How Not to Grow Your Twitter Following (& how to grow it instead!)

I've received some pretty awful blogging advice over the years, and this is one of the worst. Find out how I grew my twitter following from 400 to 5,000 in a few months, and why I'd never recommend you do the same. Click through for details!

A few years ago, as I was just getting started with my blog, I got some advice on how to grow yourTwitter following. She told me that I could grow my current following (about 400 followers) to 5,000 within two months.

Sound too good to be true? I mean, technically it wasn’t. I did, in fact, grow my following to 5,000 followers (though it did take a little longer than two months) using her technique.

But it really wasn’t a great strategy, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

So, what’s the strategy? Follow for Follow.

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How to Regain Confidence in Your Blog

Blogging is an amazing hobby, but it's really easy to get overwhelmed and lose interest. So, what can you do to regain confidence in your blog? Check out my 7 tips, with real-life examples of how I overcame blogger burnout!

It’s very easy to lose confidence in your blog and start feeling overwhelmed. As much as we try not to, it’s impossible not to compare yourself and your blog to other people out there.

This blogger has a much better design than me. This blogger is making way more money than me. This blogger writes so much more often than me.

Sound familiar?

Trust me, I’ve been there. Many times. I wish I could say I’ve found a way to beat it and prevent blogger burnout from coming back, but I know that’s impossible. Luckily, I’ve tried some techniques you, too, can use to regain confidence with your blog and bounce back from blogger burnout.

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How to Send Content Upgrades with Mailchimp

If you want to grow your email list, content upgrades are a must. But do you really need expensive tools like Leadpages and ConvertKit to send them via email? No! Check out my tutorial on how to send out content upgrades with Mailchimp. (Good news: It's only $9/mo!)

If you want to grow your email list, it’s absolutely critical that you offer content upgrades to your readers.

You’ve probably been told that the best way to send content upgrades is through programs like Leadpages and ConvertKit, right? While these tools are great, they’re really expensive. We’re talking $25/mo and $29/mo each, minimum.

Yeah, no thanks.

I’ve talked before about how to give out content upgrades fo’ free, but that involves a redirection away from your blog post. Not ideal, but it’s doable when you’ve got a nonexistent budget.

So, what if you wanted to send content upgrades with Mailchimp, so it sends the new subscriber an email? Luckily, it’s 100% possible to send content upgrades with Mailchimp.

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How to Create Fake Leadpages Popups for Mailchimp

Love Leadpages, but hate the cost? Good news! I've teamed up with Marianne of Design Your Own (Lovely) Blog to find out how to get fake Leadpages for Mailchimp for only $21 total! Much better than $25/mo, amirite? Click through for the tutorial and a FREE worksheet to get your popup looking just like Leadpages!

If you’ve been in the blogging world for any amount of time, you know Leadpages is a big friggen’ deal. But it’s got an equally big friggen’ cost to it.

And really, when your blog is just a hobby or isn’t quite making money yet, who can afford $37 per month just on one program? Ain’t nobody got money for that!

So I was super pumped to discover that the lovely Marianne of Design Your Own (Lovely) Blog came up with a FREE way to create fake Leadpages! The only downside: you had to use ConvertKit to get the Leadpage-esque popups. At $29 per month, ConvertKit isn’t exactly in my budget either.

Womp womp.

Luckily, after some research, I found out how to create similar popups for a whopping $21 total. That’s a one-time payment of $21 to create infinite fake Leadpages landing pages, popups, and thank you pages, as opposed to $37 for one month’s worth. Yes please!

Want to find out how? Let’s get started!

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