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Blog Your Brilliance

Hello, beautiful mompreneur, dadpreneur, entrepreneur, solopreneur.

If you've been yearning to build a profitable online business by sharing your gifts and expertise with the world, then this may be the most important letter you'll ever read.


  • Maybe you've been stuck in a job you hate and YEARN to build a business you love.
  • Maybe visions of solopreneur freedom dance in your head: traveling, setting your own schedule, home-schooling, daddy-ing, mommy-ing.
  • Perhaps a big, world-changing message lives inside you and longs to be set free.
  • Maybe you want to blog but have NO IDEA how to start a blog, or even write a blog post, for that matter.
  • Maybe you're not confident enough in your writing to share it with the world.
  • Or, maybe you're afraid that it's all been said already; it's too late to join the online party.


It's not too late.


In fact, it's the perfect time.


It's YOUR time.


It's time to share your voice, message, and brilliance with the world through blogging


I'm not talking about "Dear Diary" type blogging. Or blogging about that awesome tuna sandwich you ate.


I'm talking about strategic blogging, the kind of blogging that helps you grow authority, credibility, and that all-important "know, like, trust" factor--the elements that inspire confidence in you and lead more people to say YES to your offers. 


I'm talking about a blog filled with excellent content, content that keeps people reading and has them thinking things like this:


  • OMG she's telling it just like it is.
  • Wow, I never thought of it that way....
  • Yes, this is exactly what I need to hear.
  • Why is no one else saying this?
  • OMG she's brilliant! I want to hire her!


They'll read your blog posts and sign up for a discovery session. 


They'll download your thoughtfully, artfully crafted lead magnet, which happens to be tucked within a blog post on the same topic.


They'll join your tribe when seeing your invite, which just happens to be positioned right at the end of each blog post.


As part of your tribe, they'll receive inspirational, aspirational content, content that makes them think, smile, and grow.


And, if there's a fit between what they need and what you offer, they'll buy!

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The thing is ... even if you agreed ... even if you said, "Yes, I want to, need to, blog," ... could you? Would you know what to do, where to do it, what to say, how to say it?


Could you establish and maintain a steady blogging cadence that acts like the heartbeat of your business? 


Friend, let me tell you ... once you learn how powerful a great blog can be for lead generation and client attraction, you'll want to put "blogging" at the TOP of your to-do list. 

Keep reading, because that's exactly what I'm going to share with you--right after I tell you a little about MY mompreneur and blogging journey.


My journey from accountant, to mom, to mompreneur


I've been working from home as a mompreneur marketing writer since 2002.


At that point, I had three children, ages 3.5 years, 26 months, and 12 months old.

 


Aren't they adorable?!? No wonder I wanted to stay home with them :) 


Today, those babies are all off at different colleges, and I'm an empty nester with a thriving business as a marketing writer, editor, and writing coach.


(Mama and papa, it really does go by so quickly ... so, so quickly. Treasure them!)


Here's a little timeline to show you how I got from mom to where I am today.



My Journey from Mom to Mompreneur and Beyond


Funny thing is ... when I started my business, I didn't have a "blog." Instead, I created an online newsletter: The Tampa Bay Marketers Report. I also landed a marketing column in an online Tampa-area magazine. 


Between Elance and those two marketing channels, I earned enough to stay home with my babies, maintain the lifestyle I was used to, and grow my writing business.


Little by little, I stopped writing for my newsletter and eventually ended my column. I had more business than I could handle, and I loved it!


I quickly got to the point where I was earning enough to hire a woman to come to my home five days a week for half a day at a time.


What an amazing life!


I woke up, got dressed, and kissed, fed, and played with my babies until the sitter arrived. Then, I headed back to my office while she made them lunch, did a few chores, like dishes, vacuuming, and laundry, and otherwise kept the kids happy.


I felt so blessed back then, and I feel even MORE blessed now!



It's been almost 20 years since I've commuted to work.


Almost 20 years since I've wore a business suit.


Almost 20 years since I've worn high heels. (!!!) 


Almost 20 years since I had to make the dreaded call to work: "Sorry, I won't be in ... my kid is sick."


So, my friend, I want to tell you -- it's possible.


In fact, if you follow the strategies I provide to build your blog and your brand, it's not just possible. It's highly probable!


But wait ... what about blogging?


Yes. I told you that I didn't have a blog back then.


And, truth be told, I've only starting blogging for myself again over the last three or four years. I was so slammed with business for so many years that I had no time to market and blog for my OWN business.


That said, I have been blogging for clients on and off, all along. 


On their corporate dimes, I learned a whole lot of blogging tricks, techniques, and secrets. I also developed several blogging methods and shortcuts of my own.


