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[Archived}: CREATE YOUR BLOG BIZ

Start Making an Income From Your Home + DIY Blog in the Next 30 Days

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e you a DIY / home / design blogger who is barely making enough income to support your daily coffee habit?

Feeling frustrated with all the different strategies and vague tips about monetizing your blog?

Not sure what ACTUALLY works in today's industry or where to start?



Did I hear a big ol' YES?


Well don't fret, you're in the right place.


There ARE good strategies for monetizing your blog so that you can go from tiny side hustle to booming online biz. And I want to share them with you, girlboss.


When you have monetized your Home + DIY blog in a smart and diversified way, you:

  • will start making money on autopilot
  • will get be your own boss (the dreeeeam!)
  • won't have to rely solely on Adsense for a paycheque
  • can stop reading post after post on monetization and instead be able to focus on developing and growing your biz

Are you ready to turn your hobby blog into a thriving business that actually makes money?



YOUR LIFE BEFORE 'CREATE YOUR BLOG BIZ':

  • You spend tons of time publishing amazing blog content but have no idea how to turn that into financial success.

  • Maybe you have monetized a bit, but your income is small and sporadic. Some months you make enough to cover your coffee habit, and some months you don't.

  • You are relying solely on other companies and brands for income and don't have control or a business plan for your own growth.


YOUR LIFE AFTER 'CREATE YOUR BLOG BIZ':

  • You understand exactly where your money should be coming from and have a diversified revenue strategy

  • You have a product line or service (or both!) that you sell to your readers

  • You have an affiliate marketing strategy that converts and brings in money through blog posts, social media, and newsletters

  • You know how to pitch sponsored posts and get work with brands

  • You have optimized your display ads on your blog and understand how to work with ad agencies

  • Money flows into your bank account every single month

  • You get to run a creative business that you LOVE



HOW DO I KNOW?

I have been blogging over at THE SWEETEST DIGS for 6+ years and have learned through trial and error what does and (more importantly) doesn't work. Don't make my same mistakes! Get all the info you need to turn your blog into a business the smart way.

I'm pulling back the curtain and showing you exactly how to get and implement display ads, land sponsored work with brands that pay you properly, use affiliate marketing to make passive money, and get started selling your own products and services.

The year I FINALLY started really treating my blog like a biz and got strategic with monetizing, I MADE $45,000.

And that was just the beginning.

If I can do this, you can too. Pinky swear.




SO WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?

  • Over 15 instructional videos describing exactly how Home / DIY / Design bloggers make money

  • How to create your first product line, including how to price, what platform to sell on, and how to have a scalable business

  • How to be successful with affiliate marketing - everything you need to know in order to get links to convert into sales

  • How to find the right contact person and pitch brands, what to charge for sponsored work, and how to create an amazing media kit

  • How to get setup and optimize your income with display ads, which to use, and what NOT to do

  • What kind of services you could sell and how to start

  • Actual names and links to ad agencies and affiliate marketing programs you're going to want to sign up for

  • Case studies from real bloggers - how they got started, where they make their money, and expert advice

  • PDF and worksheet downloads in each module

  • ... and so much more!


THERE ARE 6 CORE MODULES:

  • Module 0: The Foundation
  • Module 1: Display Advertising
  • Module 2: Sponsored Work
  • Module 3: Affiliate Marketing
  • Module 4: Selling Products & Services
  • Module 5: How to Grow Your Blog Biz

Each module contains multiple videos, slides, downloads, workbooks, and more.

After each module you will understand the in's and out's of that revenue stream and how to implement to start earning money.

The course is jammed with strategies and actionable advice to get your blog biz off the ground.

You will walk away with all the info you need to have a diversified monetization strategy for your blog, and will have a plan for long term growth.



AND WHO DOESN'T LOVE BONUSES?

These sweet extras are all included!

