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All of the Strategies and Tactics I Used to Build Three of the World's Most Popular Blogs, Distilled into Easy to Follow Cheat Sheets and Checklists

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  • Everything you need to know about setting up your blog, getting traffic, developing your blogging skills, and becoming a successful blogger, but without all the “fluff” in most video and audio courses
  • Step-by-step courses and checklists with easy-to-follow tutorials
  • The most advanced blog training ever published, diving deep into each topic and teaching you all the intricate details
  • A look behind the scenes at SmartBlogger.com, where we show you exactly how we get our traffic and earn our revenue

 

Together, the blogs I helped build have Generated over 200 million page views and over $50 million in revenue

 

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The Biggest Secret to Growing Your Blog to Thousands of Adoring Readers Who Follow Every Word You Publish

Would you like to know?

Let me be blunt: there are very few people in the world who can tell you.

The vast majority of so-called A-listers are just bright but otherwise normal people who were in the right place, writing about the right things, at the right time. Many are my clients, paying me as much as $5,000 per month to advise them.

Why would they pay such outrageous fees?

Because they stumbled into popularity. Because they realize they got lucky, and they are desperate to seize the opportunity before it slips away from them.

So, they come to me. Here’s why:

When you do something amazing once, you might know what you’re doing. When you do it twice, you probably know what you’re doing. When you do it three times, you definitely know what you’re doing.

Well, I’ve built wildly successful blogs three separate times.

First, I worked under Brian Clark as we built Copyblogger into a multimillion dollar brand. Next, I worked with Neil Patel and Hiten Shah to launch the KISSmetrics blog, bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors in just the first few months. After that, I started my own blog, formerly Boost Blog Traffic and now Smart Blogger, and I took it to 40,000 subscribers within two years. Now, Smart Blogger subscribers are more than four times that number.

Could I just be lucky?

Maybe, but it’s far more likely that I’m one of the few people in the world who truly understands how to build successful blogs with droves of adoring readers. And right here, right now, I’ll tell you my biggest “secret:”

Stop messing around with blogs in your spare time. Instead, look at this like a career and get serious about mastering your craft.

 

“WHAT?! No magic traffic or monetization tricks?”

Nope. Sorry to disappoint you.

The truth is far less appetizing, I’m afraid:

You’ve heard stories about how athletes dedicate their lives to the mastery of their sport. They train for hours upon hours every day until they are the absolute best in the world at what they do.

Well, that’s how I treat blogging.

To me, it’s not just a little hobby I tinker around with on the side. It’s a career, a profession, maybe even a calling.

And I’ve dedicated thousands upon thousands of hours to the mastery of my craft.

Want to be as good as me?

Well, until recently, you only had two options:

  1. Drop everything in your life and think about nothing but blogging for the next decade
  2. Pay me $1,000 an hour to teach you what I’ve learned

If you’re a beginner though, both options are problematic.

First, you have a job and a family, so you can’t just drop everything and become a blogging addict. Second, you probably can’t afford to pay me $1,000 an hour.

The solution?

 

The Only Training Program Designed Exclusively for Serious Bloggers Who Are Tired of Messing around With Free, Watered-Down Content

From what I’ve seen, there are two types of bloggers:

  • Hobbyists: people who like the idea of having a place to express their thoughts but have no expectations. They just like writing, and they don’t care if anything comes of it. If they make some money, great, but if nothing ever happens, that's fine too.
  • Serious Bloggers: people who see their blog as a means to an end. Sure, they love writing, but their real purpose is to create a side income, build a platform for their book, attract clients, or promote their business. In other words, they’re not blogging just for fun. They expect results.

The problem is, most of the blogging advice out there is for Hobbyists. It’s watered-down, extremely simple content that gives you a few tips and tricks but fails to teach you how to get real results from your blog.

And it’s frustrating as hell.

If you’re a serious blogger, you don’t want some stupid list post giving you 100 ways to do something. You want the one strategy that works every single time you try it, and you want to dive deep into that strategy so you can really understand it.

If you’re a serious blogger, you’re sick of listening to interviews where a famous blogger gives you vague advice like “create great content” or “just keep writing.” You want a one-page checklist for everything you have to do, broken down into steps you can actually follow.

If you’re a serious blogger, you’re tired of wading through thousands of articles, reading contradictory advice, and trying to figure out how to piece it all together. You want someone to just tell you what to do, so you can stop wasting time and get some freaking results.

But no one is offering anything like that. Until now.

