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Why Constructive Criticism is Your Best Friend

Do you ever feel defeated when you receive constructive criticism? You shouldn’t, and here’s why!

As I’ve been encouraging you to get creative and try new things as a result of the state of the world lately, I know it can be scary to put yourself out there.

Maybe you’re starting a podcast or new blog, writing an eBook, changing up how you do things on social media, putting together a course, or getting on live video more often.

Whatever is is that you’re trying, it’s easy to second guess yourself and wonder if you have what it takes, if people will care, and if it’s even going to make a difference.

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What To Do When You’re Stuck in a Blogging Funk

Feeling stuck in a blogging funk lately and in need of inspiration? Try one of these five strategies!

stuck in a blogging funk

I’ve recently heard from a lot of people that feel like they’re stuck in a blogging funk due to COVID-19. They feel like they don’t have inspiration or anything to offer as a blogger, and they’re not sure what to do.

If this is you, I’d like to encourage you with these five practical strategies that often help me when I’m lacking blogging inspiration…

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What To Do About the Recent Amazon Affiliate Commission Changes

Have you been affected by the recent Amazon affiliate commission changes as a blogger or influencer? Read this for some practical encouragement & advice!

Amazon affiliate commission changes

Those of you who are Amazon affiliates probably know that Amazon released some pretty significant changes to their commission structure last week.

For a lot of people, this was really devastating news — especially if Amazon is one of your primary sources of income.

I have personally experienced this in the past with Amazon, and I want to offer some hope and encouragement!

My Past Experience With Major Commission Decreases

Not only did I get my commissions cut last week, but years ago Amazon did a major cut to my commissions.

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4 Ways to Effectively Engage & Nurture Your Email List

Looking for some simple email engagement tips? Read this for four easy ways to effectively engage & nurture your email list!

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Once you have your email list all set up and you’ve focused on growing your list a little bit, the next step is to work on email engagement.

Email engagement is essentially how often people actually look at and open your emails to read them.

Getting people to engage with your emails can be a challenge, but here are my top four tips!

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8 Ideas for Collaborating with Other Bloggers & Influencers

Are you wondering how to collaborate with other bloggers and influencers? Read this for eight easy ideas you can implement pretty easily and quickly!

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I recently received this great question from Your Blogging Mastermind member Jaimi Stewart:

“I’d like new/fresh ideas on how to collaborate with bloggers and influencers. You recently mentioned a blog party idea in the last live coaching session, and now I’m curious if there are other new ways of linking arms with fellow creatives!”

Right now in the middle of this pandemic, it’s a really fantastic time to try collaborating with other people! A lot of us have extra time on our hands and there are many people searching for specific topics and resources online.

When you collaborate with other bloggers, you have the ability to expand your traffic, reach, relationships, and online presence.

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3 Ways to Serve Your Audience During COVID-19

Wondering how to serve your audience well during the COVID-19 crisis? Here are a few of my top tips!

serving your audience during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of unexpected changes and unknowns along with it.

Last week, I wrote a post about how to respond to COVID-19 as a blogger that included a few encouraging tips and practical strategies.

But even since then as we’ve watched things play out over the past week, a lot has changed.

We’ve seen affiliate companies pause commissions, advertisers lower spending on sidebar ads, sponsors pull content and pause payouts, and companies waitlist new customers which affects our commissions.

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How to Respond to COVID-19 as a Blogger

Are you wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a blogger or influencer? These are my top tips!

The COVID-19 crisis was really unexpected. Many of us didn’t see this coming, and as bloggers there was no way we could really be prepared for this.

In these unprecedented times, I’ve received many questions from bloggers about how to respond to COVID-19:

“What should I do? I want to start a blog and I’m afraid it’s the wrong time.”

“I sell digital products and I feel really weird selling products right now, when people are struggling financially.”

“I feel like I need to just be talking about COVID-19, and I have other things I’d like to write about.”

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How to Get over Your Fear of Marketing to Your Audience

Do you have a fear of marketing to your audience? Are you afraid of coming off as a sleazy sales person? Read this for some encouragement and practical advice!

how to get over your fear of marketing to your audience

Do you want to grow your blog and make a part-time or full-time income, but you’re afraid of selling to your audience? Are you fearful you might come off as a sleazy salesperson to your readers?

If you have a fear of marketing, I promise you’re not alone. This holds a lot of new and even experienced bloggers back from increasing their income!

Here’s what I suggest for getting over your fear of selling to your audience…

1. Change your mindset.

First off all, it’s important that you change your mindset — from selling to serving.

Instead of thinking about marketing to your audience, think about serving your audience well.

Serving your audience can often coincide with income-earning opportunities!

You might be letting your readers know about a great deal with an affiliate link, creating products that will meet their needs, or providing services that will help them be successful.

When you prioritize serving your readers well, it changes your perspective on marketing to your audience.

It’s a win-win opportunity. You can serve your audience well and also earn an income for your family (and maybe even eventually your employees!).

This will also help you think about opportunities from a service mindset instead of a selfish aspect.

Remember — it’s about making an impact, not making more money. The money will come over time, if you focus on serving well.

2. Ask yourself if you believe in your product.

If you’re going to sell something to your audience, you have to genuinely believe in what you’re selling.

Ask yourself if you believe in what you’re sharing and if you believe it will change lives.

As a blogger, you will be thrown SO many different income-earning opportunities. And it’s important that you believe in the ones you choose to promote.

I’ve turned down thousands and thousands of opportunities over the years because it’s not a good fit for me, my audience, or both.

You shouldn’t sell something that you can’t stand up on a stage and confidently declare how it makes a difference in your life.

And this includes your own products! You have to believe in your own products before you can get others to believe in them. Because if you don’t, nobody else will.

If you believe your product will change lives, you don’t have to beat around the bush, be mousey about it, hold back, or apologize for marketing. Because you know the product has the potential to change people’s lives, and you’re excited to share about it!

The truth is that your product won’t change everyone’s lives, and there will be people who don’t like it or disagree with you. And that’s okay.

But you need to believe that it will change the right people’s lives — the people who are eager for it, need it, and ready for it. Your market.

If you hold back out of fear, people will miss out and you won’t impact people the way you want to!

3. Provide free value to your audience regularly.

Don’t always sell.

Offer stuff for free regularly to serve your audience, build a relationship, and establish trust.

When you provide a lot of free value in this way, the money will come naturally later.

In fact, you might find that people even BEG you for premium products and services when you provide free value regularly and build relationship and trust with your audience.

Then, when the timing is right, you can make an offer or sell a product to an audience that is ready for it!

I try to serve, serve, serve…then sell.

So for every one time I sell something, I try to serve in free ways three times that amount.

And when you provide great value for free, people know they can expect amazing value if it’s a paid product!

What tips do you have for getting over a fear of marketing to your audience? Let us know in the comments!

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