And I'd love to share it all with you though the Blog Your Brilliance group coaching and training program.

Introducing 

Blog Your Brilliance

A five-week, five-module group coaching and training program
to kickstart (or restart) your blog 

5 weeks.

You, me, and your cohort. 

Brilliant blogging ... more clients!

Imagine that you hooked one end of a data cable to my brain, and the other end of the cable to yours. 


Inside a mental room labeled "blogging," you find file cabinets and folders overflowing with information--pieces of paper, sticky notes, printouts, images--everything I know about blogging.


There's an intro folder that covers bloggy lingo and other blogging basics. And another folder all about the editorial calendar--how to create one strategically, so that it aligns with the outcomes you want in your business. Then there's the audience--who the heck are you writing for, anyway? And what do THEY want?


There's also a folder on the nuts and bolts of writing, along with writerly tricks for better writing, including how and where to get ideas for unique content that no one else on the 'net can replicate.


Like I said. It's my brain on blogging.


It's everything I've learned since 2002 while working with and blogging for solopreneurs, the owners of mom-and-pop shops, service-based professionals, coaches, consultants, startup CEOs, marketing executives at small and large businesses, and even a few people just like you. 


I've sifted, sorted, tossed the rubbish, dusted off the good stuff, organized it, made it pretty, and called it Blog Your Brilliance.


And now you can have it all -- and me -- at your fingertips.


Who am I?

Renae Gregoire  //  The Entrepreneur's Editor


Hello! I'm Renae Gregoire, marketing writer and editor, blogger and writing coach. I'm so pleased that you're considering the Blog Your Brilliance group coaching and training program.


I've been serving clients since 2002, and in that time I've written and edited ... millions ... of words! I see possibilities--in people, in businesses, in content--and know how to give those possibilities life.


You will see evidence of that throughout the program as you learn to Blog Your Brilliance!


Hope to see you inside!

Renae  :)

Blog Your Brilliance is about MORE than the mechanics. It's about YOU.

A lot of blogging programs out there ... MOST programs, for that matter ... focus solely on the mechanics of blogging. 


  • How to set up a blog
  • How to design your blog
  • How to create an editorial calendar
  • How to choose keywords
  • How to write great blog titles
  • How to choose images
  • How to handle the whole SEO thing
  • And on, and on, and on


There are 1,000,001 blog-related topics out there to learn. (I've been blogging since the early 2000s and still don't know it all!) 


Honestly, you CAN learn those how-tos and mechanics anywhere. You don't need Blog Your Brilliance for that. (Although I do think I make learning that content fun in my own unique, crazy way!)


What I think you DO need Blog Your Brilliance for is for the focus on YOU.




It's about you blogging strategically.


What's missing from other programs is -- FIRST -- a focus on YOU in terms of your business. On your messaging. On figuring out what your readers WANT and NEED to hear. On figuring out what you want your blog to do for YOUR business. And then mapping those pieces together so that you satisfy your readers' wants and needs while achieving the goals you have for your business.


You'll do that in Blog Your Brilliance.

Thank you! Renae, yes, love your feedback, I have already thought about adding in a couple things and appreciate your guidance. I think today/tomorrow will work on editing and upleveling my 1st two blogs. Love this ... getting me to take action. Yeah!

Michelle Kennedy Rembert



It's about you blogging brilliantly.


Another missing piece is -- SECOND -- a focus on YOU in terms of your brilliance. And in terms of BLOGGING your brilliance. Do you know what your brilliance is? Can you identify what makes you uniquely qualified to offer the products and services you sell? Can you sprinkle bits of that brilliance on every blog post you write?


Yep.


You'll dig into that, too.

Thank you for the wonderful gift Renae! I have enjoyed the blogging challenge. It sparked me into writing about my work.

Caroline Karp



It's about you blogging confidently.


And the final missing piece is -- THIRD -- a focus on YOU in terms of your writing ability and writing confidence. One of the things I love most about teaching Blog Your Brilliance is being able to gently, lovingly point students in the "write" direction. 


I'll help you find and, with confidence, communicate your most brilliant truths. Just having me there to edit and show you how to refine your blog posts is more than worth the price of the program alone! 


Plus, as a bonus to this version of the program, you'll also receive recordings of weekly Q&A / Live Editing sessions from the last live version. You'll get to watch me edit blog posts LIVE, and listen in as I share what's going on in my mind when making changes.


I know from my own and client experiences that simply watching and listening in to a marketing writer "at work" can amp up your writing skills and writing confidence, so I know you'll find these bonus recordings of past Blog Your Brilliance editing sessions valuable as well.  


