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  1. Blog and Home Income Report October 2017: How I made over £2000 working from home

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    Welcome to my new MEGA monthly income reports where I share the exact amount of money I make from home each month from my blog and home.

    I was sharing a home income report and a separate blog income/stats report, but now I’m going to combine the two!

    I share these to show how much money can be made from home by a normal mum of two (ages 2 and 5) around mum duties and with some hard work and dedication.  Before realising I could make money online and from home, I had little idea I could really make a full time income from my online activities.  I believed my only options were to return to my previous job after my first maternity leave or to be a stay at home mum.  I had no idea there were other options available to me.

    I won’t lie.  It’s not been an easy ride to get to this point and I also have no idea if it will continue.  The lack of security is one very off putting thing for most people with being self-employed, but there are so many money making avenues nowadays I believe anyone can do it.  I’m working on diversifying my income nowadays so I have more than one stream.  That way, if one lets me down for a month, another should fill the void.

    My target was £1500 for October and it will be for November too.   £1000 would be my minimum.  That’s a bit more than I could earn working five nights a week or about the same, depending on how many hours I worked.  Only problem with working all those evenings in an employed job is I’m exhausted the next day and miss out on family time. 

    I gave up my last part time job in May 2017 to concentrate on earning from home and make money from blogging.  Once I’d earned more than my employed wage for six months I decided it was time to chase my dreams and go for it!  In my last job I worked from 5-8.30pm every evening Monday to Friday meaning I dashed out during dinner time, missing our family meals every evening, returning home after the children were in bed meaning I missed every bath time and bed time.  It also left me no time to work on my own business in the evenings unless I stayed up really late and then felt tired every single day.  My original aim was to make £1000 per month from home.   In my best month this year I was able to make over £3000 from home!

    Reuben is now in childcare 18 hours a week and I’ve upped that to 21 hours from next week.  This gives me some dedicated business time without kiddies around.  This helps me so much now and means I don’t have to work every evening as I know I have some time in the day.  It is still difficult sometimes as I really need to be working 8 hours a day to get everything done and not 5.5 which is the maximum I get.  Once Reubs starts school (two years to go) I’ll be able to have a much more normal working week.

    Blog and Home Income Report November 2017 How I made over £2000 working fro

    Blog & Home Income Report: October 2017

    This is my total before any expenses, income tax, national insurance or anything else. Here’s the breakdown:

    Blog - sponsored/review/giveaway

    1679.4

    Referrals

    80.73

    Matched betting

    70.81

    Mystery tasks

    4

    LR shop sales

    58.14

    Personal eBay

    111.17

    Resell

    66.93

    Top Cashback (2 accs)

    8.13

    TOTAL

    2079.31

     

     

    Over £2000 which is fantastic.  Read on for a full breakdown!

    Blog Income £1760.13

    If you’re returning, scroll down to see the income report and stats.  If you’re new, read on to see why I share my income and how much I really work on my blog!

    ‘If you’re wondering how much money I make from blogging, read on. I share all with you in my monthly blog income reports.  These are a great resource for me to look back on and also for anyone who is interested in what I earn from blogging or what can be made. 

    It’s not to show off, but to show how much money can be made online from a blog.  It’s important to note this is my full time income.   I left my employed job and I work on my blog all the time.  Like, ALL the time.  It’s my passion and my focus.  I have no personal social media or any distractions.  I also have no social life, or very little!  I devote all my spare time to my blog and website.  It’s my obsession.

    If I am on my phone or laptop, I am always doing something blog related.  I put in 30-40 hours a week at the moment whenever I can.  I sacrifice evenings with my husband to work on my website.  He is now used to me not listening to him as I’m so engrossed in my laptop or phone!  Once both my children are at school then I’ll work out a better work routine if my blog is still making enough money.  I hope to then work in the day only and have my evenings and weekends back, if possible!’

    Blog income 2017 lylia rose uk lifestyle parent blog stats october

    One thing I never mention is how long it took me to monetize my blog.  I always get asked how long it takes and my answer is really ‘how long is a piece of string?’

