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6 Reliable Ways To Build A Successful Email List

6 Reliable Ways To Build A Successful Email List

Imagine a room with 71 people in. It’s not a huge room so it feels pretty busy and guess what? They’re all here to listen to you. You’re going to stand up on a stage and talk to these 71 people about what you know. You’re going to give tips, provide guidance, maybe do a little bit of promo here and there - but mostly, you’re going to try and engage with them. You want them to ask questions, follow your leads, and connect with you on a personal level.

Scary, huh?

Now, imagine fast-forwarding a year and speaking in front of 2,654 people. That’s a big jump in numbers right? That’s the difference between a wedding toast and a TED talk.

Lucky for you, these people aren’t sitting in an auditorium waiting to hear you speak (or squeak as I would)! These 2,654 people are waiting patiently on your email list for you to provide value and engage with them.

So, how do you go from 40 to 2,600+ email subscribers in one year? I’m going to tell you exactly how I did it!

Keep reading to learn:

  • 💌 Why having an email list is so important
  • ⚒ How switching my email marketing software kick-started my growth
  • 📈 My 6 surefire ways to build your email list from scratch

Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing: A Guide For Bloggers

Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing: A Guide For Bloggers

At the beginning of the year, one of my business goals was to build up my affiliate income. I was a part of a few affiliate schemes but had never made a sale. Not. One. Sale. 🙈

Now, I know that I’m definitely not the only blogger that has been in this position. 

How many of us have signed up for affiliate schemes but never made an effort to promote the product? 🙋🏽

Or made a futile attempt at promoting without really knowing the best affiliate strategies to use? 🙋🏻🙋🏿

Or maybe you haven’t even tried because you have no idea how to start affiliate marketing in the first place? 🙋🏽🙋🏼🙋🏾🙋🏻

I know people throw out the phrase “I’ve been there” a lot but, seriously pal, I’ve been there. At the start of the year, I literally had NO idea what I was doing in the big scary world of affiliate marketing until I took the time to figure my shit out. 

Once I started to implement a strategy, I went from $0 in affiliate income to a total of over $2,000 in a matter of months. It wasn’t a shortcut or a ‘quick-fix’ - it took some work and even more strategy - but it was worth every step.

In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through:

🤔 The fundamentals of affiliate marketing for beginners
🎉 The benefits of adding affiliate marketing into your income stream
📆 Why you need to set-up affiliate marketing sooner rather than later
🎯 How to find best-fit products to promote on your blog
🖥 The affiliate marketing training I took to help me get started

So, keep reading to learn all about affiliate marketing and start earning yo’self some extra cash! 👇

11 Ways To Plan The Most Productive Week Ever

11 Ways To Plan The Most Productive Week Ever

If you know me, you’ll know I’m a sucker for productivity and organisation tips. I love being time efficient (sounds lame but it’s true) and making the most of my day. 

I know fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs have some struggles here. I definitely did when I first started. I was always wondering how I should plan my workday to get the best results!

Do you ever find yourself asking these questions?

How do I increase productivity?
How can I spend more time on what’s actually important?
How do I stay focused at work?
Which tools and products will help me keep productive?

Well, you’re in the right place, pal! 

I’m here to give you a whole fifteen tips on how to plan out your most productive week EVER. You can also grab yourself a free blog post planner if you stick around 😉

40 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Blog and Biz Owners

40 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Blog and Biz Owners

When times get tough, I'll head to my quote-filled Pinterest board (everyone's got one) and give myself an internal cheesy pep talk. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been posting a lot of inspirational quotes recently. I thought it would be nice to reflect that over on my blog and do a round-up of my 40 top quotes for getting motivated and inspired on my blogging and business journey. 💬