Ok guys. This is a long one. BUT if you’re a blogger, an entrepreneur, an online business owner, or want to be any of those things, it’s a must read. And it’s not about me. It’s about my mentor Melyssa Griffin who is an absolute rockstar.—>
Three years ago, my friend Melyssa Griffin was struggling to grow an audience.
Posting 5 days a week on her blog and baaaarely making enough money to get by.
Today, she has a *thriving* business with over 90,000 email subscribers and multiple online courses that regularly bring in over 6 figures per month. (Yep. Per month.)
So the big question is — how did she make such a huge shift in just 3 years?
Ok — storytime. 🙂
Back when Melyssa was running a web design studio, her strategy for getting new clients consisted of 2 things…
1. Posting on her blog regularly to let people know they could hire her.
2. Posting on social media regularly to let people know they could hire her.
And the results?
No one messaging her to say, “Omg, I need your help!”
Maybe a couple likes from her family and best friends.
But no new clients.
She thought, “What’s the deal?! Aren’t people interested? How do others have wait lists of clients and I have zilch?”
Turns out, she was trying to grow her audience in the wrong place.
Eventually, Melyssa got herself an email list.
(Even though she’d been hearing about how important email lists are, she’d been putting it off because she “didn’t feel ready” to start one).
Then, despite the fact that she *still* didn’t feel ready…she sent out her first email to the few people who were on her list at the time (around 100 subscribers).
She didn’t talk much about her business or web design studio. But she did include a little image near the bottom, letting people know she was accepting new clients.
From that one email (and the tiny, easy-to-miss image inside), she got TWO clients!
(She also got several responses from people who just loved the email content itself).
So, Melyssa started to realize… she could post a photo on Instagram and get no clients and simple comments like, “nice photo!”…
…or she could simply send out an email to her list every now and then and get clients + authentic engagement. No brainer!
Growing and engaging with her list directly resulted in more clients and customers.
Now Melyssa’s email list has played the starring role in turning her blog into a million dollar e-course business. (You read that right. She crossed $1 million this year.)
Now, I know some of you out there are thinking, “That’s great for Melyssa. But I don’t have the first clue on how to build an email list, let alone make money from it!”
There are so many excuses and reasons for putting off our goals and settling for careers that make us dread days that don’t begin with the letter S.
But this life is the only one we have. And the struggles we’ve been through in the past (or even in the present) do not have to define what we do or feel tomorrow.
So, if you’ve felt that passion to start your own online business or create a profitable blog, then I URGE you to stick with it, even if you haven’t yet achieved the success you’ve hoped for.
Yes, it’s possible. Even with…
…A full-time job.
…A family and kids.
…A small budget.
…Fear that things may not work out.
…A lack of self-confidence.
Melyssa’s passion is now helping people just like you to create profitable blogs and businesses that allow them to live the lifestyle they want, no matter what they’ve been through or where they are right now.
And that’s why she created Blog to Biz Hive, which is NOW OPEN for enrollment – but only until Monday!
And oh. my. goodness.
She goes ALL OUT in this course.
Over the years, Melyssa has tried just about every strategy to make money as a blogger — ads, sponsored posts, one-on-one services, selling physical products, and more.
But she’s found that e-courses have undoubtedly been the most profitable, least time-consuming to create, and most fulfilling. Not to mention, they’re the perfect monetization method for bloggers.
BBH is an extensive online course that shows you a proven, step-by-step process for finding your focus, growing your audience, and monetizing your blog with a profitable e-course.
The thing I love about Melyssa is that she has a fun teaching style where she’s able to break down complex ideas into simple, easy-to-follow steps. (Her thousands of students would probably agree!) And there’s lots of hand-holding to make sure you get results.
This program can be absolutely life-changing for your business, and I don’t say things like that lightly.
So if you want finalllly go from working your tail off with little return to getting kickbutt results from the get go, I highly urge you to sign up for Blog to Biz Hive before you miss your chance. It’s been SIX MONTHS since she offered it last and I don’t know when it’ll happen again.
Update: Oops, you missed it! Enrollment is closed. BUT some of her other courses are still open – and just as valuable to your thriving blog or business. Check them out:
Pinfinite Growth: Infinitely grow your traffic and email list with your new secret weapon: Pinterest
List Surge: Get 1,000 new email subscribers in the next 90 days with strategic list-building methods for bloggers and entrepreneurs
Social Media Superhero: Game-changing strategies so that you can grow your community and authority on social media
And psst. just so we’re clear: those are affiliate links!