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

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

In the 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!   >> Not sure what […]


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 […]


Why “Beauty” is a Bad Niche + How to Choose a Better One

Why “Beauty” is a Bad Niche + How to Choose a Better One

  Hey babes! Today I want to talk to you about finding the perfect niche for your blog, and how to switch up your niche if your current one isn’t working for you. This post is for all you ladies out there who classify yourself as “beauty bloggers”.   I want SO much more for you than that!   Zeroing in on the perfect niche for you and your audience will take some work, but once you nail it, your blog and business will grow like crazy! Although there’s no clear-cut “perfect niche” for everyone, that doesn’t mean some niches aren’t better than others….   *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 […]


Month One of Blogging: Stats, Tools, + Lessons Learned

Month One of Blogging: Stats, Tools, + Lessons Learned

  Yesterday marked Blog Beautifully’s one-month anniversary.   It’s hard to believe how fast this month has flown by, and at the same time it feels like I’ve been blogging FOREVER. The lessons I’ve learned in my first month alone have made me super excited to see where the next few months will take me!   To celebrate my first month of blogging, I want to share some of the highlights and lowlights from BB’s inaugural month. Over the past 30 days I’ve settled into a nice little blogging routine. I’ve made some awesome investments and tried out a bunch of different tools, apps, and plug-ins — some great, and some not-so-great.   If you’re a brand new blogger, I hope you find this post motivational and that it gives […]


Weekly and Monthly Social Media Tasks for Bloggers

Weekly and Monthly Social Media Tasks for Bloggers

  Hey beauties! Today I have the pleasure of sharing a guest post written by Imka Webb of Glamorous Glitter.   Imka is someone I’d call a “social media superstar.” She’s here today to share with you guys her weekly + monthly social media tasks that help her stay on top of her blogging game. If you feel like growing your social media accounts is a constant uphill battle, these tips are for you!   By completing these tasks every week and every month, you’ll be able to stay organized, cater your content to your ideal audience, and put your best foot forward online. And who doesn’t want that, am I right? Over to you Imka!   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I […]