Stepping outside my comfort zone

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

My blog has been doing very well.  And, I mean very well...as in generating a very full time income.  (In fact, for many it would be 2 full time incomes).

 

My goal is to keep growing. So, I keep trying to learn and grow and diversify.  I've been taking a bunch of steps lately to do that (including buying a second blog).

 

On Monday, I took another big step (or at least a big step for me).

 

I have 2 very successful SEO ebooks on my site.  In fact, they've earned more than $25,000 net profit so far.  Of course almost all those sales have been through affiliates.  When I sell an ebook by myself I have a higher profit margin of course.  And, of course, selling it either way is great for my bottom line.

 

So, I just created a FREE SEO course over email. It's a 5 day set of emails (all are free) and creates a funnel towards my 2 ebooks.  And, it creates a new email list.

 

I've been meaning to do this since January.  But, I've been so busy and putting this off for months.  I haven't been using emails for 2.5 years...so long that I forgot how to use ActiveCampaign. 

 

I finally did it.  Yes, some tech glitches over the weekend and I was pulling my hair out (it's a good thing I have a lot of hair.  You can barely notice).

 

So I put this up on Monday afternoon, and posted it in a blogging group to get advice.  1.5 days later, I now have 88 subscribers.

 

I now have to figure out how to promote it so that I get subscribers on a regular basis, and that's what I'm working on now (or over the next few weeks).

 

One of the suggestions was to create a separate landing page for the free course.  The page is kind of bare since I don't know how to create these on Divi (I'm not tech savvy) so I will revisit this in the future.  If you have an interest in signing up, click here.

 

Now, I will have a list where I can share my SEO and blogging knowledge.  Of course I'll have to keep up with it each week.  Crossing my fingers I can do this.

 

I will continue to update you with my progress over the next few weeks.  Hopefully these steps I'm taking will continue to add more layers to my strong foundation.  If they add an extra $2,000-$3,000/month, I'll be thrilled.

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Shirley Coomer
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This looks very interesting!

May 22, 2019 06:06 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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Hi Debbie,
So happy for you. I know you've worked hard at this.  I'll be signing up for your FREE course since I just launched a new website/blog last month. 

May 22, 2019 06:42 AM #13
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I passed this on to my partner who could undoubtedly greatly benefit! Congratulations to you, Debbie, on your online successes!!

May 22, 2019 10:44 AM #14
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Kathleen Daniels
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Congratulations Debbie.  I wish you all the best with this adventure.  No doubt you have a lot of well-deserved support here. 

May 22, 2019 11:08 AM #15
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Steffy Hristova
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Debbie, thank you for this encouraging post - even if we postpone things, they can still get done eventually, if we keep them on the list. I wish you success and good return on your investment of time and effort. It's always great to read your posts.

May 22, 2019 12:36 PM #16
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Margaret Goss
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I didn't know you could buy a blog! I like your new one - clean and user friendly with lots of those links to great products.

 

May 22, 2019 01:00 PM #17
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Caroline Gerardo
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I signed up. I follow you on a couple other sites and you are amazing.

May 22, 2019 01:04 PM #18
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Hi

Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

 

May 22, 2019 01:21 PM #19
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Debbie you are kicking some butt girlfriend! Look at you go! I love it!! I will be sure to check this out!!

May 22, 2019 02:47 PM #20
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Marte Cliff
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I'm so glad for you Debbie - and so in awe of your talent and dedication.

May 22, 2019 09:25 PM #21
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Seeing innovation in any form is attractive...May yours serve you well....

May 23, 2019 06:40 AM #23
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Corinne Guest
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Is this aimed at real estate or just general? It's such a different animal when talking general to doing real estate because we are far more geographical than general blogs, especially if trying to acquire clients. It's just like picking the right website platform, some are hopeless because they were not geared to real estate. It's one of the reasons I only do SEO for real estate agents. All the best though, you've come a long way!

May 23, 2019 07:10 AM #24
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Always loved... (and still do) reading your posts!

Knowing your comfort zone Debbie, it should be bigger than the globe!!
Hope you're doing amazingly and awesomely well! :)

May 23, 2019 10:43 AM #25
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Linda Piper
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Signed up!  Really looking forward to the new information as I'm getting ready to start a new blog shortly!  Thank you Debbie.

May 23, 2019 12:36 PM #26
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John Henry
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I appreciate the transparent way you present this to us Debbie.  It is really interesting to hear how you put this all together!!  Thank you, and I will start soon with your program.  By the way, I just put together a sixth web site on Weebly.  Their SEO system is vastly superior to anything I've seen before.  It allows you to write in each page's html extension which is crucial.  Thank you.

May 24, 2019 05:05 AM #27
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Debbie Gartner  How kind of you to share your SEO knowledge for free. You have a heart of Gold. You have offered help to us many times and I have not taken advantage of your offers. This time I will- Thank You  

May 24, 2019 06:19 AM #28
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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How exciting Debbie, if anyone can pull this off, it's YOU. Count me in, I'll head to your site and sign up. Thanks. 

May 24, 2019 06:22 AM #29
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Where on earth do you find time to do this and sell flooring, Debbie?! You must be incredibly organized - I need some tips on organization from you!

May 25, 2019 06:50 AM #30
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Good afternoon Debbie - I can see that you are really doing well.  Congratulations!  I will mention this to others.

May 25, 2019 01:01 PM #31
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OKAY SIGNED UP. Not sure what I signed up for but since I have learned a lot from your blogs I'm a willing participant.

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