Today is the day!
Today we have reached our 1 year blog-aversary and I can hardly believe it! Woo hoo. Let me tell you, there has been some ups and downs but I am so thankful I stuck it out to witness this moment.
One year ago today The Beauty Within 31 celebrated a huge launch as a homemaking blog and today we celebrate the success and perseverance of a Christian womanhood blog.
One year ago today that “huge” launch consisted of 5 people viewing my blog daily (all of which I am sure were my mom and grandmother). Today we have a consistent flow of around 1000 visitors per day!
One year ago today my goal was to make $20 a month after a year of blogging. Today our average monthly income is floating around $650!
One year ago today The Beauty Within 31 had three subscribers: my mom, my grandma, and my ever-supportive husband. Today we have 736 subscribers!
One year ago today I had no idea of the direction this blog would take and today we have signed on our first paid guest poster, we have paid high-end graphics, and consistent sponsored posts.
One year ago today I started this blog for two reasons.
- To connect with and inspire other women. I was lonely and needed an outlet to make friends and encourage.
- To be honest with you, I needed to make some money. My husband and I were really struggling as he worked a job he didn’t like so that he could go to night school. I saw the opportunity in the blogging world and prayed, prayed, prayed about it. I knew the amount of money I may make would ultimately be up to God — not how much I researched.
Every view, every visit, every subscription has been the keys to The Beauty Within 31’s success. Believe it or not, every “view” counts as I try to apply for opportunities for this blog. I am so thankful for our strong list of subscribers — you all are the building blocks to this mad puzzle. Without you, we would not have a strong “frame” and our blogging home would come crumbling down.
The Beauty Within 31’s success would not be possible without you!
This is why I want to bless one of you with a gift that’s truly special to me. Can you guess what it is? 😉
I may not decorate my home in the “farmhouse” style BUT obviously I have huge respect for Joanna Gaines. She is truly a special, Godly woman that has made such a huge impact in the TV realm and in many of our lives.
I believe there is such merit in putting my money in good places. I am a person that loves to support good, family companies rather than companies that don’t follow my moral compass.
Even more that that, I had to think really hard as to what the majority of you ladies enjoy and what has brought the most success to the blog; Joanna Gaines has been a consistent theme of popularity among you all.
SO, I am pleased and excited to announce that the 1 year blog-aversary giveaway prize is a $50 instant gift card to Magnolia Market!
This Electronic Gift Card is redeemable at MagnoliaMarket.com or at Magnolia Market at the Silos and it NEVER expires. Yay! It will be delivered immediately by email once the winner has been announced and verified.
HOW TO ENTER
This 1 year anniversary giveaway is designed to bless one of The Beauty Within 31’s supportive subscribers. I cannot thank the subscribers enough for their loyalty and dedication to see this blog succeed.
Therefore, to enter this giveaway YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER. If you are not, you can sign up before you enter.
You must comment below to let me know you entered. Just makes my life a little easier! 😉
To gain an extra entry share this giveaway AND tag me @thebeautywithin31 via Facebook or Instagram. It doesn’t count if I am not tagged simply because I will not get notified. So, share and tag me to gain that extra entry (I’ll comment and let you know that I added your entry).
The winner will be randomly selected with random.org however I will check to make sure requirements are met before I announce the winner.
The giveaway will be open from today (4/18/2017) until Sunday (4/23/2017). The winner will be announced Monday on Facebook and on this post but I will also email the winner! You have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.
To read entire giveaway regulations, click HERE.
DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is not for those looking for a free “ticket”. This giveaway is not for those who do not want to receive monthly newsletters. This giveaway IS for Christian women who want to be a part of a community aimed towards inspiring and cultivating. You will receive emails to keep you up to date with our happenings and exciting news! You will also receive some emails with deals, discounts, and opportunities (such as our Mommy Makeup Course).
Thank you again to all of my lovely subscribers! I can’t wait to see where God takes The Beauty Within 31 this year.
Here are a couple of goals:
- Launch the Mommy Makeup Course
- Promote, Promote, Promote
- Take a speaking class
- Write an ebook on Womanhood
- Give back more!
- Hire someone to regulate social media (because I dislike it) 😉
Giveaway recap: for subscribers, leave a comment below, share and tag me for an extra entry.