It's Yours: Everything I Know About Building a Successful Blog

For the first time, I’m publishing everything I know about building a successful blog. Every month, you’ll receive:

Normally, I only talk about traffic, and we’ll cover that here too, but I’ll also dive deep into building your email list, technical setup, and the topic everyone wants to know about: how to make your readers fall in love with you and keep coming back. Not just a few vague steps either, but nuts and bolts instruction showing you every single step and detail.

In fact, I’m betting you’ll be staggered at how much I give you. Every month, you’ll receive an entire course with:

  • A 30+ page special report. This isn’t some beginner-level document teaching you a bunch of stuff you already know. I dive deep into advanced tactics and strategies, giving you real-life examples from myself and my clients, breaking it down so you understand exactly what to do.
  • Screenshots, checklists, and tons of resources – everything you need to take action and get results fast.
  • Short, to-the-point videos giving you first-hand demonstrations of how to use the blogging tools we use and recommend and put the strategies from the report into action. In other words, no more wondering what to do. Instead of stumbling around by yourself, you'll be able to learn from Marsha, our senior instructor, during her live monthly workshops, or the dozens of video tutorials in the Tool Library.

 

Here’s Just a Little of What You’ll Discover

What kinds of topics do we cover? Here’s the list of minicourses that members are currently enjoying:

  • The Six-Figure Roadmap: A Breakdown of Everything You Have To Do (and When) to Build a Six-Figure Blog
  • Blog Traffic 101: How to Ask Influencers to Share Your Blog Posts, Even if They Have No Idea Who You Are
  • Income on Autopilot: How to Use Email Autoresponders to Bring in Consistent Income Every Month
  • Creating Credibility: How to Win the Trust of Your Audience, Even if You're a Nobody with No Credentials
  • Finding the Perfect Domain Name: Why Your Domain Name Sucks (and How to Find a Good One at a Reasonable Price)
  • The List Post Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Write List Posts That Go Viral
  • SEO 101: Everything a Beginning Blogger Needs to Know (and Some Advanced Tips)
  • The Ultimate Blog Design Makeover: How to Look Smart and Get More Traffic Even if You're a Newbie with Tech Stuff
  • Become a Writing Machine: The System Professional Writers Use to Write Up to 10,000 Words a Day
  • Traffic on Demand: How to Use Email Teasers to Get Traffic Whenever You Want
  • Your First $1000 Month: How to Launch a Telephone Coaching Practice, Even if You're a Beginner With No Credentials
  • The Egobait Handbook: A Nifty Trick for Grabbing the Attention of the Authorities in Your Space
  • Getting Paid: How to Choose a Payment Solution to Sell the Stuff on Your Blog
  • The Blogging Breakthrough: Why Your Blog Never Seems to Take Off and What to Do About It
  • Viral Infographics: How to Outline and Commission an Infographic That Goes Viral (Even if You Don't Have a Single Artistic Bone in Your Body)
  • How to Create an Irresistible Opt-in Page: Get People Pounding Down Your Door to Join Your Email List
  • The Foolproof Formula for Attention-Grabbing Headlines: How to Hook Your Readers and Reel Them into Your Posts
  • Make Mouthwatering Offers: How to Guarantee Your Readers Will Gobble Up Everything You Create
  • The Product Pricing Formula: Eliminate the Stress and Know Exactly What to Charge
  • How to Build Your Funnel No Matter Where You're Starting: Three Real-Life Case Studies of Students
  • Build Your Online Home: The Perfect, Pain-free Setup for Your WordPress Blog

Every day, we make new discoveries about the best ways to do things, and those discoveries will turn into in-depth reports in the future as well.

If you're a new blogger or haven't launched your idea yet, we'll give you the sequence of mincourses to get you going. And if you've been around longer but have lost traction, we'll show you how to get rockin' again.

 

How Is All This Different from the
Posts We Publish for Free?

Good question.

At 30+ pages, we’ll go into much greater depth than we can in a typical 2,000 word blog post. We’ll talk a lot more about how to do everything, instead of just telling you what to do. You’ll also receive checklists and any other supplementary materials we think might be helpful.

These are also much more advanced topics. On the blog, we’re forced to cater to absolute beginners who haven’t really committed to building a popular blog yet. All they want is a few basic tips, not in-depth material designed to help them achieve mastery.

But if that’s all you needed, you’d already be an uber-successful blogger, right?

That’s why we created Serious Bloggers Only: to help you get to the next level. And yes, that involves giving you more advanced training, but it also means upping your game.

We’re not going to water down the content or hover around and make sure you do the homework. It’s time to put on your big boy (or girl) pants, and get to work.

In some ways, this whole program is a type of graduation.

When you first started, you were probably happy with all the free content on the web. It was all you could handle.

