Book Review: #Girlboss

Book Review: #Girlboss

I read #Girlboss earlier in the year because I’ve already watched the Netflix show twice and wanted to know more about Sophia Amoruso.

About #Girlboss

Girlboss was written by Sophia Amoruso after she created Nasty Gal and has turned her business into a multi million dollar company. She shares her top tips on everything from interviewing to talking with investors. There are Girlboss profiles interviewing amazing freelancers and Nasty Gal stylists.

She talks in detail about being different and how not having a business plan worked out. After all, she started on eBay and now look at her. She’s now the CEO and founder of Nasty Gal, and more recently, Girlboss.

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Review

I’ve wanted to read #Girlboss ever since I watched the TV series. The way Sophia rebelled against “working for the man” inspired me because I don’t want to be a cog in a machine for someone to get rich while I get naff all.

This book spoke to me, and not because I want to create my own eBay business or anything of the sort. I just want to kick ass and be a Girlboss in everything I do, from wearing clothes to working for myself.

Throughout the book, Sophia jumps around from her childhood to now, to the future. It would be confusing if I didn’t watch the show and if her points didn’t make sense in the chapters. But everything spoke to me and her words make me want to believe in myself. It’s so inspiring to think she made a business out of selling vintage clothes on eBay. Just think of what you could do!

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I love books like this because they motivate you to get out of bed in the morning and do something with your life instead of sitting around watching Jeremy Kyle all morning. After reading that I feel like I can do anything. Isn’t that the effect you want from books?

If you want to start you own business or just want to know how to be a Girlboss, then I urge you to read this!

How To Find Time To Blog

How To Find Time To Blog

So we all know how hard it is to blog with a full time job or with college or school. There’s homework, there’s overtime and sometimes you just want to snuggle up in bed with a good book or to watch Netflix after a long hard day. It can be hard to find the time to blog and we stress about the very thing we used to enjoy. So without further ado, here are my top tips on how to stay on top of your blog and enjoy it at the same time.

Making Time

It’s easier said than done but when you get home from work/college/school make some time for your blog. Make a plan, have some dinner, watch one, yes I said one, episode of your favourite show and then decide to blog for an hour or so before you do something else. Learn to reward yourself after you have done some blogging, that way, you’ll train your brain to know if you do it, then you get something good out of it in the end.

If you don’t have much to do on the weekends or in the evenings then this time is essential for you and your blog, especially if your long term goal involves being able to blog full time.

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Blogging on the Down-low

Now, before you slate me for telling you to blog at work, hear me out. In my past jobs I’ve been so bored out of my mind that I thought, why not spend some of my time on my blog? I managed to get six months worth of posts done. I then had all the time I wanted at home without having to worry about when the next post is being published.

If you don’t think you can write a whole blog post at work, then why not make a list of all the topics you’d like to cover? That way, when you get home you have the idea and outline of what to write and you don’t have to sit there for an hour playing on your phone thinking of what to write about.

Of course, it goes without saying that if you work in retail or a really busy office, you won’t have time to blog. But if you can do it, why not?

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Use Apps

There are so many apps you can use to help you stay on track such as a time management app or a planner one. You can make sure you have time set aside each week for your blog.

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Guest Bloggers

Another good way of blogging when you don’t have time is to ask if anyone wants to guest post; this saves you time and all you have to do is copy and paste the post into your blog and voila!

But make sure the blogger knows what your style is and what you’re looking for! An easy way to find guest bloggers is by putting a request out on social media such as under the Twitter hashtag #bloggerswanted.

I hope these suggestions have helped you in some way! If you have any suggestions, please leave them below to help other bloggers. Vee x