Launch Your Blog Biz
The ultimate solution for starting and growing a blog to making over $1,000/month -- without being a tech wizard or a scammy salesperson!
Our blogging career started out with a big FAT FAILURE...
Hey, y'all! We're Alex and Lauren, and this is a photo from our first blog.
We started out no differently than probably most of you.
I, Lauren, was a CPA doing tax for an accounting firm and Alex was working full-time as a personal trainer, trading his hours for dollars.
We had big dreams of escaping the 9-5 and putting an end to limited vacation time and chasing weekends... of traveling the world before we were retired.
We started our first blog and worked nights and weekend on it -- pouring our hearts into it.
The truth is that we had NO idea what we were doing when we first started, and our first blog failed -- spectacularly -- as a result.
It's a tough pill to swallow, but it's the truth.
Not everyone starts a blog the right way or becomes successful. In fact, the majority don't...
We were SO excited for our first blog and we had tons of ideas and energy behind it, but we never felt like we were actually going anywhere.
We felt like we we just spinning our wheels and "hoping" it would work.
The worst part: We spent a LOT of money on software and other things that we didn't need at the time.
Courses on courses. Webinars on webinars. Things other bloggers and entrepreneurs told us we that we had to have...
It's not all doom and gloom though.
It was through these experiences and initial failures that we learned how to successfully launch a blog the RIGHT way.
But... Why did the first blog really fail??
We made every mistake in the book the first time around...
1. We wasted time and money on the wrong things.
We spent days trying to design a logo that changed at least 5 more times in the following weeks. For a blog that ultimately failed...**face palm**
We didn't know what we should focus on or what we should ignore. This led us to waste thousands of dollars AND hours on things we didn't need!!!
2. We didn't properly learn how to use WordPress!
WordPress is the most powerful blogging platform out there, but we had NO idea what we were doing with it. Trying to make the simplest changes with our blog proved to be very difficult.
All we wanted was to create a beautiful blog and get our message out there. Is that too much to ask?
3. We didn't know how to easily write blog posts people loved.
We created the content that WE thought other people wanted to read. This led to our blog being entirely about ourselves -- not our readers. We wasted hours and days writing blog posts and going over them again and again, trying to "get it right."
It was only later on that we learned how to create content people loved.
4. We didn't know how to make money.
We had people showing up to read our blog, but we had no idea how to connect with our audience and make money.
Making money on the internet is daunting enough when you don't know what you're doing! And we had no clue!
5. We got bad advice from wannabe "Gurus."
We purchased quite a few "expert blogger" courses that never seemed to work. It felt like everyone else was just "lucky" and that we just didn't have what it took.
The problem was that we were looking in the wrong places and we weren't able to find the RIGHT people to learn from. People like us. Normal people.
But we turned this first failure around with our next blog...
From failure to two grown adults jumping up and down like school children...
So we abandoned the first blog we started. It was an epic failure.
And we started a completely new blog called Avocadu.
This time we were going to take all the mistakes we made originally and do it differently.
About 4 months in of trail and error something crazy happened.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
We were trying yet another way to make money with our blog.
We had been burned so many times up to this point.
But then everything changed...
We gave a new system a try...
One we made up.
We finally decided to trust ourselves, use our failures, and try something completely new
AND WE MADE OUR FIRST $172.82 IN BLOGGING INCOME!
We finally did it! We proved that we could make some amount of money from our blog! Here are some screen shots from that month:
Amazon Associates: $85.62
Clickbank Marketplace: $87.20
While you might not think it's much, that first income meant the world to us.
It was gas money. Grocery money. Money to pay for some of our blogging expenses.
After 4 months of blogging, we had made $0 and were getting discouraged.
We didn't have much help or guidance. And the help we did have was the wrong kind. We were mostly winging it based on the jumbled amount of free information (95% of which completely wasted our time) that we found online.
We didn't yet know it at the time, but this first $172.82 was shockingly life-altering. We had just figured out the first piece of the puzzle that eventually led us to becoming six-figure bloggers.
Because this is what happened next...
Our income started doubling EVERY MONTH for the next few months!
In February, we made $924 (a 525% increase!)
This was the month that we stumbled on how to use emails to sell affiliate products, and the first step to begin scaling our income.
In the following months, our income was not only increasing -- but it was becoming CONSISTENT!
In March, we earned $2,353.
At this point, we would wake up every morning, hop out of bed, and run to check our email for sales.
And most days, we were making sales overnight while we were sleeping!
So, what happened?? Why was everything growing so quickly??
Well, the short answer is that we had just failure enough to make it work. We learned from all those mistakes.
And it only grew from there...
We took all the lessons we learned and built not just one but TWO successful blogs...
Our failures taught us how to launch
(We have tutorials that show you how to create a beautiful blog just like this!)
- In the first month, we successfully launched and built our blog from scratch!
- By the 3rd month, we had 300,000+ visitors and readers and had and quit our full-time jobs!
- By the 6th month, we had made $17,163.98 with our blog!
