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Once you're a member of the Lab, you'll have full access to all the training and member resources. This means you can choose any of the courses to start with, but I know this can be a little overwhelming - especially if you're just starting out.
Unless you already have an established online business which is generating revenue, I would suggest you start out with the Business Building Bootcamp and the One Page Online Business Plan. These two courses are aimed specifically at helping you flush out your idea(s) and turn it into a real business concept and then begin building it up and testing it out in baby steps.
You can also hop into the Blueprint library in order to download and print off your checklist for whatever goal you'd like to work on. If the Blueprint you want isn't yet available, just request it. The Blueprint library is new, but will be expanding quickly.
It is time to stop "winging it" with your blog. It is time to stop littering it up with banner ads in an attempt to make money. There is a much better way. And you'll be amazed at the results which are possible... even with lower amounts of traffic than you might think.
The goal behind the Lab is to create an "all in one" training community for blog owners to build real businesses behind their blogs. A place where you can find the training, the systems AND the support you need to make it happen.
The course library is growing every month, but here's an idea on some of what's inside...
There's really only one business model where your blog can literally BE the business. And that's the membership site. The Membership Site Blueprint is a complete blueprint for planning, building, growing and managing a profitable membership site on top of your blog. What should go into your membership? Will it be enough? What should you charge? How do you get people to sign up? How do you retain members? This training covers it all, along with a "behind the scenes" tour of exactly how this very site is built.
Effective marketing with your blog isn't about barraging your readers with ads. In fact, when done right, it makes "hard selling" completely unnecessary. This training walks you through how to set up the business machine behind your blog. This machine will generate revenue for you, but only be shown to people who have demonstrated interest. Combined with the Effective Lead Magnet training and the Email Followup Engine training, this trifecta really forms the basis of your business.
It is hard to make this work if you don't have traffic. Thing is, most bloggers approach traffic in a highly inefficient way. The Redwood Strategy is a name for a specific way of doing "pillar posts" which is quite effective both in traffic and your time. The EXPANDED Redwood Strategy takes it further... showing you a simple system for high-leverage blogging, getting predictable traffic, and growing your business using your blog... almost like clockwork.
Want More? After you activate your account, you will have instant access to our entire library, including 625 individual videos - and more coming every month
In my decade of experience doing online teaching, I've found that lack of time isn't usually the real problem. Instead, the issue is usually a lack of clarity on what to do, when to do it, and how.
If you have the blueprints and the step-by-step guides, then you can make headway even with a limited schedule. You'll be in a position where you're not "spinning your wheels" wondering what to do. That time that you DO have to work on your business will be spent effectively.
The result is that you can make more headway faster with your limited schedule than most others do who may have more time than you.
Having a limited schedule is part of being alive. Instead of looking at it as a problem, let's focus on efficiency. We'll make things as orderly as we can. Using the printable Blueprints, you'll know what to do and when and you can self-pace it. And when you need help to get unstuck, myself and the rest of the community will be there to help inside the Lab Community and on the Office Hours.
There's no shortage of blogging experts talking about how to write blog posts or tips about blog promotion. You're the only one we can find who's actually giving actionable blog 'business building' advice. Like, parts of blogging that actually make money. Other experts turn you into an article writing slave attached 24/7 to the computer hoping for trickles of traffic from the Google gods and praying for sales... BLOG MARKETING ACADEMY IS AWESOME!!
I'm new onboard the BMA. Have been working my way through the dashboard. What a wealth of incredibly valuable information. All I can say is "thank you, David.
Simply put, my goal for the next year is to help double the income of 1,000 bloggers. I want you to be one of them. And I cannot do that if I'm not doing everything I can to make The Lab as awesome as I can for all members.
But, I want to set your mind at ease. There's zero risk to giving The Lab a try, and that's because...
First off, you have full control of your account at all times. You can cancel any time, right inside your account. No need to contact us. We never hide the option to cancel.
Secondly, this guarantee states that you have a full 30 days to try out your full membership to The Lab. You'll have access to everything - no exceptions. If you don't love it at end of 30 days, get in touch with us and ask for a refund. We'll refund you every dime, ensure your account is cancelled, and we'll part as friends. No questions asked.
Simply put, the Blog Marketing Academy is much, MUCH larger than just the public blog posts. Like an iceberg, the part you see out in the open is but a fraction of what's beneath the surface. The Lab is where most of the activity happens.
Your basic membership to The Lab costs just $29.95 a month. This gets you access to the entire training library, plus an additional 1 or 2 new courses each month. But, it isn't about sheer quantity... because content without context is meaningless. All training created for Lab members is designed to be outcome driven and applicable. I'm not big into fluff. :-)
Also, you can utilize your downtime, because we are now in the process of compiling every single course into audio downloads which you can then import into your mobile device. Go through Lab training in the car or while otherwise occupied, then be ready to get busy when you get back to the computer.
