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I have never written about blogging on my blog, but this is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up sharing with all my blogging friends. If you are a blogger, or ever want to become a blogger, this is an opportunity you sincerely don’t want to miss.

If you ever feel stuck, insecure, unsure or just plain overwhelmed about how to grow, monetize, design, strategize and implement all your great ideas — you do NOT want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn how to grow your blog, from my friend Ruth at the Elite Blog Academy.

I can honestly tell you, she shares all the tricks and tips she has learned the hard way. 

I’ll be honest, for me blogging started out kind of by accident. Two years ago I didn’t even know what a blog was! I never would’ve imagined I would create one, let alone find that it fit the deepest places of my heart.

That’s the crazy thing about calling I guess, timing is a huge part of it. I firmly believe that all the events of our lives – our past, our present, our gifts and our deepest fears – collide into this thing we call calling.

I started out on a little blogger site that lasted only a few days. I knew instantly I wanted more. So I started with wordpress and took my first online blogging course. It taught me everything I needed to know behind the scenes, how to run all the code and html, and I literally designed the blog by myself from the ground up. I worked tirelessly every night from 9pm-3am. It was the only time I had a quiet house, and I needed it to follow all the videos and learn a language that was so incredibly foreign to me. But I learned.

It’s incredibly amazing how much we are capable of when we take one step at a time.

Soon after, I started writing more and my blog began to grow. I went to my first writing conference and started making connections with some incredible people. I started learning how much more there was to this blogging thing!

What started as an accident, turned hobby, turned passion.

I cannot tell you what a joy it is to me to write and share life with you. What you have done for my heart and mind, teaching me sometimes through my own written words, what it means to challenge ourselves to find and become our best self. To uncover hurt and pain from our past, and reexamine them to teach us to grow and learn and become better for it.

You have helped me see that I am not alone in my struggles and insecurities. At some deep level, we are all the same. Ultimately, we only have control of one person in this life: ourselves. I am determined to become the best version of myself that I can be.

Part of that process requires me to lean into my calling. Writing, blogging, and nurturing and learning through this community. And as much as my blogging seemingly happened by accident, I can see now how it really was a God ordained plan.

I was introduced to Ruth Soukup at my very first writing conference. A few months later, I hired her for some one-on-one consulting.

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 10.31.04 AMI can honestly say, working with Ruth is the most powerful tool I have yet encountered in building my blog. In implementing her advice, my traffic quadrupled almost immediately, and I learned valuable insights for building a brand. In less than one year, I increased my blog traffic by over 3,700% and my subscribers by 2,700%! Not only is Ruth full of hard-won wisdom and experience, she is a soulful encourager and an incredible friend. I can honestly say, she is the real deal. She has taught me so much and I can honestly say I’m a better blogger AND a better person, for knowing her.

This past fall she launched her very own blog class, and I was fortunate to be one of the first members of the Elite Blog Academy.

For those of us who are bloggers, we know all too well how overwhelming it can feel to juggle the day-to-day demands of writing a blog with the big-picture strategy of creating a profitable business. And…hello!…balancing a family too. It’s a lot.

Have you ever wished someone could guide you through the process of a successful blog and show you step-by- step, exactly how to grow your traffic and generate a sustainable income?

That is exactly what Elite Blog Academy was designed to do.

A few months ago I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy course.  I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new because I had already been working with Ruth for months, but I was willing to take the chance. I am so glad I did!

Ruth not only shares her wisdom and the lessons she has learned the hard way, she actually GIVES you her templates! She gives you her tools, spreadsheets, resources, talents and most of all, her TIME. Whether you’re a blogger or not, we all know that time is our most valuable resource and I can honestly say Ruth is one of the most generous people I have ever met.

Through a powerful combination of effective videos, practical and insightful handouts, purposeful assignments, and interactive live webinars, Elite Blog Academy will empower, enable, and inspire you to take the specific steps necessary to refine your message, grow your audience, monetize your platform, and transform your blog into a successful and profitable business.

I’m not a pusher of sales, you know that about me. In fact I have never endorsed a product on my blog EVER. But I believe in Ruth, I believe in the Elite Blog Academy, and I believe if you desire to build your blog, grow your traffic, learn the ins and outs of strategy, marketing, graphics, monetizing and infinitely more, then this is the best place you could start.

She’s running a BLACK FRIDAY promotion for only $299 – the only time the course will be available at that price. AND, she has a money-back guarantee. For real. That means you have absolutely nothing to lose. From November 28-December 5 you can sign up at this reduced rate by following this link: Elite Blog Academy.

Over the course of 12 lessons, you will learn how to:

  • Eliminate blog confusion by creating an organized framework that sets the stage for everything you do.
  • Discover the secret to harnessing Pinterest, the most powerful free marketing tool in the world.
  • Understand what is not working in your current monetization model and instead develop concrete goals and a solid plan for achieving them.
  • Dramatically increase your site’s passive income by mastering the four key strategies of optimizing ad network revenue.
  • Take advantage of the critical—but often ignored—connection between SEO and ad revenue.
  • Overcome your fear of private advertising and instead learn to approach brands with confidence.
  • Learn what it really takes to earn a six-figure income from your blog, then develop your own product along with a successful marketing plan to sell it.
  • Create a solid working business plan to take your blogging business to the next level.

While so much of the information currently available about Internet marketing is written only by those whose audience consists of other bloggers and marketers, Elite Blog Academy is different. It shares proven, field-tested strategies for building a successful, profitable blog, regardless of the niche and no matter the target audience.

It is possible to create a successful business from a blog, and Elite Blog Academy shares exactly how it’s done, step-by-step.


Here is what the course includes:

  • 12 Comprehensive Unit Videos
  • 12 Detailed Unit Workbooks with Video Outlines
  • 16 Powerful Handouts
  • 30 Purposeful Assignments
  • 4 Live Webinars
  • Accountability & Community within a Private Community Forum

Elite Blog Academy is designed to be self-paced, but should not be completed in less than 12 weeks. Blogging is not for the faint of heart, and this course requires a willingness to buckle down and get to work. That said, for those who are willing to do the work, it also comes with a 100% money-back guarantee.

Anyone who completes the course and has not seen measurable results in both traffic and income growth will get your money back, no questions asked. That’s a pretty incredible promise, but it means that you’ve literally got nothing to lose. Enrollment for Elite Blog Academy is extremely limited, and will only be open for two weeks. If you are ready to finally take your blog to the next level, click on the link below to sign up now and secure your spot! I promise, you won’t regret it. xo


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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Stacee Reed November 29, 2014, 2:06 pm

    Great post. I’m somewhere between beginner and getting the hang of it. I need all the help I can get. Thank you for sharing.

  • Krista Gilbert December 2, 2014, 6:04 pm

    OK – signed up through this link!!! Here I gooooooooo 😉 xoxoxoxoxo

  • Amy den Dekker January 19, 2015, 5:40 am

    Can you tell me how much the course is? I looked on her website and can’t find the price any place. or contact info other than to submit my info for a waiting list. I would like know the price first.

    Thank you

    • Tammy January 20, 2015, 7:54 pm

      Hi Amy! I’m not sure, I know she was running a special and the class completely SOLD OUT! If I were you I would sign up through the link I have the the blog post and then they will contact you when enrollment is going to begin again, and it will have all the price information for the current enrollment. At that point you can choose to sign up or not but at least you’ll be the first to know when enrollment is open! I can honestly say the class was worth way more than the investment. I know that doesn’t answer your question completely but I just don’t know the current price. Thanks!

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