Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Are You Ready to Take Your Blog to the Next Level?



You've flipped the calendar and the hard truth jumps out at you.

Autumn is here.

And for the blogger, it's back in the saddle again after the long, lazy days of summer, perhaps after lots of time off, random postings, scattered connections.  It's sink or swim time, and I'm guessing you might be facing one of these scenarios ...

1.  You're rolling up your sleeves for 31 Days with great enthusiasm ... laced with lots of trepidation.

2.  You want to build online community but you feel like you're choking to death on social media.

3.  Your blog is floundering.  Or you've lost your edge.  Or you're ready to throw in the towel.

That's where I come in.




I've been a certified life coach for 14 years.  And a blogger for more than 8.  I'm rolling all this experience into a fresh, cutting edge offering for bloggers who'd benefit from joining forces with a fellow sojourner who truly hears where you're coming from ... and has the skills to help get you where you yearn to go.

You'll find scads of resources out there promising to help you turn your site into a real moneymaker.  Or teaching you the tricks to getting thousands of followers or utilizing the latest technology with all kinds of e-books and podcasts, videos and a host of pre-packaged one-size-fits-all programs.

That's not what blog coaching is around here.  

We're talking about an interactive professional 1-1 coaching relationship that is personally crafted to be uniquely yours alone.  

The sky's the limit.  You might want to ... 

Evaluate your current online space

Discover your irresistible message & your target audience

Envision a compelling space that reflects your creative giftedness

Craft & fine tune your mission statement

Visualize the impact of your community 1 year from now

Itemize your top 3 challenges

Map out your 30 day game plan

Gain clarity & confidence in your online presence

Soar with gentle accountability

Discern where God is in the midst of it all




'Talking with you helped me clarify some things that I know I need to do going forward and I think, too, it will help me be accountable to actually implementing changes instead of just thinking about the need to change.'

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'I loved our session.  I put down the phone feeling so much stronger and focused.  What a gift you have to bring out clarity.  Yay!  I'm going to spend some time thinking about all the wonderful things we talked about ... God bless you!'

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'Thank you, Linda, so much for your help and encouragement.  I am excited to implement those changes ... I really needed our conversation today.  God bless!'

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'You've given me a lot to work with, and I truly appreciate
 your taking the time to share your thoughts, wisdom, and experience.
  Truly, one sees further from the shoulders of a giant.'

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'Thanks Linda.
This call wasn't the easiest thing I've done,
 but necessary, timely and beneficial.'




Choose one personalized coaching package:

THE PREMIUM

*   Three 30 minute phone sessions {kicked off by a free 15 minute get-to-know-you call if we've never chatted before}.

*   A written follow-up overview of each session that summarizes your challenges, our brainstorming conversation, and your action plan.

*   30 days of touch-base email coaching {weekdays, 9 am - 5 pm eastern}.

Your investment?  $199 / month {plus any phone charges that may apply}.

OR

THE PETITE

*   One 30 minute phone session.

*   A written follow-up overview of the session that summarizes your challenges, our brainstorming conversation, and your action plan.

Your investment?  $49 / 1 session {plus any phone charges that may apply}.

Questions?  I'm ready to chat at lindastoll@juno.com.  Now's the time.  This is the place.






P.S.
I'd love if you'd click here to check out all the details of life coaching for transitions, decision-making, job situations, wellness choices, relationship issues, or other non-crisis challenges that call for you to take some action.

Let's talk.  We can do this!

P.S.S.
And if you'd be so kind as to help me spread the news of my coaching launch, I'd be so very grateful!  Here's the link to share with your social media tribe  --> http://www.lindastoll.net/p/coaching.html

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50 comments:

  1. Wishing you the best of luck with this venture, Linda! You go, girl!
    Blessings!

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    1. Martha, thanks! I really appreciate your kind words!

      ;-}

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  2. I hope the very best for you, Linda. I'm certain you are an excellent life coach. Your background in counseling will greatly benefit your effectiveness. Blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. I love love love coaching and am looking forward to doing more of this kind of work. Thanks for cheering me on, Trudy!

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  3. I'm so happy for this great news, Linda! It sounds like a perfect fit for your heart and skills!! Yeah, for you, for taking the step and having the courage to lean into the vision!! Love, you, my friend!

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    1. I know you hear my heart, dear sister people-helper ...

