• Blogging,  Start a Business

    Planning Your Blog: What to Do Before Spending Any Money

    Contrary to popular belief, buying hosting is not the first step in starting a blog. In fact, there are many, many steps to take before ever spending a dime. In this post, I’ll walk you through all of the things you should do when planning your blog, before setting up your actual website, including making sure that blogging is right for you (before you invest).

  • Blogging,  Start a Business

    Everything You Need to Know to Start a Blog

    There are tons of people out there who will say it only takes 5 minutes to start a blog, but they're not actually talking about how to start a blog, they're talking about how to set up your hosting (which they get a kick-back from). Starting a blog takes lots of hard work and lots of time. But, if you really want to make it happen, it's totally possible... and actually a little easier than you might think.

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    September 2018 Income Report – Fifth Month of Blogging

    It's October (my favorite month!), which means it's also time to share my fifth income report. September was a busy month with lots of ups and downs, but, overall, the blog did well and I almost doubled my income from last month. As I shared in my October personal growth goals, my husband and I spent last weekend moving to a new house... one with internet! Woo! So, once the internet is set up next week, I'll officially be able to work on my blog (and schoolwork) from home. I couldn't be more excited!

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    August 2018 Income Report – Fourth Month of Blogging

    It's September and time to officially unveil my fourth income report! This month I got ultra-focused and created an in-depth business plan. The plan lays out exactly how much I need to make each month from various income streams to be making $4,000/month by the end of next year. It also lays out how many posts, pageviews, and email subscribers I'll need each month to reach that goal.

  • Blogging,  Start a Business

    Bluehost’s Birthday!

    Hey there, this promotion has ended, but you can still sign up for Bluehost for less than $4/month. Feel free to read about why I chose Bluehost for hosting my site, or check out some of my other posts about blogging.

  • Blogging,  Start a Business

    39 Things I Did Before Launching My Blog

    Launching a successful blog takes a lot of work. There are so many articles and blog posts out there that say that you can set up your own blog "in just minutes." But the truth is, there is a lot that needs to be done before launching a blog and it takes a lot of time, especially if you're hoping to make money. The good news is, it's all completely doable (even if you have no experience)!

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    May 2018 Income Report – My First Month of Blogging!

    My first month of blogging is officially over and I'm now sharing my first income report! This journey so far has been crazy and wonderful and I'm really excited about everything I'm learning and all that I've been able to create. My main goal for my blog has always been to create something beautiful and encouraging and I feel confident in saying that Jamimico is both of those things.

  • Blogging,  Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    May 2018 Goals – My First Month of Blogging Goals

    As I shared the process for creating short-term goals, I decided to share my own short-term goals with you, so that we can walk alongside each other as we accomplish our goals together. I've been debating whether I should share my blog goals on this post or create a separate income/traffic report with my blog goals each month. For this month, I've decided to go ahead and put it all here. As I start to actually make an income, that may change. Without further ado, here are my first month of blogging goals.