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Email Marketing Checklists

Email Marketing Checklist

Are You Struggling to Build a Profitable Email List for Your Food Blog?

If So, You Won’t Want to Miss These 20 Email-Marketing Checklists

For Creating and Growing a Responsive Mailing List!

With these handy email marketing checklists, you can avoid the most common email marketing mistakes, save countless hours of your valuable time, and build a profitable email list by simply following a set of proven and easy-to-duplicate steps!

Not Your Average Checklists…

Although they’re labeled “checklists,” I actually use them myself as sort of “mini-blueprints” for my own business. These detailed email marketing checklists (AKA “mini-blueprints”) are more than just a set of steps arranged chronologically into a bulleted list. There is actually some “meat” to these checklists that I know you are going to find helpful. They include steps, ideas, options, examples, templates, questions, and more.

Take a look at just ONE of the TWENTY checklists included in this package…

Are your readers hungry for delicious, fresh-from-the-oven recipes made “from scratch?” Are you struggling to keep your blog filled with delicious recipes and gorgeous food photographs? 

And that’s just ONE of the TWENTY checklists that you will download in this package.  All total, there over 100 pages of “no-fluff” content in this package!

Let’s take a closer look at the checklists included in this collection…

  1. The Ultimate Email Marketing Checklist (shown above) – Most email marketers only check a few obvious points before they send an email, like proofing the content and checking that the links work. This list gives you 20 points to check to ensure you’re sending the most well-written, goal-oriented and high-response emails as possible!
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  2. The Call-To-Action Checklist – Your call-to-action can make or break the success of an entire email campaign. Use this checklist to craft the perfect calls-to-action that boost your responses and generate more traffic and sales for you!
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  3. Crafting The Perfect Subject Line Checklist – If your subject line stinks, your subscribers will send your emails straight to the trash. Ouch! Don’t let that happen to you. Instead, use this checklist to create amazing subject lines that get attention, arouse curiosity, get the click and boost conversions across the board!
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  4. List Monetization Checklist – No list-building effort is complete without this checklist. That’s because you’ll get seven solid ways to monetize your list, plus 15 amazing ways to maximize responses every time you send an email! If you want to make more money with your list, then check out this checklist right away!
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  5. The Special Promo Checklist – One really good way to light a fire under your subscribers and boost your conversions is by offering a special promo. This checklist walks you through the steps of setting it up, plus you’ll get ten idea for high-response promos you can start using ASAP!
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  6. The Pre-Sell Checklist – What’s the secret of making a crazy number of sales every time you email your list? It’s this: you need to presell the offer and whip subscribers into a buying frenzy before they even see the sales page. This checklist shows you exactly how to do it!
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  7. The Follow-Up Checklist – Did you know that most people need multiple exposures to you and your products before they’re willing to take the plunge and make a purchase? That’s why a follow-up sequence of emails works like crazy to generate sales for you. And this checklist shows you how to create high-response follow ups!
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  8. The Lead Magnet Checklist – Your lead magnet needs to not only attract high-quality leads to your list, it also needs to generate backend sales for you. But how do you create this sort of high-performance product? This checklist shows you exactly how to do it!
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  9. The Lead Capture Checklist – Creating an effective lead-capture system means snapping into a place a lot of pieces and parts across your blog, website, social media accounts and other properties. Use this checklist to improve your opt-in rates, get wide exposure, and cover all your bases!
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  10. The Types Of Email Campaigns Checklist – Sending out multiple emails almost always boosts your response. And here you’ll get a set of checklists to help you create and deliver five of the most highly effective emails. Whether you want more traffic, more social media contacts, more sales or anything else, you’ll find an email here to meet your needs!
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  11. The List Segmentation Checklist – How would you like a quick way to boost responses every time you send an email? Well there is one, and that’s to segment your list into micro-targeted pieces. This checklist shows you exactly how to do it so that you too can start getting great results!
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  12. Your First 1,000 Subscribers Checklist – Everyone tells you to build a list because it’s so profitable. Question is, how do you get started when you have absolutely no idea where to start? Good news – that’s exactly what this checklist will show you how to do. You’ll get a step-by-step process for building a list from scratch to get to your first 1000 subscribers!
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  13. The Cold/Dead List Checklist – Need to bring a dead list back to life? This is the checklist for you! You’ll get a step-by-step process for contacting the list, warming them up, and getting them to start taking action again when you send them promos!
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  14. The Social List-Building Checklist – You probably already know how important it is to have a presence on social media. That’s because your prospects are already there. And so are your competitors. What’s more, social media is also a great place to build your list. And that’s why you’ll want to use this checklist to grow your lists by tapping into the power of social media!
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  15. The “Increase Your Open Rates” Checklist – One big key to a profitable list is to increase your open rates for each and every email you send. But how do you create eye-popping open rates? By using this checklist the next time you mail your list!
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  16. The 3-Part Gain-Logic-Fear Email Campaign Checklist – One of the keys to a good email campaign is to hit on multiple points that will resonate with different subsets of the population. And that’s exactly what this checklist shows you how to do through the power of the super-effective “Gain-Logic-Fear” email campaign!
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  17. The Autoresponder Checklist – Your autoresponder is one of the most useful tools you possess in your marketing arsenal. That’s because it’s a hands-off, automatic way to build relationships and generate sales. But that only works if you’re setting your autoresponder up the right way! And this checklist makes sure you cover your bases and set up your autoresponder in the most effective, results-driven way possible!
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  18. The Email Delivery Checklist – It’s pretty obvious that email delivery is a big factor when it comes to the success of your email campaigns. And yet a lot of marketers don’t give it much thought. That’s why you’ll want to use this checklist to maximize your delivery rates and start getting better results with every email you send!
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  19. The Promotional Calendar Checklist – Still another key to a profitable and successful mailing list is to have a publishing plan. Forget about last-minute planning, where you come up with an idea on the day you mail your list. Instead, swipe a page from the top email marketer’s playbook and create a promotional calendar. This checklist makes quick and easy work of it!
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  20. The Relationship-Building Checklist – One huge key to a responsive list is to get your subscribers to know, like and trust you. Because the second they do, the second you’ll start seeing higher open rates, clicks and sales! And that’s why this checklist shows you exactly how to start building that all-important relationship with your subscribers!

