Hello and welcome to The Blogger Bible!
In this course you will learn everything you need to know to become a professional blogger, from building and designing your blog to marketing your brand. After implementing these strategies you will learn how to write like a magazine editor, efficiently navigate Instagram and other social media platforms like a pro influencer, snag those brand sponsorships, and watch the affiliate income roll in.
I'm sure you've taken this course as a result of finding me either on Instagram, Pinterest, or even just Google, and you want to learn more about how I grew my audience and learned to profit from my little website.
You're probably here because you're sick of your job or you're looking for something else to do. You have a passion for fashion or beauty products or just love to travel and live a beautiful life. Well, I can't promise you that at the end of the course that you'll make millions, but I'm definitely here to help you turn your life into the one you want it to be.
The truth is, I have taken so many courses on how to blog, and despite that, my first year of blogging wasn't as hot as I thought it was going to be. I took several courses from prolific and successful bloggers, and although I implemented the strategies, I learned that there was no single course, no ebook, no strategy out there specifically meant for creating and monetizing a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. So I made some major adjustments, set to testing my theories, and went to work.
After doing all that, I realized that fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogs are a completely different beast from all the other niches out there. So I've compiled all of the strategies I have personally tested to give you a wide variety of methods for you to tailor to your own brand strategy.
These modules include:
As you can see, we've got a lot to get to work on! But before we get started, you have to promise me two things:
1: That you will put to good use all of the tactics I'm about to share with you.
I know so many people who have hopes and dreams of making millions from their very own blog and have bought several courses just like me, hoping that these investments would convert into cash. However, these people have not done all of the strategies they have been taught.
You see, courses are a dime a dozen, and if they sell for a reason: there's some good knowledge in there that you can put to some good use. But if you don't implement it, you won't make money.
And now, here's my second request for you:
2: Do not expect full-time results if you're putting in part-time effort.
So many people have dreams of working for themselves and becoming "Insta-famous," but they also underestimate the hard work that goes into creating that success. You may not be able to implement all of these strategies in a day, a week, or even a month, but it's important that you stay hungry. If you are never hungry, you will never feel the desire to hunt for food.
So the first thing to do? Get hungry.
I started my blog just in September 2016 after experiencing a second job layoff due to department closures in 12 months, and times were hard. Before my job at the car dealership ended I was a Realtor part-time, and suddenly after losing my job I had to go into real estate full-time.
I had several clients, all of which fell through due to indecision or financial changes. Before all of this, I had thought that my income would not suffer if I was able to close the deals. They never closed, and I was never paid.
Months went by, and I eventually decided to take the plunge and start blogging since it was a dream that I already had for years. I'd heard so much about bloggers turning into millionaires and even billionaires! So I worked my little booty off to create The Baller on a Budget, which suddenly became the best decision of my life.
The next step for me was learning how to market my blog and capture my audience, so I thought: what better to do this than with Instagram? My target demographic is the millennial generation, which is the same demographic dominating Instagram.
Unfortunately, for a few months, I became a slave to Instagram, constantly posting, constantly hashtagging, commenting and liking on pictures, and my follower account went nowhere. I even cried several times because I felt like this wasn't going anywhere.
Then came January 2017, where I promised to myself that I was going to master Instagram and make it work for me, instead of working for it. With tons of trial and error, perseverance and patience, I finally got my account to 10,000 followers in just 4 months.
Then I moved onto Pinterest, where my pageviews are now at a crazy 800,000+ pageviews a month with just less than 2,000 followers.
And you know the crazy part? You can probably do the same, if not faster.
Fast-forward to today, and I am working with so many brands that I had always dreamed of partnering with. I get free products, and I get paid to blog about the things that I love to do - I owe all of this to the strategies that you'll be learning in this course.
So, put your seatbelt on and listen up, because you're in for one crazy ride! I'm going to slam on the gas and get you up-to-speed.
The Blogger Bible
Everybody who starts off blogging always starts alone. They don't have a team, no virtual assistant, and their boyfriends or husbands may not even help. I still work completely by myself! You can imagine how tough it is as a blogger, trying to do several things at once.
This is why this is your bible. This course has several strategies that you may possibly be unable to implement all at once (you are not an octopus, okay), but you can always come back to it and work on the things you fell off on or have yet to incorporate into your blogging business.
I can't guarantee that these things will all work for you as every blog is different, and every person's work ethic and blogging styles vary. But I can tell you from my own personal experience that I was able to create an income that takes care of my lifestyle in less than one year, despite all of my screw-ups. So learn from my mistakes, heed my advice, and you may grow even faster.