You may not want to build a blog.
But a blog might be a way to build your business.
At the least, you can learn about marketing from bloggers.
I ran across this list recently and thought I would share it with you.
I am including website links so you can visit the blogs.
Here is what you should observe:
The balance of content and ads. The ads are what pay the bills but the content is what drives readers to the blog and keeps them coming back.
The type of content is presented. What is being used to attract readers? Are there free offers? Is the content useful to the targeted audience? What services are offered or featured?
Does the blog relate to the reader? Consider how close the blog title and About description match the articles. Do the articles and items advertised both meet the interests of the reader?
Here is what you should learn?
When posting on Facebook keep in mind the ratio of content and promoting your business or product.
Are your posts addressing the interests of the people you want to reach?
Is blogging something that interests you?
Should you consider starting a blog to build your business?
Blogging definitely isn’t for everyone; but learn from these bloggers how you can communicate your product and business with those you are contacting.
1. CARYN BAILEY
How She Got Started: Originally set up in 2007, Caryn designed Rockin’ Mama as a modern lifestyle blog to guide and support eager young moms. She built her audience by being direct and honest in her experiences with pregnancy and the fears she had about becoming a new parent.
What She’s Doing Now: Today Rockin’ Mama is still going strong. Caryn has even managed to expand her original blog’s offerings into a whole host of fun guides and unique recipes that any mom can read and use.
2. GABRIELLE BLAIR
How She Got Started: If anyone embodies the “follow your dreams” philosophy, it would absolutely be Gabrielle Blair. Since starting her blog Design Mom in 2006, Gabrielle has been on the lookout for new ways to expand her horizons and push the limits of her family’s experiences. As a testament to her bold outlook on life, she rounded up her six kids and moved them to France just to prove she could.
What She’s Doing Now: Gabrielle’s blog is still as popular as ever, although she has since moved from France to California. If you’re interested in some unique design tips for your home, feel free to visit her blog and see what has made her brand so enduring over the years.
3. JENNIFER BORGET
How She Got Started: Although originally a news reporter, Jennifer Borget has since transitioned into a successful mommy blogger thanks to her work on Baby Making Machine. Through this blog, Jennifer encourages women to take control of their dreams and follow their passion wherever it might lead them.
What She’s Doing Now: If you’re looking for some inspiration to build a legacy, then you’ll want to devote a few hours to consuming everything that Jennifer’s written. You might be there for a while, but you can trust us when we say it’s worth it.
I found Jennifer on Twitter. The blog at Baby Making Machine is not open. Not really a problem for you. Twitter is a tool that might work better than a blog.
4. ASHLEY ANN CAMPBELL
How She Got Started: Ashley Ann Campbell first set up Under the Sycamore in 2008 as a way to share her writing and photography. It has since evolved into the successful mommy blog that it’s now known for.
What She’s Doing Now: Ashley maintains her blog to this day, helping families express their individuality and embrace their uniqueness.
5. KIMBERLEY CLAYTON BLAINE
How She Got Started: Kimberley Blaine set up The Go-To Mom as a helpful guide for new and would-be mothers. It has since served as an excellent resource for anyone interested in mindfulness and spiritual exploration.
What She’s Doing Now: Kimberley’s successful mommy blog has afforded her numerous opportunities, including book signings and guest appearances on television.
6. YVONNE CONDES AND SARAH AUERSWALD
How They Got Started: This one is a little unique in that the mommy blog is actually more of a mommies blog. Originally set up by Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald, MomsLA has evolved into something more than just a blog.
What They are Doing Now: MomsLA has brought in guest writers to flesh out content on the main site. It continues to be a great resource for moms interested in new activities and sites to take their kids.
7. NAOMI DAVIS
How She Got Started: Naomi got her start blogging when she and her family were just beginning their journey. After numerous back-and-forth moves across the country—all well-documented of course—we’ve come to feel like a silent part of Naomi’s family.
What She’s Doing Now: Love Taza has evolved from a blog about raising a family into one about general New York life. Even with a slight content shift, it’s still as beautifully photographed as ever.
8. CHELSEA DAY
How She Got Started: Chelsea started her blog, Someday I’ll Learn, by infusing each of her posts with her infectious sense of humor and providing real value to her audience.
What She’s Doing Now: That commitment to quality has paid off. Chelsea’s blog has made appearances on numerous television channels, including Fox and CNN.
9. AMBER DUSICK
How She Got Started: Amber started her blog, Illustrated with Crappy Pictures, as an innocent and fun exercise in chronicling her family’s adventures. Thanks to her comedic instincts and hilariously poor drawings, it has become something much more.
What She’s Doing Now: Amber was able to translate her success as a blogger into success as a writer with her very own book available for sale. If you’ve ever wondered how you could parlay your success as an internet blogger into something worth money, then you’ll definitely want to study Amber and everything she did to become the mommy blogger she is today.
To be a successful network marketer today demands that one become a social entrepreneur.
You need to find your niche and then get as good as you can from there.
You may never write a blog but I am confident that if you have read this far you have gleaned some approach to add to your marketing toolbox.
God bless you,
Helping others improve their physical and financial health.