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been building your lists for a while now, you’re sure to find plenty of gold nuggets in this package. These checklists will help you:

  • Avoid all the most common pitfalls and mistakes most list builders make
  • Grow your lists, increase response rates, and maximize profits
  • Make list building faster and easier than ever before

Having a responsive email list is one of the best ways to transform your food-related blog into a profitable business. Don’t put it off any longer – download these easy-to-follow checklists and get started building your list today!

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Food Bloggers June Content Planning Guide

Don’t leave your food blog content calendar to chance! Check out our all-new Monthly Content Prompts for fresh content ideas, ready-to-publish food content (with our original food photos!), editable social media and/or recipe card templates, and other blog planning materials.

 

Summer is almost here, which means lazy days and sultry evenings filled with backyard barbecues, picnics by the lake, and making warm gooey chocolately s’mores over a blazing campfire.

 

When it comes to recognized food themes… June brings plenty of candy, chocolates, and ice cream-themed days, but there is an Eat All Your Veggies day mid-month to help balance it all out.  🙂

 

So, let’s jump right in and have some fun with these upcoming food themes…

June Food Themes:

 

If you’re looking for a monthly theme for your food-related blog, here are the National Food Months for June, so you can celebrate and/or indulge all month long.

 

      • National Candy Month
      • National Dairy Month
      • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
      • National Iced Tea Month
      • National Papaya Month
      • National Steakhouse Month
      • National Turkey Lover’s Month

Here are a few daily food themes for June:

 

      • 1 – National Hazelnut Cake Day
      • 2 – National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
      • 3 – National Egg Day
      • 3 – National Donut Day (First Friday)
      • 4 – National Cheese Day
      • 4 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
      • 4 – National Cognac Day
      • 5 – National Gingerbread Day
      • 6 – National Applesauce Cake Day
      • 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
      • 8 – Jelly-Filled Donut Day
      • 9 – National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
      • 10 – Herbs & Spices Day
      • 10 – National Iced Tea Day
      • 11 – National German Chocolate Cake Day
      • 12 – National Jerky Day
      • 12 – National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
      • 13 – Kitchen Klutzes of America Day:
      • 14 – National Strawberry Shortcake Day
      • 15 – National Lobster Day
      • 16 – National Fudge Day
      • 17 – Eat All Your Veggies Day
      • 17 – National Apple Strudel Day
      • 18 – National Cherry Tart Day
      • 18 – International Picnic Day
      • 18 – National Sushi Day
      • 19 – National Dry Martini Day
      • 20 – National Vanilla Milkshake Day
      • 21 – National Peaches and Cream Day
      • 22 – National Chocolate Éclair Day
      • 22 – National Onion Rings Day
      • 23 – National Pecan Sandy Day
      • 24 – National Pralines Day
      • 25 – National Catfish Day
      • 25 – National Strawberry Parfait Day
      • 26 – National Chocolate Pudding Day
      • 28 – National Tapioca Day
      • 29 – National Almond Buttercrunch Day
      • 30 – National Ice Cream Soda Day

So there you have it – plenty of inspiration to help plan out your June food content calendar!

