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5 Thrifty Ways to Start a Blog

5 Thrifty Ways to Start a Blog

It’s been quite some time since the last time I published an organic post in this blog. And this time, I want to share some blogging tips to help you get started. I’m a thrifty blogger, so the cheap ways to start a blog are more like my jam to share today!

In case you didn’t know, I’ve been blogging for as long as I remember. I had my first blog when I was around 13 (or 14?!); at the time I used Livejournal to share my random cringey teenage stories. And then I transitioned to Blogspot long before Google bought the platform before settling with Tumblr in my early 20s.

Looking back, it was actually quite funny that the thing I do to make money today is actually the thing I’ve done for years, and it took me a while to realize that there was, in fact, a potential to monetize it in the first place. But well, one just has to learn, I suppose…

When I decided to take blogging seriously by purchasing my own domain in 2017, I never thought I’d come this far, but I’m glad I did. If I gotta be honest, blogging is the business I started in which I spent almost nothing to get started…

So, how can we start a blog in the cheapest way possible?

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The Dos and Don’ts: How to Write a Guest Post Pitch

Hello, everyone!

This is my first organic post in 2021 since I got caught up with work starting this year with my new business running. I want to write some tips for writing a guest post pitch, which is the topic that I’ve wanted to write about since last year.

So, in case you missed my old post about Guest Post, Collab Post, and Link Building, you’re probably not sure about why writing a guest post or being involved in a collaboration post matters when you just started as a blogger.

But when you already know why collaborating with other fellow bloggers can positively impact your blog, you may consider writing a guest post pitch for some of the influential blogs in your niche. After knowing which bloggers or blogs you want to reach out for a guest post, how are you supposed to write the pitch to get noticed?

In this post, I want to outline some of the tips I’d like to pinpoint for pitching a guest post!

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How to Find a Side Hustle That Ideally Works for You

Hi everyone!

I got a minor writer’s block lately when I realized that it’d been a while since the last time I wrote a post related to remote work or blogging. So this time, I decided to share some tips about finding an ideal side hustle that works for you.

These days, especially after the pandemic hits the world, I figure that having a side hustle that could earn you extra money definitely helps. Like, life is hard enough to live in this weird year. But I suppose it’s easier if you have multiple income streams, with a side hustle that actually generates money for you.

In the past couple of months, I found many posts in the blogging community with them basically giving up as they realized that they earn nothing after a few months of blogging. Meanwhile, I also have an acquaintance who quit his job to start a Youtube channel.

While I adore his courage, I think if money is your primary orientation when you start your platform, I think it’s not a wise move to take unless you have a back-up plan.

So, how could you find a side hustle that ideally works for you?!

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How to Find a Signature Brand Voice for Your Blog

I spent last weekend dealing with my blog as my blog layout got all scattered and all over the place. After I finished redesigning the theme and all that, the redirection from my old permalink has gone wrong. November wasn’t an excellent start for The BeauTraveler, I figure.

Initially, I wanted to continue my Indochina trip post last weekend, but since I had to deal with all the back-end stuff for my blog, I decided to do it later. And instead, I want to write about blogging again this time.

And today, I want to share the tips to find your signature brand voice for your blog, because I think your brand voice is essential as this will make you stand out among others no matter how saturated you think your niche is.

I know for sure that not everyone likes the way I write or the brand voice I have for this blog. I’ve been criticized a lot for the way I deliver stories or information. Or guess what? The incorrect grammar I use in the post. As if English isn’t my third language!

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A Guide to Rebranding: Why and How to Do It Effectively

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After a couple of years running this blog, I’ve just done some rebranding recently. It took me a while to finally execute my plan to rebrand, but I’m glad that I finally did it.

This was my second time to do rebranding for the blog, and I figure now that I’ve had some experiences to do it, I’d like to share with you why and how I do rebranding for my blog. Rebranding sounds quite simple, but believe me… It takes so many considerations to finally do it.

Now, if you run your own business or you’ve built your self-brand and then at some point you think you need to rebrand, the whys and the hows could really take their tolls in your rebranding process.

So, at what point do you need to rebrand? And how can you do it effectively, but as efficiently as possible? These are my whys and hows!

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