Giveaway: BTOP Blogging Resource Giveaway
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, makingsenseofcents.com
Course: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing ($197.00)
Description: How to build a six figure blog without millions of visitors or selling your soul.
What You’ll Learn: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money from your own successful affiliate marketing strategy. The course explains all of the ins and outs, so you are never left wondering where to go next when creating and implementing your affiliate marketing strategy.
Fun fact: We took Michelle’s course in November 2016. The following month, we had our best income month at the time: $1,744. Then, in 2017, our gross blog revenue was a touch over $96K.
Kate Ahl, simplepinmedia.com
Course: How to Master Tailwind ($67.00)
Description: How to Master Tailwind is a course designed to teach you how to use Tailwind, a Pinterest scheduling tool, effectively so you can spend less time scheduling your pins on Pinterest and more time working on your business.
What You’ll Learn:
- How to use board lists for pinning your own content
- What is batch pinning and how to use it
- How to use Content Discovery
- How to effectively utilize the Tribes feature
- How to read and understand Tailwind analytics
From Kate’s Bio: Kate is the owner of Simple Pin Media, a Pinterest management company, that helps bloggers and businesses use Pinterest to boost their business. We aim to teach simple, actionable tips that help you market your business using Pinterest without following crazy rabbit trails.
Eden Fried, breadandbutterblogging.com
Course: Bread and Butter Blogging Lifetime Membership ($781.00/year)
Description: Members get access to new courses and trainings every month that cover a wide variety of blogging topics.
What You’ll Learn: Bread & Butter Blogging is a membership site that grants you access to the courses, resources, and community that will enable you to turn blogging into your bread & butter income source!
From Eden’s Bio: I’m an “almost law school drop out”. About 2 months before law school was set to start, I bailed. Why? Because life’s too short to spend time doing things you’re unsure about. Now I spend my days teaching people just like you how to create and maintain profitable blogs so that they can do more of what they love and less of what they don’t!
Jillian Johnsrud, montanamoneyadventures.com
Course: Jetfuel ($99.00)
Description: JetFuel will give you the blog growth your effort deserves! It will help you find your audience and build a loyal following of readers.
What You’ll Learn: JetFuel will help you grow the “Like-Know-Trust” factor with you audience. Because in real life or online, we all do business with people that we like, know and trust. It’ll help clarify for your content so that you know how to add real value to your audience. You help your readers create the transformation they are craving.
From Jillian: My husband and I started our married life $50,000 in debt. But I had this dream. I wanted to be able to take mini-retirements and fully experience each season of life. I didn’t want to push the very best of my life until the end of my life!
Over the last 15 years, we not only paid off the debt but were able to become financially independent. Along the way, we took five mini-retirements. We have used those for long family vacations, travel, to buy and renovate homes, scale hobbies into businesses, and adopt four kids.
Tracie Fobes, pennypinchinmom.com
Course: Precision Pinning ($25.00)
Description: There is a lot of information available about how to use Pinterest. It can be overwhelming. It also may leave you with more questions than answers.
Many authors tell you about one way to use Pinterest. The truth is, there are many ways to achieve success. This book helps you figure out what works for your account to make Pinterest work best for you.
What You’ll Learn:
- Account Setup: Ensure your profile and account settings work for you – not against you.
- Pinning Strategy: What is a website without users? Learn how to develop and use the right strategy for your account.
- Pin Design: Creating pins that are not only visually appealing, but encourage readers to click and read.
- Analytics: Generate, read and understand the analytics on your account to know what works – and doesn’t.
Random fact: Tracie has been blogging for an incredible nine years!
Ana Savuica, thesheapproach.com
Description: This ebook is for bloggers (in all niches) who are getting under 10k pageviews a month and who want to boost their traffic and learn how to build a loyal readership and following online.
