are you ready to finally become a full-time blogger?
then you’ve come to the right place!
does this sound familiar?
You lie in bed at night and dream about being able to quit your day job and …
spend your days being creative and doing work that you adore so much it doesn’t feel like work at all…
being able to work (or not work) when and where you want… anywhere around the world…
getting invited to amazing events, meeting awesome people (and getting sent cool free shit too)…
…earning great money & maybe even making a difference, doing what you love!
you know what, a few years ago I had exactly the same dream!
and maybe you’ve already tried a few things to get there…
all this and your dream is still so far off…
guess what… it doesn’t have to be that hard (at all!)
3 BS things people believe about blogging (that are holding back your blog)
1 – You have to have 100s of 1000s of readers to be a success
Rubbish! I have two blogs, one that has up to 500,000 visitors a month, and one that has 10,000 visitors a month. Guess which one earns more? Not the 500K one. And I know lots of other bloggers with small traffic, and small email lists, who still make a full-time income (plus some!) from their blogs.
2 – The best way to make money on your blog is sponsored posts and banner ads
Rubbish! Working with brands can be great, but you need to spend a long time growing your blog first before you can make any money (and even when you do it’s unreliable, and the actual work can really suck!). And who wants to wait that long? In truth there are lots of different ways of making money off your blog (many of which you can actually start right now, and will make you more money in the long run too!) Then working with brands can just be the icing on the cake!
3 – It takes years and years to become a full-time blogger!
This is the biggest lie of all! Yes, it does take time (and work, there’s still no magic button here), but I myself have created two blogs that were earning me full-time plus income both in around 12-18 months. And I know many (many) bloggers who have done the same. If your blog is set up right, and you focus on the right stuff, there’s no reason you can’t do this too!
And how do I know all of this?
Hi, I’m Kate
I’m so excited that you are ready to learn how to really turn your blog into a business (and a fun & profitable one too!)
Almost 8-years ago I started my first blog, Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily from scratch.
I was exactly where you are right now.
12-months later I was able to quit my job and blog full time.
Today I have two 6-figure blogs, 4 staff, and I have earned over $1million from blogging.
And I want to show how you can do it too!
Want to know exactly how I did it? Exactly step-by-step how I created two multi-6-figure blogs?
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE BLOGGERS MBA
“I’ve turned my biggest blogging and business lessons into the online 6-week Bloggers MBA eCourse, that I know will help any blogger, old or new, to go pro with their blog, and start turn their hobby into their career.”
“After blogging for 3 years, this course was the kick in the ass I needed. It opened my eyes to how SEO works and not only that but also enabled me to monetise my blog and actually make my blog pay for itself. Before SBB I was just about covering costs but now I’m actually making a profit.“
So exactly what will you learn in the bloggers MBA?
Over the next 6+ weeks you will receive practical expert advice, step-by-step real-world strategies, templates, check lists and oodles of support too. Everything you need to turn your blog into a real and profitable business (that you love!)
CREATING CONTENT TO GROW YOUR BLOG
I’ll show you how to hone in on your personal brand values & blogging voice, how to define what makes your blog (and you) unique and special, and how to use all of that to grow traffic and profits for your blog.
HOW TO BUILD YOUR TRIBE & YOUR TRAFFIC
No matter how much traffic you have, you always want more. Here I reveal the simple strategies I’ve used to grow my traffic from 0 to 400,000 monthly readers using a combination of simple SEO, email and social media.
THE BEST WAYS FOR YOU TO MONETISE
Learn all the different ways to make money from your blog right now (there are more than you’d think!), how to pick the best ones for you, & also real facts and figures on how much you can make, and/or should charge.
CREATE YOUR PASSIVE INCOME PLAN
Who wouldn’t want to make money in their sleep? And for bloggers, learning how to do this is one of the major differences between blogging for a hobby or blogging profitably (and full-time).
SELLING YOUR FIRST EPRODUCT
If you really want to “go pro” with your blog, you need to create a digital product. Not just to increase your income, but also to increase your list and readership too ( & it’s easier than you think!).
HOW TO WORK WITH BRANDS
The best person to sell you and your blog, is actually you! But selling can be hard, scary and sucky! So I’ll teach you my tried & tested methods that take the ick out of selling, and make working with brands a breeze.
