New Blogging Tips Page & Link up

May 10, 2016

*Stock image is used by permission from Mara Burkes Creative. Feel free to Pin for a good read.

Aside from outfit and faith posts one of my favorite things to do lately is create posts that help other bloggers improve their success in this fun, intimidating and networking world we like to call blogging.

I have been blogging since January 2014 but have only in the past several months felt confident enough to share how I have done a few things to grow my blogs numbers, readership, income and more. I started this blog with no intention to monetize it, product reviews or to try and get numbers, but it happened with time. I started this blog to network with other bloggers and to share my daily life and fashion appreciation and have been so blessed by it.

Like I mentioned above I have felt more confident with my blogging experience and decided that since these types of informative posts are so popular and most beneficial to my readers that I would create a “Blogging Tips” tab or page at the top of my page or go here to see what I mean.

This is the section on my site where I will have in one place all of my blogging “how-to” posts so you can come back by for further reading or reference. Below are some of the topics already included and testimonials from fellow bloggers who have personally reached out to thank me either by direct message or e-mail as they are seeing results.

I hope you will take time to check out or pin, share the posts below and let me know if you want to see a topic covered that perhaps you struggle with in blogging and I will do my best to do a post on it.

Thanks you are the best! (I hope you can link up too).

Most Popular Topics and Testimonies:



How I Earn an Income Blogging with Low Pageviews & Followers + Freebie

Testimony: “Before reading Rachel’s post, I had started to monetize my blog but had only really seen free products (some of which were really nice, but I wanted actual money). Rachel’s advice gave me a place to start, and I quickly landed several cash sponsored posts through Social Fabric, which was one of the websites she recommended. I knew my blog had what it took to monetize, I just didn’t know where was the best place to start.”

-From Tiffany of Bright on a Budget a style, beauty and lifestyle blog.


9 Things to Help Bloggers Reach Out to Brands + Freeibies

Testimony: “Great post Rachel! I have to admit that I was way too shy and felt uncomfortable at the idea of reaching out to brands, but decided to give it a go not long after reading your post about blogging income and some of the ways you go about it {as well as Krista’s (coveringbases) post about connecting with brands to collaborate}.I put together a media kit, sent out emails to a dozen or so brands and was shocked to actually hear back from most of them. You’re doing a great job of encouraging your blogging community (:”

-From Nicole of What Nicole Wore a life and style blog


How to Host a Successful Blogger link up: Tips & Ideas

Have you signed up for your FREE Social Media Kit template & Worksheets with tips? You can do so here.

Want to see a topic covered here, let me know by e-mailing me at or via a comment below. Thank you!

Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:



Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:


I love the truth in this post about how to cure lonliness as a mother, and its something I struggle with often. \


Because of this post by Katey I have a better idea on how I am going to style my linen pants next.


How inspirational and creative is this un fleur mock Anthropologie necklace DIY? see post here.


Or these cute DIY pompom sandals? Perfect for Spring and Summer. See post here.


Then how cute is this scalloped top and distressed denim combo? LOVE! See post here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

Garay Treasures



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  • Sheree May 10, 2016 at 12:41 am

    I absolutely LOVE all of your blogging tips series Rachel! It is really helpful for both newbie bloggers and seasoned bloggers alike. I have yet to write a Media Kit for myself and I think it is a good time to do so.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Happiness at Mid Life May 10, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Megan Ballard May 10, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Love the blogging tip series. Great idea. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Lily S. May 10, 2016 at 2:02 am

    I had to take a moment and comment because this was such an interesting topic. I’m a part of BlogHer and I love all the financial opportunities from the social sharing campaigns that I receive, but for some reason they didn’t approve my Blog for Sponsored Post and I believe it’s because i’m on Blogger. While I did make about $800 last year from them just from doing social shares on Twitter & Facebook, I know that I can make much more. I will look into Social Fabric and I hope that my Blogger Blog won’t be a deterrent for them. However, I do want to share that I made $2000 last year from my Amazon Store and from sharing affiliate links. My A-Store is all hair extensions, wigs & wigmaking supplies and I post affiliate links to everything that I buy from them and review on my Blog… mostly fitness/active wear, camera equipment, lingerie & some misc stuff. An example is my post I just shared in this Linkup.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 10, 2016 at 6:18 am

    I always enjoy your blogging tip posts and learn something from them! I have been wanting to do a post here and there with blogging tips as well! I just haven’t motivated myself to do it yet! 🙂


  • Jill May 10, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Your tips have been so helpful and such a great resource! It’s nice to have them all in one place for to reference! Thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  • Irene Papadopoulou May 10, 2016 at 6:31 am

    love reading about other bloggers tips and their journey!
    thank you for hosting rach!

