Hey! What’s your blog name?
Hey I’m Lori, and I write the blog, More With Less Today.
Where do you live?
I live in Brea, California.
Tell us more about you and your blog?
More with Less Today is an upbeat source of lifestyle content specializing in stretching your shopping dollars. I also write about family-friendly recipes, empty-nest travel and living your best life at every age.
How long have you been blogging for?
What people don’t realize about blogging is…
I call it the hungry monster that needs to be constantly fed!
Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance?
Use a calendar and stop working when you are tired. You need rest and time away in order to be creative.
What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
- You will always have to learn new things.
- Your success is usually found on the other side of what you do not want to do.
- Have multiple streams of income and do not pull all your eggs in the same basket.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I wake up early and work hard for about 3 hours. I take time for exercise and then work in blocks of 1-2 hours with breaks until dinner time.
We love a good plugin, what’s your favorite one and how has it helped your business?
Broken Link Checker – as an affiliate marketer, it is important to swap out expired links.
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional influencer?
You need to be a good time manager and self-starter.
What has blogging taught you that no other career or job has before?
I enjoy working from home in my yoga pants. I don’t need someone to manage me!
If there’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Just start posting content. You will never know all you need to know!
Give us the inside scoop, is there an app or tool that you swear by?
Google calendar that I share with my virtual assistant
While you cover a few topics on your blog, which do you enjoy the most to write about and why?
Aging well, living my best life as an empty-nester and becoming a grandparent
Let’s daydream. What would your ultimate DREAM partnership look like?
I would like to write for AARP or a similar publication about empty-nester topics
We love to speak our goals into existence. What’s a current goal you’re working on?
Being more comfortable in videos and publishing more video content
Celebrating the wins, even if they’re little ones, is important. What’s your most recent win with your blog?
I am fighting my way back from a Google penalty that happened last April
What’s been your most favorite blogging memory to date?
Traveling to Omaha as an ambassador for Omaha Steaks a few years ago
Okay, we’re grabbing a Starbucks for a coffee date, what are you ordering?
Grande decaf skinny vanilla latte.
We’re diving into podcasts lately, what’s a favorite of yours to learn more for your blog?
I like The Blogging Millionaire