Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community
Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho,Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Business & Economics
With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world. Learn how to: - Design your site - Choose the right platform - Attract a fan base - Finance your blog - Maintain work/life balance - Manage comments - Find content inspiration - Overcome blogger's block - Choose the right ads - Develop a voice - Protect your work - Create a media kit - Leverage your social network - Take better photographs - Set up an affiliate program - Partner with sponsors - Build community - Go full-time with your blog - And more!
95 Inspiring Ideas for Photographing Your Friends, Your World, and Yourself
Author: Elsie Larson,Emma Chapman
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The creators of the hugely popular blog A Beautiful Mess, sharing their love of photo-taking, show readers how to document their real lives with beautiful images by providing a wealth of inspiration and tips on finding great light, capturing emotion, recreating old photos and more. Original.
Never Run Out of Things to Blog about Again
Author: Kaylee Berry
This blog planner journal will help you beat writer's block forever. Grow your lifestyle blog fast by consistently having new content to share with your readers.You will also be able to plan your content months in advance and never have to worry about what to publish next. You'll have so many awesome posts ready you won't know which one to schedule first.Let's get one thing clear. This is not an editorial calendar. It does, however, give you ALL the tools you need to write and plan great content for your blog.
One-Year Editorial Planner
Author: Regina Anaejionu
This one-year blog editorial planner helps you create a purposeful and profitable content plan for your blog through a mini blog business plan, ideal reader survey, monthly theme planning, monthly content planning, and standard monthly calendars. The blog planner is set up with blank months so that you can start using it any month of any year. Each month includes a page to plan important goals and tasks before the month begins, a page to track progress on key stats and goals after the month ends, two pages per month to brainstorm content ideas for your blog, email list, products, and collaborations, as well as space near the monthly calendar to write notes or record your content ideas before plugging them into your calendar. Keeping your blog post process checklist, business plan, and other planning pages in the same place as your monthly editorial calendar will help you stay focused in creating a compelling content plan that encourages blog growth and increased profits.
A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs
Author: Natalie MacNeil
Category: Business & Economics
Business plans are one of the last remaining spaces in publishing where intimidating lingo, dry writing, and overly long verbiage are still the norm. You know what these books look like - big and manual-like, there's usually a middle-aged man standing with his arms crossed (or pointing!) on the cover, making promises in all caps about the money you'll make. The Conquer Kitis an interactive journal experience that brings business planning into the realm of play. Readers are invited to sketch, scribble, glue, dream, and write on the pages . . . all while developing an airtight business plan with proven money-making methods and strategies. Author and entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil encourages readers to build a strong foundation with the four pillars of every successful business (the right name, the right business setup and entity, a sound legal structure, and a basic financial system), create heart-centric products and marketing plans, put together their A team, envision the bigger picture, and bring their dream business to life. Praise for Natalie MacNeil'We need more miracle workers in leadership positions, and I love Natalie and the work she's contributing to the world in the service of others.' Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles 'It's fantastic what you are doing . . . You inspire me.' Arianna Huffington 'Natalie MacNeil was one of the very first entrepreneur-writers invited to blog on ForbesWoman, and for good reason. Her blog, like her book, is smart, upbeat, inspirational, and full of practical advice for women who want to own their dream careers.' Caroline Howard, editor of Forbes WomanPraise for She Takes On the World 'Stop listening to what other people are saying about how you should live your life and start reading Natalie MacNeil's book, which will help you gain control over your future. In this uplifting chronicle of her experiences, coupled with timeless career advice, you will become smarter and more confident in your career.' Dan Schawbel, New York Times- bestselling author of Promote Yourself
The Ultimate Planner to Get More Done, Grow Your Business, and Achieve Your Dreams
Author: Natalie MacNeil
Category: Business planning
This is the ultimate planning system to help you stay on track with your entrepreneurial goals. In The Conquer Kit, Natalie MacNeil handed you the tools to put your creative genius to work designing an airtight business plan. This new and inspiring guide takes you even further toward success, making it a perfect companion as well as a valuable resource in its own right. Designed to be picked up at any time of year, Conquer Your Year will help you put your ideas into action, keeping you on track with helpful tips and engaging exercises aimed towards setting achievable goals. With monthly themes, daily schedules, big picture goal setting, space to manage projects, and even daily doodles and inspiration, this really is the one-stop planner every entrepreneur needs on her desk.
