For the June 2019 Blogger of the Month I am excited feature Lizzie Alvergnat of the blog Holistically Lizzie. Lizzie is a holistic health and nutrition coach, a certified personal trainer, and blogger who focuses on helping busy moms and others live a healthy plant based lifestyle.
One could spend hours perusing Lizzie’s blog seeking out fun new vegan recipes, learning about fitness and getting tips on motherhood. But in addition to reading informative posts on Lizzie’s blog, she also offers one on one coaching to clients that are looking for guidance in the healthy lifestyle department.
Let’s learn some more about Lizzie and her blog Holistically Lizzie!
June 2019 Blogger of the month Q&A with Lizzie:
Names of your social media handles:
I’m a UK expat currently living Abu Dhabi, UAE.
What made you start your blog?
I didn’t want to work for someone else. What I wanted was a residual income that couldn’t be capped. I needed something for ME that I was passionate about that didn’t involve me being a wife or mother. I wanted to create freedom in my life so I could work from home and spend more time with my kids.
How long have you been blogging/operating your website?
I tried blogging a few years ago and got nowhere because i just thought people would ‘show up’ to my website. Needless to say I didn’t go far 😂 After learning about blogging properly, I started one year ago while I was pregnant with my second baby and have been consistently growing since then.
What has been the biggest surprise to you so far in your blogging journey?
That there are so many opportunities to make money online. It really is up to you how much money you want to make. Also, the support you can get online with other bloggers is invaluable. You need friends that understand you and ‘get’ what it’s like to be a blogger. Join lots of Facebook groups to get help!
Do you blog part-time or full-time?
Part time, I have a 2 year old and a newborn baby so my time is limited
If full-time, what was your prior career? If part-time, what do you do outside of blogging?
When I was working full time, I was working freelance as a holistic health coach and personal trainer. Now that I work part time, I try to manage my time effectively around my kids. Spending quality time with my family is the most important thing to me. Aside from managing a house, food prepping and looking after two kiddos I also enjoy working out at home, brunching and going for days out in the UAE sunshine.
Do you make money from your blog? If so, what has been your best source of revenue?
Not really, Ill explain. I have spent the past year growing my blog by writing content and getting traffic to it. Now that I have laid down those foundations I plan to monetize it. Because of the increased traffic I now get more coaching clients so I get paid that way. However due to time constraints (and breastfeeding) I’m limited to the number of people I can sign up. Hence why I started a blog, so I could work around my own schedule!
What drives the most traffic to your blog?
How many page views does your blog average per day?
150 which although small, I’m extremely proud of as I haven’t been able to put much time into my blog so far.
What has been your most successful post to date?
How to break free from sugar addiction and quit sugar for good. (http://www.holisticallylizzie.com/break-free-from-sugar-addiction/)
What is coming up next for your blog?
I’m partnering with a huge online wellness & fitness company. Im looking for other moms who want to lose weight, increase energy and get fit on a plant based lifestyle. Im also recruiting other moms who want to join me and get paid to do the same.
How often do you publish new content?
I try to post once per week but with a newborn baby that sometimes doesn’t happen.
If you could give one piece of advice to other bloggers what would it be?
DON’T give up. Even if you are really short on time like me, things will progress! Believe in the compound effect and keep plugging away daily. Blogging isn’t hard work but it does take a lot of work, particularly in the beginning. Treat it like a business and be consistent.
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