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Starting a blog is a daunting prospect if you have never done it before, and have no idea what you are doing.
Most people really get bogged down in the technical stuff such as the web design, the theme, and the layout of their website, but ignore the more important factors such as:
- who their target audience is and what they are struggling with
- what their USP (unique selling proposition) might be
- creating quality content that fits the criteria above.
- building an audience or community that keeps coming back to your blog
If you don’t have a plan to have these four aspects nailed down you are basically wasting your time. A while ago I decided that this blog needed some clarity and an action plan that would take it to the next level. I had no intentions of letting this blog become just another one of those “me too blogs”, where it was almost the same as all the thousands of other ordinary blogs out there.
I had been following Corbett Barr and his work over at ThinkTraffic for a while and was hugely impressed with the information on the site, and the way it was presented. The content over there is first class for a blogger, and I have learnt a lot from their posts during the course of getting this blog together.
I made the decision to pay for Corbett’s training course titled “How To Start A Blog That Matters” due to the fact that it was not expensive and I also trusted the guy after following him for a while. I can safely say that I was not disappointed, and in my opinion this is the best course available to discover a step by step formula that actually works (if you follow it).
So let’s have a look at what you actually get when you buy the course.
The course is structured so that each week you are emailed the next lesson in the series, but don’t worry too much if you are not able to complete one of the lessons by the end of the week. You can take this at your own pace and move slower or quicker depending on your experience and what suits you best.
It is worth mentioning as well that this course is not just intended for brand new bloggers. You may also have an existing blog (which I did when I bought the course) which is fine, as you can either redesign your existing blog (which I did as well) or you can just explore the principles taught to improve your blog.
There are thirteen lessons in the course plus plenty of bonus materials including some really useful webinars. The thirteen lessons are broken down as follows:
Week 1: Choose the right topic for you.
Week 2: Develop the perfect blog name and brand.
Week 3: Design your blog to look great.
Week 4: Create your social media strategy.
Week 5: Develop your launch plan.
Week 6: Learn how to create outstanding content.
Week 7: Create your launch content.
Week 8: Launch your blog.
Week 9: Start making friends in the blogosphere.
Week 10: Build your thriving audience.
Week 11: Expand your reach using webinars, YouTube, podcasts and more.
Week 12: Make your first dollar blogging.
Week 13: Develop your strategy for taking your blog to the next level.
What Will You Learn From This Course?
There is a bonus section in this course that it is titled “The 13 Factors That Make A Blog Successful”. This section alone is worth the price of the course. Corbett has already created three successful blogs so far, so he knows what he is talking about. Watch the video above for more information.
You will also learn how to:
- actually start your blog properly from scratch and make it look really good
- start using social media effectively to drive traffic to your blog without spamming other people
- launch a blog successfully and what to do after you have launched it
- create content that changes peoples lives and makes you stand out from the competition
- how to start making friends with fellow bloggers
- build a large audience around your blog
- start branching out into other content mediums other than just plain text
- and most importantly how to actually monetize your blog