I live near the coffee capital of the world: Seattle, Washington, where independent bistros serve generous portions of ambiance and delicious fare at moderate prices.
My own life—and the way I do business—embodies what I like most about bistros:
When my students and I chat (even virtually), I imagine we’re sitting across the table at a coffee shop.
You’re not going to hear techno-geekspeak from me; I prefer plain English.
I’ve been giving away my expertise on my blog since 2004. As my readers get to know and trust me, some of them hire me – as a brand coach, content writer, or to build a custom website.
My team (yes, I have a team!) works hard to keep our clients’ costs affordable while providing the highest level of personalized, professional attention.
During my career, I’ve learned one important thing about myself:
That’s it. Bottom line.
Whether I’m teaching a workshop or chatting with an individual, my chief delight comes from knowing I’ve helped someone.
I pour my expertise into all I offer. I envision myself as the client and deliver the kind of caring attention I would want if I was my own client.
Let’s chat for 15 minutes and explore whether we’d be a good fit to work together. No pressure, no charge, no obligation.
“Laura and her team are a pleasure to work with. They made my ideas a priority, and made my vision a reality. They handle the tech stuff in a way that’s easy and streamlined for me, and Laura teaches and coaches me on what steps to take next. I highly recommend the Blogging Bistro team!”
When I was working as a corporate communications director, I had a dream.
To write books.
I knew I needed to find and nurture an audience eager to buy my books, so I started a blog.
In 2004 (100 years ago in Internet years), few people knew what a blog was (myself included).
Determined to master this beast, I plugged away, and my blog soon got featured in prominent magazines and books.
That led to teaching blogging workshops at writers’ conferences, community colleges, and civic events.
The people who attended my workshops told me I explained blogging in words that “regular” people could understand. They urged me to start a blog consultancy.
So I did.
Over the years, my business evolved into a full-service blogging / content writing / website creation / book promotion / social media marketing agency.
When that started to feel like too much, I narrowed my focus to the services I most delight in providing.
I developed a four-step framework to help Christian writers plan, protect, productively publish, and promote their writing business.
I work with veterinarians, real estate agents, mental health professionals, retail store owners, and non-profit directors. The 4-P framework is easily adaptable to most niches.
But writers who have a Christian worldview are my special peeps. My ideal clients.
I get writers because I am one. Whether you’re pre-published or best-selling (or anywhere in between), I’ll help you establish a vibrant online presence.
You’ll get 15 minutes of free coaching from me, and I promise not to give you a high-pressure sales pitch.
“I wanted a responsive-design website that would showcase my books and blog and appeal especially to women with young children and grandchildren—and that’s exactly what I got! Laura and her team are creative, technically skilled, organized, and patient. They are there for me whenever I need help. I’m SO glad I chose Blogging Bistro to help me with this step of my writing career!”
Laura Christianson, founder of Blogging Bistro, LLC, helps writers create a polished, professional online presence… without feeling intimidated by the tech stuff.
Laura has a wide range of experience in the publishing industry:
When you can drag Laura away from her computer, you’ll likely find her swimming laps or rollerblading. She and her husband live in the Seattle area and are the parents of two young-adult sons.