The Grow & Glow Show
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I share my journey from full time teacher to full time content creator, giving actionable advice that you can work on while you listen!
There are also tons of bonus episodes that feature interviews with industry experts and other content creators as well as a deeper dive into the behind the scenes of my business!
17 March 2020
A Diet Coke With Megan Ellaby | 028
Vix sits down with OG blogging queen Megan Ellaby to talk to highs and lows of her blogging career so far. From collaborating with her sister, to starting her own brand and the trolling that comes in-between.
15 October 2019
Writing A Blog Series For SEO | 027
Filed under: SEO
Did you know that theming your blog content really helps with SEO?
Let me walk you through the benefits of a blog series in this week’s episode, help you plan one and talk to you about how it can improve your blog’s ranking.
8 October 2019
Working On Your Platforms Vs In Them |026
Are you guilty of being on the content treadmill? Write, photo, record, edit, publish, promo and on again?
In this week’s episode I’ll discuss the importance of getting strategic and taking a step off of the treadmill so you can work ON your shiz, not in it.
Plus I’ll fill you in on how I do exactly that, so you can have a go yourselves.
1 October 2019
Your Instagram Captions Are Shit | 025
Spoiler, your captions aren’t really ‘shit’, they’re just not doing the bits you need them to be doing for you.
Listen to this week’s newest episode to hear about all of the terrible captions I’ve previously written, why they’re so terrible and come away with actionable tips on how to writer better Instagram captions!
10 September 2019
If You’re Struggling To Find Your Niche, You Need THIS Mindset Shift | 024
In this episode I’m taking it RIGHT BACK to where a lot of you get stuck when it comes to establishing yourself online, and that’s finding your niche, your USPs and the space for you to glow in.
Let’s shift our mindsets and by the end of the episode, come away with fresh ideas and the motivation to stake your spot in the online world.
2 August 2019
What Is Grow & Glow and Why Should You Join? | Bonus
Filed under: Grow & Glow
In this bonus episode I have some exciting news AND I interview some current Grow & Glow members to find out why YOU should join our exciting, thriving and ever expanding hub of creators!
17 June 2019
My 3 Pronged Approach To Content Creation |023
This is one of those blogging guru type things that I should really trademark, because I make up words and terms but actually probably shouldn’t because it’ll sound like bollocks but in today’s episode, I’m sharing my approach to content creation – how to create content that Google loves, how content that builds relationships with readers and content that brands will love. That’s all you need right? PS this is what I teach my coaching clients and you’re getting it FO FREE.. Are ya ready?
10 June 2019
Get On Top Of Your Emails Today | 022
Filed under: Emails
Always at inbox 3000? Can’t ever seem to get a system that works for you? Feel like you could be letting those EXCITING EMAILS slip through the net? Not anymore! I bring you my super easy email system that means I ALWAYS have a clear inbox…
27 May 2019
A Week In The Life Of A Full-Time Content Creator | 021
Filed under: Productivity
You asked for an episode about how I structure my week as a ‘full time content’ creator and HERE IT IS.
First I’m going to discuss how I PLAN my week out and them I’m going to tell you how my last 3 weeks PANNED out. With a whole load of reflection about what that teaches us about ‘flexible working’.
20 May 2019
Why Your Blog Is Not Making Money | 020
One of the questions I get asked the most, whenever I open up my Inbox for my Exciting Emails Clinic (sign up below the post and you can send in questions too!) is, ‘how can I monetise my blog?’
There are so many people, like you, out there who LOVE making content, writing posts, taking photos, pitching to brands and taking pride in your platforms but you just can’t land collaborations.
And 9 times out of 10, it’s for the same few reasons. Therefore, I thought I’d break them down for you here!
6 May 2019
What Should You Charge For Sponsored Content? | 019
In this episode, we’ll go over all of the contexts that need to be considered when setting your rates. We’ll go through a couple of strategies influencers use to work out their rates, I’ll share the feedback I’ve had from many influencers plus I’ll offer my experience on a way to work out rates that has worked for me these past few years!
29 April 2019
How To Turn Gifting Collaborations Into Paid Sponsorships | 018
Filed under: Business
In this episode, I’m going to break down paid vs gifting collaborations, how to rock them and how to ask that age old question, ‘excuse me sir’, in the style of bloody Oliver Twist, ‘please can I have some budget?’
18 April 2019
Standing Out & Is The Bloggersphere Oversaturated? | 017
One of the messages I hear from you over and over again is that you feel like the bloggershpere is oversaturated. That it’s ‘been there done that’ and that you’re worried that you have nothing original, new or extra to add, so you may as well give up.
