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 […]


Fix These 10 Blogging Mistakes and Quadruple Your Traffic in 60 Days

Fix These 10 Blogging Mistakes and Quadruple Your Traffic in 60 Days

  I have another fantastic guest post for you 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 are low month after month, this post is for you.   After fixing the 10 mistakes outlined below, Mecyll saw the page views on her website go from 1K per month, all the way up to 4K per month – and in less than 2 months. She literally quadrupled her blog traffic in 60 days. Crazy, right!?   Without further ado, here are the 10 blogging mistakes that are holding you back from gaining the blog traffic you deserve (and how to fix […]


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 big announcement: They were allowing DIRECT affiliate links on pins again.   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 […]


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 […]


Why “Beauty” is a Bad Niche + How to Choose a Better One: 4 Qualities of the Perfect Niche

Why “Beauty” is a Bad Niche + How to Choose a Better One: 4 Qualities of the Perfect Niche

  Today I want to talk 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 was inspired by the ladies who classify themselves as “beauty bloggers” (my former-self included).   Zeroing in on the perfect niche 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. In this post, you’ll learn the top 4 qualities that make for a perfect, profitable niche.   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if […]


Month One of Blogging: Stats, Tools, + Lessons Learned in My First Month as a Full-Time Blogger

Month One of Blogging: Stats, Tools, + Lessons Learned in My First Month as a Full-Time Blogger

  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 on this site 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 and my blog!   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 steady blogging routine. I’ve made some awesome investments, and tried out a bunch of different tools (some great, and some not-so-great).   If you’re a brand new blogger, […]