A Step-by-Step Guide to 500 Loyal Blog Subscribers and Kickstarting Your Online Income
What if I told you it is possible to add 500 subscribers to your blog without driving yourself mad?
- Even if you have been blogging for a few months or many
- Even if you have a handful of people reading your blog
- Even if you don’t have any connections with A-listers
- Even if you are not tech, SEO or social media savvy
What would you even do with those 500 people: Double your income? Triple your sales? Land more clients?
But first things first ..
Tell me if this sounds familiar
- You are a highly motivated, passionate person who wants to monetize your blog or grow your online business
- You have been blogging for a few months now and you know how hard it is to gain new readers
- There is tons of free information available but nothing seems to work
- You are sick of creating content for your blog and seeing nobody read it. You want more people to read, interact with and share your content
- You are feeling highly frustrated because your list is not growing AND you don’t know many people online
- You wonder if you can actually do it or keep chasing a dream
You are not alone, believe me!
“How do I get more subscribers for my blog?” is the number one question I get from my readers and coaching clients. All the time.
And now you can. 500 or more. Up to you.
Who am I?
Hi, I am Marya Jan
I am a Blogging Coach, Trainer and Freelance Blogger having worked with clients like Open Colleges, Monash University, Homesglen TAFE, Preston University and AMI. I have helped hundreds of people with blog reviews and solve this exact same problem. I also teach Blogging for Business short courses in the ‘real world’.
I have a 10 year background in academia, as well as marketing, so I know how to teach all these concepts so you see real results. I also hold a formal Bachelor at Law, Post Grad Education Diploma and MBA (Marketing) qualifications.
Creating all that content and not getting any subscribers to grow your income is extremely frustrating. I totally feel your pain.
However, there are simple steps you can learn and fundamentals that you can master which will help your list grow quickly.
When you have a plan for getting those subscribers, you will start feeling in control and knowing that you are on the right track.
I have grown my own list and been published on the leading blogs such as Boost Blog Traffic, Problogger, Write to Done, Men with Pens, Freelance Switch, Make a Living Writing, Firepole Marketing, Tiny Buddha and Dumb Little Man to name a few, and I am here to teach you the same.
Announcing the GET 500 SUBSCRIBERS e-course
Keeping all of that in mind, I have designed this e-course for you: GET 500 SUBSCRIBERS.
The idea for this e-course came from coaching hundreds of clients and taking them through a process that is essentially same for everyone. Each client is different and so is their business, but the road map to getting more subscribers on your list to grow your blog is the same.
This is a course a a condensed, meaty version of what I deliver to my Blogging for Business short courses over two days.
Why 500? Because it is doable. And because I feel confident in making this promise that if you absorb all the lessons, spend time filling out the worksheets, you will add 500 or more subscribers to your list. (It would be totally unethical of me to quote big numbers like 5,000 or 1,000 knowing very well how incredibly time consuming that is.)
Why 500? Because this is a list filled with highly targeted people who adore you. I am a huge advocate of tiny lists that convert (buy) than huge ones who don’t care about you. You actually don’t need huge lists to make a healthy profit.
With this course, you fix the foundation first, which means you grow quickly when your promote your content.
- Building a list of 500 loyal, super targeted readers mean they are really interested in you and your products.
- You get more customers and clients by just selling to your own list.
- You get a roadmap – a step by step to reach this goal.
- You stop questioning whether you have what it takes.
- You make your dream of owing a growing business a reality.
- You pay – you commit. It is as simple as that.
Here’s how the GET 500 SUBSCRIBERS e-course works:
- You’ll get a lesson every Tuesday. The course will run for six weeks.
- Lessons will be delivered in a written PDF format. There are no videos or audio for this version.
- You’ll get access to course dashboard where you’ll find all the lessons, handouts, worksheets, checklists, and other helpful resources.
- You get lifetime access to the course materials, so although I upload modules every week you can totally do this course at your own pace. The best thing? Every time the course is updated (more stuff is added) you get that as well, for free.
- Each lesson will end some homework for you to do so you put all that into action.
- Bonuses will be announced when the course re-opens again.
The lessons will walk you through all the steps you need to give a huge boost to your readership. Then you just have to put those steps into action.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a plan to do everything right.
GET 500 SUBSCRIBERS Outline
(This outline is for the course currently in session. More stuff will be added to this outline so consider this a work in progress. Each lesson is accompanied with worksheets, checklists, resources and other helpful actionable home work.)