You are amazingly talented! One of the mad skills I see is your ability to teach in such a way that we each believe, 'Oh, I can do that!' This is the 'more' you have been calling to you! Own it, girlfriend!!!

Rozlyn Warren

[Your comments] make me feel confident in my writing yet make me look at it with a critical eye ... not just settle for whatever I can bang out. I have always loved the written word and a goal I set as a child was to become a published author. I am reigniting that flame!

Nicke Thiel




Are you getting excited?!


I am! I absolutely love being able to help brilliant people with brilliant ideas share those ideas with the world! 


Before I go any further though, I'd like to tell you exactly what's included in the Blog Your Brilliance group coaching and training program.






What's included in Blog Your Brilliance?

A kickoff call, just the two of us. The modules, yours for all eternity. A private Facebook group to interact with me and your peers. Daily blogging prompts. Weekly Q&A and live-editing group calls. Weekly assignments. Worksheets. Templates. Resources. AND MORE.

Strategic kickoff call

You and I will spend 30 minutes mapping out where your blog needs to go during the program. We'll create a blogging plan, and you'll work it with my guidance.

Daily blogging prompts

Get percolating with daily blogging prompts that will arrive via email for the duration of the program. Past participants have found these prompts super valuable, and you will, too!

Five modules

Each week, get one new module. I have to say--my modules are meaty. They're filled with details about blogging you won't find others talking about. Modules include videos, note-taking guides, assignments, and more.  

Weekly Q&A, editing calls

Each week, we'll meet on Zoom for two hours. Ask questions, pick my brain, or bring your content to the calls and I'll live-edit it for you so you can understand what's going through my mind as I read.

Private Facebook group

Yeah, yeah ... you can't have an online program without a Facebook group! Ours is no different. Ask questions, meet fellow bloggers, and share your work.  

Assignments

Most of the early lessons include assignments to help you think through, practice, or in other ways act on what you're learning. And blog post assignments will help you get rolling with solid content. 

Templates, checklists +

I've packed as much as possible into the program to help you along. There's the 9-point blog planner and the 9-point blog post planner. There's also a blog post template and blog post pre-publication checklist. 

Quickstart guide

Because it's kind of hard to write a great blog post when you're still in Module 1, I created a bonus Blogging Quickstart Guide you can refer to when in doubt or questions arise.

NEW BLOG POSTS!

During the program, with my cheering and guiding, you WILL create brilliant, new content for your blog. It's time to open up and share your brilliance with the world!

BONUS #1

In this Spring 2020 release of Blog Your Brilliance, you'll receive recordings from my six-part Creative Blogging Series. More bloggy goodness for you!

BONUS #2

Get recordings of past Q&A and live-editing calls, so you can listen and learn as past students pick my brain and have their content edited live!

BONUS #3

I've just moved Blog Your Brilliance over to the Group Coaching Genie platform, which gives both of us access to an online journal, which makes it easy for you to share your work and for me to reply! Yay!




I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it ...


That's the 70's girl in me, singin' and shakin' and shufflin'!

The 70's girl in me is singin' and dancin'

If you're feelin' it too ... if you're ready to GET MORE CLIENTS as your Blog Your Brilliance, then, my friend, your time is NOW.


Sign up for Blog Your Brilliance below.


This new edition of the program begins on March 30th, 2020.


If you're not quite sure the program is for you, schedule a Content Chat call with me.  


I won't try to "sell" you; I'm not that kind of writer, and I'm not that kind of person.


I'll answer your questions, tell you more about what the program entails, and if you're ready, I'll sign you up. If you're not ready though, I'll tell you that, too. And I'll say goodbye, wishing you well and perhaps hoping to speak again another time.

Ready to Blog Your Brilliance?

Sign up now to save $500 on the March 2020 edition of the Blog Your Brilliance group coaching and training program! 

 

Communicate that BIG THING inside of you.

Put it out into the world through your blog. 


Your investment: $1,497

Your price for the March 2020

Blog Your Brilliance cohort: $997


 


Blog Your Brilliance: What's Inside

Module 1


In Module 1, get the blogging basics down pat: what makes a blog a blog, types of blogs, and bloggy lingo. Understand how your blog will help your business, and choose what benefits you'd like to get from your blog. Outline the purpose of your blog, and choose a blogging frequency. Also decide who much time you'll spend on blogging and where your blog will live. The module wraps with an introduction to my inCREDIBLE Blog Post Writing Formula. And, as a bonus, get vetted resources that will help you start a Wordpress blog from scratch. 