24/7 ACCESS TO THE MOST FUN & SUPPORTIVE GROUP OF BLOGGERS ON THE INTERWEBS
SUCCESS MINDSET FOR BLOGGERS
MY JOURNEY TO A 6-FIGURE BLOG
TOP BLOGGER SUCCESS SECRETS (VIDEOS)
want to take a peek?
NEXT INTAKE IS CLOSING SOON!
What makes the Bloggers MBA different?
The Bloggers MBA focuses on the real business side of blogging. The stuff that works no matter your traffic, or your niche, or how long you have been blogging.
The exact strategies and steps that will help you to not just grow your readership, but to also bring in a steady stream of income so you can turn your blog from your hobby into your business in the shortest time-frame possible.
No one seems to want to talk about how much money they make, and how. Or how they REALLY get their traffic. But I will!
“Hey everyone! I’m in the Blogger’s MBA course, and I just want to let you all know that it is SO RAD! Kate has put together an amazing program with so much info that I’ve never heard anywhere else. And no, she isn’t paying me to say this! I’m speaking up because I love her product and believe in it’s value. Thanks Kate for such an awesome course!“
YES you can make a great living from your blog. NO you don’t have to sell your soul or take years and years to do it! Join me today!
what are people saying about the MBA?
The SBB course has equipped me with all of the blogging knowledge I need in order to move forward with my own website; Everything from how to drive traffic to my blog, ways I can begin making money with my blog now, and even how to create the perfect e-product! This course has not only inspired and motivated me, but it's also pointed me in the right direction for the future of my blog and publication. Thank you so much Kate - You're a wonderful mentor and teacher!Whim Magazine (www.whimmagazine.com)
I found a lot more practical things I could actually implement than other courses I have done. I really appreciated the Media Kit template and it inspired me to finally get around to creating one! I also found the pricing section really useful too. All in all despite having had my blog for a couple of years there was plenty that I learnt. My readers have grown consistently over the last few months because I am being more efficient and spending time on what gets results.Looking Stylish (www.lookingstylish.co.uk)
All in all the changes with my blog have been huge. I've nailed down who I'm blogging for and that has provided me with a clear direction for my posts and how I approach them. I've also been able to increase my blogging schedule to 5x per week without any difficulty as the course has given me the focus that I desperately needed.Style On The Side (www.styleontheside.com)
“The course is full of valuable information, lesser known advice and handy tips and ….. Kate is incredibly engaged and supportive - it feels like you're being taught by an old friend!"Notes On Bliss (www.notesonbliss.com)
“I've had SO many ah-ha moments and it's really helped me put the pieces of the blogging puzzle together… it's like having a blogging guru at your fingertips."The Style Insider (www.thestyleinsider.co.nz)
“The price is fantastic, the content rocks and Kate is very pro-active and forever wanting to help us with more and more ideas so thank you for allowing us into your world of secrets."A Mums Dream (www.amumsdream.com)
Why I created the SBB Bloggers MBA
One thing I get asked again and again is how I turned my blog into an amazingly rewarding and profitable business (which allowed me to quit my job and blog full-time within 12 months).
Well, it’s just that. I’ve always treated my blogging like a business. And you can too!
I was lucky enough to have a background in both publishing and advertising, and a degree in business as well, so I had a head start. The rest I learned the good old fashioned way, with seven years of trial and error, hard work, and occasionally even a few tears.
Over my blogging journey I have created my own collection of nail polishes with Revlon, been the official blogger for LÓreal Melbourne Fashion Week (twice), sat front row at New York Fashion Week, and won a bunch of awards.
I guess you could say, I know my stuff!
Now I’ve turned my biggest blogging and business lessons into the online 6-week SBB Bloggers MBA, that I know will help any blogger, old or new, to go pro with their blog, and start turning their hobby into their career.
this is the stuff that no one seems to like to talk about, the real stuff that works from someone who has been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt (in at least three colours!).
