"Hey, look!" I remember the moment exactly. My blog, my name, my work was up on the world wide web. I was proud and felt the immense possibility to combine so many passions in my life. Those feelings haven't changed over the last nearly 14 years. Yup, I started my first blog in 2004. The blog was called MECA - an acronym that escapes me today. I do remember my focus: education reform. My … [Read more...] about 10 Critical Blogging Failures that I Want You to Avoid
Do you want to know how I increased my sales on TpT by almost 500% in the last sale? Yup, I had great success this last TpT sale. The big difference for me was using an emailing sequencing approach. Consider the approach akin to a product launch. Your pre-launch sequence that plants a variety of seeds that will be ready to bloom during the sale. Get your audience excited about your products … [Read more...] about How I Increased my Sales 500% in a Recent Teachers Pay Teachers Sale
Have you heard of landing pages? Chances are high you’ve seen them and even used one yourself, although you may not have known what they were called. The landing page is a very important part of growing your blogging business so there is no better time than now to learn more about it. Let’s take a few to go over the basics of what it is, why you need it, and how you can use it. What is a … [Read more...] about What is a Landing Page and How to Use it to Grow Your Blogging Business
Generating revenue as a blogger goes well beyond advertising revenue. Page views are great but you want quality, sustainable traffic (a.k.a.: sticky traffic) so that your readers will convert into customers for higher priced products. Besides your own products, which you should be developing as you read this post, promoting affiliate products is a beneficial, income generating … [Read more...] about What Is Your Affiliate Strategy?
Today I am experiencing a cold, hard consequence of not being diligent. In October, almost 3 months ago, I wrote a sponsored post with a free printable. The post was well done and suited my audience extremely well. I read about the sponsored post opportunity via email, I agreed to the post and its parameters via email, and submitted my invoice for payment in a timely manner. Still none of that … [Read more...] about The Importance of Contracts for Your Blogging Business
What I am about to write seems obvious, I am hesitating to move forward and to hit publish. Here is the deal: this one thing you can do for your blogging business is obvious but this one thing is often left unloved in the dust. I get it. If there is one thing I hear again and again from readers it is that time is a major pain point. It isn't easy to find hours in the day to reflect, to … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Making Huge Mistakes on Your Blogging Business