 

Struggling to figure out what to write about – and when? Take a look at our all-new Monthly Content Prompts to see how KitchenBloggers can help you plan your next 90 days of content quickly & easily!

Click here for more details:

https://kitchenbloggers.com/content-prompts

Til Next Time,

Trish

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9 Foodie Things to Write About in the Next 90 Days

In January of this year, I expanded the scope of the Monthly Content Prompts packages to cover several months ahead vs. focusing on just one month at a time. My goal in doing so was to make it a better content planning resource for your business.

 

The March, April, and May food themes are ready to download and the new Content Prompts guide I’m working on covers a 90 day view of what’s ahead (plus plenty of ideas to help you Monetize these themes).

 

Here’s a quick look at a few upcoming themes or trends you can cover…

9 “Foodie” Things to Write About in the Next 90 Days:

  1. Food Gardening. Spring is almost here and your readers are itching to get their hands in some dirt. The trend toward growing and preserving your own food is expected to grow as food prices continue to rise. Plus, April is National Garden Month and May includes National Herb Week. There are tons of opportunities to Monetize this theme with gardening equipment, courses, books, etc…
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  2. Earth Day. (April 22) Ideas to consider include the zero waste food trend, composting, organic gardening, and sustainable food sources.
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  3. Cinco de Mayo. Lots of fun topics surrounding the history behind Cinco de Mayo and your favorite recipes that fit the theme. The brand new Beef Enchilada and Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipes I’m working on this week fit this theme (and several others).
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  4. The Holidays. (yikes!) Due to the pandemic, holiday pinning started in April last year. I have a feeling it won’t be as early this year, but by July you’ll want to have your holiday-themed content ready to roll.
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  5. Mother’s Day – Start pulling together your favorite breakfast/brunch recipes and ideas and creating/updating an annual holiday gift guide for the occasion to Monetize.
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  6. Eggs. May is National Egg Month and National Eggs Benedict Day is in April. It’s hard to think of a more versatile food item than the humble egg. The possibilities for round-up style posts are plentiful, including baking/desserts, salads, Keto/Low Carb, breakfast/brunch, and different ways to prepare.
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  7. Summer Food Themes. (Northern Hemisphere) Picnics, grilling, cold or frozen beverages, ice cream treats, and BBQ are a few topics you can dig into over the weeks and months ahead.
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  8. Mediterranean Diet. May is National Mediterranean Diet Month, so this is the perfect time to talk about the history and philosophy behind this popular way of eating, as well as your personal success stories if you follow it yourself. As always, share your favorite recipes that fit this theme.
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  9. Dairy. June is National Dairy Month and there are tons of daily food themes throughout the next 90 days covering everything from vanilla milkshakes to cheese fondue to ice cream sodas. If it fits your niche, this is a great time to talk about dairy allergies and sensitivities, as well as recommended alternatives and substitutions.

I go into more detail (including Monetization) on these and other themes and trends in each new Content Prompts package.

 

Note: The “February” pack is still available for download – it includes a lot of content and information for March/April.

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Monetization Monday: Making the Most of Your Best Posts

Happy Monetization Monday!

Today, I have a quick Monetization challenge for you. Go into Google Analytics (or whatever stat tracking program you use) and find your top 5 blog posts (or more if you have time).


Then, open up a new Excel document and add the name of the post, the url, and where the traffic is coming from (if you aren’t sure, what’s your best guess – organic, Facebook, Pinterest, etc…) in 3 columns.


Next, add a 4th column titled “Call to Action” or “Monetization Strategy” or something along those lines.


Now it’s time to take a closer look at each post. Look at each post with a “fresh set of eyes” and ask yourself … Is it obvious what you want your readers to do next after landing on your best content? 


In other words, does your best content feature a clear call-to-action to guide your readers to a) join your email list, b) join your Facebook group, c) buy your cookbook, d) hire you (if you offer services in addition to digital content), e) check out an affiliate offer (I’d try to get them on your list before you send them away to another offer, but sometimes it’s worth it go this route), or e) whatever your goal was in writing that post?


You may find you didn’t have a specific goal when you created that post. That’s okay. Now’s your chance to rectify it. 

