Three years ago, I did something that changed the course of my life. It may sound trivial, but I enrolled in a very special course. I enrolled in Elite Blog Academy, to be specific. I knew I wanted to make a go at this “blogging thing,” but I needed help. And I got it.
Here’s my story (I recorded this two years ago, on my first anniversary, just so you have some context as to the dates and other references I make):
The thing is, Elite Blog Academy only opens for enrollment once a year — this year that was March 2-6, 2020 — and it will open again in March 2021. Enrolling, studying, and implementing what I learned in the course made all the difference for me and my blog. ALL THE DIFFERENCE, friends. So I can’t in good conscious let their enrollment period go by without telling pretty much everyone I know about it. Even if only one of you enrolls and really makes the most of the course is enough reason for me to talk about it.
I believe in Elite Blog Academy so much I’m going to give away a full scholarship to it. I want to be absolutely sure at least one of you has the opportunity to take it this year. I know it’s pricey (I had to put it on a credit card last year, but it was the best money I spent in all of 2017). And thanks to Elite Blog Academy, I can afford to be generous this year and help someone else. (I wish I could help you all, but I’ll have to settle for one.)
Why I Love Elite Blog Academy
When I enrolled in Elite Blog Academy, I was pretty sure the course was going to help based on the reviews I read. But I wasn’t prepared for HOW MUCH it would help.
As it turned out, EBA offered the structure and guidance I really needed. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when you’re looking for help and running across independent advice and differing opinions on everything from picking out a name to driving traffic. In EBA, Ruth leads you through all of the important aspects of creating a genuinely profitable blog. And I loved that Ruth told me to finish each unit before completing the next one … which is exactly what I did. I worked through the course meticulously, doing everything Ruth said — even when it normally would have been outside my comfort zone — because the structure made me feel so secure. Knowing that I was using proven techniques was so tremendously helpful for building and growing my blog.
The course is broken down into four modules, each with three units. And each unit has its own video, workbook, transcript, and multiple assignments. It’s a VERY comprehensive course.
In module 1, called Refine Your Message, I learned how to create a really strong foundation for my blog! During this unit, I found my niche (I moved from a general mom blog to DIY projects & crafts), picked a better blog name that properly reflected my focus (JenuineMom to JenniferMaker), and figured out how to structure my blog so visitors could actually FIND my content.
In module 2, called Grow Your Traffic, I learned how to truly grow my blog and audience. I came into EBA with about 10,000 pageviews per month, which were hard-won during the months on my own. I’m currently at
a quarter of a TWO million pageviews a month because of EBA!
In module 3, called Monetize Your Platform, I found out about ad networks (which I didn’t even know existed before EBA) and joined one, skyrocketing my little blog’s ad revenue into something substantial. The moment I saw that first month’s ad revenue was the moment I knew I was going to make a profitable blog. But then something more amazing happened — I launched my first product during this module. To my utter astonishment, my first blog product (my design course) made $15,000 in five days. I never would have made this product, nor launched it the way I did, without EBA.
In module 4, called Build Your Business, I began to think big. I learned that the bigger my goal, the bigger my results. I was no longer afraid to just go for it (well, maybe just a little… but it was no longer stopping me). I believed in myself and my money making crafts blog. And I learned how to overcome my limiting beliefs about what I could do as a blogger. I now set big goals that make me feel scared. My last product launch was intense and pushed me in directions I hadn’t gone before, and most of the time I was pretty scared — but I STILL did it. And it was super successful! I now regularly set big goals I never would have done before, and I’m getting big rewards in return.
EBA pushed me beyond just building a blog into really creating a sustainable business … all based on my crafts.
How Much of a Difference Did EBA Make For Me?
The month I began EBA (February 2017), I made $89.08. One year later (February 2018), well… you can add two zeros to the end of that number, and then some (If you want specifics, get on my blogger mailing list — I share my income reports there.) Three years later and I’m well into the six figures.
But it’s more than just the money. I connect with so many more amazing people now that I have a strong blog. I touch their lives and inspire them to do more and be more.
Every morning I wake up and I’m SO grateful.
How to Get a Free Scholarship to Elite Blog Academy
January 2021 Update: This is now closed! And I do not plan to offer a free scholarship this year (2021) because the program has changed a LOT. But watch for news from me about my own programs coming in the future.
Previous Elite Blog Academy Scholarship Winners
- 2020 – Jennifer Hamby and Ally Trujillo
- 2019 – Peggy Breeland
- 2018 – Liz Giberson