Thanks for stopping by to check out my Blog Millionaire Course review. If you’re a blogger, you probably know how it feels to be frustrated by a lack of visitors, poor audience engagement, and being ignored by the big G.
Here we have the Blog Millionaire’s Blueprint for Blog Success, and the question is… can it help ease your blog frustrations and disappointments, or is it just another dry tutorial?
Please note, I am not an affiliate for the Blog Millionaire Course, and this is not a sponsored post. I am however, a member. This review is based on taking the course, as well as my personal experience with Brandon and the Blog Millionaire community. All conclusions drawn are my opinion.
The Blueprint for Blog Success
I’ll throw some ice on that opening question. This is NOT another dry tutorial.
I stumbled onto Brandon's podcast about a year and half ago, and knowing what I know now (about Brandon and the Blog Millionaire course), the value of what he teaches and how it can help you is obvious... to me.
But I get it. If you’re not familiar with Brandon, or the Blueprint for Blog Success, you may be skeptical.
There's so much garbage being sold and recycled out there, it's tough to know what's real. And unfortunately, some people are better at marketing their courses than they are at creating them.
Brandon is very good at both, but if you don't know... well, you don't know. So...
Is The Blog Millionaire Course Legit?
Yes, the Blog Millionaire Course is 100% legit.
As I mentioned above, if you’re not familiar with Brandon, his blog, or his podcast, it’s a fair question.
It should put your mind at ease that Brandon is one of the most respected bloggers in the industry. There's a reason for that, and he would never risk his reputation or career by producing and selling anything other than his best work.
And, considering his knowledge and experience on the topic of blogging… his best is among “the absolute best” you will find out there.
Which leads me to one of the most important things you need to know about the course, which is the person who created it? No review of the Blog Millionaire Course would be complete without talking about the Blog Millionaire himself.
Who Is Brandon Gaille?
Brandon’s story of overcoming significant struggle to comeback and build a successful online business, and blog that gets over a million monthly visitors, is best told in his own words at brandongaille.com.
What I'd like to talk about however, is my personal experience with Brandon, as well as my observations of his work ethic and communication with others.
Once you become a Blog Millionaire member, you gain access to an exclusive Facebook group and one-on-one help from Brandon.
As a (paid) member of some other exclusive groups and courses, one thing stands out to me about Brandon's group. In fact, it's the thing that inspired me to write this review.
If I had to use one word to describe Brandon and how he interacts with his students, it's accountability.
He has consistently been there for his students day after day, year after year. I've seen many "gurus" sell a course and build a community, only to abandon it (or at least neglect it) and move onto their next project six months or a year later.
It’s been a few years since I joined The Blog Millionaire Course and Brandon is still there, regularly updating the course and in those years, I can't remember asking a question (or seeing one from another member) that went unanswered by Brandon.
And these are not all simple questions. They are often blog specific questions where Brandon takes the time to really look at what's going on with your site (analyzing your traffic, your keywords and so on...) to provide feedback and recommendations.
Contrast that to some other groups I belong to where the course creator is nowhere to be found, and it’s clear that Brandon values commitment, respects his members, and takes his business seriously.
The Blog Millionaire Course was not created to be a simple product for Brandon to sell so he could sit back on a beach and buy a Ferrari. It's his career. He values each and every member, every podcast listener, and every blog reader. So, if there's a single reason for you to consider Brandon's course, in my opinion... it's Brandon.
A Success Story
The best course in the world won't help you if you don't take action. There's a lot to consume in Brandon's course, and implementing everything at once would be a significant challenge (at least for me).
Having said that, one of my websites went from absolutely zero to roughly 5000 visitors/month in six months.
Those are not earth shattering numbers, but for a six month old site, they are pretty good.
And, I only had time for that site every second week because I had other projects going on, so I wasn't able to implement every one of Brandon's strategies. Also, the strategies I did implement could have been executed better.
But my story is not what I want to talk about, nor is that small blog I started...
The following story from Franklin Medina (image below) is the success story you need to read.
Going from zero to 30K...
If you're new to blogging, you may be unfamiliar what are called backlinks.
Backlinks are links from other websites that link to your website and they are important when trying to rank well on search engines.
In Franklin's success story above, he states that he has done very little backlinking and that's in part because it's time consuming.
Brandon's course covers a wide array of link strategies, with methods rarely spoken about.
But Franklin's story of going from 0 - 30K with very little backlinking is a testament to the many other great strategies Brandon teaches.
Taking action on all (or most) of what's taught makes it easy to understand how Brandon has been able to build his blog to over a million visitors every month.
The Blog Millionaire Course
I started my first blog in the summer of 2015 with absolutely no idea what search engine optimization (SEO) even was. I spent a week writing a long, well-researched blog post (my very first)... nervously hit publish and then jumped over to Google to look for it.
Needless to say, I was disappointed. Maybe it takes a few hours for Google to post it I thought… as if there’s some guy at Google reading everything new and just clicking “approve”. 😀
I toyed with that blog for maybe a year with no idea why, or what to do with it. Eventually though, I figured things out. I started to pay for courses rather than sift through free (and often conflicting) information. I created a new blog, one with a purpose, and I even started making money with it.
And then I stumbled onto Brandon’s course, and realized there was entirely different level of blogger out there.
That was my first impression when I joined the Blog Millionaire.
