From Blogging To Bossing – An Online Workshop

From Blogging To Bossing – An Online Workshop

Hello! In today’s blog I’m going to be discussing my new workshop, From Blogging To Bossing! I’m very excited as it’s my first online workshop and what better way to talk about it than right here on my blog.

Why Did I Create The Workshop?

As you probably know, I’ve been blogging for around five years now. When I first started blogging, I wrote about books, travel and anything in between. I started off blogging for fun because I enjoyed writing and engaging with others. I loved seeing what you guys were up to and receiving recommendations from you.

Around a year or two in I realised I could monetize my blog and make money doing what I loved – writing! I was so excited; I started researching and reading how other bloggers were generating money from their blog, but it was always so vague. Whenever I asked someone how they made money from blogging, they would just say “ads.”

Ads are great for monetizing your blog if you have thousands of views a month, but for someone like me who just enjoyed writing and creating, I wasn’t interested in thousands of views, and I believe I made a total of 91p on Blogger before I switched over to WordPress. Views and followers are not the be all and end all. You can still make money from blogging and social media without going viral. I’ve made over £500 by creating digital products. You don’t have to have hundreds of views a day to make that money.

I created From Blogging To Bossing because I want to answer every bloggers question: how do I make money from my blog? 

What Is The Workshop About?

The workshop is going to focus on income streams and how you can create new ones that line up with your brand and skills. I’m going to be talking in depth about my income streams, how I make money online and how much I make.

From Blogging to Bossing

I will also be talking about a number of different ways you can monetize your blog and create services and products that line up with your ethics and skills.

There is also going to be a Q&A at the end of the workshop to ask anything about income streams, about my business and more.

Event Details

Learn how to turn your passion into a business and make money from blogging. In this workshop you will learn how to turn your blog into a business through ads, affiliate marketing, creating products and providing services. Learn about other income streams and work out which one is best for you.

We will discuss other services you can provide on your website and how I made 6 different income streams. You will also be able to ask me questions as we go along and I’ll answer them at the end of the webinar.

This event will be held on Facebook so you must join the group to gain access.

Date: Monday 7th September 6pm BST.

Where: Online Workshop – Facebook

Price: £11.36

Link: From Blogging To Bossing – EventBrite

I’m so excited to see you all there and to teach you about new income streams for your business and blog! As always, thank you for the support.

Meet My August Advertisers!

Meet My August Advertisers!

Every month I have 5-6 advertisers on my website. You’ll find everything from bloggers to follow, musicians offering lessons, small businesses and more. If you’re interested in becoming an advertiser, you can email me at greenv745@gmail.com

Let’s begin!

Content Conga

Blogging can be a hard slog at time. Having to come up with new content all the time and having to feel ‘inspired’ is easy at the start of your blogging journey but can be quite tough when you are a few months (or years) down the line. One solution to this is to use a blog content writing service where you can let someone else do the hard work for you.

Content Conga is one such service which offers prices starting from just £30 for your blog post to not only be researched but also professionally written by one of their UK based writers and within 3 working days you will have the content back in your inbox ready for you to upload onto your blog.

This is the perfect solution for people who are perhaps in a creative lull as Content Conga can can cover anything from blog writing, educational articles, web page copy and even product reviews!

Check out Content Conga’s links:

Content Conga Website

Content Conga Copywriting Order

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Sweet Allure

Sweet Allure is a travel and lifestyle blog with a particular love for road trips. Covering must see places, tips and guide, Sweet Allure is your go-to travel companion!

If you love anything travel related, check out Sweet Allure’s top 3 posts!

6 Must See Sights On Scotland’s North Coast 500 

Europe Road Trip 2019

Disneyland Paris: Hate Rides? Here’s what to do instead!

Make sure to also follow their Instagram.

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Life With Ktkinnes

Life With Ktkinnes is a lifestyle blog, which I started back in 2014 when I was trying to figure out what I was doing with my life before starting university. From there, it has evolved to be almost diary-like, in the hopes that by sharing my experiences I might help others realise it’s okay to not know what we’re doing with our lives.  As well as these “DMC” type posts, I share recipes I’ve tried and loved along the way, books I’ve read, films and TV shows you need to watch, oh and Christmas is one of my biggest topics, with Blogmas taking over my content every year in December. In fact, Saturday 1st August I am publishing an ebook and planner to help other bloggers enjoy the fun of Blogmas! Life With Ktkinnes really is life with me, so if you enjoy a good ramble, or a serious conversation from time to time, then trust me when I say there’s a little something for everyone!

