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Business & World:
Do you have a “Tools I Use” page on your site yet?
Even if you’re running a health site, or a parenting site and you’re NOT teaching other business owners, you can profit from this method. Just keep reading. 😉
Want some examples of what I mean?
- You can see my resources page here: http://www.nicoleonthenet.com/essential-tools-for-an-online-business/
- And, the one we have on CoachGlue.com: http://coachglue.com/tools-coaches-love/
But what if you’re say a food blogger and don’t reach other business owners?
Still, it’s easy peasy. Food bloggers reach other foodies who want to share their love of food, too. So include a page called “Love my blog? Start your own!”
How to monetize it?
Here are some ideas for things to mention on our “Start your Own Blog” page…
1. Recommend your favorite web host. I also recommend you put a “Hosted by _____” affiliate link in the footer of your blog.
2. Recommend Kindle books that teach blogging methods. Here are a few that I’m partial to.
- Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit: The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin’ Online Business Owners
- How to Start a Recipe Blog: Make Money Sharing Your Cooking Successes and Disasters
3. Use Aweber? Let people know… and use your affiliate link. They’ll figure it out anyway. So why not HELP your competition and make money on them every month.
4. Share an income report each month. Once you’ve established yourself as an expert, you can create your own training, or refer people to others that you respect – with your affiliate link. Easy peasy. Why not earn some more money sharing the ins and outs of your business?
To be perfectly honest, your competition and people interested in doing what you’re doing will be trying to figure out HOW you’re running your site. So, give them the info and walk away having helped them, AND having made some moola in the process. 🙂
Here’s a tip from my friend Felicia Slattery (businesswoman extraordinaire and really good cook) who has a cool food blog at http://feliciasdelicias.blogspot.com that I think you’ll love.
For those of you looking to get healthier, here’s a delicious tip:
When I cook dinner every night I take the veggie scraps that would normally be discarded like the ends of the carrots and celery, potato and carrot peelings, onion skin and hairy ends, outside cabbage leaves, fresh herbs that are starting to not be so fresh anymore, and in this pot you’ll see the tops from eggplants – and throw them all into a storage bag I keep in my freezer.
Then whenever I make chicken I keep the skin, bones, and carcass if I roasted a whole chicken and put that and the veggie scraps into a big pot. Cover with water and boil. I only add a small amount of salt for the whole pot because I prefer to salt my dishes as I make them when using the resulting broth.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, leave out the chicken.
Either way, you end up with an amazing broth. If you simmer it for 18-24 hours you end up with a super healthy bone broth, but it only takes about 30-45 minutes of boiling to get a good enough broth to enjoy right away. Strain and it’s ready!
From there the sky is the limit. You can simply sip on the satisfying uber-healthy broth, or use it to make mashed potatoes, cauliflower or celery root, any kind of soup, boil brown rice or quinoa in it, deglaze a pan for a nice pan sauce with it…. Whatever! Just remember to season with salt and pepper to your taste when you use it.
I’ve got this pot going right now! Mmmmmm
I do this, too, but I put it all in the crockpot on high for an hour, and then turn it down to the low (not warm) setting and let it sit overnight. Then I wake up and the next day sometime, turn it off and strain the broth into small containers that I put into the freezer for later. That way I have chicken broth whenever I need it. Obviously organic is preferred, but use whatever you have.
AND… It’s time for another pep talk from Kid President.
Hugs and high fives to your awesome self!