Make Money Blogging for Beginners

The Solution for Taking Your Blog From $0 to $1,000/Month with Free Traffic, Affiliate Marketing, and Other Awesomesauce Strategies

Dear Newbie Blogger, does any of the following resonate with you?

1. You just started your blogging career.

Congrats, by the way! Blogging took Lauren and I from young professionals living every second for the weekend to making over $100,000 per month and traveling the world in our twenties! Most people never get started, so it’s awesome that you’ve made the first move!

2. You’re feeling excited and a bit nervous.

Maybe you recently published your first set of blog posts or took our Launch Your Blog Course. You're probably excited, nervous, and ready to make this whole “blogging” thing start working for you!

3. You want to make your first bit of money online but are feeling overwhelmed by the process.

You’re likely swimming up to your eyeballs in “how to make money blogging” posts, but are still lost of where to start and what works.

4. You hear words like “funnels,” “email marketing,” and “sponsored posts” but have no clue what those mean or how to get started using them.

You might be worried that there is so much information to learn that you’ll never be able to find what works for you.

5. You’re sick of working a regular job.

You know you want to quit, but don’t have 24 hours a day to work on your blog. You need fast strategies that can work with a life balance of a day job or possibly kiddos.

6. You’re unsure of how to what to sell to make money.

You weren't born “sales person” and don't intuitively just get how that process works. We get it. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a sales guru to make money online. Far from it.

Lauren and I went from right where you are now to…


I, Alex, remember it like it was yesterday.

Lauren and I had just launched our brand new strategy and we were looking at our first $­­­172.82 in blogging income (from affiliate sales).

Amazon Associates: $85.62

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Clickbank Marketplace: $87.20

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While other bloggers might not think of that as much, that first income meant the world to us.

$10 a day is an extra $300 per month. That equates to gas, groceries, and possibly an electricity bill if it’s not the middle of summer in Texas.

From October 2015 – December 2015, after 4 months of blogging, we had made $0 from our blog and were getting discouraged. In fact, it was only a few months before that when we started our first blog that failed miserably.

Because we had no help or guidance, Lauren and I just had to wing it based on the jumbled amount of free information (95% of which completely wasted our time) that we found online.

Crazy enough, Lauren and I had just figured out the first piece of the puzzle that eventually led us to becoming six-figure bloggers.

The $173 we ended up making in January of 2016 was shockingly life-altering.

It let us know that this whole “make money blogging” thing was fo’ real.

Even more crazy was what happened next…

Our income started doubling EVERY MONTH.

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In February, we made $924 (a 525% increase!)

This was the month that I accidently stumbled on how to build a really bad version of an email “trust funnel” and it actually worked!

We started to sell other people’s products (through affiliate marketing) every single day - consistently.

We would wake up every morning, hop out of bed, and run to check the affiliate marketplace we were using to check for new sales. And most days, we were making sales overnight while we were sleeping!

But it didn’t stop there…

In March, we made $2,353 (that’s $28,236 per year blogging!)

95% of this income all came from free traffic sources and affiliate marketing.

What happened??? Why was everything growing so quickly for you guys?

Well, the short answer is that we learned a few skills and were just beginning to figure out how to put them together properly.

The longer answer is...


1. We learned how to get free traffic to our blog using social media.

We started to become the masters of Pinterest and driving organic traffic to our website.

2. We started pairing other people’s successful products with this free traffic.

We began the process of sharing products we liked to our audience (also called affiliate marketing).

3. We quickly figured out why 99% of people suck at affiliate marketing.

Like, really suck. Most of the articles we read online are pretty lame and unhelpful. They basically tell people to just throw links all over their website and pray the sales fall from the sky. Big shocker – that doesn’t work very well.

4. We learned how to sell affiliate products consistently with an automated system.

This led to passive income on our blog, which was crucial for us to continue growing. Because we could set things and forget them, we could focus more on creating content.

5. It was from selling these products and learning this process that set us up for amazing future success.

We didn’t realize it at the time, but because selling affiliate products was no easy task, we learned how to sell pretty much anything online. It was the main reason we have been able to take two separate blogs to over $20,000 per month profit each - on average.