    I didn’t monetize mine for three years.  It was a part of my original retail business and I never knew about making  money from it.  I could have made money a LOT sooner if I’d have known, but I was chasing the dream of being a shopkeeper and not a professional blogger.  I didn’t even know pro bloggers existed.  Once I found out I changed my game plan!

    That doesn’t mean it would take someone else three years.

    Many bloggers set up with the sole purpose of monetizing and they make money within a couple of months.  I’ve even seen bloggers share income reports after one month!

    It also depends on your dedication.

    If you’re going to only work 1 hour a week on your blog, you’re probably not going to make money as fast as someone who works 100 hours a week.

    Monetizing a blog means your blog is a business.  It takes just as much hard work as running any other business.

    It also depends how many opportunities you apply for and how many you get.  You might need good stats to apply for some which can take a few months to build.  I actively look for work EVERY SINGLE DAY.  It’s my job.  It’s my income.  It’s my only income, so I need the work and I need to be on it finding those opportunities.

    Blogging definitely isn’t for everyone and running a business by yourself also isn’t for everyone.

    I do often get the impression people think I don’t do very much and the money just magically rolls in, or that’s what many people think of bloggers in general.

    My favourite quote goes along the lines of ‘entrepreneurs are the only people who work 80 hours to give up working 40’

    It fits the life of a professional blogger very well too!

    So here is my blog income for October 2017:

    Blog - sponsored/review/giveaway

    1679.4

    Referrals

    80.73

     Blog and Home Income Report November 2017 How I made over £2000 working fro

    Blog Posts £1679.40

    Not my best this year, but not bad!  I charge for all blog post collaborations, even if it’s a giveaway or review.  Many bloggers don’t charge for all these, but I put in just as much time and effort as any other blog post, so I charge.

    Don’t work for free! I get emails daily from companies expecting me to offer my services for free.  It’s taken me five years to build up my audience and it can take more than a couple of hours to write a blog post.  If I accepted all these offers of work for free then I’d not make any money!  I personally think it’s a bit cheeky of large companies to expect access to all my hard work without putting any value on it at all.

    Referrals £80.73

    My referral money is from Profit Accumulator and Nutriseed   - two companies I use and thoroughly recommend.

    I also have some money in my Awin account, yippee!  But it hasn’t been paid yet, so this may be in one of the next income reports.  I really need to make more of them and spend time applying to brands.  I have won £200 from a competition they ran once and also got a sponsored post by advertising my services in their market place.

    Sign up to Awin as a publisher here for access to 6000+ brands affiliate schemes!

    Previous blog income reports:
    January 2017
    February 2017 
    March 2017
    April 2017
    May 2017
    June 2017
    July 2017
    August 2017
    September 2017

    Blog Stats: 

     Oct 2017 Stats

    Not too shabby, my stats are remaining pretty steady for the year.  I had been dedicating a couple of hours or more of my time daily to my Instagram and Twitter, but I’m going to chill a little.  It can get so overwhelming trying to keep on top of it all every day.  I don’t want to get obsessed with the numbers and maybe just let the accounts be.  I’ve no idea if they really help me that much anyway as I mostly work on sponsored posts which care about my DA, not my social followers.

    Relevant blog posts:
    4 ways to make money from your blog without Google ads
    How I’m going to make £1000 a month as a Mum working from home
    4 ways to find paid blog opportunities
    How I save hours every week scheduling tweets with Social Oomph
    4 ways to improve your domain authority (DA)

    Matched betting £70.81

    A pretty poor month, I was hoping to reach £100.  I would have if I’d have concentrated a bit more.  I lost out on two free bets at the start of the month.  One day it was Monday and all of a sudden it was Thursday and my free bets only lasted 48 hours.  I was just so busy and every week felt like it flew by.  It’s best to check matched betting every day so this doesn’t happen as many offers/bets have time limits.  I was gutted I missed a couple.  But oh well.  Last month I made over £200!  I’ve also made over £3000 this year in total!