A How-To for Investing in Yourself, Working with Brands, and Cultivating a Community Around Your Blog
Author: Laura Lynn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In this how-to guide for lifestyle blogging basics, Laura breaks down how she got started with her first blog, how she progressed to where she is now, and what failed attempts at success she made along the way. The book begins with Laura covering the essential groundwork of discovering your niche, defining your content categories, choosing a blog name, selecting a platform, and creating a healthy and attainable blogging routine. Then, she takes a deep dive into describing the the most effective ways to invest in yourself and your blog by explaining the importance of quality design, high resolution photos, email marketing services, and more. You'll also learn how to partner and collaborate with brands by building an online media kit, how to promote your blog on social media, and how to create a thriving community around your blog that will stand the test of time.
Author: Natasha Courtenay-Smith
Category: Business & Economics
In a world where everyone wants to blog and blog posts are ubiquitous, how do you stand out? How do you blog your way from nobody to somebody? How do you make money blogging, how do you start your own blogging business, and how do you, as a business owner, use content to build your brand and drive your success? What do the world's most successful bloggers know that you don't know (yet)? No matter who are you - a mum at home, a budding fashion blogger, a lifestyle blogger, a food blogger, a big business owner or a small business owner - The Million Dollar Blog is about blogging the smart way. It is the ultimate guide to: *Starting a successful blog *Blog writing *How to monetise your blog *How to develop a personal brand that grows your blog *How to blog for business *How to write *How take your existing blog to the next level Learn to blog, learn to monetise your blog, discover how to build a successful blog for your business and hear the insider view from those in the blogosphere who are already making big incomes blogging. Plus, discover revenue streams beyond advertising and see how the income of million dollar bloggers is structured for maximum profit. Through a combination of practical advice and interviews with some of the world's most famous and successful bloggers, vloggers and content strategists, including Seth Godin, Lily Pebbles, Grant Cardone and Madeleine Shaw and dozens more, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay Smith shows you how to build a blog that will increase your profile, create new opportunities, earn money and change your life. No wonder The Million Dollar Blog has been described by leading and award winning mummy blogger Vicky Psarias from Honest Mum as 'Brilliantly written, engaging and inspiring'.
For the Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About
Author: Dana Fox
It can be tough coming up with new blog topics every now and then. Do you ever just feel stuck? This book was designed to help dig you out of a blogging rut and inspire new ideas. Whether you're just getting started with your blog, or you're a seasoned blogger, 365 Blog Topic Ideas For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About is the one book you should keep close by. Containing an entire year's worth of actual blog topics that can be adapted by a wide variety of lifestyle blogs, this easily formatted book will help you fall in love with writing all over again. FROM THE AUTHOR: 365 Blog Topic Ideas is a book I wrote to help you feel a little more inspired when you're feeling stuck for content. You literally get an entire year's worth of ideas that you can mix in with your own regular content whenever you feel the desire! My goal: to help you become "unstuck" and spark a little creativity. Being a "lifestyle blogger" could mean something different for many of us. Some of us blog about our home lives, some about cooking or beauty or fashion. I tried my best to make these topics appeal to a large group of different niches, and I think it's fairly easy to adapt them to your own blog demographic if you need to. I also included different types of topics to help your readers get to know you, and also increase the share quality of your posts, because I think that both are super important in building a following as well as traffic. From my research and experience, certain types of posts get more shares than others, so I've made sure to include handfuls of those in this book! You can jump into the book at any page, in no particular order, whether you're just getting started with your blog or not. You can use the topics as-is, or even get a little creative and add your own spin on them! Enjoy your blogging journey! Dana Fox
Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to Be
Author: Ann Shoket
Publisher: Rodale Books
Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world--for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life--that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure. For you, success only matters if it's meaningful. Ann Shoket knows the evolving values of young women more than anyone. She's the voice behind the popular Badass Babes community, a sisterhood of young, hungry, ambitious women who are helping each other through the most complex issues around becoming who you're meant to be. As the trailblazing editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Shoket lead provocative conversations that helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. Now that they are adding muscle to the framework of their lives, she's continuing the conversation with The Big Life. The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket's own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You'll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind such as: How to craft a career that's also a passion. How to get respect from a boss who thinks you're a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennial Why you need a "squad" of people who support you as you build your Big Life How a side hustle will make you smarter, hotter, and more in control of your destiny. Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess. How to find a partner whose eyes light up when you talk about your ambition. Written in Shoket's friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.
