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Confused about the conflicting blogging advice you’ve read?

Looking for proven blogging guidance that actually works?

Read the articles – and especially the comments – on Smart Blogger and you’ll see we know what we’re talking about. We’ve successfully done everything we teach, or we don’t teach it.

If you’re ready for more and ready to take action, our courses give you the deep dive on important blogging topics so you’re equipped to take the next step – and the next—on your blogging path to success.

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Our Guest Blogging program has taught people how to write popular articles for high-profile, high-traffic blogs since 2011. Several thousand students who blog on topics from healing relationships to executive coaching to food photography have used the our training to gain exposure for their writing, grow their online reputation and spread their ideas.

How do you know if Guest Blogging is for you?

Guest Blogging is a great strategy for you if:

  • You haven’t started your blog yet and want to spend your time as efficiently as possible
  • You started a blog recently and traffic, readers and growth are as slow as molasses in January
  • You’ve been looking for a legitimate way to contact and build relationships with big bloggers in your niche
  • You have great ideas to share and are impatient to get them in front of as many people as possible
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Joining the Guest Blogging Certification Program

Guest Blogging Certification ProgramThe Guest Blogging Certification Program is the latest version of our famous guest blogging training. It’s a standalone, self-study course that teaches you everything you need to know to get publishing on big blogs and online magazines. You work at your own pace and can study the text and video-based materials from the comfort of your home.

Once you complete the training and pass the final quiz you’ll earn the coveted Guest Blogging Certification badge and a public profile page in our directory of Certified Guest Bloggers.

The Course Modules:

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  • How to Ace This Program (Even If Your Knees Are Knocking)
  • What’s Your BIG Prize? – Assignment #1
  • How to Avoid the Huge Mistake Almost Everybody Makes
  • What’s Your Audience’s Deepest Wish? – Assignment #2
  • How to Find the Secret Hiding Place of Your Target Audience
  • Pick Your Popular Categories – Assignment #3

  • How to Tell If a Blog is a Good Target in 30 Seconds or Less
  • Test Your Prospecting Skills – Assignment #1
  • The Sneaky Shortcut to Finding the Best Blogs to Target
  • Compile Your Guest Blogging “Hit List” – Assignment #2
  • How to Find Great Blogs Even We Don’t Know About Yet
  • Top Up Your Hit List – Assignment #3
  • How to Reveal the Most Valuable Blogs on Your Hit List
  • Lock onto Your Prime Targets – Assignment #4

  • How to Discover Your Readers’ Secret Obsessions
  • What Keeps Your Readers Awake at Night? – Assignment #1
  • How to Generate More Ideas Than You’ll Ever Need
  • Make Your Reader’s Day – Assignment #2
  • The Secret to Writing Headlines Readers Can’t Ignore
  • How to Transform Your Headlines from Good to Great
  • Write Your Killer Headlines – Assignment #3
  • The Finishing Touch That Almost Guarantees Success

  • How to Find Your Pitching Confidence
  • Discover Your Perfect Pitching Strategy
  • How to Pitch Blogs That Already Love Guest Bloggers
  • How to Pitch Blogs That Play “Hard to Get”
  • Determine Your Pitching Strategy – Assignment #1
  • How to Manage the Pitching Process Like a Pro
  • Prepare Your Perfect Pitch – Assignment #2
  • Send Your Pitch! – Assignment #3

  • How to Pre-Program Your Posts to be Popular
  • Brainstorm Your Surprising Points – Assignment #1
  • How to Write Hypnotic Openings Readers Can’t Resist
  • Write Your Empathetic Opening – Assignment #2
  • How to Plan Your Post to Perfection
  • Create Your Optimal Outline – Assignment #3
  • How to Write Endings That Compel Readers to Take Action
  • Write Your Motivational Closing – Assignment #4
  • A Crash Course in Real-World Writing
  • Write Your Popular Post!

  • How to Write an Author Bio That Gets Results
  • Write Your Blockbuster Bio – Assignment #1
  • How to Submit Your Post So It Gets Accepted First Time
  • What to do Once Your Post Goes Live
  • How to Find the Shortest Path to Your Prize
  • Pick Your Success Metric – Assignment #2
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Serious Bloggers Only is a training community created exclusively for people who want to master all the skills necessary to become a popular blogger.

