I have just recently completed the Beginners guide to blogging, an e-course put together by a friend of mine
Mike Clife Jones, also know as mikecj – A Professional Blogger
I’ve known Mike for several months.
I first came across him on Twitter and at a course we both did.
As part of his giving back to the community policy, Mike gave away copies of Beginners Guide To Blogging to the first 10 people who wanted it.
I think I was lucky number 7. And considering the wealth of information I’ve got from it, I still can’t believe it was free.
What is Beginners Guide to Blogging.
BGB offers newcomers insight to the world of blogging. Presenting an opportunity to lay a strong foundation for what could potentially be a profitable venture.
It is a 60 day training course which is delivered by email on a daily basis.
The course starts with the all important task of researching and finding the right market, and then moves on to the process of setting up an effective blog.
Through the course, Mike also walks you through the process of cultivating and developing good writing habits.
Another amazing thing about BGB is how it doubles as a great resource for personal development as well.
Tips on time management, reading schedules and how to have the support of your family are surprise packages in the course that not only show Mike’s experience but also how helpful the course is as an aid to new bloggers.
BGB also offers suggestions on how to build a community around a blog and generate traffic.
It also, shows ways of dealing with challenges common to bloggers.
Blog monetization is another area BGB concentrates on – from building a mailing list to launching your first product , dealing with advertisers, membership sites and more.
What I like about this course is that it seems to cover everything. Even, after completing it, I still return to it repeatedly for reference.
Who is this course for?
Well, the title gives it away- New and Learning bloggers.
Although, I strongly believe a seasoned blogger has a lot to benefit from it too.
Wondering what you can get out of this course?
- It teaches you the techniques of operating your blog from a business standpoint.
- It walks you through the important things to pay attention to and things to avoid.
- The course also provides you with action points and exercises – designed to help you take action.
BGB is a course that I can confidently recommend to anyone wishing to turn their passion into great rewards – it will certainly push you in that direction.
Overall, BGB has been a real eye opener, and have enjoyed the systematic approach Mike has taken deliver this course.
So far, I have experienced the benefits on this very blog.
Another point to note is this, there’s a wealth of information available on blogging scattered online.
They are almost like pieces of a puzzle – which can be very confusing for beginners. A well researched course like Beginners Guide To Blogging brings it all together. It’s the most needed one stop shop on how to blog effectively.
Try a full week of lessons completely free of charge and with no commitment!