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How To Make Money Blogging: FAQs

October 30, 2019

Thanks to Square for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions and content are 100% mine. I often get asked how to start blogging, and  “how to make money off a blog”. I spoke with local entrepreneurs and small business owners about it a few weeks ago at Square’s Self Made Atlanta Night School, which generated a lot more questions. (Ps- if you are in Atlanta, these workshops focus on different nights of hands-on learning about industry topics like branding, social media,…

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5 Things To Know Something About Before Starting A Blog You Hope To Monetize

March 4, 2019

Ten years ago, starting a blog was fairly simple. (Who had Blogger blog with your friend’s badge in your sidebar?!) Monetization of personal blogs was in it’s newborn stage and most of us were just out here because we love to create content through writing and maybe photography. Social media wasn’t around to categorize us on how “influential” we were and thoughts of ads or sponsors were not even on the radar for most of us. In 2009 I started…

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I Took A Break (And You Should, Too)

September 24, 2018

I took the weekend off. That sounds like a very anticlimactic statement, but the thing is, I haven’t done that (like REALLY done that) since I started this journey as a digital entrepreneur. After three years of pretty much constant connection to my work, I felt a break was necessary. Not just any break, but a delete-all-my-apps and put-my-phone-away-for-three-days break.…

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Mommy & Me Girls Trip To Jekyll Island

March 15, 2018
Jekyll Island Girls Trip

Did you catch my Instagram stories over this last weekend? Charlie and I went to Jekyll Island for a girls weekend. We thought it would be a great place to take the girls for a couple days of “Mommy and Me” time. Jekyll Island is off the coast of Brunswick, GA and right about five hours from our home in the Atlanta area.…

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2017 Blog Report + Reader Survey

December 29, 2017

My grandmama always said “the older you get, the faster time goes” and she couldn’t be more right. It seems like every year flies by faster. 2017 marked the second full year of having my blog. It was no easy feat keeping it going while managing a household, two cross-country moves, a pregnancy, then three kids… BUT. It happened. We stayed afloat. I posted when I could and worked harder than ever. I am so proud of my community here,…

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Goodbye Twelve & Six, Hello Typical Katie.

September 8, 2017

Happy Friday people! I am admittedly the slackest blogger on earth lately. If anyone can tell me how to continue adulting and mothering WHILE maintaining my blog, I would love to know the secrets. No, but seriously. I promise I have new posts coming up that are GOOD. One thing you may have noticed here and on social media is a NAME CHANGE. I debated a formal announcement and originally decided against it. However, I decided maybe it would be…

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Building Our Tribe | Wine Country Blogger Brunch

August 15, 2017

I have said before that the best part about blogging is undoubtedly the relationships I have made. I was nervous when I moved to Wine Country that I would have a hard time connecting with a blogger community here. When you work from home in such a specific industry, it’s so important to have a tribe of women who understand the ins and outs of the “biz” and can be a valuable support and sounding board. Professional bloggers are usually,…

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The Entrepreneur Files | How I Invest In My Blog

March 13, 2017

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias Now that it’s Tax Season, I can sit back and look at my first year of professional blogging on paper. I have worked really hard and have been very blessed to have totally matched (and exceeded) my previous full time income. However, don’t mistake being self-employed for an easy ride. I have learned a lot the hard way,…

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