I'm studying Blogging with John Chow at the moment, which is a brand new course that just came out this week. Initially, more out of curiosity than anything. This man is a total machine when it comes to making a killing with blogs.
If you're not familiar with John Chow (you've been hiding under a rock??) he is a highly successful Professional Blogger, a Super Affiliate, he dominates multiple sales Leaderboards - and he obviously does insanely well with his blog.
Here's a harsh confession: I don't actually like John Chow as a person. And to be fair, I don't know him that well. I made an effort to introduce myself when I ran into him at an event, but offline and online both - I find him to be a bit arrogant and abrasive. Just my personal opinion. Still, I'm studying his newly-released blueprint...
I'm actually studying it on my iPad, which you can see is open next to my laptop here on my desk. That makes it easy to flip through to the topics I'm most interested in right now, while I'm working on them, or grab my iPad and study on the go:
Personality conflicts aside, the man obviously knows what he's doing.
Setting up a blog is easy. Getting the amount of traffic, the number of subscribers, and reaching the income level that John has with his own blog... well, wouldn't we ALL like to know exactly what he's doing and how!
Why Did I Order It?
Because it's super cheap at only $37, and I know from experience that a single tip or resource will add zeros to that number in terms of ROI (return on investment).
It's a no-brainer at that price to "pick the brain" of another successful blogger.
And of course because I knew it would be crossing your screen, and I wanted to give it a proper review and let you know whether it's truly worth your time...
What Do I Think Of It?
First, I really like the way it's organized and formatted. It makes it very easy to go through each module in order, from start to finish, or to skip around to topics that interest you most - depending on where you are with your own blog, or what you're focusing on at the moment. I can also log in from anywhere (on any device) and the videos included in some of the modules play on my iPad - which is nice.
Here's a screen shot from inside my account. The modules are organized across the top of the page, but also outlined down the right side - which makes it very easy to browse through topics of interest:
Not only do you get an exclusive inside look at the success of John Chow and his blog, it's also full of creative ideas and practical advice. I jumped straight to the sections on Advertising and Linking Strategies because I was particularly interested in his strategies on those two topics.
Some of the sections are not in-depth enough for my taste, but overall it was a great investment. Like I said above, the ROI on just one resource or idea is ridiculous. And I certainly got that out of it, just on my first browse through the course!
A really cool feature is the 30 Day Action Plan. Interestingly, it doesn't let you jump ahead past week one, LOL. The next week's planner becomes available your second week. It's laid out very nicely though. It gives you a goal for the day, why you should do it, and a very detailed list of tasks to do.
This is a very nice Simple Checklist for someone just starting out, and a great module to walk through to make sure you have everything covered if you already have a blog. Definitely my favorite feature - I love checklists.
I'm constantly watching and learning from the top bloggers, across a variety of niches. And John Chow is one of those at the top...
At only $37 it's definitely worth adding to your e-library.
According to the sales page (screen shot snagged below) it won't be this price for long, so you'll want to sign up quick while it's still cheap...
p.s. I'd love to hear what YOU think of it, or what your biggest take-away was after you've had a chance to browse through the training modules...