Tag: organization

The ULTIMATE Affiliate Marketing Guide for Bloggers

The ULTIMATE Affiliate Marketing Guide for Bloggers

Picture this.   It’s Saturday night and you’re out having drinks with some friends at a local pub. “Ding!” Your phone goes off. It’s Gmail, letting you know that you just earned $60 from an affiliate link on your website. Sweet.   Bartender, another round please!   This is the beauty of affiliate marketing, and the reason I love it so much. If done correctly, you could be receiving emails like that every single day. $60 here, $25 there, another $10 – day in and day out. With affiliate marketing, you can make money on autopilot while you’re out living your life.   Sound good? I thought it might! If you’re like, “Yes please, teach me the ways!” you’ll definitely want to stick around. In today’s post, I’m breaking down […]


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 […]


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 […]


Intentional Blogging: How to Write with Purpose, Poise, & Passion

Intentional Blogging: How to Write with Purpose, Poise, & Passion

  Have you ever felt drawn to something without knowing why?   A ‘pull’ towards something – an object, activity, person – that you couldn’t explain?   And when you followed that “hunch”, you discovered something brilliant?   That’s how my story begins with Roy Peter Clark’s “WRITING TOOLS: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer”. On a rainy October afternoon, I passed a bookstore and felt this little tug to go inside. I followed the hunch, entered the store, and felt drawn to a specific aisle. Within minutes I was holding the book and flipping through it, then walking to the till to purchase it.   Now, not even halfway through the book, it’s completely flipped my writing style on its head. I’ve always felt like my “calling” was to […]


A 5 Step-System to Simplify & Declutter Your Blog Processes

A 5 Step-System to Simplify & Declutter Your Blog Processes

  As a blogger, I’m sure you’re no stranger to overwhelm.   Whether blogging is your part-time side hustle or full-time gig, I know it’s oh-so-easy to get wrapped up in the mentality that you have to do “all the things” in order to be successful.   In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth!   Over the past few months I’ve come to realize that bloggers are SO much better off when they focus on a few key aspects of blogging and business, and do those things really well – rather than trying to do EVERYTHING at once (and most likely, failing miserably).   Think about it:   Would you rather be known for doing 2 or 3 things REALLY well, or for doing a bunch of stuff […]


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 […]