Episode 33: Turning Your Blog Into A Profitable Business (Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar)

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On this episode, Style Blogger and Digital Media Expert Christina S. Brown joins us in the guest chair. Christina is the founder of the fast-growing style & beauty destination LoveBrownSugar.com, mommy destination BabyBrownSugar.com, digital empowerment community BrownGirlsLove and curated lifestyle shop ShopLoveBrownSugar.com.

As a Wharton grad with no formal editorial experience, Christina started her blog as a hobby and portfolio piece to get hired by magazines. She didn’t go into it with the intention of building a business or making money from it. Fast forward eight years and she’s been recognized everywhere from the New York Times to People StyleWatch as a top lifestyle expert, and is known for curating platforms for multicultural women with an emphasis on self-empowerment. Christina has been heralded as a “30 Under 30 Style Maven​” by HelloBeautiful.com, a “Top 40 Style Blogger​” by Essence Magazine, a Black Enterprise Magazine “Blogger Month​” Honoree, and a Wharton Magazine “Social Media Watch List​” Honoree.

On this episode, Christina shares:

  • The planning she did before leaving her full time job
  • How you can make money from blogging in the current landscape (all the revenue streams she pursues)
  • How NEW bloggers can approach sponsored opportunities
  • The difference between popularity and INFLUENCE
  • Her approach to expanding her original blog into new verticals, including live events
  • How to financially sustain yourself given the unpredictable nature of entrepreneurship

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