Why investing in your blog will make you money!

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When you first start out in the blogging world, investing money on yourself can be hard. You probably already paid for your web hosting and domain, which set you back around $100+ already. And to be honest you may not really know what the heck you are doing or even what you want your blog’s focus to be yet.

My first few month’s of blogging I blogged about Motherhood, I wasn’t very good at it and after about 3 month’s I gave up. I also run a Social Media marketing business (which I am pretty good at 😉 and that was taking up a lot of my time. I took on a new client who needed a lot of help with her business and I decided I wanted to try out marketing her business on Pinterest, since I had been hearing great things.

So I started investing some money into my business.

What did I spend my first $150 on? A Pinterest course. A pretty great one too. I started implementing the strategies I learned into my marketing plan and soon my clients sales were slowly going up. Then I invested a little more money on another course, this time I spent $300! Yikes right? That is a lot, I will admit. But I was determined to really help my client out because I know I could.

Want to know what happened?

Her sales went from $5,000 a month to over $30,000 in TWO MONTHS! So then I thought: ok, if I can do that for my client, I can do that for myself. The second thing I invested in? An email marketing system. I will admit, at the time $25 a month seemed like a lot. I mean, I was making money from my Social Media marketing business but my blog was a mess. I decided to give my blog, and all my Social Media accounts a make over, and I started blogging about what I knew. Marketing. I used my new Pinterest skills and I started creating incentives and building a pretty solid email list.

Then the real money started coming in.

I signed up for a couple different affiliate programs that I personally used and I marketed the heck out of them on Pinterest. Then I decided I wanted to take everything I know and everything I did to get where I am and put it all in a VERY affordable course. Don’t get me wrong, the courses I took were amazing and I think they were worth every penny. But not everyone can drop almost $500 on courses when they first start out. I wanted to help other bloggers be successful and not go broke doing it. That is when Pinterest Ninja was born.

Want to know the best thing about it?

Seeing my course help other bloggers and online business owners be successful and really take their businesses to the next level. I love getting emails from customers telling me how much their stats have gone up, or how they made more money after implementing my strategies than they ever thought they could make. It’s the best feeling ever. Am I saying the only way you can make money is if you spend $500 in courses? No way! Start small, and go from there! Check out Pinterest Ninja HERE and see if its the right fit for you! Want to know the cool thing about Pinterest Ninja? I am CONSTANTLY making updates, and when you purchase it you will always get those updates for FREE! Right now I am working on a whole new section on affiliate marketing, along with 30+ affiliates you can use to start making some money! There will be video tutorials, worksheets and so much more!

I also have an awesome Pinterest Ninja Facebook group you can join today to help you get your pins out there and really grow your Social Media following! Click here to check it out! So if you are nervous about investing in yourself, don’t be. I promise it will be SO worth it!

xo Megan

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Comments

  1. Andrea says:

    I’ll have to think about it – so important we care about our blogs!

  2. Yolanda says:

    I’m always hesitant about putting serious coin into my blog (at this stage anyway), but you make a lot of great points. Thank you for the insight.

  3. I have to look into this more. I make some money but I am always wanting to make more money, so this is great to read and learn more about it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I just bought this last week so excited to dive in soon!

  5. Lynn Woods says:

    Investing in your business is super important. You can’t know everything and there is so much to learn!

  6. Glod to hear things have worked so well for you! I’m waiting to hit a couple of milestones before investing in a course or two… it’s tough, but having that goal on the horizon is really motivating me to work!

  7. Vanessa says:

    Great tips! Will have to use them for my blog! Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Dee says:

    I decided to take one social platform at a time. Had no idea Pinterest is so complicated. Your class sounds like a great opportunity.

  9. Ken Hanaya says:

    The thought of spending money does cross my mind on a regular basis. It’s hard because I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I want out of this entire blogging world. I will definitely keep that pintrest ninja in mind…thank you

  10. Erica says:

    Thank you for posting this! I so needed to read this today!

  11. Channing says:

    Pinterest is really one of those things that is essential for a blog. It can bring in so much traffic for businesses and food bloggers.

  12. Love this post!! Over time I realized that the more you take time to invest in your blog, the more you’ll see it grow and expand!

  13. You make some strong points. I have to think about doing one now.

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  14. Furn says:

    100% agree with this post!
    Invest not just your money but also time to learn new ways to promote your blog and number 1 is without a doubt Pinterest.
    Best of luck with your course 🙂

  15. Gabby says:

    Investment is very important! My only problem with it is there never seems to be enough money to invest for us… money is very tight for a lot of people! I’ve been taking lots of free courses though to keep myself learning!

  16. Such great points. I’ve bought a few courses that I need to finish so I can make use of the information I’m paying for and improve my blog in return, making more $

  17. Lexi says:

    Such great advice! I always feel a little scared to make a big investment in a course. And there are so many to choose from that it’s hard to tell which ones will be worth my time and money. I know I need to invest and start learning some new things so I can take my blog to the next level. Thanks for the encouragement. And I can’t wait to check out your course! I get a lot of my traffic from Pinterest so I’m always looking for ways to do a better job of marketing there.

  18. Nataly says:

    Couldn’t agree more Megan!
    It wasn’t until I made the councious decision to start treating my blog like a business and investing in the tools that could make that possible, that I started to see real profit from it.
    Nataly

  19. kay says:

    THANK YOU for sharing this! i have been so hesitant to spend money on courses like this, but I’m really thinking I need to if I want to grow!

  20. Jenny says:

    Investing is definitely a necessity! I totally agree.

  21. Jessica Devlin says:

    great job! I’ve been investing and havent quite gotten any returns yet

  22. Lisa says:

    Awesome info! I’m going to check out Pinterest ninja now!

  23. Krysten says:

    These are great reasons to invest in my blog, I always try to come up with excuses not to invest, like it’s not going to make much money anyway or something, but this gives me a swift kick in the butt to just do it!

  24. Bailey says:

    This is so helpful. It’s always hard to stop and invest in myself but I really need to bite the bullet and do it.

  25. That’s great! Your course sounds interesting, definitely something to save 🙂

  26. I can feel your excitement as I am reading this blog post. Well done on helping your customer’s sales improve so much. I think I should do that Pinterest course too!

  27. Investing in your business is always worth it. I’m looking to invest in another camera and a new blog layout.

  28. Devon says:

    I’ve read this post multiple times lately. I’m getting ready to invest in an affiliate course. Thanks for sharing!

  29. That’s awesome! I’ve been hesitant to invest money because I don’t know where my blog is going and I have so many other things going on that it’s not a full time thing yet. I think it’s neat that you’ve been able to turn your interest and passion into something bigger to help others achieve their goals too!

  30. Beth says:

    I just started seriously blogging and there is so much info out there that I get overwhelmed. This post was very helpful!

  31. Jenni Petrey says:

    I am going to have to look into this making money business. I am content with just writing at present but down the track I may look into this.

  32. Yes! It’s so important to invest in ourselves and our blogs! We’re worth it. 🙂

  33. Heather says:

    I’ve been seeing Pinterest Ninja ALL over the place – and honestly, I am not sure if that is due to good marketing or just because it really is that good. Either way, it’s caught my attention. I just requested to join your FB group and I am going to be doing some more research. I’ve been working on my Pinterest strategy, but something is missing. I haven’t taken any courses yet, but Pinterest Ninja has been at the top of my list even prior to finding this blog post. =)

    1. Megan Johnson says:

      That’s awesome! Thanks Heather!

  34. Mala says:

    You are so right!
    I have started putting away a certain amount every month towards purchasing certain courses I have had my eyes on.

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