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The Plus Size Influencer & Business Nerd

I am the woman behind The Curvy Fashionista, the TCFStyle Expo, and the TCFCruise! Pull up a chair, let's get personal and chat about all things plus size fashion, blogging, and business!

The Solo Adventure & Nomad Coder

Welcome to my blog here you can find a lot of my travel stories and my thoughts of life. Please enjoy!

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What to Know Before Adding WordPress Plugins

HI! It has been a minute since I have posted here, working on this to help you out! I was chatting in an FB group and a colleague asked about WP plugins after just migrating and was all gung ho. I was happy for her transition but, immediately I started sharing a few tips before she ended up making a few of the errors I did when I got a new WordPress site. And then I thought, this would make a great blog post! And here we are!  Because not all plugins play nice, can break your site, or can...

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My Favorite Affiliate Programs as a Fashion Blogger

I have been blogging for five years now, headed into my sixth at The Curvy Fashionista. Making a full time living is a hustle and a grind, one that requires multiple sources of income to make it happen. So when I was about affiliate programs and my favorites, I thought I would share this in a fun post. As there are a few and they serve different purposes. When used effectively, affiliate sales can bring in varied forms of revenue! Affiliate sales and sidebar ad placements along with newsletter placements can eventually add up to bring in a substantial source...

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Just Because You Have my Email Address

Does NOT mean you can Add me to your Newsletter Has this happened to you? You go to a conference and exchange business cards. OR. You reply back to an advertising inquiry. THEN All of a sudden you get an email newsletter notice. *cues eyeroll* I sit here in confusion, trying to think, WHEN did I sign up for this? Then you realize, THEY added you on their own, without warning, asking, or notice. If this is you… DO NOT DO THIS I hate this. LOATHE this. Next to link bombing my Facebook page, this is even more of a...

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Not Everyone Is Going To Like Your Blog

And Guess what? This is okay. Not every designer is your cup of tea, so why should your blog be excused from this? Let me back up… I have seen this comment or sentiment shared more than a few times over a few different social networks: “No one supports me” “They just hating” “I always like, blog, comment, about them and they NEVER say anything back to me.” “No one ever shares my blog” I could go on, but you get my drift. One of the things I realized from  these statements and I have been compelled to share is...

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10 Tips to Help Grow Your Blog

Happy New Year! With the New Year comes new goals, new inspirations, and new focuses and your blog is no exception! Except, you do not know where to start or how to get there… Well, today I wanted to share with you a few tips that I have used on my blog, The Curvy Fashionista that has helped me and hopefully will help you! 10 Tips to Help Grow Your Blog 1.Make sure you have social sharing buttons. I know this may sound basic to a few of you, but I cannot tell you how many blogs I have gone...

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10 Tips to Succeed as a Blogger…

So you want to be a blogger. More specifically, a fashion blogger, but where do you start? Not only that, how do you continue to build and to grow? There are a lot of questions I know you have... I have been asked a few many times over! No worries, I am here to help!   image from Intel My Life Scoop After running a blog full time, for five years, I can share with you it can get quite overwhelming and confusing! What should you have, what shouldn't you do, how frequently you should post-  I understand there are...

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Catch my Segment on Ricki Lake!

So, back in November, I had the pleasure of guest appearing on The Ricki Lake Show!   ou remember her right, Go Ricki, Go Ricki! Well, she is back and a few of you had asked about me having a tape or clip about it, and I finally do! Thanks to Sterling Digital, I got my fancy first clip of my appearance! I am not going to lie, I was sooooooooooooooooooo nervous! LOL BUT! In addition to talking about my blog, I did a makeover! Woot! Take a peek: What do you think? Leave me some feedback and/or love and...

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Did you hear: The Curvy Fashionista and Nordstrom

I am really excited to share with you that I have partnered with Nordstrom to bring you my favorite picks, generate awareness of, and celebrate plus size fashion with their Encore Department! So, as you may or may not know, Nordstrom is one of the few department stores (in over 100 stores) that carries plus size fashion not only online but INSIDE their stores. The ENCORE department is there with the same designers you know and love online… With their exclusive partnerships, bringing us the inception of White Label by Rachel Pally, Lucky Brand, Vince Camuto, Nation Ltd, and quite...

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Marie Denee

Editor in Chic & Plus Size Business Expert

Hello & welcome to my personal and professional side of the internet! Over here, I talk about the business of fashion, blogging, and the plus size industry!

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