The Business Of Blogging Podcast

The Business Of Blogging Podcast

By Darius Foroux
Learn how to turn blogging into a career. I started my first blog in 2011. In the past 7 years, I’ve learned many lessons about the business of blogging. On this podcast, I share them all!
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Lana Blakely on getting started with YouTube and Personal Growth
I discovered Lana’s channel through a comment she left on a Joe Rogan video. She shares her ideas about personal growth, learning, feminism, and relationships on YouTube.  On this episode, we talk about how she got started, what inspires her, and what’s next for her.  Follow Lana: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBqaomkd7VcyOibBX2xtqA  Twitter https://twitter.com/lanablakelys Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lanablakely/ 
1:35:39
April 14, 2019
How to Grow Your Blog In 2019
Forget about “356 Tips To Grow Your Blog.” Those tips will only confuse you. When you want to grow your blog, you need FOCUS.  On this episode, I share my simple strategy for growing my blog. And it's still relevant in 2019. ----------- Thanks for checking out this episode! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free.  In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/
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March 21, 2019
13 Questions That Help You To Grow Your Online Business
So you started your business a while back and you haven’t seen the results you wanted. What do you do? I’ve been there too. I started my first business when I was 18 and I didn’t make one sale. I only wasted a bunch of time and money. It wasn’t a real business because a real business has turnover. Even when I started my first real business in 2010 with my father, I couldn’t generate income by myself in the first year. Growing a business is hard. But you already knew that. The question is, how can change that? How can we grow our business? Most writers, coaches, and teachers often try to give you some blueprint. But that never worked for me. I believe that every business is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, I’ve learned that asking yourself questions will help you to adjust better. Because that’s all you need to do to grow. You create a strategy, implement it, and if it doesn’t give you the desired results, you adjust. Ask Yourself These Questions: 1. What was my original reason for doing something? 2. What did I know before I made the decisions? 3. What were my assumptions? 4. What were my alternatives at the time? 5. How did reality work out relative to my original guess? 6. What worked and what didn’t? 7. Given the information that was available, should I have been able to predict what was going to happen? 8. What worked well? 9. What should I do differently? 10. What did I fail to do? 11. What did I miss? 12. What must I learn? 13. What must I stop doing? As you can see, there is some overlap between the questions. You don't necessarily have to answer them all. But make sure you're critical about your business. I got these from Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin: https://amzn.to/2NYMFXg The questions are based on thinking-framework that Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have used to become the most successful investors of all time. Use them to grow your business! ----------- Thanks for checking out this episode! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free.  In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/ ----------- Connect With Me Website: http://businessofblogging.net Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
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March 14, 2019
The System I Use To Write Blogposts That Are Read By Millions Of People
Over the past 3,5 years, I’ve been blessed to reach millions of people with my articles. Some of you have asked me how I write my articles. Even though a lot is outside of your control (like whether an article will go viral), but there are still important things within your control. Here are the steps I take every time I publish an article: 1. Read A Lot 2. Write down headlines for articles 3. Research the topic 4. Sit down and write 5. Edit in Grammarly 6. Create a custom image 7. HTML format for eye-appeal 8. Publish 9. Edit again ----------- Thanks for checking out this episode! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free.  In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/ ----------- Connect With Me Website: http://businessofblogging.net Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
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March 7, 2019
You Don’t Need A Business Plan To Start A Blog
Do you want to start a blog? And are you working on your business plan? Well, I have good news for you.  You can skip the business plan. And if you have one, throw out the window. We use business plan as an excuse to procrastinate.  “I’m still working on my business plan.” Yeah right! I said that in the past as well. But I was just afraid to get started.  So instead of wasting your time on a business plan, do this instead: 1. Write an about section 2. Pick your core topics  3. Create 5 pieces of content about your core topics By taking action, you will start building something. That’s what blogging is all about. It’s about creating something out of nothing.  Good luck with creating! Thanks for checking out this episode! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free.  In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/ ----------- Connect With Me Website: http://businessofblogging.net Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
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February 28, 2019
How To Start A Blog In 2019 (without knowing how to code)
I started my first website in 2010. Now, I reach 500K people with my articles. And for the past few years, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to start a blog. In this video, I explain how you can build your own WordPress site (that’s useful and looks good) from scratch. Or, if you already have a site, you can use this guide to grow your blog. If you want to read all the tips, check out the full article and video: http://businessofblogging.net/how-to-start-a-blog-in-2019 Get a FREE 30-day trial for Convertkit: https://mbsy.co/m7J2V The only plugins I recommend to use at first are Jetpack, Yoast SEO, Easy Google Fonts, WP Smush, and Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP). Links I talk about: Bluehost (63% off): https://www.bluehost.com/track/darius Theme I use for DariusForoux.com: https://goo.gl/JgRL7Z Theme I use for BusinessofBlogging.net: http://shrsl.com/14rki Thanks for listening! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free.  In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net ----------- Connect With Me Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
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February 22, 2019
Welcome! What Can You Expect?
Hey, I’m Darius. I started my first blog in 2010. In the past 9 years, I’ve learned many lessons about the business of blogging. And I will share them with you on this podcast. My personal blog, dariusforoux.com, currently has over 500K readers a month, an email list of 25K subscribers with an open rate of 51%, and pays all my bills. I also run a B2B software company together with my family since 2010. When you do it right, blogging is a fun, useful, and profitable (side) career. And that’s what I will show you how to do. Whether you’re a experienced blogger who wants to grow, or a starter who wants to get your first readers, you’re welcome to join my free newsletter. If you do, I will share content with you on these 3 topics: 1. Content Creation—building a blog, guest posting, copywriting, creating lead magnets, etc. 2. Audience Building—capturing emails, doing email marketing, maintaining relationships, SEO, etc. 3. Monetization—affiliate marketing, creating books, courses, coaching programs, etc. Join my free newsletter if you want to learn these things: https://businessofblogging.net Thanks for listening! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free.  In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/ ----------- Connect With Me Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
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February 22, 2019
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