We all know that building an email list is crucial to any business (if you don't know that, read my post about it here!) But, once you have that list, you now have the question of what to send them.
I strongly believe that business shouldn't always be about the “hustle” or working 50 hours a week. I actually run my own business as a way to help me make more room in my life for the things that matter, so I'm a big fan of taking smart shortcuts when they make sense and work well. Automating social media is one easy way to save time, but should you do it?
As I write this post, my blog & current business is still pretty new and doesn’t have many monthly readers. I won't lie that the thought has crossed my mind that maybe I should “save” my great content for when I have more readers.
When I started my first blog in 2008, I did it because I wanted to do something creative for fun. I had no idea that people could make a living from blogs! The good news is that, no matter what stage of blogging you're at, there is probably a way to turn your passion into profit. I’ve put this list together to get the ideas flowing and to help you see how your blog – or even an idea that you haven’t yet started – could make you some cash!
I’ve said it so many times, but I’ll repeat it again now: my email list is my best business investment and I highly encourage you to start building your own as soon as possible. However, I fully understand that not everyone can afford a monthly email marketing service. So, if the cost is putting you off starting, here’s how to get started for free while you build your business.
It’s fair to say I’ve made a lot of mistakes when it comes to blogging. I’ve been creating websites since the early noughties, and blogging on WordPress since 2008, so it’s easy to look back and see where I did things wrong. Truthfully, I made way more mistakes than I cover in this post, but these are some of the big ones that I thought might help you avoid them. The good news is, though, that every mistake is an opportunity to learn – and I’ve learnt a lot!