A while back, I posted my first version of a blogging income report, all about How I Made My First $100 Blogging, and it got a lot of attention. I think people like to read about small beginnings, which is why I decided to take it one step further and share everything about how I made my first $1000 blogging.

Before I get into a full breakdown of what made me money online in the last few month, my biggest takeaway from all of this is that you have to diversify your income streams and never put all your eggs in one basket. A big part of it is experimenting and not giving up when something doesn’t go quite as pictured.

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If you’re a blogger, online marketer, coach, author or basically any profession that requires you to have an online presence, you must’ve heard all about the importance of having an email list. And I stand behind that because I’ve seen what growing my email list did for me and my blog.

This post is a round-up of actionable steps that you can take to start, manage and grow your email list!

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If you’ve read my blog before, you must’ve figured out that I am an avid fan of affiliate marketing and especially of high-paying affiliate programs. The thought of making passive income while suggesting products or services you love to your readers baffles me even now and I think it’s a brilliant way to monetize your blog (or even your social media platforms).

In fact, affiliate marketing is the main source of income that comes from my blog and in less than 7 months of blogging, I have earned over $500 in affiliate sales.

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A couple of months ago I decided to remove all ads from my blog because I was convinced the were a lost cause and last week I cashed in my first Google Adsense Payment.

Blogging is an up and down and upside down type of journey and as I mentioned numerous times, I am no top class expert. But I am taking it step by step and experimenting with different strategies to grow my blog and make an income from it when possible.

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If you are a blogger, you must’ve recognized by now the importance of having a stunning website. Like it or not, online, appearances always matter and if you want to create a lasting impression for your readers, having the perfect theme is the way to go!

If you want to stand out online and have a blog that represents you, buying a custom theme is the way to go! Here are 10 WordPress themes for female bloggers and entrepreneurs that I absolutely love and recommend:

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Blogging is a complicated affair. Between the technical skills you need to have to run your blog and the writing skills to create new content, there is little room left to master the art of marketing and to know how and where to promote your newest blog posts.

That is why I put together a list of +65 ways to promote your blog posts so you can draw inspiration, test out new blog promotion strategies and boost your blog traffic.

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Ever since I found out how valuable Pinterest is for bloggers and how much traffic in can bring in, I’ve been obsessed. I read hundreds of blog posts on the topic and I started experimenting with my own account.

And it worked! I was thrilled, but it was getting hard to keep up with a daily pinning schedule, organize all my pins to go on the right group boards and keep track of everything else. Until I found a secret weapon…

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Let’s face it. Instagram is a mystery for the most of us. Between external apps shutting down, buying followers, the shadowban debacle and the follow and unfollow game, it’s almost impossible to grow your account organically.

But after a few weeks of trying out different strategies,  I cracked the code and I can tell you exactly how I manage to get around 30 real Instagram followers daily.

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Are you thinking of starting your own blog but it seems like an impossible task to amount to? I’ve been there and I’m here to assure you that it is doable and it’s probably easier than ever to start a blog in 2017.

Forget all those in-depth posts that make it seem that you are never going to catch up with the big bloggers, focus on this overwhelm free 3 step process and you can have your own blog up and running in less than a week.

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Proud of your blog and want to get the word out there? I interviewed some of my favorite bloggers and got their best blog traffic tips so you can apply them yourself and increase your page views, reach a bigger audience and grow your blog.

Read the full post and don’t forget to test these strategies for yourself and share what worked for your blog!

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