3 things you must do before you even think about monetizing your blog

When you’re just starting out as a blogger, the temptation to start monetizing your blog is so strong. You may look at it as “easy money” or maybe you’re just eager to find a way to earn some extra income. Neither perspective is inherently wrong, but I’m here to tell you that blogging because of your desire to make money will almost never work. If your primary goal is to earn while you blog, especially when you’re just beginning, then your goals are entirely skewed and you’ll spend more time judging your success based on how many dollars a post made you, rather than the interaction you received from new readers or how well the post came together.

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The ultimate blogger to-do checklist free printable

As bloggers, and creatives in general, I think we’re prone to the “do it all, all the time” mentality. We like to think we can juggle 8 million tasks at once like some sort of deranged circus clown. But really, we’re all just human and, as such, sometimes prioritization and a good blogger to-do checklist are exactly what we need.

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How to Grow Your Instagram Following in 3 Simple Steps

When I was eighteen, I started a food blog. It was nothing spectacular and, really, back then, blogs and social media were not what they are today. It was extremely rare that a blog lead to anything and even more rare that it gave a person a second income or became their full-time job. Even so, I was smitten with the online world and I haven’t stopped blogging, creating, and diving deeper and deeper into social media.

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Letting go of a toxic friendship

It was 8 years in the making.

When we met in high school, the world was different – we were different. Naive, young, and filled with ambition. We were unlike any of the others. We both knew what we wanted, how we wanted it, and how we would get it. In many ways, it seemed like a perfect match. Despite the obvious differences we shared, I always felt we were far more similar than we were dissimilar.

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