5 Things Influencers are Missing

While I've both been an influencer and worked with influencers for around ten years, it seems that the world I once knew about blogging has changed into a multifaceted industry.

With the instagram algorithm changing constantly and blogging becoming more of a full time business versus a hobby, it's important to treat your blog as such. Granted, I know so many women and men who begin their blog as a hobby and that's perfectly fine. But know, that if you intend on your blog evolving into much more than a hobby, it should be treated like a full-time, professional business. 

So, if you're one of the many bloggers who want their blogging side hobby to be so much more than a hobby, listen up. I'm sharing five of my favorite ways to prove your professionalism, increase your traffic, and garner true relationships with both your followers and your sponsors.

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2018 Goal: Take Care Of

Growing up, I didn't know much about health + fitness, and truthfully didn't care to know. I remember my friend Nicole had tried so many times to get me to workout with her and go for a jog but honestly - my heart just wasn't in it. 

Something clicked when my husband and I began dating. You see, we had that puppy love stage for the first year where we ate whatever we wanted without noticing that the benefits weren't there. After the first year, we both had gained about 15 pounds and decided to make a difference. 

Stepping into the gym for the first wasn't fun and I'll be the first to say that. Gymtimidation is a real thing - not just some funny commercialized joke. When I try and get people to come to the gym and they tell me they're nervous - I GET IT. I think the biggest misconception is that everyone there feels absolutely confident and comfortable but I can tell you, that couldn't be further from the truth. Some of my closest friends are in enviable shape (for me atleast) and hearing their stories of self-doubt always reassures me I'm not alone and I never was.

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