Blogging Tips Elaine's Advice Column

How Much Does It Really Cost To Start A Blog?

If you want to start a blog with the ultimate goal of monetizing it and becoming a full-time blogger, you must treat it like an actual business. While starting a blogging business is a LOT cheaper than starting a traditional business… Cheaper doesn’t = zero investment.  Investment also includes TIME investment. But when you’re just starting …

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10 Ways To Promote Your Business For Little Or No Cost

I’ve been marketing my own business for the past two years. During this time I’ve racked up 100K followers, 10K email subscribers and got media sites to notice me. I’m here to share with you how I’ve managed to accomplish that in such a short period of time. I spoke at the “Promotion 101: Tips …

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Business Growth Tips Elaine's Advice Column

5 Must-Read Books To Grow As A Female Entrepreneur

When books transform your life or way of thinking, they have done their job. Wouldn’t you agree? When we invest in books, we believe that by obtaining the knowledge the author has, it will change our world. I love books because they’re compilations of everything the author has learned on a certain topic throughout the …

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Elaine's Advice Column Email Marketing Tips

How To Get Your First 100 Email Subscribers in 30 Days Or Less

If getting emails was easy, every single blogger out there would have lists overflowing with subscribers. However, it’s not. The secret to getting your very first subscriber is to be able to offer something so irresistible that they would normally pay for it… but you’re giving it away to them for free. This is the …

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Elaine's Advice Column Social Media Tips

How To Get Clients On Social Media By Hooking Them With Your Bio

Instead of reaching out to potential clients, my bio does the hard work for me. Clients now reach out to me! How? I optimized all my social media bios correctly on each platform to drive interest and curiosity. Remember, no one wants to be sold to, but everyone likes to buy…if your product or service …

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How Bloggers Secure Sponsors: Sponsorship Masterclass

I spoke at The iCAN Collective Sponsorship Masterclass July 15 on how to secure sponsorships and partnerships as a blogger. Since I wrote my answers down in preparation for my talk, I decided to share them with you in a blog post too for those of you who weren’t able to make it. Below are …

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Branding Tips Elaine's Advice Column

How And Why It’s Crucial To Create A Strong Personal Brand

As an entrepreneur, your personal brand has the ability to set you up for speaking opportunities, podcast interviews, media coverage, and more! When done right you can showcase yourself as an expert in the areas of your expertise. As a freelancer, personal brands are crucial for showing your skills to establish credibility and dependability and …

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