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At Elite Blog Academy®, we believe that building a successful online business doesn’t have to be complicated.
Whether you want to start a blog, write bestselling books, begin a podcast or YouTube channel, become a social media influencer, or sell your products, our mission is simple-to show you, step-by-step, exactly what you need to do to grow an audience in order to make a full-time living online.
By the end of this program, you will:
But above all, Elite Blog Academy will give you the confidence to grow your business & your revenue quickly, as well as the skills and expertise to keep leveling up.
“When I first started Elite Blog Academy, I had no idea what I was doing, but I was determined. I followed every single step of the program exactly as written. It took me 9 months to complete, but exactly one year after starting EBA, I was blogging full time and made $5,000 in one month alone. Two years later, I was earning $35,000 a month, and it has only gone up from there. Having taken many expensive online classes, I’m able to tell you that EBA® is the best! Ruth lays out step-by-step exactly what you need to do so that when you’ve completed it, you understand how to make a living from your blog.”
— Rosemarie Groner, The Busy Budgeter
“I’m constantly asked what my recommendation is for my favorite overall blogging course, and that is Elite Blog Academy. I purchased Elite Blog Academy a few years ago and I truly believe that it’s the best blogging course out there.”
— Michelle Schroeder Gardner, Making Sense of Cents
Since2014, we’ve mentored more than 11,000 students around the world. In that time, our students have seen stellar results, from creating wildly successful 6 and 7-figure businesses, to securing major book deals, brand partnerships, and national media coverage.
“The BEST money I have ever spent.” -Jennifer Maker
“I found something that makes me happy to the core.” -Caroline Vencil
“Even if you are living paycheck to paycheck, it’s worth it.” -Rosemarie Groner
“The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself.” -Talat & Tai
“It’s not magic, but magical things happen when you do the work.” -Tasha Agruso
“EBA pushed me into a place of knowing where to go.” -Jasmine Watts
“What Elite Blog Academy did for me was set the foundation for success. Using the tips and tools I learned from EBA, I was able to bring thousands of people to Run The Money each month and made $10,000 between December 2017 and January 2018. That’s less than a year into starting the class. I’ve started other blogs and side hustles before, but I never followed a process to achieve success. EBA is that process — and my success speaks for itself.“
— David Domzalski, Run the Money
Since launching my first blog, Living Well Spending Less, in 2010, my business has grown into a multi-million dollar company. I’ve become the New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, launched a top-rated podcast, and even given a TED talk.
But it didn’t start out that way!
When I first started, I struggled hard trying to figure it all out. There were SO many times I felt like quitting, and I can’t even tell you how often I secretly wished for some magical fairy blog-mama to share all her secrets of success. Sadly, she never appeared, but I swore to myself that if I ever did figure out the secret to blogging, I’d be that fairy blog-mama to someone else!
And that’s exactly what Elite Blog Academy is all about.
No, it’s not a magic wand, but it IS probably the next best thing: a clearly laid out, step-by-step guide that will show you, in crystal clear detail, exactly what to do.
It’s the secret blueprint for success you’ve been waiting for.
“Since 2014, I’ve gone through the course three times. Every single time, I learn something new. Ruth’s teaching has proven correct through the years. Her wisdom isn’t based on the latest algorithm or fad but tried and true methods that withstand the test of time. Even after the first few lessons, I doubled the traffic on my blog. Since enrolling, my blog is more focused, more beautiful and more useful to my readers. Thank you, Ruth!”
— Elaine Mingus, Radical Christian Woman
JUST A STAY-AT-HOME MOM OF TWO TODDLERS
When I first started blogging, I was completely clueless. I was a stay-at-home mom of two little girls, and truth be told, I was going a little bit stir-crazy. I decided to start a blog about trying to live well on a budget, which was something I was really struggling with. The purpose of the blog at first was simply to hold myself accountable—I never dreamed that people would actually read it.
But almost right away, I discovered that there was this whole other world of blogs and bloggers and blogging, and that people were actually making money online. I knew I had found my people, and I wanted to be a part of it, and I soon set a goal to make enough money blogging that my husband could quit his job, even though it seemed completely crazy.
NOT AN EXPERT IN ANYTHING
At first it was hard and completely overwhelming to find my voice, and even to just figure out what to write about. Add to that the logistics of trying to grow an audience and somehow get paid for my time, and I was struggling. After all, I didn’t feel like I really had anything original to say. I was just a mom of two little girls. I certainly wasn’t an expert in anything, (much less saving money!).
I saw all these bloggers around me who had been doing it for so much longer. From the outside, it seemed like they knew exactly what they were doing. It felt like I was so far behind them that I’d never “catch up,” while offline none of my real-life friends understood either. Even my husband questioned what in the world I was doing. Truth be told, I think he thought I was completely nuts!
