With all of the downtime I’ve had lately, I dove headfirst into LadyBossBlogger’s How to Start a Money Making Blog by Elaine Rau. It is the perfect time to put time and effort into this blog and bring a better experience for my readers. How to Start a Money Making Blog breaks it down so that the newest to the more seasoned bloggers can find rich information in it.
Although I have been blogging for 4 years, the amount of knowledge in this course made me realize how much I didn’t actually know. As embarrassing as it is to say, I actually haven’t made a profit from my blog yet. Surprising right? A lot of people assume that you make money if you have a domain and a blog. Wrong. So needless to say when I started learning exactly How to Start a Money Making Blog, I was ecstatic!
The course is broken down into 13 parts…
- Discover Your “Why”
- Find Your Niche
- Claim Your Blog Domain
- Create Your Target Audience
- Design Your Brand
- Set Up Email Marketing Strategy
- Social Media Foundations
- WordPress Basics
- SEO Best Practices
- Curate Strategic Content
- How to Make Money Blogging
- Legal Aspects
- Promoting Your Brand + Blog
Don’t be fooled at how many topics there are, they are extremely dense with information. In fact, I’ve already gone through it and am planning to go back through it this week! It was like Elaine knew exactly where I was lacking and put it all in this course. Reading along was so easy and felt as if it came straight from a friend.
What I’ve Learned…
- An email list is what will grow my blog and secure an audience.
- Consistency is key!
- Organizing Pinterest to help drive blog traffic.
- Focus on SEO and it will help in the long run.
- What brands look for in a collaboration.
- How to make my blog legal.
As a mom, having loads of content ready to post seems to be a weakness of mine just because I’m so busy. Elaine breaks down several different content planning softwares and hacks that I have been implementing. It’s already helped me feel prepared and ready to increase my engagement.
I can admit the legal side of blogging was a bit overwhelming at the beginning and something that I had NO CLUE about until completing How to Start a Money Making Blog. Tracking my income and expenses, registering my business (yup, I said this blog is my business), and abiding by FTC and Copyright laws are among the things that are now apart of my blogging workdays.
I have teamed up with LadyBossBlogger and Elaine to offer you a 40% off of ANY LadyBossBlogger Courses using my code: SHIEANN. She offers courses for any level of blogger or Instagrammer.
Giveaway rules are:
- Follow me @firstcomesfamily.mama
- Follow @ladybossblogger
- Follow @elainerau
- Like this photo and tag a friend in the comments!
- Earn extra entries by tagging more friends
The contest will run from May 6, 2020 until May 20, 2020. The prize will be a @LadyBossBlogger course of your choice valued at $600. The giveaway winner must post a photo of themselves on their feed talking about winning the course in order to claim the prize – PROFILES MUST BE PUBLIC NOT PRIVATE. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your published link and state which course you’d like to win (can’t be a bundled course and limit one course per person). Must be 18+ years old to enter. Giveaway is available to contestants worldwide. Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.