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The secret to your blog’s success is THIS little-known blogging metric

Worried your site engagement is bad? How to find out + improve it

In five seconds, I can take the pulse of your blog using a little-known but crucial blogging metric. This one metric reveals whether you’ll succeed – or if you’re in danger of: Hitting a plateau, Falling victim to the latest social media or Google algorithm change, or Burning out so thoroughly that you swear off […]

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Why email is 27X more valuable to bloggers + entrepreneurs than social media

Why email is 27X more valuable to bloggers + entrepreneurs than social media

You’ve heard a lot of conflicting advice lately. Start Instagramming with more intention! Livestream your face all over Facebook! Tweet till your tweeters are sore! …but you’ve also heard you should build + grow your email list. So which is it? Because if you’re working solo in your business (raise that hand high!), you have limited EVERYTHING. Limited […]

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5 reasons bloggers need to consult — even if you’re an introvert

5 Reasons Bloggers Need to Consult — Even if You're an Introvert

You’re probably sick of hearing it. Create a course! Passive income! Stop working and retire in Ouagadougou! (#Protip: Don’t retire in Ouagadougou.) What they don’t tell you is how hard it is to create a course — not just making one (sure, you have ideas…) — but once you have your course, how do you […]

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[Case Study] From 48 to 1,147 subscribers + full-time income in one year

Blog Smarter Case Study Jess Renzi

Jess Renzi’s transformation from Blogger to Business Owner After a year of blogging, Jess Renzi was stuck. She knew she could help people. She knew she had information they needed. And she knew she had the potential to turn her knowledge into a profitable business. But how? After being referred to the Blog Smarter program by a friend-of-a-friend, […]

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9 questions to FOCUS your biz + build a stronger brand

Take a fistful of warm spaghetti noodles out of the pot. Bend your elbow, cock that arm behind your head, and LET ‘ER FLY. Splat against the wall. :: If that sounds unsanitary, it IS…but people do it. Why? To test whether the spaghetti is cooked — to see if what they were trying to […]

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How Ditching 3 Bad Habits Can Make You a Happier, More Confident Entrepreneur

I always wondered why Melissa didn’t have any friends. She had a lot going for her: She was smart enough to be in the gifted program at school. Her parents slathered her with gifts and clothes from the Gap. And somehow, she had magically skipped over the awkward, pimply stage most of us have to […]

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The 3 Essential Skills You Need to Make Money (+ have an impact!) as an Entrepreneur

Chuck Noland couldn’t speak French. He couldn’t play the piano, and he certainly couldn’t whip up a cheese soufflé. But none of that mattered.  Because when Chuck was marooned on an uninhabited desert island in the middle of the Pacific, all those “nice to have” skills were USELESS except for three things: Finding water and […]

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Want to make a big splash with your blog in 2019? This might change the way you think.

Do you ever wonder where this whole blogging thing will take you? I know you have dreams. It’s easy to look at that calendar in front of you, with all those blank boxes just waiting to be filled, and hope that something amazing will happen. That you’ll be successful. That your blog will thrive. That […]

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She wanted $60K/year from blogging. What she got was even *better.*

Make money blogging: Leslie's income

You already know you’re working too much. That little “hobby blog” turned into Gol-dang-zilla the moment you decided to make money from it. The posting. The planning. The social media free-for-all. …and that’s why you need to see what happened to Leslie. About 15 months ago, Leslie made some powerful changes on her blog, and […]

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The Kind of Success that Makes You a Slave (+ HOPE for the weary blogger!)

The Blog Maven | Blog Smarter.

ONE MILLION DOLLARS. That’s how much money most folks think they want to make with their blogs. Sure, it starts out simply enough. Y’know, follow a basic tutorial on “how to start your blog” and actually blog from the heart when you first start out. But as soon as you paste some ad code in […]

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