Okay, so this isn’t an open invitation to all bloggers.
We’re niche-ing down a bit compared to other blogging growth groups on Facebook. We’re only looking to accept Mommy and Daddy bloggers, Lifestyle bloggers, and Travel bloggers that want to learn and share what they know about blogging for an income.
There are plenty of groups open to affiliate marketers or work from home bloggers but not so many groups open to the types of bloggers we’re seeking out.
I’ve included Travel bloggers because most of them are really lifestyle bloggers that travel and they almost always include categories of interest that are not solely travel related.
So why Lifestyle bloggers?
Lifestyle bloggers are essentially non-niche specific which means they blog about anything that suits their interests and through their unique perspective on life.
This also means that it becomes increasingly difficult to attract a large and loyal audience. Think about it for a moment; on one day the lifestyle blogger publishes a post about their family vacation to Lake Tahoe and a few days later publishes a post that is a detailed tutorial on how to code an Android app.
Those are nearly polar opposites in topics so the person interested in tips on traveling to Lake Tahoe may have no interest at all in coding any type of app.
Mommy/Daddy bloggers fall into the same situation because it’s hard to define your entire blogging world around parenthood. These types of blogs eventually become lifestyle blogs where the lifestyle just happens to be through the eyes of parenthood.
Why this Facebook group?
Since I’m only allowing a certain type of blogger to have access to this group, we can all say we’re in the same boat and so it becomes easier to share to our dedicated social networks and to comment and build blogging relationships with each other.
You may be in other blogging related groups that help each other share their content but you’ll notice that these groups, while called a closed group, are open to just about anyone that requests entrance. This means if you’re a daddy blogger, you’ll be asked to share beauty tips with your dedicated followers.
I do it all the time but it seems and feels awkward as I really have no interest in beauty tips though I know that I’m asking them to share my posts about my Paleo diet lifestyle or my ecourse idea tips. It’s called reciprocity and is pretty much expected. You do for me, I do for you, type of situation.
Here too there will be a few weekly threads that require reciprocity but since all of our members will be blogging in a more tightly related scope, it shouldn’t present too much of a problem.
Benefits of joining this group
This group will hold discussions according to the Socratic method of teaching. This means that everyone involved in the discussion will have the same opportunity to teach as well as to learn. Nobody is wrong in this type of discussion, at least not for long.
We will discuss how to be better bloggers by learning what our readers want to learn. We’ll discuss how to use the best SEO practices to make sure our posts get the search engine rankings they deserve and how to improve older posts to move them up in the rankings.
We’ll also discuss how to best monetize our blogs, which affiliate networks work the best and how to use affiliate links in our posts. Plus, I’ll share knowledge from one of my blogs on the best way to use an ecourse to monetize our blogs. For instance, you might not know this but even a free ecourse offering can generate an income. I’ll discuss how this can be achieved.
I’ll be adding tons of resources in the “files” section of the group that any type of blogger will find useful and I’ll allow other members to upload useful files as well. For instance, I have a file there right now that has over 50 sites where you can find free to use and royalty free images.
So, if you are a mom/dad blogger, a lifestyle blogger, or a travel blogger, I am inviting you to join this closed Facebook Group
If you’re a blogger in a different niche then I would suggest searching for Facebook groups that are related to your niche or to more generalized blogging groups to help you share your content.
Thanks for the visit.