Module 2


In Module 2, get clear on the Five Ws as they apply to blogging: WHO your audience is, WHAT content you'll create, WHERE you'll promote your blog posts, WHEN to post your content, and WHY you're blogging in the first place. A key feature of this Module is the editorial calendar. I'll share examples and walk you through creating your own. There's also a bonus walkthrough of Trello, a free online project management tool that's perfect for bloggers.


Module 3


Module 3 is meaty! In it, you'll discover three types of must-have blog posts, plus a few other optional types. Then you'll move on to tricks of the trade for helping readers (and Google) discover your blog posts, including blog post titles, headlines, images, metadata, and more. Finally, close out the Module by learning a series of writerly tricks, and by downloading "Renae's Rules of Blogging," some overarching guidance to take with you as you start your blogging journey.

Module 4


Module 4 is my favorite; it's all about ideas--where to get them and what to do with them. Explore a detailed example of how to create blog posts that give readers MORE than what's out there already. Discover the free tool I use to find ideas galore. See how I track my blog posts, and get ideas for how to track yours. Wrap up the Module by learning about several creativity kickstarters you can use should you need a fresh perspective. Plus, have fun with an assignment that'll help you come up with 75 blog post ideas in 20-30 minutes!  

Module 5


In Module 5, get prepared with a discussion of the mindset crap you'll inevitably encounter as you begin to blog your brilliance. Believe me, your mind will throw all sorts of excuses at you for why you can't blog. In this Module, I'll equip you to tackle those excuses, whether they're valid or not. After Module 5, you'll be ready to take off the training wheels and start motoring along on your own. And I, as your proud blog mom, will be right behind you, cheering you on!


What people are saying:

Someone on my list joined my year-long journey!

Yipee! Thanks to this group I am more intentional about my writing and someone who has been on my list for a long time joined my year-long journey BECAUSE of the Beltane article I sent Monday! Thank you, Renae...!

Rozlyn Warren  //  Mentor and Transformational Healer

I appreciate your words, feedback, and mentoring.

Thank you, Renae!! Your work here is amazing and so generous. I truly appreciate your words, feedback, and mentoring.

Jo Ann Wenner  //  Transformational Coach and Consultant


Ready to Blog Your Brilliance?

Sign up now to save $500 on the March 2020 edition of the Blog Your Brilliance group coaching and training program! 

 

Communicate that BIG THING inside of you.

Put it out into the world through your blog. 


Your investment: $1,497

Your price for the March 2020

Blog Your Brilliance cohort: $997


 


What MORE people are saying

No, she didn't write this recommendation, but I would have had her do so!

Renae is simply fantastic at writing and editing. She takes extra steps to ensure that she grasps the facts and nuances of your business and message. She also puts structure around your thoughts and challenges you to improve your thinking, messaging, positioning, and overall marketing. No, she didn't write this recommendation, but I would have had her do so!

Marya Ulis  //  Chief Marketing Officer

Renae is a throwback to a time when craftspeople weren't satisfied until their work was done right.

Renae is a throwback to a time (that probably exists only in legend) when craftspeople weren't satisfied until their work was done right. She did absolutely everything I asked, and a great deal more, to ensure I was happy with the project. I expect top work but it was a very pleasant surprise to learn that Renae clearly cared about the success of my project.

J.D. Sallen  // CEO

Talk about "beyond expectations!"

Renae, talk about "beyond expectations!" I can't thank you enough for your work on behalf of my consulting business. While your overall skill and professionalism are outstanding, there are two specific areas that truly stand out. First, your focused expertise in BOTH writing and marketing brings to the table great value for clients (like me) who need integrated support. Second, I am extremely impressed by your ability to get "inside" and understand a business with which you are initially unfamiliar. Not only do you succeed here, but your deep interest in learning about my new business really shined through. 

EMORY PETRACK  //  MD, President


The best time to kickstart your blog is NOW.

Your ideal prospects are out there on the Web, searching for exactly what you have to offer. But they'll never know what it is you offer ... you'll never connect with them ... you'll never attract them ... if you lack the blog content that does those things for you. Now is the time. Invest in your success with Blog Your Brilliance today. 

5 Simple Steps to...

Fabulous new blog posts for your fabulous new readers,

by You


Let's go! Blog Your Brilliance!

Sign up now to save $500 on the March 2020 edition of the Blog Your Brilliance group coaching and training program! 

 

Communicate that BIG THING inside of you.

Put it out into the world through your blog. 


Your investment: $1,497

Your price for the March 2020

Blog Your Brilliance cohort: $997


 

Copyright 2020, Renae Gregoire, Digital Ink, Inc. doing business as The Write Idea

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