Socials to follow:

Website
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Facebook

Popular posts to read:

15 Blog Maintenance Tasks On My To Do List
My Weight Journey
The Ultimate Guide To A Successful Blogmas

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Thomas Slatin

Thomas Slatin was an 18-year career Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter who left the fire department after making the rank of Lieutenant in order to pursue writing and photography full-time.  He currently lives in New York with his wife, Angie.

You can find Tom and his work on his website.

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Sofia’s Pencil

Sofia’s Pencil is my site. A blog where I can unleash my creativity without needing to worry about perfection. It’s a place to share everything that matters to me (from self-care to global warming), all that I know (not too much, to be honest) and all that I research and learn.

I have always wanted to write a blog and something has been keeping me off of it. Sofia’s Pencil is my “revenge” against fear and procrastination. A project that is intended to last for longer than expected.

You can find Sofia here:

Website
Twitter
Instagram

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Blogger Resources and Content Creators to Follow

Blogger Resources and Content Creators to Follow

Being part of the blogger community is an honour. I’ve been lucky enough to make some amazing friends, have wonderful collaborations and make some long lasting business relationships. However, let me tell you it’s not easy. It takes time, patience, perseverance and a passion for what you do.

If you’re new to blogging, you will need to engage with other bloggers, learn SEO, study Pinterest, create content and more. This post is full of resources from myself and content creators I look up to! This post also contains affiliate links and links to my own products. 

SEO Resources

If you’re looking to understand SEO and make changes to your site, Nele is your girl. She knows her stuff and she is just a wonderful, genuine person. You can read more about Nele on her site.

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The Keyword Research course is perfect if you want to up your SEO game and find keyword search tools.

The SEO for Bloggers ebook is the perfect course to get started on optimizing your site.

This course includes: 

– SEO 101: how SEO works

– What is the perfect keyword & how to find it

– How to fully optimize your on-page SEO

and more!

Instagram Resources

As a social media manager and Instagram expert, I have created several guides for Instagram alone. I have helped travel bloggers, beauty and fashion enthusiasts, affiliate marketeers, authors and more with my consultations and guides.

My first ebook is Hashtags for Instagram: A Guide and I’ve had some great feedback from buyers saying that it’s helped them gain more followers and they have obtained more impressions on their posts.

My second ebook is a guide to Instagram strategies and how to grow organically. For only £6 we will dive into how to use hashtags correctly, how to engage effectively to bring you instant results and how to use Instagram stories to your advantage.

Pinterest Resources

If you’re part of the blogging community, you have likely heard of Ell. She’s a lovely person with a great personality who genuinely wants to help other bloggers make blogging their full time income.

If you’re struggling with Pinterest or want to make blogging your full time income, you can find Ell’s courses here.

Mariam is also a Pinterest expert and has created the Ultimate Pinterest Marketing Guide for Creators. In this 100 page ebook you’ll learn how to use Pinterest to skyrocket your views and sales. Invest in yourself and your blog today!

Kayleigh also has some great Pinterest blog posts on her site that I’ve found incredibly helpful!

Blogger Guides

Glen has a great guide full of resources, the basics and how to get started in the world of blogging. From beginner guides to tools and resources to use, Glen has you covered!

Nicola is also a blogger and has been blogging for 12 years! So she knows a thing or two! Her Bloggers Survival Guide is only £5 and it has amazing resources for newbies and full time bloggers.

Other Social Media Guides

My Social Media Handbook is perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to gain more knowledge on a particular platform or subject. This handbook will give you all the insights of using platforms as a business or blogger from the perspective of a social media manager and marketeer.

Learn new techniques, how to use hashtags, what content to be putting out there and how you can be connecting with people via social platforms. In this handy course I have set you tasks, given you website recommendations, offered advice and much more.

Blogger Resources and Content Creators to Follow

Affiliate Marketing

Are you new to the world of affiliate marketing? Do you want to make more sales? Are you struggling to understand what affiliate marketing involves and need a helping hand in how to promote products?

In this 18 page ebook we will be exploring the world of affiliate marketing and how it can change your life, make you money and shape your business.

Contents:

• What is affiliate marketing?

• Where do I begin?

• What products should I affiliate for?