NOT ON MY WATCH.
3 April 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode: 016] My Top Time Saving & Productivity Hacks
If you find yourself struggling to find the time to keep your blog moving forward when life gets in the way and you run out of spare hours, then this episode is for you. It’s all about how I did it, my best time saving hacks. I hope it’s useful!
28 March 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 015] Limiting Beliefs & Changing Your Mindset
I’m coming straight off the bat to say whether you’re a manifester or a non-believer, whether you believe that fiver you found stuck in the cashpoint appeared because you stroked your abundance crystal or whether you believe that positive thinking is for people who have things to be positive about – this episode is for you.
18 March 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode: 014] My Top Instagram Hashtags Tips
I’ve studied everything Instagram have EVER said about the algorithm, plus kept an eye on other bloggers with similar accounts and similar audiences to see how they’ve managed to grow and NOTHING was working.
Then I remembered hashtags. Like the clueless uninfluencer that I am. And decided that it was something I could try to see if it would help.
And boy has it helped. One post, one day later than the next gained me a ton of new followers and had more than 2000% more impressions JUST because of hashtags. Like literally from 83 to 3k+
18 March 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 013] Imposter Syndrome & Blogging
First we will look at how imposter syndrome manifests, and how as bloggers, we are often more susceptible to it.
Then I’m going to get a bit personal and talk about the times I’ve felt it and what’s triggered it so lol THX FOR BEING MY FREE THERAPIST and then I’m going to share some strategies I use, moving forward. So if you’ve ever felt like an imposter with your blog, then join me and I hope by the end of this episode, we’ll all come away feeling less fraud like and more frigging kick arse like. Ya with me?
26 February 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 012] Your Instagram Struggles Shared
I thought I’d do something a little different for this episode. A couple of weeks ago, I took to my Instagram Stories to ask you what your biggest struggle with Instagram is. I had HUNDREDS of replies. So I thought I’d do a quick little episode on tackling the most recurring themes. So are you ready to discuss Insta struggles?
22 February 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 011] Finding Your People & Why It’s Key For Success
In today’s episode I’m going to talk to you about your people. And why they matter for growing your blog.
14 February 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 010] Pinterest For Bloggers Part Two
Part two: Previously I almost gave up on Pinterest. I was getting loads more monthly views but it wasn’t translating into traffic. HOWEVER since doing all of the bits we spoke about last episode and more of what I’m going to discuss today, my traffic from Pinterest has grown by 2200% which sounds MEGA impressive but actually I used to get 0-1 views a day from Pinterest and now I get on average, 23 a day.
7 February 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 009] Pinterest For Blogging & Why We Need To Utilise It Now
Part one: Currently over 250m people access Pinterest every month with around 50m of them hailing from the UK. They use it to essentially see what to do, what to buy and what to create. This means it’s an unbelievable tool to master for bloggers and online business owners a like – that’s a LOT of people seeing your content. And no silly, ‘let’s limit it to 6% of your followers’ business going on either.
Now I am NOT a Pinterest expert, so what I thought I’d do is kind of like a walkthrough episode for ya so that you can get your laptops or phones out and implement some tweaks and changes as we go through OR if you’re on the go, this episode might just lift the lid on what a GIFT Pinterest is for bloggers and online business owners a like.
30 January 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast [Episode 008] Crafting The Perfect Social Media Bio
I’m going to give some examples of Instagram bios I’ve come across (names changed obvs) that just aren’t doing it for me and why. And then I’m going to give some examples of ones that are KILLING IT.
23 January 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast  Who Are You Online & How Does Everyone Know?
Filed under: Branding
We’ve spoken previously about niches and ideal readers and all that fun stuff that gives our blog a bit of direction but today I want to bring you some exercises I’ve completed recently that have reaaaaallly helped me focus in. Those are – finding the words that sum up your brand, finding your sweet spot and then translating it to branding – and I’ll go more into that in another episode and then next week, we’ll move on to creating a mission statement to sum it all up.
9 January 2019
Exciting Emails: The Podcast  Identifying Your Ideal Reader & Why It’s The Key To Blogging Success
When I first started blogging, I wrote for myself as one big whole brain fart of thoughts, observations, musings and interests. It continued this way for a long time. Suddenly I started having regular readers who would chat to me about how they were feeling the same things and going through the same experiences and I loved the thought of connecting with people like that. What I didn’t realise at the time though was that I needed to be more aware of who these people were so that I could better help them through my content.
In this episode, I’m going to talk about what an ideal reader is, why it’s important to know who yours is, how to find out who they are and then how to implement that knowledge into your blog! BEEEEFY right?