- By the end of the first year, we had made $103,467.98 blogging and started traveling the world!
And launched a third blog, Create and Go:
- In the first month, we successfully launched and built our blog from scratch!
- By the 3rd month, we had 30,000+ monthly visitors and had made our first course!
- Currently... we are making over $50,000/month with this blog alone!
Because of these successes, we have been able to help so many people start a money-making blog...
THE RIGHT WAY.
"I just started making money through my blog for the first time.
IS THIS REAL LIFE???
This is proof Lauren and Alex KNOW what they are talking about!
Their "Basic Trust Funnel Email Template" is worth the price of the whole course. I would have paid DOUBLE the price for the course for what you get on Day 5 in the template."
- Pat, Create and Go Student
Does any of the following resonate with you?
1. You feel like something is missing in life.
Maybe you're staring out the office window watching the sunny days pass by. Maybe you just want more time to spend with your kiddos at home. Or to travel the world before you're 65 -- when you're young enough to really ENJOY IT. Or maybe you're just tired of building someone else's dream in the corporate world... That something more is called freedom -- to live the life that you desire.
2. You love the idea of making money online but are feeling overwhelmed.
Everyone and their brother is pitching you a new get-rich-quick scheme. How do you sort through the phonies from the real guys? You’re likely swimming up to your eyeballs in bad information and have no idea who to listen to and where to start.
3. You don't know what to blog about or how to make money.
You weren't born a “sales person” and don't intuitively just get how that process works. None of this comes "naturally" to you like it must for everyone else. We're here to tell you that you don’t have to be a magical unicorn sales guru to make money online. Far from it.
We GET it, y'all. We really do.
We were in your shoes just a hot second ago. Big dreams but no idea how to achieve them. CPA and personal trainer, remember? We were (and still are!) average joes. If we can do this, you can too!
Take a second to imagine...
You start your blogging career off with a HOT START!
You’re sizzling… you’re hot to touch… you’re on fire!
A fast start helps you build momentum and success breeds success. You don’t waste your time anymore trying to be a professional “value hunter” on the internet and get results FAST.
You are building the foundation for your blog to THRIVE.
These are the lessons you need to understand not only how to start and launch your blog but to take it to $1,000 per month -- and beyond!
You are making your first $1,000/month from your blog.
Take a moment to imagine how that kind of money would impact your life. Like seriously, just pause for a second. That’s an extra $12,000 per year.
You learn all of this and more from six-figure bloggers who don’t just blog about business.
Our first six-figure blog, Avocadu.com, is our health and wellness blog that we have taken to earning over six figures in a year. We don't just blog about business and blogging. Our courses contain the strategies that we have used successfully in multiple blog niches.
This is why our information WORKS.
It’s not just fluff to build up your ego, it’s results-based information that can change your life.
And we WANT to change your life…
And now, it's your turn to finally build your blog the right want and make your first $1,000/month from your blog!
Launch Your Blog Biz
The ultimate solution for starting and growing your blog to making your first $1,000/month, without being a tech wizard or scammy sales person!
With this course, you will learn how to...
Easily Work WordPress and Design a Gorgeous Blog
We know how daunting WordPress can be. The comprehensive WordPress training in this course is geared towards non-techies and covers everything from setting up menus, creating categories for your blog posts, understanding plugins, how to add images to your blog posts, and all kinds of other settings and customizations.
Create Content People LOVE
Learn how to create incredible content with ease, find your writer's voice, what to blog about, and get step-by-step help on your first 10 blog posts. We also teach you how to find great keywords and headlines for your content to ensure that you can attract the most readers to your content.
Get Tons of Readers to Your Blog (fo Free)
Getting quality readers to your blog can be expensive (Facebook, we're looking at you!). Most new bloggers believe that all they have to do is write content and publish that content on social media to get visitors. There is SO much more than that, but we're going to show you how to do this without ever having to pay for ads. We will show you how to get visitors to your blog from Pinterest, Google, and YouTube organically (aka for FREE).
Make Your First Income Blogging!
There are a lot of people who get readers to their blog but never actually make any money from it. This is because they usually don’t know how to get the right kind of reader to their posts who are actually looking to buy. We will teach you how to get readers who love spending money!
Make Money using Ads, Sponsored Posts, and Guest Posts
There is a lot of debate about whether or not to put ads on your blog. We'll dive deeper into this, show you how to set them up and where to put them. We'll also discuss some ways to diversify your income with other strategies like writing sponsored posts.
Build an Email List of Raving Fans
An email list is the single most important tool you will use as a blogger to connect with your audience and start earning an income. Learn how to set up your first email list, including what to write in those first few emails, and how to turn that welcome sequence into a sales funnel that sells products! You'll learn how to start building trust with your readers from day 1.
AND SOOOOO MUCH MORE!
"I'm finally experiencing what it feels like to actually make money while you sleep.
This is my dream come true, and I can't wait to see things get even better once I learn everything there is to know about blogging so that I can make it my full-time business.
