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Monday, July 28, 2014

Tips for Starting Your Blog with Alli from Taking Care of Monkey Business

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Have you reached your goals? Do you ever need that little nudge to jump in and start? I am thrilled to have Alli with us today from Taking Care of Monkey Business.

I met Alli after Abby from Just a Girl and her Blog featured bloggers who were inspired by her new book Building a Framework. You can check out the interview with Abby with highlights from her book here.

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Alli is brand new to the blogging world, but she already has an adorable site and some really inspiring content.

3 Tips for Starting Your Goals

  1. Find a Mentor - To reach your goals you will need other people to encourage you and show you the way. Alli got a crash course to blogging from her sister-in-law, Chelsea, from Chelsea’s Messy Apron… and it shows. I was impressed when I went to Alli’s site. I know my blog didn’t look that good on day one.

  2. Make an Investment - This investment can be time or money. Alli talks about how after buying a domain, hosting service and blog template she was invested. Every moment that she wasn’t blogging was money that was going to waste.

  3. Involve Your Kids - As a mom’s your kids are the center of your world. It can be a challenge as a mom to figure out how to be successful with entrepreneurial ideas. So many of the marketing and goals books that are written are written by men and for men. They don’t take into account things like staying up all night with a newborn or changing poop explosions throughout the day. Alli knew that in order to succeed she would have to involve her kids. Alli talks about how her daughter loves to help her with blog projects.


Alli shares a hilarious story about being a real mom, so make sure you listen to today’s episode! You’ll get a behind the scenes look at mixing babies with blogging. If you’ve never listened to our podcast before it’s like a mini radio show. It is wonderful because you can listen while doing the dishes, cooking dinner… or relaxing with your feet up because isn’t that what moms really do all day?

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out! And what a fun podcast - Alli is the best! And you are such a fun/natural interviewer!

  2. Thanks Chelsea! Alli truly is sweet. I'm so glad you enjoyed the podcast. That really means a lot to me.

    Have you always loved cooking and baking? I am both hungry and amazed every time I check out your site.


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