Please take a second to imagine a world where...

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 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 grow and eventually THRIVE.

These are the lessons you need to understand not only how to take your blog to $1,000 per month quickly but also to $10,000 per month and BEYOND.

You have built a list of raving fans and subscribers - on autopilot.

These people open your emails, talk about you in community groups, and love the products you recommend. They follow your blogging journey eagerly and share your posts.

The best part is, this happens automatically without a ton of additional work.

You learn all of this and more from six-figure bloggers who don’t just blog about blogging.

Our first six-figure blog,, is a health and wellness blog that has made over $200,000 this year already. No, we don’t just blog about blogging.

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…

It’s now your turn to make your first $1,000/month from your blog!

"I just started making money through my blog for the first time.


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."

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- Pat, Create and Go Student


Make Money Blogging for Beginners

The Solution for Taking Your Blog From $0 to $1,000/Month with Free Traffic, Affiliate Marketing, and Other Awesomesauce Strategies

make money blogging for beginners course

With it, you will learn how to:

drive blog traffic

Get Loads of Free Traffic to Your Blog

Using techniques from Pinterest, Google, and YouTube, we will show you how to get thousands of visitors checking out your blog posts for FREE.

convert traffic into money

Convert That Traffic Into Actual Dollars

There are lots of people who get traffic to their blog and never make any money. This is because they usually don’t know how to get the right kind of visitor to their posts who are actually looking to buy. We will teach you how to get visitors who love spending money!

affiliate marketing

Become an Affiliate Marketing Ninja

Much of this course is about mastering affiliate marketing in a way that has never been taught in any other course on the blogging market. You will learn how to sell thousands of other people’s products consistently and effectively without ever being shady or ruining your relationship with your audience.

ads monetization strategies

Learn about Ads, Sponsored Posts, and Guest Posts

How to use them, when to use them, and why to use them.

build your email list

Build a Community of Email Subscribers and Fans

Part of building a successful blog is building a list of engaged subscribers and fans to send your new content and products to buy. We’ll show you how to do this the right way with little time or involvement.


You'll Also Get These Awesome Bonuses...

affiliate programs and marketplaces


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!

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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!

make money blogging community group


Just like with all of our other courses, this course also 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!

make money blogging course 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!).

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"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!"

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- Kari, Create and Go Student

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Who is this course for?

Beginner Bloggers

Newbie bloggers, this is your jam.

You have purchased a domain name and hosting, have built a blog (hopefully using our Launch Your Blog Course), and are ready to start building an income from your blog.

Intermediate Bloggers Not Making Money

Are you six months or more into blogging and...

  • Have ads on your blog and are not making any money from them?
  • Tried linking random affiliate products and are only make a couple dollars every day?
  • Want to pull you hair out because it seems like some bloggers flourish so easily? (especially those who blog about blogging)?

This course is also for you.

In fact, the funnel tactics will likely take you to $1,000 per month and beyond quickly if you already have an established fan base.

Plus, the traffic coaching could lead to additional visitors if you’ve only tried Instagram or Facebook so far.

Busy People

We’ve taught everyone from busy young professionals to moms with 3 kids how to make $1,000 a month.

We like busy people because we too are busy. You will still be able to make this work for you even if you’re up to your eyeballs in to-do’s.

Busy people > Lazy people in our opinion!

Those Interested in Affiliate Marketing

Much of what is in this course is based on affiliate marketing, so be ready for that. The best parts of affiliate marketing for those who don’t know are:

  • You don’t have to create a product.
  • The products are already established, selling well, and people like them.
  • The product creator will be taking care of the customers after purchase, so there is nothing left to worry about after the product is sold.
  • Affiliate marketing will teach you much of what you need to know about making sales online.

So, be ready to rock affiliate marketing like a pro!

Who is this course NOT for?

Those Who Have Not Started a Blog

If you have not purchased a domain name and hosting. you need to start there instead of buying this course. Please visit our post on How to Start a Blog.

