I’m working with Blogelina today on this sponsored post offering a limited time 4 Week Online Blogging Class {Including Blog Set-up} – For Just $.99! Sign up here.

Monetizing your blog

I’ve been sharing more and more about the business of blogging over the past few months and today I’m going to share my story plus a fabulous opportunity for new bloggers who want to make blogging a career. For all of my amazing readers who aren’t bloggers, don’t want to be a blogger and have no interest in this topic, I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun post.  For those of you who are interested, this post is for you.

I know a lot of readers are either new to blogging or want to start a blog and don’t know where to begin. I get a lot of emails with questions and I love to help others with the knowledge I’ve gained over the past five years.

Making money blogging

Some of you have read about my transition out of the corporate world, but I want to share a bit about it again today. Quitting my corporate job was a long time coming, but I had worked very hard to get to where I was, so it wasn’t easy to leave. I worked in a well-respected department in a large successful company. I had great colleagues and what most would consider, a really good job.

But, what has stuck with me since I attended the Making Things Happen Intensive in December of 2010, was this quote that Lara Casey shared that day.

A year from now, you will wish you had started today. -Karen Lamb

It took me a while to realize it, but it’s 100% true for me. I had been freelance writing, doing some photography, events and blogging for years! Bit by bit, my skills got stronger, I got more confident and more work started flowing in, but I couldn’t really grow in any of those areas while working full-time and still get the time I needed with my husband and new baby.

I left my job and started working my tail off on the three days a week when I had childcare and during all of Bodhi’s naps. Bodhi was just one year old when I left.

After a few months of putting myself and my dreams out there, I had a successful business that was growing every single day. Did it happen overnight? No way! But, hard work pays off.

I am a big believer in working hard to make our own dreams come true. Dreams can come true, but no one ever just gets lucky. Everyone I know who is very successful in their industry now, especially entrepreneurs, started small and worked incredibly hard to get where they are. You do have to start somewhere. Start now!

I actually stumbled a lot in the beginning when this blog became a big part of my career. I learned a lot of blogging lessons the hard way and was slow to adopt new strategies for creating revenue. I’m hoping those of you who want this as well can skip learning some of blogging lessons the hard way like I did. Today I’m so so excited to share this amazing opportunity with you.

As I said above, I’m working with Blogelina today to offer you the 4 Week Online Blogging Class for less than $1. Sign up here.

Blogelina course

This is no joke. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own money-making blog? You want to start – but you just don’t know how? Or, maybe you have a blog that would like to take to the next level and start earning an income from it?

Through April 4, Blogelina is offering a special deal on their popular 4-week blogging class—Profitable Blogging for Beginners—Enroll for just $.99 (normally $25)!

If you want to learn the basics of how to set up a blog, how to take your blogging to the next level or how to begin earning money from your blog, this class is for you.

When you sign up for this class, here’s what you’ll get:

  • A FREE Blog Set-Up – Blogelina takes care of the techie side of the set-up so you don’t have to. All you have to do is just have to start blogging!
  • A FREE Year of Web Hosting (worth it alone)
  • A 60-Page How-To Manual – packed with information that will help take the overwhelming out of starting your own blog
  • 4 weekly online class sessions where you can ask your questions and get personalized feedback
  • Blueprints, step-by-step tutorials, networking with other bloggers — everything you need to grow your blog.

This class will cover:

  • How to Get Your Blog Started on the Right Foot
  • Questions to ask as you begin blogging
  • How To Actually Set Up A Blog
  • Why Your Blog Design is So Important
  • 9 Different Ways to Easily Monetize Your Blog
  • How to Draw Visitors to Your Blog
  • and so much more!

Blogelina has been featured on the Dave Ramsey show and is well-known for their ability to help bloggers make a successful start. Hundreds of bloggers have gone through this course in the past and taken away the tools to make their blogs a success.

Sign up for the Blogelina Profitable Blogging for Beginners class today!

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your experience with Blogelina, you are free to walk away at any time during the class session! PLUS, you’ll get to keep your copy of the class manual and your free year of hosting. This is an amazing deal!

I certainly would’ve benefitted in a big way by taking this class early on instead of learning it all from trial and error. And for just 99 cents, I plan to take it as well. Even experienced bloggers can take their blog to the next level or get a bit of a refresher because things are always changing in the industry of blogging.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Blogelina, but all opinions are my own. 

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