BGB’s Entrepreneurial Readers Who are Rockin’ It

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So you may or may not be aware that I have been “attempting” to participate in the ProBlogger 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge, (Yup that’s an affiliate link!) with the SITSGirls and BlogFrog communities. I say attempting, because even with all those folks participating, I am still about 10 days behind!

Regardless, I figured I’d start where everyone else is at and work my way backwards and forwards… or something to that effect. Regardless, one of the challenges is to highlight a few of my readers, as a way to show a bit of reader appreciation.

A Please Don’t Tar and Feather Me, Vitally Necessary Disclaimer:

I obviously can’t include ALL my readers on this list… so if I didn’t include you this time around, please don’t hate me, or want to cause bodily harm. That’s certainly no way to get yourself ON the list, tyvm!

A Second Please Don’t Tar and Feather Me, Vitally Necessary Disclaimer:

Please note that when I say entrepreneurs, I’m not just discussing bloggers, although these folks have a blog… but folks who are actually making a living doing something other than your typical 9-5. A blog just happens to play into that.

OK, so now that eensy little bit of “bidness” is out of the way… let’s get on with it!

Entrepreneurial Readers Who are Rockin’ It

@TeeVee2

First up is my pal Teevee… a greater guy you couldn’t meet… funny and warm and proud papa to boot.

I personally use WordPress for all the sites I design. It is a blogging platform which I use as a Content Management System(CMS) that can be tweaked and manipulated to your hearts desire. Any of the old school Myspace people will have a ball playing with this!!!

Totally agree Teevee! WordPress is awesome! Keep up the good work, it’s fun to be an entrepreneur! 😉

@BlogsWithWings

Miz Joella is a kick-butt blogging Angel who doesn’t let poor health kill her entrepreneurial spirit or stop her from helping others trying to achieve their own brand of freedom.

In my previous 3 articles, we determined the difference between nofollow and dofollow blogs, how to make a blog dofollow while keeping spam to a minimum and how to use CommentLuv to encourage blog commenting. Today we turn our attention to understanding and using the KeywordLuv plugin.

Thank the stars someone explained all this KeywordLuv, CommentLuv, DoFollow, and NoFollow stuff in a way I actually understood!

@WebTrafficCafe

Otherwise known as Ann Hoffman, she runs the blog WebTrafficCafe among others. Perfect example of an entrepreneur making things happen for herself!

How do you know that you have a successful blog?

When your readers are drawn to it like bees to honey, stay longer, read more, and reduce your bounce rate while they are at it.

Totally agree! And this post is excellent on ways to keep readers around longer… very well-written and informative.

@MichelGagnon

Michel is another entrepreneur doing some great things with his pal Guisella. All you have to do is dig around his blog a little bit and you’ll find a team with integrity, who values meaningful interaction with their readers and client base. Who says business has to be smarmy to be sales driven?

Communication is everything. It’s perception, thoughts, misunderstandings, happiness, war and peace. There’s a lot at stake. Forget about the watered down message, the overty provocative campaign or the catchy slogan. To be effective today, communication needs to be inspiring and authentic. We’ll help you get there.

Hot damn… gotta love a message like that right?

@MelodyInFlorida

OK, so maybe I’m a bit biased with this one, but this is a small entrepreneurial business owned and operated by my mom and sister… their website is new, but they’re not new to the industry!

And although many sites are free, it is not free of time or effort. Once you put yourself out there, you definitely need to stay on top of it. It can be a full time job all by itself, but well worth it in the end.

You’re telling me! Social media marketing can be a huge time commitment… but definitely well worth it in my book too.

@RedSlice

Maria is working her own branding mojo for clients and herself. Be sure to check out her new book, I plan on picking up a copy myself!

The secret is starting with a strong Brand Strategy. Brand is more than just a pretty logo: it is your core promise, personality, and reason for being. Branding effectively and connecting with customers isn’t about how much money you spend, but about how clearly and consistently you communicate the right message through everything you do.

‘Nuff said!

@TalkTherapyBiz


Linda is another blogger/consultant getting her entrepreneurial freak on, both online and as a brick an mortar.

Anger is a fascinating subject with roots darker and deeper than Don Draper’s tortured soul. And because all vexing personality traits can be blamed on traced to childhood patterns we learned, you can thank your parents “Short-Fuse-Fran” and “Fly-Off-the-Handle-Harry,” in part.

Ha… well I hear I’m a lot like my dad in temperament so no arguments here!

@MattLevenhagen

I’ve “known” Matt for a couple of years now. I say known, because I have in fact met him in person, at an E1kaDay seminar, and he’s killing it in the online entrepreneur realm. And if you want to learn how to make real money… he’s the guy to learn from!

If you wonder how the super successful online become successful, a lot of it has to do with testing. Especially in the arena of Niche Websites and Search Marketing.

You’ll often hear me say it… test, test, test everything you can! (Of course, I sometimes don’t follow my own advice, shame on me! lol) So how about you follow Matt’s instead? 😉

OK BGB’ers! That about sums it up for today. These are a handful of your fellow readers that are doing what they love, and loving what they do. Can’t beat that right?

So how about you? Are you doing what you love? Still work a 9-5? Struggling with one foot on either side of the fence? Tell us your story in the comments below… maybe we can knock a few ideas your way and give your journey a little boost. Oh, and if you like this post… I’d love it if you’d share it.

Warmest

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