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7 Free WordPress Plugins You Need for Your Blog

Once you have your self-hosted WordPress blog up and running, there are FREE WordPress plugins that you can download (or upload from external sites) that can help you grow your traffic, your audience and your income! Free WordPress Plugins for Bloggers Yoast SEO— I recommend this plugin to help you with your site’s search engine […] Read more…

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How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog on WordPress

A blog is one of the easiest and least expensive businesses to start. With about $20 a month, you can start a profitable blog that will allow you to work on your own schedule. When people ask me what platform they should use to start blogging (Blogger or WordPress.com), I always reply with a simple […] Read more…

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ShiftCon 2016 Recap

Last month I attended the ShiftCon conference for the first time, and I know it won’t be the last time! I’m already planning my trip to California for the 2017 conference. 🙂 The conference was held in New Orleans, at the Hilton Riverside (about a 10 minute walk to the French Quarter). It was a […] Read more…

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I’m Headed to New Orleans for ShiftCon 2016!

I’m super pumped to board a plane to ShiftCon 2016 this evening (thanks Stonyfield for my conference ticket!). I’m headed to New Orleans for the next few days to hang out with like-minded bloggers, social influencers and brands that are also passionate about “changing the grocery store one brand at a time.” While natural and […] Read more…

Where to Find Sponsored Posts

Where to Find Sponsored Post Opportunities

One of the questions I get asked a lot and comes up often in blogger forums and groups is how to find sponsored post work. Sponsored posts are a popular way for bloggers to earn an income, but it’s not always easy to find out where or how to get them! To help both new […] Read more…

How to Create a Faicon for Your WordPress Site

How to Create a Favicon for Your WordPress Site

If you have a blog or website that is self-hosted on WordPress, you may have noticed the little icon that is to the left of your site title in the search engine task bar. If you use a default WordPress theme, your icon will look like a little square with a grid, and it’s called […] Read more…

Why I Do Sponsored Posts

Why I Do Sponsored Posts

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you’ve probably noticed more sponsored posts as of late. Maybe you’re asking yourself “What’s the deal?” Since I consider myself to have a close relationship to my readers, I want to explain my choice to accept more sponsored posts; so here goes… I Need to Pay the […] Read more…

RSS Feed– What Is It and How Does It Work?

Do you ever notice the icon on blogs with the three lines in an orange (or any other color for that matter- mine is red and to the right of this post) square and wonder what it’s for? While some readers may be aware of RSS feeds and how they work, I realize that some […] Read more…