Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’re all having a blast so far! Somehow, it’s been quite hard to kickstart my blogging mojo and that’s why this late entry into the year. First, I wasn’t keen to discuss the usual R&R—reflections and resolutions—and second, I thought it’s kinda inappropriate to launch straight into the usual topics without some sort of accountability for the new year. HA! So instead of doing either, let me show off my best Christmas present—the Sony Nex-5TY ultra-compact digital camera with interchangeable lenses. This is my new toy that is going to help me fulfil my new year blogging resolution. (Okay, sounds like I contradicted myself but I promise you it’s just one resolution ^^ .)
Tips For Aspiring Beauty Bloggers
Are you an aspiring beauty blogger looking for tips to improve your blog? You are? Then this section is for you! (^_^)
Recently, a reader by the name of Robyn sent me an email asking for some problogging advice. She wanted to know if it’s possible to make a full-time income through blogging. I’m not sure what niche she’s interested to blog but I think the questions she’d posed are probably at the back of the minds of some aspiring beauty bloggers’ too. Since I was planning to reply her, I thought I might as well address this on the blog too.
A number of you were surprised when I mentioned that I was negotiating to sell off this blog. Some of you are probably wondering how is it even possible. Well, anything is possible in the Internet world. I mean if women can auction off their chastity online, what’s selling a blog really? Anyway, it’s something that is already gaining momentum in recent years and in Internet lingo, it’s called website flipping. It’s good business because as a seller, you can get a tidy profit and for the buyer, they can gain an established site that brings them good money without having to build it from scratch. However, not every site can be sold and so with my first hand experience at having nearly sold off this blog, let me share with you why you should be building your blog to sell it off.
I thought I’ll write a quick update on what was happening to this blog and what’s coming up. If you’re a regular here, you would have noticed that things have slowed down quite a bit in the early part of the year. Actually, I was about to let this blog go. I had received a serious offer to buy this blog and we were in the tail end of our negotations. It was a good offer and I was busy with all the due diligence. However, in the midst of all those emails, telephone and skype calls, I realized how much this blog had meant to me and it didn’t help that the buyer was just full of praises and that really made me think hard about letting it go.
I don’t know if this is apparent to all of you but many bloggers make money out of their blogs. Well, I do. There are many ways beauty bloggers can make money and most of the sources of our income revolves around you. Yes, you! At the simplest level, we are able to generate some blog revenue via banner advertisements owing to your visits that contribute to our traffic numbers. And at a more interactive level, we can also generate income when you make purchases via some of our affiliate links.