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Today we are going to publish interview with a professional Blogger, Interview with Katie from homespunhabits.com.
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Please introduce yourself?
Hi yall! I'm Katie! Wife, mom of 3, special education teacher, and blogger. I'm all about creating my very own DIY projects and helping others to save money along the way. I'm a former Diet Coke addict.
Been in recovery for 36 days now! Come join me on this crazy train I call life where I'm managing 2 full time jobs, 3 crazy kiddos, and a growing blog!
Why you have started blogging?Blogging is something I've been thinking about doing for years. My husband and I are on our 3rd house. We renovate and DIY them on the weekends. We've learned a lot along the way while tackling this projects on our own.
Why not share our experiences with others? What a waste if I didn't. I started the blog in the hopes of inspiring others to create their dream homes on a budget. Sharing tips and tricks and money saving ideas is so much fun for me! I also love the community a blog can build!
Who inspired you the most?Oh man I feel like there are to many to name individually. I follow so many bloggers from DIY, and home decor all the way to coaches and business experts. They are all inspiring in their own ways. Some of their instagram feeds inspire me for decor reasons. Their lighting and photography ideas are genius. Others have great SEO and content building strategies.
I don't think most people realize everything that goes into a blog. You have to be an expert in so many different fields. Finding others who have been there and done that is a great tool fot those who are just starting out.
What tools you use to improve your blogging business?
Canva is one of my favorite tools at the moment. I use it daily to create pins and images for other social media platforms. Convert kit is another one of my essentials. I use it for my email list and landing pages. It is super user friendly and provides some great analytics concerning my subscribers.
Snapseed is a great free app that is useful for quick photo editing on the go. I use it often for instagram photos.
How you monetize your blog?
What are your email marketing strategies?
For example you could create a PDF on 10 ways to survive summer time with your kids. Readers can grab the PDF after signing up for your email list. Then you should create an email series which tells them about yourself, leads them to your other blog posts, and eventually to a product you are selling.
It is important to develop relationships with your readers through email marketing. Trust and loyalty go a long way.
How you increase traffic for your blog?
Which topics you find most interesting when writing a blog post.
This could be party planning, flying with children, decorating your patio, or even preparing yourself for the week ahead. Simplifying my life is so important to me. I think its a great tool to pass on to others as well.
What you do to rank your blog post?
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