• Grow & Shine,  Money & Income

    How I Made $1025.77 in Sales on Shopify as a Newbie

    When you first start out blogging, you have this idea that making money will be easy. I mean, that’s what all the blogging courses say, right? “I made 3k in my first month of blogging!” “Skyrocket your pageviews!” Whatever the promise of blogging courses out there…most bloggers work…HARD for the money. It’s a hustle. Don’t let anyone tell you different! (That’s why I love Paul Scrivens because he cuts to the chase…no messing around). Most bloggers make money in a few obvious ways: Ads (which require a lot of pageviews) Sponsored posts (which usually happen after blogging for a while) Products (which people buy only if they find your site)…

  • Wondering what the top affiliate programs for Christian bloggers that actually bring in money? Check out this TOP 3 list of Christian affiliate programs for bloggers (who don't just blog about blogging!)
    Money & Income

    The Christian Affiliate Links I Make the Most Money With

    Like any blogger, Christians bloggers are looking to make a little extra money. Many of us know the ones that everyone uses like: Blue Host Site Ground Shopify These are also the ones that make the most money. Many of the 6-figured bloggers are blogging about blogging. Go figure. Telling people how to make money is HOT-HOT-HOT in any economy. While that’s all well and good…many Christian bloggers aren’t looking to promote blogging-related items to their readers because many of their readers aren’t bloggers! On my main blog, RadicalChristanWoman.com, I struggled to figure out how to maximize my income without compromising my blog (or my faith). My questions were this:…

  • SVG - Commercial Licensed Graphics for Christian Based Products
    Design & Tech

    60+ Commercial Graphics for Faith-Based Products

    Sometimes you want to design a product…but you don’t want to do all the work. I’ve been designing t-shirts over on my main blog for a few months and I know how much work goes into creating designs. While I haven’t used pre-fab designs on my tees yet, I know that there are tons of other projects that I would like to add a little “something-something” without fussing around in Photoshop (which is my design program of choice). I’ve curated a bunch of cute scalable vector graphics (SVG) that you can use on any commericial product you want! The vectors are FREE for personal use only (so feel free to…

  • Why should you keep blogging when there are so many other voices trying to be heard? Here are some reasons you should start your Christian blog TODAY even though there are so many blogs starting up!
    Grow & Shine

    Why You Need To Start Your Christian Blog Today

    Do you know how many new blog posts are published worldwide on a daily basis? 2 million. 2 million new blog posts! Every. Single. Day. In other words? That’s 14 million new posts going out into the blogosphere every single week. Including yours. So, while you’re spending time and energy to write a post, make graphics, make opt-ins, publish it and promote it, there are 2 million other people doing the exact same thing day after day… after day. How does that make you feel? Competitive? Overwhelmed? Frustrated with your blogging progress? Does it make you wonder what the point is? Is there even a point? After all, if you had 2…

  • Design & Tech

    50 Totally Free Blogging-Related Images for Bloggers

    As a blogger who blogs about blogging, it’s imperative that I find cool looking blogging-related photos. While I do have a subscription to Storyblocks (which is only $149/year for unlimited downloads and completely worth it!), I like to find other website that offer free stock photography that I can’t get on my paid subscription. Sometimes I get tired of seeing the same images and want something fresh. I got an email from DreamsTime (I guess I signed up for them at some point…probably to get some free stock photos among their paid subscription) and they were offering their “Free Image of the Week”…which honestly was kinda lame, but it piqued…

  • Grow & Shine

    The Biggest Bloggers Tell Their 6-Figure Secrets

    I know so many of you have questions like: Wondering do I grow my traffic and create a tribe of loyal fans? What should I be doing on my blog to spend my time as a blogger most effectively? How do I create successful (for Jesus) and yet profitable blog? I’m wondering those same questions! And I don’t pretend to know it all, which is why I defer much of my own wisdom to people “bigger” than me…and by BIGGER, I mean someone who is literally making 7-figures a year and has a team to pay their salaries! Ruth Sukoup is probably one of THE most successful bloggers who teach about…

  • Grow & Shine

    The Three Things That Held Back My Blog For Years

    I’m just going to lay it all out on the line here. I don’t even think I’m going to edit this blog post because I don’t want you guys to miss out on what I’m going to say…what is actually in my head. For years, I was struggling to make money on my blog. Like for 10 years! I was writing my little heart out. I was creating really beautiful Pinterest images, working on SEO and doing “all the things” that they say are supposed to make you a great blogger. I was burning the candle at both ends. And when you have seven kids and homeschooling, let me tell…

  • Struggles

    5 Ways Having Too Many Topics Are Hurting Your Blog

    I started my main blog in 2011. After years of trying to put everything on one blog, I decided to split up my main blog into three different blogs, including this one. If you want to know why I did that in full, you can read the post here. In it, I touched on why splitting them up was a good thing, but now I want to focus on what happens if you have a blog that is too diverse in topics. Contrary to the old adage, you can have too much of a good thing…and let me explain why. Problem 1: The Reader Who Doesn’t Stay Imagine you are…

  • Money & Income

    How to Sell Your Blog

    I’ve sold blogs before, some for a big profit and some just for enough profit to justify all the work I put into it. Not all blogs can sell easily. For whatever reason, you might want to sell your blog. Or maybe you designed, wrote and promoted a blog with the intention of selling it all along. Either way, there are a few ways you can market and sell your blog without spending too much money. 1. Decide on a Price Assuming you already have a blog to sell, deciding on a price is the first item to determine. Your price point will depend on a few things. While these…

  • Design & Tech

    How to Run Multiple Blogs on the Same Hosting Account

    Ever thought about splitting up your one blog into multiple blogs? Or maybe you want to start a fresh blog but don’t want to pay for hosting all over again.  Here is an easy how-to guide on how to do this using Cpanel (on GoDaddy). I like GoDaddy despite any other things I’ve heard because they have excellent customer support and I have not had issues with them in 15 years of web development. Why Did I Split My Blogs Up? I did an extensive post on how and why I split up my blogs, but in a nutsell: my main blog was being weighed down by all the extraneous…