Jon Morrow’s Guest Blogging Course: Review

Jon Morrow’s Guest Blogging Course: Review

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Course: Guest Blogging

About the Creator: Jon Morrow is the former Associate Editor of Copyblogger and the brains behind Boost Blog Traffic. He’s big in this space, someone who practices what he preaches. And he has an inspiring personal story, too (more on that below).

Price: $499, with an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee. If you do everything Jon tells you in the course and you still don’t get a guest post on a popular blog of your choice by the end of the 90-day program, you pay nothing.

Who It’s For: Beginners and mid-level bloggers who want to learn about how to guest post on other people’s blogs. It also teaches why guest posting is a valuable strategy and how to leverage value out of the investment of your time on someone else’s blogs.

What It Will Help You Do:

  1. How to find blogs that will accept your guest posts

  2. How to create a relationship with the blogger/editor before you pitch to them

  3. How to write awesome headlines

  4. How to write awesome blog posts

  5. What’s expected from you as a guest poster

  6. How to leverage value out of your guest posts (Hint: it’s not about the links)

What’s Included:

  • Headline Hacks ebook

  • 17 lesson videos (some with homework)

  • Various other course related .pdfs, videos, and podcasts

  • Access to a private forum

  • Help with reviewing and editing your guest posts before they are submitted–as in someone will spend quite a bit of time on helping you with your post.

  • Access to weekly video conferences Jon where guest posts are reviewed and Q&A sessions.

The Best Part: Jon Morrow. Jon is quite an inspirational person. As you go through the course, you get to know a little about his life story.

Jon has a way of writing and communicating that makes it seem like he’s in the room with you. He also wants to share and pass on those communication skills to you.

I also appreciate that the course teaches you how to guest post in a methodical and process orientated way. The course defines guest posting as a process and then explains each step of the process to you.

What Would Make It Even Better: The content of the course is great. What would help make the overall community better is to improve the activity of the forum between members. The potential of the community perhaps isn’t being explored to the fullest.

Our Recommendation: If you’re serious about your career as a blogger and plan to spend more than four hours a week on blogging in the coming year, then buy this course. You don’t want to spend hundreds of hours of work on your blog and not get something back from the time you’ve spent.

If you are an existing blogger with tens of thousands of subscribers already, you probably don’t need to go hunting for guest posting opportunities.

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  • Raye Social says:

    Thank you for this, I’ve been clicking through a lot of the famous blogger’s websites today because as an 8-year blogger, I just started taking blogging seriously two months ago. LOL Just wish this course wasn’t so damn expensive.

  • I just signed up for the course, but before I pressed the button I wanted to do some research. I have only heard raving reviews about it, which is all very promising (and surprising in the digital age). I ended up signing up because, for right now, it’s only $198, if you purchase the $7 Black Book of Editors that is. I couldn’t pass it up, and I’m excited to jump on board. It’ll be great not fumbling my way through articles and posts, but to have concrete knowledge and confidence in myself.

    • Ralitsa says:

      How are you finding the course Cayleigh? It seems the one currently offered, and the one you enrolled in, is the self-taught version. Do you like it so far?

  • I’ve found that in my search for guest posting opportunities there are a few places that are behind a “training wall” of sorts. i.e., without having gone through Jon’s course, they will not accept a guest post pitch (or it will be harder to get your pitch accepted).

    That says a lot to me about how quality the training is–even so, I find it a little too expensive right now.

    I do appreciate this review though!


  • This review came at the right time for me. I am a current student but was trying to decide if I had the time to really follow through with this or if I should take advantage of the 30 day money back… Guess I should dig in a little more and make the time… I agree the forums could be more active… I am involved in another forum that is super active though and let’s face it, networking is a HUGE part of this business so I guess I just need to post more in there and get some conversations going!!

    • I’m glad the review was helpful for you, Jolene! Best of luck in making the most of the course.

      And of course, we’re always looking for submissions here at TWL — check out our contributor guidelines if you’re interested!

      Assistant Editor
      The Write Life

  • I signed up for Jon’s course last year and within the first 30 days had landed guest posts on Men With Pens and Firepole Marketing.

    And while I agree that the forums could be more active, I do feel guest blogging is the kind of thing you go back to again and again.

    So even though you get active support for a few months, you have lifelong access to it. Members often get busy, and then reappear when they pick up guest posting again.

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