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How To Create A Website & Make Money Blogging

How To Create A Website & Make Money Blogging

Creating a money making website is something that is on the minds of many entrepreneurs, those looking to either supplement their income or replace their income from their current 9-5. Would you like to know how to create a website and make money blogging? I have created several websites over the years and have mastered the art of creating beautiful websites for different niches and monetizing them. Many of the tools I use are inexpensive and easy to use, making it possible for newbies to create professional looking, automated and monetized websites.

Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

10 Things You Will Need To Consider When Creating Your Website

1. Domain Name & Website Hosting

I cannot even begin to stress how important this first step is. It is imperative to research your niche market before hand and make sure to choose quality hosting. I know that many people are are on a budget when starting on but do not start off with free hosting with the intention of changing it later. I can tell you firsthand that this is a nightmare and any reputable business will have their own domain name. Companies who may consider paying you for a sponsored blog post or ad space will typically turn down working with a free site. The same goes for reputable advertising networks , they require you to have your own domain.

This is a business and you need to treat it as such, business’s will have expenses and will become tax write offs for your business. And while cutting costs might seem like a good idea, believe me when I tell you it is not! I personally use Siteground for my hosting needs ( most hosting companies will also have the ability for your to purchase your domain name and will often provide a free one when you purchase their hosting plan) 

I have used hosting site such as Host Gator, GoDaddy, and Bluehost but was not happy with the service, speed or constant downtime of my site. I have been with Siteground for quite some time and their customer service is spectacular! ( Plans start around $3.95 per month)

TIP: When you purchase a years worth of hosting you save on monthly fees and will typically get a pretty good discount!

2. Landing Pages & Opt In Forms

There will be a little cross over with page & form builders and your email marketing service. I love Leadpages for creating beautiful , professional landing pages and have even used them to build an entire website! You can host it on your own domain or have it hosted by Leadpages. ( As previously mentioned , I recommend having your own domain.)

Here is an example of an entire site created with the Leadpages site builder.

I have tested several different platforms for creating Landing Pages & Sales Funnels and Leadpages is by far the easiest to use, most affordable , and creates beautiful , professional sales pages with ease. Another bonus is that is compatible with my favorite email marketing platform and my wordpress websites. I presently am on the $79 per month plan , which is the middle tier of their services. They offer a FREE TRIAL for you to test it out for yourself! 

Another feature I love is the analytics breakdown of your pages … this makes it easier for you to see which pages are performing well.

3. Email Marketing

If you have done any prior research on running a business, I am sure you have heard the phrase that the money is in the list…

There are many ways to grow your email list ( we discuss this and all the topics in this article in detail in Blog & Business Blueprint) and having a easy to use platform is key in creating and tracking your email list.  When people visit your website , you will want to encourage repeat visits and the way you accomplish this is via an email list.

I have been using Convert Kit for years and in fact, when I switched to ConvertKit I started seeing improved deliverability with my email and an increase in open rates.

You can also create opt in forms and landing pages with Convert Kit.  Platforms like Convert Kit and Leadpages enable you to run an online business without even having your own domain.

4. Social Media Sharing Plug Ins

So you have created a beautiful website with great content … now what? How are you going to get more people to view it? Social Sharing Buttons! Make it easy for visitors to share with plug ins like Social Warfare.  Adding this one thing to your website can dramatically increase website traffic. Take a look at the side bar on the right and you can see how many times blog posts were shared increasing my website visitors.

5. Analytics & Tracking

Now that you have people coming to your website, you will want to track things like how many clicks , which piece of content is performing best, where the clicks are coming from, how many visits your get per month and how long people are staying on your site. Google Analytics can be kind of confusing, especially for beginners so I use two simple tools , Pretty Links To track clicks and Monster Insights for more in depth analytics.



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    6. SEO ( Search Engine Optimization)

    Always do some research for long tailed keywords before you even create your content so that you can implement proper SEO to your blog posts for maximum exposure. This will help you gain organic traffic not only from Google but from other platforms as well. You can really increase your organic traffic by combing it with Pinterest Search Engine Optimization.

    7. Branding Your Business

    The best way to make your business stand out is with on point branding. Your logo and branded color palette will be how your clients and customers get to know your personal brand. Choose something that really reflects your business. You will want to LOVE your logo before you start branding anything .. rebranding can be an expensive and timely venture.  You can hire a professional to create your logo and can even find someone fairly inexpensive on Fiverr or Etsy.

