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McKinzie Bean

Hi, I'm McKinzie! I'm a mommy of two, married to my sweetheart and a finance junkie. I love teaching other moms how to save money, make money and take control of their financial situation. In college, I double majored in Financial Planning and Psychology because I love all things money and people. You may have seen me in publications like Forbes, The Penny Hoarder, Tailwind & more.

Third Month Blogging Report: How I Doubled My Page views + Quadrupled My Income

Hey, hey! Welcome to the Month Three Update for Moms Make Cents! It seems incredibly strange to me that this little place on the internet has been my own for the last three months. Sometimes it feels like it has gone by so fast, and other times I feel like I have been doing this …

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How To Develop An Instagram Strategy For Your Boutique Or Shop

One of the most popular social media platforms for boutiques and shops is Instagram.

With the visual aspect of Instagram, you can imagine why boutiques and shops would want to be on there — it’s a great place to show off your products. But with all of these possibilities, it can get a little overwhelming with figuring out what to post on Instagram and what to say in the caption.

There’s no one size fits all answer, but determining an Instagram strategy can help you out for your sure!

12 Brilliant Blogging Tasks You Can Do On Your Smartphone

I’m sitting in my rocking chair while my little guy is playing blocks. He seems content with his toys so like a ninja I pull my laptop out. Not five seconds later he is clawing at my leg, crying for the “pootah, pootah!” That’s “computer” in case you don’t speak toddler. 

Does this sound at all familiar to you? Mommy’s attempt to get a little bit of work done goes awry when the babe notices your computer. Mission is compromised. Story of my life! Finally, I had to buckle down and learn some new stealth tactics. 

Month Two Update: How I Made Over $400 In My Second Month Blogging

How have two months already passed? Seriously, guys time is flying.

I have been so blessed to get to know so many of you. Each of your emails or comments give me the biggest smile.

The growth of Moms Make Cents has been even more than I anticipated. Last week, I talked about one of my secret weapons and how that contributed to my growth, but in this recap I want to cover what else worked and what was a flop this month!

15 Ways To Boost Productivity As A Mommy Blogger

Imagine you are working from home. You’re sitting in your comfy chair, reaching over your desk to grab your acai bowl. You are still in your jammies and you stare at a blank screen on your laptop as you listen to your kids playing outside your cozy home office. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But if your days are remotely close to mine you know this is FAR from reality.

Running things from home has some advantages of course, but just like a field job, you shouldtreat it exactly as it is…a job! Being a work at home mom can be challenging. You have so many distractions and temptations around you. You have laundry, playgroup, playing with your kiddos…and all the sudden it is five o’clock and you haven’t even started dinner yet! It is not easy. Being a work at home mom requires a lot of patience not just from yourself, but from your kids as well.

Here are 15 ways that you can boost your productivity and help make your mommy blog a success.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review: How Michelle Makes $50,000 a Month Blogging.

This weekend I finished the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle of Making Sense of Cents. Michelle consistently makes $50,000 a month with affiliate marketing.

I have been reading Michelle’s blog for years and have been so inspired by her income reports. Like this one where she made over $72,000 in one monthHer blog is one of the few that gave me enough courage to start this website.

I am so excited (and slightly fan girling) that today Michelle has agreed to an exclusive interview about affiliate marketing and her new class Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing! I’ll give you an overview of my thoughts on the course and then turn the rest of the post over to Michelle.

One Month Recap: Zero to 4,900 Pageviews in 30 Days

Phew! We made it through our first month on Moms Make Cents. It has seriously been such a whirlwind and I am so grateful for all of the friends I have already made. 

The last month has been a little insane at our house. The day after I launched the blog my little boy and I got super sick. I was down, off and on for about three weeks (getting up in the middle of the night multiple times with your sick baby leads to a slow recovery).

July 1st we got the keys to our new place and my hubby started renovating it every night after work. He would leave at 6:00 and get home around 9:00 so there wasn’t a ton of time for me to work in the evenings. Finally, on the 15th we were all boxed up and ready to move in.

Make Extra $ As A SAHM With These 10 Freelance Services

You have talent! It could be in art, finance, crafts, cooking…you name it. There is something that YOU are great at and you can earn a living from it. It’s amazing how many job ideas you can come up with that you can do around your neighborhood and locale. It’s even more amazing how many more jobs you can do online!

Online jobs are the most convenient and inexpensive way to work from home. All you need is the internet and a laptop or desktop. If you browse through online job sites, you will be astounded by the number of jobs posted and with so much variety.

How to Make a Big Impression With a Tiny Pinterest Following

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Ready? You don’t need thousands of followers to make a HUGE impression on Pinterest.

One of the Pinterest accounts I manage has a teeny tiny following. Right now there are 258 followers. There is a good chance you already have that many followers on your own account.

The difference between your account and this account is that with only 258 followers I am averaging over 20,000 impressions A DAY!

That means this little account is getting 8000% more impressions than it has followers. That means this little Pinterest board has over 600,000 impressions each month.