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Entrepreneur. Writer. Copy Writer.
Mom. Wife.
A Great Deal is a Great Find. 

Welcome to Life at Gray Gables.


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How To Make Your Blog Go Viral

Blogging, Lessons on working, Stay at Home Moms by: Kel Amstutz Last year, I posted a blog post that went viral . (much to MY surp...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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When is The Last time You Level-Up'd?

Business Support, Lifestyle
by: Kel Amstutz


So, once upon a time... I started this blog, you know the one...Life at Gray Gables back in 2011. 

Sure, I was full of content but I wasn't really clear on 
  • what I wanted to do
  • who my audience was
  • what my brand could be
  • or even what mission I was on

It was, in my own words, my Hobby blog

It was not a business. 

It was something that I dedicated my heart and soul to, put my passion into, but I was putting my words on the computer screen, not really thinking about building anything...BIGGER than that.

I was not navigating my ship.

I was not being the captain. 


I was just a passenger, looking into the ocean for a landing spot...to see where I would end up...what kind of opportunities might...or might not happen.

I was extremely passive and taking an extremely passive approach.  In the end, I just floated around. I had high hopes of what I wanted my blog(s) to be...but trying to build them in order to build an income seems like it was a mirage.   

So, I started educating myself. I developed my professionalism, my business and my lifestyle goals.  

The biggest key for me was clarity.  

No, clarity is not always tied to implementation. Having a coach or mentor is extremely important

I decided to seek a coach, someone who would push me, hold me accountable, steer my course and let me be the captain to the ship I knew I needed to sail.  

What a difference, right!  



 Not only do I have huge ideas, but I am actually implementing new offerings that are extremely beneficial to all parties involved.  It has been a win-win situation for both myself and my clients.  





 
For those of you who ask...

'Is it really possible to make money doing what I love?'  

Well, YES!  

 


The fastest way to get there is to level up  YOURSELF.  
 
  • You need to surround yourself with people who are doing what you want to be doing. 
  • You need to arrange your role models in your circle and watch, look and listen. 


"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." 
~Jim Rohn  


Have you heard the saying "Two heads are better than one" ?  Hiring a captain to help navigate your ship could be the key for you to earn a couple dollars here and there or ACTUALLY earning a full-time income from home with a business that you had once only dreamed about. 

 



The difference that having a support system or coach can do for you is amazing. You will see and feel the changes taking place. 




Check out this video on leveling-up and be sure to let me know in the comments how you have experience up-leveling in your own business and/or life! 


 




Are you ready to level-up your income? Book a one-time breakthrough session with Kel! 






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Nope! I can't wait to be done with school in two weeks and then off to my dream job! Haters approval not needed! I have found something I love to do! It makes me happy to see I'm such an inspiration to all my haters :):
If you found this post interesting, I bet you’ll love checking out my other most popular posts:

 


 Here is my most popular eBook! 

I strongly recommend my eBook, The Social Media Manager Kit by Kel (w/ bonus) in order to get you started. It will include templates for emailing potential clients or those you landed a completed job with, it will allow you to focus and challenge you to keep moving forward. 

This life, working at home, being financial free and with my family, is something that I used to dream about

Today...
  • I am living it. 
  • I am loving it. 
  • I am making it my life! 

Need More Help?  

Check out my eBook, Make your Dream a Reality in 30 Days or Less! - a jump start guide with templates to get you ready, set and ROCKING this Social Media Manager gig! 



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Are You Spinning Your Wheels, And Not Happy?

Lifestyle, Struggle
By: Kel Amstutz

www.lifeatgraygables.blogspot.com


I've always been to mature for my age. 


In some areas of my life, I have had to grow up fast or learn quick. (learning was not my strong suite)

I always tried to help others, even when I just couldn't.  
I tried so hard to fix some in my life, or change them. 

Then this thing called hindsight would hit me and I would realize that that just wasn't right. 

 
I had this voice, this inner knowing that was getting louder and louder, until I finally had to take a step back. 


I had to think about:
  • my life 
  • my goals 
  • my wants
  • my dreams

 



 

I grew into someone who started to think about the big picture when everyone around me was still just living...day to day...without that same ambitions. 







Spinning your wheels is like forcing something

Putting forth extreme and restless effort...but the outcome just is not right for you or the situation


One day things might break down. 
One day it might all stop and you will NEED to turn around. 







You see, once we grasp that we hold the compass in our lives, and we navigate our own ship, life changes. Really changes. 



