Wow, that’s one heck of a title! If you are anything like me SEO is a bit intimidating! What the heck is SEO? Search Engine Optimization! Still lost?
So am I! I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now (publicly – 4 years privately) and it was a slow start. I basically wrote about stuff that interested me and hoped that people would come to read it. I wasn’t sure if anyone actually visited The Eco Chic besides my friends and family.
Now, over 2 years later…I know that I have readers! Not only do I have readers but I also have a few sponsors. I can finally say that I’ve made a little bit of money blogging…and it’s not by Pay Per Post…which is how I started! Not to knock programs like PPP but it just wasn’t for me. I mean, do I really want to write about space heaters in Florida?? I’m certainly not making enough to quit my day job (yet) but that’s certainly a dream of mine.
This year I’ve started paying more attention to what the big bloggers are doing. I’m planning on attending my first blogger conference later this year (and still looking for a few good sponsors), I’m learning what SEO means, I’m learning how to use Photoshop, and just trying to dive into the technical side of things. I’m learning about all the networking groups for bloggers…Type A Mom, BlogHer, Mom Select, and so many more places to meet other mom bloggers.
My most recent find is Kelby Carr (founder of Type A Mom and many other great projects) and her new ebook, Mom Blog SEO: 30 Days to Boost Traffic, Readers, Influence and Income. Click here to visit Mom Blog SEO. I’ve been reading Kelby’s ebook this past week and it’s all starting to click! It’s like pieces of the blogging puzzle are FINALLY starting to come together! My greatest challenge blogging is that I’m not a researcher when it comes to the techie stuff. I barely have the time to blog, work, and keep up with my family! Who has time to learn what SEO is and why it matters? Kelby’s book is great because it assigns a daily task for you to complete! And it’s not hard stuff…stuff I’m already doing (kinda) but just didn’t know I was doing…or why I was doing it. Tasks that help me to change the way I’m currently thinking so that search engines (like Google) will be able to find my blog before it finds the thousands of other blogs in this vast blogosphere!
If you are just getting started or if you are looking for ways to improve what is already there, this is the best $19.99 that you will spend! Spend it now, before you waste 2 years trying to figure it all out on your own.
I don’t have it all figured out (yet) but with Kelby’s help I will be one step closer to my dream! My dream of turning my hobby into a career! Will you join me in my journey?
I paid for my copy of Kelby’s ebook and was not paid to write a glowing review of her work. I have however signed up for her affiliate program and can earn money if you buy her book! That doesn’t change my opinions…but it encourages me to share it with all of you…instead of keeping her wisdom and secrets all to myself!