Growing and monetizing your food blogging business can be hard! In the GEAR method, I break down proven UX methods and principles, showing you how to shift your blog’s growth into high gear by listening to your audience.

Do you ever

  • Feel a bit stuck even though you’ve been blogging for a while and had some success?
  • Get stressed out with every Google core update or social media algorithm change?
  • Worry that it could “all go away” if something goes wrong?
  • Know you want to make some changes to your blog & business but need specific guidance?

Then the GEAR method is for YOU.

Step 1: Gather

Collect data from your audience.

The first step is to gather all kinds of data from your audience. In this step, you will ask questions, look at analytics and map it out.

Step 2: Examine

Analyze and interpret your data.

The second step is to examine the data you collected.

Analyzing and interpreting this information correctly is often a step that is glazed over, but it’s critical for moving your blog to the next level.

Step 3: Apply

Come up with a plan and do it.

The third step is to apply everything you’ve learned to your blogging business.

Now that you KNOW where you are succeeding and where you can improve, make a detailed plan with action steps.

Step 4: Re-evaluate

Keep going through this process

The fourth step is to re-evaluate so you can see the progress you are making and catch any new issues.

Pull out goal-based key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor on a monthly basis to keep yourself on track. Look over this whole process quarterly.