Not only do we give you advanced techniques and strategies for growing a blog, but you’ll also learn how to get a new blog off the ground starting from scratch. We’ll teach you how to find the perfect domain name, how to optimize your site for getting subscribers, how to create credibility with your audience, thus setting the stage for landing a book deal, launching a successful business or making passive income from your blog.

It’s everything you need to build a blog from nothing and become one of the top websites online.

Immediate Access to 30+ Mini-Courses:

Altogether, we have more than 30 mini-courses, covering blogging from A – Z, and dealing in depth with the challenges and questions bloggers face every day.

Each mini-course includes a 25-30 page in-depth report diving deep into advanced strategies and tactics, giving you real-life examples and case studies, breaking it all down so you understand exactly what to do step-by-step.

You also get screenshots, checklists, and templates – all the resources you need to take action and get results fast.

Here are just a few of the mini-courses you’ll get instant access to when you join Serious Bloggers Only:

Six Figure Roadmap
The Six-Figure Roadmap
A Breakdown of Everything You Have to Do (and When) to Build a Six-Figure Blog
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Blog Traffic 101
The Art of Asking: How to Ask Influencers to Share Your Blog Posts, Even If They Have No Idea Who You Are
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Income on AutoPilot
How to Use Email Auto Responder Services to Bring in Consistent Income Every Month

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Creating Credibility
How to Win the Trust of Your Audience
Your First $1000 per Month
Your First $1,000 per Month
How to Use Your Blog to Launch a Telephone Coaching Practice, Even if You’re a Beginner with No Credentials
Finding the Perfect Domain Name
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
The List Post Handbook
Everything You Need to Know to Write List Posts That Go Viral
SEO 101
SEO 101
Everything a Beginning Blogger Needs to Know (and Some Advanced Tips)
The Ultimate Blog Design Makeover
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
Become a Writing Machine
The System Professional Writers Use to Write Up to 10,000 Words a Day
Traffic on Demand
Traffic on Demand
How to Use Email Teasers to Get Traffic Whenever You Want
The Egobait Handbook
The Egobait Handbook
A Nifty Trick for Grabbing the Attention of the Authorities in Your Space

Getting Paid
Getting Paid
How to Choose a Payment Solution to Sell the Stuff on Your Blog
The Blogging Breakthrough
The Blogging Breakthrough
Why Your Blog Never Seems to Take Off and What to Do About It
The Motivation Manifesto
The Motivation Manifesto
Why Finding Time For Your Blog is Such a Struggle (and How to Become a Lean, Mean, Blogging Machine)

Become Part of an Active Community of Bloggers:

Serious Bloggers Only includes access to a private Facebook group for finding answers, asking for support and sharing your victories – large and small – with friends. Many members say the friendships they’ve developed within the community are one of the most valuable parts of the membership.

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Blog Traffic Blueprint

Blog Traffic Blueprint is the most comprehensive traffic course ever created.

It gives you a walk-through of every traffic strategy proven to work for beginners. No more jumping from place to place, trying to figure out which approach is right for you. It’s all in one place.

Take a look for yourself:

Altogether, Blog Traffic Blueprint is 26 video lessons giving you:

  • Detailed, step-by-step walk-throughs of each blog traffic strategy. I could easily sell these as separate courses, but they are all bundled together for you here, so you have everything you need all in one place. It’s like getting five courses for the price of one!
  • Real world examples showing you exactly how the strategies work. In case you were wondering, this course isn’t just a bunch of vague theory. Throughout each of the modules, we show you countless real world examples. By the time you’re finished, you won’t have to guess how everything works. You’ll know, because you’ll have seen it with your own eyes.
  • Guidance for choosing which traffic strategy is right for you. In each module, I break down exactly where the strategy works well (and where it doesn’t). We even built a nifty piece of software that tells you which traffic strategies will work for you and your blog, and it’s included for free!
  • Resources for mastering each of the five strategies. In Blog Traffic Blueprint, we teach you the basics of all five strategies, but what if you want to take it to the next level? Well, for each strategy, we include a collection of resources and recommendations for further study.

And here’s the most important thing you need to know…

Not All of These Strategies Will Work for You

There is no single traffic strategy that works for everyone. Doesn’t exist.

The good news:

We’re not just giving you just one strategy. You’re getting five different traffic strategies, backed up by real-world examples, and we show you exactly where they work and where they don’t.

Odds are, only one of them will work in your specific situation. The other four won’t.

All you need is one. The right one.

Our goal is to help you find that single right strategy and give you the resources you need to master it. We even created a simple little app to guide you in selecting the right strategy for you.

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