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 […]


WordPress for Beginners: My New Free Email Course!

WordPress for Beginners: My New Free Email Course!

  I know first-hand how frustrating WordPress can be when you’re a beginner, and I don’t want anyone to have to go through that alone. Which is why I’m super happy to announce that…   WordPress for Beginners is here!   *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.*   WordPress for Beginners is a free 5-day email course that covers everything from:   + Purchasing a custom domain name and web hosting + Choosing the perfect Theme to design your site with + Finding and installing the right plugins + Designing a beautiful and user-friendly […]


Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your New Website Needs (Part Two)

Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your New Website Needs (Part Two)

  If you’re serious about making money with your blog, WordPress is the place to be.   Squarespace and Blogger have their perks, but in my mind, WordPress blows them both out of the water. My favorite thing about WordPress is how functional and customizable it’s made my website. And I owe it all to these amazing little things called “plugins”.   In the first post in this two-part series, I shared five of my tried and true, ride-or-die plugins. Today in Part 2, I have five more amazing plugins to share with you! Ready?   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of […]


Top 10 Plugins Your New WordPress Website Needs

Top 10 Plugins Your New WordPress Website Needs

  Do you know the #1 reason I’m over-the-moon obsessed with self-hosted WordPress?   PLUGINS!   Plugins are what make WordPress websites so insanely customizable and functional. Anything you want your website to do – trust me, there’s a plugin for that!   *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.*   So… What are Plugins? I know plugins can seem a little complex when you’re new to WordPress, so I’m gonna try to break it down in simple terms.   First, I want you to visualize your WordPress website as being like a large chunk of code (CSS and […]


WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: 7 Major Differences You Need to Know About

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: 7 Major Differences You Need to Know About

  When I first started thinking about moving from Blogger to WordPress, I had no idea that there are two different “versions” of WordPress.   Thank goodness I stumbled across that tidbit in an article somewhere. Otherwise I most likely would’ve ended up on WordPress.com without even knowing there was another option!   And don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing bad or “wrong” with WordPress.com. But moving to WordPress.org (the self-hosted version) was the one thing that made all the difference for me, my blog, and my business. If I’d ended up on WordPress.com, Blog Beautifully probably wouldn’t have grown half as quickly as it has!   There are some major differences between the .com and .org versions, and […]