I love blogging. I love content marketing. I love Search Engine Marketing. I love to write. I love coffee while I write. I love to make money from my blogging and blogs. I love to help others do the same.
Welcome to Blog By The Sea where I will help you take what you love, blogging and your niche business and turn it into a truly, traffic and income generating success, and even lifestyle for some!
But first, let me share the journey here a bit with you…
It’s The Lifestyle, That Was The Goal.
Some people look at blogging as something they “have to do” in order to drive quality traffic, build that list, and use it to convert it. And while that is what a blog does for any business out here on an unbelievable scale, I don’t think that is all a blog is.
However, I will admit that whoever coined the phrase “to define a blog is a fool’s errand” was seriously spot on! And while it is one of the most effective marketing tools online still, it is something different to each person who uses it I believe.
Personally, it was the next natural step in my own online business venture. A year after starting online, and working from home within the first 110 days, one year later I was blogging.
Of course, I was a little fearful of WordPress when I started using it, before I started here I knew nothing! Absolutely nothing! Like most folks new to the internet business and blogging world, I knew nothing other than my email account.
But I will tell you this, of all the strategies, platforms, and tactics online, I came to love and enjoy blogging.
And it was more than just the writing I learned about myself that I actually enjoyed, it was everything that came with it, from making videos for my blog posts to using my own imagery or seeking out that perfect one for each blog post.
Day at the beach…
I loved writing, formatting, and simply just creating a great piece of content that reflected the topic, and my own brand for that matter.
The theme design, colors, and the software that could actually monetize my blog were always fascinating and changing, that part kept the A.D.D. in me going crazy! Ha! (No, I do not suffer from it, just a little humor).
I found myself the first year and a half though giving my subscribers whiplash! Seriously, I was so addicted to cool themes I was changing them constantly. While the content was good enough at least to keep them coming and converting, they still were not surprised when they saw my new theme the next week, and the week after that, and the following weeks after that…
Hey, things were moving fast then, and staying ahead of the “new mobile friendly” theme design war was in full force.
Yes, I was there when the first mobile friendly WordPress themes were being designed ahead of new algorithms that would eventually force designers to incorporate it as part of their regular best practices.
Since then, I’ve come to be a fan of two WordPress theme designers from StudioPress, and SoloPine (affiliate links). This theme here on this blog was designed by SoloPine, as a matter of fact, I’ve been using this theme for almost 3 years now on another site.
Coffee on the porch.
Yes, I said three years. Within the online world, that is supposedly “everchanging,” it is amazing I suppose to be using such an “old theme” on this any WordPress website or blog. Well, this is where the thinking is wrong, the internet may be adding new sites all the time, but how we use it and how we consume content here has not really changed.
Video, blogs, podcasts, images, even social media usually works the same way fundamentally across the board. All they do to separate themselves is by design and usability.
But let’s not get off on that dirt road, I just wanted to let you know who made the themes I love the most.
Working from home takes some time to build, I do not care what you see and hear online, the income streams and lifestyles that last here are built on a solid foundation of building the know, like, and trust blogs combined with a great brand can build.
You, like me, are here to create that work at home passive income lifestyle that only a great branded web presence can build, and a blog is a major part of that today. As a matter of fact, blogs help to increase conversion rates and subscriber rates by 70%!
You might also be the daydreamer like I was, wondering back then what it would be like to be a professional blogger and work at home entrepreneur sipping great coffee, writing early in the mornings with a great view like the one up top, all while making money that day.
Well, that is what it is really like!
“No, I am not going to fill your head full of great sales copy here, I am simply telling you the truth! It is a great life! A real blessing!”
For the better part of a decade, during which I have consulted for large companies and I don’t know how many individual online business owners and entrepreneurs, I have been helping people with their Search Engine Marketing or, better known as Dave, the internet marketing guy.
And while that is still a serious stream of income for me and my family today, my blog and the content within it is what carries that success. And today, I want to start moving into that blogging and content marketing direction here.
I want to teach others how to blog, but not just blog, but how to build, brand, and manage a blog that not only makes money but also creates that “coffee sippin’” lifestyle on a beach or in a lakeside cabin made for seven somewhere. (Yeah, we have 5 kids!)
I have three passions in my business life, blogging, content marketing, and of course, niche blogging is great too.
But, in the end, the Blog By The Sea is about you, it is about helping you achieve the blogging lifestyle you want, and it is my prayer and my efforts here that I hope helps guide you into just that, a successful blog and blogging lifestyle…
Who Can Benefit from Blog By The Sea?
- New bloggers who want to build a specific niche blogging income
- Struggling bloggers who want to become full-time professional bloggers and live this lifestyle
- Travel bloggers, network marketers, affiliates, niche marketers, and local business owners who are hungry to develop steady sources of traffic and grow their customer base
- Full-time employees who are new to the concept of making money through blogging, and are ready for a lifestyle of blogging from anywhere!
Every business type and model needs a blog, and that means you too. Between video and blogging combined with a great follow up email marketing campaign, nothing builds authority and trust faster, and without either of those, you have no business here.
So, let’s get one happening, let’s build a successful income generating blog, a solid traffic driving blog that spells out authority and trust starting today, and starting here with Blog By The Sea!
You can even get started free today below!
Enjoy The Blog By The Sea.
Enjoy the Blog By The Sea. Enjoy the interviews here and there, the blog posts, the FREE video series, and everything else I can do to help you grow your blogging income and better that lifestyle you want here.
With that….God Bless!