MailChimp vs ConvertKit – Which One is Right For You?

This post includes affiliate links which help support and maintain FBL. One of the most popular pieces of advice floating around online for bloggers is to build your email list. There are thousands (millions?) of articles about how to build your list, what to create as an opt-in offer, how often to communicate with your list,…

How to Pitch Brands for Sponsored Posts with a Small Blog

There is a lot of information out there about how to pitch brands for sponsored posts and almost everything I read repeats a few things that I’ve found to be untrue. For example, the articles and courses I’ve taken have said: You should have at least 500 – 1,000 daily visitors  You should never work for product…

Why You Need to Set Office Hours for Your Blog

One of the major traps of working at home or running your own business is failing to set office hours. Ask any solopreneur and they’ll tell you the same thing. It’s just too easy to let yourself give into thinking that you’ll just work an extra hour or two so you can finish up a couple quick…

Why I Use Dubsado (a CRM for Creatives)

One of the things that people have a tendency to overlook when they are starting out as a new business is a powerful CRM (Client Relationship Management) tool. I’m regularly shocked by the number of small businesses that prepare their contracts manually, send invoices manually, and process each step of their workflow…manually. Who has the…

The Top Tools and Resources I Use to Run My Blog

This post contains affiliate links and I am paid a small commission if you make a purchase through these links. Thank you for supporting the companies that support Far Beyond Love! I know so many people that start blogging thinking, “Omg, it’s going to be so fun!” #NoLie, blogging is fun but it’s also a…

How to Write an About Page (My 7-Part Process, 3 Things to Avoid, and a FREE Checklist)

Get your FREE ‘About’ page checklist from FBL and write your best page yet! If you’re anything like me, when you find a blog or a biz that piques your interest, you hop over to the About page to find out a little bit more about this fascinating new discovery. You have so many questions! Questions like, “Who is…

My Best Resources for Stock Photos

This post includes affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase through them. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Far Beyond Love.  A few nights ago I was speaking with a blogging friend when she complimented me on my blog photography. As soon as she said it,…

The Top 3 Reasons You Should Stop Reading a Blog

Lately I’ve gone through a phase of disconnecting from some of the blogs I read; some of them I’ve read for years. There are no hard feelings between me and the other bloggers, no offensive posts or disagreements, there’s no reason really other than we just don’t jive anymore. Once upon a time we clicked, and…

Three Things You Must Do to Become a Christian Blogger

There is no requirement that you must attend a Christian college before becoming a Christian blogger. There is no requirement that you graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Bible Studies or Christianity. Jesus never said, “Thou shalt study my Word for 4 – 6 years in an institution of education before sharing the gospel…

Two Must-Have Resources to Help You Become a Better Writer

When you’re a writer (like I am) one of the first things you learn how to do is adopt various ‘voices’. I have a voice I use at work when I’m writing cold technical documents like user guides. I have a completely different voice that I use when I’m blogging because I’m more personal and conversational. It’s…

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