I'm Back! Here's What I've Been Up To On My Hiatus...

Well hey there! Did ya miss me? 😉

It’s been an entire year since I published a post on Blog Beautifully, and at least six months since I sent an email to my mailing list. But good news: I’m back, baby! And I’m super excited for what’s to come. Read to the end of this post to hear what’s coming up next for Blog Beautifully and how you can get involved.

So, what the heck have I been up to over the last 6-12 months?! Here’s a quick rundown…

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How to Create a Quarterly Plan for Your Blog to Boost Productivity & Profits

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a bit planning-obsessed recently. At the time I’m writing this post, the new year (2018) is just around the corner, so I have a feeling I’m not the only one!

One of my favorite ways to stay on track to hit all of my goals is to create a quarterly plan for my blog. I haven’t heard too many bloggers talk about this, but it’s been incredibly valuable for me so I want to share my process with you today. Specifically, I’ll break down the 7 key sections I include in my quarterly plan, what goes in each section, and how I use my plan to make sure I’m continuously moving toward my goals.

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Why Every Blogger Needs Batch Days & How to Set Them Up

Whether your blog is a side-hustle or your full-time day job, I’m sure you’ve learned by now that you have to be incredibly particular about how you spend your time. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to be everywhere and do everything and please everyone!

Today I want to share a time management system I’ve recently implemented in my own business that’s helped immensely when it comes to staying on top of my blogging and business tasks. What is it, you ask? 

Two words: Batch Days.

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From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad in Less Than 2 Years

There was a point in my life not that long ago when I was unemployed, reeling from heartbreak, and hella broke.  Every day felt worse than the last, and 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?"

Thankfully, the Universe had other plans for me. Today, 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. In a few short weeks, I'm leaving my hometown behind to travel North America in an RV. 

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

When it comes to my blog and business, I’m all about keeping things simple. 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 tools, programs, and platforms for bloggers and entrepreneurs. Some I instantly fell in love with, and some, not so much. In today’s 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 fall apart without them. 

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