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"...the entire process for turning a blog into a bonafide moneymaker." —The Next Web

"Brad is clearly experienced, accomplished and an expert in this subject. His knowledge will be very helpful for those who are able to absorb & implement all of his suggestions and tips." —Leah, Udemy student

"Totally AWESOME course. You have addressed every aspect of getting started with a new blog, but better yet what it takes to make it a success. I can't wait to get started." —Terry, Udemy student

"Excellent material, well explained, and a talented & experienced instructor who is not afraid to share his opinion on what it does or doesn't work for him." —JP, Udemy student

Brad Merrill has been building things on the web for well over a decade. In 2010, he started a blog about technology and innovation, and in just a couple of years it grew into a large publication with staff and revenue, serving more than half a million monthly readers. His work has been featured on Techmeme and cited by a number of notable blogs and publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

In this course, Brad condenses more than ten years of trial and error into a simple blueprint designed to help you build a successful blog. You'll learn all the essentials, including:

  • The mindset of a successful blogger

  • How to build a WordPress site

  • How to write amazing blog content that readers will love and share

  • How to promote your content to ensure people actually see it

  • How to build and leverage an email list to generate traffic and revenue on demand

  • How to turn your blog into a business that generates revenue

Why would you want to build a blog? Well, there are many different motivations, but here are a few of the most common:

  • Build a business: A blog can be the center of a low-overhead, location-independent, lucrative business. There has never been a better time to do this—the Internet has made it cheaper and easier than ever before for anyone to start a business.

  • Grow an existing business: Content marketing is one of the best ways to drive your business forward, and a blog is a tried and true format. Many of the world's biggest companies and brands are now using digital content to market their products and services, so you'll be in great company if you do the same.

  • Showcase your expertise: If you want to position yourself as a thought leader or expert, blogging is an excellent way to do it. A blog can be a powerful asset if you're trying to build a personal brand, get a job, sell services, or launch a career in public speaking.

  • Build Relationships: Blogging is a great way to become an active and influential member of your community, which can help you build relationships with people you want to reach.

If you're thinking of starting a blog this year, there's never been a better time. This course will walk you through the entire process—setting up WordPress, writing stellar content, promoting that content, building an email list, and implementing a revenue model to turn your blog into a business. It's all here.

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Length 3.5 total hours
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Entrepreneurship

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I know Amazon and how, but no idea about any others and how to approach them, etc The course was well laid out, easy to follow and had relevant and useful content and a lot of resources, ideas, and tips.

Great course, highly recommended This course was well thought out and packaged in a manner that was clear and easy to follow.

Straight forward and easy to follow.

Not anything ground breaking that I have not seen but very clear and concise Extremely easy to follow, well planned out course with very useful information.

Very concise and informative, easy to follow.

He is very clear easy to follow and gives lots of information.

Enjoyed the course, found it easy to follow and very useful.

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looking forward

I am looking forward to putting this information to good use.

Looking forward to the updates in the future.

Looking forward to the other course that I bought along with this one to fill in the gaps, hopefully.

Looking forward to start my blog!

Looking forward to getting to some substantial course content!

I am really looking forward to starting my own blog and super grateful I chose to purchase this course.

Great I’m already excited about the direction it’s going and looking forward to more So far it’s kind of honhum but we’re just now getting to the meat and potatoes of it To the point, very clear, motivating and inspiring.

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highly recommend

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended This course is very well laid out so far and I'm really enjoying it.

However, if you're just starting out as a blogger, or you've been blogging with poor traffic, then I highly recommend this course!

Would highly recommend!

Really powerful and engaging content, I would highly recommend anyone to try this course who is start their own blog.

Highly recommend this course!

I highly recommend this course for anyone starting out with blogging or considers themselves an amateur blogger.

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ramana So far so good?

So far so good.

Yes, so far so good Very good course, I learned a lot in a short amount of time.

so far so good I am ready to lean and I want to give my good advice to people and help them but also make money and a name for myself doing that.

Comprehensive and understandable so far so good Informative for beginners.

So far So easy to follow and very insightful!

Very clear So far so good!

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set up

A good overall view of creating a blog, set up as a kind of mini encyclopedia to refer back to.

If you were looking for other tips and such, I’d still recommend this, but know that you will have to go through the WP set up processes first before getting to marketing, etc.

I would have liked a better explanation as to how to blog as a beginner and to set up account and blog page setup.

Also, I loved the way he concisely and clearly broke down all of the steps required to set up one's own WordPress site.

TL;DR An investment well worth your time but you'll need to take an extra course that includes how to ACTUALLY set up a blog on WordPress with all the details.

I am just a beginner, I have my WordPress set up and started getting it set up and a lot he talked about was something in the future for me but I can always go back to the course and take the next step.

Excellent explanation of steps in getting set up along with recommendations that helped me make the right choices from the start.

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clear and concise

Content is presented in a clear and concise way and is both useful for learning the basics and generating ideas for content production.

Each section was clear and concise and the instructor has a great speaking voice.

Clear and concise, very knowledgeable and encouraging, very pleasant speaking voice Great course!

Wygląda na solidną pracę Clear and concise.

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Rating 4.6 based on 410 ratings
Length 3.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $14
From Udemy
Instructor Brad Merrill
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Entrepreneurship

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