What You’ll Learn:
- 2 Free Months With Tailwind
- A target audience audit & avatar
- A complex, but easy to grasp SEO tutorial
- A social media strategy breakdown
- An in-depth Pinterest tutorial
- 100 Places To Promote Your Blog Checklist
- 100 Facebook Promo Groups For Bloggers List
- Access To My Resource Library For Bloggers
From Ana’s Bio: At the end of 2016 I was struggling to get my blog off the ground. I tried every platform and trick in the book and I found out there is no overnight success strategy. Instead, I learned how to build a solid foundation and how to grow an authentic audience for my blog that reached 60k pageviews in the first year.
Now I help other bloggers grow their income with my free content, 1-on-1 coaching sessions and with my paid trainings.
Suzi Whitford, startamomblog.com
Course: Start a Mom Blog – 5 Course Bundle ($245.00)
- Niche by Number – $27.00 value
- Blog by Number Signature Course – $47.00 value
- List by Number – $37.00 value
- Theme by Number – $37.00 value
- Ebook by Number – $97.00 value
What You’ll Learn: This is the whole package — designed for beginners who want to learn how to start a blog from scratch that helps people and makes you money. From finding the right niche to creating paid products, this bundle covers all you need to know to start a successful blog!
From Suzi’s Bio: I am a mom to two beautiful little girls, a little baby boy and the wife to a wonderful man. After becoming a stay at home mom and leaving my engineering job, I turned to blogging as a creative outlet. It has been the best decision ever! I’ve been able to grow my blog to over $20,000 per month and I want to teach you how to do it too!
Bobby Hoyt, millennialmoneyman.com
Make Money Marketing: The ultimate blogging side hustle! Learn how to use your blogging skills to make money as a digital marketer.
FB Side Hustle: Learn how to make money running Facebook ads for local businesses.
What You’ll Learn:
Make Money Marketing: Bobby will show you exactly how to take the skills that you learn from running a blog and channel them to get marketing clients, help small businesses grow, and make great money online.
FB Side Hustle: A step-by-step guide that will show you how to start your very own side hustle managing Facebook ads for local businesses. And you can go from “I don’t know how to do this”… to “working with clients and getting paid big bucks” in the next 28 days.
Fun Fact: Bobby went from band director to full-time blogger making nearly $200,000 per year in just two years from my blog. Crazy, right?!
Pete McPherson, doyouevenblog.com
Course: Blogger U ($399.00)
Description: A 6-month blogging education that takes your blog to the next level, complete with a core curriculum, electives, and a mastermind fraternity.
What You’ll Learn: The course content is work at your own pace, with lifetime access. We’re all adults, and we all work differently and at different times. You will not get overwhelmed and frustrated by lack of time. If it takes 6 months instead of 4, great.
The seven modules are:
- Intro, purpose, avatar 201, relationships, formula.
- The 5 commonalities of every millionaire blogger
- Email Lists
- Traffic (blog marketing specifically)
Plus, weekly challenges designed to push you!
Krista Aoki, reroutlifestyle.com
Course: Career in the Making Ebook ($25.00)
Description: This ebook is full of resourceful and relevant tactics that any aspiring blogger can use to ditch the daily grind and take control of their own time and finances.
What You’ll Learn:
- Which common roadblocks to avoid in order to achieve success
- When to start monetizing + how to define a focus and intentionally profit
- 3 lifestyle affiliate case studies detailing newbie blogger monetization errors
- 5 concrete ways to up your affiliate marketing game
- Marketing and traffic strategies that worked for my new blog
- How to track your blogging stats & reevaluate your blogging goals
- Blogging mistakes you need to avoid
Random fact: Krista is now a full time digital nomad. Follow her Instagram (fair warning, though, you might get jealous. She goes everywhere!)
Emma Drew, emmadrew.info
Course: How to Build a Six-Figure Blog and Live the Life You Want (€197.00)
Description: This course makes running a wildly successful blog achievable, and you will see your blog grow with more visitors and more income.
What You’ll Learn: Whether you are a brand new blogger, or if you have been blogging for years, this course will help you to refine your message, grow and serve your audience and make more money; allowing you to live the life you want.
From Emma’s Bio: Since leaving my job I have grown my blog into a six-figure business; I now employ my husband and life is good. I truly live the life I want, with complete freedom over where I work and what I do. I have been featured in the Daily Mail, BBC One and on BBC radio.
