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Growing your blog can be complicated.

Let's take the guesswork out of it.

In January 2013, on a whim, I decided to start a blog. I didn't think anybody would read it or that it would ever amount to much. In my wildest dreams I thought that maybe four years down the road when both of my kids were in school I could be making a little bit of extra income from it, but I didn't have the first clue about how to make that happen.


Now here we are a little over two years later, and not only has the blog no one was ever supposed to read amassed millions of pageviews, but we are able to make a full-time income and both my husband and I get to be at home with our boys, working on the blog together. What?! Pinch me!


The longer I blog, the more I realize that there are so many people out there like I was-- looking for a creative outlet, wanting to start or grow a blog, thinking of ways to help make some income for their family, but just not knowing where to start. I wanted to help, so I started writing. I wrote and wrote and wrote until I had written down every single thing that I've learned during my time blogging... and Building a Framework was born.

Blogging is anything but one-dimensional. I don't know about you, but sometimes my head starts to spin when I think about everything that goes into building a successful blog. Plugins and coding and writing and social media and photography and brands and newsletters and networking-- it seems like we have to master all of these very diverse and complicated topics if we hope to grow an online following.


But what if you had a detailed, step-by-step guide to walk you through it?


My goal with Building a Framework was not to throw out a bunch of lofty theories and blogging rhetoric but to single out the best, most effective strategies that will help bloggers take tangible action steps toward building a better blog and creating a stronger framework for their online business.


Not only is Framework packed full of tried-and-true methods that you can start using today, but all of the information is laid out in a logical way that will take bloggers and bloggers-to-be through the process of growing successful blogs one step at a time.

Growing a blog doesn't have to be overwhelming...

Building a Framework was the one eBook that really got me to finally take action in starting our blog. Because of so much information on this subject all over the web, I became paralyzed with information overload and became even more confused. What I needed was someone to walk me through step by step and that's exactly what this eBook did.

-Diane, Diane & Dean

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Social media could be a full-time job in itself! Learn where to focus your time in order to maximize your traffic and increase social engagement. Framework will help you become familiar with the ins and outs of the major social networks and learn how to work smarter, not harder.

Blog Monetization

A well thought-out email strategy is the "missing link" in many bloggers' marketing plans. Learn the best way to convert readers to email subscribers and then effectively introduce yourself, your blog, and your products to them using RSS campaigns and email automation and newsletter series.

Email Marketing

Learn about the "three legs of blog income" and how to use each one to create a balanced, future-proof income stream from your blog. From ad placement to affiliate relationships to product creation, we'll show you how to start earning money using proven, effective monetization strategies.

What you'll learn...

Relationship Building

Learn how to set up the technical end of your blog, from choosing your domain and hosting to installing essential plugins to including the 10 most crucial elements that you don't want to blog without. This information will give you a solid technical footing so you don't have to waste valuable time fixing issues that could have been avoided.

Technical Advice

Learn how to create quality content that will engage your readers and keep them coming back to your blog again and again. Improve each post by employing proven writing strategies (from a former English teacher!) and detailed, step-by-step photography tutorials.

Social Media Strategies

There's no question about it: blogging is best done in community. Whether it's banding together with other bloggers or collaborating with brands, two (or ten) heads are better than one when it comes to blogging, and Framework will show you how to build those key connections.

How to Write Engaging Content

Keep scrolling to learn more!

What's inside the eBook? 35 chapters of immediately actionable strategies and techniques to help you grow your following, work with brands, and make money from your blog.

Part 1- Starting a Blog: My Story

     1. Why I Started Blogging

     2. What I Did Wrong


Part 2- Starting a Blog: The Technical Stuff

     3. Choosing a Blogging Platform

     4. Setting Up the Essentials: Domain and Hosting

     5. Choosing a Theme

     6. Plugins

     7. 10 Essential Pieces to Include in Your Blog


Part 3- Content Is King

     8. What is "Good" Content?

     9. On Writing

   10. On Photography

   11. Blogging for Your Readers


Part 4- The Importance of Relationships

   12. Connecting with Other Bloggers: The "Why"

   13. Connecting with Other Bloggers: The "How"

   14. Guest Posting & Contributing

   15. More on Link Parties


Part 5- Growing Your Blog: Conquering Social Media

   16. My Social Media Strategy

   17. Pinterest

   18. Facebook

   19. Instagram

   20. Twitter

   21. Google+

   22. Giveaways and Social Media

   23. Other Ways to Be Social: Get Featured

   24. Setting a Post Live


Part 6- How I Make Money

   25. The Three Legs of Blog Income

   26. Getting Started with AdSense

   27. Working with Affiliates

   28. Landing Sponsored Posts


Part 7- Working with Brands

   29. My Big Secret

   30. Targeting Brands & Making Contact


Part 8- Product Creation

   31. Product Creation: Our eBook Writing & Launching Process


Part 9- How I Built My List

   32. Growing Your Email List: The "Why"

   33. Growing Your Email List: The "How"


Part 10- Managing Time and Money

   34. How I Do It All {Hint: I Don't.}

   35. The Legal Side of Setting Up a Small Business 


needing to know if I was reading a legit tutorial or info...everything I needed to get going was already shared in this book.

