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How did I become a full-time blogger? And just how did I manage to leave a professional career as a primary school teacher to tit about on the internet from my joggers all day long? Moreover, how can I help you do the EXACT SAME THING? Welcome to Exciting Emails: The Podcast where I will be answering ALL of those questions, plus any others you have on turning your online platforms into the best job in the world. Week after week, host Vix Meldrew (hi, me) brings you lessons, discussions and expert advice (from actual experts) on everything from starting your blog, smashing your branding, growing your following, MAKING MONEY and everything inbetween. Along with sharing my best kept secrets, I'll be bringing you input from the industry experts on things like designing your blog, SEO, Instagram and more! So are you ready to dive in? To join this rapidly growing community of people who'd love to leave the 9-5 and start their own blogging businesses? Because I got you...

How did I become a full-time blogger? And just how did I manage to leave a professional career as a primary school teacher to tit about on the internet from my joggers all day long? Moreover, how can I help you do the EXACT SAME THING? Welcome to Exciting Emails: The Podcast where I will be answering ALL of those questions, plus any others you have on turning your online platforms into the best job in the world. Week after week, host Vix Meldrew (hi, me) brings you lessons, discussions and expert advice (from actual experts) on everything from starting your blog, smashing your branding, growing your following, MAKING MONEY and everything inbetween. Along with sharing my best kept secrets, I'll be bringing you input from the industry experts on things like designing your blog, SEO, Instagram and more! So are you ready to dive in? To join this rapidly growing community of people who'd love to leave the 9-5 and start their own blogging businesses? Because I got you...
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How did I become a full-time blogger? And just how did I manage to leave a professional career as a primary school teacher to tit about on the internet from my joggers all day long? Moreover, how can I help you do the EXACT SAME THING? Welcome to Exciting Emails: The Podcast where I will be answering ALL of those questions, plus any others you have on turning your online platforms into the best job in the world. Week after week, host Vix Meldrew (hi, me) brings you lessons, discussions and expert advice (from actual experts) on everything from starting your blog, smashing your branding, growing your following, MAKING MONEY and everything inbetween. Along with sharing my best kept secrets, I'll be bringing you input from the industry experts on things like designing your blog, SEO, Instagram and more! So are you ready to dive in? To join this rapidly growing community of people who'd love to leave the 9-5 and start their own blogging businesses? Because I got you...

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Episodes

Why Your Blog Is Not Making Money

5/20/2019
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One of the questions I get asked the most, whenever I open up my Inbox for my Exciting Emails Clinic (sign up below the post and you can send in questions too!) is, 'how can I monetise my blog?' There are so many people, like you, out there who LOVE making content, writing posts, taking photos, pitching to brands and taking pride in your platforms but you just can't land collaborations. And 9 times out of 10, it's for the same few reasons. Therefore, I thought I'd break them down for...

Duration:00:19:15

What Should You Charge For Sponsored Content?

5/6/2019
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In any news article about influencers, the journalists always love to have a pop at how much we earn. It’s obvious that the general public and traditional media have an unsavoury view of influencers. Mainly due to reality TV celebs charging 5 figures for a facetuned selfie, holding up an indescript supplement and adding a ton of grain to their posts. There’s also a huge problem with secrecy within the industry. Many creators have had their fingers burned by revealing their rates, only to...

Duration:00:27:32

How To Turn Gifting Collaborations Into Paid Sponsorships

4/29/2019
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A question I get sent over and over again is, ‘Vix, I’m doing so many free collaborations for gifts or for ‘exposure’ and I don’t know how to turn them into paid collaborations’. Let me tell you - there’s a lot to unpack here. I begun taking on paid collaborations around 6 months into blogging but was that a good thing? Fuck no! The brands weren’t right. The products weren’t aligned with my audience. The fees were less than minimum wage. I didn’t have a relationship with the brand as...

Duration:00:18:41

Standing Out & Is The Bloggersphere Oversaturated?

4/18/2019
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One of the messages I hear from you over and over again is that you feel like the bloggershpere is oversaturated. That it’s ‘been there done that’ and that you’re worried that you have nothing original, new or extra to add, so you may as well give up. NOT ON MY WATCH. In this episode, we’re going to dive in on what makes you, you, how to stand out in the blogger sphere and of course we’re going to get practical by answering some reflective questions and then I’ll be showing you how to put...

Duration:00:19:26

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode: 016]

4/3/2019
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Let’s rewind to a year ago - that’s right I’ve been doing this shiz full time for A YEAR, which means I haven’t been working 60 hour weeks as a teacher FOR A YEAR, but let me bring you back to that time… I was writing blog posts in my notes apps whilst walking to the train station. I was scheduling tweets on my tea break. I was replying to emails during my lunch break. And I was uploading photos and hitting publish on my train home. Guys I had to get GOOD at time management because I...

Duration:00:17:27

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 015]

3/28/2019
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I’m coming straight off the bat to say whether you’re a manifester or a non-believer, whether you believe that fiver you found stuck in the cashpoint appeared because you stroked your abundance crystal or whether you believe that positive thinking is for people who have things to be positive about - this episode is for you. Because on that scale, I’ve been at both ends. I have spent years in a negative mindset. Brought up with beliefs like, ‘bad things happen in threes’, ‘don’t jinx it’...

Duration:00:19:04

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode: 014]

3/18/2019
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I’m going to give you a bit of background here. I probably started using proper hashtags about 6 months ago? Before that, I was just using a few that popped to mind as and when I could be bothered. Remember I am the ULTIMATE lazy girl blogger. But I began to become increasingly frustrated with my perceived lack of growth on Instagram that I began looking into different strategies to improve my reach. I’ve studied everything Instagram have EVER said about the algorithm, plus kept an eye on...

