Quarter 1 in Review: How I Made $15,000 From My Blog, New Discoveries, & More

Quarter 1 in Review: How I Made $15,000 From My Blog, New Discoveries, & More

  I love reading other bloggers’ income reports, although I’ve never shared one of my own before. So I thought, “Why not kick things up a notch?” In this post, not only will I share how much money I made from my blog in Quarter 1, but I’ll also share…   • Highlights and “wins” from the past 3 months • Lowlights and lessons learned • My favorite tools and discoveries so far this year • The blog posts I shared on Blog Beautifully in Quarter 1 • What’s ahead for Quarter 2   Needless to say, this post is going to be massive – so grab yourself a fresh bevvy (spiced rum and coke for me, please) and let’s get to it.   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. […]


The #1 Thing Holding You Back & How to Create an “MVP” For Your Blog

The #1 Thing Holding You Back & How to Create an “MVP” For Your Blog

  Back in February, I released my first ever ebook, The Girlboss Bloggers Handbook…   How long do you think it took me to put that book together? A few months? Maybe a year?   Nope. Try three weeks. In fact, the content was written in two single afternoons. Now, the perfectionists out there are probably reading this like, Gasp! Two afternoons!! No way did it end up anywhere near perfect.   And – spoiler alert – it didn’t.   Spoiler Alert #2: That’s okay.   Seriously, chasing after perfection is a total waste of time. Yet it’s something I see 95% of new bloggers struggling with…   I can’t launch my blog until it’s completely perfect.   I can’t start making money from my blog until my Services page […]


What the Heck is “Woo-Woo” and How Does It Affect My Blog?

What the Heck is “Woo-Woo” and How Does It Affect My Blog?

  Since shifting the focus of Blog Beautifully and creating the new “Blog-Woo” category, I’ve received TONS of questions about woo-woo. Namely: What is woo-woo!?   And I totally understand the confusion. When I first heard the term woo-woo, I had NO IDEA what it meant. So today I’m going to shed some light on it for you. I’ll explain what woo-woo is, unravel my concept of Blog-Woo, and highlight the impact that woo-woo can have on your blog, business, and life.     What the Heck is Woo-Woo!?   First off, woo-woo isn’t a scientific term by any means. More like a layperson’s term. I’m sure someone came up with “woo-woo” because they were having a hard time describing it any other way. I know I have a hard […]


My new Facebook group is here! Join Blog-Woo Babes today!

My new Facebook group is here! Join Blog-Woo Babes today!

  The new Facebook group is here! The new Facebook group is here!!   (Psst. If you missed the update on what happened to my last group, you can check that out here).   This group is slightly different than the last, although the goal and atmosphere remains the same: women coming together to share their accomplishments, ask questions, and grow their blogs together.   As you may know, I recently added a new focus to Blog Beautifully that I’m calling “Blog-Woo”. Blog-Woo is my made-up term for mixing “woo-woo” strategies like manifestation, magnetism, and oracle cards into your blog and your business.   >> Learn more about woo-woo and how it affects your blog by clicking here!   I wanted to center this new Facebook group around Blog-Woo, hence […]


Pinterest for Beginners: 12 Action Items To Start With a BANG

Pinterest for Beginners: 12 Action Items To Start With a BANG

  On my blog I’ve shared 40+ tips for Pinterest epicness, my hack for finding the perfect keywords to use on Pinterest, and even 7 ways to get more re-pins on Pinterest. But to this day, I’ve never written a “Pinterest for Beginners” post.   … Like, WHO AM I?!   Never fear, my dear friend – I’m bringing that post to you today!   If you’re relatively new to Pinterest or if you haven’t even started an account yet, this post has EVERYTHING you need to know to get started on the right foot – or “with a bang”, as the title suggests!   But first, why is Pinterest so amazing for bloggers?   Pinterest is THE place to be if you’re serious about growing your:   • Traffic […]


A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove

A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove

  Last week we talked about getting your self-hosted website up and running with Siteground (in just 3 easy steps!) and today we’re diving back into all-things-WordPress by learning how to choose an unbeatable theme for your new WordPress website.   I’m honored to bring you today’s guest post, written by one of my closest blogging buddies and masterminders, Krista Rae. You can learn more about Krista Rae at the end of this post, and I’ve also popped the links to my top 3 sources for gorgeous WordPress themes right at the very bottom. Enjoy!   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. For my full […]