TGP 54: Lisa Lisson – Genealogy Blog Business
As a genealogy researcher and creator of the Are You My Cousin? blog, Lisa Lisson takes the overwhelm out of genealogy research and keeps researchers moving forward finding their ancestors. Whether researching ancestors alongside clients or writing how-to articles and books, Lisa uses her 12 years of research experience to help others build a solid research plan, find the needed genealogy records, and get the most out of those resources. When not working with clients or writing genealogy articles, Lisa can be found pursuing her passion for running, traveling with her husband or simply enjoying time with her two adult children.
Facebook Page – Are You My Cousin?
Facebook Group – Are You My Cousin?
YouTube – Are You My Cousin?
Twitter – Are You My Cousin?
MediaVine – www.mediavine.com
ConvertKit – convertkit.com
Jessica Stansberry – Hey Jessica – heyjessica.com
Melissa Culbertson – Blog Clarity – blogclarity.com
Amy Lynn Andrews – amylynnandrews.com
Thing You were most afraid of
“That nobody would read my blog.”
One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now
“They need to start their email list.”
Stories that Stick by Kindra Hall
“Don’t be afraid to look outside the genealogy world whether it’s starting a genealogy business or whether it’s in your own personal research. Don’t be afraid to look for the sources outside of the genealogy world.”
For your action item today I want you to focus on your education. Lisa saw specific items that she needed to learn in order to make her blog function as a business. What do you need to do to function as a business? Do you need a website to attract clients or readers? Do you need a mailing list to communicate with your clients? Do you need time tracking software or a bookkeeping program? Think about what tool would take your business to the next level and then do some research to determine how to find classes and to make that happen.
The Genealogy Professional podcast is now available on Spotify. Search for either Marian Pierre-Louis or genealogy to find it. Don’t forget to follow!
If you’re a YouTube you can also find all the episodes of the podcast on YouTube. Don’t expect any video. It’s just an audio-only file with a picture but I’ve put it over there because some people are more comfortable with that platform.
Join the TGP Action Group on Facebook! You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TGPActionGroup/
I’m continuing in my effort to get back on a bi-weekly schedule for the podcast. Eventually I’ll settle on an exact release date twice a month. But in the meantime you can expect a new podcast generally every two weeks.
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