Raelyn Tan, raelyntan.com
Course: Traffic, Subscribers, Yours ($197.00)
Description: A step by step, idiot-proof guide to building your email list and courting your ideal client.
What You’ll Learn: How list building and email marketing in 2018 actually works. Raelyn built her following to 30,000 followers from 2016-2018 so shes not regurgitating out of date tactics — she’s showing you exactly what works now — and that really matters. When the half life of marketing knowledge is mere a few years old, recency bias matters.
Fun Fact: Sabrina, one of Raelyn’s students went from 500 email subs and only 200 pageviews/day to 1,500 email subscribers and 800 pageviews/day in less than 2 weeks. For a newbie (or professional marketer), that is insane.
Jen Snyder, womenwinningonline.com
Course: Find Your Tribe! ($67.00)
Description: The ultimate time saver, Jen did the grunt work that none of us like to do, but we all need to do. Over 100 hours of research covering 25 different niches, so you can up your content marketing game.
What You’ll Learn: Creating great content is worthless if you can’t get it in front of targeted readers. Learn where they are and how to get them with Jen’s step by step process for identifying niche communities and getting the most out of them. You’ll get the inside scoop on over 400+ Pinterest group boards, 400+ niche specific Facebook groups, and a list of 165 popular bloggers that you can emulate and network with.
From Jen’s Bio: For over 10 years I have had the luxury of working for myself and bringing home the bacon on my own terms. It hasn’t always been easy but it has been fun! Every time I am able to volunteer in my kids’ classrooms or take a day off with my husband, I thank my lucky stars that the only boss I have to answer to is me.
My desire is for every woman to experience that kind of freedom. The kind of freedom that comes with a flexible work lifestyle. Once you catch a glimpse of it you will never go back!
Lindsay Maloney, lindsaymaloney.com
Course: List Building Mania ($87.00)
Description: Email lists are incredibly valuable. Bloggers can make a full-time income simply by offering free-value, acquiring fans and cultivating those fans into customers. Many of you know email lists are important but are struggling to grow your own. That’s where Lindsay can help.
What You’ll Learn: The 5 module course walks you step by step through the process of building a high-quality email list. From identifying your target audience to creating clever ad copy/creatives, all the way to generating your content strategy and creating products that target the pain points of your audience, Lindsay will have you building a profitable list in no time.
Our Takeaway: Social media algorithms are changing on a daily basis. As such, any single change on a platform can spell the end of your online biz. Having a targeted email list is irreplaceable and is something newbie bloggers can start focusing on from day 1. Diversify your traffic, gain fans and reduce your risk of ruin by focusing on your list today.
Brett Romero, bitesizebschool.com
Courses: Web Design: HTML & CSS for Rookies ($195.00) + How to Build a Strong Brand ($50.00) + Everything You Need to Speed Up Your Website ($50.00) + 2 Minutes a Day to 10k Twitter Followers ($95.00)
From branding and social media to all the tech knowledge needed to run a successful blog, Brett’s courses will help you build a solid foundation to get your blogging career started with a bang.
What You’ll Learn:
Web Design – CSS & HTML For Beginners simplifies the learning process. You get step by step detailed tutorials on how to build and layout a webpage. These foundational skills will allow you to create more complex websites.
How to Build a Strong Brand: Want your customers to stick to you like glue? That’s what a strong brand can do for you. In this course, you’ll find out how to make your brand irresistible to your customers.
Everything You Need To Speed Up Your Website: You’ll learn how to remove speed bottlenecks from your website and turn it into a lean, optimized machine.
Twitter Marketing: 2 Minutes A Day To 10k Twitter Followers: He’ll show you the exact steps he took to grow his Twitter following from around 2500 to over 15k in 5 months. All with real, targeted, engaged followers.
From Brett’s Bio: I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur. I’ve also started several businesses. Bitesize Business School is the latest, where I write about applying business principles to the real world and solving technology issues that every online business faces.
