Two New Projects For 2018

Hello you lovely lot, and a very happy new year!

Can you believe we’re in 2018 already? There’s something about that date that feels kinda space age-y, and I’ll be honest, I’m a little bit disappointed that we don’t have hover boards just yet.

That being said, I am super excited for the year ahead. 2017 was the best year of my whole life for so many reasons, and I’ve got a feeling that the next 12 months are going to be just as promising.

And with that, I’d like to tell you all about two new projects I’ve been working on for 2018…


The first project I’m excited to tell you about today is a hashtag project, #FindingTheJoyInJanuary. The idea came to me a couple of weeks ago – I was sitting in the bath and thinking about how January often gets a bad rep for being a miserable month. I always really enjoy the start of a new year, and I was thinking about how I could share this spark of positivity with you lovely lot when the idea for this project popped into my mind.

I thought it would be fun for us all to use the hashtag #FindingTheJoyInJanuary to share some of the positive things about the month of January. I’ll be using it over on Instagram especially to share all of the fun stuff I get up to over the next couple of weeks, and I’ll be making a real effort to focus on all of the joy this month brings, rather than dwelling on the dark nights and gloomy days.

I’d love it if you’d join me by using the hashtag – I’ll be sharing my favourite images on my stories every Sunday!

How To Grow Your Blog When You Work Full Time – An e-Course

The next project I’ve been dying to share with you all is an e-course that I’ve been working on for a little while. It’s all about how to grow your blog when you also have a full time job and I’m so excited to be finally telling you all about it!

The idea for the e-course first came to me when I was reviewing my most read posts of 2017 – this post was one of my most shared of the year and it made me realise that a lot of you lovely readers are also trying to run successful blogs in your spare time.

It can be difficult to grow your blog when you only have a few hours a week to dedicate to blogging, but it certainly isn’t impossible, and I know because I did exactly that last year!

In the last 12 months alone I have:

  • Tripled the traffic that my blog receives every month
  • Quadrupled the income I make from my blog, with new revenue streams set up to help me further that in 2018
  • Doubled my Instagram and Twitter followers
  • Been nominated for two national blogging awards and featured in print press
  • Used the skills I gained through blogging to bag myself a brand new full time job!

I’ve done all of this alongside a busy full time job and hectic social life, and the best thing is that there’s no big secret behind this success. I’ve achieved everything on this list by putting some practical tips into action, and in this e-course I’ll be sharing them all with you and showing you how you too can grow your blog with a full time job.

Over the next eight weeks we’ll work through eight modules, covering everything from finding your blogging purpose to growing your traffic to making money through your blog. Expect practical tips and tricks, oodles of support and answers to all of those confusing blogging questions.

If you want to find out more, you can do so by clicking here. The course will be £50, but I’m running an early bird offer with introductory price of £35 until the course launches next Sunday, so hurry hurry!

Phew, just writing all that down has made me mega excited for the year ahead. Who’s with me on making it a bloody brilliant one?!

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  • Happy New Year Sophie!!!
    Love the hashtag idea – I personally actually really like January. Yes the weather is grim… but the freshness, the new habits, all of that stuff really does it for me.
    I’m super chuffed for your blogs continual success, and all whilst having a day job is awe inspiring! Congrats on launching your course it sounds fab and I think it’ll be really popular!
    I want to ask something, and you can of course say you’d rather not answer, but I’m super intrigued and always open to such questions myself but feel free to say you’d rather not to me – what do you earn from your blogging now then? xx

    • It really does depend on the month and what work I’ve had on – some months it can be £50 and others can be over £500! My aim this year is to try and make my income more stable x

  • Love the hashtag idea Sophie, I personally like January i love the back to school feeling and the spring of motivation I have but I am definitely going to use it, and see what others have been doing to stay cheerful this month! Your course sounds incredible. As a blogger you are one I relate to the most as I work full time as well and would love to do it. Will it still be available to purchase after January? As money isn’t always easy having to stretch salary out over the extra bleak weeks.

    Congrats its such a brilliant idea, it will be so popular!

    • Hi Jade – thanks for the lovely feedback! Yes the blogging course will be up and live permanently now so you can join in at any time 🙂 x

  • Super excited for both of these! xx

    • Glad to have you on board with both of them Jasmin 🙂 x

  • This is so exciting Sophie! I love the hashtag idea, I think it’ll definitely help to get through January and look at the positives. You’re doing so bloody well and you’re an inspiration to many – you go girl!

    Abi | abistreetx

  • Sarah Weaver

    Signed up for your course and can’t wait! Just to be clear, does it start this coming Sunday (Jan 7?) 🙂

    Sarah Ozatici

    • Yep, the first chapter went live yesterday 🙂 x

  • Ah this is such a lovely post hun – congratulations for everything that you’ve achieved and wishing you every little bit of success for 2018!! Hope you’re having a fab start to the year!

    Layla xx