• 5 Blog Tasks You Can Affordably Hire Out

    I've been working on a new project, and I'm super excited about it! Don't know what I'm talking ... read more

    5 Blog Tasks You Can Affordably Hire Out
  • Retired by 40 + Tailwind

    Hi guys,Just wanted to share an article I wrote for the Tailwind blog with you, called Pinterest ... read more

    Retired by 40 + Tailwind
  • How I Started Working From Home

    It's Time! Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy ... read more

    How I Started Working From Home
  • How To Meal Plan When You Don’t Have Time (Or Hate It)

    Meal planning is the pits. Sure, there are good things about it, like the crazy amounts of money ... read more

    How To Meal Plan When You Don’t Have Time (Or Hate It)
  • Inspiration Tuesday #7

    Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday #7 Last week, we talked about how perfection will never happen, but ... read more

    Inspiration Tuesday #7

5 Blog Tasks You Can Affordably Hire Out

I’ve been working on a new project, and I’m super excited about it!

Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Check out my Instagram feed to follow along as I work with my test group, find the perfect logo, and start this new chapter helping bloggers utilize affordable Pinterest Marketing services!

While not all of the details about this new project have been released yet, I will say that it has to do with Pinterest and the book I wrote.  I’ve been carefully pricing services, which has gotten me thinking about how bloggers view hiring out some tasks relating to their blogs.

What is considered affordable?

What tasks, if any, are you comfortable hiring out?

And so I started looking around, comparing virtual assistant services, and realizing that is a huge range of services available that bloggers can take advantage of – and that prices vary greatly!  So here for you, I’ve created the definitive list of affordable blog services to take some of those day-to-day tasks you dread off of your plate so you can focus on being awesome! [Read More…]

Retired by 40 + Tailwind

Hi guys,

Just wanted to share an article I wrote for the Tailwind blog with you, called Pinterest Your Passion.  It’s a short, sweet read, and I highly encourage you to head over to the Tailwind blog to check it out!

Last week, while browsing inspirational quotes on Pinterest (of course), I came across one that was kind of a game changer:

Whatever Makes You Weird
Is Probably Your Greatest Asset.

Do That.

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How I Started Working From Home

It’s Time!

Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but I was willing to take the chance. I am so glad I did!

Sometimes, it takes a new experience, a success, to teach you what you really want in life.

I used to think it was my career.

Now, I realize it is my family.

5 months ago, right after enrolling in Elite Blog Academy, I started earning a regular income from Retired by 40!  I was working too many hours at a job I hated, missing out on so many moments with my family.

I desperately wanted to strike a balance between work/family/side hustle and even though I didn’t want to admit it to myself, I wanted to be able to work at a fulfilling career from home.

I wanted to be able to watch my little girl grow up, to actually spend some time out in the sunshine, to and have the time to cook from-scratch meals while still working!

And then 2 things happened:

I lost my job and I took a leap of faith.  

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Many of us don't have time to meal plan, or we just hate it. Here's how to meal plan when you don't have time...

How To Meal Plan When You Don’t Have Time (Or Hate It)

Meal planning is the pits. Sure, there are good things about it, like the crazy amounts of money that you save, the fresher, healthier food that you eat, and the added benefit of not having to think about what's for dinner.But I hate actually doing it.  I'm a super control-freak, type A, and ... read more

Inspiration Tuesday #6: What matters enough to you that you were willing to sacrifice of your time, energy, and even comfort to achieve it?

Inspiration Tuesday #7

Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday #7 Last week, we talked about how perfection will never happen, but instead we need to focus on progress, no matter how small.  I mentioned that life is a journey, not a destination, and if you're too busy focusing on being perfect, you'll miss all of the amazing ... read more

How I Took my blog from making $0 to $1,600 a month in 12 weeks!

How I Make Money Blogging + $250 of Bonuses for You!

Whew, what a week! I have been SO looking forward to this week!  You know why?Because Elite Blog Academy, the course that made my work-from-home dreams a reality, is giving everyone free stuff!I know, I sent an email about this earlier, but I'm so excited that I just cannot contain myself, ... read more

Homemade laundry detergent saves tons of money - but what if you husband isn't a fan?

When Your Husband Hates Homemade Laundry Deteregent

I tend to have more more frugal tendancies than my husband does.I don't say this to brag, but just to point out that opposites do tend to attract, and that in most relationships, both people will never be 100% on the same frugality page all the time.And let me tell you, our time came the ... read more