Blog Income Report

How to Make Easy Passive Income Online With a Free Challenge or Mini-Course (The Ick-Free Upgrade Technique)

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Want a simple, no-hassle way to make passive income for your blog or business AND grow your email list? It's not as hard as you think, and you can do it without a scary launch or crazy webinars. (Perfect for introverts + beginners!) Click to read the full tutorial on Olyvia.co

Let's say you've never released a product online and you're terrified. You're terrified because not only are you scared to pull off a "big launch," the truth is -- #letsbehonest -- you don't even know HOW.

Webinars? Sales emails? Instagram parties? Excuse me, but oh. my. gosh. and WTH.

Or, maybe you have launched big before. (In which case I say, you are amazing!) But your hands are full and you're looking for a different, simple way to monetize your blog -- something that's low key, straightforward, and that will continue to bring in consistent passive income without any uncomfortable promotion OR continual sales-y fanfare on your part.

Whichever camp you fall into, this blog post is for you.

Today I'm teaching you all about The Ick-Free Upgrade technique, a monetization strategy for your blog or business that:

1. Does not require a big email list. (In fact, you don't need an email list at all to start doing this and be successful, AND it's going to help you build one at the same time -- #winning.)

2. Is extremely affordable to set up. (All that's required financially is a mass email marketing provider [I use Mailchimp - #afflink] that allows you to set up a simple automated email sequence. To do this in Mailchimp you need to use their upgraded version, which costs as little as $10/mo depending on how many subscribers you have. With ~ 1-3 sales of your product you'll recoup the cost.)

3. Demands exactly 0 promo efforts by you other than the normal promotion you would do for a blog post or email opt-in gift. (In other words, you decide how much and in what way you make people aware of it -- there's no pressure to be a pushy saleswoman or bubbly ball...

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3 Ick-Free Ways to Promote Affiliate Links on Social Media

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How to share + promote affiliate links on social media without sounding sleazy, icky, or greedy. | olyvia.co/promote-affiliate-links-on-social-media/

As part of my blog traffic + income report this month I'm sharing some tips on a topic I hear people voice frequent worries about:

"I want to try to make some extra money as an affiliate for companies and/or people I support, but I'm scared to actually share the links on social media. I don't want to sound like I'm greedy (or a sellout)!"

This is a valid concern in affiliate marketing.

(We've all seen the scammy-looking accounts on Twitter or Facebook where their feed is overrun with "SAVE $19.42 - LilyDoo Makeup Compact, Gold Stripes $36.27" advertisements, and it's not pretty.)

But happily, it doesn't have to be this way -- and you CAN promote affiliate links on social media without looking like a ShamWow salesman. 

Below are the 3 principles I live by when sharing my referral links so that I'm not obnoxious to others:
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The 3 Best Tips For Growing Your Blog Traffic

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The 3 best tips for growing your blog traffic + readership, no matter what niche you're in!

What is it called when you go to publish your blog traffic + income report and instead you end up writing blog traffic tips for 2 days?

I'd like to say epicness, but we're all friends here so I think I can admit that the truth is closer to Blogger's guilt + procrastination. :D

Anyyyway. Moving along. What I came here to show you is how my blog traffic has grown over the last 10 months, and, more importantly, how you can achieve the same thing for your blog.

Enter Exhibit A, a screenshot of Olyvia.co growth over the past 10 months since launch:



How did I get here? What practical tips (+ 1 Mission Possible challenge) do I have for you so that you can do the same?

Your answers await, my friends:
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How To Get A Blog Post To Go Viral (Even If You’re A Small Blogger)

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How to get a blog post to go viral (even if you have a small blog) -- step by step tips anyone can follow!

Pop quiz time:

There's a big company you admire + just so happens to have an audience full of people in your target audience.

And you want to get in front of them in order to grow your fledgling blog or business.

But you want YOUR blog post to be the one that's circulated among their fans and clicked on hundreds of times, not a guest post you simply wrote on their site.

How do you do it?

As part of my regular blog income and traffic report today, I'm going to show you how to get a blog post to go viral.  (And it's not as hard as you may think.)
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January 2015 Blog Income + Traffic Report

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The January blog income and traffic report: my tips on increasing visitors' time on site, setting up passback ad tags, + more.

It's a new year (February already? what?) and I'm excited to dive into some of the behind-the-scenes of how I made my money with my blog last month.

(My hope is that by doing these income reports you can you can learn along with me, so please let me know in the comments if there's something more or different that you'd like me touch on next time!)

If you're just joining me, this is my third month monetizing the Olyvia blog. The first month I made about $90 and the second I made only $2.

Let's see what happens!
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