In this post I will be sharing with you my final review on the Money Making Blogging course that I took online with LadyBossBlogger. You can read about my first thoughts after taking the course here. Thank you LadyBossBlogger and Elaine Rau for sponsoring this post.
This course was so enjoyable to take. Elaine is very knowledgeable in the blogging industry and this course was so easy to read through as if Elaine was talking directly to you. It is filled with great information and tips that you can start doing immediately. Elaine is very real and honest throughout the course.
I have discovered that I need to stick with my niche and target audience. This course has helped me narrow down my target audience and know that it is ok to say no to brands that do not fit within my niche.
What Is In The Course?
Find your "WHY" - This one is so important because it gives you the drive to succeed with your blog. I decided to start a style blog because I love fashion and styling - and why not share that with you all! I am a mother of two and needed something for "me", which I am sure all mother's can relate to.
Finding your niche and target audience - There is a quiz that you can take that helps you find your niche and different questions to ask regarding your target audience.
Email marketing strategies - This section was definitely an eye opener for me. I have only made a few email marketing campaigns, but after going through this section of the course I am definitely going to make it a priority.
Social media foundations - The course describes in detail social media sites and the ways to promote your blog. I have learned so much more on how to promote my blog in ways that will create more traffic.
SEO best practices - I feel like a lot of newer bloggers have this issue on not understanding SEO, as I can definitely relate. When I first started my blog, I had no idea what SEO really meant or why it was so important. This course goes in detail on why it is so important and tips/tricks to boost your SEO.
How to make money blogging - This course goes through all of the ways to make a money making blog. There are so many great ideas and tips on how to pitch to different brands, ways to add affiliate links, and establish sponsorships. Also, this will walk you through on how to make an awesome media kit.
Setting up your domain and website - The course walks you through on how to obtain your domain and set up your own website.
Thanks to this course, I now have a better understanding on how to run my blog. When I started my blog I had no idea about SEO, email marketing, media kits, etc. This course has really helped me learn the ends and outs of blogging.
One of the first things I did after taking the course was to create an email campaign. Previously, I had only sent a couple of email campaigns through my blog. After taking this course I had no idea how important email marketing is. Moving forward, I have decided to create a weekly newsletter to my subscribers. If you want to subscribe to my newsletter, click here.
I have also learned more regarding social media promotions. I have been focusing more on my Instagram page versus Facebook or Pinterest. After taking this course, I now realize how important it is to promote through every social media channel. I have now been posting more to Facebook and Pinterest and have seen an increase in traffic through those social media platforms. This course will also provide tips on how to create posts and Pinterest pins which was very helpful.
Also, I have noted all of the tips regarding SEO best practices. This change will not yield results overnight, but will in the long run. I am glad to have a better understanding of SEO so now I can feel confident with my blog.
Before I started the course, I had my doubts on if this was going to be useful for me or not. After completing the course, I now have a better understanding on how to run my blog. I had wasted hours and hours of researching before starting my blog and wish I had known about this course prior to starting my blog.
If you are a newer blogger starting out, I would definitely take this course. Even if you are an established blogger, this course is filled with information that might be helpful to you!
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