It took me around four years to buy my first real camera. For the first several years of this blog and my Instagram account, I only used my iPhone. I became proficient in figuring out lighting, angles, and most importantly — editing. (Editing is a MUST if you want the best pictures regardless of whether you use a phone or an actual camera). When asking yourself if you need a real camera, there’s one main thing to consider. What are you doing with your images? If your main social platform is Instagram and you’re killing it there, you may be… View Post

This topic is another one prompted by my request for posts you’d like to see on here. If health and nutrition are of interest to you, then you’ve no doubt been inundated by the 2125457 different diet trends and “advice” from people on Instagram and other social media avenues. It can be hard to know if you should be intermittently fasting, only eating a majority of fat, or any number of the conflicting messages that we see 24/7. I’ve obviously had my own struggle with these things and I finally reached a point where I realized that I needed to… View Post

There’s still a lot of confusion about how bloggers make money — especially if you’re not a blogger yourself. It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times and I decided to write this post today to add some ideas that may not readily come to mind when it comes to making money from a blog. Apologies if you’re not a blogger, but feel free to read through if you want. 🙂 Currently, the standard and most popular ways to make money as a blogger are: sponsored content (blog posts, IG posts, etc.), ads, selling a product (e-book, course, etc.), and… View Post

Working from home sounds like such a dream — no makeup, sweatpants all day, and no one looking over your shoulder. Minus trips to either teach classes or train clients, I’ve been doing a lot of work at home for about two years, and although I love the flexibility, it’s an art that requires a lot of self-motivation and time management skills. It wasn’t until the start of this year that I really figured out what works for me. They’re relatively easy tips, but for some reason they never occurred to me as I would sit around and waste time… View Post

In honor of the fourth anniversary of this blog (one that is two weeks belated I might add), I wanted to use today to focus more on the writing and maintaining of a blog. Non-bloggers stick around because I think there are parallels that you can use as well. 🙂 As you know, at the beginning of September I shifted to becoming self-employed through my personal training and this blog. I don’t want there to be any illusions; I don’t rely entirely on the income from this blog, but combined with training I’m able to make a sustainable living. One… View Post