• How to become an affiliate

• How to promote products on social media

• Using email marketing to sell

• Getting in the DMs

• Finding affiliates for your products

If you are struggling, you’re a beginner or you simply want to improve as an affiliate, this is the ebook for you.

Content Creators to Follow

Kayleigh is one of my amazing affiliates, friends and content creators I look up to. She’s amazing at Pinterest, blogging and offering advice. You can find her at Kayleighzaraa.com.

Mariam is a personal development and lifestyle blogger who has so much knowledge about blogging, career advice, finances and more! She’s the definition of a boss babe. You can find her at bossbabechroniclesblog.com.

Naomi is a wonderful lifestyle and beauty blogger, always looking to support others. You can find her over at Naomirowen.com.

Ashleigh is a lifestyle and family blogger who is always so supportive and posts some really motivational blogs. You can find her at ashleighsmoments.com.

Shea is a YouTuber, blogger and course creator. She’s a ray of sunshine on Twitter and her blog has some amazing growth strategies for YouTubers and content creators. You can follow her at adaywithshea.com.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you haven’t already, make sure to follow all of the bloggers above for future tips and I hope you find a course/ebook that works for you!

How To Get Over The Fear Of Self Promotion

How To Get Over The Fear Of Self Promotion

Have you started your own business? Are you super excited to get your first client or make your first sale? Awesome! Are you scared of promoting your products and having others judge you? Then you’ve come to the right place.

In this post I want to help you get over the fear of self promotion. I want to help you reach your full potential and sell those products, courses, coaching sessions and more!

I’ve had my own business for almost two years now and I can tell you that I have only recently started to become comfortable with pitching my services and getting used to promoting my products and services.

Before we look into how you can overcome the fear of self promotion, you need to ask yourself a few questions.

  • Why am I scared of promoting myself?
  • What’s stopping me? Fear of judgement? Failure? 
  • Am I scared my family or friends will judge me?
  • Am I scared to come off fake? Accused of selling too much?

If you’re scared of failure, of judgement, of being called fake and more, then I’m going to show you how to overcome those fears related to self promotion.

Be The Boss

You are essentially doing a job. If you worked for someone and they told you to post this, do that and do the other, you would do it, right? So sometimes you have to be the boss of yourself. You need to take control and set those emotions aside. Pretend you are posting on behalf of someone else; you’re doing what you’ve been asked to do.

Take control. Be the boss you are. Put your foot down.

Be Yourself

If you feel “cringe” about promoting a product, it’s probably because you’ve never done this before. It’s always scary doing something new. As long as you are being your authentic self and promoting in a way that aligns with your core beliefs, you’re doing your best.

How To Get Over The Fear Of Self Promotion

Being yourself could mean making a joke, being transparent, using art to convey your message etc. You don’t have to turn into an entrepreneur overnight and churn out motivational quotes and products. Success is what you make it and you need to be completely transparent. Customers buy into your story, not just your product.

Get Rid Of The Negative

Have you noticed that your friends aren’t cheering you on? Or that aunty Karen hasn’t been convinced by your business model?

Your family and friends don’t have to share every post you promote on Facebook, but they should support your dreams without judgement.

If you feel that you aren’t receiving the support you need, maybe it’s time to stop talking about your business to people who clearly don’t understand – or don’t want to understand.

I have so many friends and family members who never ask how my business is going or what I’m up to, so I decided to create my own network of people who support me. I now have a large Twitter and Instagram community that roots for me when no one in real life is.

If your fear of self promotion is coming from a deep rooted problem, maybe it’s time to explore what or who is making you feel that way.

Stay In Your Lane

Ultimately, you need to stay in your own lane. You are your own person and you are the only person who knows what’s best for you.

If you feel that impostor syndrome kicking in, you need to remember what this business means to you. After all, this is your way of putting food on the table. This is your livelihood – no one else’s.

How To Get Over The Fear Of Self Promotion

Of course, judgement may come and go but it’s your job not to be wavered by it. Stand tall like a tree with your roots deeply in the ground. Believe in your business and others will too. If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect others to?

If you’re looking to break away from the 9-5 lifestyle and start your own business, you may find my latest ebook helpful!

How To Ditch The 9-5 And Become Your Own Boss

You will learn how to hustle alongside your 9-5 if you can’t financially leave at this moment, the pros and cons of becoming your own boss, how to find paid freelance gigs, what side hustles you could be doing and more!

