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If you are a blogger, then for the next week you will be inundated with advertising about the Ultimate Blogger’s Toolkit.  For those who don’t know what this toolkit is, it is about 90+ books, courses, videos, and other various materials and promotions from all those bloggers out there who try to upsell you their own paid information once you sign up to their email subscription list.  The toolkit costs $97.  I’m going to dive in and give you an honest review.

An Honest Review of the Ultimate Blogger’s Toolkit


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Okay, I’m going to be upfront about three things.

First, I make a commission if you buy the Ultimate Blogger’s Toolkit using my promo link.  It won’t cost you anything at all, but I do want you to know that before I begin.  I would greatly appreciate it, if you are going to buy this toolkit, if you could buy from my link.

Second, you can also be an affiliate and make a good commission from the Ultimate Bundles.

Third, I am totally addicted to buying these books and courses.

My Biggest Blogger Course Problem

I have bought a LOT of eBooks and courses from bloggers.  Partly because I am an avid reader, partly because I am thirsty for blogging knowledge, partly because I want to see what other bloggers put out there, and partly because I just like to spend money on my blog.

So, I can tell you that without a doubt, I have seen the blogging course gamut.  This won’t win me any popularity contests, but a lot of the stuff is not very good.

Sometimes, the course or book is not good because the blogger is not a good writer.  I know the conventional advice every “expert” blogger says is that you just need to get your message out and don’t worry about the writing … but that is totally not true.  If you are a bad writer, then the first thing that you need to do is take a writing course or read the entirety of Purdue Owl.  Or, at the very least, buy a copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk & White.  It’s free if you buy the Kindle version.  No excuses.

Other times, the blogger needs to pay more attention.  I once bought a course package that came with a FaceBook invitation.  She invited me, and then when I made my first comment on a post, I got booted out with no explanation.  (I think I commented something such as “following,” which is common vernacular in FaceBook groups to keep tabs on a post.)

Still other times, the blogger doesn’t deliver.  I once purchased a tribe course (that’s where you pay to be in a tribe that is required to do things such as guest posting, cross-social-media promotion, repin all of the groups’ pins, etc.).  Three weeks later, she sends me an email AFTER I already complained to PayPal and wanted my money back that she had “some courseware bugs” that needed to be resolved.  And that she was keeping everyone’s money, but to expect something from her in the near future … conveniently outside of PayPal’s dispute resolution timeframe window.

And then there is the blogger that thinks his or her course is the golden egg of blogging courses, and charges you $397 with the promise that even experienced bloggers can get something out of the course.  Which does not end up being true, but at least you have a 60 day money back guarantee, which you will use pronto. Oh, I forgot to mention that this course also comes with an exclusive FaceBook group … with zilch interaction.

What do all of your complaints have to do with the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?

This review is an honest review, so I will be honest.

Many of those same bloggers offer courses within the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit.  It’s like the people who put together the toolkit don’t actually read any of the material.  Personally, if I was putting together a toolkit, I would only invite the peeps that I thought had something worthy to say.  Or at least thoroughly read anyone who wants to be a part of it.

But …

… many of the GOOD blogging ebooks and course are ALSO included!

I am a big fan of Ruth Soukup (of the Living Well Spending Less blog) because her blogging book How to Blog for Profit without Selling Your Soul was one of the very first blogging books that I bought, and it launched me confidently into my blog.  I find her humble style and kindness to be refreshing.  I also really like Crystal Paine (who is doing a FREE WEBINAR at 8 p.m. EST titled “3 Strategies to Start the Blog You’ve Been Dreaming Of”).

The thing is … I am NOT paying $800 something to go to a conference, at least not until I get to 100,000 monthly pageviews and can sign up for AdThrive, e.g. my blog is at least making something and my husband won’t get really mad at me spending more on my blog.

So, I’m excited to announce that she took videos of her conference, and this year’s Genius Blogger’s Toolkit has these videos.

So what does that really mean?

You are going to get a lot of reading and viewing material, some of it good and some of it bad.  But, it’s a lot.  And when I mean a lot, I mean a lot.  You are going to have enough material to sort through for an entire year, and then another Genius Blogger’s Toolkit will be out. 🙂

Free Webinars

As a final note, I wanted to tell you about a series of free blogging webinars coming up that just might match up with the challenges you’re currently facing.  I am definitely going to be joining Crystal Paine’s webinar.

Crystal Paine is presenting on “3 Strategies to Start the Blog You’ve Been Dreaming Of” so if you consider yourself a beginning blogger, you’ll definitely want to register for her webinar (Monday at 8pm ET) here: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/HowToStartABlog/a8356/

Amy Lynn Andrews likes to make blogging as easy and painless as possible. Join her for this super helpful webinar “10 Ways to Make Your Life Easier as a Blogger” (awesome, right?). This webinar (Tuesday at 7pm ET) will be applicable to you, no matter where you are in your blogging journey: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/MakeBloggingEasier/a8356/

Or maybe you’ve struggled with work-life balance (haven’t we all)? Ryan and Stephanie Langford want to share their story, struggles and solutions in their webinar: “5 Ways to Improve Your Blog/Life Balance (and What We’ve Learned from 10 Years, 5 Kids and 4 Businesses).” Register here for this one (Wednesday at 7pm ET): https://us154.isrefer.com/go/BlogLifeBalance/a8356/

If you’re ready to start making better money for the time you put into your blog, you’ll want to check out Rosemarie Groner’s webinar on “Chasing ROI: How To Maximize Your Blogging Income When You’re Tight on Time.” This webinar (Thursday at 7pm ET) will show you where to spend your time to have the greatest impact on your revenue: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/MaximizeYourIncome/a8356/

These are one-time only webinars, so don’t miss your chance to ask questions – register today!

Although I do understand that lots of bloggers offer these free webinars in order to collect your name and email (and then upsell you), you can get loads of good information from a free webinar.  Bloggers have to give you a tantalizing piecing of information in order to hook you.

But, you have nothing to lose with signing up these free webinars except giving your email and then unsubscribing if they annoy you.  I encourage you to sign up even if you do not buy the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit.

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With love,

 


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