Blogging 101

Blogging 101

Hi there!  If you stumbled onto this section of Living Well Spending Less I can only assume you are already a blogger, or would like more information about how to start blogging!  If so, I can definitely help with that!  I don’t write about blogging on LWSL, but I have written a bestselling book called  How to Blog For Profit (Without Selling Your Soul).  It offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating awesome content and compelling images, growing your traffic, as well as details on a variety of proven monetization strategies.  You can read more about it here.

In addition to my book, I have several other resources for bloggers that can be found here:

  • Elite Blog Academya comprehensive advanced blogging course that teaches bloggers, step-by-step, exactly how to refine your message, grow your traffic, monetize your platform, and build your business.
  • Blog Planner – a free downloadable printable blog planner that will help you organize your blogging business so that you can take your blog to the next level.
  • Additional Blogging Resources – a list of helpful books, websites, WordPress plugins, and other recommended resources for helping you work more efficiently.

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  • Mandy October 3,

    Hey, there! I just finished your book … it was awesome! Gave me such great ideas. I’ve been in a rut with my (newbie) blog, wondering what in the world I would write about. Well, I decided to use my time sitting in the car line at my son’s school to do some brainstorming, and I came up with at least 20 post ideas in about 15 minutes. WOOHOO! I’ve highlighted so many parts of the book, that it’s now more pink than white. LOL!

    Thanks again for the tips and inspiration!

  • Cathy November 5,

    I have just started out blogging seriously and your book provides great insight and inspiration! Thank you for taking the time to write the book for fellow, not so seasoned, bloggers like me :-)

  • Alicia December 22,

    I just had to come back on here and tell you that I bought your book back in September. I had been debating for months on what to do with a previous blog I had and some ideas I had brewing. After I started reading your book and sharing with my hubby, he got interested and we decided that I should start a new blog all together. I just launched the blog last week and your book continues to be SO much help to us. I can’t thank you enough!!!

  • Rubiena Duarte January 19,

    I have just started blogging and have to thank you for this amazing ebook. The book along with your tips, ideas and advice on blogging has really helped me through the overwhelming amount of information that is out there.

  • storiesofourboys March 4,

    I bought and read your ebook on blogging. I learned enough that I moved my blog to my own domain name. Now if I can just make time for all that other stuff! Great job on the book. It was very helpful.

  • Christina March 6,

    I want to buy your ebook but I just started a no spend month! Lol I had a blog years ago that never got much traffic and currently I’m blogging for my portrait business.

  • Steph {Grace in the Little Things} May 1,

    I haven’t even finished the ebook yet, but I had to come and say thank you for writing it. I’ve been blogging for about a month and a half so I still have a ways to go, but I’m feeling more encouraged now. It’s so helpful to have practical things I can work on! I’ve read quite a few blog posts on blogging and have definitely found your ebook to be ten times more helpful than those posts put together, and it’s actually making me feel like I can maybe make some money from doing something I love. I’ve been having a few health problems and am unable to work full time, so to have the opportunity to maybe make money from blogging, something I’ve loved for years, would be a true blessing. So from a newbie blogger to you, I offer my sincerest thanks.

  • Becky June 21,

    Hi Ruth!

    Your blog is so beautiful & informative! I’m so glad I found it!! I’ve just started reading your series on Extreme Couponing. I’ve been couponing for years, but lately, I’ve the amount I save is getting much smaller. One issue with that is trying to find a lot of coupons for a little bit of nothing. I used to buy Sunday papers all the time, but that became way too expensive. I know some people get like 400 Sunday papers delivered to their door each week. I’d rather just find a way to get the inserts for free, LOL. I am a member of a coupon trading community and I swap coupons with a friend locally. I’ve recently started a blog & cannot seem to get it off the ground with a lot of traffic. Can you check it out for me and tell me what I’m doing wrong?

  • Linda Thomson July 15,

    I read you book about 2 months ago. my blog will be ready in a few days. I’m trying to set it up myself. Your book was so inspiring that it convinced me that I really could do this. I love YOUR blog.

  • Nancy Rector January 25,

    Hello Ruth,
    I’ve been following your site for a while. Recently I’ve been working on increasing traffic to my site and was researching informative books on the topic. “How To Blog For Profit” had not only a lot of reviews but very good ones so I purchased it not realizing it was your book unit later. It’s been the best source I’ve found of reliable and valuable information. I refer to it often and I’ve implemented quite a few of your ideas. With the market flooded with books that are quickly written with little substance I’m always thrilled when I come across a book that is not only well written but full of good solid information. Yours is one of those.

    Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom.

    Nancy Ü

  • Ashlee May 22,

    I just purchased your book and can’t wait to get started!


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