Friday, July 9, 2021
I have several blogs because, I Just love to blog!!! Time is always a huge factor in blogging and juggling life. Face it, I don't have a great deal of time to spend on blogging but it's something that gives me great joy. So, besides finding ways to enhance my blog frugally, I also sell digital educational products and have blog with it as well.
When I first started out on this adventure, I didn't know exactly where to start. I was an education major in college and I have no marketing or business skills. I'm sort of learning as I go. I always have to keep in mind my budget and then proceed accordingly. One of my strong points is that I am always open to and seeking new knowledge, new ways to be successful.
I tried several things to drive exposure to my blog. I tried blog pros which was great! It got my blog tons of views. I paid a monthly subscription and I got views but something was missing. The issue was the viewers were not aligned or inclined to want what I was selling. Then I tried joining many Facebook blogger groups. That was great because, I saw so many different blogs, styles, and causes. Again, they had no interest in my cause😟. That's not a bad thing because I love diversity and I really did learn a lot from them. That still left me in the same position: NO authentic viewers. So in the marketing world, viewers + zero conversion= 0 sales.
So I had to tweak a couple of things. Honestly it all came naturally not intentionally. I know the buzz word these days is INTENTIONAL. My thing was, I couldn't be intentional if I didn't know what to be intentional about. So I made some changes in the style of my digital products. That one change led me to whole new market, followers, and conversions. Not to mention it has brought consistent traffic to my educational blog with little effort and little money.
The first thing I did was start a Facebook business page that linked to my business site. Then I joined several educational groups with the same interests as me. Next, I gave away tons of free products. That's right FREEEEEE😍. But I gave them more information as well. I used Link tree. Link tree allowed me to link all of my free products in one place and links to my business site, blog, Instagram, Facebook groups, etc. So when followers are going to get their freebies, they have the option to checkout more. And that's how my educational blog went from getting 10 views a month to 1200 views a month. Checkout my linktree: https://linktr.ee/mshallesthings By the way Link tree is free or you can get the paid subscription for only $6.
***So I leave you with these KEYS:
1. Connect with large numbers of like minded people as yourself and who may benefit from your products/content.
2. Give away FREE materials/resources: Be very generous.
3. House your links/information with Link tree and share! share! share! that link.
Don't give up until you find your market!!!!😊
Monday, July 13, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- www.flicker.com (photo sharing site)
- self made icon images or clip art images
- Bitmoji (if you're into that) You must add it as an extension to your web browser.
- Time & patience
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I know that there are so many lessons around me now that I have had the chance to slow down. I'm now able to focus on things that I didn't have time or energy to give. My family, ministry, relationships, and blogging, have all been on the back burner or slowly fading away until now. My life has been turned upside down but for the better; I think. My priorities have changed and they really needed a change because, I have forgotten how to live in the moment. Things were robotic in a sense, prior to COVID. My daily schedule went a little like this:
- get dressed
- get children ready
- drop children to school
- drive 30 minutes to work
- Work from 7:40 to 3:30
- Pickup children
- watch some TV
- Go to bed
What really matters is this, love, peace of mind, mended relationships, flexibility, new ideas, creativity, a positive outlook, and my all-saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Yes a relationship with the father because, I have to draw strength from somewhere. God is my source and my help through his loving son Jesus Christ. I love leading my PRAY Group and drawing strength from others because, we're stronger together in a time when we cannot meet. In summary, I don't want to get caught up in this season that I miss the lessons and blessings.
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