Build a Blog That Is a Business While the Rest Build Hobbies

The Only Blogging Course You Need + So Much More…

You’re here because you’re looking for a blogging course that will help you make money. And you, my friend, have found that.

Blog Simple Framework is the course that you need to create a blog that will help you build a successful business. But building that successful business is more than just putting together an amazing blog.

Let me explain.

Blog Simple Framework (the entire course) is now one piece of the Dream Roadmap.

Blogging has changed and it alone is not going to build the 6 figure business that you are dreaming of.

But don’t worry. I’m not going to teach you how to blog and leave you to figure out the rest for yourself.

People sometimes get frustrated when I change things. But I don’t believe it’s right to give you one piece of the puzzle and scattering the rest.

I believe in reaching a hand back to pull you forward with me and telling you to go build a blog to get into an ad network to make money is not going to help you.

So I will still teach you blogging. But I’m going to teach you the rest, too, so that you can finally find the success you’ve been searching for.

The Blogging Myth

Blogging is easy! Blogging is fun! Blogging is a great way to earn passive income!

  1. I didn’t mean to make that rhyme.
  2. This is the bullshit that everyone tries to feed you.

Blogging is easy is misleading and passive income is kind of a fairy tale.

It’s not easy to build a money-making blog and if you aren’t working to maintain a successful blog, well, you won’t have much passive income for very long.

Blogging is fun is mostly true, but it’s not always fun.

I’ve been on the roller coaster that comes with chasing pageviews to earn ad money.

I’ve also watched our 2,000+ members go through the drastic ups and downs of Pinterest changes and Google changes. It’s painful to watch and I know it’s painful to go through.

So we changed the way we look at blogging. Because no one is in this to be on that roller coaster.

We’re in it to make money doing something we love.

Here’s how we do it.

The Required Steps for Blogging Success

1. Choose Your Niche

If you don’t understand your niche then you’re going to be stuck in the mud. Unlock the perfect niche that will allow you to grow no matter how strong the competition is.

2. Create Your Content

You will live or die by the content that you create so you better make sure you’re creating the right type of content for your audience and business.

3. Build Your Business

Look, this is about making money. There is no reason to go through all of this trouble just to create an online journal. Learn how to turn a simple blog into a 6-figure empire.

Fun Fact

I have 3 blogs in AdThrive right now which requires 100,000 pageviews per month to get in and then 50,000 pageviews per month for other sites that you wish to get in.

None of them are in the how to make money niche.

So I understand the time it takes to build a blog up and get it into a premium ad network.

Okay, let’s get back to this…

Analytics Depression

Imagine the frustration of working for months on end to make it into a premium ad network only to miss that 30-day pageviews requirement by a couple of thousand pageviews and then having to wait another 30 days. 

And maybe another.

Imagine the frustration of working for months on end to make it into a premium ad network only to miss that 30-day pageviews requirement by a couple of thousand pageviews and then having to wait another 30 days. 

And maybe another.

That feeling of knowing that you’re close to FINALLY making money with this thing that your friends and family aren’t sure about only to have that money slip through your fingers.

very day of your analytics going up or down is jarring. Your mood becomes affected by it.

It’s really not a fun experience at all. 

I understand why people quit, and in fact, I don’t understand why more don’t. 

But here’s the thing…

I don’t want you to quit. I don’t want you to get whiplash from looking at Google Analytics.

I’m going to teach you how to build a blog that puts you in control of the money you make. 

Not the ad companies. Not the Google. Not the Pinterest.

(Yes, I said “the Google” and “the Pinterest” on purpose because it sounds funnier.)

You’re going to treat your blog as a business and when business is open that means you should be trying to make money.

Do you know what sucks?

Being excited about your blog, telling your friends and family, and then having them ask how things are going months later and you just don’t want to talk about it.

It’s embarrassing. It’s devastating. It’s not how you want to feel.

My Journey

I conquered the Keto niche and had all of the traffic and money I could have ever wanted ($180,000 in 7 months) from just ONE site. 

I assumed I had nothing to worry about.

But Google and Pinterest made changes that pulled the rug right out from under me.

