In the days when everyone else is talking about making money online via e-courses, I am here to talk to you about affiliate marketing. Why? I just took over an eight month maternity leave and still made a decent income the entire time (I was only working 10-15 hour weeks before maternity leave). It's not the crazy 6 digit income figures you see in some reports. It's not even in the 5 digits. However, the money I made through affiliate marketing during my maternity leave was able to pay the rent and cover groceries. Let me tell you, it's pretty sweet to be able to pay for those things and not have to work. The money's starting to slow down now so here I am, back to writing. (Just … [Read more...]
Alright, muscle up buttercup. It's time to grow. Whether you’re a total newbie to the blogging world or you’ve been doing this blog thing for years, I am going to help you grow your audience and income online.
Check out the articles below for suggestions on how you can grow your blog.
This is a guest post by Amy of Amy Howard Social. She recently launched her new site and is here on blog ambitions to share 6 easy ways you can encourage social sharing for your blog posts! Us bloggers spend a heck of a lot of time writing our blog posts. Am I right or am I right? However, just writing fabulous content isn’t enough. We must make our blog posts social media friendly and sharable. If you want to learn How to Get Your Blog Posts Shared on Social Media keep reading… 1) Write Great Content The first step in getting your blog post shared is to write great content. Create in depth, lengthy blog posts; don’t leave anything out. Add audios, videos, strong images, and/or … [Read more...]
Once again, I'm super excited to share my Power Pinner interview with you today. I've loved this series, have you? I think it is so interesting to see how others use Pinterest for their blogs/businesses. I especially love hearing their success stories. Misty of Frosted Events is sharing hers with us today. You're going to be impressed. Pinterest Profile: Frosted Events Boards: 316 Pins: 32,000 Followers: 25,000+ What is your Pinterest Success Story? I would say one of my favorite Pinterest Successes is not the pin that drives the most traffic, but a pin that caught some attention locally and created some incredible opportunities. I pinned a pic from my blog on how to create an … [Read more...]
This is a guest post by Chaitra of itspinkpot.com Chaitra and I both live in the Seattle area and we've actually gone out to lunch together. It's always fun to meet other bloggers in real life. Chaitra has a wealth of photography and design tips on her blog and today she is sharing how you can create pin worthy graphics for your blog posts. With visually focussed content platforms like Pinterest, Bloglovin and Instagram gaining rapid popularity, it's important to create attractive and catchy graphics for your content. Specifically for me, Pinterest has been a huge game changer in the last couple of months, both in terms of driving traffic to my website as well as sales to my Etsy design … [Read more...]
Today's Pinner is Jana of Bouvardian, formaly Life Could be a Dream. I've been following Jana's blog for some time now and noticed that she consistently has pins directing to her site with high repins. Here are a few examples: 1500+ repins | 2900+ repins | 4,400+ repins | 5,300+ repins | 180+ repins | 300+ repins | 600+ repins | 500+ repins After seeing so many pins to her site with high repins I knew I needed to interview her for the Interviews with Power Pinners series. Life Could be a Dream and Pinterest Pinterest Profile: https://www.pinterest.com/janatolman/ Boards: 28 Pins: 4,000+ Followers: 2500+ What is your Pinterest Success Story. I have a handful of pins … [Read more...]
Today's Pinner for the Interveiews with Power Pinners series is Tiffany Griffen from Beautiful Dawn Designs. Tiffany is a web designer with a focus on creating visually stunning blog and websites for women. In addition to helping bloggers and business owners look their best online, Tiffany's goal for her blog is to provide, "excellent resource for bloggers and small business owners by sharing tips and tricks to help grow their blog or business." Beautiful Dawn Designs and Pinterest Pinterest Profile: https://www.pinterest.com/tiffany_griffin/ Boards: 47 Pins: 3000 + Followers: 1059 What is your Pinterest Success Story. The best part about Pinterest is that you don't have to … [Read more...]
This is a guest post by Cassidy Tuttle of succulentsandsunshine.com. I met Cassidy in a facebook group and was so excited by her story, I knew I had to have her share her tips and experience with all of you. As a horticulturist by trade, I love Cassidy's blog. As someone who helps bloggers, I love how focused Cassidy's niche is: succulents. In the world of making money online people frequently say "the money's in the list". It took me a while to understand how to make money from an email list, but when I finally figured it out, I saw a huge increase in sales. Whether you're new to blogging or a veteran, having an interactive email list and great autoresponder series can be the best money … [Read more...]
I am super duper excited to announce today's Pinner for my Interviews with Power Pinners series: Sally of Sally's Baking Addiction. I am a huge stalker fan of Sally and her blog. If you ask me to bring a treat to a get together, it will most likely be a recipe from Sally's blog. The last party I went to I made these delicious Peach Bars. One time I was at a baby shower and took one bite of these cookies and accurately guessed they were Sally's. I even talked about Sally and her blog in a sermon (talk/speech) I gave at church. Sally blogs about delicious recipes, tips on how to use ingredients properly, and other baking techniques. Sally's goal for her blog is to make "everyone … [Read more...]