This 10 page ebook will give you a beginner’s insight into how to become a freelancer/self employed and ditch the 9-5 life.

Don’t let your negative thinking stop you from achieving your dreams!

Get yours here.

I hope you found this post helpful! Don’t forget to follow my blog for more posts like this one.

Meet Your June Advertisers!

Meet Your June Advertisers!

Hi folks! So this week’s post is a brand new segment. I’ve recently added advertising space to my website so if you or someone you know has a blog or website they’re looking to advertise, get in touch via email at greenv745@gmail.com.

Let’s meet this month’s advertisers!

Travelling With James

Travelling With James is accessible to the ordinary traveller and the avid traveller which is important to me as I want to appeal to as many travellers as possible because we are all one big community and we all should be there to support one another. I think as a blogger it is hugely important to be versatile as this can be crucial in a reader wanting to read your blog or not.

Blog: https://travellingwithjames.co.uk/

Popular blog post: https://travellingwithjames.co.uk/things-to-do-berlin/

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What Helen Loves

What Helen Loves is all about inspiring you to live the life you love with less. Together let’s declutter our minds and our spaces. Let’s stress less about the little things and focus on what matters to live a more confident, positive and calm life.

Website: https://www.whathelenloves.com

My favourite post: The Fantastic Benefits Journaling Can Have On Your Wellbeing

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Kayleigh Zara

Kayleigh blogs about all things lifestyle, finance, fashion and Pinterest! You can find her here:

Kayaleighzaraa.com

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Erik Mark

Calling all musicians! Looking for ways to make a living during this pandemic? Here is some helpful FREE advice to get you started!

You can read all about Erik’s tips on his website:

http://erikmark.com/blog/

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Ffi – Mind Over Meds

Ffi is a health, fitness and wellness blogger documenting her journey to better health and a better life with her husband Steff and her dogs Loki and Cirilla. When she got struck down by a mental breakdown in November 2019 she knew she could not continue living her life as the workaholic she was so she quit her job, took a step back and started on antidepressants. When she felt they were taking their toll on her sanity and started causing confusion she decided to stop taking them and look at other means of treating her depression. She turned to exercise, healthy eating, meditating, mindfulness and journaling, within 6 months she started to feel she was getting back to normal and then lockdown struck. Her blog is busier than ever and you can find a new post every week.

Links:

Get Free Health, Fitness and Wellness Printables, Planners & Trackers here: https://mailchi.mp/93e0881aac7f/mindovermedstribe
Join a group of busy like-minded women wanting to change their habits for better health, fitness and happiness, free programmes start JULY 1st: https://mailchi.mp/44eb47d4e0ff/rgc8wu7rt7
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That’s a wrap! Don’t forget to get in touch if you want advertising space!

Sustainable Gift Guide

Sustainable Gift Guide

If you know someone who’s trying to be more sustainable, or maybe that’s you, I’ve compiled a gift guide to help you choose the right product!

Please be aware that this post contains affiliate links. This will in no way effect the price of the item; it merely gives me a commission from the sale.

Sustainable Gifts

Whether it’s make up or essentials, there’s ways to be sustainable while using the products you love.

Reusable Make Up Pads

Make up wipes cost a fortune but also create a lot of rubbish. What if you can still remove make up while being more sustainable? I recently purchased these make up wipes from Amazon which allow you to wipe make up off (you can also buy make up remover) without discarding the pads. All you need to do is pop them in the wash bag in with your clothes and voila! You can purchase a pack of 16 pads here.

Bamboo Razor

We all tend to use razors at some point, but if you’re like me you’ll buy a pack of three plastic lady shavers and bin them after a few months. This is a much better option for the environment – and your skin. You can buy the bamboo safety razor here.

Bamboo Toothbrush

Maybe not a gift you would usually give your loved one but it is a gift to the environment to battle against the amount of plastic toothbrushes we use each year. In the US alone, one billion toothbrushes are thrown away each year. You may only see it as one toothbrush but it all adds up. There are plenty of places to buy your bamboo toothbrush but I bought mine on Amazon.

Sustainable Gift Guide

Pencils

If your loved one is an artist, these recycled newspaper pencils are the perfect quirky gift. On Etsy they come in a pack of five and they’re made from 100% recycled paper.

