Honest Question: Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

I get this question a lot- “Can you really make money blogging?” and it’s not just from readers, it’s from aunts, neighbors, colleagues and high school friends… people ask me about my “full time blog” (as opposed to full time job, though I do have one of those too!) and if it’s actually profitable.  They’ve

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How To Build A Successful Blog With A Full Time Job

Working full-time but love blogging? Here are my best tips on growing a successful blog alongside a full-time job!

I love reader emails, every time I get one it makes all the hard work worth it!  Lately, I’ve gotten a few reader emails asking me for advice about blogging and I knew it was about due time I wrote another post around blogging. I started building my blog in 2011 when I was a

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The Dirty Truth About Problogging: Bad, Bad PR.

The Dirty Truth About Problogging- Bad, Bad PR.

I’ve been blogging at FrugalBeautiful.com for three years now.  By no means am I a superstar blogger in comparison to some, but I do earn income and cool perks from my blog- I treat it like a business and I use it to help pay my bills.  I treat my blogs like a business with

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Award Nominations = Thank You!

Plutus Awards Finalist

  Good news everyone! (cool points to you if you can name what that’s from.) FrugalBeautiful.com is a finalist for Best Frugality Blog and Blog of the Year at this year’s Plutus Awards… holy smokes!   I’m so thrilled, honored, and excited to even be a finalist- thank you! For everyone that voted, THANK YOU.

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How To Get Brands To Notice Your Blog

How To Get Brands To Notice Your Blog

  So, you’ve seen other bloggers getting snazzy gigs and freebies and wonder, how can you get brands to notice your blog? I get a lot of questions about how new bloggers can work with brands because there seems to be a lot of mystery to it.  As a blogger and someone who works in

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