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Making Sense of Cents has received several awards, such as:
- Won Blog of the Year by the Plutus Awards at FinCon in 2016
- Won Best Personal Finance Blog for Millennials by the Plutus Awards in 2015
- Blogger of the Month for the site Ready for Zero.
- Zillow's Blog of the Week.
- Top 10 Personal Finance Blogs to Watch in 2015 by BadCredit.org
- Top Personal Finance Blog of 2012 Nominee (by One Smart Dollar and Ready for Zero)
- I have been nominated by the Plutus Awards in both 2013 and 2014 for: Best Personal Finance Blog for Young Adults, Best Blog Contributor/Freelance Writer and Blog of the Year. For 2015, I have been nominated for Best Personal Finance Blog for Millennials as well as Blog of the Year.
- Top College Blog
- Bloglovin's Top Blogs, and Up and Coming Blogs
- Top 50 Money Saving Resources by Scratch Wireless
- Favorite Personal Finance Blogs for Millennials by XY Planning Network
- Top 27 Stories of ‘Life After Debt’ by ClearPoint
- Voted Top Finance Blog by Broadview Networks
- One of WiseBread's Top Personal Finance Blogs
- eCollegeFinder's Top Finance Blogs
- 25 Must-Follow Personal Finance Blogs From Around The World on Blogtrepreneur
- 14 GREAT bloggers that will boost your income in 2015 on Money Tuts
- 10 Best Inspirational Blogs for Debtors by BadCredit.org
- 5 Blogs That Inspired Me to Pay Off My Debt by Dream Beyond Debt
- 10 Personal Finance Blogs You Should Be Reading by The Frugal Cottage
I have been featured on the websites below:
- Forbes' Feature How This 27-Year-Old Made $1 Million Last Year;
- Forbes' 10 Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online;
- Elite Daily's How To Finally Stick To A Budget When You Suck At Saving Money;
- Huffington Post Live (on-air interview);
- Huffington Post's Can You Profit from Buying and Selling Websites? and Why I'll Never Buy A Timeshare;
- Kiplinger's Proven Tactics to Overcome Big Debts;
- The Consumerist (twice – one time was here);
- Time's 6 Ways You’re Cheating on Your Budget;
- Lifehacker (here's one mention and here's another);
- Yahoo! Finance (I am a regular contributor);
- Credit Sesame's 5 Real Grads Share Their Extreme Student Loan Debt Payoff Stories: How They Did It;
- Get Rich Slowly (see my guest post here);
- CreditCards.com's You did WHAT to pay off your debt?;
- Lifehack (regular contributor);
- H&R Block's 5 Budgeting Tips For New Homeowners (regular contributor);
- US News (I was mentioned here);
- WiseBread (one mention is here – How One Young Entrepreneur Paid Off $40,000 in Student Debt By Age 24);
- Investopedia's How to Get a Personal Finance Education for Free;
- Inc.'s Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice;
- Nasdaq's 23 Reasons Why You Will Always Be Poor;
- Rockstar Finance;
- ProBlogger's How To Make Time To Grow A Successful Blog When You Have A Full-Time Job;
- Business Insider (How To Pay Off $40,000 in Student Loans);
- Mint.com (here is my interview);
- FEInternational's How To Grow A Niche Website: Experts Reveal Secrets;
- Stacking Benjamin's The 23 Worst Pieces of Financial Advice We’ve Ever Heard;
- The Simple Dollar's When Enough Is Enough and Eight Worst Halloween Treats (and Three Favorites);
- Daily Finance's What To Do When Your budget Exceeds Your Income;
- Ready for Zero (Article here, Blogger of the month here, and 17 All-Star Bloggers Share Their Best Fall Budgeting Tips);
- Forbes (see here);
- Time's How to Make the Most Money Being a Mystery Shopper;
- Cosmopolitan's 6 Useless Excuses That Keep You From Saving;
- XY Planning Network (see here);
- GO Banking Rates (see here and here);
- ClearPoint (see here);
- TripAdvisor's Travel Tips from a Digital Nomad RV-ing Across North America;
- The Everygirl's Starting Your Own Business? How to Prepare Financially;
- Wallet Hacks' Millennial Money: How Five Premier Millennial Bloggers Think About Money;
- The Street's 5 Money-Saving Questions to Ask Your College Financial Aid Officer and Road Wage: Take These Key Financial Steps To Buying A New Car This Fall;
- HuffingtonPost (see here);
- Scratch Wireless (see here);
- Debt Roundup's article The 54 Best Personal Finance Tips of 2014;
