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Professional Blogging: A Step-by-Step Blueprint

Learn how to build a loyal audience with interviews, product reviews, guest blogging, email marketing, and more.
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Last updated 10/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Understand how to start a Wordpress Blog
Setup a domain, find a quality theme, setup Wordpress plugins etc.
Learn basic concepts of blogging such as SEO, Email Marketing, and Guest Blogging
Learn how to leverage interviews to create powerful relationships
Create a positive mindset through sacrifice, discipline and hard work
Find ways to make a blog profitable
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  • A domain for your blog
  • High Quality Wordpress Theme (Optional)
  • Website Hosting
  • A willingness to learn and stay focused!

*Updated October 2016*

Do You Want To Make Money Blogging?

In this course I've created a 4 week step by step blueprint that covers starting your blog, building a mindset for success, and promoting your blog to generate income.

It's easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information out there today. I've made this course simple and broke it down into 4 weeks of lectures.

Each week includes homework and assignments for you to complete as you progress through the course.

Week 1

I teach you how to get your blog setup with hosting, a domain, a quality theme and how to build your first Wordpress website. I explain how you can make money from your blog.

Week 2

I discuss the importance of mindset, focus, consistency and sacrifice in order to build a successful blog over time. This week sets you up for success so you are ready to conquer the world with your blog!

Week 3

In this week I show you how to expand on your blog by creating important core pages and show you how you can build a high quality blog.

Week 4

I show you how I've leveraged interviews to build powerful business relationships, form joint ventures, launch products and much more.

Exclusive Interviews

Throughout the course I also include interviews with successful entrepreneurs such as Ramsay Taplin of Blog Tyrant and Corbett Barr of Fizzle Co.

You will learn how to generate traffic to your blog, build relationships with other entrepreneurs, guest blog and much more!

Why should you enroll in this course?

I've been blogging for over 5 years. I've taken everything that I've learned and shared it in this course.

Most of my success has been from building relationships with other entrepreneurs and turning these relationships into joint venture business opportunities such as product launches, and services we offered together.

I show you exactly how to leverage these same types of opportunities to build wealth with blogging!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are interested in making additional income with a blog or even building a large business with your blog this course is for you.
  • This course is not for those looking for an over night solution to success, it will require hard work and consistency
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 42 Lectures Collapse All 42 Lectures 05:29:27
Week 1 - Introduction To Building a Blog
17 Lectures 01:59:16

In this video I explain what to expect in this course.

Preview 02:56

In this video I discuss some of the ways you can actual make money blogging and include a good article on the topic.

Ways To Make Your Blog Profitable

In this video I explain how I got started blogging.

Preview 06:29

The next couple of lectures are a couple of interviews I did with a successful blogger, definitely worth listening to!

Upcoming Interviews

In this interview with Victor we discuss general blogging topics.

Interview with Victor On General Blogging Topics

In this interview we discuss getting started with your blog the right way.

Interview With Victor On Starting Your Blog The Right Way

The Blog Artist Handbook

In this video I talk about determining what it is you want to write about.

What Do You Plan To Write About

In this video I talk about a post someone wrote about not copying others with your blog, I thought it would be important for you to read.

Don't Be a Copycat

In this video I show you how you can easily grab a domain and setup a blog with BADNET.

Picking a Domain Name

I use ThemeForest for a lot of my themes and they have tons of options to choose from.

Preview 06:34

In this video I walk you through the basics of setting up your blog.

Setting Up Your Wordpress Blog

In this video I show you multiple plugins that are good for your Wordpress blog.

Must Have Plugins For Wordpress

This contains all of the links for plugins mentioned in the last video.

Links To Wordpress Plugins

In this video I talk about securing your website and why it's important.

Securing Your Blog From Hackers

You can use sites like Fiverr to make some small cash to start out with your blogging investment.

Preview 06:36

This is your homework for week 1.

Week 2 - Organization & Mindset
8 Lectures 36:24

I show you how to use tools like Evernote to get organized.

Preview 04:14

At this point you should definitely be ready to create your first blog post.

Writing Your First Blog Post

Take a discipline challenge such as the 30 days of discipline and use this as something you can document on your blog.

Take a Discipline Challenge & Review It On Your Blog

In this video I discuss making sacrifices to achieve success.

Making Sacrifices

Staying focused on one thing at a time is crucial for success. If you truly want to build a business with your blog you must focus and stay consistent.

Staying Focused & Creating The Mindset of a Winner

In this video I talk about why you shouldn't subscribe to a ton of email lists and how this will drag you down.

Why Being On Tons Of Email Lists Is Bad

In this episode I discuss some positive books you can read to help you build a better mindset for yourself.

Pickup a Positive Book

This is your homework for week 2.

Week 3 - Building Out The Core Structure Of Your Blog
8 Lectures 55:48

Creating an awesome about us page is a great way to show people what you are all about. I show you some examples in this lecture.

Create an Epic About Page

A lot of popular marketing blogs create resource pages with all of their favorite tools using affiliate links. This is a great way to generate revenue by mentioning products you use and recommend.

Create a Resource Page For Your Recommended Tools

In this video I talk about different ways you can generate traffic for your blog.

Traffic Generation

SEO is something you should at very least spend some time learning about if you are running a blog. I've included a link for some helpful resources.

Learning SEO

Guest blogging is a great way to generate authority links to your site, build relationships and drive traffic back to your site.

Guest Blogging

Email marketing is really powerful once you build an audience. In this video I discuss why it's important and show you some ways you can get started.

Email Marketing

Once you have started to learn a skill or topic you could potentially turn this into an eBook or even a Kindle book.

Write About What You Learn - Create an eBook

This is your homework for week 3.

Week 4 - Leveraging Interviews for Success
9 Lectures 01:58:32

Interviews are a really powerful way you can leverage making money with your blog, building relationships, partnerships and more.

How I Leveraged Interviews To Build Powerful Partnerships

I show you some examples of how to go about reaching out to other entrepreneurs and bloggers for interview opportunities.

Examples of Reaching Out For Interviews

This is part 1 of a 3 part series where I interview Ramsay Taplin of Blog Tyrant on the topic of guest blogging.

Preview 18:00

This is part 2 of a 3 part series where I interview Ramsay Taplin of Blog Tyrant on the topic of guest blogging.

Interview with Ramsay Taplin on Guest Blogging - Part 2

This is part 3 of a 3 part series where I interview Ramsay Taplin of Blog Tyrant on the topic of guest blogging.

Interview with Ramsay Taplin on Guest Blogging - Part 3

This is an interview with Corbett Barr where we discuss traffic generation and building quality relationships with other bloggers.

Interview with Corbett Barr on Traffic & Building Relationships - Part 1

Interview with Corbett Barr on Traffic & Building Relationships - Part 2

This the conclusion to the course and your final homework.

Conclusion & Week 4 Homework

Bonus: My Success With Freelancing on UpWork
About the Instructor
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I run the online blog No Shame Income where I share what's working for me in the world of online marketing.

I started learning about online marketing as a way to generate additional income, I enjoy connecting with others and helping people achieve their goals.

I have experience with Amazon, eBay, eCommerce, Social Media, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Podcasting, Lead Generation, Landing Page Design, Wordpress & More.

I have created all kinds of courses on different topics such as Amazon, SEO and starting your own Podcast.

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