    Or if you are felling creative , you can create your own on any one of these platforms.

    Once you have your logo you can then create your own branded merch with print on demand platforms like Printify or Printful.

    8. Marketing Your Business

    Your new business is going to need a marketing strategy! You can focus on organic marketing , paid advertising or a combination . I combine both and teach organic Pinterest Marketing in Pinning for Profit. SEO really comes into play when utilizing organic search engine marketing.

    9. Automating Your Business

    Once you have all of the pieces put together you will find that you have created a system that runs and grows your business almost on autopilot!

    The use of scheduling tools will help get your content in front of more eyeballs and ensure that your content is gong out on a regular basis. I use both Tailwind and Tassi to accomplish this.

    Other schedulers include:

    10. Creating Additional Income Streams

    There are several different ways for you to monetize your website and create several different streams of income. Some ideas for income streams include:

    • Ad Networks
    • Selling Ad Space
    • Create Your Own E-course
    • Write A Book
    • Sell physical products
    • Create An E-commerce Store
    • Host A Training Webinar
    • Affiliate Marketing
    How I Made Over 10K Online Last Year As A Blogger While Working Around Chronic Illness.

    How I Made Over 10K Online Last Year As A Blogger While Working Around Chronic Illness.

    Can You Make Money With Blogging & Affiliate Marketing?

    If you had asked me last year if I thought I could make 10k online , my answer would have been YES! (although my answer may have reeked of self doubt!)

    Because even though I had read several case studies and know several 6, 7 and 8 Figure earners personally, I was working against a chronic illness that left me in bed more times than not. This  equated to additional fears around my health and our finances and not a whole lot of of time to focus on creating or growing a new business. Hell, most days my focus was trying to muster up the ambition, as well as physical and mental strength to just get out of bed and dressed.

    Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
    Blogging Tips For Beginners - Affiliate Marketing with Pinterest

    I knew I HAD to find a way to make passive income online and I refused to be one of those sleazy marketers trying to get people to join their MLM that required huge start up costs, an inventory of personal product or taking out loans to invest in high ticket programs that they would never see a return from. Now don’t get me wrong , there are several High ticket programs that will get you results , but I am talking about the ones that charge you premium buck and offer no value what so ever. 

    When I first got sick, I opted to try a couple of high ticket programs and for me it was a complete and utter failure! However, I do think a big part of it was I was not ready for it … I go more in to depth on some of the reasons why in this post.

    It was like trying to run before you learned how to walk because the mentoring was not at the level I needed at the time. I wanted to find the answers for people who really had no clue and provide passive income ideas for beginners that did not necessarily require a ton of upfront cost or time investment. Sounds impossible right? It’s not …

    How Pinterest Can Earn You Passive Income Streams

    Now before I get in to discussing just how Pinterest has earned me over 10k online last year while suffering from Fibromyalgia and severe anxiety, let me just say that when you decide to start your own business online, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

    There will be investment … you will be either investing time or money , quite possibly both. You will either pay someone to show you the way either with online courses or private coaching. OR you will be spending all of your time looking for free information and just throwing it at the wall to see what sticks. I went that route for several years and got NOWHERE!

    The income earned was a combination of affiliate income, Pinterest Services and AD income.

    So if you are looking for some get rich quick , make 10 k this month for FREE kind of thing with no work involved, then this post is not for you. What  I will tell you with 100 % certainty is this …

    • There is unlimited opportunity to earn passive income online
    • Consistent effort will yield results
    • Mindset is EVERYTHING!
    • Having a Mentor makes a MASSIVE difference! ( I have several)
    • Creating income online around your passion is not only possible but a reality for many!
    Make Money Blogging & Affiliate Marketing
    Affiliate Marketing Passive Income Streams

    One Lucky Student Will Also Receive a 1 HR Coaching Call!

    This is just from my paypal account for 2019 ( does not include the other forms of payment free products, services , cheques or direct deposits.

    This is also mostly from the last 6 months of the year and I attribute that to a number of things.

    The majority of my traffic has been free organic traffic, so it can take a couple of months for an optimized SEO post to get indexed by the search engines. ( Want to learn more about SEO For Bloggers? Lena Gott has an amazing FREE course as well as paid course that teach you how to do this and is where I get a ton of my information. You can also learn about Pinterest SEO from any one of the courses mentioned in my post here.

