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  • Episode 111 | How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas When You Feel Stuck with Ayana Lage

    How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

    Sometimes, you just don’t know what you want to write about or create content around! So how do you come up with blog post ideas when you are staring at a blank screen? Today we’re chatting with Ayana Lage to discuss content ideation, how to gain information from your audience, and how to use what you’ve already got to make new content!

    Blog Post Ideas
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    “I’ve realized that people have really really short attention spans. I bring topics back and put a fresh spin on things, looking at my old content is super helpful.”

    Discussed in this episode…

    • How Ayana comes up with content ideas
    • How to determine what type of content is going to connect with your audience
    • What has been helpful when you feel stuck and don’t know what to write about
    • How to come up with creative photography ideas, and how to boost confidence before getting in front of the camera

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about Ayana Lage:

    Ayana is a Tampa-based wife, mother, lifestyle influencer, podcaster, and freelance writer. She studied print journalism at the University of Florida and is a fair-weather Gators fan. Lately, Ayana spend a lot more time on Instagram, but blogging is her first love.

    Visit Ayana’s Blog: https://ayanalage.com
    Follow Ayana on IG: https://instagram.com/ayanagabriellelage
    Listen to Ayana’s Podcast: https://askedbyayana.buzzsprout.com/

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  • Episode 110 | How this Blogger Works with Target with Katie Davila

    How to Partner with Target

    Target, the mothership! It’s every blogger’s dream to partner with a big brand name like Target, but is it possible? Well for Katie Davila, that big goal came to fruition! Tune in to listen to her strategies on branding, creating a hashtag, and getting Target to work with her! 

    How to partner with big brands like Target as a blogger
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    “Think about the girls you have in your space now and “what value can I give to them?” They’re giving me their time and their attention, what can I do for them? They’re obviously here for a reason.”

    Discussed in this episode…

    • The comparison trap, and how to keep blinders on to avoid it
    • Hashtag Strategy
    • How to get people to start using your hashtag and use it to grow your brand and income
    • How Katie started working with Target

    Resources Mentioned

    More about Katie Davila:

    Katie is an all-around girly girl and the newest “personal shopper in your pocket”. She loves long strolls down the Target aisle and considers herself a Chick-fil-a enthusiast! If you love all things affordable fashion, beauty, and a little bit (or a lotta bit) of home finds and lifestyle hacks, then she’s one to follow!

    Visit Katie’s Blog: https://www.thebrunetteinblush.com
    Follow Katie on IG: https://instagram.com/brunetteinblush

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  • Episode 109 | Mental Health in the Blogging World with Amanda Young

    How to Avoid Burnout as a Blogger

    Today, this conversation is going to be so for your soul. We’re talking about mental health in the blogging world, and how to protect yourself so you can have longevity in this space. Amanda Young joins us as we discuss the role mental health and self-care plays in the long-term success of bloggers and influencers. 

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    “Instead of thinking “I don’t have enough followers,” turn it around to “wow” my community is so niche and so centered that I know every person here. Or to, “you know what, I don’t have millions of followers, and I get to focus on my small community, and maybe that for me is a bigger impact.””

    Discussed in this episode…

    • The role mental health plays in bloggers and influencers success
    • How to combat the feeling of comparison and constantly looking at numbers that drag us down?
    • What advice Amanda gives to bloggers to protect themselves so that they can have longevity in this space
    • How to protect your energy when you feel pulled to constantly be online

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about Amanda Young:

    Amanda Young (ThatMandaGirl) is a 28 year old Lifestyle Content Creator who is passionate about starting conversations within young women by sharing her bold and colorful lifestyle, her ongoing journey with mental health and her goals to continue advocating for inclusivity

    Visit Amanda’s Blog: https://thatmandagirl.wordpress.com
    Follow Amanda on IG: https://www.instagram.com/that_manda_girl/
    Follow Amanda on Tik-Tok
    Check out Amanda’s Podcast

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  • Episode 108 | It’s Easier Than Ever to Make Money as an Influencer with Brittany Hennesy

    How to Make Money as an Influencer

    Why aren’t influencers getting paid, and how can they change that? Brittany Hennesy joins us to share easy ways for influencers to get paid even if they have no followers, no photographer, and little time.

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    “Plenty of influencers make 6-figures and don’t even update their Instagram! For some people, that’s mind-blowing, like “oh my god, I’m spending so much time and stressing about the algorithm,” but you don’t have to do that.”

    Discussed in this episode…

    • Why influencers aren’t making money
    • Easy ways for influencers to get paid even if they have no followers, no photographer, and little time

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about Brittany Hennessy:

    Brittany Hennessy is the best-selling author of “INFLUENCER: Building Your Personal Brand In The Age Of Social Media” and the co-founder & Chief Relationship Officer at CARBON AUGUST, an influencer development platform serving creators, performers, and entrepreneurs.

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  • Episode 107 | How to Become a Successful Food Blogger with Liz Thomson

    How to Start a Food Blog

    Today we’re talking about being a successful food blogger with Liz Thomson. Bree talks with Liz about if there is room for new food bloggers to enter the scene, the most important things to be successful as a food blogger in 2021, and how to make an income as a food blogger!

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    “It used to be that people showed up to your page every day just to see if you posted something new. It was a different time. That has shifted dramatically. People are looking to blog for resources to help them with something specific.”

    Discussed in this episode…

    • Is there room for new food bloggers to enter the scene?
    • What are the most important things to be successful as a food blogger in 2021?
    • How do you drive traffic to your site?
    • What are ways you make money as a food blogger?

