My Featured Blog Posts:
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!
Promoting Your Blog: How to Build Your Pinterest Presence - 4 Secrets to Successread more
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...read more
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...read more
Podcast Click on the titles to listen to the podcast Great Escape Radio Episode 50: One step at a time...read more
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...read more
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...read more
South Carolina Published Articles Click the titles to read the complete article. HERITAGE AND HOT DOGS: Exploring Summerville, South Carolina Beyond the Pines: Summerville-Dorchester...read more
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 Corporate Silas M....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Have you ever stumbled across a blog that seemed “off” and chaotic? Even worse, was it your own blog? Good news! It is quite likely that the blog simply needs a consistent style. There is a solution to the chaos. A blog style guide, also known as a branding guide,...read more
Colors, ah, colors. I love a beautiful color palette. I’m inspired when I see the cool tones of blue and green and golden yellows as found in nature. I’m not the only one. Colors are vitally important in our daily lives and in our world view. It's not surprising that...read more
Styled stock photography is a very specific type of photography. The talented photographers who specialize in this genre are excellent at placing everyday objects into advertising or promotional images - creating a visual image that is aesthetically pleasing and...read more
Pinterest can be a game changer with regard to delivering your message to the right audience and building a profitable online business. I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but only used Pinterest for saving some recipes and crafts. I can’t believe how badly I...read more
Effective writing requires careful attention to detail, and I am thrilled to know that I’ve got Grammarly to keep my nimble fingers in check at the keyboard. I’m constantly typing when I’m at my computer. First impressions matter, as do second, third, and all other...read more
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 WordPress.org site even advertises "Extend your...read more
Are you interested in starting a blog? Welcome! You are at the perfect place to start blogging, without bogging down in the overwhelming details. My paternal ancestors arrived in America from the bogs of Ireland. During my 20’s, I was fortunate to travel to Ireland...read more
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...read more
Let's start a blog today, and not just any blog, but a super-amazing blog that will bring you joy in the creative process and money (if that’s one of your blogging goals). You can do this! There is so much information on the web about how to start a blog....read more
These published articles and photos may be available for your publication. Contact me regarding publication rights. I find that travel writing and travel photography go hand in hand for achieving a compelling story. Please enjoy the reading time by choosing your area...read more
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....read more