Module 1 Fixing Website Leaks part 1
Lesson 1: Learn something that 99% of the bloggers don’t do from the beginning because they don’t think of their blog as a tool to grow their income. You absolutely must do this if you want to succeed.
Lesson 2: Answer 5 questions your first time visitors want to know ASAP – within seconds – or they leave for good. You will learn all the strategies and tweaks to make your blog sticky.
Lesson 3: Learn the tried and tested secret formula to create an About page that works.
Module 2 Fixing Website Leaks part 2
Lesson 1: You have read a lot about USP (Unique Selling Proposition) right? Everyone talks about it but no one teaches you how to figure this out for your own blog. Well .. I do. Fix the main reason why no one remembers you.
Lesson 2: Does your website pass the squint test? Continue to fix your website leaks – factors that contribute to visitors not signing up.
Module 3 Fixing Content and Copy
Lesson 1: Find out if you have been creating the wrong type of content all along. Learn how to create content that aligns with your income goals.
Lesson 2: Master the types of content you should be creating for maximum impact.
Lesson 3: Learn the secrets of communicating your message effectively.
Lesson 4 Get the skinny on how to engage with your audience and create genuine connections
Module 4 Knowing Your People and Attracting them
Lesson 1 Know the only two kinds of people you want on your email list.
Lesson 2: Find their places: where do they hang out?
Lesson 3: Most freebie offers fail to entice the visitors because of one big reason. Learn that and create the perfect freebie to grow your email list. Develop an incentive they can’t pass on and set it up right.
Module 5 Go Where Your People Are (A.k.a Marketing). Part 1
Lesson 1: Understand why there is no such thing as free traffic myth & guest posting plan that works like gangbusters.
Lesson 2: Craft a pitch that will land you a guest post on almost any blog.
Module 6 Go Where Your People Are (A.k.a Marketing). Part 2
Lesson 1: Learn the best kept social media marketing secrets for solopreneurs and one-person shops.
Lesson 2: List building gold: Why people unsubscribe? If you do this wrong, you might as well stop blogging.
During the entire course, you’ll get great instruction and real life examples that you can really learn from.
Who should take this course?
This course is perfect for you if:
- You are the proud owner of a new business blog and want to sell more of your products and services. (Coach, trainer, therapist, artist, designer, writer, photographer, jewellery maker, information marketer? I am talking to you)
- You’re a blogger who wants to monetize your site
- You are a motivated, driven person who is willing to work hard and take action on what you learn
This course is not for you if:
- You already have more than 1,000 subscribers – you are doing it right my friend!
- You don’t enjoy content creation
- You want someone do all the work for you
- You can’t spare a few hours per week to work on your blog
- You are looking to build a list of 10,000 people in 3 months. Seriously, whoever is selling you that stuff needs to be a bit more forthcoming
What You’ll Need:
A business blog or a blog with an idea for monetization
A working email account
A computer with working Internet access
Adobe Reader, to view the e-book lessons and handouts
Risk free Guarantee
Of course, I offer a full money back guarantee.
If after the first three lessons you don’t agree, yes you read it right, first THREE lessons (21 days), let me know right away and I’ll gladly refund your tuition without hesitation.
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Want to know what it’s like to work with me? Here’s what people are saying about my services.
Juan Villarreal (Ignite the Fat) says
“Working with Marya is a must for anyone who takes their blogging seriously. She is not only very professional, but has a great eye when it comes to improving a blog.
After our very first session, I walked away with a dozen ideas and action steps to take my blog to the next level. I look forward to working with Marya again.”
Sue Koepnick (Life Evolve Coaching) says
“Marya was able to find things going on with my site that I wasn’t aware of, and in doing so I was able o fix them quickly. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes makes all the difference!
The review addressed design/visual elements as well as effectiveness of titles, content format, and quality of content. Monetization, readership growth, and clarity of message were all addressed.
I loved that the review was a balance of what is working and what could be improved. Marya’s specific suggestions for how to make those improvements was so helpful. This is a wonderful service for new and long-time bloggers. I’d highly recommend it to others. Thank you so much.
Amanda Bilson (AmandaBilsonArt.com) says
I would just like to say a very big thank you for helping me with my blog. You not only explained your first impressions, you highlighted what was important and what I should be concentrating on. You also gave me great advice re direction and the way forward. I know it will take effort on my part too but at least I now know what to work on.
I would certainly recommend you to any artist or anyone who is struggling in getting their blog off the ground. You know your stuff!
