Tip: Always, always, always double check your links! Whether on your blog/site, in an email, a forum post … whenever you link to something … always check and double check it! A special “Thanks” to Mary for letting me know about a broken link here on the blog.
Blogging for Bucks BootCamp Countdown ~ 7 … 6 … 5 …
For those of you who have been patiently waiting for my Blogging for Bucks BootCamp to start … we have an official launch date:
Monday, January 19, 2009
7 Days ‘til BootCamp!
Thanks for your patience while I put the finishing touches on this awesome class … I’ve added a bunch of new topics so it was worth the wait I promise.
Like Lincoln’s quote above keep in mind that the more you study and learn about blogging and internet marketing the more “chances” that will seem to come your way.
Are you ready to work hard and have fun in BootCamp? I know I am!
Here are some Qs & As for the BootCamp:
Q. What is BootCamp and is it too late to be included?
A. You can read about the Blogging BootCamp here: Blogging for Bucks BootCamp. I offered a free spot in this class to readers who supported my efforts in the “Blogging Idol” Competition (thank you all again for helping me earn that title! It means the world to me). If you were not aware of this opportunity … please send me an email and I’ll add you to my waiting list so I can let you know when the next class will be starting.
Q. Where will the BootCamp be held and what is the format?
A. BootCamp is an online course and you take it from the comforts of your own home (or wherever you have internet access).
Some time this week I will give all of the participants the necessary links to get registered and get set up. I will do this through the blog and through the email list I have compiled. You will be given access to a password protected file for each lesson as I release it. You will then study the videos and written materials as they are released and you should complete any “homework” prior to moving on to the next lesson. We will have a forum where you can come ask questions, make comments, visit and have fun with everyone … and of course share your successes.
Q. Do I need to do anything before class starts (i.e. get a domain, hosting, etc.)?
A. No. Actually, we will go over finding your niche and how to choose a domain name and hosting in class so it’s best if you wait. If you already have a blog you can decide as the class progresses whether or not you’re on the right track or if you’d like to start with something new.
Q. Will this class benefit me if I already have a Blog?
A. Yes. I will be teaching you how to look for ways to monetize your blog.
Q. Can I use your lessons to make money on my Blogspot Blog?
A. This is a tricky issue. As we progress through the class you will start to see the limitations to using a Blogspot/Wordpress.com blog (a free blogging community blog platform) to truly monetize and make money.
Q. Will there be any fees involved in taking the class?
A. No. There will not be any fees for the class itself. If you are just starting out you will want a domain name and hosting at the very least. I have some great coupons/discount codes for these services so I’d wait for those of course.
I will be covering all kinds of products and services throughout the class and some of those are free and some cost money. Because everyone’s needs, goals, and knowledge/ability will be different it will be a personal decision for you as to whether or not you would benefit from some of the paid tools.
I will only cover products and services that have either helped me personally or that I’ve been able to thoroughly investigate and that I’m willing to stake my reputation on as a helpful and legitimate product. I’m an affiliate for some of these products (meaning I get paid a referral fee for sending new customers) but, again, I would only suggest products that I fully believe are of great value. With that said … I will be working very hard to teach you and support your business without pay … so I’d be grateful if you’d be so kind as to use my links for the products you do find of value and wish to purchase.
I am so excited to be getting started with BootCamp! Please ask your questions below so the question and answer will be posted for everyone else to read. Are you signed up? Are you excited to get started? Do you have any questions or concerns? Can’t wait to hear from you! *SmiLes* Suzanne