Rachel Miller started blogging during maternity leave and while raising her children, with one blog leading to another and another and eventually viral popularity. Today, she is a highly regarded speaker and bestselling author, with some of her work featured on high profile shows such as Good Morning America. Starting in 2017, she began teaching others how to put their own blogs front and centre on the Internet, and through the charity Village Impact she helped build a school and well in Kenya for over 300 students.
In this episode, she discusses what set her down the path to blogging, how to optimize monetization for your sites, and how her family’s financial attitudes shaped her path to success.
Do Well & Do Good Challenge Nomination:
“Village Impact, formally known as World Teacher Aid, is a Canadian charity dedicated to bringing education to students in rural areas of Kenya. Partnering with the local Kenyan government and VICDA (a Kenyan NGO), Village Impact has successfully built 11 schools. That’s 88 classrooms in Kenya, giving over 3000 students a daily education. As an organization we chose to focus on education as it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Donate a classroom and it will be a gift for years to come. Our schools are not your typical school. Instead of just providing education, we make our schools awesome by fostering entrepreneurship. With this focus the kids then become the spark that reignites the growth within their communities and villages. With this in mind, we have created several entrepreneur opportunities for students within our high schools. These include yearly summits set to inspire and teach about entrepreneurship as well as business clubs and contests within our schools. Together, Village Impact is dedicated to connecting the two villages (Kenya and the world), to have a lasting impact locally and globally. Together we can learn from each other and help each other grow, resulting in lasting change.”