Straws

Even as an adult I still love using straws in my drinks. But to be more eco-friendly I decided to buy some long lasting ones from TK Maxx. You can obviously find these in lots of health food stores, supermarkets but if you’re like me and barely go out, I recommend getting these metal straws.

Wax Wraps

Wax wraps are a great and Eco-friendly way of storing food without using nasty plastic Tupperware. They can store your lunch, fruit or even be wrapped around jam jars. I got my own from V-Eco food wraps where you can get some beautiful patterned wraps.

sustainable gift guide

Flask

If your partner has to commute to work each day, why not buy them one of these colourful flasks? They’re perfect to keep drinks hot for twelve hours or cold drinks cold for twenty-four!

Collapsible Travel Mug

This has been n my to-buy list for a while. I think they’re such a clever idea! You can just collapse the mug into your bag when you’re not using it and it pops back open when you want to fill it up. You can find these at lots of supermarkets now but if you’re looking to buy one online you can grab yourself one of these.

sustainable gift guide

I hope these have given you some good ideas on what to get your partner or friend or family member to help them become more Eco-friendly.

Tips For Working From Home

Tips For Working From Home

Whether you’re new to remote working or you’ve been working from home for a while, you may find these tips useful for when you have little motivation or feel overwhelmed.

Take Breaks

When it comes to working from home, one of my biggest tips for you is to take breaks. I sometimes find that I will get up and work for hours at a time without taking a bathroom break or even grabbing a glass of water. I used to do this when I worked 9-5 as well. However, it’s not healthy. Take regular breaks. Don’t do what I have done and work from 8am-2pm without a single break.

I know you want to get that work done and it may be important, but so is your health. Go out for a walk on your lunch break, watch an episode of Riverdale on Netflix. Anything to take a short break and then you can continue with your work. Remember to drink!

Tips for Working From Home

Work When It Suits You

Just because you used to work 9-5 doesn’t mean you have to do the same from home. Some people are more motivated in the morning, some have more energy in the evenings or at night.

Some freelancers will tell you it’s not healthy to work at night but if that’s when it suits you and you feel ready to work at that time, go for it! Everyone has different preferences. Anyway, you’re freelance, you can work whenever you want!

Just remember to set aside time for friends, family or to do your own thing. It could be during the week, weekends or any time that suits around your schedule.

Set Boundaries

Some clients can be very demanding and they can ring you up at 9pm on a Wednesday and ask you to do something. Make sure you set boundaries from the beginning of your contract.

The likelihood is you don’t need to do that task right away, it can wait until the next day. However, when I’m asked to do something immediately, I can’t stop thinking about it until it’s done.

Setting boundaries can be difficult if you work from home because clients can contact you any time. I have a few tips on how to set boundaries with clients when it comes to working from home:

  • Get a work phone that you can turn off (this can be used as one of your expenses)
  • Uninstall Gmail, Zoom, Skype etc from your phone when you’re not working
  • Send a polite email stating your working hours if asked to do something “out of hours”
  • Have an out of office email for the days/hours you don’t work

Eat Healthy

This is one I still struggle with myself. But another tip I have if you’re working from home is to cook meals and make packed lunches as you would if you were commuting to work. You need to make sure you eat properly and don’t go without. BBC Good Food has a few easy recipes you can use!

Tips for Working From Home

Have A To Do List

I find that having a to do list of all the tasks I have to complete that day super helpful. I have a long term to do list of things I need to continue doing every week/month and a to do list for the day ahead. This could just be in your notes on your phone but it may be helpful to write it down on paper!

Don’t Cut Yourself Off

It can be so easy to stay in the house and get completely isolated when working from home, so make sure you take regular walks, even if it’s just twenty minutes. Schedule in dates to see friends, go out for dinner, spend time with family. I find that if I have no travel plans or plans to meet up with people, I can fall into a pit of depression and so I need to make sure I do something once a week to get out of my head – and the house.

Take Up A Hobby

Taking up a hobby, whether it’s drawing, writing, knitting or dancing is good for you, whether you work from home or not. However, I find that because I work from home during the day there’s a lot of classes and groups on. You could go to your local library for a reading group, start pole fitness, learn street dancing or take up an activity at home.

Tips for Working From Home

Exercise

By exercise, I don’t mean having to go to the gym and working out on a treadmill for an hour. You could do some yoga at home or go for a run or just a long walk. Staying at home all the time can be negative not only for your mental but also your physical health so you need to make sure you’re regularly moving about.