Kari Sayers, mompreneurmoney.com
Course: Epic Instructor Lab ($197.00)
Description: Learn how to easily create your first online course!
What You’ll Learn: How to convert your existing creative talents and expertise into an online course–even if you are the least tech-savvy person you know.
How to plan out your course to attract the attention of your ideal clients–even if you don’t have an iota of experience in course creation.
How to implement a step-by-step process for creating and selling passive income courses that allows you to literally make sales even when you’re not “working”, when you’re asleep, or when you’re out enjoying family and friends.
From Kari’s Bio: Hey there! I’m a mom, a wife, a writer, online instructor, a dream catcher, and a bunch of other titles depending on which day of the week it is! Quitting my day job to start Mompreneur Money, publish books and teach online was one of the BEST DECISIONS I’ve ever made. Now, I get to spend extra time with my hubby and kiddos, while helping others to grow their online income and create more work/life balance by doing what they love.
Summer Tannhauser, summertannhauser.com
Course: Launch It Right! Bundle ($150.00)
Description: For intermediate to advanced bloggers getting ready to take their earnings to the next level, Summer walks you through how to prepare and implement an online course launch.
What You’ll Learn: The six segment course walks you through every step of absolutely crushing your next product lunch. Want to swipe the exact email sequence you should use to get your readers pumped about the product? It’s inside. Interested in using a webinar to warm potential customers and get them moving down your sales funnel? Also there. If you’ve had a course release in the past that was a total bust or you’re working on your first one ever, this course is perfect for you.
Fun Fact: Summer is the queen of side hustles. Buried on her blogging about page is a little snippet about her six-figure dog walking and pet sitting business that she also runs. Who doesn’t want to make six-figures a year walking dogs!?
Helene Sula, heleneinbetween.com
Ebook: Instagram Unlocked ($37.00)
Description: This ebook teaches you how to gain followers and engagement on Instagram that lasts.
What You’ll Learn:
- Help you get super clear on YOUR purpose for Instagram (this is everything and will help you massively figure out when to share/how often/ and why)
- Understand and break the Instagram Algorithm – it’s a science and once you get this, you can post with ease.
- How to create an Instagram that makes people STOP scrolling to follow and interact with you.
- The type of content you need to post and when.
- Why buying followers is dumb and how to create real engagement.
- The myths and mistakes that are holding you back from success.
- How to create an Instagram theme that sets you apart.
- How to strategize with hashtags.
- Find your target Instagram market and keep them coming back for more.
- I’ll also show you case studies of Instagram accounts that work and you’ll learn how to turn your followers into fans!
Tonia Kendrick, solopreneurdiaries.com
Ebook: Biz Boost Workbook ($29.00)
Description: The Biz Boost Workbook is a crash course in organizing your business to productive and profitable.
We’ll walk through planning, getting the work done, and then checking what’s working and what isn’t. Along the way, there will be plenty of tips, action items, and worksheets.
What You’ll Learn:
- Manage Your Time Effectively
- Tracking System Efficiency
- Have Systems in Place
- Create Passive Income Streams
- Make Friends & Collaborate
- Build Out Your Funnel
- Tools to Help You Be More Productive
- Do What You Love (And Nothing Else)
- Learn When It’s Time to Outsource
- Test and Tweak to Improve Results
- Use and Re-use What You’ve Got
From Tonia’s Bio: After 26 years in the banking industry and blogging as a hobby for 7 years, I decided to take my love of business, marketing, and productivity and turn it into a full-time solopreneur business.
I’m the author at SolopreneurDiaries.com, where I help solopreneurs grow their side-hustle and startup businesses by teaching them how to create & execute strategies, hone their marketing skills, & level up their productivity.
Carly Campbell, mommyonpurpose.com
Course: Pinteresting Strategies ($32.00)
Description: Pinteresting Strategies is unlike any other pinning course out there. There’s no launch, no sales funnel, no guarantees. Carly walks you through the exact process she uses to get 200,000+ visits per month from Pinterest by pinning manually.
