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After I published an article detailing exactly how I use Pinterest for business marketing, a reader posted a few followup questions asking for clarification about some points in the article as well as some more general beginner blogger questions.
I started to write a quick response, but when I realised the answer was turning out to be quite in-depth, and the information would be helpful to other beginner bloggers, I decided my quick response needed to become a full length article.
Then, when my article turned out to be almost 4000 words long, I figured I needed to break it all up into a few shorter articles to avoid overwhelming everyone with information overload.
I'm going to cover two of the questions here because my answers to them are fairly brief, so they don't require a full article. I've broken the rest of the questions into individual articles, since those answers are longer.
The questions, which I've paraphrased a bit, that I'll cover on this page are:
The questions I've covered in more depth in full articles are:
Here are my replies to the other two questions:
I find that I am blogging, and occasionally I see someone has viewed the blog, but I have no clue how they even saw it.
You can get information about how people find your blog, plus all kinds of other data, from Google analytics. Google analytics is a free tool for online business owners that provides a massive amount of information about your site.
Unfortunately, using Google analytics is a huge topic and way beyond the scope of what I can cover here.
I have thought about covering this topic in more depth.
When I started this site in 2006, there weren't a lot of options for people who wanted to use their craft-based skills to earn an income online.
Even Etsy was brand new in 2006.
Now, there are so many different options and possibilities for someone who wants to use craft-based skills to grow a creative business online that it makes a lot of sense to me to delve more into this topic.
How to be a blogger is really a massive topic that I couldn't cover off in a single article.
I have mapped out some ideas for writing more about this topic in the future. I do have some other seasonal and time-sensitive topics I need to cover first, but writing more about building a creative business online is definitely on my list of things to do.
I will say that at least 90% of what I know about how to build an online business has come from the company I work with to build this site, SiteSell.
I wouldn't have my business without SiteSell.
I knew absolutely nothing about building an online business when I started back in 2006. SiteSell provided in-depth instruction and guidance for building an online business, a system to keep me on track, and all the tools I needed to put my plan and knowledge into action.
SiteSell's web business building tool, called Solo Build It, isn't free, but it provides excellent value. The cost of a one year subscription is $330. If you were to try to use other sources to put together all of the tools and learning resources you get with SiteSell, you'd quickly spend hundreds (probably thousands) more.