Welcome to my blog!
I am Lancy Cv, a 22-year-old full-time blogger cum entrepreneur (small!) from Chennai, India.
So I found MABH when I was still doing my high school studies back in 2011! After exploring the blogosphere, my life took a turn for the better and my house slowly changed into my workplace for which I feel really lucky! I’ve been blogging for the last six years now and I can’t be happier with my career!
My Blogging Journey! 2011 to 2016
Why/When did I start blogging? : I’d been reading several beauty blogs on the internet when I was a curious 15-year old who was into skin care, cosmetics etc. I used to be thrilled about the new launches aired on Television! That’s when I actually browsing product reviews, DIY recipes and much more beauty related stuff online! I was into athletics and so I used to have a LOT of free time after I come home from the stadium! (I rarely attended my school)
I liked the concept of reviews as they helped me choose my products wisely. And then one fine day, I thought why not to start my very own blog?! And just then, blogging happened in life!
First blog! When I started, I was stuck at the technical part and unfortunately, could not proceed further! I tried creating a blog and it was a big failure! Though I managed to write unique content, (with tons of errors, though) it somehow failed to materialize; I then gave it all a break and returned back to blogging after I completed my 10th grade!
How MABH happened? : After learning things from my previous blogging errors (and two blogs that failed!), I created MABH in 2011 and worked on it day and night to build it as a platform that readers can trust. Eventually, it started kicking in.
Making a career with my blog! : As I gained readers & organic traffic, I started making money by selling advertising space on my blog with Google Adsense! (Shared my experience here on the beauty blogging series!) I also started making money by working with brands, through campaigns and direct ads. Gradually, I realized I was making a living out of doing what I love the most – blogging!
However, it was not easy as a knife on the cake! It involved a lot of my time and energy. It took almost 10 months for me to receive my first cheque and that too was for $100. Blogging is of course not easy money! If you’re not passionate about your work (your niche!), if you’re only here to make money, blogging won’t please you with a positive experience at all! To make blogging your career, you’ve to love the niche you write on!
Schooling? : When I was still a school student, my work robbed all of my time and hence I had to stay at home (for my passion!) and complete my school studies in correspondence. It was a bold step but I have less to no regrets! I barely took one month break to prepare for my 12th-grade exams and I still blogged during my study holidays! I sometimes tend to think that I’d missed out a huge part of my social life but I’m trying to get back on track!
A new venture! : In 2013, after I’ve gained a decent readership on the blog, I started selling my own product – the MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil online at www.mabh.in; this is after receiving numerous suggestions from my readers who’d read and liked my hair care posts! They wanted to get their hands on my formula – the product I prepare at home! So today, I’m overwhelmed with all support and love! My readers made me one small, happy entrepreneur. From blogger to entrepreneur, it was totally unplanned but I feel very lucky and fortunate!
I’m now doing my bachelor’s degree in psychology through correspondence! Sadly, I get VERY less time to study; (Read no time!) hence I’m yet to attend my sem exams. It has been stretching for years. However, I’m happy with what I’m doing now as my schedule keeps me active, occupied and content. People say blogging is easy compared to a 9 to 5 but the work is really challenging!
What do I do today? : Right now, I blog, I work with my writers, I look after the business and I work with brands and PR firms time to time! I take care of all the back-end processes, SEO and product manufacturing work. (My parents do help me with the business!) I also have been thinking to start a few new ventures – and if I do, you will be the first one to know!
I’m also looking forward to simplifying my work by creating a small office space and hiring staff! By the end of 2016, I hope I’ll be settled with things! (Update : I hired my part-time assistant Leila on January, 2017)
About MABH! (What do I do here?)
In this space, I do product reviews, makeup tutorials, and skin/hair care posts. You will read more on hair care since I have this ‘love’ for long lustrous hair! Do check out my hair growth journey when you get time.
I occasionally share my personal life updates, cooking journeys and other fun posts to keep the space engaged! I’ve also been lately writing this series on Beauty Blogging – to share my experiences, tips, and ideas on how to start and run a blog for newbie bloggers! Don’t forget to check out the series if you think it will interest you in any way.
What do I do when I’m not blogging/working? : I study my subjects! Okay. That was a joke. I hadn’t touched my books in
months years and I feel guilty for that! But I’m very happy about my career that has been yielding me so many things today! I couldn’t ask for more! But yes, I’ll eventually study my subjects. (Planning to join tuitions!)
Other than blogging, I do cook (every day!), read (novels!), shop (a lot!). I don’t think I can ever express my love for cooking in words! After a long tiring day/week, all I do is cooking! It relaxes my mind like anything. I find cooking very creative & relaxing at the same time. It has always been a favorite hobby and I also have a small food blog – lancyskitchen.blogspot.com (Unfortunately, I’m yet to make time to work on the recipes there but very soon, I WILL)
My skin & hair type : Being a south Indian, I have a deep dusky/brown skin. It’s more on the sensitive side. I’ve got a mid-thigh length hair. My hair is fine, straight and black with very subtle waves! (Fairytale ends!)
Contact Me: You can get in touch with me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for PR collaborations, sponsorship, product reviews, media kit and other queries. My media kit contains the blog’s detailed traffic/readership info and it can be shared with brands/advertisers on request!
Work with Me : If you are interested in joining our team of writers, kindly go through the ‘this’ section and drop me an email. I also suggest you go through the recent update I made for the MABH writers!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Lancy Cv ♥