Blogging 101: Build A Successful Blog In 2018 And Beyond

Brad Merrill, Entrepreneur & Tech Journalist

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34 Videos (2h 9m)
    • Course Trailer/Preview

      3:42
    • Course Intro - START HERE

      5:27
    • How To Use This Course

      0:51
    • [Preparation] The Mindset Of A Successful Blogger

      4:47
    • [Preparation] Choosing A Topic And Planning A Content Strategy

      3:38
    • [Preparation] Naming And Branding Your Blog

      2:10
    • [Technology] Why You Should Use WordPress For Your Blog

      3:07
    • [Technology] Domain Names And Web Hosting

      1:15
    • [Technology] How To Install WordPress In Less Than 5 Minutes

      4:47
    • [Technology] Exploring The WordPress Dashboard

      4:33
    • [Technology] WordPress Settings

      9:45
    • [Technology] WordPress Themes

      1:41
    • [Technology] WordPress Plugins

      1:31
    • [Technology] Security And Backups

      2:19
    • [Technology] Analytics And Data

      1:00
    • Content Intro

      0:35
    • [Content] How To Write Amazing Blog Posts

      3:48
    • [Content] Where To Find Content Ideas And Inspiration

      3:57
    • [Content] 20 Types Of Content You Can Create For Your Blog

      7:53
    • [Content] How Often Should You Post?

      1:02
    • [Content] Alternative Content Formats

      2:23
    • [Content] How To Generate An Endless Stream Of Fresh Content

      3:50
    • Promotion Intro

      0:41
    • [Promotion] Basic WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

      6:11
    • [Promotion] Social Media For Bloggers

      3:47
    • [Promotion] 12 Content Promotion Strategies You Can Use To Grow Your Audience

      11:37
    • [Email List] Why You Need An Email List

      1:04
    • [Email List] Which Email Marketing Service Should You Use?

      2:39
    • [Email List] How To Get People To Opt Into Your List

      7:10
    • [Email List] 15 Effective Strategies You Can Use To Grow Your Email List

      7:15
    • [Email List] What Should You Send To Your Email Subscribers?

      3:42
    • Revenue Intro

      0:50
    • [Revenue] 5 Revenue Models You Can Use To Build A Business Around Your Blog

      8:13
    • The Next Steps

      1:25
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About This Class

Brad Merrill has been building things on the web for well over a decade. In 2010, he started a blog about technology and innovation, and in just a couple of years it grew into a large publication with staff and revenue, serving more than half a million monthly readers. His work has been featured on Techmeme and cited by a number of notable blogs and publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

In this course, Brad condenses ten years of trial and error into a simple blueprint designed to help you build a successful blog.

60 of 60 students recommendSee All

Great class ... blogging soup to nuts
Very informative, already have a ton of ideas brewing!
Christina Hicks

Author Coach & Publishing Consultant

Really detailed course. From someone that has no idea where to begin this course is very valuable.

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Brad Merrill

Entrepreneur & Tech Journalist

Brad Merrill is a serial entrepreneur, blogger, and tech journalist who has been writing and building things on the web for over a decade. His work has been read by millions of people, featured on Techmeme, and cited by a number of notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

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