    Secondly, I spent the majority of the year focusing on my health so that I could be more consistent with my business and so I could be well enough to do the things that I was truly passionate about. Like studying Quantum Physics, Plant Medicine & Crystal Healing & different modalities of Energy Healing ( You can donate to the studies here) and creating. along with creating beautiful healing jewelry and healing aromatherapy and crystal products.

    Getting my health on track was a huge priority. In October I had to have major dental surgery to prevent my body from going in to sepsis. So we had additional debt on top of years worth of debt from me only being able to work short spurts or not at all because of my illness. 

    It was really around this time that I started working on healing my body and improving my mindset. I cannot even tell you how many times I worked propped up in bed. Learning new skills, strategies and income producing activities and then implementing as I went along. I am a huge advocate of earn while you learn, because if you wait until things are perfect, odds are you will never get started!

    So yes, in essence, had I had more time to focus on being consistent with my business, I would have experienced even greater results! But let me ask you this? What kind of difference would an extra 10k per year make for you? For my family it meant more money to find something that improved my health , it also meant a little less stress while we worked at becoming debt free and living our dream life. It allowed me more time to learn and develop a network of like minded entrepreneurs and launch my own course , products and services!

    I went from bed ridden to branded professional blogger very quickly and now teach others how to grow an online business utilizing Pinterest as the Power House to drive traffic to their websites, products and services.

    There is a massive dip in traffic over the last 2-3 weeks due to a test I was running and the typical drop in traffic after the holidays.

    But what I love about Pinterest is even without what some refer to as Vanity metrics, Pinterest is actually a search engine so your products or services can be found even without a large following. This type of targeted traffic can be sent to low cost affiliate offers or high ticket coaching programs. Pinterest affiliate marketing is also possible to do even without a Blog, website or products of your own.

    Pinning for Profit will now be updated twice per year and I expect that with the next update the cost of the course will also increase as it will be more in depth.  There will be at least 2 new case studies in the next update as well.Existing students will get the update FREE of charge! 


    Join over 1300 other students who have gone through the course and implemented these strategies to see consistent growth. If you are an existing student,  please send your testimonials to Each month I will be giving away a 30 minute coaching call to students who submit a testimonial.

    What Kind Of Business Can Be Promoted On Pinterest?

    Pinterest makes it easy for almost any business to reach a targeted audience and you will find business’s in almost every niche on the Pinterest platform. Listed below are just a few examples.

    6 Of The Best Pinterest Courses For Making Money

    6 Of The Best Pinterest Courses For Making Money

    6 Of The Best Pinterest Courses To Grow Your Online Business

    Whether you are a beginner blogger , entrepreneur , coach or have another online business, you will want to check out 6 Of The Best Pinterest Courses For Making Money with an online business. 

    Regardless of which one of these courses you choose, you can’t go wrong! Each course is jam packed with valuable information on how to effectively market your business with proven Pinterest marketing strategies.

    These are all courses that I personally recommend! I have taken my fair share of marketing courses over the years and these are definitely my Top 6!

    Learn Pinterest Marketing Strategies from the best of the best! 

    Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

    This course really got me started with my love of Pinterest Marketing. Firstly, Kat Sullivan is a brilliant marketer and business woman. Secondly, her courses are all very well laid out, easy to understand and implement. Above all, she is an amazing mentor and I am proud to be one of the founding members of her Inner Circle. She is unquestionably the Princess of Pinterest.

    Pin Funnels explains step by step how to use Pinterest as A Sales funnel to grow your business.

    Discover the formula to unleash enormous amount of qualified visitors to your website, triple your leads and subscribers, and skyrocket your SALES!

    On Autopilot. 

    Without spending a ton of time or a ton of money.

    Pin Funnels - Pinterest Marketing Strategies

    Monica from Redefining Mom has the BEST course that teaches how to run profitable Promoted Pin campaigns on a budget.  Moreover, how to get targeted traffic to your website for pennies per click! 

    She takes you on a step by step walk though to help you create a proftable Pinterest marketing campaign.

    Additionally, I love that she teaches you how you can advertise your website even with a small budget.

    The ONLY Pinterest Ads Course You’ll Ever Need

    Leverage promoted pins to attract qualified leads, automate your sales funnels, and make more profit!

