How to make money online: After running a successful business online for a few years now, I've learned a lot of different ways to make money from home, and now I'm sharing them with you!
How to Make Money Online
It's no secret that I love blogging, but a second-runner up is brainstorming and helping others figure out what their passions are, so they can start an online business around it.
Since getting involved in the blogging world, I've come to find...
Not sure a lifestyle blog is right for you? Please hear me loud and clear... don't make the same MISTAKE that I did when I first started blogging.
How do I know if I Should Start a Lifestyle Blog?
I started a blog back in 2011 about party planning.
I loved party planningOthers told me that I was good at itSo my new blog should be about it, right?
How to Start a Lifestyle Blog: The step-by-step guide on what you need to get your lifestyle blog up and running!
Before I get into how to start a lifestyle blog, I'm going to assume that you already know what a lifestyle blog is.
If you don't, I'd recommend that you head over to my blog post "What is a Lifestyle Blog" just to have a better idea of the difference between a personal, niched or lifestyle blog.
Not 100% Sure if...
What is a lifestyle blog? Breaking down the difference in a niche blog and lifestyle blogs. What topics lifestyle blogs can include and ideas of what to post.
What is a Lifestyle Blog?
When I first started blogging in 2011, I started a blog about party planning. Boy did I screw up. I mean, I LOVED styling parties for my friends and family, so starting a blog about parties just makes sense, right?
Wrong. I felt so suffocated blogging strictly about parties, and quickly...
Why This Teacher Started Blogging: "Blogging Has Really Changed my Life." - Why and how it has changed her life for the better & why you should consider it!
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I am THRILLED to have Laura Orlando pop over here to share her story with you.
I so adore her personality, heart, desire to work, and her passion...
Best Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen: This popular blogging camera that YouTubers use, for all kinds of videos, is this blogger's favorite recent purchase!
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Best Blogging Camera
After taking a TON of photos and videos with my DSLR Nikon 7200, I decided it was time to grab a smaller, lighter camera that I could whip out on a whim when I need it.
Now don't get me wrong... I LOVE the way...
Blog Post Ideas for a Lifestyle or Personal Blog: for the days you're in a rut, or if you're just starting out with your lifestyle blog, here are ideas to get the ball rolling!
Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle or Personal Blog
When I first started Fantabulosity, I don't really remember struggling with what to write posts about because I just remember living life, and writing about whatever I thought may be helpful for someone else. But over the years I've been asked time and time...
Blogging Q+A – #6 Answering Your Blogging Questions: Tips to get noticed by brands, besides Wordpress what blogging websites do you recommend, and what tools do you use? I'm answering all of these for you today!
Hey blogging friends! If you've been around here for a while, you know that I love to occasionally answer YOUR blogging related questions. Remember that I'm always leaving the submission form open, in case you think of new questions to ask, so feel free to do that anytime, HERE!
Today, I've selected three of the questions from the submissions bank, and I'm hoping they can...
A big “thank you” to Regions Bank for sponsoring this post.
I'm often asked,
“Jessica, does it cost a lot of money to start a blog?”
So I knew it was something I needed to share with you, to help clear up any uncertainties or questions you have, by dropping a little realness with a side of "behind the blog" details, to answer this more in depth for you. And since this post touches on one of the most POPULAR topics around on the internet today... MONEY... I knew it was the perfect fit to work with Regions Bank on this post!
How Much to Charge for Blog Posts: When you're not sure what to charge, how to charge, and where to even begin, when it comes to writing a sponsored blog post for a business or company.
What started out as one blog post, quickly turned in to two. (Possibly even three, maybe four. The more I tell you, the more I think there's just ONE more thing that you should know, when it comes to blogging and working with brands.) So if you missed my first blog post, "What you Need to Know About Working with Brands", I recommend...
What You Need to Know About Working with Brands as a Beginner Blogger | Influencer: From free products, to being paid for items you already use and love, I'm giving you a roadmap of what to say to brands from the get-go!
What You Need to Know About Working with Brands as a Beginner Blogger | Influencer
It has been on my heart to share a certain couple of blogging related items with you lately, and over on Facebook, I polled you asking which one you'd like to see first. You all were so kind to contribute, and...
"Tips for Working with...
VIDEO: Inside Look as a Work-at-Home Mom + Blogger - Target Shipment, Current Open Tabs on my Laptop + Airbnb Photoshoot Sneak Peek for upcoming photoshoot!
