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    The Best Blogger and Influencer Conferences You’ll Want to Attend!

    A blogger conference or influencer event can be a great way of stepping outside of the digital realm and networking in person.  Typically, you’ll be treated to excellent learning opportunities, networking with fellow bloggers, and opportunities to connect with brands. Even if you’re early in your blogging journey (and maybe even especially if you are) – try setting aside a small amount of money in your budget to attend one conference in the next year.  I don’t recommend overdoing it and attending a ton of different events – maintaining a profitable business involves limiting expenses, and overdoing conferences was a mistake I made early on. But choosing one early on…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Sponsored Blog Posts

    Have you been in the blogging game for a while, but are looking to develop more brand partnerships?  Or maybe you’re brand new to this field, and are thinking about lining up your first collaboration?  Either way, the resources below will help you navigate through all you need to know when it comes to securing and writing sponsored blog posts. What is a sponsored blog post? A sponsored blog post is when a brand pays you to feature their product or service in a blog post.  Unlike affiliate marketing – where you earn a fee based on sales – sponsored content is generally paid as a flat fee. For example,…

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    Blog Planning 101: How to Easily Plan Tons of Post Ideas That Drive Traffic

    Whether you’re new to the blogging world or have been doing this for a few years, I’d venture to say all of us struggle with blog planning from time to time. You’ve probably got a million things on your mind with that endless to-do list on repeat; overwhelming thoughts robbing you from being productive in your business. Yep, this was me too. That is – until I got organized and found a system that helps me to actually plan my blog posts and be intentional, rather than flying by the seat of my pants!  Not only does it save me stress when it comes time to write posts, but it…

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    12 Must-Read Books for Bloggers To Help You Succeed and Make Money

    Just starting your blog and looking for some good reading inspiration?  Or perhaps you’ve had your site for a while but you embrace continuous learning?  Either way, you’ll find some amazing books for bloggers to inspire you and shift your business practices! I’ve put together a list of what I think are the 12 best books for bloggers and online entrepreneurs (plus some extras at the bottom that I haven’t read yet, but are on my to-read list this year).  With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a great time to set a goal to read one new book a month! There are a few books on this…

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    The Pros and Cons of Blogging You Need to Know Before Starting a Blog

    Starting and maintaining a blog can be a big undertaking, and there are a lot of pros and cons of blogging.  Whether it’s to creatively make money online or simply to establish the know/like/trust factor for potential clients, there can be a ton of value that comes out of blogging. But before starting a blog, people often have misconceptions about what it’s like: “Blogging’s not hard; you just write some posts and publish them.”  (It’s actually a big commitment to do a regular blog that’s making money online.) “No one will read what I write, so why bother?”  (But people will read it if you write good content for your…

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    How These 5 Wellness Bloggers Became Wildly Successful – And How You Can Too

    When I’m bouncing around online in Facebook groups and see blog income reports, 95% of them are from people who blog about blogging (just like I blog about here).  While I love reading them as much as the next person, the problem is that many of those people never actually ran a successful blog outside of the “how to make money online” niche.  It doesn’t discredit their advice, but it does make it hard for some of them to understand the nuances of growing a niche blog in the wellness arena. Many newer wellness bloggers don’t see people “like them” sharing the details of their accomplishments, and it makes them…

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    5 First Blog Post Ideas to Skyrocket Your Traffic from the Start

    A lot of the info that you might see about first blog post ideas is outdated.  A quick search showcases advice like “introduce yourself to your audience” or “tell them why you are blogging.” I disagree with this, and here’s why:  Aside from a few small exceptions, people are not coming to your blog to read about you. Wait – then why are people visiting blogs? People are going to visit a blog because they see a topic that they want to read about.  Perhaps they are searching Pinterest for a workout, and they found one from your site.  Or they have been struggling with how to get their kid…

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    How to Create a Blogger Media Kit (+ Free Media Kit Template)!

    Did you stumble across fellow bloggers in a Facebook group taking about a media kit – and now you’re thinking ‘what the heck is that’?!  Or did a brand ask you for one, and now you’re scrambling to put one together?  Not to fear, my friends.  I’m going to break down everything you need to know about how to create a blogger media kit (or influencer media kit) – and even throw in a free template to make it super easy for you! What is a Media Kit? Let’s start with the basics.  A media kit is simply a big picture overview of your blog’s niche, audience, and stats.  Brands…

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    SEO For Food Blogs: What You Need to Know

    Many wellness bloggers may incorporate healthy food content into their site, or may choose to focus exclusively on a healthy recipe blog.  Either way, understanding the basics of SEO for food blogs will help you to rank higher in Google search results and get more traffic.  I’ve pulled together some of the best SEO tips that I’ve learned over many years of blogging that will hopefully help you get more organic search traffic! But wait – what is SEO for food bloggers? Let me back up for a second though, in case you’re feeling lost.  What exactly is SEO?  SEO stands for search engine optimization, and it’s a method of…