I could have fought my way back to the top of Google search results. I could have kept working at Pinterest.

But I knew I would be constantly waiting for the next algorithm change to hit and take it all away.

I didn’t want to live like that. I’d almost rather get a regular job than find myself trying to compete neck and neck with large media companies that have TEAMS dedicated to content creation and SEO.

I want a business that I’m in control of.

Where I don’t stress about how many people are coming to the site every day because I know that I’m doing the things that will make more and more of the right people come every single day. 

I know this is what you want, too. 

The New Blog Model

SEO and Pinterest are still part of the game plan. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to do both of those REALLY well.

In fact, I’ll show you how to get the most out of a number of different platforms.

But more importantly, I’m going to teach you how to build a business that is sustainable regardless of what Google and Pinterest do.

When I stopped focusing on ALL of the pageviews and started focusing on getting the right people to the site and onto my email list, I started to take control back. 

And I started making money. It was like money was just attracted to me.

This is What Happens with Most Bloggers

They believe that the first tier of earning money is to get enough pageviews to get into an ad network.

They believe that once they get there, then they’ll start thinking about affiliate sales and maybe even their own product.

There are two major problems with this thinking:

  1. It takes time to build up traffic that you get consistently enough to get you into one of the premium ad networks
  2. When you only focus on writing about the big topics you start to bring in people that won’t care about clicking on affiliate links or purchasing your offers so once you get into an ad network it’s almost like you have to start over again with a new strategy to bring in the right people

The idea of switching gears makes you panic because you have this ad money now and you want it to grow every month, right?  

So while you know that it is smart to be thinking about creating some type of an offer, you’re also at the same time terrified of taking your eye off the ad money prize!

You’re chained to one revenue stream. You’re stuck no matter what else you try.

So I decided to flip it.

Rather than ads being your first goal, you should be thinking about how you can start to make money with every person that comes to your site the day that you launch it.

I am in no way saying that you should never try to put ads on your site. It’s nice money when you can get it and and I have nothing at all against it.

I have multiple blogs that are in AdThrive and I’m not complaining about the monthly paycheck!

What I’m saying is that if you want water, you shouldn’t have to wait 6 months until it rains. Go bring the water to you!

And what you’ll learn with Blog Simple Framework will get you there. I know this because I just spent 10 months testing all of it with our home decor site Bogoten.

And That Test Is Important

I’m going to call out all of the big time bloggers right now that are telling you about the amazing traffic they are getting from Pinterest or from Google and offering to teach you how to do it just like they did.

There’s one problem with what they are telling you.

It doesn’t really work the same way anymore.

I don’t start or restart new businesses for fun (Ok, it’s a little bit fun), I do it to put ourselves (yep, the whole team has to restart with me) back in your shoes and make sure that what I am teaching you still works.

It’s why I have completely changed our approach to blogging.

As dreadful as the ups and downs of traffic are, it was relatively simple back in the day to get into a good ad network.  It made perfect sense to then start up another site and get it into an ad network, too.

And then maybe another.  

But Pinterest doesn’t work the same anymore. You don’t get the same traffic there.  And Google takes months before you’ll start to see traffic.

The steps to be really good at Pinterest and Google are easy to follow and they don’t change very much.

The execution is not as easy and the outcome is never really in your control.

No one wants to feel out of control, certainly not when it comes to their business.

And that’s why blogging had to change.

Why the Bloggers that Fail ALWAYS Fail

The sad truth is that more bloggers fail than succeed.

The reason why the ones that fail do fail is because they don’t have the right structure in place.

They blog randomly hoping that eventually it will get them to the goal, but it doesn’t have to be like that.

When you know exactly what you are doing and exactly what to expect then doesn’t that make the job easier?

Instead of hoping that things are going to work, you’ll know that you’re doing the right thing and can easily make adjustments when needed.

How Does It Work?

That’s a good question.

It’s such a good question that I decided to do an entire workshop about it.

Watch the FREE 6-Figure Blogging Master Workshop

Learn the strategies that I’m teaching a new set of bloggers to help them reach 6-figures a year with their blog business.