About Leanne Regalla

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Affiliate Marketing: The Most Complete Guide Ever

Affiliate Marketing: The Most Complete Guide Ever

Let’s talk about that holy grail of bloggers everywhere —

Making money while you sleep.

This is how you imagine it’ll work…

You’ll launch a blog, get some readers, and sell them stuff.

People will snatch up your cool offers, and before you know it you’ll be retiring to an island retreat somewhere.

Because that’s how blogging works, right? Well, maybe.

But if you’ve ever tried to monetize your blog, you’ll know it can be more difficult than you expected.

It takes time to build an audience, discover what they want and then create products they’ll crave.

Even then, you can invest time and money to create something amazing, and launch what you think is a sure thing — only to have it flop. Not pretty.

But the thing is, once you have the beginnings of an audience, every day that goes by that you’re not offering something for sale that will make their lives better is a missed opportunity.

It’s not benefiting them, and it’s not putting money in your pocket, either.

Fortunately there’s a solution:

Affiliate marketing.

It’s one of the most effective ways to help your readers and start monetizing your blog at the same time.

And it’s an engine that can power your blog’s earnings for years to come.

Ready to find out more?
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How to Interview Influencers (Even If You’d Rather Curl up and Die)

How to Interview Influencers (Even If You’d Rather Curl up and Die)

What is it with interviews?

All the top bloggers seem to do them.

They get to know each other.

They share their knowledge and stories.

And they engage, educate and entertain their fans.

Interviews are the mark of a professional blogger, and you’re dying to join that club.

But something’s holding you back.

You know that publishing an interview with a big name could do wonders for your credibility, but you don’t feel ready – too much could go wrong.

You could be ignored or even rejected.

You could embarrass yourself, trip over your tongue, or ask stupid, boring questions.

You could even land an interview with your favorite influencer only for the technology to fail and screw up your opportunity of a lifetime.

But in reality, most of your anxiety around interviews is simply a fear of the unknown.

Once you know the right way to approach interviews, they can be easy and even enjoyable.
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Why Your Blog Doesn’t Stand a Chance in Hell of Succeeding (and What To Do About It)

Why Your Blog Doesn’t Stand a Chance in Hell of Succeeding (and What To Do About It)

You dream of building an online empire.

A popular blog with hordes of loyal readers who hang on your every word.

You want to be as successful as your idols, changing the world and even getting paid to do so.

But you know you haven’t got a chance in hell of seeing that kind of success unless you can truly engage your readers and keep them interested over the long haul.

Of course, the big question is how? Engagement is an elusive creature.

Sure, you get the occasional nice comment, but it’s not like people are raving about your blog, or tripping over themselves to share your content.

You worry that you’re not connecting, that your words don’t resonate deeply with your readers, but you’ll be damned if you can figure out the magic formula.

And the truth is, unless you can find a way to connect powerfully with your readers, your blog is doomed to failure.

But there is a way to captivate and keep your audience’s attention, even if you’re a beginner, and even if you’ve tried before with limited success.

It’s a game changer, one that can take your blog from teetering on the brink of failure to achieving the success you dream of.
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49 Creative Geniuses Who Use Blogging to Promote Their Art

49 Creative Geniuses Who Use Blogging to Promote Their Art

Note from Jon: I talk to a lot of bloggers who’d love to spend more time painting, storytelling, photographing, or some other creative pursuit, but don’t, because they feel it’s not pragmatic. And that’s sad, because it can be. Just as a blog can build buzz around a book or business, it can also be used to promote your art.

Regardless of your passion, you’ll find someone in Leanne’s list you can use to inspire your own success. I also urge you to download The Rebel Artist’s Manifesto. It’s free, and it’ll give you one extra kick in the butt to get you started.

You’ve watched artists, performers and writers like Hugh McLeod, Amanda Palmer, Chase Jarvis, and Jeff Goins sell boatloads of creative work thanks to the platforms they have built from their blogs.

You tinker with your own creative projects and wonder if you could use a blog to promote them too.

But despite all the blogging advice out there, you sense that blogging for art is different.

You know you don’t want to be spammy, but have no idea how to use a blog to sell those musical compositions, show tickets, short horror stories, family paintings with Fido, or handmade grandfather clocks.

The one thing artists need to be successful today

The Internet has turned selling creative work on its head.

No longer can you simply get good at your craft and then find someone to champion you, manage you, or sponsor you.

Want a publishing deal? You better have built a solid fan base for your work first.

Want a chance at a record deal or even just make a decent side income from your work? You’ll need an engaged audience and good-sized list.

For today’s artist, building a tribe is non-negotiable.

But how?
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