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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:
How to find blogs that will accept your guest posts
How to create a relationship with the blogger/editor before you pitch to them
How to write awesome headlines
How to write awesome blog posts
What’s expected from you as a guest poster
How to leverage value out of your guest posts (Hint: it’s not about the links)
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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