Why I Give Away All My Blog Tips for Free

free blog tipsIt’s no surprise by now that I give away a lot of blog tips for free. Why? Because I want to. I have the mentality that the more you give the more you get so that’s what I’m going by.

I see people like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vee, Oprah, and Ellen giving and giving and they never run out. In fact, they just keep getting bigger and bigger. So to me, that means giving is worth more than a short term “sale” if you will. My goal is and has always been to provide as much value to you as possible, all for little to no cost.

Am I losing money in the process? Oh yeah. A ton. But like I said, I truly believe this will benefit me and you in the long run. Here’s why:

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I’ve been blogging on and off for about 6ish years and for 4 of those years I learned everything the hard way. Growing your blog or business is the opposite of growing as a child. No one is going to hold your hand and tell you not to touch the stove because it’s hot. In business, you’re likely to touch the stove over and over again until your hand is scarred. And then you think “Hm ok, guess I shouldn’t touch that stove anymore!”. 

Blogging is super competitive and as sucky as this sounds, you’ll probably get burned once or twice. There are other bloggers out there who want you to fail so there’s more for them; more money, more opportunity, more fame, etc. (By the way, that’s not how it works but whatever.)

When I first started blogging I reached out to every single blogger I knew and asked for advice (now I would say to do that, then offer something you can give them in return for their time).

Out of the… 30, 40, 50 bloggers I reached out to only about 5 responded but that was enough for me. I honestly thought every single person I reached out to would answer me back because why wouldn’t they?

Well, they didn’t.

So right then and there I made a commitment that I was going to help as many people as possible because I knew there had to be other bloggers out there who felt the same way I did: alone, overwhelmed, and confused.


I don’t know if you know this but I was a teacher before I moved to NYC. And it was one of the most rewarding experiences because I got to see kids learn stuff, important stuff, that I taught them. I mean I had these Kindergarteners who knew nothing. Literally they didn’t know how to sit in a chair or use scissors.

And I not only taught them to sit in a chair but to raise their hand, be respectful of their classmates, color in the lines (for the most part), yoga, and how to read and write. Like how cool is that?!

Their success was my success and the same holds true for every blogger or entrepreneur who reads my blog. If you learn something from me, use it for yourself, and yield results from it, that’s a huge win for both of us!

There is nothing more gratifying than having someone tell you you changed their life or they accomplished something major because of you. Nothing.


Here’s the thing: secrets suck. And for the most part, nothing is secret. So if you ask me something I’m going to give it to you straight, not some sugar coated version of what you want to hear or just a piece of the puzzle.

I’ll give you the whole puzzle for free because if I don’t do it, someone else will. And if someone else doesn’t, you’ll find it on your own soon enough.

This actually happened to me when I first started. Like I mentioned above I asked all these bloggers well thought out questions and from the 5 that responded only 1-2 gave me anything substantial to work with. The other advice was cookie cutter like “Be yourself! Be unique! Create good quality pictures”. I would respond with “Ok that’s great, but how am I supposed to do this?” and then I’d hear crickets.

If you’re going to tell someone to be themselves, a constructive piece of advice would be something like “Write how you talk and don’t post about something just because everyone else is posting about it”.

When I first blogging I titled all my fashion posts with people names, not because I was super original, but because I saw Something Navy do it so I thought I should do it. Well, it worked for her but didn’t work for me. So then I started giving my posts practical titles like What to Wear for Unpredictable Spring Weather.

My point is this: people are going to find out what they want to know eventually. So you can either do them the biggest favor of their lives and tell them yourself or send them on a wild goose chase and have them resent you later when they actually do find what they’re looking for.

I’ll tell you what, for the bloggers that didn’t help me… I stopped following them completely. #sorrynotsorry If you don’t have the time of day for me why should I have the time of day for you? One of my favorite quotes is “Invest in those who invest in you” and that’s exactly what I plan to do for you guys.


What’s your blog or business about? I’d love to know. Tell me in the comments below. 



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  • Reply
    Kherington, Currently Kherington
    07/25/2017 at 1:11 pm

    GIRL! Yes, yes, yes! This may be my new favorite post! I can honestly say your blog tips are my favorite + I have used them + they have WORKED + I have told you + you have cheered me on every step of the way. I am so grateful for the fact that you are so willing to share your journey. I consider you one of my TOP favorite bloggers. Whenever influencers ask me who to follow you are the FIRST I recommend. Thank you so much for this post + your support!

