#05 The Clarity Sessions - How To Monetize A "Spiritual Encouragement" Blog

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Do you write from a faith-based perspective? Struggle to sell to your audience while also serving them? If so, you are in the right place. Hope Writer member, Tia McNelly, and I chat about her question: "When my blog is centered on offering spiritual encouragement, how can I monetize that? I don't want to try to sell Jesus. But at the same time, there's got to be something that I could offer."

I see this question quite a bit, and not even just in the faith-based space. I've even seen it in the parenting space with parents questioning if they should sell parenting advice. I've seen it in education and fitness coaching and more.

There are two issues. One of them is imposter syndrome feeling like you're not really the expert and that there are others more qualified. The second issue is how to provide value that people are wanting for a reasonable price knowing they will experience the results they are looking for.

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#03 The Clarity Sessions - When Too Many People Write On Your Topic

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Have you ever felt like your market is saturated? Like there are too many people writing on your exact topic? Too many people who are speakers in your world or who have written books about what you want to write about? Well, that is the topic we cover in episode 3 of The Clarity Sessions podcast.

Flavia Andrews is the proprietor of Neat House Sweet Home. She shared with me how she feels her blogging market is already saturated and how she doesn't feel she is an expert compared to others in her industry.

Many people feel this way, and, when you do, it's likely because you don't have a roadmap. You need a roadmap. To get a roadmap you need to ask your ideal reader/avatar questions on her pain. When you understand their pain, you will then be able to produce a product that gets rid of her problem. 

The three issues that seem to be the roadblocks are:

  1. Comparison
  2. Imposter Syndrome
  3. The Curse of The Guru

 

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#01 The Clarity Sessions - Grow Your Ideal Audience

It's time to grow your ideal audience.

Have you ever struggled to grow your ideal audience? Well, if you have, you've come to the right place. Danette Gora is an interior designer, podcaster, and writer who is looking to connect to her ideal audience. 

As a new writer working on writing a book, she wants to figure out how to grow her audience and know exactly where to put her time. It's hard to know what to work on and how much time to spend on each of her platforms. She has three days a week to pour into her content and wants to make the most out of her time.

Here are my tips for how she can reach and grow her ideal audience:

1. Narrow down your audience.

We often think that everyone should be included in our audience because if everyone is our audience, we will sell more, right? Wrong. What I've found is when I focus on only one person and serve that person really well, it makes it really clear what I should say and what I shouldn't say.

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