You simply want to have a profitable blog.
And get more traffic, more subscribers, and more chocolate. (Okay, so I can't help with the last part. But Godiva comes highly recommended.)
If you have ever asked yourself:
- How do I make money from my blog?
- How can I sell my own products and services without feeling pushy?
- How can I persuade someone to work with me?
- How can I grow my audience?
- Or if you’ve ever just needed your blog readers to do something (whether it’s sign up for your list or buy something from you)
…You’re in the right place!
Here’s How Successful Blogging Helps You Monetize Your Blog Without Selling Your Soul
I believe that smart bloggers who want to be successful need to be able to persuade others in order to build their business online.
But how can you do that without feeling scammy or salesy?
Sue Truth #1: To be effective, you do not need to be pushy. This, I promise.
Successful Blogging is a thriving community of bloggers who want to become…more successful…more persuasive…more profitable.
And the best part? You won’t feel like you’re selling your soul to get your readers to buy.
Remember that kid who won the bike for selling the most at the school fundraiser?
That was me. I’ve always had a gift for sales—even back in those days.
But when I attended college in the 70’s, women didn’t go into sales as a career.
So, I did what anyone longing to be in sales would do: I became a teacher, of course. (Hey, it was the 70’s!) And while that was a lovely career, the minute one of my girlfriends landed a job in sales in the early 80’s, I knew I could, too. And I applied for sales positions so fast your head would spin.
Since then, I’ve sold linens to hotels, copiers to small business owners and medical devices to hospitals and wholesalers. I was great at it, I won awards for it and it was everything I hoped it would be.
It became clear I had a certain talent that didn't always come naturally to others, and so, twelve years ago, I began coaching people on how to get clients and sell their products and services—with integrity, with success, and without the pushy car salesman vibe.
Fast forward to the present day, and here I am having more fun than ever, helping bloggers get more customers & clients, and sell more products & services.
Because, at the end of the day, sales is truly the heart of everything—as much as we may not like to admit it. I've had the pleasure of working with many sharp, talented bloggers who simply weren't doing as well as they could have been because they were missing the online sales piece. And to me, that's a tragedy because selling your products and services doesn't have to be this big, scary, looming concept.