  • Kathrine Eldridge May 10, 2016 at 6:55 am

    It’s always so good to get advice from other bloggers. Thanks for the link up!

  • Elle Spann May 10, 2016 at 7:02 am

    It is hard to start monetizing, but I feel like once I get started, I truck along. Thank you!
    elle | Southern Elle Style

  • Shannon May 10, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Such a great series! Loving all of the advice!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles May 10, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Come check out and join this huge GIVEAWAY I am co-hosting for JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) where a dazzling pair of earrings is at stake to the lucky one – Have a lovely week!


  • Becky @ bybmg May 10, 2016 at 8:55 am

    What a great collection of tips! Thanks for sharing, Rachel!

  • Amy Arnold May 10, 2016 at 9:07 am

    These are such helpful posts!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura May 10, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I’ve been out of sync lately – can’t wait to go back and read the above posts 🙂 🙂 🙂


  • Shauna May 10, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Like I always say, I wish I had know so much of these tips before starting my blog! Thank you for putting this together!


  • Marta May 10, 2016 at 9:25 am

    This is a great idea, your blogging tips posts are very helpful! Enjoy your day & thanks for hosting:)

  • Shea May 10, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I love that you’ve been able to have success with blogging, and that you are sharing what you’ve learned, I appreciate that! I hope to spend more time working on growing my blog and making an income this year.

  • amy May 10, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Emma Peach May 10, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Some great advice and very encouraging for a blogger like me with low page views. Thanks Rachel, hope you have a great week 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Isabelle May 10, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I’ve been blogging for a few years now but these tips are still so so helpful even if i’m not exactly new on the block!

  • Jessica May 10, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Having all the tips on one page will be so easy.

  • Lanae Bond May 10, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Excellent blogger tips! I also like the posts you chose to feature especially does fab sandals! Thanks for hosting your linkup!

  • Rachel May 10, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for taking the time to share your tips and thank you for hosting this awesome link up. 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • Hannah Christensen May 10, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Linking up today for the first time! I’m just starting out in blog land so I definitely enjoy hearing blogging tips and will check back to reference your blogging column! I’m following you on Bloglovin!

  • Jess May 10, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I always love to read tips on Blogging as I feel there is something to learn. Very nice series and I like the reaching out to brands, thanks for the lovely linkup!
    jess xx

  • Adri May 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your tips! I think I have some reading to do:)
    xo Adri

  • Laura May 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I need to go check out those sandals! How incredibly cute!

  • Katey May 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Love reading all the blogging tips!! So informative. Thanks so much for the feature! You are so sweet.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Tuesday Fashion Party Link-Up

  • Petite Silver Vixen May 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Some very useful tips. Good to know that there are things that the smaller bloggers can do.

  • Leah May 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I agree – social fabric is great! Thanks for sharing my DIY, btw!!

    xx Leah /

  • Molly May 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Great post! Such good tips 🙂


  • Ruthie Gray May 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Great tips, Rachel. I need to re-read the one on monetizing again because you obviously know what you’re doing over here!

  • Trang Do May 11, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for your blogging tips!! You looks so beautiful!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Darcy May 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Wow! You have really put together a great list of tips of guides here that will be so helpful to other bloggers!

  • Lisa Morin May 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Great post!! Thank you for hosting XOXO


  • Riva May 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I love reading all the blogging tips!!! Thanks for the feature!! xoxo

  • Rania May 12, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I read some of your blogging posts and I found many helpful hints in them. Would love if you can link up to

  • Ashley May 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I love when bloggers take time to give back to the community through education posts like this. Great job, Rachel!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Amber Shannon May 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Wow! This post is full of useful info!! Also, that DIY Anthro necklace is SO cool!!! What talent to create the same!

    All the Cute ?
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  • kelsey bang May 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    this is so awesome! cant wait to check out all these awesome tips!

  • Kathleen May 12, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Loving this new section on blogging tips!! I’ve been blogging since 2012 and STILL have yet to make a single dime….not really sure what I’m doing wrong, but it’s my dream to ultimately become a full-time blogger. I’m desperate for tips – thank you!

  • Chichi May 13, 2016 at 3:55 am

    These tips are so on point! Thanks for sharing, very helpful!

  • Jennie May 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Congrats on how well your new blogging series is going! I have enjoyed reading them and really loved the testimonies you shared. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Johanna May 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I love those DIY sandals…so cute!

  • Kristen M. Burke May 14, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Amazing blog!

  • Hebe May 14, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Love your sharing.