As many of you know, I’ve been blogging at The Prepping Wife for almost a year now. My official celebration will be in October. What an exciting milestone to celebrate! After that time and effort I’ve put into it, I can’t see doing anything else besides being a career blogger because I love it.
My blog has grown into something amazing, seeing almost 10,000 people visiting in a month, a good and consistently growing social following, and well over 500 email subscribers. That continued growth and support makes me very excited for the future and what comes next for me.
From my blog, I’m launching a product line right now that is related to emergency preparedness. I’m also working on a series of cookbooks to be published later this year. Without my blog, none of these things would be possible. They wouldn’t even be dreams to chase.
In the time since I started The Prepping Wife, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Far more than I would like to remember or count, to be honest! This includes not knowing enough about search engine optimization (SEO), the importance of graphics, and so much more.
I’ve taken classes on how to make my blog profitable, and how to optimize Pinterest to work for me. But nobody was there to show me all the little things that are important in starting my blog. Everybody says “oh you can start a blog for as little as $50.” Or some other low price that was almost too good to be true.
That price really is too good to be true, because it doesn’t start me or anyone else off on the right foot. There are some things that are vital for a blog to get going, and that price doesn’t include those.
Blogging is easily cheaper than starting a physical business, but that doesn’t mean there are not added costs that aren’t expected, or things that are vital to getting a blog up and going. My personal favorite part about blogging is that I can work from anywhere. At home in my pajamas at 2am, from a coffee shop, from the deck of a cruise ship, the list goes on. All I need is my laptop and a wifi connection to keep me going.
With the mistakes I’ve made along the way, comes knowledge and experience. Lots of it too. Many times I’ve learned through someone asking me a question I didn’t know the answer to, and researching it to find out. Then comes the realization that I’ve been either doing it wrong the entire time or ignoring something because I had no clue how important it really is.
After making so many mistakes, I created an online course to help others out. That way you don’t make the same mistakes I did. As I said earlier, I really wish someone had been there to teach me the basics and why it was all so important. Because it all goes together, working together to create one amazing blog. A blog that is not only amazing, but functional and produces the desired results, which is readers and traffic.
That is my big goal in creating this class. I want fellow bloggers or people thinking about starting a blog to start out on the right foot, with a good healthy knowledge of the basics and why it is all so important.
I’ve come to realize that writing a blog is the easy part! Creating new and wonderful content that provides a value to my readers really is the easiest aspect of blogging. It is all the little details that nobody tells us about that is the killer.
It is so easy to become overwhelmed by that information too. Too many little details to remember and go through. Getting confused is easy as well, or dismayed with the process.
In my class, I’ve created a step by step list of how to get started, what I deem essential for purchasing and what isn’t. Things to keep in mind when starting out. My favorite plugins to use and why. My mindset when I am writing or working on my blog, which is a huge part of my success.
I’ve grown so much in the last year. Not only as a blogger, but as a person. I really do owe that to my blog and starting it. It was a challenge, but definitely worth it! I can’t wait to see you go down that same road of growth and turn your blog into something amazing.
I really want to see you and your blog grow the same way that I have and become successful. Click here to visit my online course and see for yourself!
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