Mar 6, 2012

How to Gain Fame and Fortune from Your Blog

March 6, 2012

"How do you make money from your blog?" Well, first, you have to write it. Then, you have to get readers -- which you will only get if you write your blog articles well.

But how do you write good blog articles? And after you've written them, how do you really get the readers to come? (No, they won't come flocking simply because you're an excellent writer.)

An old friend of mine, Tarie Sabido, has been writing on her blogs Into the Wardrobe since 2005 and Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind since 2009. She's got more followers and readers than I have Facebook friends.

"And," you ask, "does she earn anything from it?" Oh yes, she does.

You will notice, though, that her blogs don't have ad units on them -- not a single one. And she doesn't do sponsored posts, ever -- never did and probably never will.

But through her blog, she's managed to brand her expertise. Since 2008, she's been getting invitations from all over the globe to speak at conventions and judge book contests. I am bound to suspect she gets some sort of honoraria for it (as it is only fair she should!), not to mention all that glitz and glamour that inevitably comes your way when you're the judge of  a prestigious book contest.

In short, she is living the life. While the rest of us are content with our short-term sponsored-post pennies, Tarie knows how to get real rewards from her blog.

Well, now she's sharing her secrets with the rest of us! On March 14 and 28, 6-9 p.m., at the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati City, Tarie will be giving a crash course on how to create an attractive and meaningful blog and, more importantly, how to get loyal readers and visitors to your blog!

Here's the text of the event poster:

Learn the basics of starting a blog or website and skills essential for writing effectively in the virtual world. See social media unveiled. Participate in exercises that will work towards the creation of your own Web space.

Tarie Sabido, the facilitator for this workshop, was a writing and literature professor at De La Salle University-Taft and the Ateneo de Manila University. She also edited instructional materials at goFLUENT International. Now, she is an instructor at Obelisk International Learning Hub and the Ateneo Language Learning Center.

A prolific blogger, Tarie writes about children's and young adult literature through her personal blogs, "Into the Wardrobe" and "Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind." Aside from writing personal blogs, Tarie is a staff writer for "Color Online," a website dedicated to women writers of color.

The workshop fee is P2,500 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, and certificate.

To register, please contact Joy de Asis-Villaflores at 892-1801 local 27.

Again, if you're serious about getting real rewards from your blog, this is one workshop you should not miss. Go register now.

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