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How to Make Your Blog Pay the Bills

Most of you know that I left my day job at the end of January to start my own small business. Blogging is a key component of my tiny business. Without my blog, I wouldn’t have been contacted by AOL to write a bi-weekly column or had the opportunity to design websites for really amazing people.

What convinced me to enroll in the A-list Blogging Bootcamp?

Last year I read “How I got over 150,000 Subscribers: Lessons from Zen Habits” and learned an incredible amount from the report. The report was marvelous and I couldn’t believe Leo was giving it away for free! After reading the report, I knew I had to focus on writing amazing content if I wanted to start my own business and grow RowdyKittens.

Last month I re-read Leo’s report and decided to join the A-List Blogging Bootcamp. Whether you’re a new or seasoned blogger the bootcamp will give you the tips and tools to create a rockin’ blog. I’m incredibly happy with my decision to join the bootcamp. By implementing what I’ve learned in the last month my subscriber base has grown by 20%!

The support is ongoing!

I’m a huge fan of both Leo and Mary’s work. They have done a fantastic job leading the bootcamps and truly care about their students. I know that if I have any questions I can contact Leo, Mary or find help on the forum.

Here is what I’ve taken away from my experience with Leo, Mary, and the A-List Blogging Bootcamp:

  • I’ve learned how to market my blog.
  • I’ve learned how to write better headlines.
  • I’ve learned how to retain readers through rockin’ design, usability and killer content.
  • And most importantly, I’ve made new friends!

Just do it!

Leo and Mary are hosting another Bootcamp called How to Make Your Blog Pay the Bills from May 16-20. The enrollment opens today, Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. eastern time and closes on Sunday, May 15 at midnight.

If you want to take your blog to the next level, I highly recommend joining the bootcamp.

A bonus for you…

If you enroll in How to Make Your Blog Pay the Bills, through my blog, I will give you a copy of Simply Car-free and a 1 hour telephone consulting session for free! All you have to do is email me with your name and contact information once you enroll.

Enrollment begins today, Tuesday, May 11 at noon!

*Note: These are affiliate links. If you decide to enroll in the course, you’ll be supporting my writing as well as Leo and Mary.

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  • Lelly May 11, 2010, 8:12 am

    Tammy! Congrats on the AOL gig. I just read them all and wanted to tell you that you = amazazing. Tons of luv and big hugs for your achievements!

  • Lelly May 11, 2010, 11:09 am

    Thanks for the offer Tammy πŸ™‚ I think it’ll be a while before I’m able to attend their workshops. I’m getting there but I have a ways to go still. It’s awesome to know that I have peeps who’d let me floor surf while I’m there though! πŸ™‚

    • Tammy May 11, 2010, 7:08 pm

      @Lelly – for sure! You’re always welcome in our little home. πŸ™‚ Hugs to you.

  • Lynn May 11, 2010, 1:04 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to so many great bloggers! I just downloaded Leo’s “How I got over 150,000 Subscribers: Lessons from Zen Habits” and am thoroughly enjoying it now! Congrats on the AOL gig!

    • Tammy May 11, 2010, 7:07 pm

      @Lynn – Awesome. I hope you find the report helpful. And thanks for the well wishes about AOL. It’s been a lot of fun writing for them. I feel so lucky. πŸ™‚

  • Little House May 11, 2010, 6:10 pm

    Thanks so much for the link to How I got over 150,000 Subscribers: Lessons from Zen Habits. I just downloaded it and can’t wait to delve into it! I’m going to wait on that workshop (I now see how Leo is making money with his blog πŸ˜‰ ). Thanks again for sharing!

    • Tammy May 11, 2010, 7:07 pm

      @Little House – Yay! Leo is amazing and I’m sure he will be offering more workshops in the future. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading the blog!

  • Pablo May 11, 2010, 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the information! and the inspiration! cool blog Tammy !
    I also downloaded LeoΒ΄s β€œHow I got over 150,000 Subscribers: Lessons from Zen Habits” and plan to read it today!

    • Tammy May 11, 2010, 7:04 pm

      Hi Pablo – awesome! I’m glad you downloaded the report. It is super inspiring. Thanks for reading the blog! All the best to ya.

  • Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell May 12, 2010, 3:19 am

    Thanks for the lead, Tammy. Although I subscribe to dozens of newsletters and resources for freelancers, I’m amazed at some of the things I learn here. πŸ™‚

    • Tammy May 12, 2010, 7:19 am

      @Kerri – Thanks so much Kerri. Hey did the AOL lead turn out for you? πŸ™‚ Hope all is well. Hugs…

  • Mars Dorian May 12, 2010, 7:14 am

    Hey Tammy,

    I’ve just found your blog via Everett Bogue
    I luv your minimalistic design and the upbeat-writing style, I think you have found a new reader !

    And sorry for making this comment so unrelated – I just had to drop this compliment πŸ˜‰

    • Tammy May 12, 2010, 7:18 am

      @Mars – Ohhh you just made my day! THANK YOU so much; that means a lot to me. πŸ™‚

  • McTofu May 13, 2010, 12:19 am

    Love this site, new to it but always come away feeling inspired. Oh and if that is a photo with you and your cat, it is super sweet and reminds me of my mental moggie ‘malo-mu’.

    • Tammy May 13, 2010, 4:57 am

      @McTofu – Ahhh thank you! And yes that is a photo of me and my little kitten. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

  • Anna August 9, 2010, 10:58 am

    Congrats on the New York Times feature!