After several years of blogging as a hobby, I decided to start taking it more seriously. I felt I needed to start seeing results or I would burn out. In other words, I needed to start making $$$! I had reached the end of my own expertise in blogging tips, Instagram hacks and making money.
That’s when I decided to start financially investing in my blog. This past month I started a course from LadyBossBlogger called, “How to Stand Out as An Influencer” to better grow my Instagram, blog, and newsletter. Here are my honest initial thoughts on the course.
My Backstory as a Blogger
Before starting the course, I felt a little all over the place. Part of me wanted to build a platform for writing about my faith. But the other part loved to talk about all things home and garden and how to make money from that passion.
Because blogging can be an expensive hobby to keep up. And getting rid of my blog wasn’t an option. I love long-form writing, plus, in my mind, any social media influencer should have a blog to back them up. Not only because we can lose our social media followers in an instant. But also, because it’s one thing to take pretty pictures and post them. It’s another to share more in-depth about whatever you love.
So, before the course, I knew that…
- Blogging can be expensive to keep up.
- I’d like to make money to cover blogging costs but also make extra income talking about things I love.
And this is when I took the LadyBossBlogger’s Influencer Course.
A Quick Look At the Course
Before I start any course, I like to read through the table of contents to see what I can expect. The “Influencer” course is broken up into nine sections:
I was especially excited to see subtitles called, “How to Stand Out,” “9 Mistakes to Avoid,” and “Instagram Engagement Hacks.” Instagram has been one of my weak spots and I was desperate for practical tips on how to grow it as a whole, but also use it to drive traffic to my blog and make $$$.
I had so many questions going into the course and thankfully they were answered. After going through the course once I took three full pages of notes. There were so many great pieces of advice I hadn’t heard elsewhere, that I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget it. I know I’m going to have to go through the course several more times to fully digest and implement what I learn though. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes!
5 Blogging Tips + Instagram Hacks from LadyBossBlogger
- The importance of having a blog in addition to Instagram
- Why we need to be process-driven and not goal-driven.
- How many times we need to post on Instagram a day and when.
Side note – LadyBossBlogger gives you an entire content calendar for optimal engagement.
- How to make a beautiful Instagram feed that will stand out!
- How to interact with brands you want to work with on Instagram.
So how much does the course cost?
I’ll be honest, they are on the pricier side. But you also won’t find this information on Pinterest or in a free e-Course. If, like me, you’ve reached the end of your expertise, these courses can catapult your blog or Instagram to the next level and help you start making $$$.
LadyBossBlogger GIVEAWAY TIME!
And guess what else? I’ve teamed up with LadyBossBlogger to give one of you a course of your choice for FREE!
All you have to do is head to my Instagram post and complete the following:
- Follow me @Sarahalthouse
- Follow @ladybossblogger
- Follow @elainerau
- Like the photo and tag a friend in the comments!
- Earn extra entries by tagging more friends
Also, here are additional LadyBossBlogger Resources for you to learn even more.
- 7-Day Make Money Blogging
- 21-Day Build A Better Blog
- 5-Day Master Affiliate Marketing
- 3-Day Become An Instagram Influencer