Category: Financial Freedom

How to Successfully Start a Second Blog

Should You Start Another Blog?

There’s a really easy way to know if blogging is for you – you start a blog.  You go through the ups and downs, you survive some spells of burnout, but you power through.  And before long, little thoughts creep into your head that you could (and maybe should) start a second blog.

That’s when you know it’s for you.  When you want even more of the craziness, the ups and downs, and the unbelievable fulfillment.

And you should start a second blog.  When done the right way, a second blog will make your first even better and will achieve profitability (or whatever metric of success you are using) in a fraction of the time your first did.

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The Best SEO Course for Mom Bloggers

How to Get Better SEO on Your Parenting Blog

There’s no question that the right course can be a game changer for whatever topic you’re looking for.  For blogging, they can be even more powerful because little changes can have exponential impact. And that is exactly what happened for me when I finally discovered Kelly’s SEO course and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that it’s the best SEO course for mom bloggers (and really anyone) that you can find (and ironically, it’s not nearly as expensive as many of the courses being marketed these days).

But first, let me just emphasize how important SEO is for bloggers, website builders, and small businesses.  Pinterest may be quick and simple and word of mouth may be potent, but SEO can skyrocket your success. And better yet, it’s stable, so the growth will stick.  

Not only will it help you to show up on Google, it will also help you with social media platforms like Pinterest and Facebook.  And best of all, it will increase the quality of your website because, really, that’s what Google is all about – providing the best content for whatever your question or need is.

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5 Money-Making Date Night Ideas

These ideas are better than free date nights...they'll actually make you money!

Sure, in the beginning date nights are a great way to spend your money, not save it – and certainly not earn it!  But times have changed (or maybe you’re just getting older ;-)) and now it’s time to consider some money-making date night ideas!

Yep, that’s what I said. Dates where you actually make money.  These aren’t just cheap date night ideas or dates on dime…on these dates, you can actually make money.

Because you’re a team and finances are a huge part of that, right?

So if you’re ready to start mixing romance and finances, here are some money-making date night ideas to try:

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10 Ways to Cut $100’s Off Your Food Bill Every Month

Follows these tips to cut hundreds off of your food bill every month! You can save money on your groceries by making tiny and easy adjustments.

Aside from the mortgage, the monthly food bill is likely your largest expense. But unlike the mortgage, it can easily change each and every month and if you aren’t paying attention, it can get huge!  

But what if you could cut your monthly grocery bill by hundreds of dollars?

Even better, what if you could do little things that make the process easy?  Things that don’t involve becoming an extreme couponer?

Obviously, you know where I’m headed…you can cut a lot of money off your food bill by doing some really easy things!  

To get you started, I’ve got 10 specific changes you can make to cut your grocery budget.  Here they are:

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6 Side Jobs for Couples (that don’t totally suck)

Side Hustle Ideas for Couples | Work with Your Spouse | Side Gigs with Your Significant Other

One of the best ways to obtain financial freedom is to have a few side hustles that help you earn some extra cash.  An even better way to obtain financial freedom is to join forces with your better half with one of these side jobs for couples! Not only is there potential to make even more money, but you’re strengthening your relationship, which is really your strongest and most powerful asset.

So what kind of side jobs can you do with your spouse or significant other?  Really, the opportunities are endless, but there are some clear front-runners that are easy to get, easy to complete, profitable, and hopefully a ton of fun.

So get hustling!  Here are some great side jobs for couples that you should consider first:

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How to Become a Stay at Home Mom: The Financial Moves to Make First

I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I would love to be a stay at home mom, but we just can’t afford it.”  It kills me that so many people find themselves in this predicament, but I truly do believe that just about anyone can figure out how to become a stay at home mom if they give it time and plan accordingly.  It may not happen overnight, but it CAN happen, you just have to make the right financial moves.

So if you’ve been thinking about this in the back of your mind, start making these moves now!  Even if you don’t end up becoming a stay at home mom, you will be in a better place financially and have way more security.

And if you’ve already made the leap (or need to really, really soon), don’t worry, you can still make this happen.

Here’s how to become a stay at home mom (or at least afford it):

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5 Six-Figure Business Ideas for Stay at Home Moms

How to achieve financial freedom if you're a stay at home mom

My husband recently said to me that if I were to become the breadwinner, he’d take over all the cooking.  WHAT. This man was serious.  Needless to say, I haven’t stopped writing since.  It also got me thinking about all the other women that are in the same boat as me. So it’s time to come up with a list of six-figure business ideas for stay at home moms!  Jobs and businesses that can be started during nap time or when Moana is singing.  Businesses where we retain full control over our schedule so we can take the whole day off for a sick kid or all of a sudden spend 8 hours a day during a week of camp.

This is that list.  Not only are these six-figure businesses possible, but they’re happening each and every day. We’re not talking about becoming the next J.K. Rowling or Sara Blakely.  Sure, that would be fabulous. (And please, please, please come back and tell me that I helped you make that dream come true.)

What we’re talking about are good, high-quality six-figure businesses for stay at home moms that already have proven business models and case studies in place.  Businesses that won’t necessarily make you enough to end world hunger, but are actually enough to support your entire family, make more than your husband, and potentially change the trajectory of both of your lives. And most importantly, jobs and businesses that you can do while you’re also staying at home with your kids.

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