FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I start a blog?

If you are researching how to start a blog, my best advice to you is to just do it. Pull the trigger and go all in. It will totally be worth it. Don’t wait until you have all the answers because you never will. Just follow my guide and get started today. I also have a mini-course, Start Bloggin’, that guides you through the exact process of creating a blog!

What is SEO – Search Engine Optimization?

I talk about SEO a lot. So if you are new to the world of Search Engine Optimization, then I highly recommend that you click that question and read the full guide for beginners. It should answer all of my questions. I also have a free 5-day email course, SEO Made Easy, to help you get started with search engine optimization!

For more information on how to SEO your blog, check out these blog posts:

How can I grow my social media?

Growing your social media is a tough task. Trust me. And because of some blog posts I’ve written about growing my Instagram and growing my Pinterest, I get this question a lot! And the thing is, if you want to grow your social media, you need to make sure that you know what you are doing. So I created a free 5-day email course, Social Media Kickstarter, for you guys to try and kickstart your social media in the right direction.

How do I grow my Pinterest account?

When I started my blog, I didn’t realize that I was going to end up specializing in Pinterest! But now I help thousands of bloggers improve their visibility on Pinterest to drive more traffic to their blogs! For more information on how to grow your Pinterest, check out this blog post about how I grew from 7k to 100k monthly viewers on Pinterest in just 2 months.

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How do I start an email list?

Find the right platform and just do it! Okay. It’s not actually that simple. So I’ve created a blog post that should help you out and answer the questions you may have.

How can I be featured on TheContentBug.com?

I love sharing guest blog posts and special feature interviews to share amazing people with my audience! If you would like to write a post or be interviewed for a blog post, simply email me with your ideas, blog, and more information about you.

Can I request a blog post?

Of course, you can request a blog post topic! If there is anything that I haven’t written about, please feel free to message me and share your idea! I love to give you credit over on Instagram too!

Fancy and Cath - The Content BugWhat platforms do you use to run your blog?

There are way too many platforms to include in this section. So I actually wrote a whole blog post about all the services and platforms I use to run my blogging biz. Go ahead and read that blog post to learn more. And I also have a Tools I Love page that you can check out!

Do you work a full-time job?

No, I do not! I’m actually a full-time blogger/part-time freelancer. So if you would like to work with me, make sure you check out my Work With Me Page! And if you want to learn more about my transition from a full-time employee to a part-time freelancer, you can go ahead and read this super awesome blog post!

How do you make money blogging?

I’m sure you’ve been wondering this about every blogger you come by! So let me explain. I make a little money from affiliate income, teaching, consulting and my paid products: The Blog Hustler, The Blog Biz Bundle & Big Plans (my productivity guide & 6 month planner). But I also make money as a freelancer! So money comes from a variety of different areas for me. And the weirdest transition from being a normal employee to owning my own business is dealing with taxes. YUCK!

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How old is Fancy and what breed is she?

Fancy is my 3-year-old pup, for those of you who are new around here! She is a Catahoula mix that Alex (my boyfriend) and I adopted from a shelter in central Pennsylvania when she was about 8 months old. She is the light of my life and the design on the TCB logo!

Where do you live?

I live in Rochester, NY but I’m originally from York, PA.

Why and when did you start this website?

I started TheContentBug.com on October 18th, 2016. But it didn’t actually launch to the world until January 2017. And if you want the truth, I started this website because I hated myself. I felt like I didn’t have control over my life and I wanted to actually enjoy living. So I started a website as an outlet for my creativity and knowledge about digital marketing. And within a year, I was able to leave my full-time position to work for myself as a freelancer!