Having a blog is an essential marketing tool . Whether you have an online business, an offline business or simply want to create an online presence starting a blog is an obvious choice to communicate with your readers ,followers and and potential clients.
It does seem like a wonderful idea-simply write on a certain subject and express your views. But what if you don’t like writing ? Watch this video to hear the other ways, that you can create content with. Please press on the play button to watch it.
So there you have your options.
1.You can record your voice and transcribe the content
2.You can create a podcast
3.You can set up a video blog
Regardless which of these option you will choose is important to practice in order to find your sweet inspired mojo spot. Do what works for you and keep doing it. Also have the courage to push the boundries of comfort blogging. For quite some time I got stuck in rut of writing vegan recipes and sharing heath benefits of different foods, but once I started video blogging I rediscovered an abundance of inspiration and self expression.
No matter on what stage of your blog you are if you want to make your first video or your first audio, there is no better time than NOW! Do it now today. If you have any questions please get in touch with me and I will help you.
Blogging is a wonderful marketing tool and a practical way to inspire others and improve yourself. Blogging can help you to connect with your audience and also be a profitable part of your business strategy. Would you like to start a blog? The time is now! Start TODAY!
I remember back in 2007 when I wrote my first blog post on my blogger blog , called Mediterranean lifestyle. A lot has changed ever since , but the pleasure of sharing information remains the same.
I love blogging simply because it a wonderful way to express myself and connect with you.
In today’s video I want to give 3 ways to create content for your blog. Please click on the play button to watch the video
Planning your blog posts in advance is a powerful way to keep on top of creating content and managing your blog, especially if you have plenty of other things going on in your life.
I use a plug-in to organize my draft posts and its very useful when you want to scheduled posts. It is very useful for anybody who has a food blog or as you can plan seasonal blog posts in advance.If you want to start a food blog click here and get started today.
E-mails are an essential online marketing asset .Regardless if you have a clear marketing strategy or not the sooner you start to build a list the better. Here is today’s video, where I share the 3 main reasons you should be using e-mail to build your business and brand online. Please click on the link to watch it.
E-mail is good for 3 main reasons.
E-mail is personal (its you and your subscribers and they can write to you back at any time)
E-mail is targeted (people have already agreed to receive your e-mails)
E-mail is easy to access (most people have their e-mail on their phone)
Here is 7 steps for generating leads and monetizing your food blog
1. Set up an account with Aweber. If you haven’t done that yet you can do it here ===>http://www.aweber.com/?321322
2.Create an informative and valuable report ,newsletter, weekly updates , recipe collection similar to this ones, that you like to get in your mail box. You can use Word Processor like Microsoft Word, Google drive, etc . Then save your report as a .pdf and attach it to the first follow up message of your list inside Aweber. If you are on a tight budget you can use free services like Feedburner or Mailchimp (allows you only up to 2000 subscribers)
3. Create an Opt-In Offer on your blog for your free report , daily or weekly updates, free recipe book or a list of useful information by asking people to give you their email so you can send them the report using Aweber or whatever form of e-mail communication you have chosen.
4.Collect leads! Every time someone opts in in your email list you provide instant value to them because they will get instant access to your valuable and informative information or one of your recipes. .This is how you are starting to create relationship with them and build a rapport.Invite your readers to write back to you with any questions, that they might have.
5. Continue to follow up with your list, share value, share blog posts, share inspiration and market your products and services.Remember to include your social media links, so people can contact you using them as well .This is also a way for them to get to know you better.
6.Be authentic. Simply be yourself and let people know you.By doing that you will attract the right people to work with so you can create a team with like minded individuals.
7.A good way to monetize your list is to use a front-end funded proposal with a low cost entry fee. If you’re looking for a good one here’s the one I use and recommend: (you can set up a funnel like this for yourself for $25… it’s awesome, easy, and pays commissions on the front end. You can also create 10 hosted websites on it as well.
Time is incredibly precious. As humans we have invented clocks, calendars and all sorts of time counting gadgets, but the bottom line is that time is an illusion. Its an agreed believe among us, that at 3 p.m we will meet at a certain place , at 6 a.m the alarm clock will go off, at 7 p.m we have to be at the airport and so on.
Time simply is. That’s it. Regardless we count it or not the illusion of time exists. Pay attention to the fact, taht you can’t manage time , you can only manage what you are going to do in this space.
Here is today’s video , where I share with you 3 simple solutions on how you can have more time .Please click on the Play button to watch it.
So here is the deal -in order to get “more time ” you need to clear mental space in your head. This is the simple solution to having more time and getting things done.
When it comes to clearing a mental space in your head there is also one more thing to take into consideration and that is to become very clear on your priorities.
Make a list with 3-5 most important things for you each day.
Examples 1.Peace of mind
2.Feel vibrant and well
Then make a list of 3-5 tasks, that will help you to get a desirable outcome of your actions.
Examples 1.Drink water
2.Eat what feels good
4.Listen to your loved ones and connect with them daily
Then you can also have another list , which can change on a regular basis based on what you want. For example at the moment I am doing a 1000 day challenge , where I have decided to take small action every day, which will improve my marketing, my blogging , my communication skills and my income, but most of all will help me grow and transform as a person. It’s day 11 today and I already feel the shift , that has been happening .
Its amazing how making a decision creates this ripple effect of valuable events . Yesterday I was on the panel of a hangout where me and other vegan bloggers discussed different ways to build an income using internet and all the other available platforms. You can watch the recording here http://www.mothernaturelovesyou.com/hangout
Why go vegan? I haven’t taken the time yet to go deeply into my reasons simply because being vegan to me feels the most natural approach to life. It is based on the understanding, that animals suffer and humans thrive on fruits, vegetables, nuts , seeds and legumes. In different stages my vegan journey I went through the “evangelical” stage , where I almost felt , that in order to help others I have to explain all the time why they should go vegan. Looking back into those moments I realized, that this approach never worked for me. Talking about food choices for most people touches very deeply rooted habits and conditioning, that had happen well before they were able to speak.
