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Blogging Masterclass

How To Build A Successful Blog In 2020


"...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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Rating 4.5 based on 675 ratings
Length 3.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $10
From Udemy
Instructor Brad Merrill
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Entrepreneurship

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so far so good in 15 reviews

So far so good, Brad has been really patient to take us through this entire course and the best part is he has kept it short which keeps us engaged and kinda binge watch (listen) the entire course in one go...

So far so good?

So far so good Excellent pace and content!

hoping for improvement in next videos so far so good I really appreciate the short videos with concise, valuable information that is relevant to blogging.

So far so good I am learning alot and the instructor is excellent.

So far so good, the course is fantastic!

Great information for beginner Yes, so far so good I like this course a lot.

the matching part is yet to come So far so good.

great Awesome So far so good Yes indeed.

So far so good.

Yes Great so far Great Yes Easy to listen Simple to understand Soft visuals so far so good I Excellent content, wide coverage and practical tips!!

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.

I CAN'T SEE THE RATINGS, BUT I GIVE IT A 5 IF THEIR IS A 5 TO GIVE AWESOME COURSE great course lot of value So far so good.

Very clear Direct and clear So far so good!

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looking forward in 15 reviews

Looking forward to launch my own blogging website.

Looking forward to implementing thoughts, ideas, and advice towards my blog.

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

Well, its difficult to tell at this point however, so far, i think i am flowing with the right mind-set and excitedly looking forward to learning and actually getting empowered.

Looking forward to getting to some substantial course content!

Looking forward to completing this course and applying these new skills.

Looking forward for in depth topics.

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

Looking forward to get my feet wet with my own blog!

Looking forward to start my blog!

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

good looking forward to start The content was very relevant.

Looking forward to the rest of the course.

I’m already excited about the direction it’s going and looking forward to more informative and helpful Clear, to the point.

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highly recommend this course in 9 reviews

I would highly recommend this course to everyone who wants to start a blog.

I would highly recommend this course as a great overview to setting up your own blog.

For those on the fence about starting a Blog then I highly recommend this course.

I highly recommend this course for anybody else who is on the fence about starting a blog!

I highly recommend this course to anyone starting out or wishing to improve their existing blog.

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

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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set up in 12 reviews

It's also very thorough in covering pretty much everything that you might need to know in order to set up your own blog.

There is a good amount of content from site set up to marketing.

I’m so inspired, just set up my site and started blogging today.

Still early in the course but ok, I have the mindset......I haven't given up yet....YIKES!.....Getting ideas for interviews, there is a summit with speakers in my Niche this and last week that I am making a list to interview for my blog......adding their links and all..... Good upto so far its not boring listening to the course Yes great so far So far it is a good experience 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.

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.

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.

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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step by step in 6 reviews

Pls update your course and whatever you're suggesting to us by verbally convent into practical OR (step by step) then it is useful more.

hopefully we also learn tricks to schedule and be on track with blogging He makes it so easy to understand and walk you through step by step even for a beginner like me!

The instructor explains concepts very clearly, giving detailed examples with graphics so it's easy to learn and remember, and provides step by step instructions about creating content online.

I was able to use this resource step by step to set up my wordpress blog and then use the recommended plug-ins to better understand SEO, etc.

It's like a tutorial which you can follow step by step.

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setting up in 9 reviews

A wealth of information for setting up and managing your blog.

Covers everything from the logistics of setting up a blog to writing, marketing, and monetising it.

Extremely helpful for starting out blogging and setting up a blog properly.

I am hoping to learn more about setting up a blog and seeing what is necessary to make it successful.

The course covers everything from the basic of setting up a domain til how to scale your blog.

This was a great introduction to setting up a blog.

I'm learning so much about setting up a blog.

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well structured in 7 reviews

Clear and well structured content.

It is well structured and easy to follow.

Clear, well structured and informative.

Very well structured and on point tutotial.

Clear pronunciation, clear expertise on the topic and well structured SMART - ARTICULATE - THOUGHT-PROVOKING - ENJOYABLE I am a software engineer, and have hosted my own sites, but have never used Wordpress before, so its been a good overview so far.

great, straight forward lessons that are very well structured and well written yes, good match.

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look forward in 5 reviews

I look forward to more of your top notch courses.

I learned so much from this course and look forward to adding these concepts to my current blog project.

Only beginning the course, so far I’m enjoying and look forward to learning more about blogging.

I look forward to going back through the sections one at a time as I build out my blog.

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definitely recommend in 5 reviews

I would definitely recommend.

I would definitely recommend your course to anyone thinking about starting a blog to learn the 'how-to's' to get your started.

Would definitely recommend.

I like the simplicity of it and would definitely recommend it to others who are interested in blogging full-time.

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exactly what in 5 reviews

This course is a on point course, short videos and explained exactly what you need to learn as newbies.

Looks promising Great start to frame your mindset and expectations early This course is exactly what I needed to organize my thoughts about the blog I want to create and the steps needed to put it all together.

Very helpful Hitting exactly what I need to stay on track and blog with a focus.

This exactly what I needed.

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go back in 5 reviews

Will go back through now and have a concern about doing in pieces and not spending much money until get to point of some good content.

I watched it one time just to go through it and see what it had, but will definitely go back through it all and take thorough notes.

No regrets taking this and happy to have this now as a resource tool that I can go back to when I need it.

Being a senior person and not very tech savvy, I would have liked some pdf handouts for go back and read through.

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Rating 4.5 based on 675 ratings
Length 3.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $10
From Udemy
Instructor Brad Merrill
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Entrepreneurship

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