It’s time to close out the last week of the month with another blog tip of the month interview. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the guests I’ve had and believe me, it’s only going to get better! And I can prove it by introducing you to today’s special guest.
I met Sylviane a couple years ago on Twitter. I was so impressed with her posts about writing and since I had no writing experience I followed her advice and I can tell you firsthand that if you practice what she preaches, you will see results. And the more I learned about her the more impressed with her I was…you’ll find out in a bit.
Now I’m so honored to have her here with us today to share her blogging advice with us. Get ready, you’re about to meet a great lady!
Sylviane, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us today. Tell us a little about yourself and your blog.
I am a former actress, a freelance/creative writer and a life coach. I’m originally from France, and French is my mother tongue.
I have been in a dozen plays in France and in US. I did two commercials and appeared in one movie in Paris, and I was in a bilingual Off-Off Broadway theater in New York City between 1994 and 1995.
I’ve been living in the US for over 20 years, and I’m leaving to Europe in a couple of weeks for a 6 months (or more) adventure working on my laptop.
I have been writing online since August 2006. My first online article was published on EzineArticles, and they made me a premium writer after my very first article. This gave me the push to pursue online writing.
Very soon after that I started my first blog, which was on a Blogger platform, but I had no idea what I was doing when it came to blogging.
Slowly, I learned more and more about blogging and started to blog about my network marketing opportunity at the time.
Then I joined a paid training program where I learned a lot about affiliate marketing, and while there I started 7 blogs in 7 different niches.
While doing that I kept writing, writing and writing some more.
Eventually I started promoting affiliate products, creating close to a hundred Squidoo pages, a dozen Hubpages, as well as hundreds of articles throughout a dozen directories.
According to my calculations, all together, I have written some 3,000 articles, and that doesn’t include the 500+ blog posts on my blog today.
Lately I got a cool writing job where I’m writing tutorials about the French language. This is the first time I’ll be paid to write about my native language. So that’s pretty cool.
Until late 2011, I had 7 blogs, but today I have only one that bears my name. In November 2014 I totally revamped the look and feel of the blog. I tuned my content quality up a notch, and started directing my articles to my specific target market(s).
My traffic is on the rise and my requests for guest posts as well. I can hardly keep up with it. Between that and articles that I have to write for pay have prevented me to post 3 times a week on my own blog lately, but it’s all good.
I think it’s facinating that your life journey took you through an acting career and eventually a writing career and life coach. With almost ten years of experience I know you have some great stuff to share. What is the one advice you have for bloggers?
While I understand that we learn from our mistakes, the least mistakes you are going to make, the better, because mistakes can make you waste lots of time and money.
So, my main advice for bloggers would be:
- Learn as much as you can about blogging before you start your blog. It will save you so much time, money and needless frustrations.
- Once you feel that you’ve learned enough to start your own blog, create a mind map for your blog. What are you going to write about? How many times a week? What are the specific goals you want to accomplish with your blog? What is your target market? What writing style you want to adopt, etc…? The more questions you answer, the better your blogging experience will be from the start.
- Make a list of bloggers that you want to get to know and interact with. Visit them on a weekly basis, build those relationships with them. Keep on learning from them, ask them questions, invite them to write on your blog, etc.
Keep on learning and perfecting your blogging experience. It never stops.
Do you have a product that can help bloggers who are just starting out or even for the seasoned one who might need a refresher?
I sure do.
For one thing, I would advise them to read my blog every week.
If you want to learn about content marketing for your business, my blog will teach you quite a bit about that.
If you want to learn about creating a success mindset for yourself, my blog will teach you about that too.
Sorry, I don’t have my free writing tutorial eBook available at this time anymore, because I’m creating something different for a more specific target, but the blog alone can teach you a lot.
I do have an e-Course available on my blog (for a limited time anyway) that you can help you get a more successful mindset in your life and business.
Of course, as a coach, I have coaching packages to help transform people’s life to a higher level.
And if you own a business, I can write for your blog in such a way that your potential clients or customers will fall in love with your products.
Thank you Sylviane for this great advice! I know how overwhelming it can be to come up with great content so I hope anyone who feels that way too will seriously consider your writing services. I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us today.
I told you you were going to be impressed with Sylviane. For more great advice like this stop by her blog sylvianenuccio.com and keep up with her posts by following her on Twitter @SylvianeNuccio, Facebook, and Google+.
I’d love to know what you thought about the interview. There’s a comments section below to share your thoughts.
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