What Happened In Business and Blogging — 10-Years Of Valuable Lessons Learned

  • Research the hosting platforms to find the best fit. Within the top couple, further research what they do, and how much they cost to find the best one for you
  • If using WordPress, research the type of plugins you need (i.e. testimonials, quiz creation, opt-ins, SEO, etc..). Find the best and determine which are worth paying for
  • Use tickets and IT on the host platform. Ask for help and also ask to learn so in the future things make more sense and you can do them alone -you can also refer back to the ticket
  • Find people who are not in your “zone of genius”, follow them, reach out, sign up for pertinent newsletters, ask for help, and pay them for their services
  • Use your analytics, link back from featured articles, etc… get ahead and schedule posts
  • Write from your heart AND make it forward-facing. How is this post helping someone else?
  • Your story is how people relate to you. Making the post outward-facing is how people help themselves
  • CTA, CTA, CTA — what do you want people to DO?
  • I went off a recommendation from a coach to change my blog and website platform. It was one of the most expensive which I assumed equated to “best for me”. And it wasn’t. It’s a great site, really amazing, and my coach was correct — just not for what I wanted. I jumped in without making an educated decision FOR ME.
  • Using it meant I lost a few years of capturing audience traffic
  • It meant I had to do the transfer to the new site manually which was a tremendous amount of time
  • I lost about 3-years of content with the changes as well
  • Letting someone else set things up and not understand what was done (and not done)
  • I used the site’s tech to set things up and because I didn’t ask enough questions, it wasn’t set up properly. This is why I like to learn how to do things myself and keep the “ticket” as a reference
  • I like getting help — just know what questions to ask
  • I didn’t use or understand my analytics. I could have monetized the blog in the first year back in 2012 if I had understood how things worked, asked questions, and tweaked things slightly
  • Allow fear to dictate what you do
  • My blog was “lost” about 4 ½ years in. 18-months later when I recovered it, I reacted and moved it to my website — which was the absolute worst thing I could have done. I let the fear of losing it again dictate my decisions and made the wrong choice

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Jenn Taylor — Mom Of 18

Jenn Taylor — Mom Of 18

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Mom Of 18 Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula® Adoption & Surrogacy Doula Breastfeeding Counselor Reno, NV 15+ Years In The Foster Care Sector, Blogger, Podcast