I have such a special treat for you all today – you get to spy on a full hour coaching call I had with one of the BUILDers Trina from Feed the Birdies!
This Skype call was super fun to do – I love Trina’s style and helping her fine tune it and focus her direction for the next year was really exciting. I love doing this kind of work!
Full disclosure: I haven’t rewatched this hour to make any kind of coherent show notes, but here is the follow-up I sent to Trina the following day:
— update your Etsy message so it doesn’t refer to Nov 1 as if it’s in the future
— create (and update) Pinterest board with examples of things made with your products
I’d love to see you blog only once a week, but make that one post AMAZING, and use the extra time to guest post for other blogs, use social media more, tweet and promote old blogs, keep your newsletter up to date, etc.
Story-telling examples and resources:
— blog example: Manhattan Nest
— book: Wired for Story (I’m about to start re-reading this myself)
— podcast examples: The Moth and This American Life
— I would love to see you submit a story to This American Life
— collaborating with another creative
— self-hosted online shop
— brick and mortar paper store
After our call Trina said:
Before I started Amy’s BUILD e-course, my blog was all over the place with a purpose in my head, but not a visible purpose that my readers could see because I didn’t have a focus. And, before I spent an hour of personal consultation with her, I hadn’t even thought about someone from the outside looking in giving me sound advice that I could USE. During my time with her, I learned some amazing ideas for promoting my blog, for targeting my customers with creative writing, and how I could fine tune what I had learned in the BUILD course and customize it to my blog. I’ve increased my followers on all social media, doubled my views on my blog posts, and I’m super inspired to keep on going, even when the going gets tough. Thank you, Amy!
Any questions? Leave a comment below! (for me or Trina)
Be sure to check out Trina’s blog Feed the Birdies (and see what she’s done in the couple weeks since we spoke) and her Etsy shop Nest924.
Contact me to book your own coaching session