Recap of Why I Took The Course
It is my first anniversary as a Travel, Food & Aloha Lifestyle Influencer where I gave myself a 5-year plan to completely replace and exceed my current income to influencer income. I want to travel the world full time and tending to my current business only allows me to take several trips a year. I make 6 figures so surpassing my growing income from my current business is no easy task. However, this doesn’t stop me from starting something new and putting my all into it when I can envision a greater outcome.
Read my last blog post, 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway: LadyBossBlogger Course to read about my results after a year of becoming an influencer by trial and error.
What I Now Regret
I regret not taking one of the LadyBossBlogger courses a year ago. As I went through the influencer course I realized that I did learn a lot on my own in the past year because I had been exposed to most topics in this course. For all intents and purposes, I am an influencer. However, if I would have invested in learning from someone like Elaine Rau, the founder of the LadyBossBlogger courses when I first started I’d be an influencer with higher earnings today.
LadyBossBlogger offers two different courses:
I chose to take the Make Money as an Influencer course because my Instagram game is much stronger than my blog. I know of many people that make money as an Instagram influencer without a blog. I created a blog with all the intentions of monetizing it because I get the importance of having a website that you own and control. However, my influencer status took off with Instagram and brands mainly asked me for Instagram posts, so I wanted to increase the wins that I was getting from Instagram.
Unfortunately, I should have stayed on the path of blogging because Elaine emphasizes in the Influencer course how important it is to have a blog. Although the influencer course doesn’t teach you how to create a money-making blog, it is geared toward a blogger who wants to make money as an influencer. I found that this course comes from Elaine’s perspective that making money as an influencer and having a blog go hand in hand.
Was I a little bummed that it wasn’t all about making brand bucks just on social media? Yes. However, I completely understand why this course was written this way; Elaine started as a blogger first. I mean, her brand is called LadyBossBlogger, right? So, this is my biggest gripe with the course. It’s not teaching how to make money just on socials. Elaine even refers to the student of this course many times as a Blogger and shares more resources for bloggers who want brand deals than just being an influencer. As I delved deeper into the course I realized that I needed to nurture my blog because it’s the only way to make more money from brands.
Do I have any other issues with this course? Well, to be honest, yes. As a long time business owner, I found the legal section to be extremely basic information that you can google and read in one article. It doesn’t show you how to set up anything legal, nor does it teach you how to do your taxes as an influencer. It was more informative for the uninformed, but Elaine doesn’t teach you how to do anything she defines in this section. You will need to consult with a legal and tax professional on those matters or take the time to learn as you go.
I set up my own LLC, my trademarks and I do my own taxes (and I’ve done many other people’s taxes over the years…please don’t ask…I don’t want to anymore!) and most business owners I know have never done those things for themselves.So, I come from a different knowledge level than most people would when taking this course. The legal information Elaine introduces you to should definitely be a checklist of what you need to get assistance with or learn to do when the time comes. Besides the legal section of this course being more informational than “how-to,” the course is worthwhile.
A LadyBossBlogger Course IS Worth the Investment
I was indeed exposed to much of what is in the How to Make Money as an Influencer course before I took it, but Elaine explains the why’s and the how’s along with providing tools and the networks you need to succeed. I like to win. I set goals. I like to reach my goals. A huge takeaway from this course that spoke to me personally is actually from one of the course bonuses. Elaine lists traits that successful influencers have.
Trait number one: They (Influencers) are PROCESS DRIVEN not goal-driven – stop thinking about your destination(s) and fall in love with the journey. Yes it’s important to set goals and you will always have more goals to hit, but 99% of the time you’ll be in “process mode” which is a constant state of learning, improving, and growing. If you’re goal-driven, you’ll run out of steam because it’s exhausting to start back up again.
I found that one Influencer trait description to be so true. As a goal-driven individual, I must remember to be dedicated to the process and not just reaching goals on my impatient journey to replacing my income. Speaking of which, I mentioned in my last blog post that I needed to work on consistently posting. Elaine mentioned that posting frequently is key.
So, I challenged myself to post every day this week and already my engagement on Instagram is up. I’m even getting more reach via hashtags which seriously suffered when the Instagram algorithm changed last Fall. Now I know I need to be consistent not only on Instagram but also with my blog. I’ll only gain the traction on my blog with consistency.
I also mentioned in my anniversary post that I have never pitched a brand. I still haven’t pitched a brand directly, but I did join some of the networks that Elaine suggested and applied to some campaigns. I was awarded some of those paid collaborations! I’m also getting more brand offers in my inbox than I did a month ago due to my consistency on Instagram.
So, I will be coming back to this course time and time again as a resource. How to Make Money as an Influencer is packed with money-making processes that I need to implement into my daily routine. I’m glad I gave myself the gift of knowledge and I recommend anyone wanting to monetize their influence to take one of the LadyBossBlogger courses.
If you do not have a blog I would recommend you take the Start A Money Making Blog course.
If you do have a blog and you are ready to take your Instagram influence to the next level I recommend the Make Money As An Influencer course.
You also have the option to take both courses together and save!
To save even more use my 40% off Promo Code: MELANI. There are several payment plans available. Don’t make excuses and invest in yourself. You don’t want to have the regrets that I have a year later because I didn’t invest in a course earlier on.
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Congrats Lady Boss! I know you will gain as much knowledge as I did and take your blog and influence to the next level!
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