MY TRIP TO CHINA: VLOG

October 5, 2017

my trip to china

I wanted to share with you a little video I made from my trip to China, I do hope you like it. But it’s in Icelandic and I need to put some subtitles on the video. Btw I do really make long videos and I need to practise to make them shorter.

 

HOW TO START A BLOG: Website, Readers, get paid.

October 4, 2017

Blog

I am going to tell you how I started my blog but there are of course many other ways to start your own blog + going to give you some useful tips. You can also use some of these tips for other platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter etc. But as you know I am not the best writer but always trying to improve my self. If I can do it you can do it, you don’t need this and that and blahh and all those excuses to start what you want to do.

How to set up a website:

I use WordPress. There are two ways you can use WordPress but I use WordPress.org because it made more sense to me. But there is also WordPress.com and I am going to break it down to you in a very simple way. But if you want better explanation I recommend you to google it.

WordPress.com
– If you don’t want to pay for hosting or someone to take care of your own web that that’s for you.
– You can’t upload any custom themes or plugins.

WordPress.org
– You can have your own domain name for example I have www.tanjayr.com
– You can upload and install themes and plugins.
– But of course you need to host your website somewhere and it’s more expensive.

Sooo my website is customised by umbrotsstofan.is – but you can easily make your own like I have done before. But what I did I went to themeforest.net and looked up themes for wordpress. Themes means how your website is going to look like but you can customise the theme but depends on the theme you buy.

As soon as you upload your theme and you can change it very easily I highly recommend you to go on Youtube and look for everything to set up your website. It takes only few hours to set up a blog website.

How to get readers:

When I started my blog I already had I platform so I got people to read my blog very fast. But if you do not have any platform I highly recommend you to these few things but as I said there are of course so many ways:
– Pin your blogs on Pinterest and you can join Pinterest group board on Facebook to get featured on huge boards with many followers on. (Just get a Pinterest account, upload a image and the link to your blog OR you can install Pinterest plug in to your blog so everyone can pin your blog)
– Start a Instagram account and post things that you love and you think inspires people. Recommend you to use #, location and tag famous people.
– Start Facebook like page so you can start to advertise your blog post through there and you can advertise your blog on Instagram through there. You can have give aways and ask your friends to tag their friends so the give away spreads around faster.
– Make sure you look well on Google and write your blog post so google can notice you: What I mean is that if you write a blog about muffins how are you going to be number on when people google muffins? I like to watch Youtube videos about these things so I can pop up on google.
– Try to get noticed by bigger brands: You can buy something from the and blog about it and send them the blog and hopefully they will feature you.
– Try to get interviewed and try fit your blog in the interview
– Blog about what is trending like this: October: halloween looks, fall looks, December: Christmas decorations…and if some influencer does a trendy beauty look for example try to to their look and tag them.
– Blog everyday or every other day.
– Give your readers value

Everyone can start a blog but you need to have passion for what you are doing because it might be a long run to get readers but might be short but it’s a loooong run to keep your blog updated.

How to get paid

If you are the person that are only starting a blog to get paid…I get you but it’s not the right path for you because you need so much more to get readers or paid. You need to get readers before you get paid and you don’t get readers by advertising a lot. So you need to balance. But I am of course going to tell you how you could get paid.

– Contact bands yourself and tell them a little about you. If you are just starting you can ask them for a help and get products instead of a review. You can also ask them to give you product so you can have a give away. You can also start buying from them and do a review and then from that ask for collaboration.
– Sign up to marketing system where you could get jobs: You can check these guys out: Eylenda.comLinqia – or just google influencer marketing and you will find many systems where you can sign up and might get lucky and get a job from them. Then you are taking par in campaigns.
– You can use affiliate links on your blog for example if you do wish list from Missguided and you link to all the products and when someone clicks on the links and buys something from the link you get commission. You can check that out at awin.com

If I can do it: YOU CAN DO IT!

2 apps I love to be more productive

October 3, 2017

2 apps

I love to get organised when working and not working especially when working from home.

Habitbull

 This app is great to set some habits like: Drinking more water, no candy, drink more water and many more. I love this app because I am competing my self. You can see more about it here.

Trello

I start working with Trello few years ago and now recently I am starting to love it more and more. It’s perfect when you are working from home and working in groups. I just love their app for the phone so when I remember something to put on the to do list I can do it straight away. I work with Trello for both of my companies and blog and with more people and they all love it. I highly recommend it :).

I do have more apps I love but I will share them with you guys later on. If you have a app you love please share it with me I love to try new things.

INSPO: APARTMENT DECORATING IDEAS

October 2, 2017

So first I want to say HELLO again…I haven’t been feeling doing a blog post in all the kaos I have been working on lately. But I love writing blogs and show you what I am doing or thinking or dreaming like right now. Yesterday was AMAZING me and Egill went to see a apartment I saw on the internet for sale and I fell for the photos. We walked into this apartment and I fell more in love…and since then I have been thinking about how it will look like with all our stuff and style so I thought I wanted to share few photos with you off my kind a style for apartment. I know I am dreaming of many of the photos but well…you can get a round what I like :).

Bedroom

I love beige, white, grey, carpet, big furniture….everything very cosy and “old” but in a new way, I call it royal.

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Dining room

…it’s my second favourite room because who docent love to eat? – I just love a place where I can fit everyone: family and friends for dinner. I LOVE a huge crystal chandelier.

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Living room

I usually love big comfy sofa with many pillows but I also love classic style sofa where it’s not that comfortable to sit in if you know what I mean.

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Yasss that’s my dream apartment decor and I will keep on dreaming!

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