULSE REVIEW

I am a big believer in building an e-mail list and if you hang around me long enough, you will hear me talk about them constantly especially if you are a blogger who plans to monetize their efforts online. Two of my most popular posts on building an e-mail list include : 5 E-mail marketing strategies that took me from 40 to 180 subscribers per month 6 Amazing Alternatives to...

20 life lessons I have learned from blogging for 3 years

This post contains affiliate links which help me keep this blog running and valuable. I only recommend products I use, love and buy. WARNING : this post might be a little too real for some people. If you like to escape reality often, don’t read it. Still here ? Let’s party. When I started this blog in July of 2014, I had no clue where this journey would take me. I...

3 Steps To Uncovering Your Blogging Niche [VIDEO POST]

3 steps to choosing your blogging niche You want to start a blog but you are not sure where to get started ? This is where a lot of beginner bloggers over-think and truly stress themselves out ! In today’s video, I share 3 things you can do to help you narrow down what is popularly known in this space as your “niche”. Caution here : don’t get bogged down...

3 Things To Remember When You Feel Like Quitting

On July 23 2017, it will be exactly 3 years since I started this blog. Three years ! During this time period : I finished grad school and became a bonafide Dr. Moved to gorgeous San Diego, California. My son who was then 11 months is almost 4. I started a freelance writing and social media management business I am so grateful for. I created a course and wrote an eBook on...

The 5 E-mail Marketing Strategies That Took Me From 40 to 180 Subscribers Per Month

Building a profitable blog/vlog depends heavily on your e-mail list. And the more targeted that e-mail list is the better. Two and a half years ago when I started this blog, I was completely oblivious to this fact. Thankfully at the beginning of last year, I wised up and when I did, my e-mail list building efforts literally jumped from 40 (or 50 on a good month) to around 180...

5 Ways To Make Money Online With A Tiny Audience

It’s so easy to get down on yourself when you read income reports from bigger bloggers and online personalities and you realize that you have maybe 1/100th of the audience they have. How are you supposed to compete or get a piece of the delicious online income cake when you’re still in the beginning stages of your own journey ? You have probably thought to yourself “If I had even...