In November, I launched the beta version of my new blogging course, The Business of Blogging, and, after a few months of testing, it is now ready for prime time!
Today marks the official launch of The Business of Blogging, the blogging and business course offered by Superstar Blogging, my online media school. (Stay tuned, because next month I’ll be launching photography, writing, and videography courses.)
If you’re looking to get into blogging or are an existing blogger looking to break out of that plateau and see large growth with your site, this course features the step-by-step processes and methods that I used to build my own website and that will help other beginner bloggers grow their own, too. This course is a behind-the-scenes look at my blog, where I open the hood and show you exactly how it runs and how you can improve the ways you run your blog.
I know there are a lot of blogging courses out there promising to “teach you the secrets to success.” “If you take this course, you’re going to make it,” they scream.
I can’t promise you success. That depends entirely on you and your work ethic. But I can promise to provide you all the tools and smarts to build a website with the potential to be successful and leap above your peers.
There is a seemingly endless pool of travel blogs out there. Each day hundreds of people think “Hey, I travel, so I’m going to start a blog and try make a living out of this.”
But let’s be honest, most suck and fail within a few months. Whenever I go to TBEX, the annual travel blogger conference, I am always amazed at how many new faces there are… and how few returning ones I see.
Few bloggers make it past their first year. They underestimate how hard and time-consuming maintaining a quality blog is (you will spend a lot of time in front of the computer). Most give up. Many struggle on for a few years before eventually returning to the “real world” and an office job.
The common thread I see in all these failures is that most bloggers don’t spend the time honing their business skills or learning from mentors, networking outside their niche, or creating products that their audience actually wants.
They may know travel, but they don’t know how to turn that into a business.
That’s why this course is called The Business of Blogging, because unlike other travel blogging courses, I’m going to dive deep into the business skills you need to succeed.
I didn’t know anything when I started. I was just a traveler who self-taught through many failed efforts. I made mistakes. Big mistakes that cost me thousands of dollars! But learning those lessons helped get me here to where I am today — owner of a blog with 1 million monthly visitors, $500,000 in yearly revenue, and three employees; author of a best-selling book; and a paid speaker at conferences. Here’s last month’s traffic:
I want to teach you how to get here too. There’s plenty of room in travel for all of us… it’s a $1 trillion industry, after all! There is no reason why you can’t be successful as well.
What’s included in this course
A three-month training program – This includes nine units on design, branding, SEO, product creation, social media, newsletter marketing, writing, setting up your blog, and working with companies and PR. These units are broken down into 28 lessons that range from beginner to advanced techniques only the pros use or know. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to start your blog, create a lasting brand, write content people want to read and share, how to optimize your website and rank high in search engines, kill it on social media, and make money with your blog. The course features real-world examples, screen shots, videos, and never-before-seen access to my own processes to help you understand the material.
Monthly webinars – Once a month, I do an hourlong webinar and discuss new techniques and strategies, and dissect in more detail the content in the course. There are also Q&A sessions and featured expert guests. You also get access to all previous webinars — from the beginning! Each webinar is recorded so you can listen as often as you want.
Suggested business books to improve your game and take yourself to the next level. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn from those who have been there, done that! These books have taken my business to great places, and I can’t recommend them enough to other bloggers!
Tech support – Our tech guru Chris will help you install your theme, troubleshoot any problems, and answer some questions as you get started on your blogging journey. He’s there to help you install and set up your blog quickly! ($200 value)
A private Facebook group for members to share tips, get advice, and network. Blogging is not done in a silo. This shortcuts your way to friends and opportunities!
Blogger case studies – Find out the secrets to other successful blogs with in-depth case studies on Kiersten from The Blonde Abroad, Candace Rose Rardon from The Great Affair, Earl from Wandering Earl, and Dalene from Hecktic Travels.
PLUS get over eight hours of expert interviews! The experts below are some of the top people in their field and charge thousands of dollars for speaking gigs but they are here — as part of the course — to drop their knowledge and share how they rose to the top, so you can too!
Interview with Rand Fishkin
Interview with Corbett Barr
Interview with Derek Halpern
Interview with Pat Flynn
Interview with Steve Kamb
Interview with Jodi Ettenberg
Interview with Steve Sims
Interview with Andrew Hickey
Interview with Ryan Holiday
Interview with Jayson Gaignard
This course isn’t going to teach you how to travel for free. It’s not going to teach you how to get press trips and take sponsored content. Let the thousands of other bloggers out there fight for those scraps. There’s little money in it, and it’s not a long-term path to success.
What this course is going to teach you is how to run a travel business that lets you become financially independent, help others, and have more time for what you love. If you ever wanted to know how I’ve grown my empire, how to build a business, and how to create a travel blog that inspires, helps, and lasts, this business course is for you.
Learn to become a successful travel blogger that will stand the test of time and sweep past your competition.
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For the one-time price of $349, you’ll get all of the above as well as lifetime access and support. This course is an investment in your blogging future that will help you leap beyond the competition and will give you MORE value for LESS money than any other program out there! Click the buy button below and start building your empire today:
(Want to pay in installments? No problem! You can $120 per month for three months instead of one lump payment! Click here for that payment option.)
This course is self-directed, so you can go at the pace that is right for you, and you’ll be able to reference all the content anytime you want. You’ll get access to lifetime updates, so you’ll always be able to stay up to date and in the lead.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How is this course structured?
This course is unit based. In the first two weeks, you will receive the first four units, case studies, webinars and interviews. After 15 days, each unit will be delivered once per week, meant to be a step-by-step program with one unit done per week. At the end of the program, you can go back and revisit any unit in any order you like.
- Can I jump ahead?
No. You get the majority of the course at once so you can start right away, but each unit is meant to be worked on and focused on. If you are the type of person who wants to “skim the course” or “jump ahead,” this course is not right for you. I can tell you that after eight years of blogging, you simply can’t digest all this information in one short amount of time. Between all the lessons, tasks, webinars, and interviews, you’ll find the once-a-week structure helpful in avoiding being overwhelmed.
- I don’t have a lot of time. Is this course right for me?
This course is meant to be completed at your own pace. There’s no weekly time limit. Go as fast or slow as you want.
- What if I get really confused?
I’m here to help. You can email me as often you as you need to and I’ll help troubleshoot your problems. I want you to succeed, not be confused.
- I don’t have any blogging experience. Is this course for me?
This course for people with no experience in mind. It takes you through all the steps and technical terms of blogging.
- I already have some blogging experience. Is this book for me?
Even those with experience will benefit from the advanced SEO tips, monetization strategies, and expert interviews. The experienced will get a lot out of the expert interviews, the detailed newsletter strategies, and marketing tips. You’ll definitely be able to expand your audience and grow your income.
- I’ve never heard of these experts. How do I know the quality is good?
The interviewees are leading blogging experts who together earn over $4 million per year. They are people I learn from and want you to learn from too. You can Google them if you don’t believe me.
- How long is each expert interview?
Each interview is between 45 minute and one hour.
- If I don’t like the course, can I get a refund?
Yes. I’m fully committed to helping you improve your blog and become a success. You can test-drive the course for two weeks reading the material, listening to the webinars and interviews, and checking out the case studies. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your blog, I’ll happily refund 100% of your money.
Important: To be eligible for a refund, you must complete all homework from all available units. You must take action in this program. If you do the work and don’t get value, I don’t deserve your money and I’ll cheerfully refund you 100% of your tuition. I’m strict about this because I’m looking for serious and committed students only. You have to do the work to get the refund as I want to maintain a very high standard of positivity, encouragement, and action-oriented learning.