And don’t forget to have fun! Working from home can have its downsides but I wouldn’t change what I do for the world.

Book Review: Depression in a Digital Age

Book Review: Depression in a Digital Age

I feel like I haven’t written a book review in a while so to start the year off on the right foot I’ll be reviewing Fiona Thomas’ book, Depression in a Digital Age.

This book has everything you need from Spice Girl references to Fiona’s rambling thoughts that help ground you and make you feel a little less alone.

Depression digital age
Taken from Fiona’s Instagram

I really felt like I was taking a journey with Fiona while reading this. I felt sympathy for her when she went through her mental health breakdown and couldn’t work.

I myself have left countless jobs for mental health related reasons which has led me to a life of freelance work.

I completely emphasized with how she felt so overwhelmed with her workload and there’s a chapter in the book that really spoke to me.

Fiona talks about taking a break from work because it’s making her so stressed. However, she also stresses out when she takes a much needed break, worrying that people will miss her and need her.

I really resonated with this when I took a week’s holiday from freelance work to go to Morocco in November. Although I was so glad to get away I was worrying about money, about whether my clients had sent me thousands of emails, etc. Turns out when I got back and switched my work phone on, I had one email, and it was a promotional one. I felt a little disappointed no one had needed me and I’d wasted precious time on holiday worrying about my workload.

I think a good lesson to take away from Fiona’s book is that you can stress as much as you like but it won’t change the outcome or how quickly you can complete a task. Take a step back, breathe and relax. Everything will get done in the end.

Overall, Fiona’s book taught me it’s okay to let others help you. It’s okay to speak out about your mental health and not everyone wants the same thing.

Depression digital age
Taken from Fiona’s Instagram

While some people are perfectly happy working 9-5 and getting home to get ready for the next day, not everyone feels the same. Sometimes our mental health stops us from doing the mundane tasks. Sometimes it prevents us from working on ourselves.

Not everyone’s journey is the same and that’s what I’ve learnt from Fiona. While our paths may be different, we share one thing in common. We just want to be happy. We want a life full of adventures. We don’t want to be bound by our mental illnesses. And that’s why Fiona’s story is so inspiring; she used her mental illness to help others.

In the book Fiona also talks about feeling like an imposter. That she isn’t qualified to do her job. The thing is, as a child I always thought I would grow up to feel so big and confident, like I could do anything. But I’m still little old anxious me. That won’t go away. We grow up to think adults have their shit together, when really we are all in the same boat, trying to paddle upstream to get to where we want to be.

Have you read Fiona’s book yet? She is currently writing another book all about being freelance which comes out later this year and I can’t wait to read it.

You can follow Fiona on her socials:

Instagram: @fionalikestoblog

Book: Depression in a Digital Age

Twitter: @fionalikes

Female Creative Series: Q&A with Beauty Blogger Chichi

Female Creative Series: Q&A with Beauty Blogger Chichi

I started a female Creative Series to celebrate the women around us who work hard and hustle in the creative jobs. This week I spoke to Chichi, a beauty blogger who lives in Cambridge.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

My name is Chichi and I’m a beauty blogger. I’m from London and I currently live in Cambridge. In my spare time I like to read books, watch YouTube videos, visit museums and blog!

What do you do for a living?

I work in digital media and marketing. I specialise in content writing and copywriting, but I’ve also worked in content marketing, blogger & influencer outreach and social media management.

What made you decide to do what you do for a living?

I kind of fell into the digital media world. My original plan was to become a journalist and work in traditional media – I wanted to work as a beauty and fashion journalist for magazines. But after discovering the digital media world and realising that I could write for online media, I chose to do that instead.

What would be your advice for someone looking to go into your profession?

If you want to enter the industry then definitely try to get some experience and build up your network. Your network is your net worth! Consider taking professional qualifications – this is something I am working on right now. Also, create a website or portfolio to showcase your best work.

What are some of your hobbies or skills that you’d like to improve this year? 

I’m currently teaching myself to play the keyboard after briefly learning as a child. The thing is that learning to play an instrument requires so much practice and consistency so I need to keep it up and keep it going.

What’s a quote that makes you feel empowered/motivated?

“Your value does not decrease based upon someone’s inability to see your worth.”

Can you tell us some of your favourite female creatives you love to support? Feel free to link to their socials or blogs!

