Each week I will share 5 articles with my Hot Picks Worth Sharing newsletter. This is an experiment geared towards growing my blog while sharing valuable information with new bloggers. I will, therefore, mostly be sharing articles and tips from the blogosphere about how to grow a successful blog.

If you’re a new blogger and looking to grow your blog, this newsletter is for you.

Now here’s this week’s 5 Hot Picks Worth Sharing.

1. 5 Financial Goals to Set as A Work at Home Mum Blogger

‘Your blog won’t generate income for a while and that might mean bootstrapping your blogging until you start making money with your blog’

I totally agree with Elna. Building a successful blog- one that will begin to bring in money does not happen overnight except in very few cases. It is important to bear this in mind as a new blogger. If you read my recent article, you will know what I mean.

Elna suggests some really cool ‘financial goals you should have in place’ while waiting for your blog to take off.
It is always important to put your finances in order especially if you are undertaking another venture like starting a blog.

2. What Do You Focus on As a New Blogger? (12 Bloggers Share Their Top 3 Tips)

I am featuring Elna twice in this maiden edition of Hot Picks Worth Sharing newsletter. She is a really cool mum blogger, with a world of experience. She definitely knows what she is talking about.

As a new blogger, if you don’t have a plan or direction, things can begin to get overwhelming quite quickly in your journey.

In this article, she shares top tips from other bloggers about what to focus on. If you are a new blogger and wondering why you are not getting anywhere with your blog, perhaps you are focusing on the wrong things.

3. How to Make $50,000 a Month Blogging (with Michelle of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing)

If you’re like me, your aim is to make money blogging. I have always been clear about my reason for blogging. For that reason, I try in every possible way to monetise my blog. The one course which is helping me is Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. It is one course I recommend to every new blogger.

In this blog post, the author of Blog Darling shares her interview with the creator of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, Michelle Gardner-Schroeder. Find out how she makes over $50,000 per month with affiliate marketing.
If you ever had any doubts about the signing up for the course, this interview will convince you.

4. How to Set Up Convertkit As A Pro: A step-by-step guide for bloggers and entrepreneurs.

You have heard this several times! List building is important. Make it a priority as soon as you start your blog. As a new blogger, that’s the best advice you will receive about email list building. The advice is to add sign up forms in strategic places on your site to collect email addresses.

I suggest adding sign-up forms on every blog post, every page, footer, etc. My email provider of choice is Convertkit. If your email of choice is Convertkit, you will find this post useful.

In this post, Sara Robinson gives you a step-by-step guide on how to set up Convertkit.

5. The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Pinterest

‘I don’t want you missing out on a huge piece of Pinterest pie just because you don’t know where to start.’- Kyla Dinielle

How to drive traffic to your blog is every blogger’s worry. Many bloggers rely on Pinterest for traffic to their blogs, including me. For that reason, you will want to know everything there is to know about using Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog.

In this article, Kyla Dinielle gives you on a step-by-step guide on how to set up Pinterest and leverage it for your blog traffic.

Related reading: 24 Ways to drive Organic Traffic to your blog

Where I get my hot picks from…

I found all this week’s picks from Pinterest, where you can find just about any topic about blogging…


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