    Pin Practical Promotions is your next-level course on how to strategize, implement, analyze, and refine profitable promoted pin campaigns at a low-cost to you.

    Lena is amazing when it comes to analytics and organizing! #Ibowdown Not to mention, She created this awesome spreadsheet to help you keep track of your Pinterest pins. As well as where they have been pinned. Without a doubt, this spreadsheet will help keep you more organized.

    She is the queen when it comes to SEO and proper keyword research. You can check out some of the freebies she has available to help you grow your blog! 

    Unlike other Pinterest  courses, Carly’s course is very unique in the fact that she focuses on a manual pinning strategy that does not use Tailwind or any other Pinterest scheduling tools. 

    She shows you why why manual pinning should be a part of  your Pinterest Marketing strategy, especially if you are a beginner blogger! I believe she has perfected the manual pinning strategy!

    Additionally,  Carly also teaches one of the best ways to combine affiliate marketing in to your online business.  And as a result, increase your income online!

    Chelsea is a powerhouse when it comes to savvy business marketing. Learn the very strategies she has used to grow a 6 Figure business.  Her PaperRoute is the one of my go to marketing resources , when you are learning from Chelsea, you are learning from one of the best in the field! Chelsea always over delivers!

    Most importantly, as a result of Chelsea’s expertise, you will be driving targeted traffic to your website. In other words , hungry buyers will be seeing your products and services.( the very ones they have been searching for!)


    Kerrie teaches you how she grew to over 14 Million, yes I said 14 MILLION monthly viewers on Pinterest in only a few short months and grew a profitable business on Etsy.

    If you are looking for beautiful Pinterest templates, she is your girl! Her beautiful templates will help you easily create viral pins!

    Join over 1300 other students who have gone through the Pinning For Profit Course . Learn how to drive massive, organic traffic to your website, products and services with proven Pinterest Marketing Strategies.

    Certainly, these strategies will work even if you do not have a product or website of your own,.Earn passive affiliate commissions with Pinterest.


    The Best Social Media Templates To Brand Your Business Like A Pro!

    The Best Social Media Templates To Brand Your Business Like A Pro!

    Get A professional branded look with pre made social media templates.  Creating a professional branded image is the secret to making viral pins!

    Save time & frustration and be able to DIY all of your social media marketing easily!

    Most social media platforms have guidelines as to the size of the images you are able to use and which ones perform the best.

    Most of these Pinterest templates are easily edited in Canva, so no need for Photoshop!

    Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

    These templates are not only beautiful and will get your business noticed, they are super easy to customize and re-purpose. Give your Brand a professional look and feel with social media marketing templates designed to increase awareness & engagement with your audience.

    The Secret To Creating Viral Pins!

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    Save yourself a ton of time and frustration with pre made social media templates.  Save hours by having the design portion already done for you, just personalize and customize!  Easily edited in Canva to help you create Viral Posts.

    Instantly be viewed as a leader and expert with these professionally branded options.

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    What Is The Best Way To Make Money For Introverts & People With Disabilities?

    What Is The Best Way To Make Money For Introverts & People With Disabilities?

    The best way to make money for Introverts & people with disabilities. Lets face it , finding a job as an introvert ,or anyone who has a condition that requires flexibility can be very difficult. If you are anything like me and cringe at the idea of spending a life time relying on some form of assistance, then keep reading, There is hope! #onlinemarketing #bloggingtips #coach

    As both an introvert & a former suffer of chronic illness , I can tell with 100 % certainty that working online has been the most flexible, most rewarding and most forgiving “jobs” I have ever had!

    What most people don’t realize is that there are many methods and avenues of earning income online that do not require you to be a people person per se  , require a ton of financial investment or much in the way of experience.

    Everything can be taught …

    And there are so many options available to you! 

    Now I know many of you might be thinking, I am not a Blogger but let me shine a light on what a Blogger really is … 


    Why Blogging Is The Best Way To Make Money Online

    Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

    Running a Blog does not mean writing a Dear Diary post about your day and everything you did that day … to be honest most people do not care, all they want to know is how it can help THEM!

    A blogger is essentially an infopreneur. Bloggers share information & provide solutions to problems and there are many ways of accomplishing that through a Blog ( which when you use the term loosely is just another word for website)

    If you have any kind of interest or passion , you can start your very own Blog/Website and turn it in to a profitable business.

