Since starting my blog I have been inspired and influenced by so many amazing people on the internet; who knew there was so many amazing humans out there? The blogging community has to be one of the most happiest and well-connected sections of the internet; I have made so many friends and have built some great work relationships with people.
Blogging is not just you telling a story or an experience, but is a way to connect and grow with others that share the same interests. Isn’t that great? Socialising without having to leave your bedroom – WIN!
Now, imagine not having to leave your bedroom to socialise AND not having to leave it to go work?
No, I am not becoming a hermit. I am learning to monetise something that I already work on daily for free – Make’s sense, right? I put in all these hours on my blog, sharing my passions, editing photos, pinning images and maintaining all my social media along with it.
I can honestly say, I was shocked when I found out I could earn money from doing what I already do daily. I may of not known this, but a lot of the Internet did and there is a lot of content out there saying ‘you should do this’ and ‘you should do that’. Who do you really go for guidance? In this sort of circumstance I normally ask my mum but since she didn’t know what a blog was I knew I had to do some research.
That’s when I came across bloggingherway.com on Pinterest
As you know I am a beginner travel blogger, so this website was completely different from what I usually browse and the flat-lays are INSANE. A young woman named Dale owns the site and has been an active blogger for a long time and has devoted herself to helping others to monetise and promote their site to earn extra income. How cool is that?
Her blogs are such easy reads that are jam-packed with all the need-to-know information! Since discovering her blog, I have been on there every day since learning new skills and techniques that I honestly believe will hep improve my blog and monetise it.
So, because I am nosy I thought I would drop her an E-Mail to find out more about her as a person, as a blogger, the content she creates, her affiliate marketing program and her upcoming ideas.
She replied soon after saying that she would be delighted to be interviewed. I have been very pumped and sacred to do this, I spent nearly two hours coming up with decent questions – It has been intense!
Let me introduce you to Dale first (Image below, directly off her website here). I’ll save you guys the hassle of posting a picture of me.
What first inspired you to start your blog?
I was inspired to start my blog after researching and testing out various online business ideas. I actually started out with a web design business, but after blogging as a way to attract clients, I realised I really enjoyed blogging a lot more! I started reading income reports from bloggers like Michelle from Making Sense of Cents, who earns six figures every month from her blog. That really encouraged me to pursue blogging!
What challenges do you face when running more then one blog?
Running more than one blog is a lot of work and I definitely find it hard to manage multiple blogs at once. The biggest struggles are creating content and managing multiple social media accounts. I use the scheduling tool Tailwind for Pinterest to automate my pinning schedule for my blogs, which really helps.
What originally got you into affiliate Marketing?
As I was researching ways to make money online, affiliate marketing stuck out to me as a great idea. It doesn’t require as much traffic as running ads to be profitable, and it doesn’t require as much work as creating your own products to sell.
What struggles did you come across when it came to promoting other brands?
At first I struggled to find brands to promote that are a great fit for my audience. I always look for brands and products that I personally use, because it’s easier to sell them to my readers when I have personal experience with them.
Who are your top five favourite bloggers?
1. Suzi from Start a Mom Blog
2. Rosemarie from The Busy Budgeter
3. Michelle from Making Sense of Cents
4. Elise from House of Brazen
5. Chelsea from Her Paper Route
What is the future for ‘Blogging Her Way’?
I am hoping to create more digital products like ebooks and online courses to help other bloggers make money blogging. I would love to grow Blogging Her Way to the point where it’s one of the best-known websites for learning how to start a blog and make money blogging!
You have helped and supported many in their blogging careers, do you ever get overwhelmed by your success?
That is kind of you to say! I wouldn’t say I get overwhelmed, but it is really nice to get emails from readers saying that I have helped them. That’s definitely what inspires me and keeps me going!
What are you tips for making great stock photos?
I do not take any of my own photos on Blogging Her Way. Using stock photos saves me so much time and makes my blog look a lot prettier. I have invested in two different stock photo memberships for my blog: Haute Stock and Styled Stock Society. Both of these sites offer gorgeous unlimited stock photo downloads at a great price.
You have two E-Books, one on Earning Money on Pinterest and One on Amazon Affiliate – Please tell us a bit more about them and why you felt there was a need on the market for these E-Books?
Get Paid to Pin: This was my first ebook and it’s all about my strategy for making affiliate sales on Pinterest. I created this ebook because I had found a strategy for making money on Pinterest that was working really well for me and I was getting a lot of questions about it. So I decided to share my knowledge in the form of this ebook!
Amazon Affiliate Affluence: I wrote this ebook recently to teach bloggers how to make money with the Amazon affiliate program. I struggled for months to earn more than a few dollars from the Amazon affiliate program, but after experimenting a lot, I finally figured out a way to earn $500+ a month from it. So this ebook shares my strategies for making money as an Amazon affiliate!
Do you have any pets and if so, do you have any picture?
Sadly, I do not have any pets because I’m allergic to both cats and dogs! I did used to have a cute little fish named George though when I was a kid 🙂
A special thank-you to Dale for taking part in my interview and helping me on my journey of success!
Hopefully by the end of this post you love Dale and her site Blogging her way as much as I do!
I have joined Dale’s Affiliate Marketing Program and if you love her as much as I do, I suggest not only BUYING her top-dollar E-Books but actually supporting her growth as a creator and joining the programme! I only talk and support products I love and Dale makes amazing content that really will help the growth of your blog, so why not help her and earn yourself some money as well? It would be crazy not too! Also, if this is your first time hearing about Affiliate marketing, then I suggest you start with her program!
Here is my Affiliate link to her E-Book about Getting Paid to Pin
Here is my Affiliate link to her E-Book about Amazon Affiliate
Thank you for reading!
Until next time!
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