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13 Ways to Make Your Blog Audience Love – and Buy – From You

By Carol Tice

13 Ways to Make Your Blog Audience Love – and Buy – From You

It’s one thing to attract readers to your blog, and to get them to subscribe.

The next part is trickier: Getting those subscribers to fall in love with you.

How do you do that? You need some blogger-reader bonding time!

You want to bond with your readers so that they don’t just get your emails—they love getting your emails, and think you’re the top authority in your topic.

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The Mistake that Made Me Six Figures in Freelance Income

Do you know how fireworks were invented?

Apparently, 2,000 years ago, a (bored?) Chinese cook decided to mix together a few items that were commonly found in the kitchen in those days. When these items (charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter) were mixed and compressed in a bamboo, it created an explosion.

Now, we don’t know whether this cook eventually got to keep his job, but his invention 2,000 years ago is a great source of happiness (and money!) for many people today.

A bored cook’s mistake is the reason we have fireworks today.

So what does accidentally inventing fireworks have to do with making a living as a freelance writer?

Three years ago, I made a “mistake.” Somebody contacted me to express interest in advertising on my blog. Considering that I don’t do adverts on my blog, I had gotten hundreds of similar requests in the past that I turned down or plain ignored.

On this particular day, though, I didn’t know what hit me. I made a “mistake” and did contrary to what I had been doing all the while.

This mistake resulted in $1,200 in income in a single day.

Three years later, I have earned six figures in freelance writing income as a result of the mistake I made on that day.

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blogging interviews

Carol Tice on How To Make Six Figures From Your Blog

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Note from Bamidele: Carol Tice is the freelance writer I respect the most. The reason for this is very simple: Besides the fact that she gives clear, proven advice, she gives advice in a no-BS kind of way. Most importantly, her advice has helped me make six figures in the few years that I’ve been a freelance writer. Due to Carol’s advice, I went from charging around $80 to $150 per article to commanding as much as $500 and significantly more per article.

In this article, Writers in Charge interviews Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing. Her new guide Small Blog, Big Income teaches what it takes to build a solid income from a small blog, and in this interview we get her to share what it takes to make six figures from a blog. Enjoy!

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blogging freelance writing

How I Got My Very First Freelance Writing Client

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One question I get asked a lot is that of how I got my very first client, and I’ll be answering that question in today’s article.

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3 Fundamental Mistakes That Set Bloggers Up to Fail

By Carol Tice

Are you dreaming of making big money from your blog?

The trouble is, most bloggers never go beyond dreaming. They imagine they’ll post about whatever strikes their fancy each day, and readers will magically appear. Next, those readers will spend thousands buying your products or services. Even if you have no idea what those items might be.

And you’ll be rich!

It seldom works out this way.