The Art of Building a Blogging Career.
Introducing my online Video Course!

For someone who is a professional blogger  introducing you to her new video course on how to turn your blog into a business it’s pretty hilarious that I’ve been staring at this screen for 20 minutes with no clue as to what to write.

It isn’t because I have nothing to say about it, it’s more that I don’t know where to start.  So I’ll start at the logical place.  The middle.

About a year ago I promised you I was looking into creating a blog consultation business.  And then I promptly didn’t do it.  Don’t take offence.  It’s not you, it’s me.  I just  haven’t had time.  Running a blog that’s an actual business (which is what I do) takes a huge amount of time and precision procrastination.  You have to know exactly what you can let fall by the wayside and what you can’t.  Blog consulting?  Fall by the wayside.  Eating 472 batches of bread and butter pickles so I can come up with the perfect recipe.  Not by the wayside.  Pickles are very important.  Everyone says so.

Like most small businesses running a blog is far more than a full time job so you pick and choose what gets done on a given day.  Bathing went right out the window about 2 years ago and I’m seriously considering cutting down my sleep to every other night.

Over the past year I’ve done a few blog consultations with a few select readers, and realized that to do one on one consultations just wasn’t feasible for me.

I simply couldn’t make enough money to justify the amount of time I had to put into the consultations.

And then this happened.




It’s the perfect solution. A live video course, starting September 15th where I teach you how to turn your blog into a business; open to everyone!

You can learn everything I’ve killed myself learning over the past 4 years from the comfort of your home office, couch or bed while lounging in your most tantalizing flannel pajamas and thick socks.  You get to see me, but I don’t see you.  I have to wash my hair.  You don’t.

I make enough money to make it worth my time and you get 5X as much information from me as you would in a normal consultation. I charge $200 for a normal, single blog consultation.

This entire course is only $199 for 5 hour long sessions with me every night from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. That includes 4 nights of live video instruction starring me in my kitchen … or maybe the living room … or the coop!  I haven’t decided yet.  There’s a live chat room so you can ask me anything you want and I can answer all of your questions during the hour. On Friday, the final day, the full hour will be a live Question and Answer session with me where you can ask anything that wasn’t covered in the course.

The whole course is over and done with in one week.  No dragging it out, no waiting.  All the information you need (and have been emailing me for), in one week.

I should mention the price of $199 is for The Art of Doing Stuff readers ONLY. For anyone else the course sells for $249 for the week. The Art of Doing Stuff readers will get a discount code (at the end of this post) for $50 off the regular price if you sign up this week. If you wait until next week the discount code won’t work.

I am INCREDIBLY excited about doing this. It’s the perfect blending of both of my worlds. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while (or who have just read my About page) know that up until I started this blog, I was a television host. I hosted television shows for 15 years before I thought I’d like to really delve into blogging.

Yes. I’m the only blogger trying to get out of television and into blogging.

This video series gives me the best of both worlds. Sharing everything I’ve learned in the past 4 years about blogging (which is a LOT) and getting back in front of the camera. Which is great, except I suppose I’ll have to wear mascara. I look like an albino mouse without mascara. Plus I’ve been eating a lot of black olives lately so I’ll probably floss.

Anyone who went to my Blogpodium talk last year will confirm that my presentations are a lot of fun and relaxed but packed with relevant useful information. I don’t sugarcoat things, I don’t use whimsical, ethereal examples.  I give you concrete facts, proof and numbers.  I am blunt, to the point and really, really want you to succeed. (feel free to chime in here Blogpodium attendees) You will walk away from this video series smashed full of actual numbers, techniques and tools to turn your blog into a business.

There are very few individual bloggers out there making a living through their website. I am one of them. Partly because I have talent and partly because I spent a lot of time figuring out how to make my blog a business.  And I really do want to teach you how to do it. Plus I want to make money. Why lie about that? I want to teach you, but I want to make money too. I’m not sure that’s a great slogan to go with but it’s honest. If I could make it rhyme it might be better.


And frankly if I wasn’t constantly coming up with new ways to make money from my blog I wouldn’t be a very good blogging instructor would I?  No.  I’d be a very, very bad one in fact.