I am always reading blogs and these are some of my favourites:

Sophie Milner (formerly Fashion Slave)

Gemma Louise

A Woman’s Confidence

Kate La Vie

Albertine Sarah

Demi Colleen

Cruelty-Free Kitty

Can you recommend your top 5 books for creatives? 

The Joy Of No

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue

The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

You can find Chichi on her socials:

Blog: https://www.chichiwritesbeauty.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chichiogwe
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chichiogwe/

 

Reasons Your Website Isn’t Getting Views

Reasons Your Website Isn’t Getting Views

Have you been struggling with gaining new followers and visitors to your site? Down below I list the reasons why your website isn’t getting views and what you can do to improve the situation.

You Aren’t Marketing Yourself

As a blogger, it can be difficult to know how to market yourself to stand out from the rest. You have to have a certain level of confidence in your work in order to believe in it, and therefore, to market it.

If you’re writing blog posts you aren’t passionate about, you won’t be passionate about marketing it. The first step to gaining views is to decide how you want to be perceived, and this starts with your brand.

You Don’t Have A Brand

Maybe the reason you aren’t getting views on your website is because you simply do not have a consistent brand. For my website I have a logo and I’ve named all my social media accounts the same thing. I have a consistent logo on all social media channels so when someone mentions me or my blog, they will have the image of my logo in their head.

Reasons Your Website Isn't Getting Views

You can hire a graphic designer to create a look for your website or to create a custom logo. My wonderful friend Chelsea created one for me which I adore! It describes me perfectly and I wouldn’t change it! To market your brand, you have to have a consistent theme or be known for your niche.

You Don’t Have A Posting Schedule

Another reason your website isn’t getting views could be that you don’t post at a time when your followers are online. I asked my followers on Instagram a series of questions recently about the times they’re online, what content they want to see and what days they’re most active. I learnt that my followers tend to be online at night time on weekdays and they prefer my original content instead of graphics.

Not only is it important to post your blog on WordPress or your website at the right time, it’s also important when you post to your social channels. These handy graphs from Sprout are a great way to see what traffic you could be getting by posting at the correct times. Please bare in mind these are from last year.

A way you can see what time your followers are online is to do the same thing I did. Or you can do your research on what country gives you the most views and aim to publish a blog post or Instagram post at a time that suits them. It’s all about analyzing your audience.

You Aren’t Targeting Your Audience

Another reason your website isn’t getting views could be that you aren’t targeting the right audience. The internet has so many blogs and websites for people to read. You need to make sure you stand out and your audience – your followers – are the key. Take a look at what they blog about or like to read – host polls on social media asking what your followers prefer to see from you and when.

If you’re looking to change your niche, I recommend going through all your social media channels and following people who also blog or have a website similar to yours. The odds are they will be interested in the same content that they write about – I know I am.

Start following these people, interacting with their posts and networking. This is how you can get organic views to your website and target the right audience too!

You Don’t Have The Right Tools

It’s obvious that if you see an appealing looking blog with a great aesthetic, you’re going to click on it. After all, that’s why we scroll through Pinterest for hours on end, right?!

There are so many free apps you can get to improve the visuals for your website. I currently use Canva which I use for my clients as well. It’s easy to use and you can use so many graphics and illustrations for free. You can also upgrade your plan so you get even more options.

Changing it up so you have eye-catching visuals will make a huge difference for your website.

You Don’t Have The Right Social Media Channels

You might not be getting the views you want because you haven’t downloaded apps and promoted your articles or website on the right platforms. I predominately get my views from Twitter and WordPress followers. So my goal is to gain followers on here.

I know a lot of bloggers who gain hundreds of views through Pinterest and if you have the swipe up function, on Instagram. I do gain a few followers and views through Instagram but it’s very rare.

You have to do your homework, see what works for you. I used to get so many views via Facebook groups and promoting on my Facebook Page. Nowadays, I get less than half my views from there. But that’s where it all started for me, so you have to know your audience, have a brand and know exactly when to post in order to get the views. I hope this was helpful in some way, and by all means, if you have any tips feel free to share them in the comments section of my blog.

If you want more advice on how to promote your website, check out my recent blog post.

If you’re still confused and need help growing your audience and gaining views to your website, contact me via email at greenv745@gmail.com and I can help you create content and market your brand. I am a social media manager myself and have several clients I work with on social media and generating new, organic followers.