Content Marketing For Bloggers

Note from Joanne: I’m very excited to have a guest blogger on Life With Joanne today. Amy Zellmer is a Creative Coach and is here to share her thoughts and advice on content marketing for bloggers. One of the biggest mistakes I see new bloggers make is not having an opt-in offer for their audience. This opt-in gives you their email address in exchange for some type of content from you, your “freebie”. An example of a freebie might be an ebook, a pdf worksheet, a podcast, a video series, etc. This method of list building is called “Content Marketing”. It is critical that you start building your list of followers in order to keep in touch with them. Five or so years ago, readers would […] Continue reading »

Why You’re Not Getting Blog Traffic – And 3 Ways To Get Some

  A blog without traffic is like talking to yourself in the mirror. Not that there’s anything wrong with talking to yourself in the mirror. But let’s face it – it gets old quickly. This post is the first in my series on how to get blog traffic. You’ll find the links to the rest of the posts below. Before we get into why your not getting blog traffic, let’s go over what exactly traffic is. Unique visitors: Anyone who is visiting your site for the first time. Visits: How many visits your site received, even if it’s not the first time. Unique Page Views: The number of unique or individual pages a visitor viewed. Page Views: How many pages a visitor viewed while on […] Continue reading »

Twitter Hashtags For Bloggers + Business Owners

Hashtags are the backbone of Twitter. They connect similar tweets to each other, making it easier to link thoughts and ideas with people. Hashtags are one of the most effective ways to reach users that aren’t following you and they make it possible to join discussions of interest. Before we get to the list of Twitter hashtags for bloggers and business owners, let’s quickly go over what hashtags are, what their purpose is and how to use them. What are hashtags? Hashtags are a word or phrase preceded by the pound sign. Hashtags don’t have spaces, and can either be upper case or lower case, both returning the same search results. Clicking on a hashtag will bring you to its dedicated page.    What is […] Continue reading »

5 Day StumbleUpon Challenge

  As a blogger, StumbleUpon can be an effective tool for increasing page views to your blog. If you monetize with sponsored posts or CPM ads, page views are extremely important for your bottom line. I created the 5 Day StumbleUpon Challenge to give you a starting point to using StumbleUpon on a regular basis. Each day introduces a simple task you can do in 15 minutes a day. “I’m currently doing the five day challenge and I’m really enjoying it! I’ve learned loads about how to use StumbleUpon properly and it’s the first time I’ve enjoyed using it too rather than feeling like it’s a chore”. – Kate Williams, blogger   I loved the challenge – I learned SO much! I now know how […] Continue reading »

Happy Thanksgiving! {2015}

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and loved ones. For my family and I, we had a change of plans this year and if you read my Facebook status you know why. lol We watched the Thanksgiving Day parade like we do ever year. I loved how they spotlighted the woman who had volunteered in the parade for the last 60 years! What awesome stories she must have! Setting my Thanksgiving table is my favorite part of the day because I get to use my mother’s tablecloth, which I love. Like I said in my Facebook post, we had one of our favorite meals which is spaghetti with white clam sauce and clams. I also made mozzarella bread which was […] Continue reading »