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity and after reviewing some information on another site earlier tonight sounds like you're pricing your skills well. You have a lot to offer and I trust this is a window to bringing value to others who recognize that it's worth investing in the knowledge of experts in order to improve in areas of need!

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    1. The whole issue of financial investment can be a sticky one, Jonathan. I've only raised my hourly fee once in the last 9 years ... and only after a great deal of thought and not a little prayer.

      I appreciate your input as a business professional on this delicate subject matter ... truly.

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    2. That's not an uncommon reaction and struggle for people to have. Chris Guillebeau on his site (www.100startup.com) based on his book "The $100 Startup" mentions that when you're setting your rate you should be able to say "This rate is fair to the client and to me". I've found we tend to underrate the value we bring to others. With that said it's still can be emotionally difficult to grapple with.

      I think you've developed an area of leadership. In the book "Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life" they share that "Leadership is authentic influence that creates value". I think you've found an area where you have authentic influence and can now create value at a deeper level for others!

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    3. You've blessed me with your supportive words tonight, Jonathan.

      I can only trust that God will continue to use this online space as well as the professional 1-1 work I do to bring honor to Him ... and 'emotional healing, spiritual growth, and vibrant living' to those He brings onto my pathway.

      That's my goal, my joy.

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  5. Linda, every blessing in this new venture! So exciting!

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    1. I'm so glad you caught my excitement, friend ...

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  6. If I ever blog again, you're my girl! I so know you will bless many with this adventure. You were a blessing to me when I needed a listening ear. Love you much!

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    1. And now I'm finally available to have those personal life coaching conversations that people have been asking for along the way. It's about time for that door to swing open for people who don't live down the street ...

      ;-}

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  7. Congratulations and best wishes on this new venture. I wish you great success.

    God bless.

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  8. Linda, may God bless you in this journey. Thanks for letting us know about your ministry.

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  9. Fantastic, Linda! Even in my brief encounters with you I have no doubt you will bring value beyond any expectation. Your post here has given me more things to consider. I appreciate your giving heart in the words you share with your readers. Praying God's blessings to spill over from you to those you coach.

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    1. I'm glad that there's been some food for thought for you here, Debby ... there's some great journaling opportunities in that 'sky's the limit' list!

      Enjoy!

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  10. This sounds exciting and out of everything what stood out the most was the 1-on-1 coaching. Prayers for you!

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    1. I love that you've caught the vision, Meg!

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  11. Congratulations on your new venture. You go, girl! I've no doubt you can do it.

    Thank you for sharing your opportunity here at The Loft.

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    1. It's always fun to see The Loft's schedule and find out I already have a post ready to go!!

      It's a lovely little gathering place on Wednesday mornings, isn't it ...

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  12. Linda, what a perfect blending of your skills, experience and gifts. I'm certain that the impressions you leave with your clients will extend far beyond their blogs!

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    1. You're such a beautiful encourager, friend. I'm so grateful to do community with you, even from afar ...

      And yes, I'm going to be offering coaching for all kinds of life scenarios. I'm excited and yet peaceful at the prospect.

      His will be done.

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  13. Hi Linda,
    This project launch sounds like such a good fit for you and those bloggers who really could use your expertise, direction and guidance! And fall is a perfect time to kick this off, too since so many love to jump into sharing ideas and thoughts about the upcoming holiday season. Love that!

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    1. Oh my.

      The UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON!

      You're the first to speak those words, Valerie! Although I have thought of putting my candles in the windows ... and it's only September.

      {gasp!}

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  14. It's so great that you've found a place to use your gifts to encourage others. Seeking God for more of that in my own life!

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    1. I hear ya', Becky! There's something about fall's arrival that seems to welcome new ventures ...

      As you seek Him, may you find His next plan ...

      Glad you've joined us today!

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  15. Oh do the women (and men of course!) of the internet need exactly what you're extending them! So proud of you!!

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    1. From one coach to another ... well, thanks!

      ;-}

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  16. Linda, how exciting! You are taking on your next step of your adventure, and adding so much value to others to help them shine their light and live their purpose. I do want to increase in my blogging for sure, and will be praying into the timing of when as I am committed to writing courses currently. And I agree with Kylie that what you are extended is meeting a need for sure!

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    1. Thanks for the gentle reminder that we need to continue to be in prayer when it comes to the timing of what we do, when, and how. So much clamors for our attention ... but yes, Thy will be done.