Once you’ve worked out how you want to Monetize your top posts (if you haven’t already done so, of course!) – drop by the KitchenBlogger’s private Facebook group  and share a link to one of your newly Monetized posts in this thread:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitchenbloggers/permalink/856028914573606/

(Our private Facebook group is closed, but free to join. If you are not a member, just submit a request to join and I’ll get you in right away!) 


I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread and spot checking pages and offering feedback.

If you have questions, leave a comment on the Facebook thread and I’ll get back to you! 

That’s all I have for now.

‘Til Next Time,

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Create Compelling Headlines

Create Compelling Headlines

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How to Write Fantabulous Product Reviews for Your Food Blog

I’ve long been a fan of publishing product reviews because they are a great way to serve your audience. If you invest the time to research different options or share why you love your favorite kitchen tools, you can save your readers a lot of time, money, and frustration in the long run.

Even if you find you really DISLIKE a product, you can still help your audience by letting them know what issues you experienced AND then offer alternatives that solve the problems you encountered.

What’s more, I’ve consistently made money by publishing in-depth product reviews. Here’s what works for me:

Affiliate Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links. That means I will receive a commission for any purchases made via those links. However, this does not increase the amount you’ll pay for those items. In fact, I have negotiated a special limited time coupon for KB readers (Trish10), plus an additional exclusive bonus. Read on for details.

  • Always include pros and cons in every review. No product is perfect for everyone – so if a review is too over-the-top, it will lack credibility. A product review isn’t meant to be a hard core sales pitch. Instead, your goal is to help your readers find the best resources for them.
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  • Provide alternatives. When you include a valid “con” in your review – go the extra step to share viable alternatives. For example, if Product A has a high price tag, offer Product B as a lower cost alternative, (but explain what the trade off is for the lower cost). Again, your “job” is to help them choose the best solution, not to hard sell them on anything.
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  • Show how you use the tool or appliance in your own kitchen. If you don’t own the product, share ideas for how the tool or appliance can help them save time, save money, or achieve a healthier lifestyle. The easier you can make it for your readers to picture themselves achieving these results, the more likely they will be to invest in one for themselves.
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  • Understand the difference between features and benefits – and focus on the benefits. I spent my 20+ year corporate career in outside sales and marketing, and I can’t begin to tell you how many hours I’ve spent translating features into benefits that matter to customers.
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    A feature is merely a fact about a product, while a benefit is the value derived from it. The fact the Vitamix 64-oz. container incorporates the stainless steel blades into a single integrated unit is a feature. On its own, this fact doesn’t mean much. However, once you explain how fast and easy this design makes it to clean up after your morning smoothie without needing to disassemble and tinker with sharp blades and other parts, your readers can begin to see how this might make their morning routine a little bit easier.
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    Bottom Line: People don’t buy “features.” They buy the value those features give them, so share lots of real life examples with them to show how Product X can make their life better, easier, or more fun. 🙂
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  • A picture is worth a thousand words. So, include pictures – especially of your own favorite tools and appliances in use as you create your favorite recipes! If you don’t own a specific product, use a stock photo or use one from the manufacturer or retailer (make sure you have permission first).
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  • Send a note to your audience (via email and on social media) once your review is published. As you consistently share great material with your readers, you will become a trusted resource to them. Give them a little backstory on the review – why you decided to tackle it, why they might find it worthwhile, etc… Let them know you took the time to review the top products in X category for them – and would love to know their thoughts.
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    Keep the conversation open and ongoing. People appreciate when you genuinely try to make their lives easier.
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    TIP: Add this message to your email autoresponder (remove any timely content about the current weather, time of year, etc…) after you send the original message to your list. This will ensure new subscribers to your list don’t miss some of your best content.
  • Consistently link to your best in-depth product reviews with every new recipe you add that utilizes that tool or appliance. Content published on your site tends to get “buried” over time, but linking to it repeatedly from new posts will help keep it alive.

  • Always include a clear Call-to-Action. Take the time to spell out “what’s next” so your readers aren’t left wondering what they should do with all the great information you just shared with them.Something as simple as, “If you are ready to stop wasting time and money on ______, you can order your __ here” clearly shows your readers where they can order their own item, while reminding them of the benefits of doing so.

In short, I’ve found that the key to long-term success with product reviews is to go the extra mile for your readers – and to consistently over-deliver with a personal touch! 🙂

If you need some help getting started with helpful and profitable product reviews, check out this Healthy Small Kitchen Appliance PLR package. (aff. link – opens in a new tab)

For a limited time, you can save $10 on this package with coupon code Trish10 – however, the code will expire without warning.