The Video Vault is a growing library of strategy "quick hits", where I will relay a short strategy or tactic you can use that may not fit into the context of a full course.
The Blueprint Library is a new addition to the Lab and is where we keep all the printable Blueprint checklists. While the training courses give you the "how", the Blueprints will show you the "what" and the "when". Download the Blueprint for your next project in your business. Print it. And follow along within the confines of your schedule, but with the knowledge that you won't be wasting your time on fluff.
The Office Hours are there to give you a direct pipeline to me. Every 2 weeks, I'm in the Live Training area of the Lab, live on camera, answering every single question my members can throw at me. No question is off limits.
The private Lab community is running 24/7 and is truly the life blood of the Lab. It is your place to ask questions of me and anybody else in the community. You can seek feedback, get ideas and more. Plus, you'll meet new people who share the same goals as you.
Plus, the Lab community has a theme every day of the week. Mondays is a motivational day. Tuesdays is a teaching day, where I'll usually drop some new tip or strategy. Wednesdays is for acknowledging and celebrating wins from the community. Thursdays is a day to grill me and is like a little mini Office Hours, right inside the group. And Fridays is a day to renew focus and prep for the next week.
You will also have access to the Document Library, "behind the scenes" updates from me and things I'm trying out in my own business... as well as an automatic 50% discount on services which include the ability to talk to me by phone in a private consultation or to receive direct technical help to implement things on your site which are driving you nuts.
Whew! The value of The Lab is increasing all the time, and you can lock in your membership rate now for about 82 cents per day.
You can join using any major credit card, your Paypal account, or even Bitcoin via CoinBase.
Let me try to answer some of the biggies...
Yep. In fact, I'd say it is IDEAL for you if that's the case.
I've been doing this long enough (over 17 years now) and seen so much that... trust me, I WISH I had known and applied this stuff in my own business from Day 1. I'd be a hell of a lot better off if I had.
The material inside the Lab - if you honestly apply it - will shave so much unnecessary hassle and wasted time off your business growth. We're not going to mess around with cutesy little stuff often taught by other "blogging gurus". We're going to get right to the point and dive straight into the things that truly matter in starting and building a real online business.
Seriously, if you're just starting out... I can't wait to work with you.
That's up to you. Look, I have no problem in saying that I'm good at what I do and I know the training I create is effective. But, as good as I am, NONE of it matters if you don't back it up with action.
For that reason, anybody who will sit there and promise an income within a certain timeframe is lying to you and simply telling you what you want to hear. And that's not the way I roll.
My "system" cannot do the work for you and it cannot remove all thinking. What the Lab is is a massive shortcut. I'm pointing out the road and even painting the lines on the side of the road so you don't get off track... but it is still up to you to walk that road. Likewise, it is up to you how fast you travel it.
You will have access to everything immediately. No need to wait for content to be released to you. We are expanding the library all the time - and you'll even be able to see upcoming content before it is released. But, that's because it is still being created, not because it is being dripped to you.
Oh, absolutely I'll be adding more. Every month. In fact, I keep a training calendar for the Lab which runs about 12 months ahead of schedule. So, I know what I'm targeting to have completed for members for the next year!
Yes. Lab members have all kinds of options. You can ask questions and get advice, support and feedback any time within the Lab community. I'm in there every day and will answer you. Additionally, we have the bi-weekly Office Hours, as well as the Thursday "Third Degree" days where you can grill me in the Community. So you'll have ample opportunities to get direct help from me.
If you ever feel the need for a true 1-on-1 by phone or Skype, then we do have the option to hop onto the phone. Private consultations are not included with your membership, however you do have a 50% discount on it built right into your membership.
Well, I doubt that will happen. But, hey, I'm biased. ;-) Either way, you can "kick the tires" for 30 days and see how it works for you. If you decide it isn't for you, just cancel. You can also request a refund and we'll send back every dime.
Obviously, I hope to have you as a member for quite some time. The Lab is a library and community that grows with your business. But, we realize cancellations are part of business.
You can cancel your own account at any time. Simply go to your Account screen and you'll see the option to cancel. You'll have a super short exit survey so we'll know how we can improve things... the you'll be on your way.
I figure that it should always be my job to make this membership indispensable to you so you'll never cancel. I look at every cancellation as a learning experience on how to make it better, but the last thing I will ever do is make it difficult for you to leave.
No. Your access to all Lab benefits is contingent on an active member account. If you choose to cancel, you will immediately lose access to all content and you will also be removed from the Lab Community.
If there is anything at all that you're unclear about, or you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dawn will get back to you lickety-split, and if it requires direct answer from me, she'll make sure it gets in front of me. Either way, we're here to help.
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