Where are you right now online?
We’re in the third week of March of this new year and if you blink it’s going to be over before you know it.
Are you accomplishing what you set out to do?
I know a lot of people who read my blog are just blogging for the fun of it but I hope you’re sticking around because you’re picking up a few things from me.
For the rest of us though, we’re pretty darn serious about building and growing a profitable business. Although that’s not what I teach here I can help you where your blogs are concerned.
As I fell into the niche of blogging I did so because I was taking what I was learning, putting it into action and getting great results. Imagine my surprise when I finally figure out that it really is as easy as they say. They just failed to show me how.
Here at AdrienneSmith.net I teach you about blogging, how to get traffic to your blog and how to build relationships with your readers.
Sometimes though just reading a post isn’t quite enough. Nope, sometimes we just need someone to explain things a little more or share a little more detail that I might not have gone into here in any of my posts.
For that reason I do consulting because this is a business right! So if you need a little extra help then just check out what I offer.
So why am I sharing this with you?
Your Education Matters
That’s right, your education definitely matters.
Who are you learning from? How are you staying ahead of everyone else?
Ever since I came online, everywhere I turned someone was trying to sell me something. Although it really use to tick me off and I’m sure it does you as well, people are here to build a business.
I get that really but there is a right way to do things and a wrong way and most of the people I ran into were definitely doing it the wrong way.
If you’re not making any money then you don’t have a business.
I don’t know about you but although I love blogging a girl’s got to eat. I LOVE working at home and you couldn’t get me back to corporate America if you paid me to sit there and stare at the walls. Okay, if it was six figures and I could do my online stuff while I sat there then I might seriously consider it.
Yeah, like I’ll hold my breath waiting for that to happen. Not!!!
But seriously! Most of us are here to build a business in some way whether you’re promoting affiliate products, doing freelance writing, building a coaching or consulting business or promoting your own products.
Everything will continue to change, grow and evolve. If we don’t stay up on these things then it’s really going to be hard to stay ahead of everyone else.
Who Are You Learning From
So hopefully if you want to have more traction with your blog and give it the attention you know it deserves you’re learning some great things from me.
I know I give away a LOT of really great information here and it’s added up over the years but you can find everything I’ve written on my “Archive Page”.
I already mentioned about my consulting and I even help with some behind the scenes things with your blog too. Just in case you weren’t aware!
Now let’s move on shall we!
Most of you know that I had a pretty rough 2013 ending with the death of my best friend that really threw me for a loop.
Moving into this new year with all the darn hosting issues I was having I am bound and determined to make this the best year so far since I’ve been online. Although before your eyes it might not look like much but behind the scenes, things are really cooking.
Want to know who I’m learning from right now?
I joined Marie Forleo’s B-School just last week and it’s rockin already.
That women is something else guys and she is just what the doctor ordered. I’m creating my product and I’ll go ahead and share with you right now that it’s just a simple eBook. Chalked full of goodies of course but after stressing myself totally out last year I said to hell with it, I’m going back to the basics.
If there is one thing I’ve learned about myself it’s to listen to my gut. No one taught me how to write, how to make connections or what I should be doing as far as that’s concerned and look at me now.
Anyway, the reason I joined B-School is because when I release my product I want to do it right. I don’t want to learn about joint ventures, leaderboards or any of that stuff. I want to learn how to market and I mean REALLY market in order to get more people’s attention outside of my current community.
This weeks information is so killer I can’t wait to implement it all. You’ll definitely be noticing some things with my blog as the months go by.
This is who I’m learning from and how I plan on staying ahead of everyone.
So what about you?
Hooking You Up
Unfortunately for you, B-School’s enrollment closed on the 5th of this month.
Marie only opens the doors once a year but what’s great about her training is that you have lifetime access. She updates her modules as things change so that’s fabulous for her students.
I have a feeling that next year I’ll definitely be promoting her school because I know you all will be very impressed with my results and hopefully eager to take your business to that same level as well.
In the meantime I know a few people who are doing great things in other areas that can probably help you out as well.
First up we have:
I’ve known Donna for about three years now. I learned that she was very knowledgeable in social media and at that particular time I definitely needed to learn more. We ended up being in a networking mastermind group later on and have been friends ever since. If you’ve ever met Donna you’ll know why.
I admire Donna so much because she and I have a lot in common, we LOVE helping people. She’s got a huge heart so along with her fabulous husband David, they decided to create a product that will not only help new bloggers but seasoned ones as well that still might need a little extra help.
Together they created their product called “Blogging Magic” and it covers everything you’ll probably ever want to know about blogging.
There is SO much to blogging that people don’t yet understand and even after I’d been doing it for over two years I was hit with some things I was never taught and ran into a heck of a mess. That is never any fun.
I only wish there had been something like this when I first started but luckily for you there is now.
If you need help just check it out and although I have not been through the course myself, I 100% trust and stand behind anything that Donna puts out there. She’s rock solid, she’s top notch and she will never treat you wrong.
Note: This is my affiliate link by the way so I never want to not disclose that little piece of very important information.
I think I’ve known Sylviane about as long as Donna but I met her through blogging and she continues to impress me because she has a full time job, she has three blogs in three totally different niches, she’s a freelance writer and she’s a life coach.
She just got her certification so she is now a licensed Certified Professional Coach and I’m extremely proud of her. The reason I can definitely vouch for Sylviane is because I had the honor of being her test client as she was getting ready to finish up her classes and take her test.
It was exactly what I needed right now too because when we’re heading into new phases of our lives we can find that old “stuff” is cropping up at times and we aren’t exactly equipped to acknowledge what it is or how to handle it.
After finishing this up Sylviane wrote and delivered to me my vision statement and I read it every morning. Seriously guys, I’m very impressed with her so if you’re in need of a life coach I do hope that you’ll give Sylviane a chance.
I Better Wrap This Up
I’m sorry, didn’t mean to drag this on like this but our education is SO important to us moving forward.
I’m getting mine and we all need ongoing education if we want to have a successful business as well. Whether you need to learn a little more about blogging from me or you need a more detailed course like Donna’s, never stop with your education. It’s a necessity.
Of course we all know by now that you’ll never get to where you want if you have things holding you back so I highly recommend hooking up with Sylviane if you feel you need more assistance.
Hope you’ll share with me what kind of education you’re in the middle of right now if any and how that’s going for you. Always love to hear what you’re up to and you know I always appreciate you sharing this with your friends. They may be in need of certain services too!
Here’s to your ongoing education and may we ALL stay ahead of everyone else.
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