As an added bonus, if you purchase through my affiliate link, you will receive a coupon for a free copy of my slow cooker product reviews

That’s all I have for now. Hope you have an awesome day!

 

‘Til Next Time,

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Trish

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A Fun Way to Increase Reader Engagement for Your Food Blog

Increase Reader Engagement

Looking for a fun way to increase engagement with your readers, while adding value to your food or lifestyle blog? Here’s an idea that has worked really well for me…

 

Years ago, I ran a site called Web Copy Results for my freelance writing business. (It’s not online anymore because I no longer offer those services).

One important thing I learned from that experience was that running a short-term challenge was an EXCELLENT way to grow your email list and increase engagement with your audience.


Every September, I would host a 90 Day Content Marketing Challenge that would get shared and recommended by other bloggers like crazy. In fact, one email recommendation from a prominent blogger added over 300 new subscribers to my list in a single day! Plus, I always had more blog comments and made more affiliate sales during the challenge than I did any other time of the year.


(Another very important thing I learned was that 90 days is WAYYYYYYYYYY too long to host a daily challenge! LOL!!! 30 days or less is ideal…) 


Obviously, I can’t guarantee you’ll get the same results, but I am willing to bet that running a short-term challenge on your site WILL generate excitement and increase engagement with your readers.


My formula was simple: Each day I would write one new blog post sharing free tips on how to write effective web content/copy and send a short email covering the highlights of the new post with a link back to it.

If I knew then what I know now – I would have also converted all that new content into a value-packed, evergreen eCourse for those who missed the challenge start date, but I didn’t see the potential or understand how to set that up back then. We’ll talk more about that later – if you want to get updates on this and other ideas to grow your food blog, Click here


As a food or lifestyle blogger, you can easily set something like this up on your own site. For example, you could:


  • Create a 30 day challenge on basic cooking or kitchen skills – “Become a Better Cook in 30 Days”
  • Offer a 30 day meal planning course that relates to your niche – “Master the Low Carb Lifestyle in 30 Days” (or vegetarian/vegan or gluten-free or… you get the idea)
  • Add a time or money-saving slant: “Turn One Trip to the Grocery Store into 30 Days of Meals”

If you’re stuck for ideas or don’t have time to write all that content yourself, my friends Tracy and Susanne have a done-for-you 30 Day Slow Cooker Challenge pack that is perfect for this time of year: (see coupon code below!) 

30-day-slow-cooker  (opens in new tab) — aff. link

If nothing else, take a look at what’s included in their bundle to see if it helps you generate ideas for your own niche.


By the way – use Coupon Code SLOWCOOKING to save $7 on this pack.

Which reminds me… 


Tiffany Lambert’s new 21 Day Challenge “How to Build a Business Using Nothing but PLR” starts TODAY, (but you can join at any time).  I’m all signed up and ready to go and I’m really looking forward to this one! I hope you’ll join me.


You can check out the details and sign up here:

https://kitchenbloggers.com/recommends/plr-challenge   (opens in new tab)  — aff. link

I have contributed several packs to this project, including my “Vegetable Gardening” double pack and “Tasty Tomato Gardening” pack. Participants in the challenge will get access to this material, plus a bunch of other packs from top PLR providers.


As an added bonus, I’ve also provided two coupon codes – one for everyone who participates  (40% off your entire purchase) and second worth $20 off any purchase for anyone who signs up via my link.


(I’ve added more details on what this challenge covers in the PS below). 

That’s all I have for today – thanks so much for your time. I hope you have an awesome day!


Til Next Time,

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Trish Lindemood

KitchenBloggers.com
Feed Your Blog!

PS Here’s a quick look at some of the topics Tiffany will cover in the 21 Day Challenge:

 

  • Setting Up a PLR Organizational System for Use in Your Online Business
  • Learning How to Get Slants Out of the PLR You Purchased
  • How to Add Research and Information to Your PLR to Beef It Up or Replace Info
  • PLR Personalization Tips to Help You Build a Bond with Your Readers or Viewers
  • Optimizing Your PLR for Search Engines
  • PLR Usage Tips for Your Affiliate Promotions
  • How to Combine PLR from Multiple Sources
  • Turning Your PLR Into a Multimedia Powerhouse
  • Reworking PLR Into a Kindle Creation (Yes, It CAN Be Done If Done Right!)
  • (and a ton of others!)

You can sign up here:

https://kitchenbloggers.com/recommends/plr-challenge