12 Ways to Get Serious About Blogging (So You Can Turn Your Blog Into a Business!)

12 Ways to Get Serious About Blogging (So You Can Turn Your Blog Into a Business!)

  Six months ago, the idea of blogging for a living was nothing but a distant dream for me.   And let’s be honest: Isn’t that every blogger’s dream? To work from home, be your own boss, and do something you love for a living?   If you’re new to Blog Beautifully, you might not know that I’ve actually managed to achieve this dream (wahoo!) and start earning an income through my blog. I’m living my dream life, I’ve become my own boss, and I finally have the freedom I’ve wanted for years! Someone pinch me.   (You can read my full “story” here, if you like!)   When I think back on all the roadblocks, detours, and hurdles I’ve […]


Group Boards: The Secret To Explosive Blog Traffic (Part 2)

Group Boards: The Secret To Explosive Blog Traffic (Part 2)

  Today we’re taking a second look at group boards on Pinterest – specifically, how to use them to dramatically increase your followers, re-pin rate, and the amount of click-through traffic to your website. Sound like something you’re into? I thought so!   (If you’re looking for a more basic overview of group boards – like what they are and how to join them – be sure to check out the first post in this series.)   In today’s post, we’ll be going over:   • How many group boards you should join • What and when you should be pinning to group boards • How to know when it’s the right time to create your own • How to […]


Pinterest Group Boards: How to Grow Your Traffic Exponentially

Pinterest Group Boards: How to Grow Your Traffic Exponentially

Pinterest group boards are one of my blogging “secret weapons”. When used properly, group boards can drive massive traffic back to your blog, your opt-in freebies, and your products or services.   I get a lot of questions about Pinterest group boards, both from other bloggers and my coaching clients. Questions like…   “How do I find the right group boards to join?”   “Once I’ve found the right group board, how do I actually go about joining it?”   “What kinds of things should I be pinning to group boards, and how often?”   “When is a good time for me to create my own group board? How many followers should I have?”  Because group boards are one of […]


10 Lessons Learned in My First 4 Months of Full-Time Blogging

10 Lessons Learned in My First 4 Months of Full-Time Blogging

  It struck me the other day that I’m already 4 months into my blogging and business journey. How crazy is that!?   I’ve blogged in the past, but never earned a ton of money from my blogs until I launched Blog Beautifully. And now I get to work from home, and do what I love full-time!   But don’t get me wrong – blogging full-time isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, over the past four months there have probably been more downs than there have been ups! But I’m okay with that, because I know that this whole blogging thing is a continuous learning process.   I thought you might find it useful if I summed up the […]


12 Pro Bloggers Share Tips for New Bloggers (Part 2)

12 Pro Bloggers Share Tips for New Bloggers (Part 2)

  Earlier this week, I shared the first half of this “tips for new bloggers” series, which you can check out here! Today, I’m back with more amazing tips for beginner bloggers, from some of the bestest blogging babes around.   If you’re new to blogging and not sure where to get started, or you’re worried that you’re prioritizing the wrong things for your blog – these ladies are here to share their best advice to help you succeed!   If you missed the first post in this series, here’s the lowdown: A few weeks ago, I reached out to 12 pro bloggers and asked them the following question:   If you could go back in time, what advice would […]


12 Pro Bloggers Share Their Best Advice for Newbies

12 Pro Bloggers Share Their Best Advice for Newbies

  What if you could have your very own one-on-one blogging mentor?   Someone you could ask all of your blogging questions to, who would give you amazing advice and feedback based on their years of blogging experience?   Wouldn’t that be awesome?!   I had a feeling you’d say that! And you’re in luck, friends – because today I have not just one, but twelve amazing bloggers who’ve agreed to share their expertise with you.   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   Sure, I could’ve written a post sharing all of my […]