So you want to start blogging for money and making your blog a business? You want to earn some money from it and have it be a “real deal” vs an expensive, time consuming hobby? Here are 5 ways to turn your blog from “entertainment” to “business” without losing yourself. [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Your Business
I frequently talk about how entrepreneurs should create multiple sources of revenue to ensure stability. This is especially true for us “bloggers”. This industry has ups and downs, peaks and valleys in terms of revenue and opportunities, so to ensure you have enough coming down the pipe to fill your pond, you need to vary your sources. If you rely too heavily on just ONE, chances are it may dry up.
So. . . what do I REALLY mean by that?
Sales specific, you should be playing in each of these “catchments” to ensure a continuous feed of opportunities. [Read more…] about How To Build Multiple Sources of Revenue as a Blogger
Obviously, I am a blogger. But more than a blogger, I am also a business.
I love to write, to share my ideas and stories and support my industry partners. And I love that I can do it as a job. From home. With enough time to still have a life.
I started blogging with the intention of monetizing. I went in with a objective of making money blogging and had no interest in following the “rules”.
I had previous experience in digital marketing, networking and writing.
When it came down to it, my success, and ability to turn a penny on my digital assets, came down to just a few key things. [Read more…] about 10 Steps To A Blogging Business
Ahh, I know we all do “this” for so many heartwarming reasons. Some are here to change the world, inspire greatness, or provide useful education.
Others want to make you laugh (or cry) or fight for a cause.
No matter your reason, after hours, days, weeks, and years of plonking yourself down at the keyboard and spewing your brilliance on the screen, you start to think about what you are getting back.
Again and again I get asked, but HOW do you actually write a pitch email? To me, it comes very naturally, my goals being to open the door to conversation, share what I have to offer and ensure they are interested in purchasing my services. [Read more…] about How To Email A Brand
In marketing, while size and reach are very important, the quality of followers is JUST as valuable. Passing off “fake” numbers will only get an agency, or influencer so far. To have longevity you need to show true conversion, and that can only be done with real influence.
As a blogger (or a brand account) you can knowingly or even UNknowingly commit some of these illegitimate actions that will create an inauthentic foundation for your brand. It can make you seem “bigger” and “better” than you are, but in the end will lead to your demise. You will NOT be able to convert at an accurate % with an account filled with spam. [Read more…] about Assessing Your Digital Accounts for Fake Followers