199: Building a Blog to $20k a Month and Beyond

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You may remember Rosemarie Groner from episode 142 of the Side Hustle Show last year. She revealed how her blog Busy Budgeter was just a year old and receiving around 400,000 pageviews and making around $5k a month — primarily through Pinterest traffic.

It’s almost a year later now and I had to have her back to see how things were progressing. Rosemarie is now regularly making more than $20k a month, and while her pageviews are still at a similar number she has improved her ROI and diversified her traffic and income sources.

Rosemarie is still getting a ton of traffic from Pinterest and explains how she has moved with the changes on the platform to maintain her numbers. She also talks about how she has started focusing on SEO, has built different email lists to sell different products to, and why calculating the ROI on a project should be one of your first considerations.

Her first appearance on episode 142 was one of the most popular shows of last year and I expect this episode to be just as popular. It’s packed with actionable tips and information you can use to increase your own traffic numbers and earnings, along with some of the new tips and tricks Rosemarie has implemented in the last year.

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Learn:

  • How Rosemarie has diversified her traffic sources and increased her revenue from $5k a month to $20k.
  • How Rosemarie noticed a seasonal trend in her traffic and started a new email list for a different topic.
  • How Pinterest has changed over the last year and how she has moved with the changes to keep her traffic numbers up.
  • The tools she uses to automate her Pinterest account and email autoresponder series.
  • Which opt-ins are working and how to sell to your email list.
  • How to build up valuable trust with your audience to increase your conversion rates.
  • How Rosemarie looks at the ROI before entering a new market.
  • How and why she prefers “user-to-content platforms” over “user-to-user platforms.”
  • Rosemarie’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.

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11 thoughts on “199: Building a Blog to $20k a Month and Beyond

  1. Does anyone feel it’s daunting to make pinterest pictures for products. I can’t choose a stock photo, I have to use my product pictures… while pretty I don’t think they fit well on the long format that pinterest likes b/c I need to fill that space with something. I need to search pinterest for how to make better pinterest pictures. :) – Anyway, great podcast…thank you Nick.

  2. Going from $5k per month to $20k+ per month is pretty awesome. I was just listening to her original podcast earlier this week and then came across this one, impressive monetization skills for sure.

    Great interview(s) Nick.

  3. Wow – great podcast. I’ve never used Pinterest as a source for traffic, but definitely going to try that. Traffic diversification is key for increasing income! Can’t wait to check out the first podcast interview with her. Thanks for sharing.

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