Lynda Lipping (NYC Pilates, Fitness & Reiki) says
“I received a 4 page pdf blog critique from Marya. I acted on several of her insights right away, and saw immediate measurable results, like more signups. She also suggested that I clarify that I am giving away my bestselling pilates ebooks, not just some generic report. Again, opt-ins went up.
Most importantly, I tweaked my About page to be a bit more personal and engaging.
The most important recommendation, and one that I struggle with, in the actual content of posts. As an academic philosopher, I am not used to writing simply, or organizing into bullet and such. I am working on that now.
I recommend Marya for anyone who needs a clear and objective look at their blog as a reader friendly, profitable tool. Thanks Marya!”
Caroline Kirk (CarolineKirk.com) says
“Marya, Thank you very much for all you have done for my blog, which has lain redundant for so long until your professional touch. And for what you have done for me!!!
Your style of coaching service has been invaluable to my writing, to getting the blog started and in moving it forward in the right direction. You know your stuff!
Just as importantly, you have inspired me and given me the confidence to finally complete a long held dream. I love your site; it’s fantastic to get your emails in my inbox as a constant reminder of what I ought to be doing to continue on this roll. Thank You!”
Rohit Sharma (The Revolution Hour) says
“Marya’s kick butt review report was a not less than enlightening when we are all set to enter into the new year.
On the whole, the review was simply excellent. I am a person who loves critical analysis and this was something which I was looking forward to. Every point was specifically made crystal clear by Marya and her approach was very professional. I felt reading it over and over again, it was simply perfect.”
Deb Burns (Making it Happen Online) says
“Marya has just done an evaluation of my blog Making It Happen Online and I’m so glad she did. My blog is very, very, new. I feel like a first-time mother with a newborn baby. Marya swooped in like an experienced mother of five laying out exactly what I should be doing in a logical and easy to understand way.
I was nervous before I opened her report, scared that the list of my wrong-doings was going to be huge and insurmountable, but Marya is kind and encouraging. She gave me advice on big-picture issues: like the fact that I haven’t really made up my mind what my blog is about yet, and little tweaks like things I can add to my side-bar. But the best thing about Marya’s report is that she is encouraging. She told me I have “quality content” and when a fellow writer who I respect, says something like that all the other issues pale into insignificance and I feel motivated to get cracking and up my game.
Thanks Marya, watch this space!”
Praveen Rajaro (Daily Morning Coffee) says
“As promised Marya completed review and sent me a PDF detailing her review points regarding everything her stood for. Starting with the Blog Focus to Slidebars and Content and my blog About pages, she has listed out in a very clear and easy to understand manner how I can make my blog even better.
It always helps when a third eye looks at your work and when that eye belongs to a pro like Marya, it is even better. I have always said that I like to get criticized about my wrong-doings and the blog review has done just that, has pointed out my blog’s weak points and areas of improvements.
This has helped me so much to concentrate on such minor details and improve my blog, I would opt for a review again when I actually implement these changes in my blog. Thanks once again Marya for an outstanding review.”
Ali (Writers Blog) says
“Some part of me already knew that to make my blog stand out from the crowd, I was lacking a central theme. But it wasn’t until I read Marya Jan’s assessment when I decided to turn my attention to this most important issue. All my ‘sins’ (along with their remedies) were highlighted in a clear, professional yet very friendly manner.
Since blogging is a multidimensional endeavor, making lethal mistakes is highly likely. This yis why ou need a third party to critically evaluate your blog. Considering Marya’s knowledge, professional approach and affordable packages, I highly recommend her services. Many thanks!”
Andrea Hypno (Ipno Studio) says
“I’ve found the review clean and simple with actionable steps which I’ve already followed, most of them actually.”
“The best things about the review are your general advices at the beginning, the one by one steps on changes and how the review is logically organized so that someone has just to work on points one by one. Also the recap at the end is very useful. Thank you.”
Neville Waterman (The Waterman Group) says
“Marya’s review was very, very helpful and to the point. It was also easy to understand. I have already implemented one of the suggestions (the prominence of the link on my business website).”
Jane Sarchet (The HedgeCombers) says
“Having Marya in the background, and feeling somewhat accountable to her, has meant my productivity has escalated. My ‘to do’ list has always been full, but when working on my own, I don’t necessarily direct my energy in the most beneficial direction.
Having her look at the bare bones of my blog/business, and talk me through which avenues will have the most impact on visitor numbers and my bottom line has been invaluable.”