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Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Podcast! This podcast is for you if you’ve ever wanted to learn blogging basics so that you can start your own blog or if you have been a blogger for years but are struggling to grow or need inspiration and community. Every Tuesday we will be sharing a new episode covering topics from the basics of starting a blog, monetizing, and growing your site, to finding the inspiration you need to keep going. You will also find guest interviews with experts on different blogging topics and with bloggers who’ve been in your shoes. Amy Reinecke and Jennifer Draper are bloggers themselves who want to encourage you to believe in your potential, step outside the norm, and step into a life where you create your own schedule, your own success, and your own story. We'd love to connect with you on our other platforms so please visit us at www.sparkmediaconcepts.com or follow us on Instagram at @sparkmediaconcepts

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Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Podcast! This podcast is for you if you’ve ever wanted to learn blogging basics so that you can start your own blog or if you have been a blogger for years but are struggling to grow or need inspiration and community. Every Tuesday we will be sharing a new episode covering topics from the basics of starting a blog, monetizing, and growing your site, to finding the inspiration you need to keep going. You will also find guest interviews with experts on different blogging topics and with bloggers who’ve been in your shoes. Amy Reinecke and Jennifer Draper are bloggers themselves who want to encourage you to believe in your potential, step outside the norm, and step into a life where you create your own schedule, your own success, and your own story. We'd love to connect with you on our other platforms so please visit us at www.sparkmediaconcepts.com or follow us on Instagram at @sparkmediaconcepts

Language:

English


Episodes

115. Pinterest Predictions for 2024 with Kate Ahl

2/27/2024
Let’s talk Pinterest! With Pinterest ever-changing, it’s important to stay up to date. These are always popular episodes and we have Kate Ahl from Simple Pin Media to share more about her Pinterest predictions for 2024. We dive deeper into the platform’s expansion, its user demographics, and more on e-commerce. Kate also shares about video content and the crucial focus on long-term conversion rather than immediate gains. This was a great conversation about Pinterest and we can’t wait for you to dive in! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out Short Pixel! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode115

Duration:00:41:35

114. Growing an Online Business with Cooking Classes and Intentional Marketing with Chef Adam Sobel

2/20/2024
We have Chef Adam Sobel on to share more about growing an online business with cooking classes! Adam is the owner of Cinnamon Snail food truck and restaurant and has appeared on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, PBS, and several networks. Adam shares about his journey from food service to online ventures during the pandemic, focusing on his blog and online cooking classes. He shares about the technical aspects of live streaming classes, his pricing strategy, and the importance of community building. We dive deeper into monetization and marketing strategies for bloggers, sharing more about the value of email lists, paid advertising, and audience feedback. Get ready for this episode because it is one you aren’t going to want to miss! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out Short Pixel! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode114

Duration:00:47:40

113. Systems and Workflows to Create Magic in Your Blogging Business with Dolly DeLong

2/13/2024
Are you using systems and workflows? Before you turn off this episode and decide that this is not what you’re needing, I want you to really take a listen today and know that systems and processes are vital in your blogging business. We have Dolly DeLong, a systems and workflow educator, to share more about implementing these systems and processes in your business. She offers practical tips that you can use in your own business and to streamline your workflows. Systems and workflows can truly bring peace and joy in your business. Tune in to hear more about how! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out Short Pixel! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode113

Duration:00:50:21

112. Creating Sweet New Roots: Cortney Sparkman's Blogging Story

2/6/2024
It’s always nice to chat with our former students. We had the pleasure of interviewing Cortney Sparkman about her significant shift from a corporate career to the world of blogging. Cortney opens up about the challenges she had, the common misconceptions surrounding the blogging industry, and stresses the importance of treating your blog like a business from day one. She shares more about the value that the bootcamp and the membership has given her. This episode was such an inspiration! If you are on the fence about starting your blogging business, we hope that today’s episode helps you move forward and follow your dreams. Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out MiloTree Cart HERE! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode112

Duration:00:37:47

111. Taxes for Entrepreneurs with Stephanie Manley

1/30/2024
As an entrepreneur, you will inevitably have to look at your taxes. We brought on Stephanie Manley to share more about taxes for entrepreneurs and how you can get ready for tax season the right way from the beginning! Stephanie shares her wisdom on why it’s crucial to keep tabs on every dollar you have earned and spent, the advantages of using certain tools to help with that, and explains more about the ins and outs of tax deductions as a blogger. She shares a lot of advice in this episode that you aren’t going to want to miss! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out MiloTree Cart HERE! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode111