What You’ll Learn: Carly will walk you through her exact pinning strategy. It’s manual and it will require some time commitment (any from 15 minutes to an hour a day) but it works. She shares her gained knowledge of the Pinterest algorithm and how pinners will benefit from trying to appease that algorithm to get maximum views. Don’t have an interest in manually pinning? No problem – the lessons you learn will benefit even the most avid Tailwind and Boardbooster users.
Fun Fact: Carly accidentally sold over 1,500 copies of this Ebook in the first year alone. What do we mean by accidentally? We mean it was sold entirely by word-of-mouth. Good luck pointing to many people that sell a digital product in this day in age, at that volume, without some sort of advertising or launch campaign. It speaks volume to the quality of her book.
Sharon Gourlay, digitalnomadwannabe.com
Course: Build Blog Freedom (1-month Membership) ($97.00)
Description: More than a course, Build Blog Freedom is a membership program built around helping you establish your blog over the long haul.
What You’ll Learn: Rather than cover a single topic in depth (although you’ll do that too), Sharon shares everything she knows about creating a niche specific blog and turning it into an income generating business. No more feeling like you’re missing out on something specific because you’re going to cover:
- affiliate marketing
- social media
- traffic growth
- blog monetization
- and the ongoing, private support you’ll need to conquer it all
Fun fact: Sharon is an ex-high school teacher and mother of three of who switches between the digital nomad lifestyle and living in Australia. She started Digital Nomad Wannabe when she decided she would work online with no idea how and, just over a year later, was a full time blogger and affiliate marketer.
Lena Gott, whatmommydoes.com
Traffic Transformation: 21 Strategies Lena used to increase her monthly page views from 17k to 400k+ in 10 Months.
Blog Traffic Bootcamp: 5-day step-by-step challenge designed to boost your blog traffic!
What You’ll Learn:
The tips in Traffic Transformation are listed in the order Lena implemented them on her own blog.
While you may not need to start at the very beginning if you’ve been blogging for a while, even experienced bloggers tell her that they find at least six to a dozen tips to test on their blog.
Many people read the guide again and again every time they need a traffic boost.
Her goal is to not only TELL you what worked for her, but give you real examples from her blog – WhatMommyDoes.com – to show you how these ideas will help you.
Lena built up her blog piece by piece over the years, slowly adding content as she had time during nap times and preschool hours and at night, and now she is a full time blogger!
Caroline Vencil, carolinevencil.com
Course: Group Board Master ($97.00)
Description: Everyone knows by now that Group Boards are the secret to getting crazy good traffic from Pinterest — learn how to find the “good” ones and how to turn causal readers into revenue-generating consumers.
What You’ll Learn: That not all group boards are created equally. You need to be able to identify the characteristics of a good group board, a good group board owner, and which group boards you should stay away from.
Furthermore you’ll learn actionable tips to get on group boards even when they’re “closed”, how to track and understand group board statistics, and insight into Caroline’s own pinning strategy.
Fun Fact: Caroline is all about extremes…and you know what is extreme? Living off a single income of only $17,000 for over 4 years. She and her husband did it, lived to tell about it, and now their the proud new parents of 3 awesome boys and a budding blog.
Monica Froese, redefiningmom.com
Course: Pin Practical Masterclass ($197.00)
Description: Getting crazy good traffic from Pinterest is only half the battle. If you get a click-through but get nothing out of it, you’ve lost the war. It’s time to stop losing.
What You’ll Learn: Monica takes Pinterest marketing to a whole ‘nother level. Most Pinterest courses all fall short for this one reason: they teach you a lot about getting traffic but not what to do with it. Monica obsesses over converting those warm leads into email giving clients.
Having gotten over 1,000,000 hits on BTOP this year I can promise you this was one of our biggest weaknesses (and one we’re working hard to rectify). Get the most out of your Pinterest traffic and learn how to capture emails alongside one of the best in the business in Monica!
From Monica: Monica Froese is a mom, wife, and business strategist for mom entrepreneurs. She has an MBA degree in finance and marketing and blogs at Redefining Mom, a site for helping moms build thriving online businesses. In 2015, she traveled to the White House to discuss family-friendly workplace policies with the President’s senior advisors and has been featured on several media outlets including Fox News, Scary Mommy, Healthline, and Mom Talk Radio.