- Money Under 30's article The Best Personal Finance Writing Of 2014;
- Shoptathome.com (see here);
- Smarterbucks (see here);
- Yahoo (12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food);
- Well Kept Wallet (here);
- Invibed's Extraordinary Under 30: Michelle of Making Sense of Cents;
- The Dollar Stretcher's Creating a Side Income in Retirement;
- The Debt Myth (here);
- Small Business Trends' 10 Online Business Tips Suggested By Our Community;
- Grasshopper's article 5 Biggest Fears For Small Business Owners (And How To Fight Them);
- The Centsible Life (here);
- Time.com's 50 Ways to Save for Holiday Shopping;
- Mic's How to make money on Instagram and get paid for sponsored posts;
- Be a Freelance Blogger's 15 Real-Life Freelance Bloggers Who Prove You Can Create a Successful Business from Nothing;
- Learnvest (one of the times can be found here and in Real People Dish: The #1 Thing That Inspired Me to Get Out of Debt—and Stay Out);
- “Goodbye Sallie Mae” – Round 1 on BrightCents;
- The Work At Home Woman (here and here);
- The Daily Interview (here);
- Lauren Greutman's 6 Ways You’re Wasting Money By Trying To Save Money;
- Think Save Retire's What they don’t tell you about living on the road;
- Retire by 40's Why I Gave Away Nearly All Of My Belongings To Live In An RV;
- Student Loan Hero's article This Woman Started a Business to Help Pay Off $40K in Student Loan Debt in Only 7 Months;
- BankRate.com's article 5 true tales of crazy credit card rewards buys;
- Credit.com (here);
- Investment Zen's How One Blogger Accidentally Built A $320,000/Year Income;
- The Penny Hoarder's How to Buy and Sell Websites: Expert Advice on Maximizing Your Profit;
- Careful Cents' 8 Entrepreneurs Prove You Can Earn an Honest (and Lucrative) Living Online;
- CouponPal's article Best Of The Web: Tips On Saving Money From The Pros and Interview With A Savings Expert;
- MSN Money's 23 Reasons Why You Will Always Be Poor;
- Studenomic's The Article About Money I Wish I Read Before College (Open Letter to All Students);
- And more!
Blog coaching is a service I began offering in 2013, and it is a service I enjoy providing. Blogging is something that completely changed my life, and I love being able to help others do the same. Blogging allowed me to leave my day job in October of 2013 and pursue the career that I love.
Making Sense of Cents, as you can see from this page, has been around for a little over five years, but has grown very quickly. I receive over 500,000 page views each month, I have very engaged readers on my blog, and I have been mentioned on many different websites.
Some of the areas I can coach you on include:
- Creating your website. If you are completely new to the blogging world, I can help you create your website, choose hosting, help find a website designer, and more.
- Designing your website. Is your website easy for readers to use? I can help you create a better layout in order to increase conversions, increase the number of readers you have, and overall just to have a better website.
- Monetizing your website. This is a question I am often asked about, and I can help you come up with different ways to possibly monetize your website.
- Teaching you how to correctly use social media. Social media is an area that many do not fully understand, and it's one of the most requested areas that I coach website owners on. I can help you better understand Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and more.
- Marketing your blog. You can have a great blog but no one may ever read it. This is where blog marketing comes in. I can help you find readers and increase the amount of people who find you.
If you are interested in starting a blog, I created an easy-to-use tutorial that will help you start a blog of your own for cheap, starting at only $2.95 per month (this low price is through my link only) for blog hosting. In addition to the low pricing, you will receive a free blog domain (a $15 value) through my Bluehost link if you purchase at least 12 months of blog hosting. FYI, you want/need to be self-hosted if your website is used for freelancing purposes or if you want to make money blogging.
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