Now though, you might be feeling like a lot of the posts out there are a little… fluffy. They give you a lot of ideas, but they don’t give you step-by-step details on exactly how to do it and get results.

If that’s the case, it’s time for you to “graduate” to Serious Bloggers Only. You’re ready.

 

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OUR THE GUESTBLOGGING CERTIFICATION COURSE?

Guestblogging.com is a masterclass in a single, powerful traffic strategy. It covers everything you could possibly want to know about guest blogging… but nothing else.

Serious Bloggers Only, on the other hand, covers a little bit of everything. It gives you a couple dozen mincourses, teaching you just enough to take action and get results.

It’s kind of like a big, fat recipe book versus attending a French chef school.

Serious Bloggers Only is the recipe book. You’ll get lots of tried-and-true “recipes” for making your blog a raving success, covering every “cuisine” imaginable.

GuestBlogging.com is the French chef school. You’ll become a master of a single “cuisine,” and if you work hard, you might even become world-renowned for your skills.

Which one should you buy?

Well, both of them, of course. Duh. 🙂

If you’re serious, you want all the education you can get. Recipe books are helpful, but at a certain point, you also want to achieve mastery, and to do that, you’ll need a masterclass dedicated to that topic.

You can’t choose one or the other. They both have their place.

 

How Is This Different from the
Other Membership Programs for Bloggers?

The biggest difference:

Everything I give you in Serious Bloggers Only is compact.

No webinars to attend just to be tempted with a few basic morsels, no interviews listening to people stutter and go on tangents, no sitting in front of your computer for hours and hours on end watching videos. I hate that as much as you do.

So, instead, I give you a report you can read in 30 minutes, teaching you all the important things you need to know and nothing else. You also get checklists to help remind you what to do, making it easier for you to take action without reading the report again and again.

You get resources that tell you what tools to use, with links and recommendations, and tutorials that show you how, step-by-step.

You get a private, hidden Facebook group where you can talk to other bloggers. And you get a private forum, if you don't like stepping foot inside Facebook.

You also get the support and dedication of one of my top team members and proteges, Marsha Stopa, who has coordinated the creation of the minicourses since Day One, has learned at my side for more than five years, knows this stuff as well as I do, and loves to help bloggers take their next steps and celebrate "victory dances." (Her signature is "Onward!")

Another difference:

We have different strengths. None of our competitors can say they make $50,000 per webinar, nor are they as good at autoresponders as us.

But they’re better at other things. Like podcasts, for example. We still haven’t done one of those. We don’t do a lot of affiliate marketing either, so if that’s what you want to learn, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

I only release training on things we actually do. Anything else would be kinda dishonest.

 

Here’s the Real Proof

I’ve always felt like you can judge a teacher based on the success of their students. Here are just a few words from some of mine:

The hardest part about building a platform on the internet is finding the right consultants to help propel your business forward. I was completely stopped in a few areas not knowing which steps to take next. Just one of his golden nuggets of wisdom had me stop doing something that was taking up an enormous amount of time and start focusing on another area of my business that added $40,000 to my bottom line in just 5 months.

Maria Killam

I landed over 1,000 new subscribers the first month after working with Jon. He literally changed my life: I finally felt confident enough to quit my job and blog full-time. Seriously, Jon is a blogging God. I know it’s over-the-top, but there’s no other way to describe him.

Jennifer Gresham

"Jon is the best teacher you could find on this subject without a doubt. You can find plenty of blogs that teach about blogging, but I guarantee you there isn't another program online that provides the deep, detailed information on how to get ahead in blogging. The best stuff always costs money. This is the best stuff, and worth every freaking penny he charges. It's astoundingly excellent material."

Patrick Garmo

I could list hundreds more, but you get the point, right?

In fact, you might be wondering how much advice from someone like me is going to cost. Let’s talk about that next.

 

Everything You Need to Know for the Price of a Cheap Dinner

Imagine for a moment that I’m coming to your town. Seeing that you’re a blog subscriber, I call you up and ask if you’d like to go out to dinner.

“Can I ask you a few questions about blogging?” you ask.

“Sure,” I say. “If you’ll pick up the check, I’ll let you ask me anything you want. We can even go somewhere cheap like Chili’s or Applebee’s.”

Would you take me up on it?

Or here’s an even better question:

If I offered to come to your town and have dinner with you every month, teaching you everything I know about building a popular blog, wouldn’t you joyfully continue buying me dinner month after month for as long as it took?

Well, that’s essentially the deal I’m offering you here. Your membership fee to access Serious Bloggers Only and learn everything I know about blogging is just a measly $49 per month – about the same price as a cheap dinner for two.