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      07/31/2017 at 11:54 am

      OMGosh what a compliment! Thanks Kher, you’re such a doll. You’ve yet again left me speechless. Thank YOU for that. It means so much to me. xoxo

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    ​Nikki Prša
    07/25/2017 at 3:02 pm

    Love this post! I don’t remember what Something Navy’s post titles used to be. Can you remind me?! I started blogging back in the day when there were no travel bloggers yet but I was living in Europe and couldn’t NOT share about it. It’s amazing how much you can learn from others. I love giving info. away for free too 🙂

    I’m a language expert (I speak 7 languages fluently and a bunch more conversationally) and my business, Speak at Home Tonight, provides personalized language services for individuals and corporations worldwide (everything from one on one Skype lessons to translation/proofreading/editing/subtitling). Teaching and seeing someone reach their goals is so rewarding. It’s so much better to see others succeeding!

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      07/31/2017 at 12:00 pm

      Yes! Something Navy’s posts were named after girls or boys. So it would be something super simple like “Alexa” or something like that and I just thought it was the coolest thing! I LOVE that you speak so many languages. You have such an advantage over other bloggers. Keep killin’ it Nikki! And thanks so much for your comment. xx

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    07/26/2017 at 9:03 am

    Great Post!

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      07/26/2017 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks so much Solmari. Thanks for stopping by! xx

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    Caitlin -TheBlondeAesthetic
    07/26/2017 at 2:54 pm

    It’s so cliche but I truly believe a candle never loses anything by lighting another candle. You obviously love to help others, so really you’re just being authentic by sharing all of your tips and tricks. And authenticity is always a good plan.
    My joy for helping others is at the root of why I started my blog. I love helping other people solve problems. I can’t solve all your problems, but I can help you with your hair and makeup problems fo sho! So of course I want to tell you what mascara I wear that makes my lashes look long, or how much I love Apple cider vinegar to keep bloating away.
    Keep spreading the love! Xx
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      07/31/2017 at 12:10 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Caitlin. Another one of my favorite quotes is “if you’re talkin’ to everyone, you’re talkin’ to no one” so I love that you found your place in the blogging world with health and beauty and I hope you continue to thrive babe! Thanks so much for your comment. xx

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    07/26/2017 at 5:50 pm

    THIS!! OMG yes! We were twins in a past life… I’m with you 100%, I can’t bring myself to support those who don’t support in return. I mean, there’s one particular local blogger that is getting under my skin here and I’m tired of the “competition”. It’s not who I am. The “liking” of photos only when I like hers… if I’m lucky. Over it sweetheart. I think it’s my upbringing and good nature to just be nice and like everyone. Keep up the good work babe.. I like what you’re doing!!
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      07/31/2017 at 12:20 pm

      YES! Trust me, some bloggers get under my skin too and it kills me to hold back from saying something but in the end, it won’t do anything. Thanks so much for your comment. And keep doing what YOU’RE doing. xx

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    07/26/2017 at 6:04 pm

    Brittany – I LOVED this post & can totally relate. In fact, as a newer blogger {2 years now}, I’m VERY flattered – and dumbfounded – when I get e-mails from other aspiring bloggers asking me for advice. The fact that they are coming to me because they find me inspiring is an INSANELY HUGE complement & I never want to sever that relationship. Ever. It’s funny because though we connected through blogging & instagram, I’ve actually used your blog to help me get started too because not enough bloggers talk about the nitty gritty of blogging IMO. You nailed it with the Spoiler Alert too. At the end of the day, we are all in this together & jus trying to make it so it’s much more fun to collaborate vs compete! I always get so much value from your posts so keep on preachin’ girl! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com
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      07/31/2017 at 12:14 pm

      Haha it’s the best feeling isn’t it?! You’re so sweet, thank you SO much for the kind words. Collaboration will always take you further than competition. Keep spreading your support, it’s much appreciated!! xx

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    Leslie Rossi
    07/27/2017 at 1:55 pm

    This is so true! It’s hard to figure it all out yourself, but then also again rewarding when you do. I just hope that more bloggers work together because shouldn’t we all be lifting each other up?

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      07/31/2017 at 12:22 pm

      Totally Leslie – we really should! Thank you for your comment, I have a feeling you do a pretty good job and lifting others up already. 🙂

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    08/03/2017 at 2:56 pm

    Brittany, you are awesome! I’m pretty new to blogging and you have been so great accepting me into your community and giving advice. So great to have a mentor like you! XO

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    08/05/2017 at 12:07 pm

    Recently discovered your blog through Zanita’s website. Honestly I’m in LOVE with your blog. You write what exactly needs to be written & so inspiring!


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      08/09/2017 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you SO much Urvee that’s the sweetest thing I’ve heard all week! Please let me know if you ever have any questions and make sure you join the secret Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/notanotherblonde. Stay in touch! xx

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