Most people associate celebrations and special occasions from their childhood with certain flavors and traditions and replacing them with new ones might not be the best approach for everyone.
As a time went by the best and most inviting way to promote the vegan message to me became the food path, where as well as health and easy vegan recipes I started to share information about our relationship with food and the health benefits from eating fruits and vegetables and also including variety of spices. Here is today’s video where i share 3 ways to promote Veganism and also I would like to invite you our hangout this evening where me and other vegan leaders will be talking different ways to promote veganism and get paid for it.Click on the play button to watch it.
When you go vegan you go through a phase (at least I did) when you feel , that you can change the world. The truth is, that Veganism will change the world , not you, but everything that you do towards peace , towards compassion and towards communicating and living together will help. Everything that you do matter.
There are countless ways to promote Veganism -from setting up a stall at the market for selling books and making movies about it. Going vegan is an empowering , uplifting and in away peaceful way to practice compassionate living.
Today’s video is about how you can promote Veganism . Please click on the play button to watch it.
Click here to enter your name and e-mail and you will get notified to join the hangout.
According to Oxford Dictionary a “domain name” is “ the part of a network address which identifies it as belonging to a particular domain.” In other words-is the words, that people type into the address bar of their browser when they want to visit a certain website. In today’s video i share with you 3 very simple tips on how to choose your domain name. Please press play to watch it.
So there you have them.
1. Your domain name should be easy to spell and remember
2. Think long term when you are choosing your domain
3. Remember you can always change it or get another one
There are a few ways to start blogging for free like blogger and wordpress.com .I recommend you to self-host and here is why
- Free services limit the functionality and options for your site.
- Free services limit how much you can customize the look and feel of the site.
- It’s more difficult to make money from a free service (it can be impossible to add eCommerce/shopping cart functionality or to run ads).
If you need any help on choosing a domain name you can also do an extra bit or research by going to amazon top selling books, google trends and also typing the words in your new domain in the Google keyword tool. Above all listen to your intuition when you are choosing a domain. You will be the one who will promote your domain and the name has to bring a smile to your face and fill you up with excitement and inspiration.
I have created over 400 WordPress blogs in the last 5 years and all of them have been done on a self-hosted platform. If you have any questions on setting up your blog please get in touch and I will help you to set up your blog.
When it comes to blogging there are a list of reasons to start one.Creating blog content might take a bit of time and effort . As well as everything else a blog is a personal invitation to share your awesomeness. No matter what niche you are in there are many other people in the same niche as you. In today’s video I share with you what is the most important key in creating content for your blog , that will make it inviting and unique. Please press the play button to watch it.
In today’s life everything is personal. You have a personal assistant, personal stylist. You can personalize every item in your handbag and put a name badge or a sticker on everything that you wish for. Even your WordPress blog calls you by your first name. Making things personal makes them very special and you can they start to have a meaning to you because your name is on them.
In order for you to create awesome blog posts and connect with your readers as well as being “personal” you also have to give content, that has a purpose. Here is a list of blog ideas, that in my experience work best.Those are also a good starting point if you are still new and you are experimenting with blog formats and subjects.
1. Write a touching story and include photographs
2. Do a challenge and share your progress daily and invite others to join you
3. Write about a personal struggle and what you’ve learned from it
4. Share a collection of blogs, that you follow and love and promote their content
5. Write a funny and a helpful list with tips
6. Write something that you are inviting others to share with their friends
7. Allow yourself to be opinionated and start a conversation about a subject , that you feel passionate about
8. Write about things, that make people feel better about themselves
9. Write about something that inspires others and motivates them to take action
10. Share your recipes with beautiful photographs
I do hope you find those Ideas useful and feel inspired to start your blog if you haven’t started one yet .If you do have a blog may be one of the ideas on the list will inspire you to write a blog post.
Lots of Love ,
Facebook fan pages are the hidden treasure of Facebook. Facebook is the largest social media platform and its numbers are constantly growing. As well as your own personal account you can also create a Fan Page. Its a pretty straight forward process to set up a Fan Page and if you haven’t done it yet I am going to put a link on the bottom of this blog post
In today’s video I share 3 reasons you should have a Facebook fan page. Please press on the button to watch it.
Please visit my fan page http://www.facebook.com/healthfoodshop
1. The first benefit is , that you can have an unlimited amount of “like”s on your Facebook fan page. My experience is that once I reached 1000 likes , the rest happened on autopilot. In the begging I used to post articles, images and quotes every 2-3 hours. I used to tag a lot of other relevant pages and that’s how my page got a lot of exposure .
2.You can keep your fan page away from your personal account and information . Creating a clear boundary between your business and private life is vital for some businesses and websites. By doing that you can also create different advertising campaigns to promote it.
3.You can tag your brand on images and any other content, that you share.This is a really useful feature as it creates more exposure and people get to know your name and blog . I highly recommend you to use this feature as its very easy to implement and you can get results straight away by inviting people to like and share your content.
Here is Bonus reason on why you should have a Facebook fan page- Facebook Fan Pages are indexed, which means that some of the public content is indexed as well. As a business, you want to show up on the search engines. Of course, you want to direct traffic to your website first, but having a social presence is very important.
So here is the link to set up your Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/create/
If you have any questions please leave them in the comment below and feel free to contact me.
Lots of love Ivelina