One of the best things about being a ‘successful’ blogger is being able to share your knowledge and experience with others. I’ve been doing this old blogging thing for nearly five years and I really wish I had someone to hold my hand in the early stages; blogging was new and uncharted territory, so it was each to their own and ‘wing it as best as possible.’ Over the years I’ve managed to carve a niche, build incredible relationships with brands, PRs and bloggers a like, work on some amazing campaigns and even turn a part-time hobby into a full-time job. Although it’s much harder in 2014 to carve your own niche, it’s not impossible – hundreds of blogs are launched every single day, all with a unique perspective and story to tell. I’ve written numerous posts sharing my stories, top tips and things I’ve learned along the way, mainly as a way to answer all those emails and questions that I can’t respond to personally with the depth I’d like. However, in 2015 it would be nice to actually help someone on a personal and one-to-one level, hopefully helping them on their way to making their dreams come true.
Although it may seem a little odd, I thought it may be of interest to a handful of people to have me as a mentor in January – giving the ‘winner’ an opportunity to ask all those burning questions, have me look over their site, provide advice on growing an audience and working with brands, plus lots more. The prize will include two one-to-one sessions in a central London location within January (dates of your choice that match my diary!) and include an endless supply of tea and cake to fuel us. What you get out of it is up to you – whether you want advice on launching a blog from scratch, want to take your site to the next level, know what you need to do to turn your hobby into a career or simply want someone to bounce ideas off. I’m all ears, ready and waiting… If you want to win this unique opportunity, then simply leave me a comment below with your blog address (if you have one) and why you’d love to have me as your mentor.
Although this isn’t really a competition as such, I’ll pick someone at random by 15th December. You must be available to get to London (or alternatively we can host sessions over Skype) and cover your own transportation arrangements/costs. Both sessions can last in the region of 4hrs and are flexible in terms of content and date.