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My Top 3 Automation Tools for Bloggers That Will Save You HOURS Every Single Week

My Top 3 Automation Tools for Bloggers That Will Save You HOURS Every Single Week

  I thought about titling this post, “How I Work 15-20 Hours/Week While Travelling Full-Time”, but I decided that it sounded a little too douchey (you’re welcome).   The reality is that it doesn’t matter if you’re travelling full-time, part-time, or not at all: We’re all on some sort of time crunch. Whether you’re a digital nomad like me, blogging on the “side” of your day job, or just a living-breathing person in today’s day-and-age – you’re BUSY.   One of my biggest suggestions for growing a successful blog while a time crunch is to automate, automate, automate. You should be automating as many things in your blog and biz as possible, so that when you do have time to work on your blog, you can focus on the things […]


My Story: From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad (in Under 2 Years!)

My Story: From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad (in Under 2 Years!)

  There was a point in my life when I was painfully unemployed, reeling from a heartbreak, and hella, hella broke.   Every day seemed worse than the last, and I felt like I was running out of options. I remember thinking, “Is this it for me? Is this the ‘big plan’ for my life? To wind up alone, bitter, and working at a minimum wage job for the rest of eternity?”   Thankfully, the Universe had other plans for me.   Today, I’m proud to say that I’m my own boss.   I work from home as a “full-time” blogger, and I earn great money that more than pays the bills every month. In a few short weeks, I’m leaving my hometown behind and spending a year travelling around […]


Want to Get More Click-Through Traffic from Pinterest? Try These Quick & Easy Strategies

Want to Get More Click-Through Traffic from Pinterest? Try These Quick & Easy Strategies

  Let’s dive into today’s topic: quick and easy strategies to get more click-through traffic from Pinterest. If you’re pinning up a storm but still not getting a lot of clicks back to your website, this post is for you!   *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 disclaimer, please click here.*   How to Get More Click-Through Traffic from Pinterest Here are the two main steps you’ll want to take in order to get more your click-through traffic from Pinterest:   Step 1. Grow your following (with genuine followers!) Step 2. Design click-worthy pins   Let’s break down each step into some […]


17 Top Tools for Making Money Blogging (That Won’t Give You a Tech Headache!)

17 Top Tools for Making Money Blogging (That Won’t Give You a Tech Headache!)

  I’m all about keeping things simple when it comes to my blog and business.   In other words, why take 10 steps when 3 will do? Why use a super-confusing software when a simple one will get the job done?   Since starting Blog Beautifully, I’ve tested out dozens of different tools, programs, and platforms for bloggers and online business owners. Some I instantly fell in love with, and some – not so much.   In this post, I’m talking about the tools that “stuck”; the ones that are now so ingrained in the day-to-day management of my blog and business, that things would undoubtedly fall apart without them.   These 17 tools made the cut because:   a) They’re easy to use once you master the learning curve b) They […]


How to Become a Kickass Blogger by Infusing Brand Personality Into Your Writing

How to Become a Kickass Blogger by Infusing Brand Personality Into Your Writing

I’m super honored to introduce my lovely guest poster, Judy from heyjudess.com. She’s written a phenomenal post that I know you’re going to love!   You often hear bloggers and creative entrepreneurs talking about personal branding, finding your superpowers, and writing with purpose. Did you know that all this fun stuff can make your writing so much more juicy, compelling, and engaging?   Everyone and their grandma have a blog now. But what separates a blog that’s readable from one that’s engaging and compelling?   How do you differentiate yourself with brand personality?     You can make your writer’s personality more compelling by infusing it with inspiration outside of blogging, writing, or what you would typically consider normal. What you want isn’t something that’s normally accepted as, “Oh, this […]


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 thing 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.   Why do we do this?   Why do […]