Krista Dickson, blogbeautifully.com
Course: Pageviews from Pinterest ($197.00)
Description: An in-depth look at how to pimp out your Pinterest profile for maximum viewership and social media exposure.
What You’ll Learn:
💻 Module 1: optimizing your profile and make it uber-follow-worthy to your ideal audience.
🎀 Module 2: building boards like a B-O-S-S.
💎 Module 3: next up, we’re talking PINS (pin design).
🖥 Module 4: how to use your BLOG to grow your Pinterest account and get more Pinterest shares.
⏰ Module 5: how to automate your pinning (and deciding how often to pin).
📈 Module 6: Pinterest Analytics and BoardBooster Reports .
💰 Module 7: advanced Pinterest techniques.
Fun Fact: Krista was a full-time Pinterest account manager for dozens of brands — she knows her stuff. Now she’s enjoying the coaching-life as she teaches others to dominate Pinterest.
Amber Temerity, thriftyguardian.com
Pintessential Planning: Everything you need to know to optimize Pinterest for your business!
Automation Education: Get started on the road to better marketing in less time
What You’ll Learn:
Pintessential Planning: This course will cover EVERYTHING you need to know to make Pinterest your #1 marketing tool. Stop wasting hours each week marketing your content and start putting technology to work for YOU!
Automation Education: With Automation Education, I will walk you through exactly how to cut your marketing time while still increasing traffic and potential profits. Discover how to complete your entire weekly marketing plan in just one afternoon — leaving the rest of the week for you to focus on the parts of your business you actually love!
Fun Fact: Beyond also offering exclusive e-courses, Amber provide opportunities for phenomenal one-on-one strategy sessions through which she alleviate the stress that comes from poor time management and financial control.
Marianne Manthey, designyourownblog.com
Course: Crush CSS: Code School for Bloggers ($187.00)
Description: Stop relying on others to help with all your blog design and editing needs; learn to crush HTML and CSS and finally get your blog to look the way you want it to.
What You’ll Learn: Coding can be extremely scary and overwhelming…but it doesn’t have to be. Eliminate the need for a designer middle-man and save yourself hundreds (even thousands) of dollars and become your own dev team.
The course includes:
- 5 easy to understand, step-by-step modules to help you learn HTML + CSS
- Access to a private members group to ask questions and get support and feedback
- Lifetime access and free updates to the course
Helpful Hint: Marianne’s blog is chalk FULL of free, helpful tutorials to help you conquer many of the technical components of blogging. If the tech side of things is way over your head and you haven’t check out her library of awesome resources, you’re missing out!
Melissa Culbertson, blogclarity.com
Course: Content Brew ($197.00)
Description: Teaches you how to build a goal-driving, audience-attracting content strategy…in less time than you’re spending right now.
What You’ll Learn: How to develop a content strategy that appeals to a well defined target audience. No more aimlessly wandering around guessing which pieces of content are appropriate as you fumble from article to article. In the 8 module course you’ll cover:
- how to develop a content focus
- how to utilize an editorial calendar
- how to use mind mapping (with Google Analytics) to generate amazing blog topics
- how to develop actual content structure
- where to find and share great content by others
- automation and workflow enhancement
- analyzing content success/failure
- and much more!
Helpful Hint: This sort of meticulous planning is super rare and even more rarely found in course form. If you’re looking to make your blogging life a million percent less stressful and want to curate content like a detailed pro, this is your course.
Jeff Proctor & Ben Huber, breakingtheonepercent.com
Course: The Perfect Pin – How to Create Viral Pinterest Images ($47.00)
Description: A simple e-course on how we get 7,500,000 impressions per month on Pinterest
What You’ll Learn: How to design pins that “pop” out on a users Smart Feed. From pinning psychology to branding and logo placement we’ll go through the process of creating the perfect pin.
Also Covered: Pin sizing, color scheming, font overlays, the rule of thirds, design for engagement vs click through and much, much more.
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