Blogging to Sell Your Products

Lesson 7/26 - Challenge: Turn a Social Media Post into a Blog Post

 

Blogging to Sell Your Products

 

Lesson Info

Challenge: Turn a Social Media Post into a Blog Post

If all you did was turn one social media post a week into a blog post that's a pretty incredible marketing strategy right? If all you did was this, spent a couple minutes thinking about keywords, put that up there. That's 50 blog posts. In 15 minutes, right? So even if the only thing you did was this, that's a really, really great strategy. So this is where we're gonna start. So my challenge to you guys is right now, as you're watching at home you're going to do this. Obviously if you have not set up your blog yet, take 10 minutes, pick a platform, sign up for your blog. Then I want you guys to turn a social media post into a blog post. And then I want you to share. I wanna know that you guys actually did this. So I want you to tweet the link, it's kind of silly to post this on Instagram because you're pulling an image from Instagram, right? So don't make an Instagram post. As I said I want you to tweet the link. Or if you really want to take a picture of your computer and post it on I...

nstagram. Either way I want you to tag me, I want you to tag @creativelive. I want to see that you guys did this challenge. Because it's so easy, right? And then guess what? Now when you reposted the link, look you did even more marketing. So much marketing in 20 minutes, it's amazing. So if all you did was turn one social media post into one blog post every week you'd have a consistent blogging strategy. You guys posting to Instagram at least once a week? Boom, you're already creating content. Tawny's like um, no. (laughs) Maybe we should work on that if you're doing that. But so you can use the content that you're already creating and put together a consistent blogging strategy. And just taking a few minutes to think about keywords. To think about how your audience might find that post. It's gonna make it even more powerful.

Class Description

Blogging is one of the most valuable, essential tools you can use to engage with customers and, ultimately, leverage to grow your business and make more sales. An entertaining and informative blog should be an integral component of your online content marketing strategy. If you are not blogging, it’s time to get started!

In Blogging to Sell Your Products, Megan Auman will walk you through her process of crafting blog content that will inspire product purchases.

You will learn to do the following:

  • Set up your blog using the right platform
  • Craft a blog post in less than an hour
  • Promote your blog and create posts that encourage sharing
  • Boost your Google page rankings using SEO blogging techniques
  • Choose a product-based blogging approach

In today's saturated craft marketplace it’s getting harder and harder to make sales. And, it’s also becoming difficult to get accepted into craft shows. In Blogging to Sell Your Products, you will learn to use your blog to set yourself apart from the crowd. 

Reviews

Trang Le
 

I don't agree with Megan's assessment that writing a how-to process will only attract your peers and competitors, not your ideal customers. I know a lot of graphic designers who post design tutorials frequently and it only helps raising their profiles. Writing a how-to post doesn't have to be like shooting in your foot because: * You don't have to share everything. There's more to great designs than knowing how to draw a certain thing. Composition, color, typography etc all come into play. * Even if you're given a step by step tutorial, it's very likely that you will stumble into a lot of issues or it takes you too much effort and time to complete it and it's better to hire a professional designer. Web building tutorials are everywhere, but web developers and designers still have their places. There's a big difference between knowing and understanding. * Even if you're professional designer, sometimes it's better to buy from your colleague than to make it on your own because no designer is excellent at every aspect of design and for a designer, time is as much valuable as money. For example, web designer may need to purchase custom typefaces from a font designers, and reading a blog which indicates that the writer knew his stuff will inform the web designer to make a rightful decision. Other than that, the course is rich information packed with a lot of actionable strategies and real fact about the blogging landscape.

Varvara Lyalyagina
 

I went straight to Polyvore and created a blog post. Not as fast as Megan was talking but who cares the blog post created and this is the best result of the training. http://hometocome.com/2017/05/plany-na-leto-2017.html Feeling super motivated. Megan makes it sound easy to complete and absolutely not overwhelming. This training is like a fresh air. Thank you!

Gina
 

Megan is absolutely amazing! I have taken several of her classes and each one is fantastic! So full of information that you can implement right away. I just started blogging and now I am so motivated and actually look forward to doing it. Thanks Megan! You rock! :)