Social Media Experiment

Interesting in Blogging for a Living? Let’s Try This 6 Month Social Media Experiment Together

What’s the worst that can happen?

When I first “met” Lauren “Ell” Duclos from Twitter’s Boss Girl Bloggers, I was immediately struck by her business acumen. This no-nonsense girl boss was killing it on Pinterest, had successfully turned blogging into a full time career and was in her mid-twenties. I was impressed.

Just a girl trying to pursue a life that makes her completely happy.
Addicted to coffee, wine, dogs & Pinterest.
” – Ell.

But, what really got my attention was her generosity. On any given day, you’ll find Ell blowing up on social media sharing unlimited advice on “making it” in this industry and yet she still has time to have real conversations with her followers. DM Ell and you’ll get Ell, not a assistant. She’s always readily available to answer questions and offer encouragement.

This was important to me as a new blogger trying to sponge up as much information as possible while growing my social media tribe. I was about to drop several hundred dollars on a eCourse offered by the blogging family sensation It’s A Lovely Life, when I reached out to Ell to ask for an opinion. I felt she pointed me in an honest direction and I’ll forever be appreciative.

It wasn’t long thereafter that I came across one particular post of hers that piqued my interest: “How I Turned My Blog Into a Career – In Just 6 Months!” This little piece of inspiration details her journey; but, is not to be confused with a 6 month blogging course, as she does not have one… yet (wink).

Reading that post was to be the impetus of my next decision. I contacted Ell and proposed a collaboration, a “social media experiment” of sorts. I would take all of her courses, follow any and all advice for the next 6 months and at the end share my experience in a blog “play by play”.

There were to be no guarantees, of course. And that was ok. After all, I always ask myself: what’s the worst thing that can happen? Nothing. Knowledge is power and most of her courses are either free or less than $50.

What was I hoping to gain? A head start to turning my passion into a self-sustaining career. I love to write; but, let’s be clear. Am I ready to walk away from a successful career today? No. Do I have an exit strategy? Absolutely! And this plays into it perfectly.

So, here we are, it’s January 2019 and I’m ready to kick-off this social media experiment! New year, new game-plan and this is what you can expect:

  • I’ll start with Ell’s famous “Pinterest eCourse” to help grow blog traffic and then move on her monetization eCourse “Mastering Sales with Ell” that will highlight ways to make money blogging, e.g. brand collabs, affiliate marketing, etc. Click here for her services menu.
  • At the end of each of month, I’ll post an update to this process and answer any questions.
  • Once, I’ve completed the “6 Month Social Media Experiment,” I’ll share a recap of my journey offering an unbiased critique of this social media maven’s road-map and any pertinent financials.

I hope you’re just as excited as I am! As Ell says, “pursuing your dream life is tough as hell but if you have the blogging heart, you will get there!” And I couldn’t agree more!

So, let the fun begin! Hit the subscribe button and stay updated on my journey or let’s do this together! Curious about the “backstory”? Click here.


What do you think? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below; I love hearing from you!

17 thoughts on “Interesting in Blogging for a Living? Let’s Try This 6 Month Social Media Experiment Together

  1. Hmmm… I’m very interested to see how your little experiment pans out! Do let me know how the Pinterest course goes, it’s one of the areas I plan to work on this year x

    1. Absolutely! Be sure to follow me on Twitter or subscribe to the blog so that you’re kept abreast! I’m soooo excited to start her eCourse — this week!! 🙂

  2. This sounds like a great plan! Ell is definitely a blogger to look up to! Good luck to you and I look forward to reading about how it all turns out!
    ~ Ray

  3. I will look into this and consider doing it. I’ve been meaning to take a bloggers course for some time now. Once the cost is in my range I will definitely participate. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You’ll be happy to know that Ell’s courses are super affordable! Her Pinterest one I think is about $30-40 or so. Follow my story and I’ll keep you up on how it works out 🙂

  4. I love your writing style and am really interested in following your lead and Ell’s (who I also just followed on Twitter). However, I’m like ridiculously overwhelmed – sometimes TOO much information is just as bad as not enough!! Any ideas where I should start?? Thanks!!

    1. Hi there Amanda!!! Yes ma’am – I can share the 411 that will break it down! Easy, free steps to launching your blog. I have a whole category: Blog Help. Here’s a good place to start, click here Yay! So excited for you!!

  5. Ooh, this sounds really fun! Good luck for 2019: my goal is to spend more time on my blog but I don’t think I’m at the online course stage yet. I’ll be interested to see how you get on!

    1. Hey Vicky!! Thanks for the kind words! Am very excited to amp things up this year! I’m focused on the blog AND my youtube channel – I need new lighting and camera, should be tidied up in a couple of months. So much to do! 🙂

  6. Gah!! I love this so much!!
    I’ve purchased both of Ell’s courses, and just finished the Pinterest one. I’d be happy to join your experiment!!

    1. Hey there Susan!! That’s great! Would love for you to join my experiment journey! You can subscribe to the blog or even sign up for my weekly newsletter (easy as texting GODSNOTDEAD to 22828). Either way, you’ll know when I’m posting, where I’m at in the process and chime in as to what you experienced. How fun! How long ago did you do her Pinterest one?

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