121 episodes

Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Podcast! This podcast is for you if you’ve ever wanted to learn blogging basics so that you can start your own blog or if you have been a blogger for years but are struggling to grow or need inspiration and community.Every Tuesday we will be sharing a new episode covering topics from the basics of starting a blog, monetizing, and growing your site, to finding the inspiration you need to keep going. You will also find guest interviews with experts on different blogging topics and with bloggers who’ve been in your shoes.Amy Reinecke and Jennifer Draper are bloggers themselves who want to encourage you to believe in your potential, step outside the norm, and step into a life where you create your own schedule, your own success, and your own story.We'd love to connect with you on our other platforms so please visit us at www.sparkmediaconcepts.com or follow us on Instagram at @sparkmediaconcepts

The Ultimate Blog Podcast Amy Reinecke & Jennifer Draper

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 81 Ratings

Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Podcast! This podcast is for you if you’ve ever wanted to learn blogging basics so that you can start your own blog or if you have been a blogger for years but are struggling to grow or need inspiration and community.Every Tuesday we will be sharing a new episode covering topics from the basics of starting a blog, monetizing, and growing your site, to finding the inspiration you need to keep going. You will also find guest interviews with experts on different blogging topics and with bloggers who’ve been in your shoes.Amy Reinecke and Jennifer Draper are bloggers themselves who want to encourage you to believe in your potential, step outside the norm, and step into a life where you create your own schedule, your own success, and your own story.We'd love to connect with you on our other platforms so please visit us at www.sparkmediaconcepts.com or follow us on Instagram at @sparkmediaconcepts

    121. The Top 3 Things You Can Do to Build Your Email List with Allea Grummert

    121. The Top 3 Things You Can Do to Build Your Email List with Allea Grummert

    If you’ve listened to our podcast before, you know we believe in email marketing and the impact that it makes. That’s why we have brought Allea Grummert, email marketing strategist and conversion copywriter, back on to share more insight. Allea is here sharing ways that you can build your email list! We are diving deeper into the benefits of prioritizing email over social media and Allea is even sharing actionable advice for crafting lead magnets! We talk about the importance of using an email service platform, tailoring content to your audience, keeping your subscribers engaged, and forming genuine connections with your subscribers. Tune in to hear all of the value that Allea brings!

    Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts

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    Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode!
    SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode121


    We hit over 100K downloads on the podcast and we want to celebrate by answering all of YOUR blogging questions! Send in your voice message question HERE and we will answer it for you!
    Join us for a lunch and learn on April 16 at 12 pm CST! Sign up here!

    • 39 min
    120. Update Old Content to Grow Your Blog

    120. Update Old Content to Grow Your Blog

    Welcome back to another episode of The Ultimate Blog Podcast! It’s a solo episode today with me, Jennifer, and I am sharing more about updating old blog content with you on this episode. I advise you to develop a strategy for routinely assessing and enhancing your posts. I stress the importance of content quality, user experience, and competitiveness in search rankings. I also discuss practical aspects of content updating, such as using plugins for revision and doing minor tweaks versus major overhauls. This short episode was packed full of valuable content that you aren’t going to want to miss!

    Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts

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    Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode!
    SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode120


    We hit over 100K downloads on the podcast and we want to celebrate by answering all of YOUR blogging questions! Send in your voice message question HERE and we will answer it for you!

    • 18 min
    119. Creating a Purpose-filled Career Through Blogging with Tara Brewster

    119. Creating a Purpose-filled Career Through Blogging with Tara Brewster

    It’s always a pleasure to chat with one of our students! Tara Brewster is here sharing about her bold move from a nineteen year corporate career to a purpose-filled career in blogging and freelance business strategy. She shares her personal journey of seeking a life that not only resonates with her but also uplifts other women. She dives into the highs and lows of blogging, sharing more about the significance of adaptability, connections, and staying true to your purpose in any career. We also talk more about embracing uncertainty and chasing your dreams! This was a powerful episode about building that purpose-filled career through blogging!

    Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts

    Thank you to our sponsor Lulu for sponsoring this episode! Check out more about how to self-publish your next book HERE.

    Sign up for URL Genius here!

    Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode!
    SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode119
    We hit over 100K downloads on the podcast and we want to celebrate by answering all of YOUR blogging questions! Send in your voice message question HERE and we will answer it for you!
    Join us for a lunch and learn on April 16 at 12 pm CST! Sign up here!

    • 33 min
    118. Tips to Owning Your Own Freelance Business with Micala Quinn

    118. Tips to Owning Your Own Freelance Business with Micala Quinn

    Have you ever heard of freelancing? On today’s episode, we are chatting with a fellow Kansas-City based entrepreneur, Micala Quinn. Micala teaches people, typically moms, how to start and run their freelancing businesses from home while having the flexibility to spend time with their babies, through her course The Live Free Academy. She shares her own journey from teaching to freelancing after motherhood, and highlights the services that a Virtual Assistant can provide. We chat about how blogging skills can translate into freelancing and Micala shares advice on how to start a freelance business. We can’t wait for you to dive into today’s episode and learn more about either doing this in addition to your blog or hiring help in your own blogging business!

    Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts

    Thank you to our sponsor Lulu for sponsoring this episode! Check out more about how to self-publish your next book HERE.

    Sign up for URL Genius here!

    Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode!
    SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode118
    We hit over 100K downloads on the podcast and we want to celebrate by answering all of YOUR blogging questions! Send in your voice message question HERE and we will answer it for you!
    Join us for a lunch and learn on April 16 at 12 pm CST! Sign up here!

    • 42 min
    117. Using URL Genius to Increase Conversions with Jackson Brodie

    117. Using URL Genius to Increase Conversions with Jackson Brodie

    Welcome back to another episode of the Ultimate Blog Podcast! We are interviewing Jackson Brodie, from URL Genius, today. We dive into the advantages that URL Genius offers to bloggers and how the platform elevates your affiliate marketing efforts. URL Genius enhances the user experience and boosts conversion rates. He shares the straightforward sign-up process, the fee structure, and the data analytics that you can leverage as a blogger. We also chat through authenticity, data-driven strategies, and the need for engaging with your audience. Tune in to hear more about this platform that you can utilize as a blogger!

    Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts

    Thank you to our sponsor Lulu for sponsoring this episode! Check out more about how to self-publish your next book HERE.

    Sign up for URL Genius here!

    Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode!
    SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode117




    We hit over 100K downloads on the podcast and we want to celebrate by answering all of YOUR blogging questions! Send in your voice message question HERE and we will answer it for you!
    Join us for a lunch and learn on April 16 at 12 pm CST! Sign up here!

    • 34 min
    116. Let's Get Technical: SEO with Casey Markee

    116. Let's Get Technical: SEO with Casey Markee

    It’s time to dive deeper into the technical side of SEO! We have Casey Markee, the owner of Media Wyse, here sharing his expertise with you. He dives into site audits, finding the balance between ad revenue and user experience, and the aspect of meeting core web vitals. He also offers guidance on focusing on your strengths as a blogger and seeking assistance where needed and continuing to keep up with Google’s ever-changing algorithms for your content. This was a powerful episode that we know you are going to want to hear!

    Thanks for listening! Let us know your thoughts on Instagram: @sparkmediaconcepts

    Thank you to our sponsor Lulu for sponsoring this episode! Check out more about how to self-publish your next book HERE.

    Check out Big Scoots Plans here!

    Check out the show notes (link below) for more information including links and resources mentioned in today's episode!
    SHOW NOTES: www.sparkmediaconcepts.com/episode116
    We hit over 100K downloads on the podcast and we want to celebrate by answering all of YOUR blogging questions! Send in your voice message question HERE and we will answer it for you!
    Join us for a lunch and learn on April 16 at 12 pm CST! Sign up here!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Heather Farris ,

A gem of a show

Jennifer & Amy provide comprehensive info from beginners and advanced bloggers to grow their blogs. The guests they bring on make the show even more engaging and interesting. I really love the episodes about workflows, getting more traffic and geeking out about SEO. Thank you ladies for bringing this show to the world.

Melissapepin ,

Obsessed!

We adore Amy and Jennifer and glean so much for every episode! They make blogging and the business of it accessible and it’s so encouraging to listen to what they have to say!

Micala Quinn ,

such a great show!

Love listening ❤️❤️

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