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    Creating a blog and taking it to the next level isn't easy. Many blogs fail because the owner of that blog:

    • Lacks patience
    • Doesn't understand how time intensive the process is
    • Gets discouraged at the ebb and flow of blogging

    I want you to feel good about the blog you are creating. I want to offer you services that will help you fall in love with your blog again (or for the first time.) Check out my services to see what I can offer you!

    Ways To Work With Me

    At the moment, there are three primary ways to work with me: getting a blog audit, pick my brain sessions, and blog post idea banks.

    Blog Audit

    Does your blog need a significant overhaul? I want to help. Sometimes the best thing you can do is get an audit for your blog. I'll do an intense deep dive on your blog and produce a helpful document that's just for you. We can talk about:

    • Blog Design (Logo, Colors, Post Graphic critique)
    • Page Contents (for example an about page critique)
    • Post Critiques (I can comment on things like storytelling, monetization, et cetera.)
    • …and more

    Before I begin my audit, we will chat about what exactly you want from the analysis. I am here to serve you, and I want you to get the most from the document I will share with you.


    There are two options for the blog post audit. You can get the document only, or you can pay a bit more for the report and an over the phone walkthrough. With the walkthrough, I'll go over what I found, you can ask any questions you might have, and I'll answer anything you need in more depth. These calls will likely last 30 minutes to an hour.

    Document Only: $100

    Document + Over The Phone Walkthrough: $175

    Pick My Brain Session

    Do you have a question about blogging that you need the answer to? I'd love to answer your questions. During our brain-picking session, you can ask me all the questions you have about running a successful blog like:

    • Brainstorming ideas
    • Improving writing skills
    • Making money through blogging
    • Promoting blog content
    • …and more

    Whether you need help getting started or you want help staying afloat, I can help. We can jump on a phone call or a Skype session, whatever floats your boat!


    Each session is an hour long, and it starts at $100 per session. If you book more sessions with me, you can get a discount.

    • Cost Per Session: $100
    • Buy 3-4 Sessions: Get $25 Off
    • Buy 5-6 Sessions: Get $50 off
    • Need more than six sessions? Get a custom quote by contacting me.

    Blog Post Idea Bank

    Have you ever looked at a blank screen while creating blog content so long that you cried out of frustration? I hope that's not just something I've done because if so this is awkward. I've been blogging since 2011, and when you've been blogging that long, new ideas are hard to come by. I am not saying that every post needs to be original. I mean, so much of what we write is somewhat of a copy from other posts we see. It's essential to produce new and exciting content often, though.

    I love helping others see what they cannot see. If you are struggling with what to write about, I would like to help. With the blog post idea bank, I've got you covered. I will look through your website, ask specific questions about the kind of unique content you'd like to write, and spit out a document featuring tons of ideas specific to your niche and blog. I'll take a look at the content that makes your blog successful so that these posts will help you stand out.


    There are two ways to work with me on the blog post idea bank. I can produce a blog post ideas only draft for you where I give you unique titles related to your blog, or I can go above and beyond with it. The above and beyond option will include an explanation of the blog post idea as well as 2-3 links you can read through to get you started.

    • 25 Ideas Only: $75
    • 25 Ideas + An Explanation + Resources To Get You Started: $200

    About Me

    Hi! My name is Amanda, and I am a blogger and Arkansas native. I started blogging out of my dorm room in 2011 when I was a freshman in college. When I first started, I knew absolutely nothing about what it took to run a blog. I didn't have a domain name, I started my blog on Tumblr, and none of my posts even had pictures. It was bad y'all.

    Since then, I've grown my blog and online presence considerably. I am on WordPress self-hosted, I know about the power of SEO, I create beautiful graphics and photographs to go with each post, and I am always striving to learn more about blogging. Currently, I am obsessed with learning all I can about affiliate marketing.

    So, why am I offering these services now?

    Well, first and foremost, I get questions about blogging often. As much as I love helping others, I also have to realize my worth and put a monetary value on that. These services are priced affordably, and they help me support my dream. I want to be there for you all, and this is the best way to make that happen.

    Second, I enjoy talking about blogging. I could honestly talk about this subject all day. These services will allow me to get involved with other people's blogs and give them the best advice I know how.

    A Few More Bits About Me

    • My favorite music genre is alternative rock.
    • I often don't know what to do with hands in photos.
    • Colorful hair is my jam although for the longest time I just had black hair.
    • My favorite makeup products are red and purple lipstick and of course highlighter.
    • Writing is honestly one of my favorite hobbies, and I am so happy I can make money from it.

    Contact Me

    Use this simple form below to contact me about my services:

    About Amanda

    Hey Y’all!
    My name is Amanda Cross, and I am the blogger behind The Happy Arkansan. I am a blogger, freelance writer, and podcaster. When I am not creating content for any of my content online, I can usually be found baking, watching YouTube, or napping. I love helping millennials and young adults navigate the mess that is adult life. Keep reading for my thoughts and experiences.

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