Inside Look as a Work-at-Home Mom + Blogger
Ok, so now THIS was fun. While "working" the other day, I decided to have you join in to get a behind the scenes look at what it is that I actually do during the day while I'm working at home as a blogger/mom.
I've had people ask me recently,
Ok... so WHAT is it, that you actually do?
It makes me chuckle when someone asks that, because I totally...
Blogging Q+A - #5 Answering Your Blogging Questions: In today's laid back, informal video, I'm answering more of your questions that will hopefully help take your blog to the next level! Today's questions: How do you tag the business in your blog? I use Wordpress. What is a meta? How do you gain followers and subscribers?
Hey you! I'm tickled to be back with another blogging q+a video, answering YOUR blogging questions! If you've watched the previous 4 blogging q+a's, then you know that I adore sharing tips and tricks...
Blogging: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - The reasons why I love blogging so much, the reasons that make me want to pull my hair out, and the flat out "ugly" side of blogging.
Blogging: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Although blogging is by FAR my favorite hobby AND business, there are things associated with it that aren't my favorite, and some things that flat-out get the "ugly" label. So I wanted to share all of this with you in case you've found yourself asking,
"Is blogging right for me?"
"Should I start a blog, and would I even like it?"
How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media: If you allow it, the online world can diminish your thoughts on self worth and value in minutes. Let's get in to your faith toolkit, and help you overcome these tough roadblocks in today's world.
How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media
Have you ever fallen victim to a social media “crap-storm”? I can tell you from experience that being on the receiving end is not fun, but maybe not for the reasons you might guess.
Now, before you go thinking that this is a rant about how unfair the world...
The Importance of Blogging Relationships, Even as an Introvert: Building blog relationships was and IS vital in growing my blog and I'm sharing how I build them, even in my yoga pants at home!
Hey introvert... so good to see you here!
Not an introvert? That's totally ok. You can keep reading because the tips I give in the video on building blogger relationships are critical for you too. I just call out introverts, because I've found that so many of us have found joy in blogging because we can communicate and be social, all while sitting in our yoga pants,...
How to Overcome Feeling "Stuck" with Your Blog: When you lack inspiration and motivation, and feel like you're hitting a blogging "wall."
Hey blogger. If you're new here, I'm so happy you came by! If you've been a Fantabulosity follower for a while... well I'm glad you're here too! As some of you know, I've been blogging since 2011, and I've learned quite a bit. (From strategies and techniques, to how to make money blogging.)
It Was Hard to Find Answers
But there is one thing I remember clearly when I started out... it was SO hard to find answers to a...
Blogging Q&A #4: How Did you Get Started + Did you Take Writing Courses + Blog Finance Tools. I'm answering a few of YOUR questions in this video!
Blogging Q&A #4 Video
Hey you. Answering your blogging questions fills such a wonderful space in my heart. I truly mean that. Each time I answer your questions, (See Q&A #1, Q&A #2, and Q&A #3 too!) it takes me back to the time when I first started blogging. The thoughts of,
Am I ever...
Blogging Q&A #3: My Turning Point, Facebook Ads + Do You Have to Have a Niche? I answer these three questions in today's video, hoping it helps SO many of you!
You know, I'm honestly not sure if there's anything better here in the blogging world than hearing from you all. When you ask these questions, it does SO many things. Here are just a few...
• Tells me you're there. Online can be so lonely at times, until others speak up and create a voice.
Blogging Q&A #2: Engaging with Readers + Music for Videos + The Truth about Actually Making Money Blogging
Do you know how much I LOVE reading your questions about blogging?! You guys, they're so good, and they're real, straightforward questions. I so enjoying reading them and answering them. If you haven't submitted yours yet (or have more to submit) you can do that HERE! If you missed the first video where I answered your blogging questions, you can see that one HERE!
Ready to Start Your...
Blogging Q&A Video: Affiliates + Gaining Followers + Finding Time To Blog — I'm answering a few of the questions you've asked, in a REAL way. Keep the questions coming!
Hey blogging (or soon to be blogging) friends! I could NOT be more excited to answer some of your blogging questions today. You all, there are SO many good ones!!! For real. I couldn't answer them all in one video, so there will have to be multiple videos to answer all of them.
But for today, I've answered 3 for you! You'll see that in the video below, but in light of...