100 episodes of the Thrive Blogger Podcast! Oh my goodness, we are so excited and can’t believe it. Thank you to our amazing listeners for sticking with us this long and for your constant feedback and encouragement. You guys are the best listeners we could ever ask for. Today is a special celebration episode and we’re also answering questions that you called in about! Check the show notes for the number to call in yourself!
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99 episodes, and wow we’ve learned a LOT. Over 2 years, 70+ guests, and a whole lot of love, here we are. We’re ushering in episode 100 with a special episode from Bree about things learned since starting the Thrive Blogger Podcast. Tune in for some great advice for growing your blogging business!
“Find your people. I would not be where I am today if I had not found my people. Over & over again too. Sometimes people are in your life for a season, and that’s okay. They’re out there. I want everyone to know that your people are out there.”
“Be consistent with whatever you decide to pick. Slow & seady will win the race better than inconsistency.”
Virtual Assistants aren’t just for big bloggers who have a ton on their plate. They can also be great for smaller bloggers who are still learning the ropes and figuring out how to do things.
This can save you a ton of time and money just by taking the things that you’re still new on learning and doing them the right way. This allows you to grow and use your time strategically. We’re chatting with Natalie, a Virtual Assistant and Thrive’s Content Strategist all about how VA’s can help grow your blog. Let’s do this!
“Your business can thrive because you’re not the only one doing things. Someone else who is skilled in the matter can take these tasks off your hands so you can do the things that will keep your business thriving.”
“[Virtual Assistants are] already skilled on the subject, have the experience, can do it correctly, and can save you so much time and money that it takes to learn something new.”
Want to increase your page views using Pinterest? It has a lot to do with your pin design! Pinterest design expert, Kristin Rappaport from Applecart Lane, joins us to chat about branding on Pinterest – and a method to bring a know, like, and trust factor to your pins.
“Most of the best ideas are inspired by somebody else’s good idea. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting that inspiration, as long as you’re getting it from all kinds of different places, so that when you put it all together to make your own visual brand, it is unique to you & you don’t look like everyone else.”
Do you ever sit down to write a blog post, or batch out some blog posts and get writer’s block? Or, have you ever felt like you’re “not a good writer” or aren’t able to convey what you’ve got in your head into beautiful words on the screen?
Well, tune in, because we have Debra Franke on this week’s podcast who’s going to share 3 different writing methods that will take your blog to the next level!
“Since I’ve joined the Thrive Tribe, I’ve felt so connected to so many bloggers. I’ve learned so much from [Bree] through coaching sessions and from other bloggers. It’s been amazing to have people around me who are also blogging and having website & social media initiatives that I can feel less alone in my journey and feel like I’m a part of something bigger. Knowing that others are out there doing the same & it really encourages me to keep going…It’s really opened up the entire blogging world for me.”
“No matter what your niche is, you have to know who you’re speaking to so you know how to best serve them. If you don’t have that component, growth is going to be so much more challenging.”
“If you know your audience well, it’s easier to figure out what their questions are…Now that I’ve niched down, it’s easier to know what questions I’m answering.”
“What is the thing in you that connected most with the topic [you’re writing about] so that your passion comes through when you write about it.”
“When I’m writing in a journal, I’m writing to myself. So it takes off the pressure and the fear that I’m writing for a big audience out there that I can’t see.”
How do I make money as a blogger? Ready or not, here we go! Bree is doing a deep dive into the different ways to make money from your blog and telling you the real truth of how much you can make from different revenue streams. Some may not be right for you and you might need to pivot. Tune in!
If you’re worried you’re not doing SEO the correct way then tune in! We go over exactly how to do Keyword Research and then how to apply those Keywords! That way, you’re on track for steady pageview growth year after year. We’re chatting with Natalie, Thrive’s Content Strategist & a full-time VA! Let’s get into it!