    It’s a great way to make extra tax-free cash from home if you can spend a little time most days checking the offers and completing some.  You’ll need to be organised too and keep a record of all the offers you’re completing and your profits.

    I highly recommend using Profit Accumulator for matched betting as a beginner.  They have so many guides and walk you through the whole process in the first few offers.  If you are stuck you can ask a question in the forum and someone will get back to you.  They also have a 30 day money back guarantee on their memberships, plus you can try the first couple of offers without even signing up to anything.

    Click here to try Profit Accumulator today!

    Previous matched betting posts:

    I’ve made £300 tax free cash from home in 2 weeks and you can too!
    £753.62 Matched Betting Profit Month One (and silly mistakes)
    Not sure about matched betting?  Make £40ish now to see if it’s for you!
    Matched Betting Profit 2 Months: £1341.81
    Matched betting profit after 3 months: £1706.81

    Mystery tasks    £4.00

    I’ve only done a tiny bit of mystery shopping.  I have earned a bit more, but I’ve not cashed out, so I’ll only include the figures in my income reports that have actually hit my bank balance.  I’ve been concentrating more on eBay and the blog so ignored a lot of tasks.

    Apps I use are Streetbees, Roamler, Task360 and BeMyEye. 

    You need an invite code for Roamler. Read this blog post for a great way to get a roamler invite code.

    4 ways to make money from your blog without Google ads

    LR shop sales     £58.14

    A few sales in my online fashion boutique this month which is great news!  There are lots of new scarves in stock and great Christmas present ideas.  Check out my Special Offers page to find a discount code!

    Personal eBay   £111.17

    Time to declutter and get rid of the children’s summer clothes as they’ll not fit them next year.  I continue to have 200+ items on eBay and a clutter free house!

    Resell   £66.93

    I’ve only listed 38 resell items so far since September and I’ve sold 11 so far in total, this month I sold 7. Imagine if I could 10x the amount of resell stock I have!  I just need to find a dedicated day/time to go to the charity shops to source stock and up my game!

    I decided to try something new last month as I love selling on eBay and online, so it seems perfect to resell.  I bought a few items from the charity shop and I’m selling them on eBay. 

    I used to think it was a bit immoral to buy things from charity shops and then profit from them, but I’ve had a change of view.  I think it’s a win-win situation.  The charity shop makes money and the more I sell, the more I’ll return to buy more things. 

    Plus it’s more eco-friendly to reuse goods.  The other option would be to only buy new stock from wholesalers and line their pockets instead.  I’d much prefer to support a charity.

    Top Cashback    £8.13

    I LOVE Top Cashback!  I check it for everything we buy.

    Here are a few things I’ve got it on: Formula One MOT, gift cards from Zeek, Holiday Inns booking, our First Choice holiday, Very shopping, Car insurance, comparing car insurance, eBay, photo books, supermarket shopping, Flybe flights, car hire, home insurance.

    As you can see, you can earn cashback on so many different things.  Not just online shopping.  I even got over £2 just for doing a comparison search for car insurance.

    In 1.5 years we’ve had over £600 back on our normal household shopping.

    Sign up now and save on all your online purchases!

    Top Cashback blog posts:

    How to earn cashback on things you already buy! 
    Today I saved BIG on my car insurance and MOT. Here’s how… 
    How to get a discount on almost all your online and in store purchases! (Plus a £3 discount code for Zeek) 
    Zeek isn’t a scam - I’ve saved £13 this month on food shopping! (Plus a £3 discount code for you)

    That’s all until my next reveal next month.  If it’s over £1500 I’ll be pleased.

    Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Create a professional logo for your blog in under 10 minutes with Logojoy

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    I was kindly invited to try out an AI logo creator called Logojoy and I’ve been playing around with it yesterday and this morning to create logos for both me and my husband Ben.  I’m quite happy with my own logo, but Ben has been blogging since June and still hasn’t decided on a logo. 