MORE ALUMNI LOVE
I've been reading blogs for several years but often wondered about the why, what for and how to. How did they pull it all together, make it profitable? SBB tells your exactly how it's done. It's great for beginners but also for those who want to move to the next level. Thanks Kate.Surface Hug (www.surfacehug.blogspot.co.uk)
SBB is a great business-focussed blog course, giving you the information in easy to understand subjects tailored to the business of blogging. I would recommend anyone wanting to start a blog to do this course. Thank you!Xavier & Me (www.xavierandme.com)
While it does have a lot of tips, ticks and worksheets that get everything from your SEO to your media kit sorted, the resource I used the most was the real life examples from founder, Kate. In a move I‘ve never seen before Kate literally spills everything including stats, income, failures, successes from her 7 years of blogging that saw her grow her blog from 0 to 180 000 monthly readers, which now takes in a multiple six figure revenue. I could literally compare her journey with my own, and see with a few more tweaks, I could reach that level as well. Talk about inspiring!Pretty Fluffy (www.prettyfluffy.com)
"SBB is the most amazing and eye-opening experience I have been a part of. Working in Public Relations, I thought I knew the ins and outs of blogging from both sides of the fence. This course not only showed that I didn't even know half of it! But more importantly how I can make my blog appeal to advertisers, to ultimately reach my goal of receiving full income from my blog. The Facebook group has been absolutely beneficial in this course and I have made so many connections from this group alone. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is a blogger!"Blonderful (www.blonderful.com)
got questions? get answers!
This is the self-paced DIY version of the MBA, so it is available to start at any time (lesson one commences as soon as you sign up)
– Anyone who has a blog and loves it like crazy, and now wants to take the next step.
– Anyone thinking about starting a blog, who wants to skip over the first few months or even years of trial and error, and get straight to the good stuff.
– Anyone who wants to turn their passion project into a profitable one.
– Anyone, who blogs about anything, on any topic, who is ready to go pro!
– Anyone looking for a magic pill solution, you will need to do the work to get the results, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
The DIY MBA is a Do It Yourself (start at anytime) option, for those who can’t wait until the next LIVE round, or who don’t need the extra support of the Facebook Group or Live Chats. The LIVE round is the same great online course, with some extra BONUS modules thrown in, PLUS it comes with the added bonus of amazing community and support via our exclusive Facebook Group and Live Chats too.
Members who sign up for the DIY MBA are able to upgrade to join in the next round of the LIVE MBA if they do want extra support as well.
The Bootcamp is an intensive 6-week online course that focuses on the business side of blogging (that is branding, monetization and traffic), Ready, Set, Blog is created for people who really need to learn the basics of blogging first like finding their voice, setting up a user-friendly layout, and other key blog-foundation topics.
Each week we will release a new set of content chock full of worksheets, do-it-now action points, scripts, checklists, templates and much, much more. And we’ll send you an email when we do!
Allow around 3-5 hours a week to work through all the content and worksheets, and possibly a little extra to start applying some your awesome new learnings to your blog. But don’t worry if you get busy or a bit behind, there is a catch-up week in the middle, and also, once your have purchased the course, you have lifetime access, so you can always come back and re-do anything you missed.
That is what I am here for! I will be answering questions via the comments section on each module, and also in the private Facebook group, and don’t worry there are no wrong answers, and no stupid questions, we are here to help. As are the other amazing bloggers in the course!
Beginners are more than welcome, but be warned this is an intensive course.
We do not cover anything about starting a blog (if you are looking for that you should check out our other course, Ready, Set, Blog!), HOWEVER even people without blogs have said this course is amazingly useful to them and will definitely give you a fantastic leg-up once your blog is up and running (basically you get to skip over the years of trial and error and get straight to the good stuff!).
So if you are up for a challenge, and are planning on treating your blog as a business from the start then well done you (and the bits that are over your head initially you can come back to as you do have lifetime access once you’ve joined!)
Don’t worry, that is not what this course is about. I will be recommending a few plugins and programs here and there that I’ve found really helpful, but nothing too complicated, and definitely nothing you have to try and figure out if you don’t want to.
Yes, briefly. However we are 100% focused on what to do with your blog to make it as successful as possible once it is up and running.
You can find more information on how to get started over in Ready, Set, Blog (our beginners course)
If it’s not for you, we’ll happily refund your money up to 7 days after the first day of class.
While SBB is currently based in Melbourne Australia, we are actually an international business. Kate herself is half American, and more than 70% of our customers are US based (and no one seems to know how to convert into AUD$, but everyone has a fair idea how to convert their currency to US$), plus all our expenses and even contractors are US based so we made the decision a while ago to simplify things and move to US$.
“I’m a bit of a serial course taker and I’m honestly saying you are miles ahead of the other courses I have done/am doing. I’m not taking anything away from others as I know a lot of work goes into putting on a course, but yours is different as it is so easily explained and covers a lot x“