• 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...

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    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.

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    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)!