    So this morning I decided I’d create him one.  His website is called Wood Create and is a place for him to share all his wood creations and DIY adventures in our home, garden and beyond.

    My thoughts on a suitable logo were nothing too frilly, something bold and perhaps something somehow related to wood, if that were possible.

    How to design a logo with Logojoy

    Here we go.  Six easy steps.

    1. First, enter your business/blog name.
    2. Next, choose 5+ logos you like from the selection shown.
    3. Choose a colour scheme (I decided to go for orange for some reason – brown for wood seemed too boring and brown, so orange seemed like the next logical choice)
    4. Add a slogan if you like.  I left this blank.
    5. Pick an icon.  Ooooh.  This is where I found a little chunk of wood icon – like a trunk or chunky branch with a leaf and twig sticking out.  Perfect.
    6. Voila – lots of logos for you to scroll through and choose the one that is perfect.

    Create a professional logo for your blog in under 10 minutes with Logojoy

    Easy peasy

    It actually took me way less than 10 minutes to create a professional looking logo.  The part that takes the longest is choosing the logo that is best.

    I also realised Ben should not have a logo of just the initials of his blog name as they are WC!

    After choosing the logo I liked the best I was able to see how the logo would look on business cards, adverts and merchandise.  This part got me very excited as I could see how professional it really looked on business cards and I sent Ben an email immediately saying he needed the sweater! 

    Imagining the logo in use really brings the business to life.

    If you’re happy with your logo the cheapest option is $20 to download one image.  If you want higher quality images with colour variations and a range of different formats (eps, pdf, png and svg) you’ll need to choose the $65 package which is what I was able to trial.  This premium package also gives you full copyright to the logo for commercial and non-commercial use.  You can also download brand guidelines which is a resource with full fonts and colours so you can maintain brand consistency on your website and in any printed text.

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    My thoughts

    Overall I’m really impressed with Logojoy, especially the speed at which I was able to generate numerous suitable logos which looked professional.  If you are terrible at design and need a logo in a hurry, this is definitely the place to go.  Ben has so far spent hours and hours trying to draw and create his own logo online as well as using design software, when it could take him a few minutes using Logojoy.  For the time and effort wasted elsewhere so far, it makes Logojoy’s price seem totally worth it.

    I like that the logo generator is so simple and easy to use.  Anyone can use it, even if they’re no good with technology or design.  It allows anyone to have a great looking logo and to easily customize aspects of it without any design skills.

    One thing I forgot to mention is the social media kit add on.  For just $9 the logo can also be downloaded in 40 different sizes which are ready for Etsy, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and many more, meaning the logo is ready to go on all social sites and no time is needed to resize in another program.  This will definitely appeal to busy business owners.

    I think the logo I have chosen for Ben looks great.  It’s bold, simple and timeless.  What do you think?

    Click here to try Logojoy today!

    Have you used a Logojoy to create a logo?  It’s free to use the generator, why not have a go?  

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    Create a professional logo for your blog in under 10 minutes with Logojoy

    * I was gifted a premium package in exchange for my honest review

     

  3. 4 ways to make money from your blog without Google ads

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    OK, OK, so I use Google ads!  I used to have them at the end of every post, but now I just have one ad in my footer.  It brings me in a whopping £60 per year! Woohoo.  So as you can see, unless you have a gazillion page views per month, Google ads are probably not the way to monetize your blog.  When I was a blogging beginner I thought ads were the way to monetize.  I had NO IDEA there were other ways to generate an income from blogging.  Roll on 4.5 years and I’m now making a steady full time income from my blog even without that yearly £60 ad payment!

