BLOGGING, Categories

7 Free WordPress Plugins You Need for Optimal Blog Performance

If you’re one of the millions of users who use WordPress, you’ll know that plugins are absolute must-haves. But there are thousands of plugins – which ones do you choose?

It depends on what you need and what you want for your site. In my experience, these plugins are absolutely essential WordPress plugins you need for ultimate blog performance. While we could talk about plugins for days, we’ll stick to 7 for now!Continue reading

BLOGGING, Categories

WHY DO PEOPLE UNFOLLOW YOU | WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO IMPROVE

Such a loaded question in the blogging industry – why do people unfollow you? Whether it’s on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, our blogs, or our mailing lists, people unfollow us every single day.

Do we let it get to us? No, of course not. However, you should work to figure out why people unfollow you so that you can use that information to improve your content and create more effectively. Continue reading

Categories, FINANCE

PAY OFF DEBT OR SAVE MONEY | WHICH ONE DO YOU CHOOSE

You’ve committed to Living Within Your Means, but now, how do you decide whether you’re going to pay of debt or save money? Which is the smarter choice?

You want to get out of debt, but you’ve been told that you must have savings set aside. If you don’t have enough money to go around already, how do you prioritize? There isn’t one way to answer this question, but you can decide which one is better for you and your family by assessing your financial situation and consider these scenarios. Continue reading

Categories, FINANCE

LIVING WITHIN YOUR MEANS | HOW DO PEOPLE AFFORD … ANYTHING?

What does it mean to be living within your means? It depends. Approximately 50% of the United States population is considered middle class, lower middle class, or poverty class.

The median household income is $56,000 per year, and since I made well below that amount in 2016, I would be classified in the lower middle to poverty class. My budget was tighter than a skin tight leather jumpsuit.

However, I was aware of my circumstances and still able to survive living in Orange County, CA. It was tough, mind you, but I made it work. I had to, and I started like this.Continue reading

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5 TIPS: WORK WITH YOUR FAVORITE BRANDS | PREPARATION, CONTACT, AND FOLLOW-THROUGH

Are you a content creator looking to work with your favorite brands? If yes, I have 5 tips that will help guide you in preparation, contact, and follow-through with any brand.

When I first started blogging years ago, I was really eager to work with my favorite brands, because, really, who isn’t? Talking about things that I love, is something I do easily for free all of the time. How do we get to that point where we get to collaborate with some of our favorites?

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Categories, FINANCE

LIFE AS AN INTROVERT IN AN EXTROVERTED WORLD | PLUS, HOW TO MAKE THAT MONEY IN THIS WORLD

“You know, the first time I met you, I thought you were really snobby, because you weren’t saying anything to us.” Does anyone else get this as much as I do? No? Just me? I am an introvert, and I have been this way my entire life. Living life as an introvert in an extroverted world can be quite difficult at times.

Sometimes, I think about how much easier it would be if I could pretend to be outgoing and extroverted – but I can’t, and I won’t. That isn’t me. What’s even harder is finding a career that lets me be myself and succeed as I introvert my way. If you’re having trouble in your career search, don’t worry. I gotchu.Continue reading

Categories, SELF-CARE

5 REASONS WHY FAILURE IS GOOD FOR GROWTH | LIFE AS A DIVORCED, SINGLE MOM

Usually when you fail at something, you don’t always see the good side right away. However, failure is good for growth, and it’s good for you. Eventually, you’ll understand the why’s.

When I was younger, I always thought I’d only get married once. I was adamant that divorce was not for me, and if I got married, that would be it. Fortunately, life doesn’t always work out how we expect. Even though I had two children already, divorce was probably the best thing I did for all of us.

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