You can read the entire course outline and sign up here on Quistic. Your discount code is: ARTOFVIP

Update:  Course enrolment is now closed.

So that’s the middle. The beginning? That happened 4 years ago when a show I was hosting got cancelled. And I started this blog.





p.s. I’m ridiculously excited about this. Seriously. RIDICULOUSLY. I haven’t been this excited over something since a reader sent me super extra crunchy potato chips from Australia. And you know that means something. It does indeed.

p.s.(part 2) Please Pin this post for me.


  1. Victoria brown says:

    Hi Karen, I’m interested in your 5 hour video but don’t see anything here since 2014. Are you still doing and if so when? I did see somewhere on here that you were offering the course “until Friday for $99”, are you planning any of those specials anytime soon?
    Thank you, Victoria

    • Karen says:

      Hi Victoria. I’ll be repackaging this series soon and putting it back up. It’s still for sale through the link provided, but not for the discounted price right now I’m afraid. :) ~ karen!

  2. Val says:

    I would love to take the course and found it immediately, but the coupon code you provided is not valid. Being exceptionally broke and wildly interested in this, I am hoping you can provide some encouraging options…?

    I am totally swooning here. Help yourself to my blog. I am a PTSD patient casting about the world for a new me. I have a steady life style now, which would be far more comfortable if I could generate some income.

    Awesome stuff here, completely enthralling

    • Karen says:

      Hi Val! Once the course finished the live run, I dropped the price down from $249 to $199, so there isn’t a coupon code anymore. (the $199 is what the price of the course would have been with the code) So there you go. Your encouraging option, lol. :) ~ karen!

  3. Jono Mar says:

    I can’t wait for your video course. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jono! The live video course has come and gone, but you can now buy/download the entire video series along with accompanying links, documents and recaps! Just click on the ad for it on my righthand sidebar! ~ karen!

  4. Jane says:

    Super excited, found your course on Nesting Place. Perfect timing since I’ve had no idea about social media…no pinning, pretty much nothing. Fast forward a couple of months and I have a website/blog for my antique booths that have had no identity. I had no idea about blogging…I called everything a website..yikes

    Gotta love chickens, hope Cuddles is feeling better!!

    • Karen says:

      LOL. Well if you signed up I’ll see you there! I’ll take a quick look at your website too. And Cuddles seems to be feeling great! Hopefully she’ll be O.K. :) Welcome to the Art of Doing Stuff. ~ karen!

  5. AKing says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve read your blog for a couple of years but have rarely commented and just wanted to say thank you for offering this course! It is very timely as my “itch” to start a blog has been intensifying. I’ve owned a domain for 5 years and want to finally do something with it! I recently read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and one of the points the author made was that he often attends seminars, classes, etc. on strategies for making money and has always found something useful he can take away from it. I’m also so glad that the course material will be left up for me to rewatch at my leisure! Can’t wait to spend a week with you learning about blogging!

    PS While I know this isn’t a technical course on the mechanics of starting up a blog, I was hoping you might go into a little bit of the nuts and bolts. I have looked at hosts, word press themes, etc. but have had a hard time deciding what I need, if it is worth going with paid themes, etc. I would be interested in knowing a little bit of your process/ what you have learned about this part of blogging.

    • Karen says:

      Hi! I’m so glad you’re taking the course. I remember what it was like when I started my blog and I had NO idea what I was doing. You’re going to learn a lot in 5 days. Well … you’ll learn almost what I’ve taught myself and figured out over the past 4 years! And I’m coming to understand that a lot of people want to figure out how to start the actual blog so we’re going to have a downloadable packet with the course as well, explaining how to get up and running. :) ~ karen!

  6. Maria Gonzalez says:

    I just signed up! Can’t wait!

    • Karen says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you signed up. I can’t wait to teach the course. I’m really excited about it! Kay, no I’m gonna go have a quick look at your site. :) ~ karen!

      • Maria Gonzalez says:

        You are going to check out my blog?! That makes me happy, but mostly scared! I love your blog and I know that I need this class. I have been blogging for one year and I still feel lost about so many things. September 15th is marked & highlighted on my calendar (cuz I ran out of washi tape!).

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