Those Who Have a Blog But It’s Completely Blank

If you have purchased a domain name and hosting but still have a completely blank Wordpress blog with nothing on it, please check out our Launch Your Blog Course and build your blog FIRST.

Advanced Bloggers Looking to Make Extra Money

Go check out our next course Six-Figure Blogger. Inside are sales page strategies, how to build your own products, and the other 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 income and maximizing your blog for making money.

Lazy People Afraid of Putting in the Work

Do you like cutting corners? Do you often look for ways around the work? Are you already thinking about outsourcing certain parts of your blog?

If so, this product is not for you.

It’s going to require you to roll up your sleeves and do work. But guess what, that’s what it takes to be successful at anything in life! This course is no different.

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 as well as a blog called, 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.

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In less than 9 months of working online together, we turned our health and wellness blog into a passive income machine that generates over $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, Peru, Bali, Portugal, and more - all while working on our blogs!

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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!

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"I just finished the course! This was my first course investment for my blog and it was worth it. ...Alex and Lauren are honest, funny and have a no b.s. manner about blogging."

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- Alana, Create and Go Student

"Lauren and Alex are amazing because they teach you all the little things that you may have skipped over while still covering the big topics. I have purchased each of their courses, and I can honestly say I love them.

I had a general idea of how to start and what I wanted to accomplish, but there is no way I would be moving as effectively or efficiently right now without their courses!"

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- Emalie, Create and Go Student

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
Absolutely. If you go through the course, implement our strategies, and don't see any results, then you can email us within 60 days for a full refund. All we ask is that you provide evidence that you've put these methods into place with your blog and they have not worked for you. Note that this course is designed for beginner bloggers and not for advanced users. We are so confident in the strategies that we teach that we specifically don't offer refunds simply because you went through the course and claim that you didn't learn anything. This isn't fair to us or to others. All refunds are subject to the terms of the full refund policy linked on the footer of this page.
How quickly will I get results?
That depends on a variety of factors, including how much time you put into the strategies each day, how many articles you currently have, how many you are publishing each week, what methods of traffic you are working on, and others. There is no magic number here, but if you put in serious work and dedication, you should see results within just a couple of months!
Will I need to purchase anything else once I buy the course?
This only thing you will need is an email marketing service, although we do offer both a free and paid recommendation.
Will this course help me get traffic to my blog?
Absolutely! This course is both on driving organic (free) traffic from Pinterest, Google, and YouTube as well as making money - the two things every newbie needs for their growing blog!
What format is the content delivered in?
Video! You will have video instruction and step-by-step walkthroughs of every major topic. This is by far the best way to learn the material we provide - by us demonstrating exactly what we have done to have so much success.
Can I find this information for free online?
No chance! Sure, you might be able to hunt down some of it if you spend what equates to hundreds of hours researching, reading posts, and experimenting like we did, but that’s an atrocious waste of your time. Even then, most of the email marketing tips and traffic tips pale in comparison to what we teach here. You can only expect surface level information to teach you so much. These strategies come from the thousands of hours that we have put into growing our blogs over the last two years.
Do you ever update the course?
Absolutely. We will update everything as needed. We will pay close attention to the information and it’s relevancy to our newbie bloggers.
Is my credit card secure?
Credit card security is extremely important to us. That's why we've partnered with Stripe to handle the billing and provide a secure socket layer, 128-bit encryption. Frankly, your credit card data is safer making an online purchase through our secure site than it is using it to pay for gas or buy food at a restaurant. So feel comfortable knowing your transaction is 100% completely protected from fraud. You also have the option to checkout with PayPal as well!
How do I get started?
Scroll down, click the big red button, checkout, and you’ll get immediate access to the course!
Is there a time limit to complete the course? How long do I have access?
There is no time limit to going through the content in this course. It's a completely go-at-your-own-pace thing! Your access to the course doesn't expire. The blogging world is an ever-evolving and changing monster that you have to stay on top of if you want to win! This is why you get lifetime access to this content, including videos, worksheets, and any future updates to the course!

"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."

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- Jessica, Create and Go Student

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