What is Blog Grow for Success?
Blog Grow for Success is a COMPLETELY FREE, popular digital course designed with new (ish) bloggers and small business owners in mind.
With over 130 pages of in depth tips and tricks, we’ll help bridge that gap between setting up and launching your blog, and getting into a groove, kicking goals and seeing results!
The best part? It’s TOTALLY FREE!
There are lots of great how to start a blog courses out there. This is not one of them!
Blog Grow is a I’ve launched my blog… and done a few posts… and am now feeling a bit lost as to what do do next kinda deal!
Blog Grow for Success is your NEXT STEP in how to GROW your blog
🚀 We’ll show you how to take that next step. How to write great content to attract your perfect audience.
🚀 We’ll show you how to promote your blog and get it in front of the right eyes.
🚀 We’ll show you how to set yourself up with a strategy and goals to achieve your business and life goals.
🚀 We’ll show you how to set yourself up for success with SEO tactics, tools and resources and promotional avenues…
🚀 And, we’ll show you how to get into the right mindset and not burn out in the process!
Who wrote the course?
Me! 🧡 I’m a long time entrepreneur, writer and marketing strategist and consultant. I’ve been in marketing and small business startups for as long as I can remember and have learned a LOT about how to successfully launch and grow a business having had startups in the publishing, fashion and tech space.
I’ve been a Chief Marketing Officer for some of the country’s most successful, award winning tech and SaaS companies, leading teams to deliver intricate and ambitious marketing and growth plans and strategies.
I know marketing, I know how great systems and processes make great results and I know how solopreneurs and small businesses operate.
I’ve been in the trenches, experienced the highs and the lows and I know how hard it is to be your own boss!
But, I also know how REWARDING being a maker, a creator and an entrepreneur can be. So, I’M HERE FOR YOU to help make your dreams come true!
Why is it FREE?
I’m a massive believer in knowledge sharing and growth. I have some great knowledge on marketing and growing small businesses and I wanted to share that with you.
Its as simple as that.
You can get so much of this type of info for free in bits and pieces from all over the internet. I wanted to bring it all together for you in ONE place.
I want to see you achieve success in your online business and blog.
Is this course right for me?
This course is for you if…
- You’ve created your first blog and are wondering, what do I do now?
- You’ve had a blog for a few months and are looking to ramp up your progress with defined strategies.
- You’ve started a blog before and been frustrated with your lack of progress, so have let it lapse.
- You have a blog that’s just been a hobby and now you want to take it to the next level.
- You have a small business, are a creator, maker or entrepreneur and want to start gaining traction with an inbound marketing strategy using content marketing.
- You’re overwhelmed with advice and reading all the tips and tricks and want a concise and step by step process of how to proceed next.
What is the format of the course?
The course is designed to be easy to follow and broken into 6 modules. Each module covers a myriad of topics and is further broken down into single text files that are easily accessed right here.
Most of the modules have set tasks at the end of each section to help put into action the material you’ve just learned.
Tasks are also accessible on your very own Blog Grow Trello Board, where you can view all of your tasks for all modules, make notes on your progress and tick each one off as you go!
Some modules also have supplementary downloads or templates for you to grab, use or print out as well.
I’ve designed this course to be SUPER SIMPLE TO FOLLOW.
What level is the course pitched at?
Blog Grow for Success is an online course set at a advanced beginner to intermediate level. If you don’t have a marketing or business background this course might well be right for you. Blog Grow for Success is the follow on course from the FREE Ultimate Guide on How to Start a Blog.
How long is the course?
The course contains 6 separate modules. Each module varies in length but overall the course is about the same length as a thesis (ha ha ha) … in other words its around 100 pages in length of words.
How long the course will take you to complete is entirely up to you. It has no open or close date and no timeline on modules or tasks. YOU SET YOUR OWN PACE.
Who is this course NOT designed for?
This course is NOT for you if ….
- You have not set up your blog at all and don’t know what to do to get a blog up on the internet. You’ll need a basic beginner blog set up course for that, there’s a lot of great ones out there!
- You’re looking for a high level, technically advanced course because you have a pretty good understanding of marketing and business strategies.
Course Content Overview
I’ll take you through each module step by step with simple and straightforward tips, and actionable advice.
