This article originally appeared on the Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland, The Grow Your Dreams Midwife(TM) site. I'm sharing this with you because it's not information that I write on myself but it's valuable, straight forward and provided by an expert from whom I learn much. She's one of my mentors. Also, over the last six months I've advised at least five clients to commit to blogs to get their writings and books exposure and sales. I want you to be successful in every area of life, and if I don't give you the wisdom directly, I'll point you in the right direction.
Are thinking about blogging but just don’t know where to start? Here are 5 quick tips for the serious blogger:
1. Get off the freebie blog sites. You may be comfy there and it may be easy because they host everything for you - including your photos and audios - but if you’re trying to build something lasting and make money at it, at the very least you need to OWN IT! That means buy your own domain and start blogging there. Inbox me and I can get you started blogging in a weekend! I got my husband’s blog up and running in less than an hour, and it only took that long because he was deciding on a template.
2. You need to understand and start using social networks. Sure you may love Facebook and hate Twitter or you may hate Twitter and love Instagram, but if you’re trying to spread the word about your blog you’re going to have to learn how to draw people to your blog not just by using what you like to use but by using what your target audience uses as well. That also means you’re going to have to break out of your stifling tight circle of church or work friends, too. Yep, you’ll have to reach out and let complete strangers like, follow and/or friend you ... oh my!
3. Guest Blogging is an option. But it’s an option you don’t want to abuse. You don’t want to harass popular bloggers and gurus with requests to come to your blog and share all that they know. If your blog has nothing to offer them in terms of traffic or even a free ad for 3 months it’s a bit unfair. A better option is to build your reputation and traffic a bit first before you launch out in search of guest bloggers, or even just begin sharing what you know. Become the expert of your own blog before you go looking outside of your blog and once the traffic starts coming guest bloggers won’t mind coming along for the ride too.
What you say to yourself about yourself is and will always be the life you live. It's up to you to speak your way to success!
Hey there, wisdom seekers!
I want to encourage you to celebrate YOU. Often. Whenever you need to. I made the executive decision today that - since I always work at home - I'd work from bed. That's a little treat I give myself every now and then. I don't know why I get such a kick out of it, but I do.
Working from bed today is one of the gifts I'm giving myself for my birthday (July 26). Last night for dinner I treated myself to Zip's which is my favorite local hamburger spot, and was my first non-family job at 15 years old. The food is so greasy and so good, made when you order not microwaved and thrown together. I'm also treating myself to a professional house cleaning. Mind you, I did start cleaning like a maniac yesterday so when the service company arrives they won't realize I put off deep cleaning until the very last minute possible. I know that's ridiculous, but that's how it is.
I've learned that being a single I have to celebrate myself. I have to do special things for myself so that I don't plant seeds of lack, loneliness, discouragement, etc. in my soul. It's very easy to overlook my birthday as a single adult and even more so as a single mom.
You have to learn to do the same for yourself. Even if you are in a covenant relationship, the other person cannot be expected to fulfill your every need and desire. You have to celebrate you. I'm not suggesting in any way that you become selfish and prideful, claro que si. Simply put you know what you want better than most others, and if it's something you can provide for yourself without putting you in debt, danger or despair go for it.
Additionally, it's been my experience that being able to celebrate yourself makes it easy to celebrate others because you're confident and secure in who you are. And that ... is attractive.
Happy & Abundantly Blessed Birthday to my fellow Julyers!!
It's always funny to hear little kids say, "You're not the boss of me!" Truth is adults say that, too, although usually in their minds instead of verbally. Well, if we want to succeed - really succeed - in all areas of life, we must learn to follow instructions given by those who're assigned to mentor and teach us.
Watch this short video and share a time when you've followed a mentor's instructions and experienced success.
As a mentor and teacher I help you identify, learn and implement strategies that promote extraordinary success. That's what I'm called to do. It's my purpose and passion. As we work and learn together your Breakthrough Toolbox gets filled up and you live out your destiny as your authentic self. It's a win-win situation.
I call the strategies supernatural, others call them life hacks. Either way, they're small, hard-hitting actions that produce multiplied results. That's my style. It always has been. When given a task I always try to find the easiest way to get to the goal I desire. Short cuts ... yes. Lack of excellence ... no.
I believe I'm this way partly because I'm a baby/last born and want everything to be fun and exciting. For example, take a look at the About page on this site. Several people asked why I didn't have a bio or something similar on this page and I told them the truth - I do not enjoy writing personal bios. Then two friends whom I respect, love and admire asked why I didn't have a bio on this page so I took that as a sign that it was time to make a correction (gotta pay attention to signs, folks. They often include opportunities).
I don't like writing personal bios which doesn't make sense because I'm a writer. A writer who gets paid to write that type of promotional copy for others no less. So, I pulled a common parenting/teaching strategy out of my toolbox and got the job done. The strategy was to write the bio from a different point of view. I wrote it as an actual biography instead of an autobiography and employed third person pov.
See that? A simple strategy that made a dreaded but necessary task not only doable, but fun. And, it's been well received. Every time I post the link to the About page on FB it gets more than 100 views and several comments. I've even received emails about the information included in my bio. That's supernatural.
Now consider this: What area of your life could you use a supernatural strategy to receive a breakthrough right now? After you've identified the area, schedule a call so you can grab hold of your promotion. Mailing listers get 50% OFF all mentoring packages booked by July 31, 2015.
Happy Birthday Month to Me!
July is a wonderful month to have been born, I must say. It's in the summer and the weather's great for being outdoors, which I love. And I've been seeing the number combo 726 (my date) for several days now and I'm expecting something special to come to me this year. But I'm giving gifts to you!
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