So I decided that today I would do a little Q&A session because I generally am asked the same questions, but I don’t think I’ve every really written them down for anyone? So here goes…
1. Where do I get my images?
I get a lot of them for free on websites like Pixabay, but I buy most of my images on istockphoto.com. I have just found that I love every image that I find on there.
2. Do I have a VA?
yes & no. I have someone that helps me by sharing one link a day on Facebook and I sometimes hire people to help with my other blogs, like StillHappilyMarried. I find that I usually like the way that I do things better because I know what I want and it is easier to just do it than to hire someone. I do, however, hire people to make my printables, planners, etc…
3. Do I sleep?
LOL. I get this question A LOT. I sleep about 5 hours a night, on a good night. I don’t need much more than that (neither did my mom or her mom). I feel refreshed after about 5 hours. If I sleep too much, I feel more tired. 🙂 The best night is when I sleep 5 hours straight, which rarely happens with 4 kids. 😉
4. Top 4 Posts:
I think that these continue to do well because they hit readers on an emotional level or they solve a problem. You can’t go wrong if you do one of those two things. I promote them occasionally, but they continue to do well every month.
5. How many hours a week do I work?
I’d say about 4-5 hours a day (ish), so maybe 20-25 hours a week (I usually take weekends off). Some weeks I work 50 hours & some I work 10, but I try to work around 4 a day (during preschool & then an hour or two after the kids are in bed)
6. How many blogs do I run?
Your Modern Family
Your Modern Dad (with Mickey)
Still Happily Married (with Holly Homer)
Becky & Paula (with Paula Rollo)
BeckyMansfield.com – just an online media kit, pretty much.
I help on several other blogs, as well.
7. How did I find a breakthrough?
Working for other people. I bartered a lot with a “I’ll guest post for you in exchange for a share”. I did this a lot in my first few years & it pushed me where I needed. Yes, it was a LOT more work & a LOT of hours, but it worked out b/c once I was able to get those readers & get them to follow me, I didn’t have to work as hard. I think with anything, you put in a TON of work up front & you can back down with time.
I hope that helped!