Today's featured blogger is parent resources expert Amy from The Thoughtful Parent.
She started her blog in 2009 to share child development research with parents, so they have better insight into their children and feel more confident as parents.
We asked Amy 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: Parenting & child development
Ideal Reader: A mom with young children who wants to be more intentional with her parenting and is interested in a research-based approach.
This is Amy's most popular post: Why Language Skills Matter For Boys
I absolutely love this video she created to introduce herself & her blog.
Favorite Parent Resources Blogs
Favorite Blog Course
Sticky Blogging and Sticky SEO
Best Thing About Blogging
The freedom it allows for me to set my own schedule, set my own goals, and make my own products.
I also enjoy being able to voice my knowledge and help support other parents.
What Frustrates You About Blogging
There's no “one right way” or path to be successful.
I see bloggers use many different approaches and strategies to be successful.
The overwhelming amount of information is also frustrating.
There are so many “experts” who try to teach you about blogging and it's hard to know who to trust.
One Big Goal for Next 6 Months
Grow my organic traffic by 30%
Ideally Where Would You Like To Be 1 Year From Now
I would love to be making a more consistent income from my own products in a year.
I would love to be making enough of an income that it pays for all the time I'm putting into the blog.
Mostly, I would love for my blog to be making more of an impact and reaching the parents that really need the information that I share.
3 years From Now, How Would You Define Success
Three years from now, if I'm making enough consistent income to be able to keep blogging and not have to get a “real” job, I would be happy with that level of success.
Blogging fits well into my life with being able to volunteer at my kids' school and be home when they get home from school.
To keep that a reality, however, the blog has to generate enough income to make it worth my time.
If I can achieve that, I would consider it a success.
Number of Email Subscribers: 875
Average Monthly Page views: 14,000
Average Monthly Unique Visitors: 6,000
Desired Average Monthly Income: $3,000
Favorite income stream: Own products
Current income breakdown:
- 95% affiliate income
- 5% product sales
Favorite Parent Resources Affiliate Program
Biggest Wins So Far
One affiliate post that did very well last year.
Writing my own ebook and getting a handful of sales from that already.
Best Blog Tips For Beginners
Do your homework (courses, reading articles, etc.) and don't give up.
What Do You Think? Amy's Feedback Requests
Amy would like YOUR feedback on these 3 things.
Have a look & leave her any feedback in the comments below (scroll down to see my comments).
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