Episode #9: Strategies for launching & Growing your blog or business

Nov 16, 2017

We've been doing a series lately on the podcast about social media. And the next question we often get is, "how do you launch/grow a blog??"

So that's what we are talking about today! 

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Our Launch Strategy Behind Our New Blog

Our main business is Young Wife's Guide. I (Jami) started this blog in 2012 and the landscape of blogging has changed so much since then! So are you wondering how to launch a new blog/business in 2017 and beyond?

Here's how we took on the challenge of launching this new blog in the middle of 2017 and how you can do it too! Inside our private Facebook group, many of you have been asking how we are going about our launch strategy. So here's what we are doing:

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How to Develop a Pinterest Strategy for Massive Growth - OWAHL #8

Oct 27, 2017

Last week we discussed how to develop a social media strategy. I did an overview of how I handle social media on my main blog, Young Wife's Guide. 

Today I'm back to discuss how you can use Pinterest specifically for massive growth! Pinterest is an amazing way to build up your community and reach a massive audience. And Pinterest doesn't have to take very much time at all.  

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How to get traffic from Pinterest

We get traffic from Pinterest in two ways:

1) Through my own personal Pinterest account for my blog.

This is where I pin my own content and other people's content. I typically follow the 80/20 rule. 80% of what I pin is other people's content, 20% is my own....

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Developing a Social Media Strategy for Growth - OWAHL #7

Oct 19, 2017

Some of the most common questions I get are about social media. Which social media you should be using, how this fits into the larger picture in your business, etc. 

Social media is constantly changing and so is my strategy. But in today's episode I am going to briefly share my own personal social media strategy for our full time business over at Young Wife's Guide

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My Social Media Strategy

Facebook

Facebook has over 1.8 billion monthly active users. If you are looking for an audience to reach, they are on Facebook! Yes, Facebook organic reach has been down but if you are strategic with it, you can still reach your ideal customer or reader through Facebook.

Difference between...

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Thinking of going full time with your business? Here are some things to think about! - OWAHL #6

Oct 11, 2017

We got a question from a reader that we thought would be great to address today. 

When thinking about starting a business or growing your business, you always get to the question of "what if you go full time?" When Jason and I were considering going full time with our business, it felt super overwhelming. 

So when I got this question in my email, I knew we had to address it! Today we are going to be chatting about some things to think about when wanting to take your business full time. 

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Okay here's the question we got: 

Question: "My husband and I would love to entertain the idea of entrepreneurship. While his job is sufficient in providing for us...

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How to launch a product: Launch Week! - OWAHL #5

Aug 04, 2017

On the podcast this month we've been talking all about product launches. We covered the big picture overview of how to launch a product, how to work with affiliates to help sell your product, and creating a free offer for your product launch

If you haven't worked your way through those episodes yet, then back up and go through those. They will give you a very solid grounding before heading into this episode. 

Today we are going to be covering Launch week! You've done all the prep work to launch your new product, now it's time to actually launch it! Here's everything to need to craft a successful launch week. 

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Creating a Free Offer for Your Product - OWAHL #4

Jul 19, 2017

On the podcast this month we've been talking all about product launches. We covered the big picture overview of how to launch a product and how to work with affiliates to help sell your product

Today is my favorite episode yet. We are going to be talking about how to create a free opt-in offer that leads to the sale of your product. So let's jump in! 

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What is a free opt-in offer?

This comes under many names - a freebie, freemium, lead magnet, opt-in offer, etc. But they are all essentially the same thing. It's an awesome piece of content that you giveaway for free. Your readers sign up for it with their email address. 

It's an amazing way to grow your audience...

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Bringing on Affiliates for Your Product Launch - OWAHL #3

Jul 06, 2017

One of the best and most exciting ways to make an income online is by launching your own products. Earlier this week Jason and I shared a big picture overview of how to launch a digital product

Today we are going to share how to take that product launch to the next level by working with affiliates! 

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A big focus of ours in our won business in 2017-2018 is expanding our affiliate base. We have around 100 active affiliates right now but only a small portion of these make any significant sales. 

A good rule of thumb when thinking about brining on affiliates, is to launch your product first without affiliates. Do a launch, get comfortable with it, make sure the...

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How to Launch a Product - A big picture overview - OWAHL #2

Jul 03, 2017

Last week on the podcast, Jason and I shared how we make a full time income online. 

In that episode we broke down our different sources of income but throughout the years our #1 source of income has remained to be our very own products. Today we are going to share how you can launch your very own product and the steps you need to take. 

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In our Homemaking Ministries store, we currently have around 20 products for sale and that number is constantly growing. In the past two years, we have fallen into a good rhythm of doing about two big launches per year (our conference and our academy) with lots of little mini launches throughout the year. 

How we got started...

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How we make a full time income online (our family's story!) - OWAHL 001

Jun 15, 2017

Welcome to our brand new podcast: Our Work at Home Life with Jason & Jami. Each week we are going to bring you these mini-trainings with practical hands on resources for growing your own blog or online business! 

This podcast has been a LONG time coming, and Jason and I are both so excited to kick it off. Today we are going to be sharing a little bit about our story, how we came to work from home full time, and how we make our money. 

If you are curious about how it's possible to work from home full time running an online business (and how you can do it too!), then this episode is for you.

Then make sure to head back for our next episode. We are going to be jumping straight into our training sessions when we chat about how to launch your very own digital product. 

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We also recorded this blog post as an audio podcast. If you want to listen in instead of reading, click play below or do a combination of both. 

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How to Launch Your Blog or Business for Under $100!!

Jun 09, 2017

Launching a new business or blog can be downright overwhelming. There are 9 million options out there and just getting started is often the hardest thing! 

If you are looking to start a new blog or business or just need a little help getting started, this guide is to your rescue!! 

I am going to walk you through how to do it and give you a peek into how we launched this very new blog and business here at Our Work at Home Life. 

Psst: By the way...did you know that we offer a FREE mini course all about launching your own blog or small business. Read through this guide then come sign up for a 3 part video series all about getting started. And the best part? It's FREE!! Sign up here

Our Launch Strategy Behind Our New Blog

Our main business is Young Wife's Guide. I (Jami) started this blog in 2012 and the landscape of blogging has changed so much since then! So are you wondering how to launch a new blog/business in 2017 and beyond?

Here's how we took on the...

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