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How One Niche Blogger Created a $300,000+ Offer

How One Niche Blogger Created a $300,000+ OfferBy Carol Tice

If you don’t have a lot of blog subscribers, it’s tough to earn well. I know; I’m one of those bloggers who put up an Amazon book cart on my blog the day I launched and earned $1.50 from it.

If you listen to your audience and deliver exactly what they need, though, you have the potential to earn big money, even if your list is small – and even if your audience is broke, like my audience of freelance writers.

Despite those hurdles, I launched a service that’s grown to generate more than $300,000 in income every year, starting when I had only 1,200 subscribers.

Freelance Writers Den is a monthly-membership community for freelance writers that launched in July 2011. By 2015, it had grown to 1,200 members who pay $25 a month, or roughly $360,000 a year in gross income.

The good news is, the steps I used to create this community are simple steps you can take with your own blog readers to figure out your best, most lucrative offer.

Let me take you step-by-step through the process.

Step 1: Identify a Need

As someone who blogs about freelance writing, I get a lot of emails. Many of them run something like this: (more…)

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The Best Affiliate Marketing Tips For Bloggers

The Best Affiliate Marketing Tips For BloggersBy Kimi Clark

As a blogger, we use affiliate links to help us earn a living. But when you’ve worked hard to build an audience, the last thing you want it to think is that your only purpose is to sell something!

That’s why we’re sharing the best affiliate marketing tips for bloggers with you today!

To start, let’s break down what affiliate marketing is (then we’ll get to the tips!). Affiliate marketing, if done the right way, is like telling a friend about something you love. There doesn’t have to be pressure or salesy talk – no gimmicks, just ‘this is the product, and this is how it worked for me’ type dialogue.

Those are the bloggers that rock the affiliate marketing space – the ones who are honest about what they use, how they liked it, and can talk about it straightforwardly and sincerely as if they were chatting with you over coffee about the latest and greatest product or service they discovered.

But what kinds of things can you promote as an affiliate? Here are some examples.

Types of Affiliate Products:

1.) Downloads and Online Products

Ebooks – These are so easy to include thanks to sites like Amazon and Commission Junction. They provide you with a unique tracking link to include in your post, and you can even use pictures off the site. (more…)

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Solid Advice for Buying an Established Online Business

Solid Advice for Buying an Established Online BusinessTell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey?

My entrepreneurial journey began the first time when I was 26 and was laid off from my job. I started a sales consulting firm and quickly fell in love with being self-employed. Back then I didn’t have the responsibilities of kids, a husband and a dog as I do now, so it was a good time to test the waters of self-employment.

I knew I’d come back to it again someday.

Fast forward almost 20 years, and I was a national sales manager in the consumer products world, doing the corporate grind. And when you have two kids under the age of 4 and you travel several times a month, it is a grind. Ever since they were born, I would look on business-for-sale websites like buybizsell.com and websiteproperties.com for web-based companies that I could purchase that would offer me income along with a better work/life balance.

Where did you hear about Business Among Moms and its sale?

I was subscribed to several sites that listed web-based businesses for sale, and I received the profile for Business Among Moms from Quiet Light Brokerage.

How are you making the platform your own?

When I purchased the company, it was a blog that primarily offered mom-owned businesses the opportunity to advertise on our website, Facebook page, and email list. After a year, I decided to change the business model and focus more on creating in-person communities for mom entrepreneurs. We now have 20 chapters across the country that host monthly networking events and an annual conference in the Seattle, Washington area. (more…)

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Why I Fired My CPA

Why I Fired My CPABy Jan Pinnington

Not all business relationships are mutually beneficial, and sometimes, no matter how much you may like the person you are working with, there comes a time when saying goodbye is the right thing to do.

Working through my incubator, I was given a list of local bookkeeping and CPA contacts to help me with my QuickBooks online bookkeeping.

Going down the list, I came across a female CPA that was close to my home office and also located in the same plaza as my neighbor’s fabulous restaurant. I was immediately drawn to 1. female, 2. local and 3. lunch!

I called to make an appointment to see if we could meet to determine if we would be a good fit. The office was small with a few pieces of Ikea-esque desk furniture when you first walked in – kind of a reception slash employee area. It was nothing fancy, but two friendly women offered me a beverage upon my arrival.

I waited for about 10 minutes because the CPA was running late – but as soon as she arrived, I was ushered into a boardroom, and we immediately hit it off.

The CPA was very energetic, intelligent and confident – all things for which I was looking. In fact, she made a point to say she worked with startup businesses and if agreeable to me, would send formal contracts for me to sign. I enthusiastically agreed, and we were off to the races. (more…)

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Why Being a Work-at-Home Mom is the Best of Both Worlds

Why Being a Work-at-Home Mom is the Best of Both WorldsBy Holly Reisem Hanna

From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a mom. In fact, every year in my School Days Keepsake Album, it would ask the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And while I had no clue what I wanted to do professionally, I did know that I wanted to be a mom.

As I got older and thought more about becoming a parent, I knew that I wanted to be my child’s primary caregiver. Maybe it was because my mom had stayed at home with my siblings and me. Or maybe it was the fact that I didn’t like working as a nurse. Whatever the case when I got pregnant, I started planning for my transition out of the workforce.

During my last nine months working as a nurse, I saved as much money as I could so that we wouldn’t feel the financial loss. But my savings dwindled much quicker than I had anticipated. Having been a parent for nine months, I knew there was no way I could put my daughter in daycare; it would have broken my heart. So I started looking for work-at-home jobs.

After searching for a few months, I secured a part-time, freelance, marketing position which gave me a steady paycheck and the idea for this website. I worked approximately 10 to 15 hours a week while my daughter napped; it was perfect. I had money coming in, and I was able to witness all of my little girl’s special milestones. (more…)

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