Blogging

New Blogger Shoutout: Write Them on My Heart

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce …Read More

Newbie Blogger: Transformed 4 More

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce …Read More

How to Avoid Blogger Burnout

I love being a blogger. Love it. I love the flexibility of the job. I love working from home. I love making money while I’m sleeping. I love the people and businesses that it’s connected me to. I love that it draws me out of mommy-land and keeps my skills sharp. I love that I …Read More

Thinking About Starting a Blog? Now is the Time!

We love blogging. We love helping people blog. We love getting potential bloggers like yourself set up on the right track to find the joy and success that we have found in this hobby-turned business. If you’re wanting to start a blog, the very first thing to do is to sign up for a host. …Read More

Join Our Thriving Bloggers Newsletter

Want to learn how to start, grow, and make money from a blog? We’d love to show you how! You see, after sharing our story in our Blogging Basics series about a year ago, we’ve been getting emails weekly seeking our advice on all sorts of blogging aspects. We’ve really enjoyed helping others get started in the …Read More

Shout Out to Some New Bloggers!

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce …Read More

Blasts from the Past: Great Posts You’ve Likely Missed

It’s not uncommon for me to stumble across a post I had written three or four years ago that I have completely forgotten about. My guess is if I have forgotten about these posts, you have too. Or perhaps you weren’t around these parts when they were posted. (Shout out to those who were!) Because …Read More

5 Things We’ve Learned About Blogging This Year

Four years ago, when Rachel and I stepped into the world of blogging for business, we had no idea how little we didn’t know. Now, several years in, Rachel and I still feel like we are on a learning curve. Yes, we’ve figured out how to turn our hobby into a part-time job for both of …Read More

Stay in Touch: Get New Posts Delivered Straight to Your Inbox

We are a little behind the times around here. In fact, we probably should have done this, well–umm, in 2012 when we started Thriving Home. No time like the present, right? We wanted to let you know that you can (and should) sign up to get our new posts delivered directly to your inbox. FAQ …Read More

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: September 2015

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce …Read More

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: August 2015 Edition

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce …Read More

I Spy…

Rachel and Polly in the magazine stands! Yep. You can find yours truly popping out behind magazine stands and in the checkout isles at your store–well at least, some of your stores. We have been featured in specialty print magazine that is all about freezer cooking. While we primarily share about how to start a freezer …Read More

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: Round 1

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: Round 1

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand-spankin-new blogs some face time and a jumpstart in exposure, we …Read More

Survey Results: What YOU Taught Us

Disclaimer: Some affiliate links may be included in this article. A few weeks ago, over 300 of you graciously took a few minutes to fill out our quick survey. (In fact, it’s still not too late, if you want to give us feedback and earn a free gift from our Store.) We loved hearing from …Read More

How to start making money on a blog

Blogging Basics: 5 Ways to Start Making Money on a Blog

Disclaimer: Affiliate links may be included. When you start to see traffic pick up on your site, it can be really exciting. I remember many ecstatic texts and phone calls between Rachel and me celebrating new milestones along the way. What was really fun for us was when we actually started to see a little …Read More

Blogging Basics: How much money do mom bloggers make? (Plus, a step-by-step beginner's guide to set up a blog for profit.)

Blogging Basics: How Much Money Do Mom Bloggers Make?

Want to start making money on your own mom blog? Get started here now! I admit I googled “How much money do mom blogs make?” a few different times when we first started Thriving Home. You see Polly and I knew from the beginning that we wanted to build a business from our blogging hobby. But, …Read More

Blogging Basics: Why We Love Blogging as a Part-Time Job -- A week-long series to motivate and equip you to start earning income from blogging.

Blogging Basics: Why We Love Blogging As a Part-Time Job

Yesterday began our Blogging Basics series with “Do You Ever Dream of Starting a Blog?“. Stay tuned all week long for more about starting a blog for profit. “So what do you do for a living?” It’s a common question that often comes out during small chat, right? Usually, my answer is something like, “Well, …Read More