Tan and Amanda Say Goodbye and Reveal Plans for 2017

Podcast Episode 52 – Tan and Amanda Say Goodbye to Aussie Bloggers Podcast

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Tan and Amanda decide to call it quits on Aussie Bloggers Podcast.  In this moving episode, they reveal what guided their decision, why it’s a necessary step and what their plans are for 2017.

Tan and Amanda Discuss:

  • How Tan and Amanda met
  • The story behind how their podcast began
  • Why their partnership worked and how yours can too
  • Why they like to showcase Australian Bloggers instead of American Bloggers
  • Why it’s important to discuss your personalities before you begin
  • How to have an equal partnership
  • Simple tips for learning from You Tube
  • How to discover if your guest is going to be a good fit for your blog or podcast
  • How to find your audience
  • How to avoid RAM (Random Acts of Marketing)
  • Processes you can apply to your own partnerships
  • Why Tan and Amanda don’t micro-manage each other
  • How nuzzle saves Amanda 3 hours of work
  • The step by step process of podcasting
  • How to schedule your own social media posts
  • Why you should remind your partner how good they are
  • Why communication and reliability go hand in hand
  • Why Aussie Bloggers Podcast is ending
  • What is happening in 2017

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We Are Podcast Conference Review: How to Blog Like a Podcaster

What Bloggers can Learn from Podcasters at the We Are Podcast Conference

Podcast Episode 43 – Interview featuring Tan from Tanja Turner.com

tanja turner we are podcastTanja Turner is a Digital Consultant, author and podcaster who supports individuals and small businesses using Technology and online products.

She is co-host of the Aussie Bloggers Podcast and hosts her own radio show once a fortnight at Coach on Fire Radio Network.

Her passion is empowering women who are not sure where to go with technology. She runs courses, workshops and retreats – teaching and training in Podcasting, WordPress, blogging, producing digital products such as ebooks, and building online courses.

She manages the front end of WordPress builds, and works between her clients and her developers, ensuring the whole process of building a website runs smoothly for both parties. She manages builds from simple blogs to complex membership and e-commerce sites. By holding her client’s hand every step of the way, she makes every technology task simple and easy for them.

She has won numerous awards for her work in technology and education, and in the past, held the position of chair of the Girls in IT committee, where she was helping to raise awareness in IT career paths for girls finishing high school.

She’s based in Brisbane, Australia, where she received her formal education and holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, and Master of Education (Information Technology). She is also a Certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming which she uses to help clients overcome the fear of new technologies.

During her time of learning and teaching, she has received many many certificates, awards and appreciation for her work, including the prestigious Queensland, Outstanding Teacher Excellence Award for ICTs in Education.

In this episode, Tan reflects on the We Are Podcast Conference and tells us:

  • What Kate Toon shared about SEO
  • Why you shouldn’t be writing for Search Engines as a priority
  • How Clint Salter believes you should nail your niche
  • How to market yourself
  • What Aaron Fifield talked about with regards to sponsorship
  • Andrew Griffiths and his thoughts about insecurities
  • Ways to be authentic
  • How Nathan Chan markets
  • Ways Ronsley Vas stays ahead of competition and you can too
  • How to make a difference
  • The #Merrybiz way to have a great mindset
  • Why you should rewire your brain

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Amanda Kendle – Travel Blogger Extraordinaire

Amanda Kendle Gives Us the Lessons She Learnt from 11 Years of Blogging

Episode 13 – Interview with the amazing Amanda Kendle

Amanda’s online life started out during the years she taught English in Japan and Europe and started writing amanda kendle aussie bloggers podcasttravel articles for some online magazines. It wasn’t long before an editor told her about a regular job going on a travel blog. And even though she didn’t really know what a blog was, she jumped at the chance of getting a monthly cheque for her writing.

From there, the online world really opened up to her. Her travel blog, Not A Ballerina was born to bring together her writing and travel thoughts in one place, and she also had several regular blogging jobs. Some of the websites she worked for provided training in using social media to promote her work – introducing her to Facebook and Twitter, among others.

Her consulting work has enabled Amanda to join forces with some fascinating clients, from personal bloggers through to government departments, small business to creative professionals. She describes herself as, “being one of those lucky people who truly loves their job”.

Amanda discusses

  • Her travel blog and why it began 11 years ago
  • Why she called her blog, “Not a Ballerina”
  • All the lessons she learnt while blogging
  • How often you should post on your blog
  • Points that attract someone to read a blog
  • How to keep visitors coming back to your blog
  • How to stop the burn out as a blogger
  • How to nurture your community
  • How to set up your readers so that unpleasant comments are kept to a minimum
  • Ways to monetise your blog
  • How to set boundaries between your online life and your home life
  • What it means to ‘batch’ your work and how to do it effectively


QUOTE:  “Master one thing and then do SOMEthing”

Check out Amanda’s website for her latest offers. http://amandakendle.com/ 
And for Perth/WA people – workshops – http://amandakendle.com/workshops/ and mastermind walks http://amandakendle.com/walking-masterminds/

Jo Saunders – How to Create an Awesome First Impression on LinkedIn

Jo Saunders Looks at LinkedIn and How it Can Help You, the Blogger

Podcast Episode 10  – Interview featuring Jo Saunders from Wildfire Social Marketing

jo saunders aussie bloggers podcastJo Saunders is known as the LinkedIn Demystifier as she helps professionals connect and communicate authentically with their target audience using LinkedIn.  By using the right tools and the right strategy, she is able to teach others how to use these and attract opportunities that they may not otherwise have had.

LinkedIn is an essential platform for every professional, and Jo helps people understand how to build an online presence, as well as create a connection, communication and content strategy through training, mentoring and management.

In this episode, Jo shares her wisdom and you will learn:

  • Her worldwide social marketing business
  • When she discovered her love for writing and what she did to manage over 100 pen friends
  • What it means being known as the linkedIn Demystifier and what that means to Jo and her brand
  • How bloggers can use the power of linkedIn to better their blog and amplify themselves
  • How bloggers can give a great digital first impression on LinkedIn
  • Why you need to pay attention to your LinkedIn headline and profile
  • How to write your summary to get readers to click through to your blog
  • What types of Call to Actions you can use on LinkedIn
  • Why you should publish your content on LinkedIn and why you should never ditch your blog
  • Why links from LinkedIn to your blog are important
  • Which metrics matter on LinkedIn and what they mean to your blog
  • How up can tell how you rank in your own network and industry
  • Why you need to remember to market your content and ways in which to share it


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LinkedIn Program for Bloggers – http://linkedinforbloggersprogram.eventbrite.com.au  $165 per module or $450 for the full program – beginning Wed 16 March

Includes live webinars, recordings, templates, and group support