Duration:00:26:06

110. Making SEO Make Sense with Faith Hanan

1/23/2024
Something that we are always trying to do on this podcast (and with our students in the bootcamp) is explain more to you and help you understand more in regards to your blog. We have brought on Faith Hanan to help SEO make more sense! Faith shares more about her personal journey into SEO and the importance of producing content that supports your business goals. She shares more on keyword research, understanding your audience, originality in blogging, and how to make SEO more accessible for bloggers. If you want to learn more about SEO, tune in to today’s episode! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We would love to have you join us in the Ultimate Blog Membership in 2024. HERE is the link to join! Get 20% off of Keysearch Starter Plan using this link and code: KSDISC Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode110

Duration:00:30:21

109. How Bloggers Can Leverage Digital Products with Jillian Leslie

1/16/2024
How can bloggers leverage digital products for their blog? In this episode, we have Jillian Leslie, an expert in online business and blogging on to share more about digital products. Jillian shares her personal journey in creating diverse income streams. Whether it's through affiliate marketing, digital products, sponsored content, or online courses, the opportunities for diversifying your income stream as a blogger are endless. The most important thing is to make sure that it aligns with your brand and audience. Tune in to hear more wisdom from Jillian! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out MiloTree Cart HERE! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode109

Duration:00:38:24

108. Optimize Your Pinterest SEO with Michelle Stevens

1/9/2024
Are you ready to optimize your Pinterest SEO? Well, get ready for this episode with Michelle Stevens, Pinterest manager and strategist. She is bringing tips and strategy to help you with your Pinterest SEO. She shares tips on optimizing your Pinterest profile with keywords and even gives her recommendations on things like number of boards, creation of video pins, and call-to-action prompts. If Pinterest has you feeling overwhelmed, this episode is a great one to check out! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We would love to have you join us in the Ultimate Blog Membership in 2024. HERE is the link to join! Check out Tailwind, the Pinterest scheduling tool we recommend. Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode108

Duration:00:47:21

107. 7 Ways to Work Smarter & Be More Productive in 2024

1/2/2024
Happy New Year! We are sharing 7 ways to work smarter and be more productive in 2024 in your blogging business. We cover everything from batching tasks to hiring help to doing a time audit. This episode is going to help you focus on improving your efficiency and focusing on the impactful tasks to prevent burnout! Tune in to hear our 7 tips! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We would love to have you join us in the Ultimate Blog Membership in 2024. HERE is the link to join! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode107

Duration:00:30:26

106. Budgeting for Your Blog in 2024

12/26/2023
If you’re ready to start your blogging business but you are apprehensive about the price that you will have to pay for each thing you need, this episode is for you! We are breaking down the necessary assets and expenses that you will need in today’s episode so that you can confidently budget for you blog for 2024! Let’s get your blogging business up and running! We have a goal to reach 100,000 downloads by December 31 and we need your help! Share an episode you love with a friend and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would be so grateful! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode106

Duration:00:23:41

105. Having a Life While Building a Business with Suzanne Acteson

12/19/2023
When you are building a business, it can seem hard to balance life and work. We had Suzanne Acteson on to share more about having a life while building a business. Suzanne is a business coach and she has created the life-first business model which helps to add in authenticity and joy into your life as an entrepreneur. We even chatted about the importance of nervous system regulation when building your business. This episode is one that you aren’t going to want to miss! Tune in as Suzanne helps you focus on life first! ConvertKit is the email marketing hub for creators like you. Check out our affiliate link for more information. Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode105

Duration:00:37:13

104. Growing a Multi-Dimensional Blogging Business with Cynthia Samanian from The Culinary Boss™

12/12/2023
We have Cynthia Samanian from The Culinary Boss™ on to share more about her journey from finance and tech to food blogging and culinary business. Cynthia Samanian is the founder of The Culinary Boss, where she helps experienced solopreneurs grow their multi-dimensional dream businesses. She shares the importance of having a core revenue stream and understanding how to monetize before branching out into other areas. We chat more about tracking data from email subscribers, business funnels, and building a solid foundation and consistent revenue before expanding further in your blogging business. This conversation was full of so many actionable tips that you can take in your blogging business! Tune in to hear all of the wisdom that Cynthia shares! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We have a goal to reach 100,000 downloads by December 31 and we need your help! Share an episode you love with a friend and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would be so grateful! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode104

Duration:00:50:39

103. How to Get Your Blog Ready for the New Year

12/5/2023
Is your blog ready for the upcoming year? It's Jennifer here and I’m sharing tips with you as we head into 2024 on getting your blog ready! When thinking about your blogging business, you’ll have 3 different areas that you want to think about - blog preparation, financial management, and goal setting. I share the areas you need to focus on and what is important to empower you to feel prepared and in control for the new year! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We have a goal to reach 100,000 downloads by December 31 and we need your help! Share an episode you love with a friend and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would be so grateful! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode103