-Amanda, Burlap and Babies

This book truly has something for everyone, regardless of where you are in your blogging career. Abby’s experience in building her

Abby's book really gives you the foundation and tools to get your blog up and running. I found it took the guessing game out of things and not

blog, growing her email list, coming up with engaging content, and actually earning a living is inspirational and motivational whether you're a veteran blogger or a newbie just starting out.

-Christina, Inspired VA Services

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I found Abby and Building a Framework a year ago when I had no idea what a blog was. I read the entire book in a day and it felt like the answer to my prayers because I was desperately looking for an outlet... Her tips are timeless and I find myself poking back through it when I get stalled and writing down fresh tips each time. I don't know where I'd be without this book and the blog it inspired me to create!

-Meaghan, Cook. Craft. Love.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Abby, the girl behind Just a Girl and Her Blog, where I write about organization, home decor, creative ideas, and random happy thoughts. Once feeling lost and looking for a creative outlet, I truly found my passion when I stumbled into blogging, and I love helping others do the same.


My most favorite job, though, is still wife to my husband Donnie and mama to my two little Cs. When we're not blogging, you can find us running on the local trails, testing out every playground known to Pittsburgh, or cheering on the black and gold.

Includes PDF eBook, Blog Binder, Course Outline, Private Facebook Group Access, 20 Step-by-Step Video Tutorials, and 15 Interviews with Expert Bloggers.

10. Making Money with Ads with Andy and Kelly of AdThrive & View Along the Way | 52:37

2. Viral Content with Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts | 30:11

The Master Package is more than a collection of blogging tips...

Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook PDF eBook

Blog Binder Printables

6. Social Media with Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof | 26:25

Step-by-Step Course Outline

14. Growing Your Email List with Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | 44:01

Access to Private Facebook Group

The Master Package

209 pages of blog-growing strategies with actionable steps and my own real-life case studies.

4. Photography with Aniko of Place of My Taste | 46:00

32 pages of blog binder printables to help you stay organized and on track.

8. Instagram with Jen of Migonis Home | 21:36

9-page course outline to help you systematically work your way through the information and apply your new knowledge.

12. eBook Writing with Melissa of Silhouette School | 36:46

Your own personal mastermind group full of compassionate, helpful, and like-minded bloggers.

I purchased Building a Framework when my blog was new. I was about 6 months in. Once I read the book and discovered all of Abby's success, I saw what my blog could become, what I could become! It has changed the way I blog and allowed me to grow my blog as well as find new friends. To say that this book changed my outlook, future, and hopes for my blog is a understatement. My blog would not be what it is now. Once I read this, I took blogging seriously and saw results immediately with all aspects of my blog. This was a blog and life saver!

-Emily, Our House Now a Home

20 Step-by-Step Instructional Video Tutorials

Includes free lifetime updates as we add more tutorials and interviews!

17. Affiliate Marketing with Tasha of Designer Trapped in a Lawyers Body | 48:25

1. Setting Up Bluehost | 9:58

2. Setting Up Media Temple | 14:17

3. Plugins | 15:49

4. Google Analytics | 22:53

5. Editing Photos in PicMonkey | 8:15

6. Editing Photos in Photoshop | 12:53

7. Scheduling with Buffer | 7:23

8. Scheduling with CoSchedule | 10:51

9. Becoming Pinterest Official | 8:53

10. Scheduling Pins with BoardBooster | 25:10

1. The Tech Side of Blogging with Lesley of Chaotically Creative | 38:13

11. Scheduling Pins with Tailwind | 19:55

12. Facebook Insights | 12:23

13. Facebook Open Graph | 6:26

14. My Posting Routine | 10:42

15. Setting Up Google AdSense | 13:35

16. Setting Up RSS | 22:44

17. MailChimp Basics | 9:58

18. MailChimp Automation | 9:01

19. MailChimp Sign Up Forms | 17:10

20. Blog Accounting | 17:32

3. Writing & Voice with Lauren of The Thinking Closet | 46:57

18 Video Interviews with your Favorite Expert Bloggers

5. Growing Your Following with Mandy of House of Rose & Natalie of The Busy Budgeting Mama | 44:51

Click on each video to view a sneak peek or click here to watch all 18.

The Master Package also includes audio files for each interview to listen on the go!

7. Pinterest with Jenn of Clean & Scentsible | 23:42

9. SEO with Amy of Amy Lynn Andrews | 42:51

11. Working with Brands with Shannon of AKA Design | 25:47

13. Product Creation with Laura of I Heart Planners | 31:39

15. Time Management with Corey of TinySidekick | 30:25

Yes, Building a Framework teaches the most effective methods for growing your social media, building an audience, and boosting your traffic, but it's so much more than just a collection of blogging tips. It is truly a complete step-by-step handbook and video collection that will save you countless hours and endless frustration. It's a course, a guided tour with me by your side.

The Packages

Note: Information in the tutorials is demonstrated on the self-hosted WordPress platform.

