Tag: business

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 […]


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 […]


3 Game-Changing Activities Your Business Needs

3 Game-Changing Activities Your Business Needs

  As I’m sitting down to write this post, it’s been almost one year since I launched Blog Beautifully – my little baby – out into the world.   And what a year it’s been!   As anyone who’s started their own online business will tell you, the first year certainly hasn’t been easy. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t also been fun, rewarding, and thrilling all at the same time.   Looking at the past year in review, there were three things that stood out to me as being HUGELY successful and beneficial for my blog and business. Without these three things, I can honestly say I wouldn’t be anywhere near the wonderful and amazing space I’m in right now.   These three activities have resulted in:   • […]


16 Eye-Opening Blog & Biz Lessons from 2016

16 Eye-Opening Blog & Biz Lessons from 2016

  …2016, you were one hell of a year.   When I compare my life today to my life one year ago, the difference is unreal. Like, cray cray.   Last December I was working a desk job I hated. I was living in a city that wasn’t the right fit for me and that was too far away from my family. And I was basically a sad ball-of-stress 24/7.   Take all of those things and flip them 180, and that’s what my life is like today. I work from home and have a career I absolutely love. I live in a beautiful home that’s less than a half hour drive from my parents’ house. Above all else, I’m happy. So SO happy!   2016 was an amazing year […]


Manifesting Success with the Chalkboard Method

Manifesting Success with the Chalkboard Method

  Imagine setting yourself a goal to book five new clients by the end of the quarter, and achieving that goal only two weeks later.   That’s exactly what happened to me this past August. Legit. In less than a month, I went from two clients to being fully booked up with seven. My secret weapon? The Chalkboard Method.   *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.*   It all started when my friend Melissa Hebbe turned me on to the Chalkboard Method episode of the Being Boss podcast. As soon as I finished listening to the podcast, I rushed back to my office to […]


My New & Improved Daily Routine as a Full-Time Blogger

My New & Improved Daily Routine as a Full-Time Blogger

  Since back in June when I first shared a glimpse into my daily routine, things have basically done a complete 180. Here’s why…   *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 I’ve grown as a blogger, and as my blog and business have grown, I’ve had to figure out more efficient ways of completing all my work on time, while still keeping my sanity (if you read this post, you know what mental hurdles I’m up against!)   If you blog full-time, or if you own an online business, I’m sure you can relate to some of the feelings and roadblocks I […]