I sure do because I want my blog to be a business that affords me the freedom to work when I want and go where I want!
Could I learn everything I need to know about building a profitable blog by searching for it online?
Sure! If I knew everything I needed to search for and in what order to do them.
And that’s where the value of courses come in. A good course will take your hand and walk you step-by-step, start-to-finish in completing a goal you want for yourself.
So yeah, I take courses online and I’m proud to say it!
Today I want to talk about my experience with an AH-Mazing course I took last winter with the unparalleled Melyssa Griffin. (Formerly known as The Nectar Collective).
Her flagship course is called The Blog to Biz Hive and the reason I love this course so much is because I learned so many things I didn’t even know I was going to learn AND I even learned new things in topics I already thought I knew all about. Now THAT’S a good course, my friends!
This post does NOT contain affiliate links, I just really feel this strongly about the course.
So What Did I Learn?
Well let me give you a few examples.
Most of you know that not only have I been at this blogging thing for a few years now, but that I’ve also worked in the web industry for more than a decade. I’ve got 12k+ followers on Pinterest, 8k+ on Twitter and more than 8k members in my private Facebook group.
You would be right to think that I knew a helluva lot about SEO, content marketing, and growing traffic and lists. I mean, I didn’t just grow my email list to over 1200 subscribers in less than a year by luck!
So when I logged into The Blog to Biz Hive for the first time in January, I was a little disappointed to discover that the first 3 weeks were all about the basics: content marketing, growing traffic/SEO and growing an email list. That meant I was gonna have to wait 4 weeks for the good stuff!
Boy Was I Wrong!
I followed the video lessons anyway and was super pleased to learn that there was a lot of new information for me to learn! Things like:
- How to increase my content’s authority
- Determining the best keywords to target with my content
- What content to offer for free and what content to save for paid products (this is gold)
- A promotional schedule that works
- How to increase my Pinterest engagement
- How to create an onboarding email series for new subscribers
Then There’s the Good Stuff
As if the above wasn’t good already, by week 4 we got into the gooooooood stuff. You know, the stuff that helps you create a product (specifically an ecourse) that makes you money.
- Have tons of workbooks to help you really hash out what your course is going to look like
- Plan out your entire course from start to finish
- Find the right price for your course
- Learn how to market the heck out of your course with a full-on launch plan
- Receive complete tech trainings on several platform options: pick what’s best for you and your budget!
These last few modules are where the magic happens! You guys, I have never been so stoked about a course before and if I had to recommend just one course to anyone wanting to turn their blog into a money-making business, it would be this one.
How is Melyssa in the Course?
In short, AWESOME. This girl is legit. She knows her stuff. She’s walking proof of what she teaches AND she’s an awesome person to boot.
No smarmy, salesy teacher here, just a really nice girl showing you what she’s done herself to consistently have 5 figure launches. Melyssa was great throughout the entire course. She was active every day in the private Facebook group and even went so far as to make personalized videos for some of us to fully illustrate her answers when we had questions!
We were never left hanging, she always came through for us. She literally held our hands!
So… what do you think? Are you tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to building your blog? Are you ready to start making some money off that thing once and for all?
If you’re ready to share your message with the world, then I invite you to check out the Blog to Biz Hive. You won’t be disappointed.
I know you have questions for me, so please ask away below!
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