Like many bloggers, I struggled to monetize my blog in the beginning.
I love blogging, but I did it along side my full time job for a few years. During this time, I got my income up to about $3k ish per month. This was great, but not enough to blog full time.
Then, I took Six Figure Blogger and everything changed.
Why I Took Six Figure Blogger
I took Six Figure Blogger because I wanted to make more money blogging and didn’t have a specific strategy for how to do it.
I was kind of hoping and praying my traffic would increase so that my affiliate sales and ad revenue would naturally increase. That was basically my strategy, which after taking this course I learned isn’t a strategy at all!
My problem was not knowing how to increase my blog income. I really didn’t have a plan to do it.
If this sounds familiar, just let me say that I feel your pain!
So, I took Six Figure Blogger kind of skeptical that it was just another blogging course about blogging that wouldn’t really help, but I was also hopefully that it would be different in some way.
Here’s a little background about the creators to give you some context…
The Result Of Taking Six Figure Blogger
Less than one year after taking Six Figure Blogger, I quit my full time job and became a full time blogger.
I put the monetization strategy from the course into action, implemented everything, and my income rose well past six figure blogger status of $8,333.
In fact, I was making over $14k per month less than one year later.
It’s so amazing to see the results I have in my life from this course. I’m forever grateful to Alex and Lauren for creating Six Figure Blogger.
I don’t know where I’d be without it!
About Alex & Lauren, The Creators of Six Figure Blogger
Alex and Lauren have an awesome story.
They started a health and wellness blog that completely failed. After this failure, they learned a few things and decided to start a new health and wellness blog, with an entirely different strategy.
Their new strategy worked, and they went from $0 blogging to making over $50,000 per month from their blogs… in less than 2 years!
Since Lauren and Alex weren’t just another blog about making money blogging, and they actually had experience monetizing a health and wellness blog, I was immediately intrigued. And that’s what helped me decide that I should take a chance on the course.
What’s In The Six-Figure Blogger Course
In Six Figure Blogger, Lauren and Alex teach SO much. Here’s a look at the main topics:
- Framework For Creating A Six-Figure Blog
- How To Use Affiliate Marketing To Make Money Blogging
- How To Create an eBook From Scratch
- How to Create an eCourse From Scratch
- How To Create High Converting Sales Pages
- How To Create Content That Sells Affiliates & Digital Products
- How To Use Email Marketing To Build Trust and Make Money
The course is long and it is in a PowerPoint deck, with Lauren and Alex talking to you throughout the whole thing (kind of like video).
You’ll hear all about how Lauren and Alex make money blogging on their health and wellness blog. They give you the specific strategy for how they made their money, and how you can apply this to any blog.
The Part of Six Figure Blogger You Can’t Find In Another Course
The best part about Six Figure Blogger that you can’t find in any other blogging course is a specific step by step plan for monetizing your blog.
This sounds simple and obvious and maybe even like there are other courses already doing this, but this one is different. It’s not just what to do, it’s how to do it.
By taking this course, you will have a specific step by step plan for monetizing your blog, and you’ll know exactly how to do it.
I have taken a lot of courses. None of them gave me a step by step strategy specifically for monetization, like Six Figure Blogger.
I can’t over emphasize how valuable this is.
How I’m Using Six Figure Blogger
Because Six Figure Blogger outlines exactly how to monetize your blog, I’m using it in many ways to increase my income. Here are a few of the ways…
- I updated all my email sequences in ConvertKit to include many more emails that build trust with my readers (and the response from my readers has been amazing).
- I changed how I promote my affiliate products, especially in my email marketing strategies (and my affiliate sales are increasing).
- I started creating only sales-centered content. My editorial calendar is completely different than it was before taking this course. Now, all my content serves a purpose for monetization. I’m giving value in content that my readers actually want and will likely buy from. I don’t feel like I need to give things away for free anymore. Six-figure bloggers do this intuitively. They know how each piece of content brings in money, and their readers like it better because it’s given them something they want.
- I’m working on one product now, and I have two lined up. My goal is to create three products in the next six months. I feel completely prepared to market and sell my products, too. The value I learned from creating sales pages and promoting the products I create is crazy.
My income is already increasing from Six Figure Blogger. The best part is that I am thinking in a year it will be soooo much more than it is now, because I’ll have my digital products selling on my blog.
What I Loved About Six Figure Blogger
What I love about Six Figure Blogger is that it showed me exactly how to create a strategy for making money blogging.
I have no doubt about how to move forward with content and building a blog that actually makes money after taking this course.
I learned what content to put on my blog (and what not to put on it). Creating sales-centered content is a huge part of making money blogging, and I had no idea about it before this course.
I also love that this course is for intermediate bloggers, or new bloggers who actually already have a blog up (none of the newbie stuff was discussed, which I appreciated).
What I Didn’t Like About Six Figure Blogger
So, nothing is perfect and I want to give you a heads up about the downsides of the course.
First, I kind of wish there was a separate folder for the course where you could download everything, instead of having to download as you go (I like to be organized from the start). I don’t even think this is possible in Teachable, but hey, I’m living in dream world over here! 🙂
Second, the Facebook group isn’t as active with advanced bloggers as I wish it was. I love giving advice and helping new bloggers, but would love it if more advanced bloggers were actively giving advance.
Finally, if you don’t put the steps of the course into action, then you won’t see results. You have to take action on this course and do what’s instructed, or else it’s just going to be a waste of money.
This isn’t a downside of the course, so I admit this isn’t fair, but I will say that after taking the course I realized how much I had to do to get where I want to be. So, I learned the hard way. I waited until I had been blogging for three years before ever having a real strategy for making money blogging. The downside is that it’s going to take a while. It does take time to implement a strategy for making a lot of money blogging.
Who This Course Is For
Six Figure Blogger is a really good course for you if you’re an intermediate blogger who wants to make more money blogging, or a new blogger who already has her blog up and running.
This course is for you if you want to make money blogging through affiliate marketing and digital products. This course is for you if you want to create passive income from your blog.
If you’re making $100+ on your blog but not making as much as you want to be making, then I highly recommend this course. This is the situation I was in and I learned sooo much from the course and am already seeing results.
Who This Course Is Not For
This course is not for you if you want to monetize through sponsorships and brand relationships. If your focus is on influencer marketing, this is not going to help you.
Also, this course is not for you if you don’t have a blog up yet. It’s for intermediate bloggers who already have a website. If you are a new blogger, take their beginner course called Make Money Blogging For Beginners.
How To Decide If You Should Buy Six Figure Blogger
The best way to decide whether to buy Six Figure Blogger is for you to ask yourself what your goals are. If your goal is to make money blogging, and you’re not making enough right now, then take this course.
It’s also important that you can afford to take this course. Make sure you have the price of the course in the budget! No breaking the bank for a course!
If you are on the fence about taking Six Figure Blogger, you can Contact Me. I’m happy to answer questions.
A Final Note!
There are many ways to make money blogging. The benefit to taking a course like Six Figure Blogger is that you don’t have to try to figure out how to do it – there’s a strategy you can just follow.
Update: here’s the video I did with Alex from Create and Go after I became a six figure blogger from taking their course!