The secret to get your blog post shared 1000 times

The best way to guarantee your blog post gets shared a ton!

You've seen that headline before, right? Or something very similar...10 things to NEED to do to every post, The best way to get more shares... And it comes with a list of all the things you need to be doing to make sure your post takes off like a rocket. Write your title a certain way Add beautiful visuals Tweet, pin, Instagram, READ MORE >>>

How can a freelancer afford to _______?

How can you afford that car, that rent, that vacation when you're a freelance creative?

When I moved to San Diego, I got a few comments from fellow bloggers and freelancers wondering how someone who is self-employed might move to such an expensive city. A question which threw me off a little because I'm not sure why we still equate being self-employed with not being able to afford nice things? Now I did go from a three bedroom READ MORE >>>

How to be more authentic & open online

How to be more open & authentic in blogging and social media // XOSarah.com

Bloggers always ask me about being more "authentic" online. A word that has been over-used to the point of turning into meaningless blogging jargon. Unless you're making shit up and writing about things you don't genuinely care about, you're already being authentic. What they really want to know is how can they be vulnerable without feeling READ MORE >>>

Blog Love

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While I spent the majority of my week back in San Diego on the couch coughing and sniffling, I did still find time to collect a bunch of badass links for you all. I also managed to get through three seasons of Homeland (despite Clair Danes constant need to cry over everything) and read Hollow City, the follow up to Miss Peregrine's Home for READ MORE >>>

Iva made The Escape

Iva shares her journey from the 9 to 5 to a freedom based business

Today Iva is here to share how she left her job as a diplomat for Republic of Croatia and made The Escape to build a business dedicated to wellness retreats. Tell us about yourself, what you did pre-escape, and what you do now Hi all, I used to be a diplomat for Republic of Croatia. Spent many, many years in public service. Learned a lot, but did READ MORE >>>

What do you NOT do?

Are you spending too much time responding to emails that aren't your idea client?? // XOSarah.com

We talk a lot about creating sales pages and promoting services and showing off all the awesome things you do, but in the name of time and sanity, it's just as important to be clear about the things you don't do too. CLICK TO TWEET: In business, what you DON'T do is just as important as what you do http://ctt.ec/N159W+ When business starts READ MORE >>>

How to live a more badass life? Just do it.

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A few weeks ago, Badass Babe Anais was in town and sent me a message asking, "Feel like stand up paddle boarding? I've never done it and would love to..." To which I replied, "Oh man that sounds terrifying, but I could be conned into it!" A response which took a couple minutes of me trying to decide if I reaaaally wanted to put myself in an READ MORE >>>

Scholarship winner + 1 day left to join the Badass Babes!

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Thanks to everyone that entered! I loved reading about your goals and checking out all of your websites - hoping lots of you come hang out with me in the blog club + e-course even if you didn't win. Congratulations to...Jessica from fierceinthecity.com!! I'll be in touch soon with instructions :) Hangout on Air Tuesday night I did a LIVE READ MORE >>>

How & why you should create seasonal content for your blog

How seasonal content can boost blog traffic and bring in more readers // XOSarah.com

Halloween is coming up, then Thanksgiving, and Christmas. People will be all over the internet searching for costumes, recipes, decorations. Ways to survive their family, end of the year breakups, and that weird Jell-O thing grandma always makes. Do you have seasonal content ready? You should. Properly promoted seasonal content can skyrocket READ MORE >>>

Fab made The Escape

How Fab made The Escape from the 9 to 5 and created a passion-based business

Today Fab of beapassionjunkie.com is here to share how she a whole bunch of corporate jobs behind to strike out on her own! Tell us about yourself, what you did pre-escape, and what you do now. I am Fab, and I am a Passion Junkie. I have a background as a freelance journalist (music) and as a PR and marketing strategist. I worked for over three READ MORE >>>