D&R 028: Where Have We Been? {Special Announcement}

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  Hello. Remember us? You know.  The couple that started this blog and podcast. Yeah, we’re still alive.  Yeah!  <insert cheers> We promise we’ve been busy blogging.   Just not here.   In fact….we have a VERY big announcement.  If you want the skinny, check out the latest podcast. Warning:  some of you are going […]

D&R 027: How to Start an Awesome Food Blog with Bjork and Lindsay of PinchofYum.com

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If you were to Google “Super Awesome Food Blogging Couple” I have no doubt that you would find Lindsay and Bjork of PinchofYum.com. We discovered this awesome duo thanks to another blogger that linked up both our income reports on their blog.  (note: Their July income report is legit and worth checking out here.) They […]

D&R 026: How to Be an Expert in a Crowded Space

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Can you really become an expert on a particular topic. We believe so. It’s a matter of taking a life experience, sharing it on the blog, and creating a process to help others go through that experience much easier. Following those steps will help your blog stand out from a crowded space and help you […]

March 2014 Income Report {New Record High}

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It’s time for the monthly income report. Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo!   As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports: Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep […]

D & R 025 – Nerds Unite! How Steve Kamb Used His Nerd Skills to Build an Amazing Online Community

Steve Kamb Nerd Fitness

Steve Kamb, better known as the leader of the nerd rebellion at NerdFitness.com, has an amazing blog with an even more amazing community behind it. In this podcast you’ll learn how Steve hustled his way to growing his blog to a full-time gig while also traveling the world. Resources: The documentary I first learned about […]

D&R 024: Can You Be Anonymous and Still Build a Successful Blog?

successful blog if you are anonymous

Recently a Dollars and Roses reader asked us if they would be able to build a successful blog if they were to blog anonymously. Since both Mandy and I come from two different blogging niches, I thought it would be good to get perspectives from us both. In the personal finance niche I’ve seen some […]

February 2014 Income Report

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It’s time for the monthly income report. Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo! As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports: Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep track […]

D&R 023: Podcasting Your Way To Divine Success with Cliff Ravenscraft

podcast answer man

This podcast was a first for us on many fronts. We cried, we laughed and we were so inspired by this amazing guest. Cliff Ravenscraft, known as the “podcast answer man” at PodcastAnswerMan.com left the security of a family owned insurance company to purse his dream. Even though he had been podcasting for several years [...]

January 2014 Income Report

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It’s time for the monthly income report. Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo!   As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports: Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep [...]

{Productivity Hack} How I Save 7 Hours a Week With Canned Email Responses in Gmail

How to Do Canned Email Response in Gmail

One of the biggest drags of blogging is email. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting email from my readers. We both do. But after blogging for several years the emails start to pile up. In fact, I think that last time I saw Mandy’s unread email count is was just under 200 emails. Yowzers! [...]