Blog Start for Success by Louise Donnelly-Davey

Blog Start for Success


Transform your new blog from ho hum to hallelujah with our easy to follow Blog Start for Success kickstarter blueprint.


What is Blog Start for Success?

Blog Start for Success was designed with new (ish) bloggers and small business owners in mind. My aim with Blog Start is to bridge that gap between setting up and launching your blog, and getting into a groove, kicking goals and seeing results!

There are lots of great how to start a blog courses out there. This is not one of them!

Blog Start is a I've launched my blog... and done a few posts... and am now feeling a bit lost as to what do do next kinda deal! 

🚀 We'll show you how to take that next step. How to write great content to attract your perfect audience. 
🚀 We'll show you how to promote your blog and get it in front of the right eyes. 
🚀 We'll show you how to set yourself up with a strategy and goals to achieve your business and life goals.
🚀 We'll show you how to set yourself up for success with SEO tactics, tools and resources and promotional avenues... 
🚀 And, we'll show you how to get into the right mindset and not burn out in the process! 

FAQs

Who wrote the course?

Me! 🧡 I'm a long time entrepreneur, writer and marketing strategist and consultant.  I've been in marketing and small business startups for as long as I can remember and have learned a LOT about how to successfully launch and grow a business having had startups in the publishing, fashion and tech space. 

I've been a Chief Marketing Officer for some of the country's most successful, award winning tech and SaaS companies, leading teams to deliver intricate and ambitious marketing and growth plans and strategies. 

I know marketing, I know how great systems and processes make great results and I know how solopreneurs and small businesses operate. 

I've been in the trenches, experienced the highs and the lows and I know how hard it is to be your own boss!

But, I also know how REWARDING being a maker, a creator and an entrepreneur can be. So, I'M HERE FOR YOU to help make your dreams come true! 

Is this course right for me?

This course is for you if... 

  • You’ve created your first blog and are wondering, what do I do now?
  • You’ve had a blog for a few months and are looking to ramp up your progress with defined strategies.
  • You’ve started a blog before and been frustrated with your lack of progress, so have let it lapse.
  • You have a blog that's just been a hobby and now you want to take it to the next level.
  • You have a small business, are a creator, maker or entrepreneur and want to start gaining traction with an inbound marketing strategy using content marketing.
  • You’re overwhelmed with advice and reading all the tips and tricks and want a concise and step by step process of how to proceed next. 

What is the format of the course?

The course is designed to be easy to follow and broken into 6 modules. Each module covers a myriad of topics and is further broken down into single text files that are easily accessed right here. 

Most of the modules have set tasks at the end of each section to help put into action the material you've just learned. 

Tasks are also accessible on your very own Blog Start Trello Board, where you can view all of your tasks for all modules, make notes on your progress and tick each one off as you go! 

Some modules also have supplementary downloads or templates for you to grab, use or print out as well. 

I've designed this course to be SUPER SIMPLE TO FOLLOW. 

What level is the course pitched at?

Blog Start for Success is an online course set at a beginner to intermediate level. If you don't have a marketing or business background this course might well be right for you. 

Who is this course NOT designed for?

This course is NOT for you if ....

  • You have not set up your blog at all and don't know what to do to get a blog up on the internet. You'll need a very basic beginner blog set up course for that, there’s a lot of great ones out there! 
  • You’re looking for a high level, technically advanced course because you have a pretty good understanding of marketing and business strategies. 

How long is the course?

The course contains 6 separate modules. Each module varies in length but overall the course is about the same length as a thesis (ha ha ha) ... in other words its around 100 pages in length of words. 

How long the course will take you to complete is entirely up to you. It has no open or close date and no timeline on modules or tasks. YOU SET YOUR OWN PACE. 

You've soooo got this!

And I'm here with you every step of the way! 


What's included?

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Contents

Introduction
Introduction to Blog Start for Success
Course format
Course format
Master Trello Board | Instructions for making your personal copy
Master Trello Board
Module One | Goal setting, planning and strategy
Introduction to Module One
Finding your true why
Creating your vision
Honing in on your overall mission
Setting well defined goals
How to define your targets and measure your metrics
Prompts for setting heart centred business goals worksheets.pdf
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Blog Stats Spreadsheet Template
Module Two | Creating Great Content
Introduction to Module Two
Finding your perfect blog niche
How can your blog content generate an income?
Anatomy of a great blog post
Content roadmap and calendar
100+ Content ideas for all niches.pdf
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How to write a great blog post - Checklist.pdf
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Module Three | Distribution & Amplification (D&A)
Introduction to Module Three
Supporting assets for awesome blog content
How to use social channels for blog promotion
Content aggregators, curated communities & directories
Module 4 | SEO
Introduction to Module 4
What is SEO and why is it important for your blog?
How do Search Engines work?
Keywords, what are they? & how to find the best ones
How to utilize the power of on-page SEO
Incorporating backlinks into your SEO strategy
Module 5 | Tools & Resources
Planning & Strategy tools & resources
Scheduling & Publishing tools & resources
Distribution & Amplification tools & resources
Imagery & Graphics tools & resources
Stats Tracking tools & resources
SEO Tools
Email Marketing Tools
Website & Hosting
Module 6 | Maker, Creator & Entrepreneur Mindset
Introduction to Module Six
Daily habits for makers, creators & entrepreneurs
Affirmations
Self belief
Maker, Creator & Entrepreneur Affirmations Printable.pdf
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