13 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Canva for THIS Free Tool Instead

First, let me say that Canva is a great tool. I used it for years, both the free and paid version. But as a blogger, I’ve found another tool that works WAY better in my workflow. In this post, I’m going to share 13 reasons why you should make the move away from Canva to Google Slides. I’ll also show you how it makes creating your graphics easier and more automated, so let’s get to …

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Why You Shouldn’t Work So Much & How to Stop

A famous quote from Laurie Greiner is: “Entrepreneurs are the only people that work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” And this is oh so true. But 80 hours a week is not good, you shouldn’t work that much. It’s not it’s not good for your health it’s not good for your work. Studies have shown that productivity drops off significantly after 50 hours of work. So you may be …

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How To Increase Pinterest Click Throughs 5X (A Case Study)

How to Increase Pinterest Click Throughs 5x | Last Ingredient Case Study | Pinterest Marketing strategies

When I started working with Paige, the mastermind behind Last Ingredient, she was already an Instagram rockstar with over 50,000 followers, but her Pinterest looked nothing like the food blogger she was, it was mainly interior design boards. Her goal was to reach the necessary minimum to apply for a certain ad network. She knew that she needed to diversify her traffic and that Pinterest could be great, she just didn’t know what all to …

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Elite Blog Academy – A Complete Review (with Results – updated 2020)

Table of Contents https://youtu.be/svnBp3nT-J4 If you’re here, then chances are it’s because you’re considering investing in Elite Blog Academy. In which case I commend you on doing your due diligence to check various reviews. Most Elite Blog Academy Reviews come down on one side or the other. However, I know that Elite Blog Academy is not right for everyone. It may have been right for me, but not right for you. In this post, I’m …

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5 Reasons You Aren’t Getting the Site Traffic You Want

5 Reasons You Aren't Getting the Site Traffic You Want | blog traffic tips

Have you been blogging for a while but it seems like no matter what you do you can’t get that pageviews number to budge? You’ve heard that traffic is a “vanity metric” but the truth is it only becomes a vanity metric at a certain point and that point is usually somewhere past the 50,0000-100,000 pageviews/month point, which you’re not yet close to. I know it can be frustrating to keep working and working only …

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11 Ways to Increase Your Pinterest Click Through Rates

11 Ways to Increase Your Pinterest Click Through Rates | Pinterest CTR | pinterest marketing strategy

You heard that Pinterest is where it’s at in terms of getting traffic for free, but your monthly page views would beg to differ, am I right? While Pinterest is great for driving traffic because of it being its own search engine, just like it takes work to rank on Google, it takes some effort to do well on Pinterest. In this post, I’m going to break down 11 different ways you can increase your …

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5 Ways to Find More Time to Learn

If you’re not learning you’re not growing. And as bloggers and business owners, it’s important to keep up and educate yourself on what’s new. But finding the time to learn in today’s busy world of never-ending to-do lists can be tough. In this post, I’m going to break down 5 easy ways for you to squeeze in some learning. And no, I’m not going to suggest you stop watching TV. 1. Listen to Audiobooks Books …

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How to Systematically Promote Your Blog on Pinterest

Pinterest can be a great way to get your blog content out there, but it can also be very involved. When you’re a blogger you already have so much to do, that it can be difficult to add one more thing to the list. I know because it’s part of the reason I have clients as a Pinterest manager. Being a Pinterest manager means I not only do Pinterest for my own blog but also …

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Squarespace vs WordPress: The Ultimate Guide

Squarespace vs Wordpress The Ultimate Guide | blogging platforms | where to blog

WordPress has long been the bread and butter of preferred website platforms, but it can present new users with a steep learning curve. Which has lead many to compare Squarespace vs WordPress. The learning curve of WordPress has provided a market for other providers like Squarespace, with it’s all in one easy to use interface it’s allows its users to get up and running faster, but is it actually better? In this post, I’m going …

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CCPA: The Ultimate Guide for Bloggers

Cliff’s Notes Version: CCPA is a new privacy act out of California that is similar to GDPR in many ways. If you are already GDPR compliant you only need to do a few more things to be CCPA compliant: Have a contact page on your site Potentially have a toll-free phone number for users to submit requests (there is an amendment in the works that would exclude most bloggers from this requirement) Update your privacy …

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How to Blog on The Go

While blogging when you're constantly on the go can provide some additional difficulties it's far from impossible. With the strategies in this post, you can make good use of the little pockets of time that pop up throughout the day.

Is it just mean or does there never seems to be enough time to get everything done? It seems I’m always on the go, having to find one hour here or 20 minutes there to get blogging stuff done.  It was always a struggle, until I figured out ways to blog on the go… In this post, I’m going to share with you some strategies and resources to help you run your blog when you’re …

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How to Explain Your Blog to Family

How to Explain Your Blog to Family | Blogging Life

Blogging can be a great hobby and/or a great business. But once you start digging into it, you’ll quickly find that many in your family are confused by what you’re doing. And with the holidays in full swing and the various family gatherings, inevitably your blog will come up. It’s not that they don’t necessarily support your being a blogger, they just don’t understand what you’re doing. I’ve been blogging for over 5 years, and …

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