In a digital world where it seems everyone and their mother has an online presence, it is harder than ever to stand out in the crowd. Although I can probably sit here amongst other influencers and coach you on various tips to take better photos and increase your engagement (which are all totally valid by the way), I’ve learned that there is one thing that makes a huge difference when it comes to long-term success. And that is blogging authentically and with purpose. Over the last several weeks, I’ve shared many hacks for staying motivated and productive with your blog. Today, I’ve decided to take a few steps back and share some of my tried and true ways to make your blog stand out.
Behind the Blog
I confess that one of the hardest parts about blogging is to find your voice as a blogger. It’s easy to look at a blog and think that someone’s fashion sense or photography make up the bulk of a blog. However, writing is actually a huge part of the formula. And when you’re not used to writing conversationally, it can be time consuming and cumbersome to start. As a blogger, not only are you writing content for your blog, but you’re also creating social media posts, newsletters, and emails constantly. I don’t really think that a blog can exist without writing, and that’s why it’s so important to find your voice as a blogger. Below, I’m sharing a few tips that helped me find mine.
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Running a blog is a one-person show – and even though I have a small team helping me today, it’s so easy to get pulled in different directions. Since my blog is my business, I’m constantly having to juggle between strategy, creative direction, and brand collaborations all the while being present on social media. And I’ll be the first to tell you that it is no easy task! In the past, my days would start super early and end extremely late, but by the next morning, it’d somehow seem like I had more to do. I learned quick that this was a fast track to burn out. Since then, I’ve put a new routine in place to help me get more done in less time. If distraction is your enemy, click through to get my top productivity hacks.
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One of the questions I get most is, “How do bloggers make money?” So I’ll be addressing that today. Blogging can be a great way to earn an income; however, monetizing isn’t as easy as it seems. Before I kick this post off, I want to caution that there’s a lot of work involved. I started blogging in 2012 and it wasn’t until July 2016 that I took my hobby full-time. It’s important to remember that what works for one person may not necessarily work for you, and everyone’s timeline looks different. If you’re looking to monetize your blog, I’ll be addressing four ways bloggers make money along with some practical nuggets on how you can too. The various methods listed below are great starting points for everyone no matter where you’re at in your career.
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If you already have a blog or want to start one but you aren’t sure how to promote it, I have great news! We’ll be chatting all about how to promote your blog today. Spreading the word about your new hobby and driving people to your site will be one of the most difficult parts of getting started. You want to promote your blog because it will build brand awareness, help you establish authority, and ultimately generate sales. Most people think a blogger’s job is to simply create content. However, it’s actually making sure we’re visible to the right people on the right channels – and that means marketing. I have a few tips that were extremely helpful in my early days, which I think can benefit you too. If you want to know what they are, read on!
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