Once each topic or subtopic has been covered, you’ll then see a list of tasks to check off for that specific module.
The one thing we aim to focus on in this course is ACTION! Not just theory.
Some modules lend themselves to tasks more than others! so, for instance the tools and resources Module is more of a toolkit, it does have one or two tasks still however, but not many.
All module tasks are then organized for easy access on the Master Trello Board for you to follow along. (Easy instructions are provided in the download on how to set up your own personal copy of the Master Trello Board)
You’ll get access to make your very own copy of the Master Trello Board to use to help you organize and plan your days and your tasks.
It’s totally up to you how and when you want to complete these modules and the associated tasks. Either do them as they arise… Or hop back and forth as you gain more knowledge.
We all work differently and I for one am not a linear learner!
You might want to start at the last module and work your way back!
That’s totally OK!
And, in fact I tend to start at the back of most books!
Let’s jump in!
Module One | Goal setting, planning and strategy
It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day of blogging! In the writing and promotion of your blog and business but what you need to do to be successful is to make sure you have aligned yourself with your true goals.
- What do you want to get out of this?
- Why are you doing this?
- What’s your ultimate goal in creating a successful blog?
This module will take you through a series of tasks designed to help you find your true why and help you establish a strategy for achieving the success that YOU want.
There’s a few things to remember as you go through this module.
Make sure you’re thinking holistically about your vision and your goals.
Make sure you’re looking at all areas of your life as you question yourself along the way.
Figure out how much time you have to devote to your blog and your business and the success you want to achieve from it.
Be realistic about what you can achieve and the timeline that you want to achieve it in! But… and here’s the clincher.
Also, be optimistic!
Module Two | Creating Great Content
You might have been thinking about launching your blog for a while now and maybe you have 2,3 or even a dozen blog post ideas at the ready, or even drafted. But. What next?
How do you sustain the momentum of content creation past those first few crazy days and weeks and get yourself into a routine?
How do you mitigate writer’s block?
And how do you ensure you are posting regularly and consistently?
In this module we’ll look at some of the fundamentals of creating great blog content your readers will love.
Module Three | Distribution & Amplification (D&A)
My absolute fave topic!
Distribution and amplification (or D&A) is a set of repeatable actions you take on every single piece of content that gets published to your blog. It’s the way you promote your blog posts and the way you get engagement and most importantly traffic.
D&A can easily be mapped out so that it becomes second nature to you and doesn’t require you to overthink or get flustered as to what’s next!
Let’s get to it!
Module 4 | SEO
Now that your blog is looking gorgeous and you have yourself all set up and ready, you want to make sure you’re driving traffic to your posts right!
There’s a couple of ways you can drive traffic to your blog.
You can count on social media and your followers and the platform algorithms to show your posts to those eyes that count. This is a pretty good strategy if you have a lot of highly engaged followers. Facebook pages, Instagram and Pinterest can work beautifully to drive traffic to your blog, depending on your niche and depending on how much work you put in here.
The second is through SEO. This is by far the most important way to get traffic to your blog for a few reasons. The first is that if you’re relying on Pinterest lets say for traffic, then you’re totally at the mercy of the pinterest algorithm and any changes that are made. One day you can be up.. The next … not so much…
So, let’s look into SEO. What it is exactly and how you can use it to drive a genuine and relevant audience to your content.
Module 5 | Tools & Resources
Not really any need for much of an explanation here! We’ll take you through ALL the tools you need to grow your blog… from planning and strategy to SEO and communications.
Module 6 | Maker, Creator & Entrepreneur Mindset
This is a big one for me. There is absolutely zero point in you pursuing success in any area of your life if you don’t have a solid plan around your own wellbeing and your own mindset. You can’t pour from an empty cup and I know only too well what it feels like to burnout.
In this module we’ll look at a few ways to keep yourself mentally on track.
How to dig deep within to build the strength and resilience that we all need to pursue our dreams and goals with passion and purpose!
I’m certainly no expert on all things mindset and wellbeing, but I come from a place of experience and I come from a place of knowing that we all do better when we actively look within to seek out what it is that’s most important to us, our lives and our loved ones.
This module goes hand in hand with Module one- particularly the part on goal setting.
Habits and routines are a huge part of my day and without taking these steps to take care of myself, I’d simply never reach my goals.