SeedingUp: Letting Brands Gain Exposure and Influencers Monetize Their Platform

SeedingUp: Letting Brands Gain Exposure and Influencers Monetize Their Platform

SeedingUp.com is a platform helping brands, small businesses, and entrepreneurs with their marketing. And allowing bloggers, YouTubers and anyone with their own platform to earn some money.

The influencer marketplace has a few main goals for anyone joining them:

  • They connect brands and publishers/influencers;
  • Their digital content marketing service is reliable and aims at helping advertisers distribute their content all over the world and reach different markets and audiences;
  • Everyone’s given control in terms of who to work with and what content to publish;
  • The platform allows for secure communication and safe transactions;
  • Independent publishers can make something on the side by creating even more content for their audiences.

Why join a platform like SeedingUp?

If you’re an advertiser, you can join in order not to outsource all these activities to agencies, but to handle your own marketing.

As a publisher or social media influencer, you can add an additional income stream to your channel and personal brand. After all, your readers and viewers are expecting content on a consistent basis. You’ll be keeping your usual tone and format, but will be presenting a brand, product or service in a genuine way, and one that’s related to your industry.

People don’t like being sold to these days. And with so much promotional content, it’s a breath of fresh air to see brand mentions that are natural and resonate with the rest of the content on the particular channel.

That’s why SeedingUp makes social media a big part of its package. Brands can get access to the hundreds of thousands of followers of people who built this audience naturally. What’s more, there’s engagement already and a new post is guaranteed to be seen by the right people.

But that’s not all.

In addition to offering blog posts, SeedingUp is now offering the chance to connect with YouTubers and have influencers create videos for your brand.

Utilizing Video Marketing with SeedingUp

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As you know, video is gaining more and more popularity. People are spending more time on their mobile devices and their preferred medium seems to be video.

To do that, they spend a lot of time daily on the biggest video-sharing website – YouTube.

If you don’t want to be left behind, you need to make videos about your business. And instead of hiring a professional then wondering how to market and distribute it, you can simply connect with someone who already has a following there.

No need to get creative if you’re not into video yourself. You might have strict guidelines, of course, and share them when offering a booking to influencers. But you can also let them do their magic and reap the benefits.

A SeedingUp video marketing campaign can help you create brand awareness and keep up to date with the latest trends in content creation and distribution. It allows you to appeal to your potential users who can only be engaged by video. What’s more, it can help you go viral.

There’s a lot you can achieve with an interesting video that’s shared across the Web.

So, are you ready to take your brand to the next level, or to monetize your website, YouTube channel or social media? SeedingUp might be the solution for you too.

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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Check out my interview with R.J. from TheWaystoWealth to see how he entered the finance niche, started making money blogging, began bringing traffic from Pinterest and monetizing it with affiliate marketing, and is now making $10,000/month from his online business. #blogger #interview #blogtraffic #incomeideas #income