Newbie Blogger: Plenty of Trays

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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…

Thriving Home Was On the News!

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Hey friends! Just wanted to share something fun that we got to be part of. We were recently on the news! Last week a story about Thriving Home and our cookbook writing aired on KOMU. It was a…

New Blogger Shoutout: Mom's Growing Home

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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…

Build a Blog That Will Thrive!

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Have you ever wondered if you could make money blogging? Do you have questions about what it takes to create and maintain a blog as a part-time or full-time job? Want the inside scoop on what goes…

New Blogger Shoutout: Write Them on My Heart

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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…

Newbie Blogger: Transformed 4 More

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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…

How to Avoid Blogger Burnout

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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…

Thinking About Starting a Blog? Now is the Time!

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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.…
Blogging Basics lays out 15 simple steps toward earning income from a blog. Each short chapter gives one action point for laying a solid and successful foundation for your site. Mompreneurs, Rachel and Polly, built their blog Thriving Home five years ago and now both have generous part-time incomes and flexibility with their families as a result. This might be the cheapest and most valuable blogging resource out there for new mom bloggers!

Join Our Thriving Bloggers Group

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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 blogging story about a year ago, we've been getting emails weekly seeking our advice…

Shout Out to Some New Bloggers!

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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…

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

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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…

5 Things We've Learned About Blogging This Year

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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.…

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

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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…

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: September 2015

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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…

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: August 2015 Edition

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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…

I Spy...

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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…

Shout Out to the Newbie Bloggers: Round 1

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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…

Why I Ditched My External Hard Drive and Use an Online Backup

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Why I Ditched My External Hard Drive A few years ago, I was backing up my computer using an external hard drive (like the one in the picture to the left). I did this on a regular basis on the offset chance…

Survey Results: What YOU Taught Us

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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,…
How to start making money on a blog

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

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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…
Blogging Basics: How to Start a Blog - A step-by-step beginner's guide to set up a blog.

Blogging Basics: How to Start a Blog (+ A Special Bonus From Us if You Do!)

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Read our entire Blogging 101 series beginning HERE. When Rachel and I started blogging together, it was a "blind leading the blind" scenario. We honestly did not know what we were doing. We knew…
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?

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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…
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

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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…
Blogging Basics: A week-long series to inspire and equip moms to start a blog for profit.

Blogging Basics: Have You Ever Dreamed of Starting a Blog (and Earning Income from It)?

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Have you ever dreamed about starting your own blog? And maybe even earning some extra income from it? Polly and I sure did three years ago. And now, here we are today, both earning a part-time income…