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If you’re wondering what this blog is all about – well, it’s mostly about how regular folks with full-time careers can achieve big dreams using side gig income. These small side gigs can really add up and boost savings quickly.

The blog is about my journey and my big dream…but it’s about yours too!

There are three primary side gigs on the site (so far). These are:

Travel Writing/Photography – Getting started as a Travel Writer and gaining access to amazing destinations. (Pssst…ask my how my life has changed in less than a year due to travel writing as a side gig!)

The Business of Blogging – How Digital Marketing is Changing the World. Successful bloggers are making crazy money online. You can learn how and join the blogging community of fun (and slightly nerdy) folks who have turned easily accessible internet resources into a steady income stream.

Flipping – (Coming Soon) – This section will be about how to up-cycle household and thrift store items for massive return on a little investment – with a little elbow grease and some effective marketing.

To get started, here are some of my blog posts, simply jam-packed with tips to turn your side gig ideas into reality. I’ll help you avoid some pitfalls, share my failure stories, and guide you from impending danger. Are you having a Road Runner cartoon visual about now? I sure am! I’m also sharing my success stories and hope that you will share yours too!


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How To: Pinterest Strategy for Online Success

Build Your Pinterest Presence - Build Your BusinessPinterest can be a game changer when it comes to delivering your message to the right audience and building a profitable business. This works whether you are running an online blog, a service business, an e-commerce...

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Start A Blog

Blogging is a wonderful hobby and can provide a real opportunity to make money while working at home or during your travels. I've been blogging since 2012, and learn something new every day. Here are some blog posts about how to get started, pitfalls to watch for, and...

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Everyday Joy: Early Morning Blessings

EVERYDAY JOY is the next edition in The Community Book Project series, where people come together to submit essays on a particular theme. This Everyday Joy eBook is a collection of inspirational true stories about ordinary people's lives and how they...

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Promoting Your Blog: How to Build Your Pinterest Presence - 4 Secrets to Success

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Start your blog today: How To Start Your First Amazing Blog - Step by Step Guide to Using Bluehost and WordPress.  5 Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Blog More Blogging, Less Bogging - Taking those First Steps - Learning new skills is a challenge and...

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Podcast Click on the titles to listen to the podcast Great Escape Radio Episode 50: One step at a time Great Escape Radio: Writing from the Heart...

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Published Essays Click on the titles to read the full article Breaking Through Fear To Become A Published Travel Writer Get Started In Travel Writing With These 3 Tips How to Change Up Your Routine as a Travel Writer...

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California Published Articles Click on the article title to read the entire story. A Plunge into History in Coronado California Hotel Review: The 1906 Lodge in Coronado...

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Mississippi Published Articles

Mississippi Published Articles Click the titles to read the entire story.  Art in Action at the Mississippi Crafts Center 5 of the Craziest Christmas Displays Near Jackson, Mississippi Memorial Ceremony for Corporal Silas M. Warren Slowboat Brewing...

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Tennessee Published Articles

Tennessee Published Articles Click on article title to read full story Chattanooga: 24 Hours at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Chattanooga: Lamentations at The Passage Chattanooga Free Walk Cha...

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Louisiana Published Articles Click on titles to read the full article Weekend in New Orleans  An Inspiring Woman: Micaela Almonester de Pontalba in New Orleans  Slowing Down in NOLA: Exploring the St. Charles Streetcar Route  Cabins of Horseshoe Hills...

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Alabama Published Articles

Alabama Articles Click on the titles to read the full article The Trail of Tears: Fort Payne Alabama Historic Cabin Site Finding Ancient History at the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center Experience Alabama’s Great Outdoors at Cherokee Rock Village...

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5 Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Blog

Plugins are essential for the creation of a successful WordPress website. As you begin working on your blog, there will be certain elements missing from the core theme or from your structure. Plugins are the answer. The site even advertises "Extend your...

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Our 2016 Side Hustle Update

Side Gigs and Income in 2016 ow, I have been blogging for 4 years, but over the past few months I have completely rebranded this site and it feels like I'm starting over. This blog is about my journey to unlocking a simple(r) life. I want to share...

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Our 2015 Side Hustle Update

Side Gigs for Extra Travel Cash ravel is expensive and every penny counts. Our retirement dream is to spend a few months at a time in cultural immersion in specific global regions. Or to purchase a small RV and travel wherever the road may take us....

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