(If you know of any other amazing stories of people that have used blogs to make a living, email us and let us know. We love featuring people that are doing amazing things because of their blogs.)
Today we’re happy to interview Sarai Minick from the sewing pattern company Colette Patterns. Sarai uses her blog as a platform to share her expertise on sewing, give people free patterns, and grow the audience for her sewing pattern store.
Just a few weeks ago, Shannon Whitehead and Kristin Glenn from Revolution Apparel started a Kickstarter campaign to launch their brand new line of clothing. (If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter before it is the world’s largest online funding platform for creative projects.) The original goal for their fundraising was $20,000. After just 4 weeks, they are already have over $46,849 pledged by 583 different backers.
That’s over 215% of their goal with a full week left to go. (Update: Their Kickstarter campaign is now closed and fully funded at $64,246. 321% of their goal!)
How did they have so much success? Keep reading to find out how having a blog was a major reason for their success.
Sometimes you have a website that just isn’t going exactly where you want it to or is growing at a sluggish pace.
One of the best strategies in this situation is to plan a big re-launch for your site. We wanted to show you an example of someone that did just that using the exact launch strategy advice we laid out recently.
Corbett sat down with Scott Dinsmore from Live Your Legend who completely re-branded and re-launched his site earlier this year and is keeping the momentum going with the launch of his first product called Live Off Your Passion this week.
We helped Scott with the relaunch strategy and design of his blog. He was able to nearly double his readership within a few short weeks of relaunching the site (LYL now informs nearly 9,000 subscribers).
In this video you will learn how to plan a complete re-launch of your online brand, how to carry the momentum going forward after launch day, and how to set up your site to retain the visitors you attract.
And you thought the minimalist niche was fully saturated.
We sat down with Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists to discuss how they built their audience from scratch since the beginning of 2011 to over 100,000 visitors a month.
They were able to carve out a (profitable) piece of the minimalism audience and quit their six-figure day jobs to dedicate themselves full-time to their online passions.
In this video you will learn whether or not you have to be a good writer to launch a successful blog, how you can replace a full-time job with just a few focused income streams, and how to increase engagement with your readers and customers.
There are a lot of blogs about travel, but how does one stand out in such a crowded niche?
We sat down with Gary Arndt of the Everything Everywhere Travel Blog to discuss how he was able to differentiate himself and create one of the most popular personal travel blogs out there.
In March 2007, Gary sold his house and has been traveling non-stop ever since. He has been to over 100 countries and is not planning on stopping any time soon. He has built up quite the following and we are glad to have him here today to share his story, both online and off.
In this video you will find out how he built up over 100,000 followers on Twitter, makes time to post everyday while traveling, and stands out in a crowded niche.
We love to hear and share with you people who are doing what they want to do with their lives and are able to build a business around it. We’ve got a few more awesome interviews coming in the next month and hope you’ll enjoy them.