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Blogging Tips | Can You Make Money Blogging?: 2016 Year In Review

Thank you so much for joining me happy new year, it’s january, I believe the 16 since Monday, Martin Luther King holiday, and it’s been a long time since I’ve done an actual face to face on camera head bobbing article – and, let me just say 2016, was a Very it was an interesting year. I get a lot of consensus that a lot of people went through a lot of struggles and there were some some trials and tribulations, and I can attach to some of that as well.

But I can also attest that I had some major gains in my business. I started another business added to my portfolio of income streams and that was amazing meeting the new people involved in that, and it was just really exciting towards the end of the year. However, the little tribulation started happening personally I got sick, I got it started off with just a cold that seemed like it just SAT my test for weeks and weeks and weeks and i’m coughing and coughing in that.

As soon as I told a friend who would had asked me, you know how you’re cold, how you doing I said: oh yeah, I’m feeling better my cold. The cost seems to be subsiding the very next day my cold turned into the flu a full-blown flu. Now I don’t think I have i’ve had the flu since I was a little girl. No, I don’t take the flu shot, usually I’m taking care of myself, but I have to admit that I had not throughout the whole year 2016.

Probably the last two years. I want to say I have not taken any vitamins I used to be a very into you know: supplementation, because you don’t get it in your foods. I’ve been eating crap, just because I’ve been running around and ripping and running, and just really not taking care of. My south, so the last couple of months of 2016 – I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick, I don’t want to do anything.

I don’t want to talk to anybody, I’m not trying to talk about my business, i’m not blogging, I’m not doing anything. I have no inspiration. I have no motivation. I just want to lay there when I get home I want to whatever it is that I’m doing for the day. I just you know it. I just don’t have any kind of inclination to to do anything. I would want to go a few say something else, but yeah that’s TMI, but, and so, and I still have a little bit of the cough left over from the flu.

It’s taking forever to go away. My husband also got sick. It’s just been crazy, but I can say all that and say this, even through all of that, where I wasn’t working my business at all. For a couple of months, my business was still producing, I was still getting leads. I was still getting sales. I was still getting signups because I had set up my brand. I had a brand and I was blogging and i’m getting leads from blogs that I did way back in the beginning of the year.

So, there’s something to be said for creating your online brand, which includes having a website, that’s branded to you that talks about your passions, not just your business, but you want to add your passions. So you have more to talk about than just business and believe me, it’ll be working for you, 24 7. You can create a blog post a year from now and you’ll start getting leads on it in a few months and you’ll just continue to get leads from that one blog post and and I’m when I say blogging, I’m not just talking about you know you go To blogger com – and you create your free account and just start talking about anything, i’m talking about strategic blogging for people who are in business, preferably not probably but mostly network marketers direct sellers realtor’s, because those blog posts, like I said, are working for you.

24 7. Even when you don’t feel like doing anything, you’re still getting weeds from that blog and obviously that when you’re blogging, you should have your autoresponder. So, there’s a lot of little components that goes along with blogging and having a website, like, I said not just from the free account but having your own branded, hosted self hosted website. That’s branded to you, because people really don’t do business with businesses.

They want to do business with people, people that they can know like and trust. Now people say well, I have you know I have facebook, social media. I can just do stuff on there. You can that’s true, but that stuff isn’t going to you’re not going to get a lead from a blog. I mean from a Facebook post that you post is a year ago. You might somebody might find it and like it, but more than likely you’re not going to get a lead from it right, so social media can’t be trusted.

I’m sorry! Yes, it’s a great place to prospect. It’s a great place to market and to get people to kind of see you, but when it comes down to it, you want to have your own branded blog. Okay, so – and I call it blog strategic blogging or blogging on purpose – and there are certain elements to a blog post that creates traffic and leads to whatever it is that you’re marketing, selling or sign up for your direct sales business or for your realtor or business Or whatever it’s it’s, I if I had known how important it is to have something like that working for you when you’re sick.

I know it now, because when I got sick like I said I did not want to do anything. Thank goodness I had set up my brand beforehand and now it’s working for me, and so I’m going to be talking a lot about that in 2017 and helping people create a blog that actually serves. I mean it’s twofold is serving the purpose of your reader and you at the same time. So it’s a give-and-take you’re, not just taking you know, especially getting your direct sales, it kind of gets.

I don’t know for me the idea of always trying to get somebody trying to tackle somebody sign up for my business and join my team and there’s more to business. That’s what a distributor does that’s not what a business owner does, and I want to talk to people who want to be business owners who are choosing the network marketing business model, but they want a more efficient, more fun way to build your business and have your Business working for you and you’re living that true laptop lifestyle.

Let me tell you, as the introvert mogul I got online because I did not want to have to do the traditional traditional network, marketing stress strategies that I was being taught and a lot of my and even in the business that I am now. It is a network marketing business, they are very traditional. They are very all about traveling, all over the city, in your town and building up your town and talking to your friends and family, and you know you got to make sure that they sign up the wonder if they do it have them.

Do it as a favor to you and it’s really all the very old school type training and most network marketing companies are going to teach you that because that’s the easiest thing to teach, but it’s not the most constructive. It’s not leveraging your time when you talk to people who have got some success in their network marketing business and they did it through the traditional means that you hear a lot about the struggle.

Oh, it was hard and people drop out and you’re going here and you’re running there. I never saw my kids, you don’t have to do that anymore. You don’t have to not see your kids in your family anymore. You can truly run your business from your laptop and you can have your business working for you, while you’re on vacation, okay, while you’re if you’re sick. If you’re you know you don’t feel like doing anything that day, your business can still be working for you.

So you want to leverage the internet and I don’t just mean social media marketing you a lot of times. I would talk to people in my network, marketing company and they say well. Online marketing doesn’t work, but they really have no idea what online marketing is. When I say when they say think online marketing, they think social, media marketing and really that’s not even marketing – that’s prospecting.

Social media marketing is mainly prospecting and most people don’t even do that right, okay, there and I won’t even go into that. But that’s going to be the topic of my discussion for the rest of 2017 because I think a really really important thing and it’s going to help give people an alternative to how they build their business. And it’s going to be in a way that they’ve loved and they enjoy doing because, if you’re in a business – and it’s a drudgery for you, if you don’t enjoy doing what you’re doing, then you might as well just get a second job.

Because it’s not worth it, it’s not worth having to cry. You know every day because you’re so exhausted and you don’t feel like you’re. You know you feel, like you’re just take take taking from people to try and get them to sign up from your business it. When I talk about attraction marketing, when I talk about branding you, this kind of business is so much more. Fulfilling people are coming to you, instead of you having to chase them.

Okay and I’m going to stop right there, because my dog’s crying and I need to take them out so let’s thank you so much for joining me make sure to subscribe to my youtube blog, I mobile television or I mobile TV, and I’m going to be like I said I’m talking about a lot about blogging and really helping people understand how to create a blog and how to create a blog post, how to how to do it in a way, that’s fun and exciting for you, alright.

So once again, thank you so much for joining me happy new year and too much success to you and your family. Alright, bye, bye! For now you you


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