    One of the best investments I ever made was in a little online purchase called the Genius Bloggers Toolkit. ( Pinning For Profit was featured in the 2018 edition of The Genius Bloggers Toolkit)

    The toolkit is a bundle of courses from some of the best online Bloggers and Entrepreneurs. It has everything you need to get started on the right foot and is SUPER AFFORDABLE! Really ordering pizza for the family costs more than this amazing pool of resources!

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    Each year the pro’s share their best tips , strategies and how to’s on how they successfully earn money online.

    Blogging can be combined with E-commerce, Etsy, Health & Wellness Business’s and other business models to create an ever green method of getting leads and increasing sales for your business.

    TGBTK 2019

    This year the bundle contains  94 products worth $7395.27 !!! It really is in INSANE DEAL! The bundle is only $97 and any 1 of the courses contained within the bundle would make it worth it! Plus you will also be getting some pretty sweet bonuses! 

    Pinning for Profit is not available in this years Bundle , however if you purchase from this page and email me a screenshot of your receipt, I will give you Pinning For Profit ABSOLUTELY FREE as a Bonus! AND another Crazy Surprise Bonus once you are all signed up! ) 

    Early bird bonus

    You Will Be Getting Business Advice From Top 6 & 7 Figure Bloggers & Entrepreneurs!

    TGBTK 2019

    You will be getting business advice from top 6 and 7 figure Bloggers & Entrepreneurs … there is nowhere else you will get this kind of value for such a small investment.

    One of the things I love most about the bundle is that everything is learn at your own pace , which makes it perfect for anyone who needs things to be a little more flexible. 

    I spent many a day working at home while confined to my bed because of my illness , learning how I could build a business around my needs and not the needs of previous employers.

    Starting an online business for me meant not having to worry about getting fired because I took too many sick days either from painful flare ups or debilitating panic attacks.

    It allowed me the time to focus on healing, improving my health and ultimately my life and the lives of others … I considered it a win/win!

    This Little E-Book Bundle Literally Changed My Life!

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    If you have been on the fence about starting a Blog or Online Business , I truly recommend getting this bundle. It will give you so much value regardless of what type of business you decide on focusing on and if one of the methods doesn’t resonate with you , you can try one of the other methods or marketing platforms that are provided in the bundle. I can’t wait to meet some of you in the groups!

    How To Save Time & Money With Your Business With This One Resource

    How To Save Time & Money With Your Business With This One Resource

    As an entrepreneur who wears many hats when it comes to my business, I can truly appreciate not only when I can save money with my business, but also tons of time!

    Disclaimer: This Post has been brought to you by GenM Marketing and will contain affiliate links throughout the post. Should you click on a link and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.

    You may already know, I am a huge fan of time saving apps and software and when I cam across the GenM Marketing Platform , I immediately saw the value in the service.

    Hiring A Marketing Assistant Can Save You A Ton Of Time & Money When It Comes To Your Online Business

    There are 3 completely different ways that this platform could be beneficial for your business.

    #1 – Business Owner Hiring & Mentoring Marketing Students

    Gain access to marketing assistance for 10 per week for a total of 40 hours per month for 3 months. Delegate the tasks that you do not know how to do , or just simply do not want to do because that it not where you want to focus your time. Have a student complete the tasks while also mentoring them and providing them with additional skills.

    What are some of the skills the students possess?

    • Google Analytics
    • Google Adsense
    • Facebook Marketing
    • Instagram Insights
    • Graphic Design
    • Content & Social Media Schedulers
    • WordPress
    • Google Sheets
    • Shopify
    • Spreadsheets

    # 2 – Gain Valuable Marketing Experience By Mentoring With Experts

    Most small business owners are looking for assistants that have a wide variety of skill sets. And quite often, when students take on apprenticeships, they are stuck with no pay, the cost of travel and spend most of their time running menial errands. With GenM you get the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs that know a thing or 2 about marketing.

    #3 – Create A Passive Income Stream By Referring

    Save Time & Money In Your Business By Hiring A Marketing Apprentice. Have someone else complete tasks for you so you can focus on what you do best!

    This platform is totally a win win situation all the way around! You get to grow your business by working with someone that is as invested as you are in growth , you save time & money and you also have the opportunity to earn additional income.

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