I’ve just taken a look at Mark Joyner’s Simpleology free blogging course which seemed like it might be of interest to you.
The main points covered are:
- What is a blog and why you should be blogging
- How to get traffic to your blog
- How to monetize your blog
Plus there are bonuses.
Leaving the bonuses aside for a moment (see later) this seems like a good course for beginning bloggers. It’s clear, concise and well presented. Once you get inside the members’ area, you have the choice of taking the course by video or PDF. The PDF transcript is 48 pages but there’s a lot of space around the text. I skimmed through it very fast.
The catch is that to get access to the course, you have to mention it on your blog. They give you the exact code to post so it’s very simple, but it means that you have to already have a blog before you can get in. And then they spend pages (or many minutes of AV) telling you what is a blog and why you should be blogging. Good stuff for newbies, but wait – you already ARE blogging, right? or you wouldn’t be there …
So I have to qualify my earlier statement here and say it’s a good course for someone who has just begun blogging without having a structured plan or reason for your blog. It might give you some traffic ideas or get you starting to make a little money from your blog, for example. But I think most people reading this blog are already beyond that point, so …
… let’s move on to the bonuses:
How To Create Interesting Titles
There are some good ideas here which apply to both blog post titles and article titles. You’ve probably seen them before if you’re a seasoned internet marketer but it’s good to have them in a handy list. I’ve condensed it down to one page and printed it out to keep by my computer.
How To Overcome Writer’s Block
Hopefully you won’t need to use too many of these tactics while writing one blog post, but they could be useful for those who do a lot of writing.
Which Blog Software Is Right For You
Gives you various options. As before, you already picked one, or you couldn’t have gotten into this course, but hey, maybe you’re looking round for a new blogging option.
Interviews With Well Known Bloggers
- Jason Cain
- Joel Comm
- Lynn Terry
- Priya Shah
All short and snappy and worth a read. And if you’ve never heard of any of these people but you’re interested in blogging, you definitely should get access to this course. Here’s the link:
(That’s not an affiliate link.)
The bottom line: if you’re reading this blog, you probably know most of the information in this course already, but you might want to take a quick look at the PDF and bonuses. Don’t waste your time on the videos unless you really are a blogging newbie.
You also get access to Simpleology 101 once you’re inside. It’s worth checking that out too if you don’t know it, especially if you need to work on focusing, goal-setting and (more importantly) goal-achieving