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If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you're in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo & guests to explore the world of living life by your own design.

Your Lifestyle Business Jo Barnes

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If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you're in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo & guests to explore the world of living life by your own design.

    #83 - Lessons Learned in 2020

    #83 - Lessons Learned in 2020

    What a year it has been! It's certainly been a challenge for many around the globe.

    It's been an interesting year for me personally with regards to starting and growing a new business and in todays episode I'm sharing my 12 biggest lessons, not just from the last year, but what I've learned about myself in preceding years and how I'm now growing my business to both meet the needs of my customers and to ensure I'm putting my lifestyle first!

    I'm hoping this both inspires you to action and reduces the chances of you making some of the silly mistakes I have!

    Happy New Year! :)

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    • 58 min
    #82 - The 7 Strategies I'm Using to 100x My Website Traffic

    #82 - The 7 Strategies I'm Using to 100x My Website Traffic

    Welcome to the final episode of my blogging series.

    Part 1 - How to Make Money Blogging

    Part 2 - How to Setup Your Money Making Blog

    Part 3 - Essential Pages & Plugins

    Part 4 - Your Money Making Blog Content Strategy

    Today I'm going to share with you the strategies I'll be using over the next 12 months to 100x my traffic!

    Yep, my goal is to get to 100k sessions by August 2021, up from 1000 in August 2020. 

    Here's how I'm going to do it;

    1. Massive Content

    2. Guest Posting

    3. Networking (Dream 100)

    4. Link Building

    5. Social Media

    6. Reviewing Priorities 

    7. Experimenting

    8. Email List

    Listen in to hear how you can incorporate these strategies into your own blogging business.

    Links Mentioned in Todays Podcast;

    adamenfroy.com

    How to Build an Email List



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    • 21 min
    #81 - Your Money Making Blog Content Strategy

    #81 - Your Money Making Blog Content Strategy

    Welcome to Part 4 of my blogging series.

    Ep 78 - Part 1  - How to Make Money Blogging

    Ep 79 - Part 2 - How to Setup Your Money Making Blog

    Ep 80 - Part 3 - Essential Pages & Plugins

    Today we're going to start creating the content for your money making blog!

    Listen in to discover;

    How to get clear on your long term goals and how these will determine the kind of content you create

    How to ensure the content you create is precisely what your audience is searching for

    How to do some basic keyword research to ensure what you create can rank in the search engines

    The basic rules for creating content that both meets the needs of your audience and ranks on google.

    Lots to get through!

    Links Mentioned in This Episode

    Episode 78 - How to Make Money Blogging

    Episode 56 - 10 Ways to Find Awesome Content Ideas

    ahrefs.com

    ubersuggest.com

    backlinko.com

    Yoast plugin



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    • 39 min
    #80 - Essential Pages & Plugins for Your Money Making Blog

    #80 - Essential Pages & Plugins for Your Money Making Blog

    Welcome to Part 3 of my blogging series!

    See Episode #78 & #79 for parts one and two; How to Make Money Blogging and How to Set up Your Money Making Blog.

    Today we're going to run through the essential pages & plugins you need for your money making blog.

    Essential Pages;


    Privacy policy
    Terms of service
    Contact page
    About page
    Home page!
    Ideally - list building page

    Recommended Plugins

    1. Nitropack (or WP Rocket)
    2. Yoast (or rankmath / SEOpress)
    3. Monster Insights
    4. Grow Social
    5. Mammoth .docx converter
    6. Easy Table of Contents
    7. Thirsty Affiliates
    8. Fusebox Player
    9. Smash Balloon Instagram Feed
    10. Pretty Links

    Other Links Mentioned

    Canva.com

    Unsplash.com

    https://privacyterms.io/en/terms-conditions-generator/

    https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/contact/

    Upwork.com

    https://convertbox.com/

    https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/podcast

    • 37 min
    #79 - Setting Up Your Money Making Blog

    #79 - Setting Up Your Money Making Blog

    Last week we discussed how to make money blogging. In this weeks episode, I'm walking through in detail how to set up your money making blog.

    I'm covering;

    1. Choosing Your Money Making Model

    2. Picking Your Blog Topic

    3. Researching Your Topic

    4. Picking a Name & a Domain

    5. Choosing Your Hosting Package - (I’ve been researching this a lot over the last few weeks for my own site and have some very interesting findings!)

    Links Mentioned Include;

    Adam Enfroy

    https://namelix.com/

    https://cunningbot.com/

    bluehost.com

    wpengine.com

    https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/blogging/fastest-wordpress-hosting/



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    • 46 min
    #78 - How to Make Money Blogging

    #78 - How to Make Money Blogging

    Welcome to the first in my blogging series!

    This is what I love about podcasting, the opportunity to share my own journey with you and right now that journey is in growing and monetizing my website.

    In this first episode I'm starting with the end in mind and exploring all the various ways you can monetize a blog as you grow, including digital products, physical products and services.

    By choosing what you'd like your outcome to be, the path to get there becomes infinitely clearer!

    So make a decision this week as to how you think you'd like to monetize your website and next week we'll start building your money making blog!

    Links Mentioned

    jamesclear.com

    masalabody.com

    jennakutcher.com

    talkingshrimp.com

    patflynn.com

    adamenfroy.com

    fatstacks.com

    markmanson.com

    msrachelhollis.com

    nomadicmatt.com

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    • 29 min

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