Duration:00:21:21

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 013]

3/18/2019
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When a lovely follower DMed me on Instagram and said, Vix can you please do some content on Imposter Syndrome because I cannot do anything with my blog right now. I felt that on a DEEP level. So deep in fact that when I went to my therapist the next day, I spoke with her about it. And you know what, I really want to get deep in this episode because I truly believe that a LOT of us are dealing with it in some way. I told her that often, in my new job online, that is so very different from...

Duration:00:18:31

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 011]

2/26/2019
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I thought I’d do something a little different for this episode. A couple of weeks ago, I took to my Instagram Stories to ask you what your biggest struggle with Instagram is. I had HUNDREDS of replies. So I thought I’d do a quick little episode on tackling the most recurring themes. So are you ready to discuss Insta struggles? LET’S GO… Getting Annoyed With Follow/Unfollow I had so many people tell me that they were being disheartened by people playing the follow and unfollow game. I urge...

Duration:00:25:26

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 011]

2/22/2019
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I got a comment on my blog last week that equally fucked me off as it did make me laugh. It said, ‘stop writing all of this dry AF blogging content and get back to talking about anal and dating.’ Now if you’re new to me - this is in reference to the fact I used to blog more heavily about sex and dating. It initially fucked me off because I was upset at someone giving me internet hate. And then I was upset at the thought I was losing readers and turning people off with my change in...

Duration:00:14:26

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 010]

2/14/2019
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Hello! I’d like to pretend that I’ve been away for a week and won the lottery or had some sort of mega exciting email but alas I’m still in the same pyjamas, on my second Diet Coke, recording this episode straight after the last one. I am on a Pinterest ROLL. Hope that’s OK with you! I could also be like, ‘loving what you guys have added to the Facebook group, your boards are looking amazing.’ But yeah no time has passed since recording the last episode and for all I know you could be...

Duration:00:24:16

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 009]

2/7/2019
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Hey guys! I’m back today with an episode alllll about the platform that lots of us have found very confusing - Pinterest. What are monthly viewers? How are people going viral? Why is it such a good traffic source for some and not for others and how the Jeff do we make it work for us. Well, I sat down with Reena Rai, the UK Influencer Community Manager for Pinterest and she gave me the TOTAL 401 on Pinterest so I thought I’d share what I learned with you. Currently over 250m people access...

Duration:00:18:38

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 008]

1/30/2019
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Helllooooo, this is going to be a suuuuper short and sweet episode today as it really won’t be me waffling on about all of the thoughts swirling around my head, it’s going to be straight to the point. What makes a good, bad and UGLY social media bio, how to craft one that’s perfect for you and why it’s so important. So let’s crack on shall we? I have had some CRACKING social media bios ‘ Puppies, Potatoes, Patridge’ I mean SO ON BRAND right? And I’ve had the classic, ‘I’m Vix, 30, I blog...

Duration:00:11:13

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [007]

1/23/2019
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We’ve spoken previously about niches and ideal readers and all that fun stuff that gives our blog a bit of direction but today I want to bring you some exercises I’ve completed recently that have reaaaaallly helped me focus in. Those are - finding the words that sum up your brand, finding your sweet spot and then translating it to branding - and I’ll go more into that in another episode and then next week, we’ll move on to creating a mission statement to sum it all up. Completing these...

Duration:00:22:21

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [006]

1/9/2019
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When I first started blogging, I wrote for myself as one big whole brain fart of thoughts, observations, musings and interests. It continued this way for a long time. Suddenly I started having regular readers who would chat to me about how they were feeling the same things and going through the same experiences and I loved the thought of connecting with people like that. What I didn’t realise at the time though was that I needed to be more aware of who these people were so that I could...

Duration:00:16:33

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [005]

12/14/2018
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Ok so you’ve designed your website and branding to match your niche. You’ve written your about page to tell everyone who and what you’re about. Now you just need to fill your blog with content. Easy right? Well... not always. Creating content can be really frigging tough. When the ideas aren’t flowing. Or they’ve been done before. Or no one will be interested. We can get bogged down with these negative thoughts sometimes, right? Also there is a LOT of content in here that I could probably...

Duration:00:17:34

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [004]

12/5/2018
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In this episode, I’m going to walk you through how to write an about page that screams ‘you’ and tells whoever stumbles across it - whether that’s a brand, a new follower or a potential loyal reader, exactly who you are and what your blog is about. As ever, there’s a practical element so make sure you’ve got a Diet Coke, cup of tea, a snack - whatever you need and something to write on as we get cracking. Let’s go! Sooo many people abandon their about pages. I’ll turn on to...

Duration:00:17:49

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [003]

11/30/2018
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Joined by the brilliant Cat, from Gatto Web, we discuss what goes into your blog design and why it's so important. As two women with our own businesses, we discuss everything from Instagram, finances, workload and blogging as well as Cat giving us the run down on some actionable things we can all do today to improve our blog design and make it more US.

Duration:00:45:16

Exciting Emails: The Podcast [002]

11/23/2018
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Do you need a niche for your blog? I'd argue that you do. This episode delves into why niches are so important, how to niche your blog, how to make YOU your niche and which niches will be popular in 2019. How many times can I say 'niche'? I'll also go into how to make sure your niche is a profitable one and why it's so important to nail your USPs as a blogger. Dive in!

Duration:00:23:57

Exiting Emails: The Podcast Episode 001

11/13/2018
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Starting a blog or wanting to make a career out of yours can be a confusing and scary thing to do. But we all have to start somewhere! And for me that's discussing WHY you want to do it and setting those BIG GOALS to help you achieve it. This episode looks at all of the WHYS of starting a blog and helps you break down the big goal in a super helpful-very teachery-flow charty kinda way. So grab a pen and paper and dive in!

Duration:00:29:27