UPDATE: As of 2022, these courses are no longer available.
Thinking of starting a blog? Unless you have a background in the “tech” world (definitely not me), or are a natural at all things digital (not here either), creating a blog can seem daunting. I know from experience that the “easy” way to create a blog can be well, not so easy! Traversing the digital world can be accomplished, “with a little help from my friends”, as Joe Cocker would say.
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When I first had the thought of creating a blog all I knew was that I loved reading the informative, short blog articles that I came across on Pinterest and other social media. Period. I knew nothing of traversing the technical aspects of creating a website. I didn’t know HTML from a hole in the wall, never mind what a “hosting” provider was.
I am the kind of gal that always believes I can figure it out on my own. I’m the “getter done” kind of person. I began to research the internet of how-tos for creating a blog. I very quickly admitted defeat. I needed help. The amount of technical jargon and computer know-how was just too much.
I turned to my trusty friend, Google. I began researching online blogging courses and quickly came across a website, “It’s A Lovely Life” and the courses they offered. Pete and Heather Delaney Reese have been blogging successfully for over 12 years. Their knowledge and experience are what drew me in. Well, that and the “FREE” caught my attention. I read through all their courses and reviews and decided to give it a go.
First up, I took It’s A Lovely Life’s FREE “Start A Blogging Business 5 Day Course”. This comprehensive course took me step-by-step through the technical aspects of setting up the accounts for a self-hosted WordPress site. The steps were easy to follow and in no time I had my accounts set up.
Enroll in the FREE 5-Day Start A Business 5 Day Course
If you somewhat technically challenged as I am, Heather & Pete’s WP Fast Launch was an invaluable resource in everything, well, technical! This course was a natural next step in creating my blog.
The WP Fast Launch course takes setting your WordPress site up another notch. Covering technical topics ranging from SSL Certificate’s, adding images and video, to problem-solving issues. As an added bonus with this course, you gain access to Pete and Heather’s Facebook group, WP Fast Launch Wordpress Help Group ( a $597 value). This is my go-to resource for any technical question I have and has been an invaluable resource for traversing the technical world!
Now that I had my accounts set up and a fully functional site, I knew there were still so many missing pieces of the puzzle. I was eager to start but clearly had so many more unanswered questions still.
How would I make my blog legal? How do I actually write a post? What are the options to monetize my site? What are the best methods for promoting my site? How do I create a professional looking online presence?
Realizing I needed additional guidance, I decided to make the investment and signed up for the Blogging Blastoff 2.0!
This 30-day course provides detailed, in-depth information that is invaluable to new bloggers and existing ones alike. The continued support offered is a welcomed added bonus. What did I learn? A ton!
- The Top 5 Systems for Making Money for a Blog
- Site Design and Layout
- Getting Your Name Out There
- The Business Of Blogging
- The Ideal Blog Post
- Compliance (how to stay out of trouble)
- Social Media & Promotion
- SEO Navigation
- Email Pitching Opportunities
- Event Coverage
And so much more! This information would have taken me eons to gather and implement on my own. In 30 days, I had the information I needed and could refer back to often (available for two years), to create a successful business and blog.
Included in this course is access to both the VIP Blogging Blastoff Facebook page where blogging questions are answered by Pete and Heather as well as other bloggers, and the VIP Blogging Blastoff Sharing Group Facebook page, where blogs, posts, and social media are shared, helping to build a supportive blogging community.
Oh, and did I mention as an amazing BONUS for signing up through my link for the Blogging Blastoff 2.0, you will receive access for FREE to the WP Fast Launch course, a $197 value? Yup, you will.
ENROLL IN THE BLOGGING BLASTOFF 2.0 COURSE TODAY!
The 30 day Blogging Blastoff 2.0 course is designed for bloggers of all levels of experience. It focuses on the creative, the technical, and the business aspects of creating and running a blog. Anyone who blogs would benefit from taking this course!
The 30-Day course is offered monthly and begins on the first of the month. The beauty of an online course is you can hop on the learning train at any point during the month.
Pete and Heather’s guarantee…
This convinced me that this course was the right one for me. This was a no-risk, satisfaction guaranteed, course that came through on all its promises. In just over 30 days I had created a monetized website filled with over 20 posts and layed the foundational work needed to create a successful, informative online business.
Trust me, if a technically challenged individual like myself can do it, so can you!
An investment well made and one I can honestly recommend. Be sure to subscribe to IMSL’s newsletter for monthly updates of what’s happening here on the hill.
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