Hiring Amanda as my mentor was one of the best decisions I've made for my blog. I've never had a mentor before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But I loved that she was offering Spirit Let Mentoring. My Christian faith is an important part of my life and I loved the idea of being guided by another sister in Christ. And not just any sister. She is a very successful blogger and a published cookbook author as well. Besides her wealth of knowledge in the blogging world, she's also fun, easy to talk to and so sweet! Just like her cakes!
Blogging can be a lonely business and there is so much to learn. You have to navigate so much of it by yourself, without having coworkers to lean on or ask questions when you don't understand something. Having Amanda as a mentor has been so great because she has helped me with my own specific needs in this blogging journey. She's taught me so much and has also encouraged me to do some things with my blog that I already knew I needed to do, but was afraid to take the next step.
My blog is approaching its 3rd birthday and I felt like my growth was reaching a stand still. Amanda has taught me so many great social media tips to grow my blog and she has also encouraged me to focus on my strengths. I have seen wonderful results in just six weeks and my blog is really starting to grow again. It's amazing how making small yet calculated changes can make such a big difference. I feel blessed to have been mentored by Amanda and highly recommend her to anyone wishing to grow their blog while following God's plan for you.
Heather Vander Wey
I had the pleasure of hearing Amanda speak at a conference. She was one of the most impactful speakers in attendance with her ability to educate and inspire her audience about the giant that is Facebook. Both the young and well seasoned blogger left with tools and a practical application to help immediately improve their results.
As a mentor, Amanda does not disappoint. Her bottomline is your success as a blogger and she takes that very seriously. She takes quite a bit of time understanding your blog and social media presence prior to your first meeting. What is even more unusual in this day and age of blogging, she truly listens to understand what that success means to you. She will pray over you, encourage you and then look out, you will be blessed with a wealth of knowledge that is tailored to your specific needs. My favorite element of Amanda, she is very straight forward but she has a heart of gold. She will tell you what you need to hear in order to accomplish your goals all the while keeping your best interest at heart.
In 6 short weeks since our first meeting I have almost tripled my Facebook followers, dramatically improved my Facebook reach and felt a huge amount of support not only from Amanda but also from my fellow mentees. I now have a sense of community in the blogging world and feel so much more in control of where my business is heading. Without a doubt, I highly recommend hiring Amanda as a mentor.
When I first saw the opportunity to have Amanda Rettke guide me on the ins and outs of Facebook, I must admit I was a bit star-struck. I had visions of her increasing my reach and making me a celebrity overnight.
But as I read her description of what her mentoring services provided, I knew it was much more than growing numbers. It was about fulfilling the purpose God has for ME and MY blog—which ultimately is more crucial for contentment in my career.
After praying over whether or not this was a wise investment for me, I knew without a shadow of a doubt, that God wanted me to take this step. For much less than the cost of a blogging conference, I would receive personal and tailored mentorship. But I also was gaining a prayer partner, a friend, and a sister in Christ!
Amanda’s heart is so huge! She wants YOU to grow to be who God wants you to be and she is freely sharing all her tips and tricks that God has revealed to her along the way.
But I know you want to know—did my social reach grow? YES!!! Before starting this mentoring program my Facebook reach was the highest when I shared OTHER people’s viral content. Now, I see that people value me and my content and Facebook is honoring that. My personal reach with my blog is higher than ever.
I am still implementing all the tips Amanda has shared with me, and I know that her strategies will help me reach my career goals faster. I also know that with her guidance and prayer, I have been able to discern the path God wants me on for the time being. And that is a freeing feeling!