DETERMINED TO FIND MY WAY
But I knew that if other people were making money online, then it was actually possible, and that I could do it too. And so, despite the fact that I didn’t really know what I was doing, I was determined to make it work. I began learning everything I could about growing my traffic and creating a successful blog, and I started to gain a little more confidence as my efforts slowly began to pay off.
In a moment of frustration, I also swore to myself that if I could figure out how it’s done, I would try to help as many people as I could.
MAKING AN IMPACT
Ten years later, my business reaches more than a million subscribers and generates a 7-figure income. But more importantly, my message is resonating with people and it’s helping them live a better life. So now, the more I share, the more impact I’m able to have.
Every day I receive emails from readers whose lives have been impacted by words I’ve shared, and that’s pretty amazing.
NOT THE END OF THE STORY
But this story doesn’t stop with me, because I want the same for you. No matter what your message is, I will show you how to reach your tribe and effortlessly draw them in. I’ll show you how to turn that loyal following into a full-time income and I’ll show you how you can do it by focusing on a few key activities that will make all the difference. This is the exact plan I continue to follow to this day. And it is the plan I lay out in detail at Elite Blog Academy.
“I was blogging for 6 years before I started EBA, and I went through every single module and got something from all of them, even the ones where I thought I knew a lot about that specific topic. It is a great guide for anyone who wants to go from being just a blogger to having a blogging business.”
— Jasmine Watts, Miss Millennia Magazine
Over seven years and 11,000+ students, we’ve learned what really works….and what doesn’t. Our powerful, game-changing framework is designed to get you the massive results you are looking for, in less time, with far less frustration than if you tried to do it on your own.
The first phase of creating a successful, profitable blog is to refine your message-not just what you say, but how you want your readers to feel when they come to your site. Elite Blog Academy will show you exactly how to refine this message of yours, to hone and craft it and perfect it until it is part of you, and until every single person who comes across your blog can tell at a glance what you are all about. More importantly, they’ll know what they have to gain by being there.
For experienced bloggers, this will immediately allow you to forge a deeper connection with your audience, and begin cultivating a real tribe of raving fans.
The second phase in our EBA framework is to grow your audience. Finding people to actually read your blog can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be. From list-building and SEO to viral growth using social media, at Elite Blog Academy we’ll provide you with an armory of proven, detailed strategies for how to get your message heard and shared. You’ll never feel unsure of how to get more traffic again.
If you’ve already been blogging for a while, this module will especially help you hone in on the importance of (and secrets for) growing your email list.
The third phase in our EBA framework is to monetize your platform. This is where the rubber meets the road and where blogging starts to get really fun, because it is where all the hard work you have put in starts to really pay off and multiply. But believe it or not, not all income streams are created equal, and at Elite Blog Academy you’ll learn exactly where to focus your efforts in order to maximize your bottom line and skyrocket your profits.
For experienced bloggers, this module is where you will see a dramatic boost in revenue as you begin to hone in on ROI and more effective and advanced monetization techniques.
The fourth and final phase of creating a successful, profitable blog is to build your business. This is the point where you realize that you are not just a blogger, but an entrepreneur, and this is also the point at which you can really take off and begin to find massive success. Elite Blog Academy will show you how to work smarter, not harder, and how to build momentum that keeps you going long after you’ve completed your course work.
As an experienced blogger, this module will be key to your future growth and sustainable revenue, answering many of your business-related concerns.
“The moment I heard about blogging for profit through EBA, I knew it was my calling. EBA held my hand through every step of the process and made me believe that I can create a thriving business all on my own. I quit my corporate job to focus on my business and I will never look back. I wake up every morning with purpose and drive. I’m completely overjoyed that my job is all on my own volition.”
- Kylee Gano, Theme Parks for Grown Ups
When you enroll in Elite Blog Academy you will have instant access to all the tools you need to create your successful, profitable online business. You’ll get a step-by-step plan that explains each step in detail, a well as the support to help you work through your toughest challenges.
THE CORE CURRICULUM
Admission to Elite Blog Academy 4.0 includes access to our full course curriculum, including our 12 focused unit lessons split into four powerful modules—Refine Your Message, Grow Your Audience, Monetize Your Platform, and Build Your Business. Each subsequent module builds on the previous lessons, and together these four modules will give you a clear, comprehensive framework for creating a successful, profitable blog.
Each unit lesson includes a video lesson, Q&A session video, and a comprehensive unit workbook designed to clearly explain exactly what your next step should be, but more importantly, WHY. With our clearly laid-out framework, you’ll be able to focus your efforts on the most important tasks in the right order, which will catapult you to success 10x faster than trying to go it alone.
THE COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
It’s not enough to understand our framework for success in theory—you must also understand how to apply it to your own blog in order to make it work for you. After all, the only benefit to taking a course like this is actually using what you learn to create the life you want.
Our 36 purposeful assignments are designed to do just that—they show you, in crystal clear detail, how to take the lessons you are learning and put them into practice on your OWN blog, so that you are seeing measurable results all the way through the course. It’s homework that is actually FUN to do, because you will get to reap the benefits of the work you are putting in.
THE MORAL SUPPORT
Often the hardest part of blogging is feeling like you are all alone, but at EBA® you never have to feel that way! We’ve built in plenty of support and reassurance throughout the course, and our incredible team is always just an email or phone call away.
Each week you’ll also receive our EBA® newsletter, a weekly dose of encouragement and motivation. In it, we often share a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of our own blogging business, as well as lessons we’ve learned along the way. Many of our members say this weekly newsletter is their favorite part of the whole course!
You’ll also be able to participate in our weekly live Q&A sessions, which are always a fun and lively way to get the straight scoop on a variety of blogging-related questions. We try to keep each Q&A session focused on a particular topic, and we always record these sessions so you can access them later.
THE EBA® COMMUNITY
At Elite Blog Academy® you will also have the opportunity to ask questions, make connections, and get moral support in our private members Facebook Group. While getting answers to your questions is important, we also know how important it can be to get to know others in your field and in the blogging community.
This is the place where what you are learning in the course curriculum will come alive on a daily basis, as you have the opportunity to network with, get feedback from, and learn with others in your field.
In addition to the core curriculum, we’ve also provided a number of exclusive bonuses that have been curated and designed to help you maximize your results. These include everything from our Ultimate Resource Guide that will show you where to find any services, programs, or resources you may need, as well as our additional in-depth trainings on social media.
We’ve reached out to some of the smartest, most savvy bloggers and online marketers that we know, and we are thrilled to also be offering a number of special, limited-time partner bonuses, which include training videos, eBooks, and worksheets designed to help you with everything from navigating social media to maximizing your affiliate revenue, and much, much more.
Your one-time tuition fee for EBA® includes lifetime access to the course at the level you purchased, and to any future course updates, for as long as the EBA® course is available.
Many of our members have gone through the entire course more than once, and have said they get something new and different out of it each time. It is also important to note that as we add more content and value to the course, our future tuition fees will continue to rise, but you’ll always have access for the life of the course.
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
It is possible to create a successful business from a blog. Elite Blog Academy® shares exactly how it’s done, step-by-step, and we want you to purchase with confidence. In fact, we are so sure that our program works, we are willing to put it in writing and offer a money back guarantee. Anyone who completes all the course assignments and has not seen measurable results in both traffic and income growth will get their money back, no questions asked.
“I bought EBA and started my blog the same day. A year after starting EBA, I made as much money in one MONTH as I did the entire year before from my part-time desk job. My biggest win is that for the first time in my life I am making an income doing something that I love to do. I have never created something myself that I was proud of before and it feels amazing.”
— Carly Campbell, Mommy on Purpose
EBA isn’t just the world’s best blogging course, it is the world’s best community of online content creators. Our 11,000+ alumni successful bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, influencers, authors, speakers, and even brick-and-mortar business owners, all who consistently pour back into our community and support one another. When you join EBA you are not just getting an education, you’re getting a tribe. It truly is the most uplifting, encouraging, and supportive group of like-minded entrepreneurs that you will ever find.
When Jay Kruger began blogging, he had an idea of what he wanted to do. What he did not have was a plan to get there. EBA gave him the guidance that he needed and a place to connect with bloggers who understand what he is doing because they are all going through the exact same thing.
Jay has been following EBA’s framework since the very beginning of his blog. His launch month saw over 1k visitors and his traffic has only grown from there!
Like many of our students, Amanda Waterston started EBA as a total newbie, just setting up her new website, The Frugal Little House.
Still working full-time, she fought for time to work on her business but she completed her course assignments one by one, and was earning the same income from her blog as her full-time job nearly a year later!
Prior to joining EBA in 2018, Rachel Muur blogged more as a creative outlet and did not understand that she could make real money with it.
Still working full-time and being a mom of two young kids, EBA helped her turn her hobby into a profitable business the following year!
Going through EBA® helped The Debt Free Guys look at their blog as a business. David and John became crystal clear on who they were writing to, and once they did, their traffic and income followed.
Their list grew 9x and their traffic doubled! They’re now the number one personal finance blog and podcast for the LGBT community, and they’re having a blast while doing it.
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