 


www.lifeatgraygables.blogspot.com



 
Nope! I can't wait to be done with school in two weeks and then off to my dream job! Haters approval not needed! I have found something I love to do! It makes me happy to see I'm such an inspiration to all my haters :):
If you found this post interesting, I bet you’ll love checking out my other most popular posts:

 


 Here is my most popular eBook! 

I strongly recommend my eBook, The Social Media Manager Kit by Kel (w/ bonus) in order to get you started. It will include templates for emailing potential clients or those you landed a completed job with, it will allow you to focus and challenge you to keep moving forward. 

This life, working at home, being financial free and with my family, is something that I used to dream about

Today...
  • I am living it. 
  • I am loving it. 
  • I am making it my life! 

Need More Help?  

Check out my eBook, Make your Dream a Reality in 30 Days or Less! - a jump start guide with templates to get you ready, set and ROCKING this Social Media Manager gig! 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

44 Way to Get Massive Loads of Website Traffic and Readers

Lead Generation, Website Traffic
By: Kel Amstutz
 
www.lifeatgraygables.blogspot.com


I have truly been blessed with LOTS of website traffic. About four (4) months into my blogging adventure, I started to reach higher and higher volumes of readers, who have stayed with me throughout all my blog changes!

 
Not to sound overly-confident, but I know how to lovingly build an amazing community of blog readers. 

You see, when I started blogging, I did so with PASSION and HEART!

I honestly think that this is a key ingredient when you build a blog. 



If you start a blog just for money, YOU WILL LIKELY FAIL. (that is a FACT)

People can smell a faker from a mile away.


For me, I revealed myself and what I believed in; which is this: 


 

 


I am so very thankful for my blessings and I can not wait to share my tips with you so that you can put your own passion and heart into building a successful blog!  
  • Some ADVICE: 
  • Make Videos!
  • Post videos on Youtube and Vimeo
  • Guest post on other peoples blogs
  • Have a FB party
  • Comment on other peoples blogs
  • Google other bloggers in your niche and make some friends!
  • Use LinkedIn and the group pages
  • Create a Facebook Fan Page
  • Do LinkUp Parties on mommy blogs
  • Use Pinterest Daily
  • Post on Twitter
  • Post older content on Facebook for new readers
  • Use StumbleUpon daily
  • Enter your articles into article directories
  • Contact a local TV station to do a segment
  • Use hashtags on Twitter
  • Use LinkedIn and the group pages
  • Use Scribd to re-post articles in PDF form
  • Give away free printable
  • Did I already say, USE PINTEREST
  • Comment on a new blog everyday to expand your reach
  • Edit your article titles to be catchy
  • Use Rafflecopter for a contest
  • Learn about SEO and make edits to your site
  • Make sure your blog is listed on Google and Yahoo
  • Do webinars and teach something
  • Write "How To" Articles 
  • Make sure each blog post has a picture
  • Put personality into every single post! 
  • Connect with your local newspaper
  • Put your blog URL on your business cards
  • Add your blog URL to all YOUTUBE videos
  • Make sure your blog is mobile friendly
  • Host an online party using Twitter
  • Make sure to repeat keywords to get on Google
  • Write posts with checklists
  • Add your blog to your email signature
  • Feature other bloggers on your blog
  • Make a weekly theme like: "Foodie Fridays"
  • Write about positive news 
  • Give out advice that works, like this post!
  • Contact a local radio station
  • Curate examples of people doing something very well
  • Inspire readers through your writing
  • Send out blog posts via email marketing

www.lifeatgraygables.blogspot.com




 
Nope! I can't wait to be done with school in two weeks and then off to my dream job! Haters approval not needed! I have found something I love to do! It makes me happy to see I'm such an inspiration to all my haters :):
If you found this post interesting, I bet you’ll love checking out my other most popular posts:

 


 Here is my most popular eBook! 

I strongly recommend my eBook, The Social Media Manager Kit by Kel (w/ bonus) in order to get you started. It will include templates for emailing potential clients or those you landed a completed job with, it will allow you to focus and challenge you to keep moving forward. 

This life, working at home, being financial free and with my family, is something that I used to dream about

Today...
  • I am living it. 
  • I am loving it. 
  • I am making it my life! 

Need More Help?  

Check out my eBook, Make your Dream a Reality in 30 Days or Less! - a jump start guide with templates to get you ready, set and ROCKING this Social Media Manager gig! 


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