Tag: beginners

How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for 2018

How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for 2018

  You’ve made the exciting decision to start a blog in 2018. Go you!   You’ve landed in exactly the right place because today’s post is about how to start a blog in 6 simple steps. Because amidst the excitement and butterflies, I’m guessing the tech side of starting your blog maaaaybe has you a bit hung up. Am I close? There are probably a zillion questions rattlin’ around in your pretty little head right now. Things like…   + What exactly should I write about on my blog? (and will anyone actually read it?) + What should I name my blog? + Which blogging platform should I choose? WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace… And why are there so many freakin’ choices?! […]


Unlock Your Blogging Superpower & Nail Your Personal Branding

Unlock Your Blogging Superpower & Nail Your Personal Branding

* This blog post is a sample chapter from The Blogging Babe’s Handbook. If you enjoy this sample, you can pick up the full ebook here!     What is Personal Branding (& why is it so important?) When you watch a reality TV show like Survivor or Big Brother, you usually pick out a few “favorites” from the cast, right? A person (or two) that you hope wins the grand prize?   You cheer for them throughout the season, shed a few tears when you hear about the hardships they’ve gone through back home, maybe even creep their Twitter profile once in a while, seeing what they’re up to and if they’ve leaked any spoilers about an upcoming episode. […]


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 Blogging Babe’s 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. Something to the tune of…   I can’t launch my blog until […]


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 […]


ConvertKit 101: The Ultimate Beginners Guide

ConvertKit 101: The Ultimate Beginners Guide

  When I first started using ConvertKit for my email list, I was hella confused.   What I didn’t do – and should have done – was read blog posts that would walk me through the basics of ConvertKit and how to get set up. But because you’re 10x smarter than me, you’re HERE (!!!) for a beginner-friendly guide to ConvertKit. You rock!   *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.*   ConvertKit is one of the most popular email list platforms for bloggers, and for good reason. It’s what I currently use to manage […]


How Pinterest Has Completely Changed My Blog, My Business, & My Life

How Pinterest Has Completely Changed My Blog, My Business, & My Life

  If I ever came up to you and said, “Pinterest has literally changed my life!” you’d probably chalk it up as me being OTT, right?   Well, I’m here today to say that Pinterest has changed my life, and in more ways than one. (Promise you’ll at least hear me out before writing me off as an attention-seeking drama queen, okay?)   Phwewf, thanks. Now, let me backtrack a little bit…   *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.*   As much as I love Blog Beautifully, it is by no means my “first […]