I had been following the Blog Millionaire Podcast (as well as some other well-known bloggers), and implementing a lot of what they were teaching. But… by the second section of Brandon’s course (which is a game-changer by the way) I realized that while I was doing okay online, I had barely scratched the surface of what there is to know about both blogging and building an online business.
People were playing a game I didn’t even know existed.
And once you learn how to deep-dive into other bloggers’ websites and look under the hood, to understand what search engines are looking for (as it relates to your competitors)… it’ll quickly become apparent who's blogging at this level, and who isn’t.
You may be far ahead of where I was at the time, and your revelation may not be as profound as mine. But if you're just getting started, it'll be an eye opener. That was my experience, and how the course helped me.
What Is The Blueprint?
I should make one thing clear. The Blog Millionaire Course is NOT a make-money-online course... and it's certainly not a get-rich-quick system either (cough-cough... I'm looking at you 30-Day Success Formula).
What you learn here will certainly help you monetize your blog and earn money online (if that’s your goal), but the course itself is not a make money program.
What you’ll learn here are well-researched, tested and actionable strategies to bring new visitors to your blog with your current strategy, as well as open it up to new audiences. You will also learn how to monetize and improve conversions.
What you won't be doing (just in case you're wondering; because I know many courses do this) is use what you learn to go out and promote The Blog Millionaire. That’s not what this is.
Because Brandon works with members personally there is often a waitlist to join.
However, there is a Masterclass Webinar you can take part in that covers some of the material you'll find inside the members area, and summarizes each module…
I've listed those modules below, but of course, it's not my place to share specific details. And for the most part, everything you need to know (as far as topics) is covered in the webinar as mentioned above... which you need to check out if you haven't already.
With or without the course, there is a ton of valuable content that Brandon shares for free in his masterclass webinar.
From the start, section one is the black-belt of blogging jujitsu. The knowledge Brandon drops in this module represents 3-years of trial and error, perfecting a strategy that could change everything you think you know about blogging (or building an eCommerce site, niche site, etc.)
Depending on your goals and level of experience though, you may find that the most influential modules are different than the ones that were most influential for me... but for a general overview, here are the broad topics Brandon covers (and you will find many modules within each).
- Section One - Getting a High Value Domain Name and Optimizing Your Site Speed
- Section Two - Brandon's Secret Keyword Research Process
- Section Three - Writing and Engagement
- Section Four - How to Get High-Quality Backlinks
- Section Five - Social Media, Email Subscribers and Google Analytics
- Section Six - How to Make Money from Your Blog
- Section Seven - Social Media Growth Hacks
In addition to the above modules, Brandon offers bonuses which he reveals during his webinar, so I’m not quite certain I’m at liberty to disclose what they are.
I will say they are significant and REAL.
Many of what I call Shiny Object Marketers promote every "single-click-to-succeed" product that comes online offering cheap outdated material and software masquerading as bonuses, while falsely claiming they are worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Brandon’s bonuses are NOT that. These are personal bonuses that require Brandon's time, and they are specific to you.
Social Media Growth Hacks
What would a blogging course be without a discussion about social media? While some programs might treat social media as entirely different course, you're getting everything here with one membership.
The modules in these sections include...
- Using Social Media to Get 1000's of Shares and Followers
- The 5-Figure Facebook Group Hack
- A Pinterest Hack That Drives 200K Monthly Visitors
- How To Get A First Place Ranking on YouTube for Every Video
Mentorship, Community, and Updates
A few more things I'd like to say about the course (which I also mentioned above) is that you are not ONLY receiving those modules and bonuses... you are also becoming a member of this blogging community.
I still return to the course modules on a regular basis for reference, a refresher, or to tackle a new strategy. And, the information gets updated as things in the blogging and SEO world change.
In the community though, Brandon is there to guide you through those modules, answer your questions and give you personal feedback and advice about your blog. If you have a question specifically about your site, he will check it out and get back to you.
I should qualify the above statement though… I’m not talking about technical issues and fixes. I’m referring to best strategies, keywords you have a good chance of ranking for, whether a domain you're looking at is valuable, and so on...
Usually, I include a a pros and cons section in my reviews. But, to be honest, I can’t think of legitimate con.
I realize I’m not entirely unbiased, but if there was something seriously wrong or lacking I wouldn’t hesitate to mention it.
I can’t complain about the price, because I know the value Brandon brings. Not only in the course material and bonuses, but also as a mentor.
His commitment to helping you remains long after you join, and that kind of access to industry leading bloggers and influencers is unheard of.
I also can’t say the course neglects to teach you "this" or "that" because it teaches everything it was designed to teach. It’s not a "writing" course for example (if you equate blogging to writing).
It’s a course that helps you grow your audience, improve engagement, and monetize your blog. For that... you're covered.
If I had to come up with one thing that's not nice to say about the course, it's that I hope my competitors never discover it. 😀
As far as the pros go, well, I’ve spent the entire review sharing with you the pros as I see them.
My final thought to mention would be that the Blog Millionaire Course may not be for you if you already have millions of followers, or if you just want to blog and have little interest in getting them.
If your website is just a hobby blog that you add posts to every few weeks when the mood strikes, this may not be what you’re looking for.
I hope this Blog Millionaire Course review was helpful, and please… if you have any questions, comments, or even a mini-review of your own, please share in the comments section below.