Struggles and Successes in My Second Month as a Blogger

Struggles and Successes in My Second Month as a Blogger

  You know how people always start off their end-of-the-month posts by saying how fast the month has flown by? And how they can’t believe it’s already June (or whatever month it happens to be)?   This is not one of those posts.   This month has been a tough one for me, filled with work, hustle, and very little play. Looking back on May, I can’t believe all of the exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and amazing things that happened this month.   But we’ll get into all that in just a bit!   At the end of last month I shared with you all of the exciting things that had happened in my first month of blogging. I loved writing that post, but this month I wanted to take a […]


How to Write Blog Posts in 30 Minutes or Less: The 5 Question Method

How to Write Blog Posts in 30 Minutes or Less: The 5 Question Method

  If you’re writing a blog while working full-time, I feel you girl.  I did it for years, and I know how hard it is. You can’t quit your job to pursue blogging because of your finances, living situation, whatever it is, BUT you don’t want to give up on blogging completely (because you love it!)   So you make it work.   When I was working a 9-5 desk job, I used to wait anxiously for the minute my boss would leave our office. As soon as he was gone, I would open up my blog and start typing away as fast as I could, listening intently for the footsteps that signalled he was coming back.   Even in the evenings, when I was supposed to be spending time […]


Fix These 10 Blogging Mistakes + Quadruple Your Traffic!

Fix These 10 Blogging Mistakes + Quadruple Your Traffic!

*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.*   I’ve got another guest post for you babes today!   Mecyll from Bitchy Chicken is sharing 10 blogging mistakes that are holding you back from reaching your true traffic potential. If you’re wondering why your page views continue to be low month after month, this post is for you!   After fixing the 10 mistakes outlined below, Mecyll and her fianc√© saw the page views on their own website go from 1K per month, all the way up to 4K per month – and in less than 2 months. They literally quadrupled their blog traffic. Crazy, right! […]


Make Money with Pinterest Affiliate Links (Without Losing Your Street Cred!)

Make Money with Pinterest Affiliate Links (Without Losing Your Street Cred!)

In spring of 2016, Pinterest made a shocking announcement: They were allowing DIRECT affiliate links on pins again. WAHOO!   That’s right, you can now link a pin directly to a product or website you’re an affiliate for. This cuts out the “middle man” step of sending someone to read the product review on your blog first, and then hoping they’ll click on your affiliate link and make a purchase.   This is BIG news. Although affiliate links were allowed on Pinterest in the past, they were banned for over a year because the platform was becoming too spammy. But apparently those uber-smart people at Pinterest headquarters have spiffed things up a bit, and we can now use our beloved affiliate links again. Hooray!   Now, for those people thinking […]


What It’s Really Like to Blog Full-Time & My Daily Routine

What It’s Really Like to Blog Full-Time & My Daily Routine

  Since quitting my job in March of 2016 and launching Blog Beautifully in April, my life has done a complete 180. I went from working an 8-5 job that I had zero passion for, to being my own boss, setting my own schedule, and doing something I absolutely love every single day. Someone pinch me!   I wake up in the morning so excited to get to work, and a lot of the time I have trouble falling asleep at night because there are so many ideas for blog posts and projects swirling around in my head. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.   If it’s your dream to blog full-time, my best advice is to just go for it. Take a leap of faith like I […]


Working with Brands as a Blogger: Free Email Course!

Working with Brands as a Blogger: Free Email Course!

  Hey babes! Just a quick update today to let you know that you can now sign up for my FREE email course, Working with Brands as a Blogger.   *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.*   The course has been open to the public for 2 weeks now, and we’ve already had nearly 70 awesome ladies go through it. In case you hadn’t heard yet, I thought I’d make an official announcement letting you know what it’s all about and how you can sign up!   If you’ve ever wondered how to work with brands successfully, get sent free products to review, and […]