    Here are the top four ways I make money from my blog:

    4 ways to make money from your blog without Google ads

    Sponsored blog posts

    My biggest income source comes from sponsored blog posts.  If you want to know exactly how I source them read 4 ways to find paid blog opportunities
    As I’ve been blogging for so long now I do get daily opportunities straight to my inbox.  I’ll get repeat work too.  I always deliver my blog posts on time and usually within 2 days or so, depending if there’s a weekend or school holiday.  I like to complete work as soon as possible so I can move on to the next collaboration.  This doesn’t mean I rush it.  I still spend time writing a blog post and write it well, but I just complete all my tasks as soon as I can.  I don’t procrastinate.  My blog is my livelihood and my job, so if there’s work to be done that is my priority.
    I still search for blog posts too.  Sometimes spending one hour a day scrolling through the Facebook groups and Twitter feeds to fish them out!
    Many people think it’s selling out once you accept sponsored blog posts, but I don’t think so.  The best sponsored posts are where you have free reign over the content.  I love these.  I simply have to add a link somewhere, but I have full control over the editorial.  This basically means I can still blog how I want, in my own voice and about subjects that matter to me.  It’s very different to the sponsored blog posts where they are provided and you’re not allowed to edit them at all.  These still play a part if you have bills to pay, after all money is money and sometimes you need some, but I prefer the ones where I can heavily edit them or I can write my own blog post from scratch.

    Review blog posts

    At the start of 2017 I decided to charge for product reviews and to stop doing them for free.  Reviews can take up more of my time than sponsored blog posts and yet I was sometimes only receiving a £10 item in exchange.  I’d have to test the item, share on social media, research it and then spend up to two hours writing the blog post.  Oh and then promote the blog post, plus spend hours every day building up my following that companies then want access to.
    I had a week last year where I had approx. 10 blog reviews to do!  I realised this was upwards of 20 hours of my life that week to do them all.  Yes I wanted to help all these companies, but I realised I wasn’t helping myself.  This was 20 hours away from my children.  20 hours of my precious free time.  20 hours I wasn’t getting paid for, but was helping these companies get paid more in one way or another, whether through sales, exposure, free advertising or giving them a link to help their Google rating.
    Now I offer a review package and I charge.  I have accepted a couple of items as the payment as they were over £100 and I really wanted them!  Otherwise I always charge for my time.  If I have free time I’d rather spend it with my family or doing something I want to do instead of working for others for free, which is what it is.

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    Hosting giveaways

    If I host a giveaway for a company I charge a small fee to cover my time and the exposure they receive.  Most of my giveaways receive upwards of 1000 entries and they are shared all over social media giving some exposure to the company.  Entry methods usually include following the brand too, so they get social media followers from it as well.
    It’s a win-win situation as they get more exposure and followers, plus I get some new views on my blog and payment to cover my time.
    I also charge to ensure they are committed to the giveaway.  If a company fails to dispatch a prize then did you know you have to give the winner a prize of equal value? 
    I’ve seen a couple of scenarios where this has happened to bloggers and they can’t afford the prize or are left out of pocket.  It’s something to consider when you run a giveaway for free, especially if the company is not well known.  Taking a payment upfront assures me the brand is committed to sending the prize and if the worst happens, I can use the payment to cover the prize.

    Affiliate links

    I’ve not really made the most of affiliate marketing yet and I don’t want to become really salesy.  I’ve stuck to mainly promoting things I know and love myself.  At the moment I mostly make money from my referral links for Profit Accumulator and Nutriseed   - two companies I use and thoroughly recommend so I find it natural and easy to promote these companies as I am a customer myself of both.
    I’m also a member of Awin which is an affiliate marketing company with over 6000 brands!  So far I’ve had one pay out and I’m really not making the most of it yet.  I need to go through lots of publishers and really find out what suits my blog.
    Amazingly I’ve made the most money from them with a sponsored blog post and a competition, not even through the affiliate links!  They have a marketplace where you can offer your services.  I received a sponsored blog post through this.  I also entered an Etsy competition through them and won some money straight into my account.  There is so much more to Awin than just affiliate marketing.

    Click here to sign up to Awin and start making money from affiliate marketing!

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  4. A Room of One's Own: Changing The Perception of Women Online

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    When Virginia Woolf first created the famous sentence on how women who want to be successful writers simply need money and a room of her own, she probably never imagined what the online landscape would look like.

    The majority of the bloggers, vloggers, and social media editors today are women - but, to ours and probably Virginia’s big despair, they’re not really getting as much credit as you might think.

