If you’ve followed my blog over the past four months, you’ll notice there have been some changes. I have been working with Lisa Koivu on building a better blog in hopes that I can monetize (make money). I put a lot of time into my blog, as I’m sure many people do, and I really would like to make a small income (or large, large would work too!) off from it.
Lisa has helped me slowly work towards improving my blog in ways that I wouldn’t have figured out otherwise- or that might have taken me a long time to understand. She did a full analysis of the strengths and weaknesses that she saw in my blog, then discussed options with me for how to better set it up. She helped me connect to resources that helped me improve my Alexa rank, increase my followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and find opportunities to review products (which I really enjoy doing). Over the course of four months she provided me with detailed emails about each topic, spread out in a way that I didn’t get too overwhelmed and so I had time to work on each goal. She also let me know what I was doing well on my blog which was great information… it made me feel good to know that I hadn’t royally messed up from the beginning and that I didn’t need to fix everything.
Though these benefits will likely increase exponentially as I apply Lisa’s lessons to future blog posts, I have seen the following changes already:
- My followers on Twitter and Facebook increased by 400-500.
- My Alexa rank went from 2.4 million to currently 245,000 (lower is better).
- I was linked with a resource for reviewing products on my blog and have begun doing reviews.
- I have begun to see companies contact me directly for opportunities.
- I have been linked with some blogging supports that will allow me to continue my growth, including specifically related to my blog’s goals.
- I’ve begun to see a slight increase in payout from Google Adsense.
Thank you Lisa for all of your hard work!
If you’re interested in a consultation with Lisa, you can check out her website over at http://lisakoivu.com.