Duration:00:18:41

102. How Domain Authority and Ahrefs Grew Rebekah Parr's Blogging Business

11/28/2023
We have Rebekah Parr, founder of the Two Mama Bears blog, on to discuss her blogging journey and the strategies that she has used to grow her blog. We talk more about the importance of EO and keyword research and Rebekah shares her experience with using Ahrefs for this. She shares the significance of domain authority and shares a hack for outranking higher authority websites. We talk more about the need for genuine content, tracking blog performance, and making data-informed decisions for your blog. Tune in to learn more from Rebekah’s journey! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We have a goal to reach 100,000 downloads by December 31 and we need your help! Share an episode you love with a friend and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would be so grateful! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode102

Duration:00:43:04

101. Should You Start a Podcast or Blog First?

11/21/2023
Should you start a blog or a podcast first? It’s Amy here and I have a solo coming at you. I am giving you the benefits of both blogging and podcasting and then sharing (as both a blogger and a podcaster) whether I feel a blog or a podcast should come first! What’s your guess? Tune in to today’s episode to hear my answer and why! Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts We have a goal to reach 100,000 downloads by December 31 and we need your help! Share an episode you love with a friend and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would be so grateful! Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode101

Duration:00:19:27

100. 4 Tips to Capitalize on Viral Content with Ann Kent

11/14/2023
Are you wanting your blog posts to go viral? We’re guessing if you’re listening to this episode, you are! We have Ann Kent, registered dietitian and owner of her own private clinic Peas and Hoppiness, on the show to share her knowledge around viral blog posts and how to leverage the. Ann shares her journey from hobby blogger to private practice owner, sharing that her goal is to simplify meal planning for busy families. Ann shares the importance of having a strategy for when a post goes viral, and shares her 4 tips on capitalizing on viral content. We loved this conversation with Ann and hope that it helps you! ConvertKit is the email marketing hub for creators like you. Check out our affiliate link for more information. Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode100

Duration:00:31:20

99. Creating an Intentional Experience With Email Marketing with Kyle Adams

11/7/2023
We have Kyle Adams, ConvertKit’s Creator Growth Manager on the podcast to share more about email marketing and why it’s such a crucial marketing tool. He shares more about the direct communication that email marketing provides along with higher conversion rates compared to other platforms such as social media. He shares the importance of providing valuable content to your subscribers and repurposing your content to reach a wider audience. This was a powerful conversation with Kyle on something we believe is so crucial when blogging! Tune in and let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts ConvertKit is the email marketing hub for creators like you. Check out our affiliate link for more information. Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode99

Duration:00:41:37

98. Downshifting from Corporate Career to Full-Time Blogger with Zhen Zhou

10/31/2023
We are chatting with Zhen Zou from Greedy Girl Gourmet, as she shares about how she downshifted from corporate career to full-time blogger. Zhen’s journey from the corporate world to blogging is a story of passion, persistence, and the power of community. It’s never too late to pursue your passion and success with blogging may not come quickly, but with hard work and the right mindset, it is achievable. She even shares some tips for you if you are looking to transition to full-time blogging. We hope that Zhen’s story inspires you. Share a key takeaway from today’s episode with us on Instagram @sparkmediaconcepts! Check out Cooking with Keywords HERE! Use code UBP10 for 10% off! Get 20% off of Keysearch Starter Plan using this link and code: KSDISC Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode98

Duration:00:34:34

97. How Do You Know When to Hire Someone with Allie Stewart

10/24/2023
Is it time to hire someone in your blogging business? We have Allie Stewart, a certified Director of Operations and Online Business Manager on to share the benefits of hiring help for your blogging business. As a blogger, you don’t have to handle all of the tasks alone. Hiring a team member may help with increased productivity and mental freedom when you delegate those tasks. We discussed the signs that it might be time to start hiring, such as feeling overwhelmed or approaching burnout. We talked about the role of a virtual assistant (VA) in the blogging space and suggested some roles that they could help with in your business. If you want to learn more about hiring for your business, tune in to this episode! Thanks for listening! Connect with us on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out Tailwind, the Pinterest scheduling tool we recommend. Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode97

Duration:00:41:57

96. 5 Things You Can Do Today to Start Your Blog Tomorrow

10/17/2023
If you are ready to start your blog, we are giving our 5 top tips on this episode! Between deciding on your niche and having the right mindset and all of the tips in between, we are breaking down these down so that you can feel confident in starting your blog. Tune in to hear all of our tips and be sure to check out the show notes for more information! If you are ready to start your blog, join the Ultimate Blog Bootcamp today! Thanks for listening! Connect with us on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode! SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode96

Duration:00:21:28