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  • How Do Blogs Become Full-Time Businesses?

    Blogging is often seen as a hobby; potentially a hobby that can generate a (sometimes very lucrative) income, but still something that is done alongside a day job rather than replacing it – a balance that undoubtedly works very well for many bloggers.  However, some blogs transcend the “hobby” descriptor and become full-time occupations. If you’ve ever been curious about…

    Reconnecting with my authentic self

    Mental health awareness day seems like the perfect day to come clean about something that’s been bothering me for a while. I feel I’ve lost my authentic self.  Let me explain. Earlier this year my blog began getting the attention of a few brands and PR agencies who were willing to send me things in exchange for featuring them on…

    Easy ways to earn money from your blog

    Although blogging has always been very much a hobby for me and a way to indulge in my passion for creative writing, it has also grown into a nice little side earner that helps me with my ASOS habit and sky-high commuting costs.  Though these tips won’t work for everyone, if you’re just starting to think about monetising your blog…

    Three blogging basics you should master

    Starting my blog is one of the best things I have ever done. It has allowed me to indulge in my love of words, to create content that helps people and to have real passion once again. Embarking on your own blogging journey can be daunting and people decide to start their journey for a number of reasons. For me,…

    How to optimise your blog images for SEO

    Having beautiful images on your blog is only the beginning, learning how best to make them work for you to gain your blog traffic and followers is the next stage. Here are my 4 quick tips to optimising your blog images for SEO and followers. Pinterest hover button  Pinterest can be a very handy tool to help you grow your…

    The five reasons you aren’t getting engagement on your blog

    You’re not engaging yourself  One of the best ways to start seeing an increase in engagement on your blog is to start engaging with others. Drop comments on other people’s posts and leave your blog link as an invitation to comment back. I’m far more likely to comment on someone’s blog if they have taken the time to comment on…

    How to boost your blog traffic as a newbie blogger!

    I started my blog a little over six months ago and in the beginning (and up until a month ago really), I didn’t have a clue about building engagement and increasing my blog traffic. I was posting stuff to the internet and getting despondent when it only got a handful of views, it’s no surprise really and now that I…