When is it time to buy a domain?

How to know when you should buy a domain for your blog?

Allison said, Hello Sarah! I was wondering if you could help me with a blogging question. For the past few months, I've been toying with the decision to start a personal/music blog. I know free blogs that end in .wordpress.com or something similar don't bring as much visitors or traffic or even publicity, but I'm hesitant to pay for a custom READ MORE >>>

Blog Love


I've officially been a San Diego resident for one week now! I've had my butt kicked by three aerial classes, had an ass-kicking massage, eaten superb zucchini noodles with my bro and sis-in-law, found my way to Trader Joe's, gotten my apartment semi-organized, had two Skype dates with one of my favorites, walked Slayer all over my sunny little part READ MORE >>>

Starting a business? How far should you niche down?

In business, how far should you niche down?

Alyssa said, I am currently building my business and saving up to make my escape! Recently I have spent a lot of time working towards opening my own Etsy shop to create some passive income. One not so small task is still unfinished and the longer I wait the worse it gets! I have no idea what to call myself! I will be selling various wedding READ MORE >>>

Win a Badass Babes scholarship!

Badass Babes Blog Club + Ecourse from XOSarah.com

If you're dying to get into the Badass Babes Blog Club or E-Course but don't have the cash flow right now, never fear! Complete the steps below and you may find yourself joining the Badass Babes free of charge! This is a two-parter and you must do both to qualify. 1. Post a tweet stating why you want to join the blog club or e-course with a link READ MORE >>>

I’m back!


I'm in San Diego, getting settled in my little apartment, and I finally have internet!! The cross country drive was absolutely breath-taking and I was so glad to have pro-map reader/driver/snack buyer Beth as my co-pilot. Even Slayer ended up being a pretty good traveling buddy. As bumpy as the road to leaving Michigan was, the drive ended up READ MORE >>>

5 tips for better blog photos from Allyson Wonderland

5 tips for better blog photos from Allyson Wonderland

It's moving day!! Today Slayer, my friend Elizabeth, and I are all packed into my little car headed for the west coast. You can follow our road trip adventures on Instagram and in the meantime I've got Badass Babe Allyson here to talk about taking better blog photos! Hey, everyone! I am Allyson from Allyson Wonderland Photography. I am a READ MORE >>>

Badass Babes registration is OPEN!!

Badass Babes Blog E-Course from XOSarah.com

It's time! I've built a brand new site, the blog club is rockin', I've re-worked the e-course, and I'm ready to take on new students! Registration will be open until Sunday, June 29 at midnight ET, but remember, in order to give everyone and their blogs individual attention I'm only taking on 15 e-course members at a time - so if you want in, READ MORE >>>

Blog Love


Apartment is nailed down, going away parties were had, and the countdown is on...I leave in FOUR days. My stomach did a little excited/terrified flip just typing that. Holy crap this whole thing when from an idea to reality fast! I just keep telling myself that no matter what goes wrong, in a week I'll be there and settled, and done with having a READ MORE >>>

Fix-It Friday

Fix-it Friday - Free web and blog design advice from XOSarah.com

Fix-It Friiiiiday!! Between 8AM and 5PM EST post your blog/website link in the comments and I’ll reply with one tip for improvement. I’ll do my best to give each person a different suggestion so you can come back and use all of my tips to make your blog look shiny and new. I’m also happy to answer short questions like “Is the font I used for my READ MORE >>>

3 Google Analytics features to help grow your blog or business

3 Google Analytics features to help grow your blog or business

Alright people, we're gonna get nerdy today! You've heard me talk about Google Analytics before, but did you know it's more than just pageviews and referral links? In fact, I don't actually use it to check pageviews. I use Wordpress stats on my dashboard for that and use Google to generate more in-depth information on user behavior. That means I READ MORE >>>