Why so cheap?

In the past, I’ve charged ultra premium prices for each of my programs. The least expensive course we offered was $591 – a steep price if you’re a newbie blogger. We have intensive programs that cost $2,500. We also had coaching programs going up to $10,000 per year.

And let’s be clear: they sell out. Often, the class is full within a few hours of opening registration. So, there’s no mathematical reason to lower our prices.

But this community isn’t about math. It’s about something else entirely:

Creating a home.

Right now, there isn’t a place on the web for people like us. Sure, the web is overflowing with blogging advice, but nearly all of it is targeted at hobbyists who could care less about mastering their craft.

But you and me? We’re different.

To us, blogging isn’t a hobby. It’s a launchpad for publishing a book, getting clients, selling a product, maybe even becoming a public speaker.

And we’re very, very serious about making it work.

The problem?

Up until now, you might’ve thought you were alone. The truth is though, there are thousands of people like us. We just haven’t had a place to gather.

Until now.

Join A Community of More Than 1,000 Bloggers who are truly serious about building popular blogs

Serious Bloggers Only is the home for people who are serious about blogging.

Over 1,000 members – each and every one of them dedicated to mastering their craft.

Here’s just a small sample of what they have to say about the program:

Just a quick note to let you know that I just registered for Serious Bloggers Only, and I am so psyched. As I read through the sales page, I just kept thinking: this is like an answered prayer.

I've been hoping for a program that offers exactly what you describe (step-by-step how-tos for self-starters who are serious about blogging), without simultaneously requiring a large upfront investment. And the fact that you're offering it means that I can trust that it will be the best of the best.

I've already gleaned a great deal from your posts -- I'm closing in on my first 1,000 subscribers, gaining interest from publishers, and earning more and more from speaking engagements -- and now feels like the right time to take it to the next level.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that the sales page hit the nail on the head for me, and I really appreciate this opportunity to learn from you. Also, I would TOTALLY take you out for a nice dinner if you came to town. 🙂

Caroline

I feel exactly like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when he received his ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!!

Lee

Thank you SO much for putting together Serious Bloggers Only. It is exactly what I need at exactly the right time.

I am so excited that it's real, and it's affordable. I feel like if I'm unclear and scattered on a blog focus right now and that it's not yet a real business, I shouldn't be spending big bucks on something that doesn't exist.

Jan

 

Will you love Serious Bloggers Only just as much?

I’d like to think so, but there’s no way for me to know for sure. So, that’s why I’m making it easy for you to try it out.

Sign up today, check out the training materials for 30 days, and decide what you think. If you’re not overjoyed with the content, let us know, and we’ll issue you a refund. No questions asked, no delays and you can keep the content. The money goes right back into your account.

You can also cancel your account at any time. You don’t even have to talk to us. You can cancel it within the member’s area with a click of a button, and you’ll never be billed again. Ever.

The bottom line?

There’s absolutely no risk for giving this a try. If you want in, just click the button below.

Yes! Give Me Instant Access!

 

Warning: The Most Expensive Advice Is the Advice You Don’t Take

You might be thinking, “Well, I’m just getting started. Maybe I’ll tinker around by myself for a while, and then I’ll come back to this later. “

But that’s a mistake.  Here’s why:

It’ll take you ten times as long. You’ll run into a simple problem, and you’ll waste days or even weeks trying to figure it out. You might also take your blog in the wrong direction and end up having to backtrack or even start over.

Serious Bloggers Only can save you from some of that. Not all of it – learning anything is struggle – but what if we save you just a few days of frustration every month? Is that worth $49?

And here’s the real question:

If you’re not willing to commit $49 per month to mastering your craft, you’re not very serious, now are you?

I don’t say that to be mean. It’s just the honest truth.

Think about it this way:

You were willing to spend four years in college, right? Maybe you finished, maybe you didn’t, but the idea of dedicating four years of your life and tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to school didn’t seem ridiculous.

So why should this be any different?

Blogging is just as difficult as any other career, and it requires just as much study. If you’re going to reach the top of your field, you also have to dedicate the time and money necessary to master your craft.

And this is nowhere near as expensive!

At a top university, you might spend $200,000 for a four-year degree. That’s $4,167 per month.

This program, on the other hand, is $49 per month. Granted, we don’t have fancy classrooms or those hats with the little tassels, but stick with it, and do the exercises I give you, and you’ll learn just as much.

Can I promise you’ll become a popular blogger, earning hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars per year?

No. The only person that can make that promise is YOU.

You have to decide how serious you are. You’re either in this to win, or you’re not.

So, what’s it going to be?

I'm Serious! Let Me in!