✔ when you want to know how to create a blog and then,
✔ how to turn that blog into a money generating machine?
Understandably people want to know they are getting their money’s worth and will ask these three questions.
1. Is this course still valid? (if its been on the market for awhile)
2. Will this course work? (meaning will I make a living online if I take this course)
3. Is it worth the money they want?
Assessing if a Digital Marketing Course is Still Valid
Generally speaking the fundamentals don’t change. To make money online from blogging you have only 12 steps all outlined here. That is more than enough to get you started and a good course will provide you with both video detail and written instruction on how to complete all the tasks.
Most people will buy a course and look at one or two of the videos and then not do the work.
Making money is simple. All you need to do is find something people are willing to buy and then sell it to them.
When a Digital Course is no Longer Valid
Digital courses that focus on a specific “tool” or a social media platform can lose it’s usefulness quickly. Facebook is constantly evolving, as is Google. If you buy a course on how to leverage a third party for traffic and sales using greyhat or blackhat methods, they won’t work for long.
But the basics still remain. SEO basics are the same as they always were and so is how to advertise to get in front of an audience and “convince them to buy your thingie.” The only thing that changes are the platforms and delivery methods.
If you are just at the beginning stages of your online journey I would suggest to ignore all the noise about using this or that social platform for your income joy. It is only confusing and will more likely become quickly irrelevant.
The best online courses will teach you how to make a business, a true business with longevity that will produce an income for years to come. Check reviews and if they are good then drop some money and get to work.
How to Know if a Digital Marketing Course Will Work
🙁 It won’t. You have to!
If you buy the course and
Many people don’t want to buy anything unless they are certain it will work. Inaction is what keeps most people in their daily drudgery. There are very few certainties in life. Tomorrow there may be a new law applied to the internet that makes it even more difficult. Who knows?
☏ What is certain is;
There are no risks or gambles with your money if you invest in a course that has a money back guarantee.
How Much Should You Pay for an Affiliate Blogging Course?
Over the past several years I have paid well into the 6 figures for all the courses and coaching I have bought. Not a single one was a waste of money. Granted some felt like they were a better investment than others but none were a waste. I still buy courses because the marketing world is a big one and there are many things to learn if you like learning.
You don’t need to spend that much to start. As a matter of fact you can get started for free but I would still suggest shelling out at least $27 to buy a REAL training course. A membership training course will be more structured than the willy-nilly of trying to go at it free-style.
How to Gauge if a Course is Worth the Money?
I’ve been doing this awhile and like to think I know a thing or two. When I buy a course there is a good chance I’m going to be familiar with most of the curriculum, but if I can learn just ONE thing that I didn’t know before, the course was worth every nickel.
If you are just starting out it really doesn’t matter what you buy you will learn something and the course was worth what you paid. I do suggest you start with something that is less about the fluff and more about the fundamentals. Once you have the basics into place then you can plan your next move.
What Blogging for Money Course Should You Buy?
The best course on blogging to generate an income that I do recommend; is Affiliate Blogger Pro by Rosalind Gardner. Granted there isn’t a lot of hype around it and it is far too cheap. If it were up to me I would raise the price to at least double what she charges.
There have been some changes to the online world since my first review of Affiliate Blogger Pro that include an updating of the membership site and a removal of the forum. In place of the forum is a Q&A section.
It is a HUGE and detailed course. If you do all the steps you’ll be busily blogging in no time.
I can guarantee you the course is worth several times the $27/mo. If you are still hesitating don’t. There is a 60 day money back guarantee so there is absolutely nothing to lose.
The REAL question is – are you willing to invest in yourself?