Happy Thursday everyone! Its been awhile since I wrote a blog post and the reason for that is over the Holidays, I started doing a ton of research on how to really be successful with my blog and how to be a better influencer. I have been so excited to write this post since I signed up for LadyBossBlogger’s How To Make Money As An Influencer course! I'm collaborating with LadyBossBlogger on a giveaway, so make sure to read through until the end of this post!
I started blogging back in May of last year and was so overwhelmed with all of the information out there. I spent countless hours doing tons of research and had already started posting content. I had no idea what I was doing or how to grow, I just knew I wanted to blog about my lifestyle and my love of fashion.
Just recently, LadyBossBlogger reached out to me and I couldn't resist this opportunity . Elaine Rau, the founder, has a course that takes all of the guesswork out of being a successful influencer! This is something I wish I would have found much sooner.
I spent so many hours in the beginning researching how to be successful and how to grow your engagement and how to start a blog. This course will help those who have not even bought a domain yet and those like me who have but just have not done much with it since.
Here are some of the topics that this course covers. Some of them stood out to me more than others and I will go into more detail on those.
There are seven main sections: Introduction, Branding, Content, Pitching, Brands, Money and Legal. These sections go through everything from the latest Instagram engagement hacks to Costly mistakes everyone makes with their bio, sponsored post etiquette and understanding the FTC's guidelines and how to abide by them. The last section is a bonus section with even more beneficial tools such as Email Marketing 101, How to start a basic + profitable blog, how to create an online store and so much more!! Here are some topics that stood out to me.
Finding your niche – This is so important so that you can connect with other people in your niche and determine your target audience!
Claiming your blog domain name – When I started out, I started with Wix's free version. I soon realized in order to be able to monetize my blog and work with retailers such as Amazon, that I needed my own domain. I waited for them to offer one of their half off sales and purchased my own domain and email.
Email Marketing – This section has all the tips on creating your email marketing strategy. If you are like me and want to "own" your customers , then you need to have an email list. What if your Instagram account was deleted or closed? What would you do? If you have an email list, you still have access to your followers and don't have to start over from scratch. I found this section to be the most important topic for me to focus on first. If you want to have a newsletter, this is a must read section!
Affiliate Marketing – Honestly, this confuses me a lot. I will be reading through this section a few more times. However, it walks you through how to make a passive income with affiliate marketing and the tools you need to get started.
How to Keep Track of Your Earnings – Loved this section because it helps you with everything you need to be legal and compliant with the IRS.
COST & PROMO CODE
The cost of the “How to Make Money As An Influencer” course is $397. There is also a 6-month payment plan option available and a 30-day money back guarantee. In order to be successful at anything in life, you have to invest time and money into it. Purchasing your domain from a quality host site and investing your time into the design and structure of your site will be one of the best investments you can make. This course is another investment for your blog- and your brand for that matter! I would take this course as soon as possible so you can learn everything there is to know to be successful in making money as an influencer.
And of course, I would not be telling you all of this without providing an incentive for you! I am giving you a 40% off promo code! That's right—YOU CAN SAVE 40% OFF this or any of their courses. Click this link to get 40% off your “How to Make Money as an Influencer ” course or you can use the code THEDELPHAJEWEL! Using that code or link, makes this course less than $240!!—worth every penny!
Additional LadyBossBlogger Resources
If you'd like to take a free mini-course from Ladybossblogger first, I've included a list of additional Free resources for you to review
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED
This course not only provided me with the tools I need to be a successful blogger/influencer, It also gave me unlimited resources such as 36 sites to join to get sponsored post opportunities and the top affiliate sites to work with. One thing that I will work towards in the next few weeks is starting an email marketing campaign and creating incentives (freebies) for my followers to join my email (subscribe) list.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing a huge influx of content over on my Pinterest page! I've always planned on doing more with pinterest, but didn't know how to juggle it, Instagram and the blog at the same time. Having a successful Pinterest account is one of my top 3 goals for 2020! You can follow me on Pinterest here.
I am teaming up with LadyBossBlogger to give one of my readers a free course of their choice. There are so many good ones. The giveaway is taking place on Instagram, so be sure to head over there and enter! All you have to do is…
2-Like the photo and tag a friend in the comments!
* Bonus entries by tagging additional friends.
I will be announcing the winner in my next blog post with LadyBossBlogger.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you.
Good Luck and have a great day!