All the online writers making money off of blogging will tell you this:
Write a lot.
You cannot be a full-time writer who pays their bills from the money you earn from writing alone if you only publish one blog post per week. Those who do, do not make money directly off of writing.
I’ll give you my own example.
Yes, I make a livable income by writing one blog post per week. Sometimes I even skip a week, but I still manage to pay my rent and bills. The trick is to use writing laser-focused blog posts for a certain demographic, promoting the heck out of your blog posts on social media, and make money off of sneaky methods like affiliate marketing. I also have online courses and digital products. …
Here’s the thing about life. It’s complex.
And here’s the thing about love. It’s complicated and often misunderstood.
I mean, I get it. All those stories about unicorns and Prince Charming on a white horse we read as teenagers messed up our priorities real good. But hey, we can unlearn the crap and relearn the true meanings of words, feelings, and emotions, yeah? After all, that’s what it means to be an adult!
So, where do I even begin?
Let’s start with a conversation I overheard at the coffee shop a few blocks down the road from where I live. I say coffee shop to sound all fancy, but it was really just your good old Starbucks from way back when coffee shops were a thing . …
When I first started taking pictures, I tried a lot of different things. Street photos, landscapes, macro flower petals, or ladybugs…
In the end though, nothing felt as good as taking photos of other people. Sometimes I photographed people I knew — a neighbor or a friend, sometimes I reached out to people I admired, and other times I’d take photos of total strangers.
And with many trials and errors, I picked up a few tricks to get the kind of shots I want. Some of these have to do with minor camera adjustments, and the others have to do with directing the models to pose in the way you want — have a certain expression, or look a certain way. …