Hello and welcome to ‘Money on the Grow.’
My name is Deja’ Cronley and since this is the first episode of the money on the growth podcast today we are going to discuss two things.
One, what is Money on the Grow and, two, who am I?
So the short answer for what Money on the Grow is? It’s a system that I am going to try and change the startup blogging world. I want new bloggers to focus on making money first and building their blog second.
We’re going to get into the
Who Am I & How Did ‘Money on the Grow’ Come to Be?
As I said, my name is Deja’ and about two years ago after my husband and I went through a rough patch financially due to a series of unfortunate events. So I decided to get into blogging for some extra cash.
When I first started off with blogging, I knew nothing about blogging so I had to do a deep dive to learn everything. The technical aspects, how to write in a way that people want to read it, how to promote my blog. The fact that you should spend about 80% of your time promoting and only 20% creating content once you’ve built your blog. Things like that.
I started off with an organic blog and it wasn’t too long before I realized that even though I like to live like a healthy, natural, organic lifestyle… I don’t like to write about it. What I did enjoy was learning about blogging. And this all came to a head when the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit* by Ultimate Bundles came out that year.
*The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit, it’s a big package of blogging courses, resources, eBooks and tools that people contribute to for free. Then it’s offered at
They’re able to offer all the resources for $97 and they’re are able to do that because all the contributors now get people on their email list. So everybody wins.
When the Toolkit came out that year I noticed was there were a lot of new bloggers who now had thousands of dollars worth of information and no idea what to do with it.
What they needed was a map or a game plan of how to use this information. So one night, on a whim, I did a major brain dump. I think it was a
Once I started circulating the post people started asking me questions and I formed a Facebook group. I found that I enjoyed doing that- helping new bloggers- more than I enjoyed blogging about natural living.
And Then There Was Blogging Enthusiast
From there, I started Blogging Enthusiast, which was about helping people with the technical parts of starting a blog. You know, there’s a million how to start a blog, websites, how to do blogging blogs out there. And so I wanted to just focus on the technical aspects of it.
I would write posts with screenshots of how to set up your blog, how to do SEO, and all the little technical aspects that can be hard for new bloggers to learn.
After about eight to ten months of doing that I wanted to try something new to grow my blog. I was getting good Pinterest traffic. I had a product in the Genius Blogger Toolkit and I was getting good traffic from that. I was trying to think of other ways that I could get traffic.
It was the best course or workshop or challenge or anything out of all of them.
It’s my favorite because for that 30 days they have three amazing coaches that teach and encourage you to take massive action every day. There’s something to do and learn every day.
You’re constantly growing, pushing yourself, and stepping outside the box. I’m pretty dang good at blogging but I’ve never heard of a lot of things they mentioned. It really opened my horizons and one of the things that they talked about was finding a way to stand out in your niche.
It dawned on me that the one thing I was constantly complaining about to my accountability group was how long it takes to get to the money when you start to blog.
You spend months setting up your blog and about 90% of blogs fail within the first three months. From the 10% that do manage to hang on, the majority of those still take about six months to a year to see any kind of significant income.
I can’t even count how many times I’ve seen people in blogging groups excited that they made 40 cents on Amazon. And I’m not trying to insult or belittle their experience because it is exciting when you finally see some kind of payoff for all your hard work. You have to celebrate the little wins. I’m not saying you shouldn’t.
What I am saying is it would amazing to earn $100 within two weeks.
And I’m not talking being spammy, I’m not talking about scamming people, I’m saying legitimately help others and offer an amazing product and get paid in the process.
During the One Funnel Away Challenge, I had a lightbulb-on moment about how I could help bloggers do just that.
I know so much about blogging but I’ve also learned a lot much about email marketing and affiliate marketing which is something I can help people do.
That is where Money on the Grow comes in.
How ‘Money on the Grow’ Works
Money on the Grow is based in affiliate marketing but it’s not the affiliate marketing where you just place a few links throughout your posts.
It’s a very specific way to get people on your list. Then make them an offer so that, if you’re paying for any kind of ads, those ads end up paying for themselves.
That way you break even within the first email sequence somewhere.
And then once those people are on your list, you continue to promote different products to them.
I don’t know if you’ve heard
That’s why people love to have a big list.
With Money on the Grow, my goal is to teach people how to do affiliate marketing through email marketing and have that be their first income source so that they can make money to reinvest in their blog (or to help your family out or whatever it is you need to do with that money).
But to see that money right away, to have that big win, within the first month can keep you motivated to keep going.
And the Best Part… I Can Still Help Bloggers Grow Their Blogs!
Since I have blogging experience I can then still help you grow your blog.
I even have access to every single theme on Studiopress.com. So if you need a professional parent-child theme that’s one of the benefits of buying through my links- simply tell me the email you used to sign up with and I will give you a new professional theme.
I also have a library of videos I’ve recorded on how to start a blog that shows you how to, buy a domain, set up WordPress, upload your parent and child theme, explain what a parent and child theme, design a beautiful blog, create consistent branding, niche down so you know exactly who your dream client is, develop yourself as an attractive character so that people know who you are.
These are all things that are important and that you need to do but you don’t need to focus on them until after you’ve already established that first income stream.
But If I’m Going to Niche Down Should I Sell What You’re Offering?
Now, I know when some people first go through my workshop their first thought is going to be that they don’t want to promote this particular offer… and you don’t have to promote just that one thing.
As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t just promote what I am suggesting because as a blogger you want to have multiple income streams.
You should also have different email lists- one for bloggers and one for your specialty niche.
You’ll have different income streams. You’ll get income from email marketing, your own digital products, ads on your site, sponsored posts, etc and each one of those is going to be
The Money on the Grow Workshop is a shortcut to get you started. That’s what Money on the Grow is about.
The Next Episode
What we’re going to do in the next episode is to discuss how to choose a niche.
When it comes to blogging you can be successful talking about almost anything however you’re going to be successful much quicker if you can go into one of three main areas. We’re going to discuss what those three areas are in the next podcast.
In the meantime,
So I will talk to you in the next podcast and that’s it for today. Have a good one!