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
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?
Hundreds of millions of blogs exist on the internet. Yes, the blogging business is here to stay. I know, I know, that number stop you in your tracks? Yeah, me, too. Hold on, don't leave just yet! No doubt, saturation is a reality, but instead of seeing this state of affairs as an obstacle, view it as an opportunity. There is an opportunity to differentiate your blogging business from … [Read more...] about 25 Critical Questions to Ask to Take Your Blog to the Next Level