When You’re Ready to Take Your Blog to the Next Level (Or Start a “Next Level” Blog)

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my best advice when you want to take your blog to the next level

Writing a blog is the easy part for a writer or a creative.

However, taking a blog and turning it into a business requires a whole other set of skills! 

Before I started Embracing a Simpler Life, I blogged in another space about the goings-ons of our family life. I enjoyed writing for a limited audience of close acquaintances and friends, and the thought of doing this professionally never even crossed my mind.

One day I clicked through a link shared by a friend on Facebook and landed on Ruth Soukup’s blog, Living Well Spending Less. As I learned from her and watched her in action, the idea of blogging professionally took root.

I started imagining. I felt God’s calling and affirmation and momentum. It was exciting!

However, before I started Embracing a Simpler Life, before the first post ever published back in 2014, I did one thing very right: I took the time to equip myself.

I learned everything I could about the art and business of blogging.

For me, this involved reading several books, purchasing a blog planner, listening to hours of podcasts, and even traveling out of state to attend a blogging conference. Little by little, my eyes were opened, and I began to understand what I was trying to do, and how it would best be accomplished.

This required an investment up front of time and resources, but the resulting training and knowledge-base were invaluableI absolutely would not be where I am today without that carefully-laid foundation.


This is my biggest piece of advice to those who want to start a blog themselves. Don’t spin your wheels with misguided efforts. Take time to learn your craft! There’s a lot to know.

Or perhaps you already have a blog. That’s wonderful! You’ve found your voice and developed a body of content. But at some point you must find a way to step it up to the next level if you hope to earn an income. You might need to hire personal tax compliance services to optimize your tax expenses and decrease the risk of double taxation.

Most often, the only bottleneck to our blogs’ success is …us. We may lack training and know-how, or perhaps we lack time. However, when we learn to invest ourselves strategically, time has a way of multiplying.

If you are anything like me, the ideal way to learn would be for someone to guide you through the process of creating a successful blog –someone who would just tell you, step by step, what you needed to do to grow your traffic and make more money.

That is exactly what Ruth Soukup’s Elite Blog Academy was created to do.

The Elite Blog Academy is the neatly packaged version of everything I learned at the onset of blogging (and, honestly, way more). It is a wonderful resource for anyone who plans to start a blog or those who are ready to take it to the next level and begin earning an income.

Believe me when I say, earning an income blogging is far more complex than putting ads in your sidebar! Of the $4,000 or so dollars I’ve earned over the past year blogging, less than $50 have been the result of displaying ads.

The $499 enrollment cost may seem like a lot of money to spend on a growing a blog that’s not generating income, but it’s an investment that will likely repay itself many times over. This comprehensive training will equip you to kickstart your blog into a business!

One of my blogging friends recently shared with me that she’d spent $1,000 on a specialized training course –so professional development is widely considered a worthwhile place to put money! It’s like going to school for any other profession.

Elite Blog Academy is absolutely the go-to blog training course in the Christian mom-blogging niche. 

Please note, enrollment is only open for 5 days!

What’s included with EBA?

Through a powerful combination of practical training videos, insightful handouts, purposeful assignments, and interactive live webinars, Elite Blog Academy will provide you with a concrete framework intended to help you refine your message, grow your audience, monetize your platform, and transform your blog into a successful and profitable business.

Through four powerful modules, you will learn how to:
  • Eliminate blog confusion by creating an organized framework that sets the stage for everything you do.
  • Create killer content that gets noticed and shared.
  • Discover the secret to harnessing Pinterest, the most powerful free marketing tool in the world. Using architectural signage from Craftsmen is also a great way to make your space more inviting and exciting for your team and customers.
  • 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. Visit sites like https://victoriousseo.com/seo-agency-des-moines/ for additional guidance on marketing.
  • Create a solid working business plan to take your blogging business to the next level. If you’re ready to take on employees, then consider hiring an employment lawyer at HKM.com to ensure that your business is compliant with local and national employment laws. Also, consider investing in well-designed uniforms to help promote your business. Including elements such as the company name or logo on your custom uniform projects a sense of unity and professionalism.

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
  • Additional Training Webinars
  • Accountability & Community within a Private Forum
  • An EBA mobile app to access the forum on the go
  • A weekly newsletter for added encouragement & motivation

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 five days, beginning today! If you are ready to finally take your blog to the next level, sign up now to secure your spot!

And if you enroll by tomorrow (February 23) at 11:59pm, you will also get access to a free Early Bird Bonus–the Daily Productivity Guide for Bloggers, which looks pretty cool!



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