How to Monetize Your Blog

Blogging, Monetization
“How to start a profitable blog” - I am sure you have seen these words floating around on search engines and social media platforms. And for good reason too! Take a look at this startling statistic: according to HostingFacts.com, “the internet influenced sales to the tune of $2.1 trillion in 2016.” $2.1 TRILLION! Being a business owner is not a dream reserved only for a handful of people anymore. Anyone with special skills can create and sell their products or services without even having to invest in a brick and mortar physical storefront. If you sit to think of at least five industries that aren’t online yet, you will just be wasting your time. Almost every industry in some way or the other has an online presence. And taking advantage…
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The Ultimate Guide to a High-Converting Lead Magnet

Blogging, Content Creation, Email Marketing, Tools and Techniques
Synopsis: A lead magnet or an optin freebie is a free resource you give away to your readers in exchange for their email IDs. This post explores the frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to lead magnets. As a business owner, one of your main goals is to find leads and convert them into paying customers. Right? But how do you find those customers? In a brick-and-mortar business, your shop is your proof of concept but you may also mail flyers and possibly drop an advertisement in the local newspaper. But what are your options in the blog world? Well, you embrace the most popular medium of communication in the digital world--the email. I tell you the email is the greatest invention of all times, especially for an introvert like me.…
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TED Talks: 5 More Inspirational Talks You Should Watch

Inspiration, Wellness
Way back in June 2017, I had posted a list of 5 inspirational TED Talks. That post is still my highest traffic source. I had no idea it would attract so many readers. But then it dawned on me that the post is so popular because it has met its objective--to motivate others. The scope of that post, of course, was very broad because it could be a motivator for anyone and everyone and not just my niche audience. After all, each one of us needs a dose of inspiration every now and then. Between our work responsibilities and family responsibilities, most of have very little time left for self-care. I do not mean the self-care that involves long showers and relaxing massages, or just 30 minutes alone time without…
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How to Create a Quiz That Converts

Blogging, Content Creation, Email Marketing, Tools and Techniques
Have you heard of Buzzfeed quizzes? Never mind; scrap that because I know you have. New question: have you tried a Buzzfeed or similar quiz? Come on, no shame! I have taken SO many quizzes it’s embarrassing. Here are some I remember: Which Disney princess are you? Which city should to move to? Which vegetable are you? (Say, what?!) What type of a mom are you? (Panda!) Are you a bad mom? :-O (Okay, this was around the time the movie Bad Moms was showing, but I tell you, mom guilt is real!) That said, over time, these quizzes faded into the oblivion because I stopped using my personal Facebook profile. It was part of my “simplify life” action plan. That was two years ago. If it weren’t for Momchakra.com…
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