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RADIO TONI, March 10, 2021

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Guest, Melody Belliveau, How can you make money from a blog

RADIO TONI with Toni Lontis

Talking Points Radio Toni – Every Day Business with Melody Belliveau

  • Welcome and intro – Listening live on FB, LI we have my EVA Pao ready and waiting to respond to your comments and questions with website links etc, like subscribe and email,, big shout out and thankyou.

  • Today’s guest is the beautiful Melody Beliveau who is a Blogger. Before I introduce her live on the show here is a bit about Melody

Melody is a Content Creator/Web Publisher at The Social-Commentary.Com who’s passion and purpose is writing thought provoking articles that can create discussion and changes in our society. Melody created a blog to share with others, food for the soul. I had an opportunity for a column in a magazine that wasn't a good fit, and the mentor I had told me I needed to create my own website. The passion and drive were strong enough to get past my limited technology challenges and TheSocial-Commentary.Com was born.

Melody wants to have an impact on the world by helping people see that they matter and that they have a purpose. Her favorite quote is “We are all in this together”

Welcome to the show Melody it’s a pleasure to have you on the show today in person as you are often listening in and commenting on the live shows, which we appreciate so much. Today we are going to talk about Blogging

  1. Before we get into the subject of blogging, can you tell the audience a little more about you? Notes - Where you live, your life and what are your hobbies are outside of blogging

  2. What is one fun fact about you that might interest the audience the most?

  3. What is blogging? Notes - a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style, blogs can help you develop an online presence, prove yourself an expert in an industry, and attract more quality leads to all pages of your site.

  4. The history of Blogging according to Hubspot - 1994, Swarthmore College student Justin Hall is credited with the creation of the first blog, At the time, however, it wasn't considered a blog … just a personal homepage. In 1997, Jorn Barger, blogger for Robot Wisdom, coined the term "weblog", which was meant to describe his process for "logging the web" as he surfed the internet. The term "weblog" was shortened to "blog" in 1999, by programmer Peter Merholz. In the early stages, a blog was a personal web log or journal in which someone could share information or their opinion on a variety of topics. The information was posted reverse chronologically, so the most recent post would appear first.

  5. Melody Why were you drawn to starting a blog? – notes – recount your story about your mentor and website.

  6. How challenging was it to start a blog and what were those challenges?

  7. What steps did you follow to start your blog? Notes pick a name, get your blog online, make it unique, promote it

  8. What are you most passionate about and what gets you up in the morning?

  9. Lets talk about some of those blogs. One in particular is called the struggles of Loves Expressions. What prompted this blog and what’s it about?

  10. One of your most poignant blogs is called The shatter of Suicide – can you tell us about that blog?

  11. The wellness corner – What can find in there? Herbs and spices and hand reflexology

  12. Can you make money from a blog? Yes How do you do this? Notes – 1. money from ads, (adsense, adthrive) pay per impression and paid per click and its paid per 1000 impressions. 2. Affiliate marketing – here the blogger makes a connection with a company and then promotes the company’s products or services and get paid a commission 3. From Sponsored posts – where a company pays a blogger to create content about their brand. 4. Bloggers make money by creating and selling products – often digital or educational products. 5. Bloggers can make money from selling services, coaching and consulting.

Tonis Notes

Links for Jenn and Pao and LinkedIn business page


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Radio Toni is hosted by Toni Lontis, author of Resilience – Memoir of a broken little girl discovering a women of strength and beauty. She is Australia’s rising talkback radio queen, who is not afraid to facilitate interviews across the more difficult conversations of our day, bringing her brand of social consciousness to the airwaves.

Radio Toni is a community of like-minded people who are dedicated to making their life journey inspirational, wanting to leave a legacy for others.

Toni is an inspirational woman who has dedicated her life’s work to helping women and the men who love them to find their passion, purpose and voice.

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