Bonus 1: Monthly blog income report tracking sheet

This worksheet will help you track your blog income every month from each stream, plus expenses, and goals. It is a great way to keep everything organized inone spot and watch how your income grows month-by-month.

Bonus 2: A sample intro pitch to nail sponsored work with brands

Interested in collaborating with a brand but don't have a clue how to get in touch or what to say? Use this sample email as your starting point. I have used this exact pitch time and time again (successfully!).

Bonus 3: The top 5 biz blogs you NEED to start following

These 5 biz blogs are my absolute go-to reading every week and I'm constantly learning amazing strategies from each of them to help me monetize and grow my blog. They need to be on your must-read list, too.

Bonus 4: Blogger Case Studies

Knowing how other bloggers have built up their businesses is always crazy inspiring. I have interviewed some of the VERY BEST out there and they have shared their insider scoop with you.

Abby over at Just A Girl and Her Blog, Colleen from Lemon Thistle, Kristi from Making It In The Mountains, and so many more! They are in here sharing their best tips.

Bonus 5: Access to the Facebook Group

Want to connect and chat biz with other home + DIY bloggers? I'll send you an invite to our Facebook Group!

Having blog friends makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE to your biz. You can come up with amazing collaborations, share insight, get your content seen, and help each other out.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this meant for?
This course is perfect for either the beginner DIY + design blogger who is looking to create a business plan and monetize their blog biz from the start OR the longtime hobby blogger who is ready to turn their side project into a thriving business.
How long do I have access to the course documents?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like! As the course gets updated with new videos and downloads, you will automatically have access to the latest and greatest. You will also get access to any additional bonuses that are included with future launches.
What if I am unhappy with the course documents?
I believe so strongly in the course's ability to set you up with a strategic and diversified blogging business plan. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, give me a shout in the first 30 days and I'll be happy to give you a full refund.

Your Instructor


Gemma Bonham-Carter
Gemma Bonham-Carter

Gemma Bonham-Carter is obsessed with helping bloggers within her niche build their businesses. Gemma started her own home and DIY blog, THE SWEETEST DIGS, in 2010. Over the years she has taken it from hobby, to side hustle, and then full-time, with brand partnerships, a line of products, workshops, and more. She started her second site, GemmaBonhamCarter.com, to share strategies, lessons learned, and advice for fellow online entrepreneurs.


I’ve known Gemma and read her blog for years. She’s not only a great blogger (have you seen her DIY’s?!) but also an astute businesswoman. Gemma has approached blogging as a business and uses it to complement her online shop, her events and styling business, and other entrepreneurial adventures. I consider Gemma an expert in the field and have had her speak on the topic of monetization at my conference BlogPodium, Canada’s Conference for Design and Lifestyle Bloggers. She knows her stuff and shares her knowledge in clear and practical ways. Gemma has achieved success in so many areas (not to mention balancing work with life as a wife and mother of two) and I know this course will share her tried and true secrets.

-Jennifer Flores, Rambling Renovators

As a new blogger, I cannot tell you how much Gemma's input has meant to me and how well the blogging strategies that she has taught me have worked! Her insight is incredible and her experience is untouchable. Gemma's experience in building her blog, growing her email list, coming up with engaging content, and actually earning a living is inspirational and motivational whether you're a seasoned or newbie blogger. Not to mention that she is SUPER FUN!! So get ready y'all, Gemma is offering all of her best tips. Lucky us!!

-Amy Howard, Amy Howard Social

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BUY THIS COURSE?

  • When you purchase, you will create an account for Teachable. When you login, you'll find a welcome message, introductory workbook, and all modules. Each module has individual lessons, with videos, slides, and downloads that you will go through at your own pace.

  • Once you send in a "join request", you will be added to the Facebook Group so you can start connecting with others.

  • You will have lifetime access to the course materials! Take the course entirely at your own pace, and come on back in for a refresher whenever you like.

  • You will have access to ALL new materials added to the course over time. No need to ever re-buy! The course will updated on an annual basis.

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