The quick, easy answer is yes, Elite Blog Academy* is 100% worth it in my opinion, but let’s get down to the nitty-gritty details of why I think it’s worth your hard-earned money and why it may not be right for you.
I joined EBA in the fall of 2014 because after I read Ruth’s book, How to Blog for Profit without Selling Your Soul * my blog’s traffic improved and I started to bring in an income. It was not much, only about $100 every couple of months but it was better than the pennies I was earning before. The major improvement was the fact that I was able to start treating my blog like a business instead of just a hobby.
That is why if you are not ready to invest in Elite Blog Academy, I highly recommend purchasing or borrowing Ruth’s book because it will give you a starting point. That said many people worry that EBA is just the same as Ruth’s book – yes and no. The outline of EBA is the same as the book and there is some overlap, particularly with the first couple of units but no EBA is an expanded and super detailed course based on the book.
In Elite Blog Academy, you will learn Ruth’s Pinterest strategy (worth the entire weight of the class in my opinion) and you will have the chance to ask Ruth any questions that you may have about blogging, product launches, etc. EBA will also teach you the various ways to earn an income from a blog. She will also teach you all the details of taking your blog from a hobby to a business.
Okay, so how much did my blog improve?
Here are what my pageviews were in September when I started Elite Blog Academy:
Here are my pageviews from March 2015:
Not only did my pageviews increase, but also so did my earnings. Since most people use AdSense, I will share how my AdSense earnings increased from September to March.
September’s AdSense Earnings:
March 2015’s AdSense Earnings:
As you can see, not only did my pageviews increase but so did my income from AdSense by simply applying the strategies that Ruth taught me in EBA.
Why You Should NOT Join
Okay, so I have already told you that I love EBA and that I think it is totally worth your money, but I also need to address why it may not be right for you. Elite Blog Academy is not for the faint of heart or those that do not want to put in the time and energy that it requires to be a successful blogger.
If you are brand new to blogging, Elite Blog Academy may not be right for you because even though it gives a few basic tips and tricks, it mostly assumes you have been blogging for a least a little while. If you are brand new to blogging and are unsure of where to begin, I highly recommend Abby Lawson’s book, Building a Framework*. It will help you navigate the waters of blogging from set up to earning an income.
However, Elite Blog Academy will only open once this year, so if you think that you may want to join EBA later this year, you will have to join now or wait until 2018 to join. The course is self-paced so you could join and then not start until you are ready.
Can’t I just find this information online?
Yes, if you want to spend hours and days looking online for ways to grow your blog and make an income, by all means do it. I did that for the first two years of my blogging career but since my brain is engineered for structure, Elite Blog Academy gave me everything I needed to know in the structure of a class.
Can I get my money back if I do not see an improvement?
Yes, Ruth will refund you your money if you do not see an improvement in your blog after taking the course. In my opinion, you will definitely see an improvement if you apply the strategies and teachings from the course, but in case you do not; Ruth will give you your money back.
My blog isn’t earning any money right now, should I invest in EBA since I am on a tight budget?
I cannot tell you what you should or should not do with your money because it is your money, but when I paid for EBA, we definitely did not have the money and my blog was pulling only a small income. The money for EBA had to come out of our slush fund but I can tell you that it was the best investment I have ever made in my blog. The money earned from my blog is paying off my student loans so for me, it was definitely worth it.
Since there is no Facebook Group for this class will I miss out?
Yes and no. The original class has access to the FB group, which has been great for networking, but I do not think that it is necessary. There is an app for the class that I think is super helpful and will give you access to Ruth and her team. The FB group was similar to how most blogging FB groups are – full of drama. The forum keeps the drama at bay, which I love because honestly, I graduated high school ten years ago and have no room in my life for the petty drama that should have been left behind at graduation. 🙂
I truly believe that EBA will help your blog but if you have any questions about EBA, feel free to ask.
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