    You can read more about the topic of feminised occupations and the lack of professional respect on Vox, though, as the conversation will continue to roll for a while longer. Until then, we might as well make it a bit easier for our fellow sisters online.

    Here is a handful of tips on how you can take your blog to new heights, and help stop devaluing feminised work.

     A Room of Ones Own Changing The Perception of Women Online

    Take control over your day

    In the article above, they talk about how a male chef would receive so much more honour and recognition than a woman who cooks - kind of because she is expected to be good at it. The same can be said for writing, talking, and sharing stories with each other; it’s almost as if we are expected to do it, and we shouldn’t really call it work.

    You can have a look here, by the way, for an insight to how much work it actually is.

    Women are making a living online all over the country, but they’re also doing every other household chore while they’re there. If you want to turn your blog or vlog into a sustainable source of income, you need to set actual office hours and a room to call your office.

    If the house is noisy and full of distractions when you’re trying to work, it’s a good idea to find a corner cafe to do your writing in - or invest in a garden room, which will even add some value to your home. Either way, you need some quiet space to do real work.

    Don’t advertise for free

    Most bloggers who are experiencing a bit of growth come to a certain point where companies would like them to advertise for them. They have the followers so why not take advantage of it, right?

    It might start out as a few freebies where they expect you to test their things and give an ‘honest’ review, or it might be something branded they just want you to show off on Instagram.

    Never take on free labour, even when you’re young and fresh to the blogging landscape. The online world you’re in control of is how you make a living, and you won’t be able to do it unless the big companies out there recognise it as real work.

    Free stuff and exposure is not a payment - only money is, and that’s what they should give you if you’re going to feature their brand.

    Changing the perception

    When you’d like your hard work to pay off, it’s important that we manage to push through a change in perception of seeing blogging as a hobby rather than an occupation.

    Even when you refuse to work for free and decline every opportunity of exposing your blog, there will always be someone who says yes. It kind of ruins what the rest of us have been trying to build, so come over to the good side and we’ll all make a bit more money.

    It’s not something we do just for the fun of it, and even when you’re passionate about what you do, you still expect to get respect and payments for your efforts.

    Where to start?

    Start by supporting your fellow blogging community, and build a network around helping each other succeed. There are so many supportive Facebook groups where you can find a wealth of information from bloggers of all walks of life.  Or take a look at my blogging section to discover more about what I think about blogging, general tips, advice and my income reports.

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    A Room of Ones Own Changing The Perception of Women Online

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  5. Need Some Inspiration? Your Ultimate Guide of Blogging Mottos

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    Blogging Mottos to Blog By

    Blogging can be tough sometimes.  In an online world where we are opening ourselves up to constant criticism we didn’t ask for, trolls and unwanted advice, it can be quite draining and negative sometimes.  Plus there’s so much advice out there, you might be confused with how to blog or what to blog about.  It might all seem a little overwhelming.  But I say, to hell with this!  Blogging should be positive.  More positivity please!

    Let’s build each other up, not break each other down.

    Let’s ignore all the unwanted advice and follow our own dreams.

    Let’s do what we want to do because we have the freedom to and it makes us happy.

    Are you feeling bogged down by the blogging world and need some inspiration to keep you going?  Or perhaps you’ve had loads of feedback and it’s not quite what you expected?  Maybe you’re trying to fit into a certain niche that you’re just not happy with and you need some motivation to do what you want to do?

    Mottos can help with so many aspects of blogging.

    I’m here today to share the BLOGGING MOTTOS YOU NEED TO BLOG BY!

    Here are my mottos to start you off:

    • Be inspired, but do not copy
    • Admire others, but never compare
    • Blog about what YOU want to

    There are so many guides saying to blog for others, but it might not make you happy!  I think you need to blog for yourself.  Blog about subjects you enjoy writing about and then you’ll find it so easy and natural to write for hours on end.  You’ll never be bored of your subject matter.