16. Blog Accounting with Sarah of Brilliant Business Moms | 47:53

18. Blog Design with Marianne of Design Your Own Lovely Blog | 40:35

20 Step-by-Step Instructional Video Tutorials

Includes PDF eBook, Blog Binder, Course Outline, Private Facebook Group Access, and 20 Step-by-Step Video Tutorials.

The Advanced Package

Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook PDF eBook

11. Scheduling Pins with Tailwind | 19:55

12. Facebook Insights | 12:23

13. Facebook Open Graph | 6:26

14. My Posting Routine | 10:42

15. Setting Up Google AdSense | 13:35

16. Setting Up RSS | 22:44

17. MailChimp Basics | 9:58

18. MailChimp Automation | 9:01

19. MailChimp Sign Up Forms | 17:10

20. Blog Accounting | 17:32

Blog Binder Printables

Step-by-Step Course Outline

Your own personal mastermind group full of compassionate, helpful, and like-minded bloggers.

Access to Private Facebook Group

Includes free lifetime updates as we add more tutorials.

1. Setting Up Bluehost | 9:58

2. Setting Up Media Temple | 14:17

3. Plugins | 15:49

4. Google Analytics | 22:53

5. Editing Photos in PicMonkey | 8:15

6. Editing Photos in Photoshop | 12:53

7. Scheduling with Buffer | 7:23

8. Scheduling with CoSchedule | 10:51

9. Becoming Pinterest Official | 8:53

10. Scheduling Pins with BoardBooster | 25:10

209 pages of blog-growing strategies with actionable steps and my own real-life case studies.

There are many layers to building a blog and Abby has designed a very user-friendly framework to launch or take your blog to the next level. I would highly recommend Abby's Building a Framework eBook, and can't say enough about the private Facebook forum that she manages as part of the experience. Abby's Building a Framework is the first place to start for any blogger ready to launch or take the next step in their blogging journey.

-Rhonda, MultiTaskingMaven

32 pages of blog binder printables to help you stay organized and on track.

9-page course outline to help you systematically work your way through the information and apply your new knowledge.

Note: Information in the tutorials is demonstrated on the self-hosted WordPress platform.

32 pages of blog binder printables to help you stay organized and on track.

Includes PDF eBook, Blog Binder, and Course Outline.

Includes free lifetime eBook updates.

The Starter Package

Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook PDF eBook

209 pages of blog-growing strategies with actionable steps and my own real-life case studies.

Blog Binder Printables

9-page course outline to help you systematically work your way through the information and apply your new knowledge.

Step-by-Step Course Outline

This book took me much longer to read than I expected...simply because it is so rich in content and I immediately wanted to implement every single tip as I read along. This book is full of actionable tips that you can implement TODAY to make your blog even better, regardless of your current blogging level. Highly recommended!

-Sarah, Life on Virginia Street

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I own the previous version of the book. Do I have to pay full price to upgrade to a higher package?

Which package should I buy?

That's not a question. = ) If I haven't addressed something on this page, please feel free to contact me at abby {at} justagirlandherblog.com and I will do my best to answer your questions.

That's up to you! The PDF eBook is packed with in-depth training but if you're looking for even more expert guidance, you may benefit from the step-by-step tutorials and expert interviews.

Questions?

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Because we value your business, if you own a previous version of the eBook you will get the updated eBook free! You also have the opportunity to upgrade to a higher package and only pay the difference! If you already own the eBook you can upgrade to the Master Package for only $50. Click the link under the "Buy Now" buttons at the bottom of the page.

How do I watch the videos?

I have a different question.

After purchase you'll be provided with detailed instructions that will show you how to stream the videos and tutorials on any device.

Abby's eBook is full of great information for anyone hoping to start a blog and even those of us who have been blogging for awhile. I've been blogging for nearly three years and still, I learned tons. Everything from how to make money blogging to really mastering social media. There is no other source available that gives you all of this information in one place. This book is sure to help any blogger be successful!

-Chelsea, Making Home Base

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Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook

HOW I TURNED MY HOBBY BLOG INTO A SIX-FIGURE INCOME IN JUST TWO YEARS

  • PDF eBook
  • 35 Chapters | 209 Pages
  • 32 Page Blog Binder
  • 9-Page Course Outline
  • Access to the Exclusive Building a Framework Facebook Group
  • 20 Step-by-Step Video Tutorials.
  • 18 Video Interviews with Expert Bloggers
  • .mp4 Audio Files of All 18 Expert Interviews
  • Lifetime eBook updates and access to all future tutorials and interviews

Choose your package!

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  • PDF eBook
  • 35 Chapters | 209 Pages
  • 32 Page Blog Binder
  • 9-Page Course Outline
  • Lifetime eBook updates with each new version

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  • PDF eBook
  • 35 Chapters | 209 Pages
  • 32 Page Blog Binder
  • 9-Page Course Outline
  • Access to the Exclusive Building a Framework Facebook Group
  • 20 Step-by-Step Video Tutorials
  • Lifetime eBook updates and access to all future tutorials

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