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Income Blogging Guide Course – Survey Results Are In

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income blogging guide surveyBack in December Joel and I asked for some help in preparation for our Income Blogging Guide Course.

The course is focussed on helping individuals and small businesses make a full time income via blogging while working part-time and get some freedom back into their lives.

This is exactly the position both Joel and I are in now, and the course is a total brain dump of our years of making a living on-line.

HOWEVER, we needed some help. We wanted to be sure we had covered everything that individuals expected from such a course.

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. We really appreciate it.

This is the feedback we received…

The first question in the survey was:


What are your top questions about making an income via blogging that we MUST include in this course?


By asking this question we wanted to make sure the course covered everything people were looking for in such a course.

We took the answers and created the following categories and the percentage shows the number of answers for that category.


Blog Technicalities – 41%


41% of the questions were related to you wanting the technicalities of blogging made easy.

We realize that a lot of individuals would love to blog but they get stuck with the technical side of blogging. Joel and I have invested huge amounts of time and money learning the technical side of blogging.

We have both purchased numerous ‘blogging type’ courses but they just cover the theory and the fact they don’t cover the technical side is one of the main reasons we created the course.

Other courses may say, for example, install this great plugin. Our course not only tells you but also shows you via screen shots and videos. Sometimes installing a plugin but not making the necessary tweaks and adjustments can make your blog worse.

We received comments like:

“Make the techie stuff understandable”

“Address all the technical aspects of setting up a blog”

“Understanding the technical side of blogging. The coding and the plugins that help make my blog easier, cleaner and overall more productive”


“How to get Google to increase the Page Rank of your site”

“Make sure I know the mechanics of uploading, downloading, posting, adding video, images”

“How to quickly identify the best key words”

“What are the best SEO techniques?”

“How to find the easiest cheapest shopping cart.”

“How to capture a customer base in easy steps”

“What can I do to make everyone know about my blog?”

“How to optimize my blog to get the most best from the content”

With Joel being the technical mentor to some of the world’s biggest bloggers, we have gone to great lengths to show you the exact technical steps to take when building and maintaining your blog. You’ll never feel alone again!


Exactly how to make an income via blogging – 34%


The second highest response is in relation to making money.

Comments like:

“Where is the best place to start? I.e. Google Ads, affiliate products, own products?”

“How to maximise monetization without compromising ethical values or falling foul of the FTC”

“What are the best avenues of income?”

“What can a person realistically expect to make from blogging?”

“What are the BASIC, ESSENTIAL things to have in place in order to start making some money? “

“What is the best step by step method to make money via blogging?”

“How to correctly, efficiently and quickly create affiliate income”



We may lose many customers as a result of the following message…

The “Income Blogging Guide” is all about generating an income BUT the course is NOT a quick way to generate income. You are not going to earn an income on autopilot with no work whatsoever. If you believe that you can make fast money blogging then this is NOT the course for you.

We have never met anyone who has made fast money by blogging.

To make an income via blogging you’re going to have to work hard.

If you think you are going to retire on millions of dollars overnight…this is not the course for you.

If you think you are going to build an on-line business overnight…this is not the course for you.

What the course does show you is how to build a solid on-line Internet business that will generate income for you on autopilot AND enable you to reduce your working hours so you get some freedom and time back into your life…but NOT overnight AND it will take some hard work.


How to gain more traffic – 12%


12% of you asked the same (or very similar) question:

“How to get lots of traffic to my blog?”

You may have the best blog in the world but without traffic no one will ever see it.

We show you the exact steps to take to gain as much traffic as possible for your blog. In fact, one of the stages within the course is entitled “Easy Traffic Generation”. It can be easy when you know how to generate traffic.  The traffic at this blog has grown by over 500% in the last 6 months alone. We only use the tactics we know are proven to gain you more traffic.


How to pick the right niche – 4%


4% of the responses were specific about finding the best niche. It’s true – finding the right niche is one of most crucial steps when blogging. Get it wrong and you are wasting all your future efforts and money.

We both know bloggers who are working 12 to 18 hours a day and not making a dime and all because they have picked a niche that just does not sell on-line.

