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.
ou 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.