      Appreciate you so much, Lynn ...

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  17. How exciting! A new coaching venture, Linda! I know you will be a huge help to so many who utilize your expertise and years of experience. What a blessing you are and continue to be, my friend!

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    1. My hat's off to you, dear marriage coach!

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  18. Linda, I am excited to read of your new business venture and ministry! How wonderful! God bless you as you seek to use your gifts to bless others!

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    1. I'm glad you're sitting 'round the table with us, Gena!

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  19. What a wonderful ministry for those of us who blog but after some time off have, as you say, lost our edge.

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    1. Oh it's so good to see you again, Pary! Welcome back, friend ...

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  20. If I hadn't just asked someone to be my mentor I'd be tempted by this! I've been so blessed by your words of encouragement as a new blogger this year...God has given you a beautiful gift and it's great to read how you're using it in other ways. May God bless you and all those you mentor richly, so that the blessing is multiplied in His hands.

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    1. Hi Anna! You've captured what I truly believe ... everyone needs a mentor ... and everyone can be a mentor! Enjoy the relationship of encouragement that awaits you. For I know you will, in turn, bless others ...

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  21. I was kind of expecting some ideas and tips in the post, wish I could afford your help, but my blogging budget is $0 right now. This autumn is going to be touch and go as far as blogging since I am getting things ready for our next little one who is due in November. Visiting from the Loft.
    http://aboutachik.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi “About a chiK”! Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy. That’s wonderful to hear. My perception (as a non blogger) is that bloggers tend to fall into one of two camps: hobbyists (have something to share regardless of financial impact) and entrepreneurs (hoping to spread knowledge with a hope to produce some income). Though many might have elements of both (few hobbyists will turn down some money and entrepreneurs are likely sharing about something that matters to them even in their down-time.

      Regardless of the approach leveraging a good coach (or some other resource) to help one through their blogging career can be highly beneficial. We pay plumbers for their expertise and coaches too have something to offer. My wife loves to collect coins and we use some of our “Entertainment” money for that hobby (postage to trade coins, buying binders to display them in, even buying new coins from time to time). We like going on dates and there’s a price for that “hobby” if we get a babysitter. It helps us enjoy our hobbies more significantly.

      Entrepreneurs might have it a little easier because they can hopefully see that the value an experienced coach brings them a payoff (in the business world we call it Return On Investment). The blogger pays $500 but through it gains the expertise of someone who can help them generate $40/month and have made back that initial investment in month 13. Any future benefits are the “gravy”.

      It’s sometimes hard to rationalize spending some money on one’s hobby or business. I hope that in the months ahead (after you take special time with your new little one) there might be opportunities to evaluate how you can develop…it doesn’t necessarily have to be this blog coaching, but finding something to bring further fulfillment as you develop your blog! Here’s to the journey.

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    2. Hello, Chik! Oh how exciting ... a new little one to love! My thoughts are with you tonight as you prepare for the big arrival!

      I appreciate your honesty about the post ... I am sorry that you were disappointed. Please check out The Blog Forum: A Creative Little Series
      http://creeksideministries.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-blog-forum-creative-little-series.html

      I hope that will give you some of the tools you were expecting.

      Warmly ...

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    3. Yes, Jonathan, we bloggers walk a fine line between writing our hearts out as a hobby and extending that passion into earning a living professionally. This is especially true for those of us who have chosen not to have ads on our online spaces.

      All that said, while I will be writinig about coaching {and at some point, maybe counseling} here and there, I don't see the posts changing a whole lot in the days ahead.

      I'm feeling good about where God has me right about now ...

      And, as always, I appreciate your business perspective!

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    4. Keep them coming! This is a great community with great content. You bring great authenticity and honesty in your writing and sharing.

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    5. I love it here. And I'm really glad you you do, too!

      It's a fabulous community. Just look at everyone who gathers 'round!

      I'm so grateful. Every day.

      Hugs for MK ... and A ...

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  22. I loved the phone call you blessed me with about my blog not long ago, Linda. You are so talented at coaching, my friend. I will definitely call on you again in the future. My daughter is moving far, far away in January and I'm a hot mess about it. It sounds like this could be a good topic for a call as well!

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    1. Oh yeah ... that's a tough one, Candace. I'm here if it will help you walk through that transition ...

      And your words of affirmation are so encouraging this evening ... a great big thanks to you!

      ;-}

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda