A Craft Blogger’s Experience With Elite Blog Academy

This blogger started out with no social media following and has been able to make money from her blog. Her blogging story made me realize making money online is doable. She shares how Elite Blog Academy helped her and also has a follow up post with the most common questions answered. I need this in my life!

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This post was originally written three months after I had enrolled in Elite Blog Academy. As a blogger who writes about personal development and nurturing your creative side, I was nervous that this course would not work for me.

I wasn’t blogging about how to make money online; I was posting craft tutorials. Still, I had this hope that it would work, so I signed up and dove into the coursework. Within three months, the course had more than paid for itself, and I was blown away.

This is my story.

The Beginning of My Blogging Journey

Last summer my husband and I were talking about creativity, blogging, and all of my craft projects. I had been writing for many years on a personal blog where I wrote here and there about the crafts I was working on as well as whatever else came to mind. There had been moments where I decided to “be serious” about my blog but I never could get into a consistent groove, and to be honest, I had no idea where to start in terms of how to make my blog more professional.

There is so much information out there about monetizing a blog, growing your traffic, and conquering all of the social media world. It honestly made my head spin.

And yet . . . I wanted to give it a try.

Could I truly bring in an income writing about something I already love? My husband and I decided to go for it and soon we were the owners of the littlegirldesigns.com domain name. I began writing articles and photographing projects, but still wasn’t sure how I was going to take my blog to that “next level”.

A Door Opens

Enter Ruth Soukup.

I’m a regular reader of Ruth Soukup’s Living Well Spending Less blog and had noticed that she wrote a book on blogging. I bought her book, How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul and was immediately thrust into the complex world of blogging. (I had thought it was only about writing and taking pictures!)

Ruth’s book was great, but when she announced that she was opening an online blogging academy, I knew that was going to be a better fit for me.

I’m one of those people that benefits from having clear assignments so I can see growth. Elite Blog Academy opened its virtual doors in September (2014) but since I had exactly zero live posts at the time and was trying to navigate my new WordPress dashboard, I decided to wait until Elite Blog Academy reopened at the end of November to give it a try.

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In the next couple of months, I worked on writing content and applying Ruth’s concepts from the book. I wish I could show you my Google Analytics from those days (unfortunately, we had a glitch with analytics and all of our data from the early days was erased—I just have what I wrote down.) The truth is, I was averaging just a few page views a day. But I was just starting out so I figured it would take some time to grow. I have to admit it was a sad day when even those page views would dip. I felt like calling my mom and asking her to check out my blog so I wouldn’t feel so bad. (You can see my actual numbers below if you’re curious.)

On a side note, when we moved to Oregon a few years ago, I was too busy with work to really get involved with social media and when my daughter was born, it all was put on the back burner. I say that because when Elite Blog Academy opened up again in November, I had no Facebook fans, no Pinterest followers, no anything. I was starting at the very bottom. (I’m sure many of you who are just starting out at least have a social media presence!)

Starting Out With Elite Blog Academy (EBA)

The big day came and I signed up for EBA in hopes that I could learn more. And wow. I have been blown away by the results. With that in mind, I love how Ruth encourages newbies to build their content and brand rather than focusing on the numbers at the beginning. She teaches through a series of videos, assignments, and printed worksheets on how to lay a foundation for a strong (and profit-making) blog.

For those who are further down the road in blogging, she offers strategies to refine your revenue streams and to make your brand stronger. Starting in February 2016, she also has a VIP group for professional bloggers who are already making an income off their blog.

My little blog has grown by leaps and bounds as I’ve been slowly but surely working my way through this material. I love that I can take these units at my own pace and go back anytime to review and take more notes. Ruth also sends out a helpful weekly newsletter to share the latest and greatest things in blog world and she has hosted several live chats where you can ask questions. Those have been so helpful and eye-opening.

I mentioned that I had no presence on social media whatsoever when I started EBA three months ago. Well, now that I’ve chatted for a while, I might as well be brave and share the honest-to-goodness stats from the last three months. Note that I started Elite Blog Academy at the very end of November. (I know these numbers aren’t AMAZING but for me, it was pretty incredible to see this kind of growth in just three months. **Note: I updated this post to reflect my latest stats in August so you could get an additional idea as to how this little blog has been growing.)

Stats 12/2014 01/2015 02/2015 03/2015 08/2015
Monthly Page Views 5,454 13,327 8,327 11,456 39,000
Pinterest Followers 50 232 439 660 4.7K
Facebook Followers 30 119 207 278 564
Twitter Followers 0 104 182 252 481
Instagram Followers 0 1 59 109 313

One of the things you can’t see from the numbers is that I am making enough money now to cover our monthly blog expenses.

(Update: Eight months after signing up for EBA, I was making the same amount I would make working outside the home part-time, which is incredible to me. Creating several products like my Creative Retreat book definitely helped with that; I followed the plan that Ruth shared in EBA to launch my first product.)

Another really big thing that numbers can never show is all of the wonderful and amazingly talented bloggers I’ve met so far on this journey. I am really blessed by all of you who have stopped by, left a comment, encouraged me, collaborated with me, and/or have been just plain awesome.

If you’d like to know some more specifics about the course, here you go!

About Elite Blog Academy 3.0 (updated February 2018)

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.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Overcome the destructive cycle of comparison by embracing what makes YOUR platform unique and therefore marketable.
  • Eliminate blog confusion by creating an organized framework that sets the stage for everything you do.
  • 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.
  • Stop spinning your wheels and instead develop new affiliate sales techniques that actually work.
  • Learn what it really takes to earn a full-time income from your blog, then develop your own product along with a successful marketing plan to sell it.

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

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.

As you can see, this is a comprehensive course. And I really appreciate that Ruth so stands by her product that she offers a 100% money-back guarantee. That really helped me when I decided to take the plunge and sign up. I figured, what did I have to lose?!

I doesn’t matter if you’re a DIY blogger or a mommy blogger—the principles you’ll learn in EBA apply to building a strong blog and business that’s sustainable.

I’m honestly confident that if you put in the hard work needed to grow your blog through the Elite Blog Academy, you’ll start seeing results too.

Hope you all have a lovely {and creative} day!

P.S. Three years later, my blog and business are STILL growing. I’m so glad I had this foundation when I first started. It really was pivotal for me. If you’re ready to get serious about your blog and business, definitely sign up for the EBA wait list. It only opens for enrollment for a few days out of the year, and being on the wait list will allow you to be the first to know when it is available.

P.P.S. Starting February 26th, Ruth will be sharing a three-part video series that I think you’ll love. Sign up for it now so you won’t miss a single training.

Check out this free training series on how to create a profitable blog!

111 thoughts on “A Craft Blogger’s Experience With Elite Blog Academy

  1. Hello – I’m thinking I’m going to sign up for EBA – but I have one question. Do you need to know a lot of website building code, etc to do the assignments and be successful with the course?

    1. Hi Jeannine,
      Great question! No, the course does not go into the technical details of setting up a site or writing code. You will be walked through how to create compelling content, how to create a social media strategy, how to grow your email list and learn how to sell to the audience you already have (even if it is a small one.) It’s more comprehensive than that, but that’s an overview. :) Hope this helps! If you have other questions re: EBA, feel free to email me at jennie (at) littlegirldesigns.com. I’d love to help you out! :)

  2. By far the best EBA review (I read the entire post beginning to end). I bought the membership yesterday and your growth in INSPIRING. I’ve got to admit, I am jealous of crafty designers like you who can imagine websites like this. Your blog is beautiful! I’m hesitant to pay a designer again because I can never quite settle in on a “feel” that I like… that truly encompasses my brand. Lol did your husband try to talk you out of the name “little girl designs?”

    1. Wow, thank you SO much for your kind comment. :) Welcome to the EBA family! :) I hear you about not quite knowing the “feel” and look you want and honestly, I think it takes a bit of time to settle into something. I’ve changed my home page a few times (ahem) since I started and am always thinking of little ideas to tweak here and there. :) So everything is a work in progress, just like life, right? :) :)

  3. Hi Jennie,
    Wow! I would love to have numbers like that. Congrats! I have been considering taking the EBA course myself, but am not sure it would work for my blog. I have a cooking blog, which is mostly recipes. From what I have read by others and from Ruth’s videos, EBA seems to focus on how you write a good article. Do you think the EBA courses are beneficial for those of us who write recipes/instructionals vs articles?

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Brianne. I think that yes, Ruth emphasizes writing strong content because that is what will draw people in to read your posts, but that goes across all genres, whether your writing about recipes, books for children, or personal coaching. Even a recipe can have an intro that intrigues the reader (I’m thinking of one of my favorite recipe blogs, Smitten Kitchen here.) And frankly, people who are searching for a specific recipe are going to find your blog if you have strong pins on Pinterest and have your basic SEO in order so Google can find you (which Ruth teaches.)

      There are 12 units in EBA and the first couple emphasize writing strong content and how to create pinnable images etc. But after that, she talks about everything from affiliate marketing to growing your email list to creating products (in a LOT of detail.) The course is definitely for someone who would like to make money from their blog/business.

      Here’s a FAQ I wrote last spring that might answer a few more questions you have. :) If you have any more questions or want to chat in more detail, feel free to send me an email here. Hope you have a great day!

  4. Lory,

    I have read many of Ruth’s blog posts on blogging and follow her. I considered the EBA but I am working on a slim (read zero) budget. I think your numbers are amazing, I know for some it just doesn’t seem like much and like you I am not consistent right now. I know I have to be and then life takes over. Truly if I ever want this to be my full time job I have to treat it like one with actual and real deadlines and quit piddling. So glad we have met and I look forward to more fun together.



    1. So glad to meet you! I think if you apply the principles in Ruth’s book, you’ll be well on your way to growing your blog. Her class is more detailed, but the book provides a great foundation. I also have some free resources on my blogging resources page. My new favorite site is byregina.com for awesome information about growing your brand & business. :)

  5. Hi Jennie,
    Any idea if the course allows for me to do it from my my Ipad and my home computer? The home computer is bigger and easier, but I’m on the go and away from the home computer too often to just rely on that. I do not see any FAQ sheet or answer to this and it’s an important distinction before signing on, (at least to decide which device to select). Otherwise, seems like a great course!


    1. Angelique, my understanding is you can access the course materials through any device that has access to the internet since they are downloads (pdfs), videos, and a forum. I just sent an email to Ruth’s team to verify this information, though, and will get back to you.

      1. Hi again, I just heard from Ruth’s assistant. If you have access to the internet as well as a pdf/media viewer (which most tablet devices have) you will able to access the course. They are also coming out with an app that will be released later this week that will make accessing the course even easier! Hope this helps! I’ll also send you an email just in case you didn’t receive this comment. :)

    1. Thanks for your comment, Angie! It’s so nice to meet a fellow classmate. :) I just visited your site and love what you’re doing. So many women don’t realize they can make a nice income without being in a traditional job. Keep up the awesome work! :)

  6. This is an excellent post. I’m seriously considering signing up for this class. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it! Have a great weekend!

  7. Great job increasing your stats! I am working through the class now at my own slow pace;0) I’m excited for it to start again and to get reinvigorated! The class has really given me focus. There is so much to learn and advice at every corner that I was overwhelmed. EBA helped me to focus rather than running in a thousand directions.

    1. I so agree about EBA giving focus–that’s exactly how it has helped me too. I’m so glad to meet a fellow student! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend! :)

  8. Hi Jennie!!

    I just found your blog through a promotional email sent to me by EBA. Thank you for sharing so honestly about where your blog is at!

    One of my main questions is, does EBA teach you how to make money aside from ads? To be honest, advertisements bug me so much that I always use AdBlock, so I don’t really want to be making money from CPM’s. What are your thoughts? Your blog is so clean and beautiful, do you plan on selling ads for income eventually?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Daisy!

      As for your questions, selling ad space and/or using different ad networks is discussed in EBA but Ruth is very honest in sharing that you have to have fairly high pageviews (at least 100,000 per month) to start seeing a decent revenue from ads.

      That being said, she also shares how you can profit through other means like affiliate sales and selling a product. For a great example of this, see justagirlandherblog.com‘s monthly income reports. Yes, she has a lot of pageviews, but the majority of her income is coming from talking about how she created her blog (she’s an affiliate with Bluehost), as well as her ebooks. The awesome thing about affiliate sales and selling your own product(s) is even a smaller blog can create a decent income. Ruth takes you through all the steps needed to hone in on your idea, create it, and market it (which I’m in the process of doing right now!).

      I do have ads on my site but I am trying to keep them to a minimum because I don’t like how cluttered they make my site feel. And frankly, I’m not at 100,000 monthly pageviews (yet! :)) so the ads just bring in a small amount of money. I have them up, though, because I think it is important if you’re going to use them to use them early so it doesn’t turn long-time readers away.

      Hope that helps! If you have more questions, feel free to email me at jennie (at) littlegirldesigns (dot) come. Thanks so much for stopping by and by the way, your blog is gorgeous! I love that you live in Pasadena. That’s where I met my husband–I lived in that area for several years. Miss that place!

      And p.s. I JUST got an email from Ruth’s team sharing that my readers can use the code JENNIE to get $50 off EBA enrollment. Be sure to clear your cookies (for your browser) first, and then click through one of the links on this post to make sure the credit works!

  9. I am starting the course now and I can’t wait to get started and dig in. I am hesitant because of the price I paid but all the reviews I read are very encouraging which excites me so much. I am ready to get busy and work hard. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

    1. So excited for you, Bethany! If you do the work, you will see results. It is just like learning any skill–it takes time but you’re going to love it! I love that Ruth is going through the course with us this time. :) You never reach a point where you’re “above” learning. Have a great weekend!

  10. I enjoyed reading this very much. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  11. I have joined the waitlist and hope I will have the money for tuition. I really need to step up my blog and get more readers. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Hope it will work for you too, Angela! There is a $75 off code for 4/14 only: FIRSTDAY
      Hope that helps! Have a great day! :)

  12. I’ve considered taking a course like that, but my numbers of followers are actually higher than yours, however my page views have never been near that high, even when I blogged 2-3x a week.

    I think content comes in to play more than we want to admit. Mommy blogs, and cooking blogs and DIY blogs that look like something straight off of Food Network or Better Homes & Gardens, really seem to dominate. Other niches, or blogs without a niche, just can’t keep up, I think.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Stephanie. I think you’re right that content is king in terms of gaining readership and having a focus in what you write is definitely key (so your readers know what to expect.) I don’t think though that a blog HAS to be in the cooking/mommy/diy genre to do really well, though. Many of my EBA classmates are in completely different niches and do really well for themselves. It really is about creating a community of like-minded people. You might blog about medieval history and have a huge following of people who love that topic. Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. Hi there! Visiting from the Creative Spark Link Party. Great stats! I am so happy for your success! I’ve read about EBA before, but because of the plethora of free info on the internet on blogging, I haven’t really considered taking the course. Did you find that it provided new information you haven’t read before, or is it mostly convenient because it combines all the knowledge out there into a class? Thank you!

    1. Hi Ashley! Great question. Because the class mirrors Ruth’s book in some ways, there are things you would know if you had read the book. She has since added several bonus handouts and videos to cover additional information that she has gained in the past year. (like having a NY Times best seller!)
      I appreciate that the information is presented in units with a specific subject matter. You watch a video, read the handout(s), and do your homework. Because of this systematic approach you begin to see results and growth fairly quickly. You have to put in the time but because the class is focused, it really works. It also is incredibly helpful to be able to ask specific questions regarding your situation to Ruth in the Q&As (and this spring/summer she’ll have weekly office hours which will be awesome.) Feel free to email me if you have any more questions! :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! :)

      1. One more thing! :) I recommend signing up for the free mini class that Ruth is offering right now. It will give you a glimpse of what to expect and even if you don’t go ahead and enroll, you’ll have some great resources! :)

  14. Congratulations! I have read so many good things about EBA and Ruth’s book, I am so happy that they worked for you. I am pinning this for future reference, when I can free up my schedule a bit I think I need to take the course! Thanks.

  15. I presume you think the course is worth it, because you praise it so highly in this post. Did you not pause at all with the fee? It seems quite steep to me.

    Your post is very helpful, and thanks for taking the chance on posting your statistics. I appreciate it. I already own Ruth’s book, so I’m curious about the course right now. I’m in the middle of re-working my blog.

    1. Amy, I absolutely gave a lot of thought about the cost which is why I didn’t sign up when the course was offered in September. I decided if I was still on a roll later on in the year with blogging, I would consider it. The course came out with a lower cost for Black Friday and so I decided to go for it. To be completely honest, her 100% money-back guarantee sold me because I figured if I put in the work and my blog stayed as it was, then I could send a nice email to Ruth and her team and say, “Sorry, this did not work for me” and receive my money back. But even though I’m in the very early stages of this blog, it really did work. Hope this helps! Take care and thanks for stopping by! :)

    1. Thanks! Ruth is offering $75 off EBA for the first day only if you’re interested! The code is FIRSTDAY and is only valid until 11:59 p.m. EST on 4/14. Hope you find the course that best suits you! :)

  16. I’m so glad I found this post at Whimsy Wednesday! I’ve heard of EBA and wanted to know more about it. While I wanted to enroll before, I REALLY want to do it now more than ever! As a fairly new blogger (less than 6 months) I also need to increase my numbers. I’m so glad you shared yours because your results are amazing! I’m not sure I’ll have the money this time around but I’m sure going to try.

    1. Oh, I hope you can make it work! :) EBA has been so incredibly helpful for me. I’m especially excited that this time around Ruth is going to have ‘office hours’ each week in the forum and we’re all going through a syllabus together. (You can, of course, work at your own pace as before but she’ll be doing video conference calls that are on each specific chapter.) Super excited! :)

      1. Oh, and p.s. I HIGHLY recommend signing up for the mini-ecourse. It started today but you’ll still be able to access today’s video. It will give you a great idea as to what EBA is all about! Have fun! :)

  17. Wow! Your numbers are amazing! I’m going to check out her book. I can’t do the course right now because I’m due with baby #2 soon. I don’t want to start something I can’t finish.

    Thank you for linking up with Share the Wealth Sunday. I hope you will stop by every Sunday!

  18. That’s awesome that your blog has grown so well. Looks like whatever you are doing that’s new is working….keep it up :-)

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  19. Thanks so much for sharing! I have been thinking about taking a course for a little while now, this might just be the push I need!

    1. I think you’ll like it! It really helped focus me on specific tasks to implement and work on. Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Since I’m currently self employed and living off of my savings I can’t spring for Elite Blog Academy this year but I entered to win a scholarship. Thanks for writing about the program. I’m never sure which blogging classes are legit so I always appreciate an honest review.

  21. Hi Jennie, thanks for sharing your experience with this course. I have read Ruth’s book, though I read it when I first started and much of it went over my head. I have been thinking about a course. I am not a craft/mom blogger, do you think the advice would be helpful for all kinds of blogs? Michele

    1. Yes, her course is for any kind of blogger. She does write from her own experience but the concepts are ones that any blogger can transform to their own niche. The bloggers who are taking the course are not all mommy or craft bloggers. I’ve noticed finance, travel, and cooking blogs to name a few in the forum.

  22. Thank you so much for sharing! It can be overwhelming to think about taking a big leap with a blog, and it’s great to find a review like this. I started blogging a little over a month ago. Trying to soak up, and learn all that I can.

    1. You’re welcome–there is so much to learn at first, isn’t there? I’ve appreciated EBA because it has helped give me a plan to work instead of just putting out fires all the time. (if that makes sense?) Good luck on your blog! :)

  23. Oh man I really wish I had the time to take this course but with my baby due to be born any day now, it’s definitely not going to happen. We’re in hard core nesting mode until her arrival! But I will check out the free guide for sure. Thank you for being willing to share your experience of growth with others so that we can try too! Good luck for continued growth!

    1. Oh my goodness, no you don’t have time to do this course, but that’s a good thing because you’re having a sweet baby! :) :) Congratulations! Enjoy these moments with your little one–blogs can always grow later on, right? :) Thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations again! :)

    1. Welcome to the blogging world! EBA is a great way to lay a firm foundation for your blog. I think you’ll love this course! :)

  24. Well, well, well, looks like this post is just for me! Just last night, I was discussing with hubby on how I need to find ways to grow a blog without getting frustrated by social media. And here you are with such a helpful post…Your numbers have definitely increased tremendously! Confession, I thought blogging was about creating and taking pretty pictures, too..LOL! You know I am signing up! Thank you so much Jennie.

    1. Yay! I think you’re going to love this course. :) And goodness, I hear you about social media. I’m slowly but surely learning how to make a plan and work it because it can be a vortex–and then, at least for me, I realize that instead of making fun stuff and sharing it with others, I’m just hunched over the computer. :/ Thanks so much for stopping by and best wishes on your blog! :)

  25. Congrats, Jennie!! That is great progress! This is my first time hearing about EBA. It sounds like a wonderful program. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  26. Wow, what an improvement! Sure many bloggers will appreciate your post, including me. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you again next week.

  27. Wow your stats are outstanding! I had heard about the elite blogging academy but I was unsure if t was worth the money. You definitely showed me otherwise. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much, Maria! I wondered too but wow, it has really helped me grow as a blogger! I recommend trying the mini-eCourse to see if you like it. Have a great day! :)

  28. I enjoyed reading this! If you could name one thing that made the most difference what would it be? (I enjoyed Ruth’s book also, but I haven’t taken her course.)

    1. Such a great question, Kristie! I honestly think that there were many things that helped me. Having a coherent look for my blog and focus in what I write about helped (especially in the very beginning). I read Ruth’s book as well but found I needed that extra push of having specific assignments and goals to reach each week/month in order to see improvement. She focuses a lot on content in the beginning and has some great tips on writing and brainstorming that really helped. For someone just starting off, it is all about having great content. Her social media strategies are great as well (once you have the great content, then it’s time to promote it! :)). So those things got me off on the right foot. She honestly covers so much and I’ve implemented so many things it is difficult to point to The Thing that brought the numbers up, though! I will be honest and say that EBA is not for everyone because it does take a lot of work–you listen to her presentation for each chapter but then you have to go do it!–, but it has also been work that is fun. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  29. Wow! Your stats are amazing. I just heard of EBA. I’m also new to blogging thanks for the knowledge about the program. Very useful for a newbie.

    1. Thanks so much, Amanda! It is a great course and definitely sets you on a good path as a newbie! :)

  30. Wow, your stats are amazing. That is a true testimony. I almost took EBA when it opened last time. Now you have me regretting it! :) I will have to look into it again. Congratulations! I am very happy to see your success. I am sure it has been well earned!

    1. Thanks so much, Erica! I hear you, I didn’t enroll the first time around because I had literally just launched my blog. Then I kind of regretted that because it really does help you create a good foundation (instead of having to go back and redo a bunch of stuff!) I rec’d an email from Ruth this morning saying that they won’t offer EBA again until 2016 so if you’re on the fence, try out the free class. :) :) (Sorry if I sound salesy but it really has helped me! :) :)) Happy Easter!

  31. Great to see you growing from the course. I have always wondered about if it would be helpful to take. I think it’s awesome to hear the successes your having from taking it too, as I know the course isn’t cheap. I know I have enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your projects. I’m going to make sure I’m following you on other platforms too so we can connect more. Have a wonderful Easter with your family and thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks so much, Theresa! EBA has definitely been a game changer for me, though, yes it is an investment. So glad to connect with you more because I really enjoy your blog! :) Have a great Easter!

  32. I’m so glad you are seeing results for your hard work. I think that’s one of the main reasons so many people quit blogging. They put their heart and soul and lots of work into it, and initial dismal numbers discourages them. Elite Blogging Academy sounds great! Going to check out the links.

    1. Thanks so much, Kristin! Yes, you’re right–it is a lot of hard work! I had no idea b/c with my old blog I just wrote when I felt like it. :) But I have to admit that being more intentional has been such a positive experience and I’m loving it! :) I think you’ll like the mini course–it gives a good idea of what you can expect. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much, Ingrid! It has been a great course. I just received an email from Ruth saying that EBA will not be offered again until next year (2016) because she wants to be able to really invest in her students. (She has live ‘office hours’ in the forum every Wednesday where she is available to answer questions which is pretty cool!) Anyway, just wanted you to know that! :) The mini course I mentioned starts April 7th and will give you a good idea as to whether EBA will be a fit for you. (Here’s the link to the mini course.) Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  33. You have really made me consider taking this course. I kind of assumed I’d never do a class because I’m not so sure I ever want to monetize, but I’d love to see my readership climb like that! I have a kind of crafty blog too – I do scrapbooking, abstract glitter and jewel art, and write about creative therapies at http://www.rainbowsandballerinas.com/ I found you at A Vision to Remember linkup party. My blog is pretty new – but I’d love to go somewhere with it.

    Could you tell me a little more about the topics covered in the course?

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Zarina! I’m going to send you an email to share with you a little more! :)

  34. Congratulations! You worked hard for those numbers and it’s impressive growth in a short time. The Elite Blogging Academy sounds like a wonderful foundation to help bloggers of all levels. Found your blog via the SITS linkup and I’m so glad I did. I’ll be back to visit!

    1. Thanks so much, Marlynn! That means so much coming from you (love your blog! :))…I love that EBA really is for anyone–newbies and seasoned blog warriors alike. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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