The Blogging For Groceries E-Course Registration is Closing Tonight!

Hey!  I do hope you’re all having an amazing Labor Day weekend!  I just wanted to let you know that I am about to close my Blogging for Groceries E-Course registration.  Today is the last day that you can sign up!  I’m trying to get a good idea on the numbers so that I can figure out the best topics to teach and in what order.  Let me tell you, the class will be small, so each person will get a great individualized experience if they want it.  Since this is my first class, I prefer it this way and I’m sure that you do, too!

Blogging for Grocery Money Ecourse

There are 3 monthly installments if you sign up, or you can choose to pay for it all at once, but let me tell you, this course is way cheaper than any other courses I’ve seen on the subject.  Why?  Because I don’t normally blog about blogging.  I blog about my life and what we eat, a lot.  I decided to teach this course though, because I wanted to teach my 15 year old daughter everything I’ve learned about blogging and I’ve had so many questions from you all asking me how to get started, too.  It made sense to start getting it all on video and providing you with a place to ask your questions, so you can get started, too!

 

So… please, if you want to hear all about what you’ll be learning, be sure to read all about it here:  Blogging for Groceries (and More) E-Course.  If you have questions, I’ll try to be around all day to answer them.  My email is sidetrackedsarah@gmail.com

You have until midnight tonight!

 


How You Can Build a Blog to Help Pay Your Bills!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you about how you can build a blog to make extra income.  When I first got into monetizing my blog, I was doing it for the purpose of trying to make enough money to pay some of our monthly bills and to have some extra spending money.  A friend of mine was making enough money each month to pay her grocery bill and had money left over.  When I learned what she was doing, I was determined to do the same thing!  And guess what?  I was successful!   We have a large family with 9 people in it.  Life is not cheap for us!  I was so excited to learn that you could make money from being online and writing about the things you’re passionate about.   (You can read more of my blogging story here, if you missed it.)

 

Blogging for Groceries

 

I remember when I first started my website, I was shocked at how much knowledge you need to have in order to monetize a blog.  It can be downright overwhelming!!  Thankfully, I had a dear friend who was willing to take me by the hand and help me with my questions and decisions along the way.  She was great at challenging me to take action and she answered so many of my questions.  It took me a while to figure out where to go when I didn’t want to bother her, but I finally figured out many places that I could go in order to increase my knowledge.  I crave blogging knowledge.  I’m constantly reading or listening to podcasts all about the subject.

 

Because I’m always being asked how to make money blogging and there was enough interest from the readers on my site, I’ve decided to proceed with making a 3 month class about how to build and monetize your own website.  If you have ever considered building an income by starting a blog or website, this is the class for you!!  In the class, you will learn so many things!

 

Blogging for Grocery Money Ecourse

 

You Will Learn:

  • How to get started building a website in the best way possible, eliminating mistakes and growing as quickly as possible.  (These are the tips that I wish someone had taught me!)
  • How to choose a profitable niche for you.
  • How to know what you should be writing about.
  • How to know the best way to name your blog so that search engines will find it.
  • How to install WordPress on your own hosting account.    
  • How to get your first 500 subscribers.  
  • How to get sponsors to pay you to tell your readers about their products.
  • Where to get sponsors from.
  • How to make money (in detail!)
  • How to build traffic and grow your audience and pageviews.
  • How to track your traffic so you know what’s doing well and what’s not.
  • How often to post.
  • How to promote your blog.
  • How to reach your target audience.  
  • How to stay on track and keep focused.  
  • How to build an editorial calendar so that you always know what you should be writing.  
  • How much money you can expect to make at certain blogging stages. 
  • How to know if your interests are too broad for your blog. 
  • How to build a social media following and know how often to post on these platforms.
  • Where to get pictures.
  • How to skip the amateur picture phase and make your blog post pictures look amazing.
  • And More!

 

 

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Anyone who is interested in building an income that you can run from anywhere.
  • Students –  (I plan to use this as a homeschool course for my teenage daughter to learn how to make money from blogging.  She desires to be an entrepreneur and I want to dump what is currently residing in my brain into hers, so this is one way that I’ll be able to do that!).
  • Stay at Home Moms –  If you would love to supplement your income, but you don’t want to have to put kids in day care or maybe you’re homeschooling them and have them with you all day, then this is a perfect opportunity for you.  You can write about the things you love and learn how to make money doing it!
  • Working Parents – I know you’re busy, because you’ve been at work all day, but…maybe you don’t like your job?  Maybe you’d prefer to be a stay at home mom, but just can’t afford it.  Start building a blog in your spare time, so eventually you CAN afford to stay home.  Maybe you’re a dad who would like a career change.  You can do this!

 

If you are looking for a get rich quick answer though, don’t buy this course!  While you can make money within the first several months, it won’t be a lot.  I literally remember making 1 cent a day on my Adsense ads and being excited that at least something was adding up.  It wasn’t much, but it meant the ball was starting to roll.  And believe me, it does start to roll.  I went from making pennies, to dollars to hundreds of dollars each month.  As long as you do the things I teach you, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were making $1,000 to $2,000 within 2 years.  Can I promise that?  No.  It all depends on how hard you work, what your topic is that you’re writing about and how fast you’re able to build your audience.  Every single blogger is different.  We all have different stories.