Create Exceptional Content, Get More Done and Smash Through Your Blogging Goals
Author: Meera Kothand
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A planning and editorial system designed for ambitious bloggers and solopreneurs to create intentional content, grow and nurture an audience and build a business around your blog. Does any of this sound like you? 1. You feel overwhelmed with the million things you need to do for your blog and business... 2. You feel terribly disorganized with planning your content, scheduling your emails, tracking and analyzing what's working and what's not... 3. You have several products you want to create like ebooks and courses and workshops that just never see the light of day... If you're nodding yes to any of the above, you're not alone! Navigating everything you need to do and know to build a blog and business can be challenging and overwhelming. This is where the CREATE Planner comes in. The CREATE planner keeps you focused on your blogging goals by tracking and analyzing what matters most. It puts the right questions in front of you to help you understand your audience better and to create content designed to showcase your products and services. Here's what you'll discover in the CREATE Planner: how to tie the stage of your blog and business with your tasks and goals for maximum returns Track not just your social stats but email metrics and content types to determine what draws your audience to you Chart a content and email strategy that gels with your business and blogging goals. Every decision you make will be calculated and intentional Map your projects to end goals to see what will give you the best results Manage your stress and avoid burn-out by planning your days and weeks using 4 main tasks This 246-page CREATE planner is undated, designed to be picked up at any time of the year and has plenty of space to hold your creative thoughts, ideas and scribbles. If you're ready to create a plan for your blog, hold yourself accountable, track your progress and make major strides in your blog and business, scroll to the top and click or tap "Buy Now". Create exceptional content, get more done and smash through every one of your blogging goals. This is the editorial planner every blogger needs.
Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms
Author: Emily Thompson,Kathleen Shannon
Publisher: Running Press Adult
From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on "being boss" in both business and life. Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on: The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle "fraudy feelings" Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame) With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here's a guide that will truly help you "be boss" not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.
A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms
Author: Danielle LaPorte
The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms. Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, in The Fire Starter Sessions she reframes popular self-help and success concepts, including: - Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress then the craving for balance itself. - Being well-rounded is over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone. - Screw your principles (they might be holding you back). - We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It's the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it's what leads to true fulfillment.
Author: Dana Fox
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
*PAPERBACK UPDATED FOR 2016* Blog Wonderful is a book written by blogger Dana Fox of Wonder Forest. This reference book is for both the beginner and novice blogger. It shares tips, tricks, and knowledge gained as a "new girl on the scene". What you will find in this book is a collection helpful information about becoming better at blogging, as well as some great hints from the author's profession as a web designer New on the blogging scene in 2011, Dana spent a year growing her following and documenting what worked, and what didn't. Blog Wonderful is a collection of those findings. Written in an honest and encouraging easy-to-understand manner, you'll feel as though Dana is right there with you, sharing advice as a friend would. This book covers topics such as: What you need to know before you start blogging Resources and video links for further learning Professional advice for branding, design, and colour selections Tips for designing your blog header, content area, and sidebar Basic photography advice Post formatting tricks A beginner's guide to statistics Social networking tutorials and tips for attracting visitors Engaging your readers so they come back! How to stay current Advertising, sponsorships, and how to make money with your blog and more!
Author: Matthew Dicks
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Caroline Jacobs has lost herself. She's a wife, mother (to a tattooed teenage daughter she avoids), Sears Portrait Studio photographer, and wimp. Asserting herself, taking the reins, or facing life head-on are not in her repertoire. So when Caroline suddenly cracks and screams "Fuck you!" at the PTA president, she is shocked. So is her husband. So is the PTA president. So is everyone. But Caroline soon realizes the true cause of her outburst can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, a scarring betrayal by her best friend Emily. This act changed Caroline's life forever. So, with a little bit of bravery flowing through her veins, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and confront Emily. She busts her daughter Polly out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback, which is twenty-five years in the making. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets begin to rise to the surface, and Caroline will have to face much more than one old, bad best friend. A heartwarming story told with Matthew Dicks' signature wit, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is a deceptively simple novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives, and the bravery of one woman trying to change her life and finds true understanding of her daughter, and herself, along the way.
A Design Handbook
Author: Ellen Lupton,Kimberly Bost
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Instruction for designing blogs, books, business cards, CD and DVD packaging, embroidery, envelopes, flyers, gifts, housewares, invitations, logos, newsletters, note cards, photo albums, presentations, press kits, stationery, stickers, t-shirts, totes, wall graphics, web sites, and zines.
A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Study Aids
Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.