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I make a full time income blogging. Let me share with you how!
DIY Business & Blogging, Technology

How I Make a Full Time Income Blogging (And How You Can, Too!)

In honour of my 8 year “blogiversary” this month (my first blog post was in June 2009!), I thought I’d share with you some of my tips on how to turn blogging into your full time career. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be making a living writing this blog, so I never thought I’d be qualified to write a post like this. But here I am, 8 years later, a legit blogger who is making a full time income doing something I love very much. Let me share with you how I make money blogging and how you can, too!Continue reading

How to grow your YouTube channel
DIY Business & Blogging

27,000 Subscribers in 2 Years: How to Grow Your YouTube Channel

27,000 YouTube subscribers. I don’t know if that sounds like a lot or a little to you, but for me it’s a very exciting number considering I didn’t know if I had “what it takes” to be on YouTube in January 2015.

Since I started my YouTube channel, my subscriber count and video view count has risen steadily every month. After year #1, my subscriber count was at 6,000. After year #2 – this past year – it was at 27,000. I realize success isn’t all about numbers (I’ve been blogging too long not to know that), BUT the subscriber growth on my channel has been really exciting and very motivating for me. Today, I wanted to share with you all of the things I’ve learned over the past 2 years on YouTube that have helped my channel growContinue reading

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DIY Business & Blogging, Free Printables

7 Things I’ve Learned After 7 Years of Blogging

Today is the 7th anniversary of my blog, The DIY Mommy. On this exact day 7 years ago, I wrote my first blog post on how to make a diaper cake. It was short & sweet, I took a photo of a diaper cake that my aunt made for me, I uploaded the photo and typed the instructions into my little WordPress blog, and hit publish. I was going to make a blog about making things for babies, and document all of the things that I made for my own daughter who was 6 months old at the time. I was 25 years old, and I was ready for a new outlet for my creativity. I was ready for a fun, new hobby that combined my love for sewing and crafting with my love for graphic and web design. If I would have told my 25 year old self that this hobby blog would turn into an almost-full-time job for me and be a source of income for our family, I wouldn’t have believed it! Let me share with you 7 things that I’ve learned along my 7 year blogging journey. Here are a few huge things that slowly turned my blog from a hobby into my career, and I also want to give you a gift at the end of this post for sticking with me through my blogging journey!Continue reading

How to Film & Edit YouTube Videos - secret tips and tricks for home decor, DIY and lifestyle bloggers!
DIY Business & Blogging

How to Film & Edit Videos for YouTube: Your DIY Blog

If you’re a blogger like me and you’re wanting to branch out, market yourself better, and rise to a challenge, starting a YouTube channel and shooting some videos might be for you! Last week, I shared how to start a YouTube channel for DIY, home decor and lifestyle bloggers like myself, and this week I want to continue that conversation and talk about how to make the videos that will be published on your channel.Continue reading

DIY Business & Blogging

How to Start a YouTube Channel: Your DIY Blog

In January of last year, I took a leap. I decided to throw my self-consciousness out the window and start my YouTube channel. One year later, I’ve become obsessed with making videos and learning how to make them better. I’ve also been receiving a TON of questions about how to start a YouTube channel for DIY, home decor and lifestyle bloggers, so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned with you today. I hope my fellow bloggers find this information helpful!Continue reading