When I first started blogging, it was a hobby, albeit a pretty intense one. No one, including my husband, really understood it. I explained that I could make money from my blog, but it seemed kind of pie-in-the-sky for both of us, so spending money even as an investment didn’t seem to be an option. Then I bought my first course. It was from a blogger who had already helped me so much, Inez Bayardo from fortheloveofmom.org. The Influential Mama is only $24, and it earned me money right off the bat, which proved to be a great investment for my blog.
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Even after that, I was extremely guarded with spending for my blog. It seems like every other service is $10/month, and those really add up. You need to prioritize. I learned early on that most of my engagement comes from Pinterest, so BoardBooster was a no-brainer. I experimented with many different levels to see which one gave me the best result. Turns out that the lowest level of 500 pins/month gave me no more page views that the 2000 pins/month plan. So that’s $5/month for BoardBooster.
As soon as I learned to make products for my blog, I was hooked. Again, Inez was a huge help in guiding me through the whole process. I now have several products and services for sale. She also guided me through the process of creating optins. I started out on Shopify with their $30/month plan which gives you your own store. I justified it because my blog income was still exceeding my expenses.
However, Inez announced that she was coming up with a membership group, the Pro Mom Bloggers Tribe, and I realized I need to jump on. To afford this, I downgraded to the Shopify Lite plan which just gives you Buy Buttons for your blog. So my Shopify bill is $9/month.
The reason I decided that the Pro Mom Bloggers Tribe was a priority is this: remember the Influential Mama course I told you about? When you sign up for this group, you get that one PLUS Affiliate Marketing 101, Pitch Perfect Influencer, and Instagram Strategies for Advanced Influencers. You’ll also get a free Blog Evaluation and Strategy Session. All in all, you’ll get over $200 worth of courses and services in your first month.
That is a really GREAT reason to sign up, but it’s not my biggest one. Inez has answers. I have questions. Almost every day. Blogger groups are really helpful for this, but having access to a professional who is already successful at making a living from her blog is priceless.
If I’m going to add to my monthly blog expenses, that I’m already super-picky about, I want it to be for something that I know is going to seriously help grow my blog and build me a consistent income. And $10/month for the Pro Mom Bloggers Tribe I can afford.
For YOU, since I’m an affiliate of this group that I love, if you sign up today you will get a FREE COPY of my Pinterest ebook in addition to the other great courses you will get when you join the group.
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Don’t waste time when you can start learning to make money on your blog today!