Your name: Tiffany Elder
Name of your blog: Transparent Beauty
Blog URL: http://transparentbeauty.life
Blog social media handles:
- Facebook: transparentbeautydiy
- Twitter: @transparentdiy
- Instagram: @transparentbeauty.life
- Pinterest: transparentdiy
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio): I’m a DIY beauty crafter who started making my own hair and spa products after I started paying attention to the ingredients in the brand names. Some products started off with beautiful results but made my hair or skin worse in the long run. That’s when I start researching on how to make my own products using natural ingredients.
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work): I’m an actor, web designer, and working on producing my own skincare treatments for others. I’m currently attending a diploma course for organic skincare formulation.
What do you like to do on your down time? I love spending time with my friends and catch up on good TV.
Blog niche: Natural DIY beauty treatments for skin and hair.
What’s the purpose of your blog? To share my experiences and recipes for others to try while eliminating harsh chemicals. You don’t have to spend high dollars for skin and hair care to get healthy results.
Who’s your target? Those who are looking for ways to improve their skin and hair appearance with simple natural ingredients they can find in their kitchen.
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you? Via social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How would you describe your blogging style? My style is informative but personal.
When did you start blogging? I started blogging in 2014 with an online entertainment magazine but ended up losing interest. The DIY beauty blog was started in 2016 so it’s fairly new but has a great deal of helpful recipes.
What inspired you to start blogging? The DIY beauty blog started after sharing information I had researched about hair products and skincare with friends. Once I was getting asked for tips, I decided starting a blog to share my experiences from something I’m passionate about would be useful.
Blogging goals: To hear about the results of others who have tried my recipes.
- Short term: To build my mailing list.
- Long term: To announce my own natural skincare treatments from my own brand J
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently? This is already my second time around and I’m already managing it differently by staying active and engaging with other blogging to keep me inspired.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging? Seeing engagement from others and hearing feedback keeps me going. I also know I need patience to see increased results.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger? Trial and error as well as studying the success of other bloggers in my similar niche.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful? Yes, I’m attempting to increase my blog traffic and being active in blog groups have done that as well as getting my newsletter out.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why? Instagram because it’s so visual, however I dislike that you can’t place a direct link to your blog in a post.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform? Facebook. I would like to gain traffic from Pinterest but I haven’t looked into mastering it yet.
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook? Boost Your Blog
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it? Yes, I’m on my second giveaway, which is 1 pound of 100% natural and unrefined Shea butter from FairTale Ghana. You enter your name and email for a chance to win and the winner is selected randomly. I also have a freebies page with downloadable content and screensavers I’ve customized.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging? Hearing from people that I don’t know how they loved a result from a face mask they’ve tried from my blog. That makes me happy. I have a photo page called Beauty Posse of others in their face masks from Transparent Beauty.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging? Keep going and don’t give up. It may take a while to get the results you are looking for.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
How often do you publish a post? I publish a new post about 4 times a month.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it? Not yet. With this subject, there’s loads of DIY beauty treatments to test out and write about my experience.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share! I do not have a schedule but my goal is to post once a week.
Have you guest posted for someone? I have not, but looking forward to it.
- For whom?
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Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it! Yes! I would love to collaborate with another beauty blogger.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how? It hasn’t been my focus but I do get hits from my Google adsense which is snail money but it’ll add up in the long run.
Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL) Nutrition Stripped http://nutritionstripped.com. She blogs about food recipes and DIY beauty tips. The website is very attractive, professional and personal at the same time. It’s also her business as a nutrition coach. I admire that.
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why? I love reading food blogs in hopes that I will make a good meal from it and other DIY beauty blogs since I like learning new recipes.
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging: I would advise joining blogging Facebook groups to learn from other bloggers and ask questions you want to learn about. Also, it’s more relatable to write in the style of your natural way of talking because you can connect more with your readers. It’s important to not copy content directly from another blog unless you are going to reference them to give them the credit. It’s okay to be inspired from other blogs, but make it your own.
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you: I’m obsessed with making fish tacos and Snickers bars J
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!!
Leave a message for your readers: I challenge you to pay attention to product labels and figure out if you know what most of those ingredients are for and if they are synthetic. I started this DIY journey by eliminating hair products with silicones (any ingredient ending with –cone). Silicones provide great slip and shine in hair conditioners and is done so be creating an outer layer on your hair strand, however it blocks moisture from penetrating your hair strand causing it to dry out and become weak over time. This is an example of why it’s important to pay attention what we are using on ourselves and find ways to get the same or better results using natural products.
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