ELITE BLOG ACADEMY LAUNCHES ON FEB 27th, 2017
Affiliate links are included below. This means I get a commission, at no additional cost to you, if you purchase Elite Blog Academy. I have taken this course myself and highly recommend it! Read on to find out why 🙂
Elite Blog Academy is about to open it’s doors again on Feb 27th! Ruth, EBA’s creator, likes to offer some really awesome freebies leading into the course’s launch!
I’m currently obsessed with the Goal Planning Workbook for Bloggers!
From now until Tuesday 2/21 you can enroll to get access to EBA’s 3-part video series called Blogging Made Simple that covers some of the most popular content found inside the course. Listen to Ruth tell you all about WHY you should sign up right now!
I’ve also implemented several tips from her free eBook: 7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight!
UPDATED FEB 2017:
Depending on how you found this article, you may have seen the original title “Small Bloggers Benefit from Elite Blog Academy Too.” I wrote this when my blog was much smaller than it is today.
Now I make a full-time income in my online business and I want to tell you exactly how Elite Blog Academy helped me.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016-EARLY 2017:
- In August 2016, I quit my corporate job and turned my blog into a full-time online business.
- I launched my first product, the Easy Budget and Financial Planning Spreadsheet <– this spreadsheet, which I drive traffic to primarily from Pinterest, has made me over $4,000 and has truly been “passive”
- I launched my first eBook, Busy Moms Building
- I ran my first group coaching program and began offering 1:1 coaching
- I turned my eBook into a course by the same name –> Busy Moms Building Course
- In late October 2016, I launched my Facebook group that has over 650 women entrepreneurs as of Feb 2017
…and these are just the highlights. NONE of this would have been possible without first investing in myself and gaining the knowledge I needed to succeed at online business.
I say this all the time, but in case you are new here, I want to make sure I repeat. I am an affiliate of Elite Blog Academy (which means I will make a commission if you purchase using my link with no additional cost to you) and it is the ONLY online course that I’ve taken from start to finish. It took me eight months to complete the whole course and do all of the assignments, correctly.
Coincidently, finishing the course coincides with when I finally pulled the plug on my almost 11-year old career in tech. <– YES, this is a pretty big deal. I made a very comfortable salary at my day job.
Let’s begin by looking at the cold hard facts. Statistics. Everyone wants to know how Elite Blog Academy influenced my blog stats. But first, I want to make something very clear. My monetization strategy is NOT to chase pageviews. I make money primarily through affiliate marketing, email marketing, and my own products. However, none of this would have been possible if I did not have a platform to communicate with people– that platform is my blog. My strategy is to pull people in from Pinterest (primarily) and get them on my email list. Once they are on my email list, I nurture them with email sequences and eventually upsell to an affiliate product or my own products. Elite Blog Academy helps you set up the foundations of using your website as a tool in your business.
My Blog Statistics Jan 2016 vs. Feb 2017
Monthly pageviews: 7,119
Unique visitors: 1,788
Email subscribers: 52
Monthly pageviews: 64,095
Unique visitors: 29,226
Email subscribers: 6,901 (I’ve cleaned over 3,000 people from this list, I would be around 10,000 in just 1 year!)
INCOME: Average $3,500/month
MY 2017 INCOME GOAL: $70,000/year (low) $100,000/year (high) <– and I am 100% confident I will achieve this!
Why I Started Blogging
I started blogging in July 2013 when my daughter was 7 months old. I knew nothing about how to blog, I didn’t even know what WordPress was little alone self-hosting and how to buy a domain name. What I did know was that I had something to say and I wanted a platform to say it on. I wanted to connect with other working moms who were going through the same struggles as I was and needed a place to feel like it’s okay. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed, stressed out or lonely in your journey. It’s okay to admit you can’t do it all. It’s okay.
Blogging turned out to be a lot of work, a lot more work than I could have ever managed. As I got to know more about it, I realized that a lot of women have turned their blog into real profitable businesses. Wait, what? People made money writing about topics they were passionate about? I could do that! If I could survive corporate America, I could do this. Or so I thought.
It turns out, I really had no idea what I was doing.
The Reason I Purchased Elite Blog Academy
I found Elite Blog Academy because I followed the creator, Ruth Soukup, since she started her couponing blog, Living Well Spending Less, back when Extreme Couponing was on TLC and it was the hottest topic around. I was on her mailing list from years ago and kept seeing enrollment emails for this course and started to dig a little bit more into what it was.
It was the best investment I have made since starting in 2013. The course is intense, but it is the best comprehensive course I’ve found on blogging and I’ve spent a lot of money on courses because I am what they call a “course junkie.”
I purchased in September 2015 and I started taking the course serious in January 2016. I finished the course in August 2016, right when I quit my corporate job and was about to launch my eBook.
I learn best when content is laid out in a logical manner and there is a way to see progress being made. I loved the format of Elite Blog Academy so much that I modeled my own course after the foundation of following 12 steps with homework assignments. Each step builds on each other.
This is not meant to be completed in one month.
Running an online business or blog is A LOT of work! You have to be in it for the long haul if you want to be successful.
Ruth shows you how to do that in this program.
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Is EBA Right For You?
Honestly, it depends.
Elite Blog Academy is for people who are committed to following the process and actually doing the work. As a member of EBA, I’ve noticed that the thing that the most successful graduates have in common is a willingness to put 100% of their effort into completing the assignments in order.
The program works if you do the work.
It’s also not for people who are going to insist that they’ve already heard this all before, or who are going to argue that a task seems too basic or complain that it’s too hard. It’s not for bloggers who just want to just “skip to the good stuff”picking and choosing the lessons they pay attention to, then write it off when they’re not getting results. The EBA process is designed to create success, but it only works if you are willing to commit to actually doing the work.
What’s Included with EBA?
Elite Blog Academy gives you a proven framework for success that you won’t find anywhere else. The course includes everything you need to turn your blog into a successful, profitable business, from refining your message and growing your audience to monetizing your platform and building your business.
Through four powerful modules, you will learn how to:
It is possible to create a successful business from a blog, and Elite BlogAcademy shares exactly how it’s done, step-by-step.
Because EBA is designed to be self-paced, in order to do it right, you should give yourself plenty of time. Blogging is not for the faint of heart, and this course requires a willingness to buckle down and get to work. That said, for those who are willing to do the work, it also comes with a 100% money-back guarantee.
How Do I Get Started?
Enrollment for Elite Blog Academy only opens ONCE each year, and will only be open for five days beginning February 27, 2017.
Until launch day, Ruth is offering some amazing freemiums. Here is the list to check out. All of these are available free of charge!