YOU have a story to tell and a message to share that no one else does. Blogging is a great way to not only share your story and your message, influence people and change the world, one blog post at a time… but it is also a great way to earn an income from working at home either part-time or full-time.
I’d love to help you along your way, as I have had many people to help me.
Here are my top tips for Christian Women Bloggers…
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Tip#1: Don’t go it alone!
Blogging and/or running an online business can get very lonely and it can be easy to feel isolated. That’s why I recommend that you find a community of like-minded bloggers and then become very active in the community. You will only get out of it as much effort as you put into it. I love the Declare Conference community. You can learn more about them at: DeclareConference.com
I also love the iBloom community. I know that I would not be where I am today and would probably not have had the courage to release my NEW Scripture Coloring Book/Journal for Adults if it were not for the support and wisdom and prayers I receive from being a member of the iBloom Inner Circle.
Tip#2: Focus on just ONE thing at a time!
Don’t feel like you have to be on every social media platform, especially when you are first starting out. And don’t feel like you need to learn (or do) everything at once. For instance, this year my focus has been on building my audience. Therefore, I limited my activity and my learning to only those things that relate to building an audience. I didn’t attend webinars on how to create facebook ads to bring in more sales, or purchase courses on how to create an online course, etc. And staying focused helped me go from less than 200 to more than 1700 email subscribers in about 6 months (adding over 700 just this month.) And from less than one thousand pageviews/month to over ten thousand.
The resources that helped me the most were:
- iBloom Online Business Starter Kit & iBloom Planner
- iBloom Inner Circle (Get started with their free resource: 5 Steps to Grow Your Business THIS Year)
- Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook by Abby Lawson
Tip #3: Leverage your time and money with great tools!
My favorite tools for Christian women bloggers:
- BoardBooster (for scheduling and automating Pinterest pins)
- Convertkit (for email marketing)
- ChristianPics (for stock photos) They have amazing photos geared specifically for Christians, in categories such as Bible, Bible study, Worship, etc. Get access to some free photos HERE.
Tip #4: Invest in great education and training!
There have been so many times in my own blogging journey when I’ve felt daunted by what I was learning and doing and struggled to overcome challenges like increasing my traffic and income in ways that matched my brand and values.
Overall, blogging has been one of those incredible “pinch me” parts of my life. I can hardly believe I get to do something I love so much, earn money from home, and be part of such a special community.
But it isn’t always easy, and the fast-changing nature of the blogosphere means I can’t ever stop learning how to be a better blogger.
I’ve found my blog really thrives when I’m growing in my skills, connecting with others who get the work I’m doing, and pushing myself to try new things and improve my weak areas. I make a point of prioritizing my growth as a blogger, and one of the best ways I’ve found is by learning from other experienced bloggers who’ve mastered a particular aspect of blogging.
Problem is, it can get pretty pricey to buy all the new books or courses that cover the topics I’m looking for.
Here are some great deals I have found that have really help me…