Let’s think hypothetically here for a second. Say there was a blogger who had big goals and even bigger dreams for her blog. She is ready to make her mark on the internet world. She is ready to be an influencer. She is ready to be financially secure. And she is also really ready to figure out how it can all be done.

Well, in this hypothetical situation, this blogger has made it to the right spot.

TThe Basics of Blogging was created to share the strategies that can make any blog a booming business. The strategies shared on this blog are ones I have personally implemented and found success with on my parenting and pregnancy blog, Swaddles n’ Bottles.  I’ve found such joy and fulfillment from blogging about something I am crazy passionate about, and I hope you will too!


I’m Caroline! I am a Houston based blogger who has been making a full-time income with my parenting and pregnancy blog for close to a year.

The blogger in our hypothetical situation was totally me back in October 2016.

I  started blogging after my first daughter was born. I had previously been a workin’ woman and really enjoyed my career. Shortly after my time as a stay at home mom began, I desperately began missing work (yes, really). I wanted to do something that challenged me. I wanted to take on daily tasks that brought me one step closer to my goals. And I definitely wanted to contribute to the household income!

When I first read about mom’s making money blogging, I didn’t even really consider it an option for me. I had zero experience building websites. How would I get people to my website? Would they even want to read what I wrote?  I feared failure. But I took the first steps and started learning along the way. I spent countless hours researching and even more hours perfecting my strategy. It all started working; my blog pageviews were booming within just 30 days of blogging! I made a couple hundred dollars my first month, then a thousand, then a couple thousand!

Don’t get me wrong, I made countless mistakes in my early days as a blogger. These mistakes caused me alot of frustration and some money. But I kept on working, researching and tweaking my blog until I was making a full-time income. I now make over $5,000 a month (and growing) on my blog. Looking back, I realize that building a successful blog is not difficult, but it can be without the proper tools, techniques and strategies. I also have realized that I would not have been able to turn my blog into what it is without the help of other bloggers. Hence the start of The Basics of Blogging.

I’m ready to pay it forward!

I wanted to create a “tell all” sort of website that would share the knowledge I have gained through this journey. I’m not sharing tips and tricks. I’m providing you with my  proven strategies. Like I mentioned earlier, these are the exact methods I am still using to this day to run SwaddlesnBottles.com! I’ve found so much happiness in my blog career and I hope to help others achieve the same.

So have I convinced you that starting your own blog would be a FABULOUS idea? Perfect! Here’s how you can get started.

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