Q: What is the idea behind The Blog Connection?
Katie: The times I've seen the most growth in my business have been when I've had personal conversations (connections) with coaches and colleages ahead of me who've helped me see my next step or figure out how to do what I wanted to do, specific to my platform. That is the why of The Blog Connection: to help YOU have the connections and coaching YOU need, applied to YOUR site/business/situation to take the next steps to success, to get YOUR product and message to the world, to grow YOUR community and to increase YOUR influence and income.
Q: How do I know if The Blog Connection is right for me?
Katie: It’s been proven over and over that you become like those you hang out with. If you learn from the best and surround yourself with like-minded people, your success will soar. The Blog Connection is a place that is focused on making sure that nobody gets stuck in their pursuit of success. We’re a family, and make sure that we ALL succeed. If you’re a business building entrepreneur who is struggling to take your business to the next level, being a member of The Connection WILL help you.
Q: Will I have direct access to Katie?
Katie: Yes! Absolutely. I do offer one-on-one coaching – and Blog Connection members get discounts on private coaching packages – But I am also thoroughly committed to The Blog Connection. I spend a certain amount of time in the private Facebook group on a daily basis, answering questions and providing feedback, as well as hosting our two live coaching calls and two live office hours each month. I am deeply involved in everything that happens within The Blog Connection.
Q: Is the membership per website/blog or per blogger?
Katie: The membership is per person. You're welcome regardless of the number of sites you own or manage.
Katie: Yes, you can. Please email me (katie at bloggingsuccessfully dot com) and I can set that up for you.
Q: Can I get a refund?
Katie: Membership to The Blog Connection is billed on a monthly, or annual basis. We operate a strict no-refund policy. No refunds for partial months or annual membership, including upgrading / downgrading of membership will be given. Join the community, take advantage of the resources in the library, take action and you’ll never want to leave, let alone a refund… trust me!
Q: Will prices go up?
Katie: Yes. As we continue to add value to The Blog Connection, the prices will increase. However, when you join, you are locked in at that price for as long as you maintain an active subscription, whether monthly, or annual.
Katie: We have dreams of it being a huge community over time and being able to help thousands of people. We'll continue to grow and produce better and better resources over time as you grow and need them.
My goal, as a teacher, is to provide continuing education that will serve you in each stage of your business development.
Q: How can I cancel my membership?
A: The majority of our members stick around for the long-term because, ultimately, that’s what will bring recurring results in their business growth. However, if you do want to cancel, just cancel your billing through your account or through paypal and access will be turned off at the end of your current membership period.
Q: Does The Blog Connection promote mentoring?
Katie: Yes! I never want to forget what it was like to desperately need someone's advice and feel like it was out of reach. Who will teach the next generation if we're unwilling to do so? It's my goal to create a community within The Blog Connection that allows members to mentor each other, and not always depend solely on the founder for support or answers.
Katie: When people are stuck it generally comes from one of 5 places: Clarity, Action Plan, Skills, Environment, or Fears. In our coaching session, we'll identify the major stumbling block you are facing, present some options, help you set some goals, and then create a personalized action plan for turning that stumbling block into a stepping stone that gets you closer to success, and accountability to be sure you follow through.
Q: Does The Blog Connection membership include private coaching?
Katie: All Blog Connection members have access to me and the other members through our private Facebook group as well as through our monthly interactive group coaching calls and mini-coaching during office hours. In a recent poll, the majority of our current members said that the Facebook group involvement was one of the biggest benefits of the Blog Connection.
If you join with the annual plan, that includes one 30-minute private coaching session.
Upon joining, members also receive a special coupon code which you can redeem at any time for a special members-only price on services or private coaching.
Katie: Yes, I do, but I will qualify that by saying it takes creativity and work – consistently, strategically, and over time. Blogging is so not a get rich quick thing.
Q: How long did it take you to really feel like you were succeeding?
Katie: It took 2 years of hard work, attending conferences, coaching, and lots of product creation and marketing education. Most experienced business owners will tell you it takes about 5 years to turn a profit with a new business. With online business you can often see income much sooner with the right strategy and income streams; it's figuring out that strategy for your unique platform that often takes time. And income and profit are two different things.
Katie: My husband and I together and personally set goals for long-term and short-term projects. I try to look at the big picture end goal and not let myself get bogged down in the day to day numbers. Consistently moving in the right direction is progress even if one day we get closer than another, we're still moving toward that goal, and that is the important thing.
It's not about being better than anyone else. It's about being better than you were yesterday. (Anonymous)
Our definition of success is “a family that knows the Lord, loves the Lord, and serves the Lord with joy. A ministry that brings others to God and teaches them how to grow in their relationship with him and with each other. And a business that makes enough profit to support our family/ministry as we do that.“
Your definition of success might be different and that's ok, because your unique calling, sphere of influence and talents are different. Each one should define what success looks like to him and then not allow himself to measure himself by anyone else's definition. Whatever your definition is, and whatever your goals, at Blogging Successfully we will help you make them a reality. Join us!
Q: Does becoming a Blog Connection Member guarantee results?
A: The action YOU take in your business will have a direct effect on how it grows and profits. Although we can’t guarantee results, one thing we can guarantee is that we will do everything we can to provide a community that gives you the know-how, support and accountability you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavours. Whether you do so, or not is entirely up to you and the action you take to secure your future as a business owner.