Today we get to take a look behind the scenes of a family blog with Isabel from Family Life Blog.
She started her blog in 2017 because she loves to write & share ideas, resources, and practical solutions to help people create a better home & family life for those they love.
We asked Isabel to share her:
- Most popular blog post
- Farovite blog course
- Blog income & stats
- Blog tips for beginners
- Biggest win so far
- Her top 3 feedback requests this week
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Blog Niche & Ideal Reader
Blog Niche: Family life.
Ideal Reader: My ideal reader is a young woman who is starting a family. She’s seeking to learn better systems for her home tasks, like organization and cooking. She’s also seeking to be a good mother and wife while loving Christ and following Him.
This is Isabel’s most popular post: What Does It Really Feel Like To Be Pregnant?
Favorite Blog Course
Best Thing About Blogging
I love being able to help other people and the freedom to work from home and have a flexible schedule.
I also love being creative and blogging allows me to do that daily.
What Frustrates You About Blogging
It frustrates me that the beginning is so hard and that it takes really long to grow and reach a larger audience.
I know this doesn’t happen to everyone, but it does to most bloggers and if you’re not persistent, you end up giving up.
I’m thankful to have a really supportive husband, family, and friends. Without their support, I’d have given up a long time ago.
One Big Goal for Next 6 Months
Grow my traffic so I can grow my email list and income.
Ideally Where Would You Like To Be 1 Year From Now
I see a much larger audience, I see personal growth, and I see myself overcoming my fears and being able to do live videos (which I currently cannot do because fear doesn’t let me).
I see my blog income being enough to provide for my entire family.
That’s in a perfect world, of course…
3 years From Now, How Would You Define Success
I’d love to be able to make enough income that neither my husband nor I would doubt even for a second if we’d be able to achieve our dreams as a family.
My husband would be working with me and we would be able to help tons of people to have a thriving home and family life.
Number of Email Subscribers: 509
Average Monthly Page views: 1,749
Average Monthly Unique Visitors: 1,178
Desired Average Monthly Income: $5,000
Favorite income stream:
So far, affiliate marketing and private promotions. I like affiliate marketing because it’s somewhat passive. Once I create a post or include the affiliate product in my email sequence, I don’t have to do anything else other than seeing the money come in. However, I don’t have enough page views to generate much income from this method. I like private promotions because although I don’t have a lot of page views, I can make money this way by posting on my social media.
Current income breakdown:
- 90% sponsored posts
- 9% affiliate income
- 1% product sales
Favorite Family Life Affiliate Program
Biggest Wins So Far
I have grown my sponsored content income more than I thought possible in the beginning.
This has been very helpful for my family.
Best Blog Tips For Beginners
Blogging is definitely a long-term thing.
You will get discouraged, it will get hard…
You will put many hours in and sacrifice other things, yet see no big results.
It’s not easy, but DON’T YOU DARE give up!
What Do You Think? Isabel’s Feedback Requests
Isabel would like YOUR feedback on these 3 things.
Have a look & leave her any feedback in the comments below.
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