Blogging for Money
Blogging for Money was not the first thing on my mind when I started my blog. I started out with an Etsy shop in 2009 crocheting shawls with big buttons on them which were the latest craze. They were called “wraps” so as not to be confused with grandma’s shawls from way back when. In fact that’s how I decided the name of my shop and my business, Wrap Your Style. Now if you’ve been following me at all, you already know that I knew absolutely nothing and anything. I taught myself to sew through you tube. I pretty much taught myself everything about everything with you tube. I love it! As I progressed and started making more products I wanted to sell I quickly realized that I needed to have a blog. My intentions were just to get my shop known so people would go there and buy. I had no idea what blogging for money meant. So here I am six years later and I am just now understanding what I need to do.
I began to wonder about all things blogging. How do bloggers make money from blogging? I starting searching for the answers. Since I needed an actual physical blog. I researched how to start a blog for free. Remember, I’m a senior citizen living on a fixed income so money is really tight.
I tried joining several groups trying to learn from and with others. Some were trying but I now know that they were way off track of what I wanted. So I began following bloggers that I liked. That was good but getting information sent to you almost everyday from several different people just confused me more. I was trying to put it all together in some sort of order of how to execute each plan.
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I finally found a great Facebook group that is just about blogging. I am learning so much! One of the biggest secrets I learned is that all the information I was collecting is good, BUT no one got down to the “meat” of blogging which is the content in your posts. Gina Luker, founder of our Facebook group just wrote this eBook entitled The Blog Post Tool Kit which gives detailed step by step direction to grow and make money with your blog explaining exactly how to structure your posts in order to get you found and attract followers. There are worksheets stating a clear plan in which to do things before you even sit down to write. There are also worksheets and checklists to guide you on what to do after your post is written.
This eBook is 68 pages that is helping me already with my posting. My page views are increasing every day. I cannot wait to continue on my Social Media journey and implement everything I am reading about. If you are a new blogger or you have been blogging but not getting results, this book is a must read.
If you would also like to read more about my Social Media Journey feel free to read some of my earlier posts like……