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In the My Tan Feet episode:

How the “My Tan Feet” Blog made over $36,000 in their first two years. The monetization and customer targeting tips that can help your blog start printing money right away.

Feature Topics in this episode:

  • Why you should develop a flexible brand from day one
  • Why niche = authority
  • Why blogs are better for audiences
  • How choosing the right niche can make or break your business
  • Why targeted email sequences convert readers into customers
  • Choosing affiliates that work
  • Why Adsense can still work for you
  • Pitch or fail. Why bitting the bullet and cold emailing is often the only way to grow your income
  • Why being able to do simple video will get you more blogging work
  • The importance of an auto responder sequence with evergreen content
  • Why email beats social media and google every time
  • Building a quality email list with a 70% open rate
  • An engaged audience will get you more sponsorship and earnings than a larger, unengaged audience
  • How to build your own press trip
  • Why you shouldn’t just rely on affiliate programs that already exist.



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Weblinks from My Tan Feet Episode

Interview Guest: Samantha & Yeison My Tan Feet

5 Steps to Kickstarting Your Dream Lifestyle: Download here (Last chance to get the book for free!)

MONDAY TOOL: Aweber: Email marketing newsletters

Infusionsoft – More sophisticated and expensive alternative to Aweber

Affiliate Window – Affiliate Network

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Trusted – Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership

How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months.

TBEX – The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world.



My Tan Feet

Our Guests – Samantha & Yeison from My Tan Feet



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