 

Generally, you have to take the time to build your audience before you can expect to see significant income.  For me, it was a good 2 years before I made a steady, predictable income.  This was in part because I did not listen to people when they told me what I needed to be doing. It was also partly because I had to build the traffic.  It takes time to compile enough blog posts that Google will use to send traffic your way.  It takes time to build  your subscribers up.  Once you do it though, it’ll be like a snowball rolling down a hill.  It will slowly pick up momentum and you will realize that you have many more possibilities.

 

How Will the Class Work?

Each week, you will receive 1-2 video lessons covering the topics mentioned above.  You will receive access to the videos in a members only area on my site that will be password protected.  Each week, I will give you an assignment to complete.  You will also be added to a secret Facebook group, where you can feel free to ask questions as we go, making sure that your experience is an individualized one where you can get answers from someone who has been there.

 

What Will I Need?

  • Domain & Hosting.  You should plan to purchase your own domain name and hosting for your website.  The hosting can be as much as $9.99 per month depending on the company you decide to go with, and would be considered your first business expense.  I can walk you through how to set this up in one of our first class videos.  While you can use a free hosting site, like Blogger, you will have better success monetizing your site and getting Google traffic to it if you have a self-hosted website.  (I started on a free server and had to move over soon after I started…and immediately saw a big difference).
  • A computer with internet access – You need to be able to type easily and watch videos from an internet connection.
  • General computer confidence.  If computers completely overwhelm you, you may need to hire someone to set up your blog.  While I intend to walk you through how to buy a domain name and hosting and also how to install WordPress, I will not be your technical gal to figure out anything that went wrong.  If you’re OK with figuring it out as you go, then you should be golden.  There can be problems along the way, and it will be your responsibility to figure it out.  If I can answer questions about those problems, I’ll be happy to, but I will not be able to log into your website to help you troubleshoot.

 

Sign up for Class Here:

 

To join this amazing class of blogging entrepreneurs, it will cost you $37 per month for 3 months OR a one time payment of $97.  Let me tell you, this is a steal!  Others are charging anywhere from $300 to $1000 for a course similar to this.  I will likely be raising the price in the future, so if you are thinking about doing this, be sure to get in before the price goes up!

Pay Once – and Save $14!  Sign up for the one time payment below:

One Time – $97!!


 

Or you can pay once a month for 3 months, at $37 per month!


$37 Per Month for 3 Months!



If you sign up, you will be added to the Facebook group by September 8, 2015, when the first video will also be posted.  The class will last a total of 3 months and will end on December 8, 2015.  You will cotinue to have access to the Facebook group until the end of December 2015 to ask any additional questions you may have.  Because you may need them for a while to refer back to, I will continue to provide access to the videos forever.  If I decide to take them down due to inactivity or changes on my own website, you will be notified by the provided email, so that you can download them to your own computer.  If you still have questions, feel free to email me at sidetrackedsarah@gmail.com.

 

 


My Favorite Summer Time Snack or Side

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Pringles Summer Jam Sweeps

 

Our family seems to travel quite a bit during the summer months.  So far, this summer alone, I’ve been to 3 different theme parks with my kids.  That’s not a normal thing for me, but this summer, that’s just the way it worked out.  On many of our trips, we tend to pack lunches to save money.  We discovered that 2 of the 3 theme parks are so incredibly family friendly that they let you bring food in!  Pretty cool, huh?

 


We typically always bring sandwiches and chips, but we’ve found that if we ever bring bagged chips, they get crushed.  So….instead, we always pack Pringles®.  We love the variety of flavors and just love that we don’t have to eat smashed chips.  But another fun thing, we love how we can make music with the cans.  Have you ever taken a Pringles can and used it as a drum?  Or taken the last little bit of chips in there and used it as a shaker?  Yeah… me, too.  In fact, I used to do it when I was little, too.  As soon as a can of Pringles® was eaten, I’d grab the empty can and stash it in my room for some drums.  I think I borrwowed some of my mom’s pots and pans for this drum set as well.

 

Pringles Drummers

 

 

 

Pringles & Colton

 

Funny enough, I never went on to play the drums.  I did however learn to play the piano and the flute.  My mom was a piano teacher and instilled the love of music in our lives at an early age.  She’s even taught my kids to play the piano and my son is now taking guitar lessons.  Music has long sense a part of our lives!

 

We were having a Pringles® party outside, trying out our can drums and the baby (toddler, really) kept stealing them.  She just happens to love Pringles®, too!

 

Pringles & Quinnly

 

 

Pringles Runaway

 

It turns out that I’m not the only one to ever try out playing the drums on my Pringles® cans.  Apparently, it’s an online sensation.  Pringles® has challenged Percussion Prodigies to try out their Pringles® cans as drums and you should see some of the pieces they put together.  Here’s a video that was shared on the Pringles® website.

 

This one is probably my favorite….

 

 

But there’s several more good ones on their site here.

 

If you’re looking to make the most out of summer, Pringles® is offering you and a friend the chance to win a VIP experience to a Live Nation concert in the U.S.  (There’s lots of different concerts to choose from on the Live Nation site)

 

  • Just pick up a specially marked can of Pringles®, enter your code online and you could find yourself on an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Sweepstakes is open until 7/31/15 at 11:59pm ET.

 

If I were to win this sweepstakes, I’d take my husband to one of his favorite country music bands.   Maybe Tim McGraw or Kenny Chesney…..we’ll see.  What would you go to?

 

Would you like some Pringles®?

 

Pringles & Savannah

 

 

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