Learning how to make money from the pros? We’ve got you covered. In this episode, we learn from KariAnne Wood, owner of Thistlewood Farms blog as she shares how she got started making money as a blogger, and five ways blogger can make money today. We also learn her pro-tips for pitching brands! So many things that you’ll learn from listening to this episode you can go start working on today!
KariAnne is the author of four best-selling books, including So Close to Amazing, The DIY (Decorate It Yourself) Planner, and The DIY Style Finder! She writes the decorating and lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farms from her project-filled historic home in the Dallas Metroplex where she lives with her husband and four children.
“If you think there are too many people blogging, or too many people on Instagram, or on Facebook — I’m here to tell you that it is never too late to start, you have your very own story and you have a way of telling it & talking about things & doing projects that are unique to you. You have a voice — and I would highly encourage you to use an online platform to let your voice be heard.”
“The person that is successful at blogging is the person that is consistent & persistent. If you show up every single day, or every day that you can, and work on your business/platform, and if you’re consistent about the type of content that you put out, you will be successful.”
“The world needs more passion, so if you like to cook or sew — whatever your “it” is, I say embrace it & do more of it because the world needs more passionate people doing what they love.”
“You need to understand your value — as bloggers or influencers — you are taking an arrow and aiming it at the heart of the brand’s target market in a way that other advertising platforms cannot do…you have something they don’t have. The people that read your blog are invested in exactly what message the brand is trying to get out.”
“I want to close with encouragement for you. I think the biggest thing that happens is people start this journey & they get a “no” or comparison creeps in — and they feel less than, and they feel small, and they feel like they can’t do it. I will leave you with this quote from Dr. Seuss. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can go any direction you choose.” Because you’re amazing & don’t ever lose sight of that! There’s only one you in this entire world & you have an incredible voice & you are an incredible individual. Let your voice be heard & let your light shine brightly, my friend.”