Updated February 16, 2018

This site is all about helping people start a blog or website in order to generate income online. Below is a list of the tutorials I’ve written, organized by topic. I aim to make things as clear as possible so even the most non-technical among us can follow along.


(If you prefer to read my articles blog style, with posts in reverse chronological order, go here.)

Things I make, like & use

The Useletter®
Tools I Use
The Hey Amy Show

Getting started

How To Start A Blog
How to Start an Online Business: A Budget-Friendly Checklist
How To Find (Or Re-Find) Your Passion
How To Decide What To Blog About
How To Choose A Domain Name
18 Tips For New Bloggers
13 Branding Tips Plus My Top Piece Of Advice


WordPress Tips for Beginners
How To Choose A WordPress Theme (And What I Use)
When To Buy & Not Buy The Genesis All-Theme Package
How To Install A WordPress Theme
My Top 7 Plugin Tips

Creating content

How To Write An About Page
How To Write An Ebook
Why I Turned Down A Book Deal
Email Marketing 101: A Beginner’s Guide To Building An Email List
Do I Really Have To Include My Address In Emails?
14 Tips For Writing Posts That Work
Tips For Using Images On Your Website
My Top Writing Tips
14 Guest Posting Tips
How To Create An Editorial Calendar
How To Create A Great Call To Action: 6 Tips
10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Exit Pages
11 Ways To Recycle Your Old Content

Nuts & bolts

What Is SEO?
10 Blog Design Dos & Don’ts
How To Make a Clickable Image
How To Deal With Errors And Warnings
How To Link Within The Same Page
What To Do When Someone Copies Your Content
How To Add The Nofollow Tag To A Link
What Is RSS? What Is a Feed?
The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit: My Honest Review + Top Picks
Elite Blog Academy: My Honest Review
Is Your Personal Information Public?

Making money

How To Make Money Blogging
Affiliate Marketing: The Ultimate (Free) Guide
Minimalist Online Business Money Tips 
Are You Disclosing Properly?
Are You Violating This Amazon Associates Term Of Service?
How To Become A Virtual Assistant
How To Create A Media Kit
What Is A Pitch And How Do I Know If It’s Good?
10 Tax Tips For Bloggers
How We Got Out Of Debt: Our Top 10 Tips


30 Productivity Tips
8 Tips For Email Management
7+ Gmail Tips
How To Set Up Canned Responses In Gmail
How To Create A Weekly Schedule With Google Calendar

Social Media, promotion & engagement

How To Get More Website Traffic
What Is Good Traffic?
33 Ways To Market Your Book, Blog Or Business
6 Tips For Writing Emails That Get Answered
9 Networking Tips
Why You Should Be Part Of A Mastermind Group
10 Tips For Commenting On Blogs
How To Get More Comments On Your Blog
How To Determine Your Best Social Media Sites (Plus More Tips)
19 Facebook Tips
My Top Twitter Tips
How To Link To A Specific Tweet Or Facebook Post
How To Share Amazon Affiliate Links On Facebook And Twitter
35+ Pinterest Tips From Basics To Beyond

Entrepreneur life

7 Questions I Ask As A Minimalist Business Owner
20 Practical Questions About Online Balance
The Problem With Goals
“How Do You Not Get Discouraged By The Success Of Others?”
The Trouble With Blogging
When Blogging Is A Burden
How To Sabotage Your Life
My Favorite Business Books: My Top 3 Picks
How To Handle Negative Feedback

The girl behind the geek

Our Life’s Motto
How To Get Rid Of Stuff Painlessly
My Rock Bottom