Instagram is my blogging business behind the scenes. I use it intentionally to give my audience an opportunity to get to know me a bit better. Thinking of Instagram in this way transform the way you use it for your business. My Instagram feed is personal to some extent providing insight into my days and making me real, and hopefully authentic, to my audience. That is my goal. I want to be … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Your Blogging Business Needs Instagram
One of my all time favorite books - personal and professional combined - is by a man named Viktor Frankl. He wrote "A Man's Search for Meaning" and the wisdom brought forth by Frankl within the pages impacted me greatly. How to Write a Mission Statement for Your Blogging Business He wrote extensively about the importance of having a purpose in one's life. One of my favorite quotes from the book … [Read more...] about How to Write a Mission Statement for Your Blogging Business
Understanding your blog as a business is key to meeting your goal. At first thought you might say to yourself, “Yes, of course I know my business.” You might even roll your eyes. Hear me out. Your blog is a business. Own it. Listen up. Here is a little tough love. Knowing your business in your brain and taking the time to think through the pieces that make your business tick are two different … [Read more...] about What is a Business Plan & Why It Matters for Your Blog
This morning I listened to Dana Malstaff's latest Boss Mom podcast on a new way to think about funnels. She discussed flipping the lid on the way we think about funnels, opt-ins, and list building. Her mini-training got my mind buzzing and resonated big time with me from a business planning perspective. The main point she made was that we need to think about the end product before we give a … [Read more...] about Are You Creating a Product Strategy that Grows with Your Audience?
Amazon Associates was my introduction to making money online back in 2010. To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn't add code properly and make little money my first year. Trust me, I have learned through my blogging failures over the years. Once I began EDUCATING myself on how to implement the links and the code into my blog, I saw a huge spike. I knew I was onto something. 8 … [Read more...] about How to Create a Successful Amazon Associates Strategy
"Our accountant needs your blog income and expenses. Can you send that report to him?" Financially streamline? What? Me? Gulp. "Yeah, sure," I hesitated barely squeezing the words out. Finding success in your blogging business is a wonderful thing, for sure. Even more wonderful? Finding success that is both profitably and sustainable. I wish I had a coach when I was first starting … [Read more...] about Financially Streamline Your Business with these Four Tips