Whether you have been thinking about blogging for awhile or just got introduced to the idea, I’ve found a one-of-a-kind resource I’d like to share with you.
Read on to learn about the resources I used to turn my 3-month-old blog into a business and land our families first sponsored travel.
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Blogging can be a great way to get your ideas and information out into the world. It can be a great way to journal a new life journey, a great way to share your knowledge on something you know a lot about, and a great way to promote your business if you have something you are passionate about. It can also be a great source of income if you’d like it to be.
When I first started blogging I was doing so as a sort of personal journal. I wanted to get my thoughts written down, and I wanted to be able to easily share it someday if I chose to do so. After a whirlwind of life changes, I decided to take it a step further. My husband wanted me to write a book, but I don’t feel ready for that yet. Blogging on the other hand, that I felt more comfortable with, and I would still be able to share the information I want to share with the world. But I had no idea how to make my blog look professional so others would be able to find it, and want to read it.
I’m a researcher by nature. I am one of those weirdo’s who loved writing papers in college. I feel that there is such a vast amount of information available at our fingertips thanks to the WorldWide Web, ahem.. the Internet, that if I encounter a problem, or something I’d like to learn more about, I can. So when I decided to start a blog, I started to research how to.
This is where Heather and Pete Reese with Its A Lovely Life come into the picture. I kept seeing on my Facebook feed (thanks FB for stalking my search engine) that they had a FREE 5-Day Money Making Blog Crash Course available. I wasn’t exactly interested in making money with my blog, not right away anyway, but I was interested in finding a mentor. I figured if they had enough experience to make a crash course, they might make good mentors. Work smarter not harder, right?
The more I learned about them, the more I realized I was right about them. I quickly learned that they’d been blogging for 10+ years, that they had monopolized it into a business and had (at the time of writing this post) over 497K fans across their social media platforms, and that they were disclosing their financial earnings from their blog at over $30,000/mo. I also quickly realized that this blogging thing could be a much larger thing than I had originally planned for.
I signed up for their FREE 5-day course, and was so impressed by their knowledge and inter-activeness on their Facebook page for the course, that I altered the path of my blog. I absolutely still wanted to share about our son and his dietary restrictions and medical diagnosis and our journey. I absolutely still wanted to share recipes and give those who were searching for hope, hope. But I also saw it as a way to help bring some income to our family. A way to help support the things we love, such as travel.
Heather and Pete know their stuff. They know the rules and the regulations to running a blog as a business. They are open with their information and always promote kindness and informative responses in their social media blogging support groups. They are amazing mentors, and are good at what they do.
I started my new blogging journey in May 2017. I took Heather and Pete’s paid 30-Day Blogging Fast Track course in July. In August my family completed our first sponsored travel post. My blog is proof that they know what they are doing, and that their suggestions and their methods can work! Honestly, if I can do it with their help, so can you!
Best of luck to you on your blogging adventure!