The Freelancer’s Guide To The Galazy

Being a freelancer isn’t the easiest thing in the world.

If you’ve been reading long, then you know this from my Blog Income Reports.  I proudly call myself a Freelancer and small business owner, but those titles didn’t come without crazy amounts of hard work and #hustle. Even so, the benefits that come from being your own boss as a freelancer are crazy good: like being able to set your own hours, taking as much time off as you want, or pulling an all-nighter just because you can’t sleep.  It’s amazing, ya’ll.

Whether you’re thinking about freelancing, a new freelancer, or a veteran, this infographic by FreshBooks, a cloud accounting and invoicing platform, rings totally true! [Read More…]

Elite Blog Academy Review – Should I Buy Elite Blog Academy?

During the end of 2014, I purchased Elite Blog Academy, sort of on a whim/sort of hoping that it would help me to catapult my blog to rock star levels and bring in extra money for my family.  Here’s I am giving you a full Elite Blog Academy review, from my own experience as well as from others’.

In my experience, Elite Blog Academy is worth it if you are a beginning/middle blogger – but In honor of a crazy low price on the course coming up on September 17th, I’ve decided to do a full, in-depth review of the course, so that you can decide for yourself.  As with all online products, everyone’s situation is different, and I want to give you the information that you need to make an informed decision.

Elite Blog Academy is a lot of work, make no mistake, but if you’re willing to put in the work, you could see results like I did.  In the year since I’ve purchased Elite Blog Academy, I:

  • Left my office job as an accountant
  • Started working on my blog full time
  • Launched my company, The Pinterest Assistant, which now employs a staff of 4, and brings in far more money than I ever could have hoped for.
  • Make more money than I ever did as an accountant
  • Get to be home with my daughter – no daycare!
  • Work as much or a little as I want
  • Have written 2 books
  • & Am working on a course call “Your Blog Or Your Life” which will teach you how to keep your blogging to 6 hours per weeks, while still earning $1,000 – $2,000 every month (or more)

But again, everyone’s circumstances are completely different, which is why this is going to be loooong.  I’m giving you tons of info in this article, so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your blog – and, if you decide Elite Blog Academy is right for you, then I’m also giving you an opportunity to take advantage of unheard of pricing: $299.  (This pricing has only been seen on the course once before.  It is normally priced at $399, and after this flash sale on September 17th, enrollment won’t open again until 2016) [Read More…]

Are You On Track To Retire? Betterment RetireGuide’s Got Your Back

Launched in 2010, has become the foremost automated investing service for people like you and me who want sound investing advice with minimal fees and action required on our part.

I first became aware of in 2013 and  I signed up almost immediately.  Their easy-to-understand – and use tool made me an instant convert.  My people are like me: you know you need to be investing, but don’t have the time or resources to do tons of research.  By investing with Betterment you’re automatically diversifying your investments which will lead to larger, more consistent returns.  On top the automated features, your Betterment account regularly rebalances and reinvests the dividends – ensuring that your money is working as hard as it can for you.

Betterment’s fees are unbelievably low for the service that they offer, currently .15% to .35%, and because of this, and their simplicity, we have almost all of our assets invested with Betterment and we’re loving it! Get up to 6 months of service free if you sign up here.

Betterment RetireGuide – Retirement Advice for Everyone

A few weeks ago, Betterment released yet another tool designed to make your investing experience – and ultimately your retirement – an easier to manage experience.  They called it RetireGuide, and it is an incredible tool for investors to to get recommendations for their retirement accounts. [Read More…]

Getting out of debt is a necessity, though it is not a very simple task for many people because they keep up with the bad spending habits that plunged them into debt. You need to alter your spending habits and create a plan of action of paying the debt starting with the heftiest, and stick to that plan until all the debt is paid.

4 Tips for Getting out of Debt and Living Debt-Free

Debt can be so uncomfortable, especially when you are trying to repay your debt while working on a tight budget like me. When you have little extra money, paying a debt may seem quite a daunting task. You may even get frustrated when much of the money goes towards paying interest. Here is tried-and ... read more

It's my 2-year anniversary, which means it's time for an anniversary blog income report where I detail how I earn money online.

2-Year Milestone: July Traffic & Blog Income Report

During my 1st Year Blogiversary post, I asked you all if you would be interested in my doing both a Pinterest post (since 60% or more of my traffic comes from Pinterest) as well as an income report now that I am actually making some money!  Your response was overwhelmingly "Yes!" so I'm going to ... read more

Money Talk: Is our Debt Payoff Struggle Good For Our Daughter?

Money Talk: Is Our Debt Payoff Struggle Good For Our Daughter?

As a parent, one of my foremost priorities is making sure that I raise my daughter to be more than a productive member of society: I want her to be better than me. Now, I realize that I'm a fairly new parent, and I didn't exactly have the greatest role models, but I'm trying.  One of the things ... read more