The 100K a month blog project.

Today I am going to share our latest project, but this time it isn’t for our home or garden. It’s for the blog. My friend Janet recently shared a link about Neil Patel and his plan to create a new blog and have it earn 100K a month within the first year to show that anyone can do the same.

I decided it would be great to follow along and see if someone like me (who is not famous in any way shape or form) could have the same success as Neil, just by following his strategies. His project starts on April 1st, and I will be following his advice and trying it right here on The Stylish Nest. Here is what we have in common and what will be different:

I have an existing blog, he is starting from scratch. While Neil will be starting from scratch, I am going to use his advice to grow an already existing blog. To be fair, my blog isn’t large, so while there is a small head start, there is a lot of room to grow. He also said he is buying an existing domain to help with search engine recognition. I have had this domain for several years, so in someways this is common ground.

The design budget is zero. We have this in common. I have always utilized free themes on The Stylish Nest. There are a lot of great free themes available, and I have always been happy with them.

Facebook will be the main social channel. The Stylish Nest Facebook page is already started and has fans, so I will have a slight head start there. I will also have an advantage with Pinterest and Twitter, which it seems Neil won’t be utilizing for his project.

Content creation. Neil will be creating content for his site that will be 2,000 words per article. While my site already has a lot of content, I will follow his plan to create some new articles for my site that will near that word count as well. Our topics will be vastly different, he is making a nutrition blog, while my site will still be about home, garden, and DIY.

Popularity.The largest difference is he will already have a ton of built in press and fans to visit his new blog since he is quiet well known, and is writing about his project on his site. I am giving him press about it right now just by trying the project myself. This is something I am not likely to have, however, I am very interested in finding out if his tactics really can work for any blogger.

The Stylish Nest 100K Project How it will work here on The Stylish Nest; I will be sharing what I am doing based on his project. I’ve created a category for the menu bar in case you would like to follow along, and I will use the hashtag #TSN100k for social media posts relating to this project. Home, garden, and DIY posts will still be shared, this will just be an addition.

Why would I want to do this? Simply because I enjoy blogging and am really curious if his tactics can help grow my site. Yes, the money would be amazing too, but mostly I would like to be a better blogger for you my dear readers. It’s always been about connecting with people and sharing what I love about life, and since blogging is one of the things I enjoy, I hope you will find it interesting as well.

Let me know what you think! I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

Materially Crafted

I always love a fun new book, especially one like Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed! Packed full of fun crafts to try, this book is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

I love that there are so many different project ideas, using various materials. Author Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, shows us ways to use loads of different crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper! The book has more than 30 easy projects, and is sure to have something fun for everyone.

The instructions are clear, and the book has a lot of photos (a must in my opinion). I am so excited to try the projects inside. With spring just around the corner, the concrete planters are high on my to try list. And of course, the fun cake ideas are great to try any time of the year.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for my review. This post also includes an affiliate link.

Celebrating 13 years!

My husband and I have been married for 13 years now. We celebrated our anniversary last month, it was fun to remember the craziness of our wedding. Did you know we got married during the Winter Olympics? I know that doesn’t sound crazy, except that they were being hosted in our state!

We like to enjoy our anniversaries in a low key manner, usually with take out from a favorite restaurant and a fun movie at home. Why celebrate with tons of other people around, right? Or at least that is how we see it.

It’s amazing how fast time seems to have gone, and yet it also feels like we have been married forever. If your married too you probably know what I mean.

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The Top Kitchen Design Trends of 2015

I love this infographic showing the top kitchen design trends for 2015. Do you have a favorite? I really love the pastels, and the LED lighting.


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