5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Monetizing My Blog

PC After reflecting on 2015 and coming up with my 2016 blog & biz resolutions, I started to realize how truly far I’ve come in just a short year. And one of the things I’m most proud of is the fact that I’ve been able to monetize my blog and turn it into a profitable business. Who knew that what I’d started simply as a hobby and creative outlet could become a kicka$$ side hustle? I sure didn’t! Nonetheless, turning my blog into a biz wasn’t an easy feat, and I’m really just getting started. Though I love every second of research I do for this blog and making it more profitable, there are definitely a few things I wish I had known in the early days. Like… Pageviews aren’t everything. Though one of my goals for 2016 is to increase my traffic, I think that the pressure to get more…

2016 Blog & Biz Resolutions

When The Blonde Chiffon launched in late 2014, I had NO idea what I was getting myself into. I didn’t know much about blogging at the time, and I regularly spent hours scouring the internet for info on how I could get “better”. I was finally able to (kinda) get my sh*t together for 2015 and make a lot of improvements. Among my favorites were improving my photography and learning to produce content that suits a specific target audience. I also started monetizing, which has completely blown my mind. I’m definitely not making a living off of my blog right now, but I can see that it is entirely possible in the future. So exciting! Overall, I’m thrilled with the progress came with 2015, but I KNOW that I’m going to do everything in my power to make 2016 an even bigger year for growth. I’m leaving my resolutions below, and feel…

The Blonde Chiffon 2015 Reader Survey

Today’s a very special day, because I’m asking YOU for some input on what kind of content I should produce in 2016. 2015 has been a big year for the blog (it’s first full year of operation), and I know 2016 can be even better (with your help!). Please, please, PLEASE take a few moments to answer the following questions, so I can better tailor The Blonde Chiffon to your needs and interests — because the site is really about you guys! About how long have you been reading The Blonde Chiffon? (It’s totally alright if this is your first visit — I want to hear from you too!) *1 Year6 Months3 Months< 3 MonthsThis is my first visit! How often do you visit The Blonde Chiffon? *Once a monthSeveral times a monthOnce a weekSeveral days a weekDailyOther How did you hear of The Blonde Chiffon? *PinterestBloglovin’InstagramTwitterFacebookFamily/FriendsOther What are your…

How to Create a Unique About Page in Photoshop (Feat. Free About Page Checklist!)

After MONTHS of procrastination, I finally revamped my about page last week. And let me tell you, it was sooooo needed. Ever since I started this blog over year ago, the page has only ever consisted of photo of me and a short bio. Cause that’s totally gonna entice first-time readers to keep exploring my site. Not. I do a lot of reading and exploring of other blogs in my free time, and I’ve definitely noticed a pattern I’ve developed. Almost every time I’m engaged by a blogger/entrepreneur’s about page, I return to the site at least once. Why? Because they’ve got me interested in more than just an article they wrote. Whether it’s their adorable little family, their killer fashion or healthy lifestyle tips, I’ll often keep clicking around and exploring if I see something interesting. So what I’m really saying is, your about page is a place where…