Finding the best niche is so crucial, the first lesson of the Income Blogging Guide Course is dedicated to helping you find the right niche for your blog.


How much time will this take? – 4 %


4% percent of you were concerned over the amount of time it would take to start generating an income.

“How much time needs to be devoted each week in being able to earn an income from blogging?”

The Income Blogging Guide course is delivered in weekly lessons. We expect each lesson to take between 5 and 10 hours per week to complete.

There are numerous factors that determine how much money you make via blogging. Most of all, how much effort you put in. As we say above and want to re-iterate…The “Income Blogging Guide” course is NOT a “get rich quick” course.

We don’t and will not promise you will make millions of dollars. We can confidently say you should be able to make $500.00 a month by the end of the course but we cannot guarantee that as there are so many factors involved.

But once you learn what works and what doesn’t work, increasing your monthly income from $500.00 to $1000.00 to $2000.00+ is much easier, while working the same number of hours.


Copywriting – 2%


To make money via blogging you need some marketing skills and that includes Copywriting. That’s why we have included a complete section on Copywriting. Not only does the course show you how to create your own products we show you how to sell your products via Copywriting.


Outsourcing – 3%


Outsourcing is crucial if you want to enjoy the freedom that blogging can give you and that’s why we dedicate a complete section on outsourcing.

Imagine you wake up whenever you feel like… stroll down to the local coffee house, open your laptop and check your bank balance. It’s grown by $200.00 or $500.00 or perhaps $1000.00.

You read a few emails, scan your Twitter account and check your blog stats. You talk to your outsourcers, making sure that they understand what you want them to do today.

You see, The Income Blogging Guide Course is not just about blogging. It shows you exactly how to build your own on-line business and when you have your own on-line business along with outsourcing, you can spend your time doing exactly what you want.


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Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey, we really appreciate it. With your responses we have extended the course and made it bigger, plus we have added some crucial support bonuses…more details to follow.

Tomorrow, we’ll cover the second question from the survey:

What are your 3 biggest desires from an online course like this?

If you have anything to add or just respond, feel free to add your input through the comments below.

The Income Blogging Guide goes live on Wednesday 6th Jan. Click here to check out all the details:

Income Blogging Guide


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8 Responses to Income Blogging Guide Course – Survey Results Are In

  1. Chris Peterson January 5, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    I enjoy your blog and as an” old reader” it’s never too late to learn. Great post and the quote.

    I want to say only one option that How to Set targets. Where will you go until you know where you want to go? This isn’t only for blogging but for all the scheduled tasks. Set a target every week and strive to achieve them.

    • Andrew Rondeau January 6, 2010 at 10:11 am #

      Good advice, Chris as ever.

      Setting targets is crucial – well for me they are. They motivate me to achieve what I set out to achieve.


  2. Yves January 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Sounds like you guys made a great survey. I’ve been reading many blogs (including yours) since about last July. I’ve found many great resources.

    I especially like your “Please Read This” section….

    When I first started reading up on creating income online… I was sickened by alot of the “auto-pilot”… make tons of easy money…. crap out there.

    Most things in life require work of some kind.

    • Andrew Rondeau January 6, 2010 at 10:07 am #


      Thanks for dropping by.

      Both Joel and I have been scammed by those “auto-pilot”… make tons of easy money…. crap products out there.

      We have decided to take the other approach and say up front – “Look this is no ‘silver bullet’. You will have to work hard.”

      But if you have a passion and a love for your chosen niche – blogging isn’t really work is it?”


      • Yves January 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm #


        I’ve always wanted to write. So it’s a great fit for some of my passions!

  3. Dennis Edell January 6, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    Only 4% wanted a time frame…I’m torn as to whether that’s a good or scary percentage.

    • Andrew Rondeau January 6, 2010 at 10:00 am #


      Most of the comments were around ‘how much time/effort is required to do the course’ rather than how long will it be before I make some income. I believe many would like to do such a course while still working full-time. That’s how I started.


      • Dennis Edell January 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

        Ah OK, I misunderstood.

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