If you're questioning whether or not you can make this work, you can! I came from knowing absolutely nothing about blogging, and here I am making money already, and it's only been about 8 months!"
- Kari, Create and Go Student
Here are a a few of the BEAUTIFUL blogs some our new bloggers have created with the course:
The course includes several different theme tutorials so that you can choose which theme is right for YOU and design it just how you want it!
"Their course cut my learning curve in half, literally. Without their course, it would have taken me far longer to put this blog together. There are so many things they mentioned in their course that I had no idea were even possible.
Before buying their course, I was walking blind, trying to figure out how to blog and just didn't have any idea what I was doing..."
- Michael, Create and Go Student
You'll Also Get These Awesome Bonuses...
Bonus #1. Affiliate Programs and Marketplaces Round-Up ($97 Value)
Hunting for good affiliate programs, networks, and marketplaces is time-consuming and can be overwhelming at times. We've done some homework for you and compiled a list of some of the best affiliate networks and marketplaces as well as some great affiliate programs in various niches!
Bonus #2. Email Trust Funnel Templates ($297 Value)
The money really IS in the list. The email list, that is. These templates will guide you through creating your first email sales funnel designed to build trust with your audience and sell your first affiliate product!
Bonus #3. Community Support Group ($47/Month Value)
This course comes with access to a private community support group where you can chat with other members about what's working, what's not, other blogging strategies, and what steps you need to take next!
Lifetime Access and Updates
As we all know, the world of blogging is changing constantly. Software and technology become obsolete and pave the way for new ideas and strategies. We will update the course as needed and help you overcome any unforeseen hurdles that may arise (as they will!).
Take a Peak Inside the Course...
"This course took me from hitting my head against a brick wall (WordPress) to feeling absolutely empowered and confident about my blog launch."
- Christina, Create and Go Student
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Who is this course for?
Beginner Bloggers and Soon-to-be Bloggers
Newbie bloggers, this is your jam.
Whether you've just started a blog (or haven't even started yet!), this course will help you do everything from getting a domain name all the way through setting your blog up, creating content, building your first email list, driving traffic, and making money with your blog.
Motivated and Busy People
We’ve taught everyone from busy young professionals to moms with 3 kids how to make $1,000 a month with a new blog.
Everyone has their own schedules and their own sh*t going on. You CAN make this work -- even if you're super busy -- as long as you're super motivated! We'll teach you exactly what you need to focus on and when to focus on it, so you can still make this work for you even if you’re up to your eyeballs in to-do’s.
Who is this course NOT for?
Intermediate to Advanced Bloggers Looking to Make Extra Money
This course was designed to take new and beginner bloggers to an intermediate level. Therefore, there are sections in this course that are geared more for intermediate bloggers and can help you make more money.
BUT if you've already set up and designed your blog, built your email list, written a ton of content, and begun monetizing -- this course is not for you.
Our next courses would be more up your alley!
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche for those interested in driving more traffic and Six-Figure Blogger, for those interested in scaling their income through creating and selling their own products. Inside that course are the email marketing, product creation, sales page strategies, and other more advanced tips you are looking for!
Personal Blogs Not Interested in Making Any Money
Hobby bloggers, I love ya, but this is not for you. This course is about building a blog as an online business that is optimized for making money.
Lazy Peeps Looking to Have Everything Done for Them
Do you like cutting corners? Are you already thinking about outsourcing certain parts of your blog? If you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, or someone to hold your hand through the process, this course is not for you.
We are teaching you how to build your own online blogging business -- one that you can run YOURSELF!
We will teach you what to do and how to do it. But we will also teach you how to be resourceful and solve problems on your own as they arise.
We have a support group there to help you along the way, but it will require you to roll up your sleeves and do some work. That’s what it takes to be successful at anything in life! This course is no different.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the bloggers that are teaching this madness??
Alex Nerney & Lauren McManus
Co-Founders, Avocadu & Create and Go
Hey there, blogger! We're Alex and Lauren, and we own a health and wellness blog at avocadu.com as well as a blog called createandgo.com, where we teach people just like you how to turn your passion into a profitable business you love.
We absolutely love what we do here at Create and Go, and we've been featured on some major websites for what we do.
In less than 9 months of working online together, we turned our health and wellness blog into a passive income machine making $20,000 per month in blogging income.
We were able to quit our full-time jobs working as a personal trainer (Alex) and a CPA (Lauren) to pursue our dreams of being able to work from home and we now make over $100,000/month with our two blogs. We have even been able to travel to countries like Nicaragua, Per, Portugal, and more - all while working on our blogs!
Don't get us wrong... It takes hard work and dedication, but you'll find that working on something you LOVE and that has the ability to majorly impact your future is a million times more rewarding and fun than a job that you hate. Now, it's your turn to experience the fun and success that we've been able to achieve!
Let's do this thing together!
"Alex and Lauren have helped me SO much! I was overwhelmed and had information overload from all of the info about blogging available.
Create and Go lays out the steps in a simple way, cuts out all of the fluff, and explains why each strategy is necessary."
- Jessica, Create and Go Student