If there’s one worry I hear the most from fellow mom bloggers, both new and old, it’s this: “I think my blog’s too broad. I need to niche-down but I don’t know how.” This worry has haunted me from the very beginning of my first blog…and to this day, it still sneaks into my head sometimes.
But the reality is that this just isn’t true! You don’t need a well-defined niche to have a successful blog. Some of the most successful blogs out there are massive, with so many different topics and categories that they basically become experts in everything.
You can succeed with a broad topic blog. People do it everyday!
I can’t tell you how excited I am at this discovery. I’m a total LUSH bath bomb addict, but as you may or may not know, those things are expensive! They are hands down the highest quality bath bombs you will find, but at $7-$8 a bomb, it becomes a true luxury.
But I can’t pay that much every time I want to relax in a bath!
It took me a really, really long time to accept that site speed is one of the most important factors when it comes to increasing traffic to your blog. Google likes it, Pinterest likes it, users like it. Any longer than 3-4 seconds for your blog to load and (supposedly) your traffic starts dropping off by double digit percentage points.
That means that for a lot of us, increasing site speed could increase our traffic by double digit percentage points.
The pot gets even sweeter from there because most ads run smoother when your site loads faster, so if you’re on an ad network, you could also start seeing higher RPMs.
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.
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.
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:
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: