Tag: organization

How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

Welcome to 2018, friends! As I’m writing this, we’ve just entered a brand new year and the air is filled with the promise of a fresh start, a new beginning, and a chance to make this our best year yet.   To help you start 2018 on the right foot, today we’re talking about all things finance. I’ve partnered up with my friend Rebekah Zobel Jones from The Centsible Bookkeeper to bring you this special collaborative post (the first of several coming your way in 2018!)   First, you’ll learn the top 3 reports that will help you determine the health of your business finances (courtesy of the wonderful Rebekah), and second, I’ll be sharing my top 3 tips for […]


The Ultimate Blogging Toolkit: The Best Tech, Courses, & Discoveries of 2017

The Ultimate Blogging Toolkit: The Best Tech, Courses, & Discoveries of 2017

  In 2017, I discovered some fantastic tech and software, took some incredible courses, and used some awesome tools to stay organized and on track in my business. And today, I’m rounding them all up for you!   To make this as easy as possible to digest, and so that you can immediately find the recommendations you’re looking for, I’ve divided this guide up into five sections:   1. Social Media Tools 2. Email List Tools 3. Planning and Organization 4. Courses I Took This Year 5. My Favorite Things of 2017   I’ve kept the descriptions relatively brief, but where possible I’ve linked to extra resources where you can learn more about that tool or course. I’ve also added […]


How to Create a Quarterly Plan for Your Blog to Boost Productivity & Focus (+ a free template!)

How to Create a Quarterly Plan for Your Blog to Boost Productivity & Focus (+ a free template!)

  I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve become a *bit* obsessed with planning lately.   At the time I’m writing this, the new year — 2018 — is just around the corner, so I’m guessing I’m not the only one. There’s just something about a fresh new year that brings out the Blair Waldorf in all of us (and I mean the Type-A organizational skills, not the bitchiness).   One of my favorite ways to stay on track to complete all of my blog and business goals is to create a Quarterly Plan. I haven’t heard too many bloggers talk about this before, but it’s been an incredibly valuable strategy for me so I wanted to share my […]


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 […]


The ULTIMATE Affiliate Marketing Guide for Bloggers: Make Money While You Sleep!

The ULTIMATE Affiliate Marketing Guide for Bloggers: Make Money While You Sleep!

  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 […]


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 gets 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 […]