I know from reading your e-mails recently that a lot of you really want to start your own business, but you're not quite sure where to start. Many of you have a newer business, and you're feeling overwhelmed and aren't quite sure how to take it to the next level. Should you start a blog, get on Pinterest, or maybe Instagram, or maybe you need to learn how to use Mailchimp, or maybe Twitter, or Stumbleupon, or something else? I feel you! It can be overwhelming, but you're definitely not alone!
The bottom line is that if you want to build a business, you need to sell something. Even if you “only” blog and you don't have your own product, you'll need to make some affiliate sales. I want to share with you the number one thing that has helped me sell more of my products. If you want to sell on Etsy or you want to market your direct sales business online, you'll definitely want to hear this. But before I spill my secret, I want to show you a special resource that you can't miss.
I've never met Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog in person (which is a little funny considering unlike many of my blogging friends she doesn't live far from me), but I'm quite sure if I did, we would be able to sit down and talk for hours. She shares my love of organizing, blogging, and, most importantly, creating pretty printables! I've watched her grow her blog from a small hobby blog to something that helps her make over six figures a year! She along with 15 other blogging experts are sharing their secrets in the Building a Framework Master Package.
-Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook ebook written by Abby covers everything you need to know to start and build a blog (including the technical aspects of starting a blog, creating content, building relationships, social media, making money, and more)
-A set of super cute blog binder printables to help keep your blogging organized (being the printable lover that I am, I have to say that I more than a little excited about this. I've only had them for two days, and I've already started using them.)
-Access to the Exclusive Building a Framework Facebook Group
-15+ Step-by-Step Video Guides that walk you through exactly how to do some of the things she talks about in the ebook. I don't know about you, but I learn so much better by actually seeing things in action.
-15 Video Interviews with Expert Bloggers (including one with me about product creation). I’ve already watched some of these, and I’ve learned a lot. I love how candid the interviews are:
The Tech Side of Blogging
Writing & Voice
Working with Brands
Growing Your Following
Growing Your Email List
Click here if you’re interested in learning more about the Building a Framework packages and purchasing one for yourself. There are three packages available, and I highly recommend the master package. Here's an excerpt from my interview about product creation:
Now, back to my secret to selling more products. The number one thing I've done to increase my product sales has been to improve my product photographs (by a combination of improving my own skills and hiring talented photographers).
Do whatever you have to in order to get great photographs. Trust me, it will be worth it. Not convinced yet? Let me give you an example. In January of 2014 the sales page for my Sweet Life Printable Planner had no photographs. It only had graphics, but no actual photos. When I added some quality photos of the planner in early February, my sales that month DOUBLED (even though it's a shorter month when it's less popular to buy planners). I talk a lot about product photography in the interview included with the Building a Framework master package.
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