• Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    February 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    It's the end of the month and time to share my personal growth goals for February. In all transparency, January has been a hard month. I've been going, going, going for so long now – constantly doing work, schoolwork, blogging – that my mind hit a wall. I'm not physically tired, but I am extremely tired mentally. For two weeks straight, I would go to do my schoolwork and then just stare at the computer or a book and not accomplish anything. My mind literally refused to function.

  • Personal Growth

    Why to Start Small When Setting Goals

    We've all been there. We've approached a new year with excitement about how we're going to change our life in next 12 months, and, to that end, we set big goals. But I think we all know how this ends. We give it our all for two, maybe three, weeks, only to fail before the first month is ever over. You want to know why? We don't start small.

  • Blogging,  Start a Business

    How to Set Up a Blog: The Technical Stuff

    Here it is... how to set up a blog: the technical stuff. If you haven't already read my post about everything to do before spending money on your blog, go back and check that one out. It's important that you understand what your blog is about and who it's for before you set up the blog itself. If you've already read that post and worked through each of the action items, it's now time to set up the technical side of your blog! So exciting!

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    January 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    How is it already time for my January 2019 Personal Growth Goals post?! I have to say that time flies by so much faster when you run your own business. There's so much you want to accomplish and, with every passing month, it feels like nothing gets done. However, on the personal growth side of things, I had some big wins in December and I'm so excited to share them with you!

  • Pinterest

    A Pinterest Marketing Strategy That Will Skyrocket Your Traffic

    Creating a Pinterest marketing strategy can be confusing. I've been there. I know that feeling. You want to grow traffic for your small business via Pinterest, but you're not sure where to start. Well, over the last few months, I've tried many different strategies to grow my Pinterest traffic and all my experimenting has paid off! I now regularly get 6,000+ pageviews from Pinterest each month. All thanks to the strategy I'm about to share with you!

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    November 2018 Income Report – Seventh Month of Blogging

    Welcome to my seventh income report! November was a month of learning, trying new things, and refining my business strategy. To be honest, I wasn't very present on the blog this month because I spent some time travelling. But I spent a lot of time, instead,exploring Facebook, learning about online marketing, and analyzing the business strategies that are working for other solo entrepreneurs. So, overall, it was a good month.

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    December 2018 Personal Growth Goals

    It's December and you know what that means... Christmas! Christmas is seriously my favorite and I'm so excited for this month to start! We spent the weekend listening to Christmas music and decorating our home and it is so beautiful! (That's a lot of exclamation marks, but I can't help myself. I really am that excited!!!) Here's what I learned in November and what I have planned for December in all its Christmas glory.

  • Blogging,  Start a Business

    Why I Decided to Start a Service-Based Business

    I recently decided to transition my business from being solely a blog to also being a service-based business… more specifically, I’ve decided to offer Pinterest marketing services. This definitely wasn’t an easy decision. In fact, when I first started Jamimico, I saw other bloggers who were consulting or freelancing, etc., and thought, “That is not for me!” But as time has gone by, I’ve realized just how much having a service-based business can benefit me and just how much I might enjoy it. So I wanted to share why I decided to make this transition and start a service-based business, in the hopes that you might understand, too, how having…

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    October 2018 Income Report – Sixth Month of Blogging

    It's now halfway through November and I'm finally getting around to sharing my sixth income report! October was a big month for the blog, not because of income, but because I learned a lot about what it means to really run a business not just a blog. I spent a lot of time thinking through my revenue strategies and where I want to be a year from now, and I realized that there are some much-needed changes. You'll likely begin to notice these changes over the next few months, but I'll go ahead and share the biggest one here...