    Do not copy!  This is a big no-no.  Yes, be inspired and yes write a similar post in your own words with your own viewpoint, but never copy and paste.  It’s fine to be inspired by someone.  I feel like we are all inspired by something and every post has another origin in a way.  I’m not even sure if there is 100% an original idea nowadays.  Just know it’s fine to be inspired.  That’s OK.  It’s not copying unless you actually copy and paste word for word, and where would the enjoyment be in that?

    Comparison is the thief of joy.  That is one of my favourite sayings.  It’s a way of criticising ourselves and trying to be like someone else.  Just don’t do it.  Be you.  Be unique.  Admire others, yes, but don’t strive to be them.  Take inspiration from them, but stay true to yourself.

    Starting to feel a bit better about your blogging journey now?

    Here are a LOAD more mottos from other bloggers to keep you inspired:

    Need Some Inspiration Your Ultimate Guide of Blogging Mottos

    The ultimate list of blogging mottos by bloggers:

    Blog about the things you're passionate about.
    Don't worry about what others think and never compare.
    When you need a break, take one. You'll come back refreshed and will produce better work. 
    www.surreymama.com

    Write like nobody cares. That way you'll always write for yourself.
    https://www.isablog.co.uk

    Only write when you have something to say. Don’t feel you have to post because people expect you to. www.householdmoneysaving.com

    We all have something to say, even if we don’t think of ourselves as writers or speakers. A blog gives me a place, free from censorship and criticism, to say what’s on my heart.
    http://thehomemakersjournal.com

    Quality over Quantity. Don’t feel pressured to throw a post up just because it’s expected! www.fromrachaelclaire.com

    Blogging should be a help not a hindrance, once it starts to move from one to the other it's time to have a short break. Www.arthurwears.com

    Be Yourself and don't sacrifice your morals for anyone or anything www.justaveragejen.com

    "Don't compare yourself to others." Once you start comparing yourself to others it's a downwards spiral into feeling inadequate. www.fivelittledoves.com

    Work hard, stay true to yourself and never let anyone bring you down! Allow your blog to be you and not how you think others would like to see www.mummycatnotes.com

    "Write like nobodies watching you" www.mummyandlissblog.com

    Just keep going, even when it all feels hard and pointless, just keep going! 
    Https://thetaleofmummyhood.com

    Concentrate on your own blog and don't worry about what others are doing. 
    HTTPS://monkeyandmouse.co.uk

    Don't blog for the sake of others &
    Don't post anything you aren't proud of 
    mumconventional.co.uk

    Measure your success against your own values not everyone else's. Find happiness in your own work and in your own worth. https://www.scandimummy.com

    Mine is "Your voice is worth listening to." Everyone has a voice and something to say and it's all valid! I have to remind myself about that when I'm worried about hitting that publish button. www.welshmum.co.uk

    You can only do so much! Yes there are old posts to edit, pins to create, SEO to overhaul but don't let those pressures suck the joy out of blogging. https://pinkpearbear.com

    Whatever you do, be authentic. Live your truth. www.nomipalony.com

    Be yourself and enjoy what you do. I also have being Authentic, affordable and achievable as the aim for all my posts. www.myboysclub.co.uk

    Stay true to me and my readers; try anything once and know my self-worth. Https://virtuallyallsorts.com 

    Write as if you're the only person who reads it! Then it will always be true to you  www.thesmallestofthings.com

    Write with passion and enthusiasm ALWAYS 
    Always ask yourself would you want to read what you are writing about. 
    Www.slimsights.com

    Your blog, your rules.  Www.frugalfamily.co.uk

    Bash it out! http://www.crummymummy.co.uk

    Life too short - do what makes you happy.  www.ethannevelyn.com

    After I learned my readers liked posts where I was brutally honest. 
    •Give then what they want
    Http://www.mumworthy.com/

    Do what makes you happy and keep in mind why you started. www.meandbmaketea.com

     

    There we have it!  I hope you are feeling more confident to blog how you want to blog.  Plus remember to stay happy!

     

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