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Finding the Best Blogging Courses For You!
In a sea of blogging courses, how do you pick the best blogging course for you? No one wants to waste their money on just any course and be disappointed right?
I’ve been there, done that! I took far too many blogging courses and paid far too much money out only to be disappointed.
It’s not always that the course sucked (I am sure some might have) but its that I wasn’t choosing the right courses for me.
I started out taking courses that were just a little too advanced because I thought I already knew the “basics”. Doing this just left me down and out and made me lose motivation because I felt like I was not getting anywhere and couldn’t figure out what I was missing.
I also can admit now that I had the attitude of “I can find everything I need to know on Google” or from free blogger resources. I am the Google queen, I look up things constantly. BUT and it’s a big BUT, do you know how many hours I wasted trying to figure things out myself??
A ridiculous amount of hours and I’m hitting myself now because of it.
Yes, you can spend days weeks and even months researching how to start a blog, how to set up your email list, create opt-ins, drive traffic build community and more but do you really have all that time?
Plus you start to feel alone because you have no support and you’re really not sure you’re going in the right direction.
I soon discovered that what I was missing was the foundation of blogging, accountability, and support from others like me who have been where I was. Once the foundation was laid out I was able to clearly see where I was going and get guidance along the way.
BEST BLOG COURSE FOR ME
So how did I get to that point? I found Elite Blog Academy! Elite Blog Academy (EBA) was created by Ruth Soukup, a writer, speaker, blogger, entrepreneur, and the successful founder of the blog Living Well Spending Less.
One of the reasons I took the chance on Elite Blog Academy was because Ruth was a blogger herself and didn’t just “blog about blogging”. I found way too many blogging courses by people who just talked about making money blogging but weren’t successful bloggers themselves in a niche other than “blogging”.
So what is so great about Elite Blog Academy?
Ok so let me move on to what EBA is all about and why I love it that way you can see if it’s for you.
EBA is all about laying the foundation from the ground up. Focusing on first figuring out who your audience is and who you’re specifically writing too on your blog.
This was eye-opening for me because I was writing to everyone pretty much because I didn’t want to exclude anyone. This is a major mistake for a blogger.
You want to find your target audience and EBA will drill that into your head and show you exactly how to do that. Believe me, it’s not woo-woo and this is crucial to your blogging success. But that is just the very beginning of what EBA teaches you.
EBA TEACHES YOU:
- How to overcome the destructive cycle of comparison by embracing what makes YOUR platform unique and therefore marketable.
- Helps you eliminate blog confusion by creating an organized framework that sets the stage for everything you do.
- Helps you master the four essential strategies to creating blog content that gets noticed and shared.
- Helps you understand what is not working in your current monetization model and instead develop concrete goals and a solid plan for achieving them.
- Shows you how to dramatically increase your site’s passive income by mastering the four key strategies of optimizing ad network revenue.
- The connection between SEO and ad revenue.
- Helps you stop spinning your wheels and instead develop new affiliate sales techniques that actually work.
- Helps you overcome your fear of private advertising and instead learn to approach brands with confidence.
- What it really takes to earn a six-figure income from your blog, then develop your own product along with a successful marketing plan to sell it.
- Helps you eliminate time wasters and instead uncover three simple but critically important strategies for working more efficiently.
- Walks you through creating a solid working business plan to take your blogging business to the next level.
But is EBA right for you?
EBA might not be for everyone, it is a big investment after all ( I will go over another course I love that’s more budget-friendly so don’t immediately run from the page once you see the price of EBA ).
Elite Blog Academy is $897 this year. Yes, I know what you’re thinking that is a lot of money! I agree that it definitely is and I will go over why I think it’s absolutely worth it if you can make it happen.
To justify the cost I had to really think about it and then a lightbulb went off. If I looked at my student loans and the cost of a class I took in college, $897 was actually not that bad at all. I paid that for a math class I will never use and a bunch of other general education courses I had to take in college.
So why not a very in-depth course on blogging?
Elite Blog Academy is like a degree in blogging for just $897! So think about it, where else can you get such a focused education for $897?
Again the tuition for Elite Blog Academy® 3.0 is $897 (payment plans are available). Less than you would pay for ONE semester at even a community college, or for one class at a 4-year university.
The only difference is that unlike a semester at college, completing this course will show you, step by step, exactly what you need to do to earn a full-time income on your blog. It’s a course that will pay for itself over and over again.
If you’re serious about creating a blogging business I definitely recommend Elite Blog Academy. Check it out here. Oh, and it’s only open ONCE A YEAR! For 2018 it’s open March 5th for 5 Days only. UPDATE: EBA IS CLOSED FOR 2018 :(, but you can still get on the waiting list for next year.
But what if I can’t afford Elite Blog Academy at this time? Or what do I do while I am waiting for EBA to open up for enrollment?
First I would definitely get on the waiting list for the next EBA enrollment, it puts you on their email list and you get awesome emails for free and you will get notified of open enrollment.
MY FAVORITE AFFORDABLE BLOG COURSE
Ok, I promised I would go over other courses I love. This next one is an affordable option and is open all year round. I know most of us start our blogs as a side hustle and want to see where it goes first before we dive right in and start building a business.
I also think this course is a great first step for starting a blog because it goes over the technical parts of starting a blog as well which is an issue many people wanting to start a blog fast need.
Blog by Number
Blog by Number was created by Suzi of Start A Mom Blog. Suzi is awesome! She does not miss a beat with this course and goes over everything step by step on starting a blog.
Start from scratch and create a blog that looks professional and pretty by the end of the course. All without paying for an expensive theme. After completing the course you will have a post that can bring in money. And you will know how to get traffic to your blog.
You can get the Blog by Number E-Course for just $97. Or if you’re on a super tight budget, grab the Blog by Number Ebook for just $18.
I actually found this course after EBA because it came with a bundle of courses I had purchased. And wow I was blown away by the content and wish I had found it way back when I was just starting my blog.
Suzi walks you through everything you need to know from the VERY BEGINNING. If you are scared of all the techy stuff Suzi has your back. She will show you how to build your blog on a budget and have it up and running with ease.
She also has other great courses you can check out here.
Want to try and start a blog DIY style? I wrote How to Start a Blog on the Cheap for people who want to try and DIY it for themselves.
Looking for some other resources for bloggers? Check out my Blogger Resources Page for great freebies and more!
Questions? Comments? Suggesstions on other courses? Leave a comment below!
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