Use Your Blog to Write & Publish an Ebook

September 12, 2020 § Leave a comment

Several years ago, I wrote a muli-part series on my blog that went viral. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a plan to hook readers and then get them to buy the ebook (I didn’t know any better), but I did use all of the parts of the series to make chapters for a book I self-published on Amazon. 

Since then, I’ve published several ebooks — and made printed copies — for myself and have helped many blogging students and clients do it, too. 

Trust me, it’s not as difficult as you think. 

If you’ve ever had dreams of publishing a book, or you want to make an ebook as a way to build your email list, trust me, you CAN do it! 

Head over to Patreon to see the why, what, and how on publishing an ebook.

Brainstorming Session: Fall

September 6, 2020 § Leave a comment

Hi there! 

I’m back with another Brainstorming session — only this time, I’m talking about fall. 

So, if you need fall content ideas, I came up with 45+ ideas!

I’ve listed them with the video and of course, you can watch the entire process in the video — it’s all on Patreon.

If you have a topic you’d like me to do a Brainstorming session on, please just let me know! 

Enjoy 🙂

What is Online Reputation Management?

August 31, 2020 § Leave a comment

Online Reputation Management (ORM) is exactly what it sounds like… managing your online reputation, especially if you’re a business or a brand. 

Ignoring your online reputation can lead to a vicious cycle of unanswered questions, comments, and it’s not a good look. Keeping up with it can seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth it in the end. 

I did a decent amount of ORM when I worked at an abortion clinic a few years ago. I made it a part of my weekly tasks to visit sites where the clinic had a presence, including Yelp and Google — we had a listing for each clinic location, and I would answer questions or comments each week. 

Often, the comments were obviously trolls, but in any situation, I think it’s always best to reply to comments — especially the negative ones — and answer any questions they have and/or apologize if necessary and present a way to fix the situation. 

Most of the time, people are just pissed and they need someone to take it out on. Rarely are they going to return to their original comment or actually take you up on your offer to fix the issue… it’s more about showing others that you’re committed to making things right. 

For more on ORM, including the history and tips on how to handle it, head over Patreon!

Tutorial: Amazon Associates

August 28, 2020 § Leave a comment

In the tutorial for this month, I’m sharing the inside of the Amazon Associates platform. This is Amazon’s answer for affiliate marketing, which allows bloggers to make money based on links they place on their blogs. 

I’ll show you how it works, talk about earnings, and other ways you can make money using Amazon Associates. 

It’s a free program, so why not? 

Let’s do this!

If you have ideas for other tutorials you’d like to see, just let me know. 

Head to Patreon to check out this screen recorded tutorial.

Brainstorming Session: Fitness

August 24, 2020 § Leave a comment

Hi there! 

I’m back with another Brainstorming session — only this time, I’m talking about fitness. 

So, if you need fitness content ideas, I came up with 47 ideas! I’ve listed them below and of course, you can watch the entire process in the video. 

If you have a topic you’d like me to do a Brainstorming session on, please just let me know! 

Enjoy 🙂

Head to Patreon to access this video and get loads of ideas for your blog or website!

Weekend Blogging Bootcamp Presentations

August 17, 2020 § Leave a comment

Over the weekend, I taught a Blogging Boot Camp for the University of Texas via Zoom. 

The interesting this about this is… Last year, UT asked me if I would consider taking my traditional Blogging for Beginners course and turning it in to a weekend boot camp. 

Sure! 

And then COVID happened. But, we were able to figure out a way to do it 100% virtually, and honestly, I think it went great. Sure, I would have loved to meet everyone in person, but it was also nice being in the comfort of my home. 

So, I figured I would share all of my slide decks with you. 

Now, these are just the slides, but there are still several things you can take away from them, including:

– Writing tips

– Books on writing 

– Photo tips

– Tips for creating flatlays 

– Inbound Marketing history 

– Content calendar ideas

… Among many other things! 

I am planning to record the weekend boot camp and publish the videos here, so be on the lookout for that! 

Head to Patreon to access these slides!

6 Podcasts for Better Writing

August 10, 2020 § Leave a comment

I don’t know about you, but I went from not being able to focus on anything this year to devouring content like it’s going out of style 🙂 In my hunt for more things to listen to while I clean my apartment, I stumbled across several podcasts for writers. 

Honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t seen these before!

Writing is just one of the many components of a blog, so these might be just what you’ve been looking for if you need to brush up on your writing skills (or create some from scratch). 

Head over to Patreon to see my list of Podcasts.