I've mentioned in the past that I'm a part of a wonderful networking group here in Austin that consists of fellow bloggers of various niches, working to support one another through community and meet ups. One of my fellow members, the lovely Holly Hanna of The Work at Home Woman, has recently released an ebook entitled, Blogging Success: Tips for Creating Content, Getting Traffic and Monetizing Your Blog, and she was kind enough to allow me a sneak preview - as well as the chance to give away a copy to one of my awesome readers.
(Note: Before you count yourself out as someone who isn't interested in making money from their blog, know this: Even if you're not interested in monetizing, I can assure you that there is at least one (but most likely far more!) tip in her ebook you'll find helpful for managing your blog!)
I had overwhelmingly positive thoughts on Blogging Success, and despite the fact that I've been blogging for over three years now, I learned a lot from the book. The first thing that I really appreciated was the formatting of the book. It is laid out in a simple, concise manner, breaking into three categories (creating content, getting traffic, and monetizing - obviously), with subcategories that make it a quick and easy read and allowing you to immediately put to use the tips that she gives. She also - through the magic of ebooks and the interwebs - gives direct links to social media sites she recommends, as well as other companies and blog support sites, allowing you at-your-fingertips access to some of the key tools of the trade.
I have considered monetizing in the past, especially given the economy and my desire to be a stay-at-home mom, but have never known where to start and what considerations I would need to make. This guide puts an end to the unknown, giving you nearly step-by-step advice with all angles covered. Holly has done all the work - now it's just up to you to implement the strategies she suggests.
If you have no interest in monetizing and keep your blog simply as a way of documenting your child's early years (I do this, too!) and keep your family up to date (yup!), that's fine too! If you've ever done a review or a giveaway - whether from a national company or even to help promote a friend's local business - there are things to know about the best way to go about this (as well as FTC regulations to consider), and Blogging Success will let you in on those secrets as well!
As for Holly Hanna herself, she's definitely the woman you want to advise you on these matters, having been a self-built blogger who has made her way into the world of monetized blogging and done so very successfully. Also? She's a fellow Longhorn - hook 'em! You can't go wrong taking advice from a Longhorn :)
Now comes the good part! I'm giving away a copy of Holly Hanna's ebook, Blogging Success: Tips for Creating Content, Getting Traffic and Monetizing Your Blog to one of my readers.
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Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of Blogging Success: Tips for Creating Content, Getting Traffic and Monetizing Your Blog in exchange for my honest review, as well as a giveaway copy. All opinions are my own.