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about Liz Thomson:

    Liz Thomson is a blogger, cookbook author, and food photographer at iheartvegetables.com. She creates easy vegetarian recipes and her goal is to show that eating healthy can be simple and affordable.

    Visit Liz’s Blog: https://iheartvegetables.com
    Follow Liz on IG: http://instagram.com/iheartveggies

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  • Episode 106 | Do you REALLY have to niche down?

    Picking a Blog Niche

    Today is a really fun show! We’ve invited one of our Profitable Blogger Society members on the show today to do some live coaching on the show! Chelsea Fazio has just recently launched her blog and is needing advice on growth strategy and whether or not she should niche down. The answer may surprise you!

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    Start with foundation posts, see what your audience jives with and allow that to help you build up your blog posts.”

    Discussed in this episode…

    • Have you niched down enough?
    • How to build out a scheduling system for the next 3-6 months.
    • What to look out for that might be blocking you from growth, and how to remove it.

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about The Profitable Blogger Society

    The Profitable Blogger Society is a mentorship program for all bloggers. When you’re a member we will help you increase your profit, set goals, and create a plan that removes risk and won’t waste your time. With personalized coaching and accountability from your peers who are doing the work right alongside you — it’s a society you need to be a part of to grow your blogging business!

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  • Episode 105 | Bloggers Earning Passive Income with Meera Kothand

    How to Earn Passive Income as a Blogger

    Our guest today is an email marketing strategist and a 3-time Amazon best-selling author, Meera Kothand. Passive income can sound like an elusive term, we all want it but it can seem very hard to achieve! We dive into this conversation and give examples on how to get started right away! 

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    “There are so many different things that you can engage with your audience about. It does not have to be a “go buy my thing.””

    Discussed in this episode…

    • How Meera sold over 70,000 copies of her ebook on Amazon!
    • Less heard-of options for passive income that bloggers can start using
    • How to use Amazon as passive income

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about Meera

    Meera Kothand is an email marketing strategist and 3X Amazon Best-selling Author of the books The One Hour Content Plan, The Blog Startup & But I’m not an Expert!. She is also the publisher of MeeraKothand.Com, an award-winning site listed as the Top 100 sites for solopreneurs in 2020, 2018, and 2017 and the popular CREATE Planners. Using her unique Profitable Email System™ and ADDICTED Business framework, she makes powerful marketing strategies simple and relatable so that small business owners can build a tribe that’s addicted to their zone of genius. She has been featured on Marketing Profs, YFS, Addicted 2 Success, and several other sites. When she’s not working with clients or on her next book, you can find Meera reading the Rebel Girls Series with her 8-year old daughter.

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  • Episode 104 | How to Increase Your Page Views with Jenny Melrose

    How do you increase your blog page views?

    We get this question all the time, so we’re really pumped for this episode. We’re talking about increasing page views today with blogging expert Jenny Melrose! If you’ve wanted to start focusing on your blog rather than social media (and we tell you why that’s important) and don’t want to waste any time then this is the episode for you. 

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    “You can’t build your business on rented property. That’s what Tik-Tok, Instagram, and Pinterest are! They can decide to change the algorithm, and they can decide to shut it down.”

    Discussed in this episode…

    • Why should bloggers focus on increasing page views rather than on solely growing a social media platform?
    • Is it more challenging today to increase page views than it was a few years ago?
    • What are strategies that you see working to increase page views?
    • What are strategies that you think are a waste of time for increasing page views?

    Resources Mentioned

    • Be a Thrive Insider on Patreon!
    • Learn how to make more money from your blog without wasting time in our Free Masterclass.

    More about Jenny

    Jenny is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income far exceeded her salary. Through hard work and dedication, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, Stanley Steamer, Sara Lee, and many more. She is a content strategist that helps entrepreneurs better understand their messaging and unique position in the online space. Now, she’s combining her passion for teaching with her extensive experience of creating strategic content for online business owners via JennyMelrose.com and her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose as well as her first book Influencer Entrepreneurs: The 4-Step Framework to Building Your Audience, Growing Your Business, and Making More Money Online.

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  • Ep. 084 // 3 Things Your Favorite Bloggers Did to Go Full-Time

    How do we bridge the gap from where we are to where our favorite bloggers are? Those ones that you admire, and aspire to be like. Bree covers the three steps that all of these bloggers have done on their road to full-time. Listen in to make big steps towards your blogging goals!

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    Highlights of Episode 084:

    • Our fav big bloggers — how do we bridge the gap from where we are currently to where they are?
    • Realizing that instant results aren’t realistic
    • What bloggers did in their journey to full-time:
      • 1. Set concrete goals & create a strategy to reach them
      • 2. Get clear on who your audience is & what problems you’re solving for them
      • 3. You have to have a yearly content editorial schedule

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    Memorable Quotes:

    “The fact of the matter is — we are only seeing a fraction of what these talented bloggers have done to build these successful brands. We often think that it is an overnight success because that’s what we saw & that’s what we experienced.”
    “As content creators & bloggers — I want to have my content out there so that way when my audience is ready for it, I’ve got it for them.”

    Other Episodes You Might Like:

    Ep. 079 // 4 Ways to Make Money from Your Blog
    Ep. 078 // How to Fix Bad SEO with Natalie at Thrive
    Ep. 075 // Taking the Overwhelm Out of Content Planning with Kat Gaskin
    Ep. 059 // Working Through Mindset Blocks with Becky Mollenkamp
    Ep. 020 // Staying Inspired & Expanding Your Reach with Ashley Rose

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