Blogging Jumpstart

taught by Kirsten Thompson

Course description

Seven years ago, when I started blogging, there were very few resources available to help guide me through the process, explain the in's and out's, and help me grow.

Today, the internet is overloaded with blog posts, courses, and workbooks designed to tell you, "How to Start A Blog". The problem with these resources?

They tell you how. This course shows you how.

That's why I created Blogging Jumpstart, a 6-week hands-on course that will show you how to start a blog, step-by-step.

WHAT'S COVERED:

  • Setting Up Your Home Base: Domains, hosting, blog platforms, and themes; navigate the Wordpress dashboard, install plugins, and keep your site secure.
  • Creating Images for Your Blog: Shooting, editing, organizing, & storing blog images; SEO for blog images
  • Social Media: Account setup, curating content, using scheduling tools, and growing your social channels
  • Email: Account setup, adding forms to your blog, setting up RSS & newsletters, & email growth strategies
  • SEO & Measurement: Understanding SEO, formatting a blog post, keyword research, adding Google Analytics to your site, reading the GA dashboard
  • Blog Resources: FTC Guidelines & Disclosures, privacy policy, curating content & image credit, using affiliate links, & crafting an about page

ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION:

EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK GROUP

Students will be invited to join a private Facebook group exclusively for students of Blogging Jumpstart, a safe place to ask questions and get feedback throughout the duration of the course.

WEEKLY LIVE MENTORSHIP & TRAINING

Each week I'll be broadcasting live in our private Facebook group to help students work through the course content, answer any questions that arise, and offering support along the way.

Don't just start a blog. Start a blog well.

Kirsten Thompson
Kirsten Thompson
Owner, Sweet Tea, LLC

Kirsten has been blogging actively since 2010. She is a certified ConvertKit expert and email marketing professional. She teaches bloggers how to build their own brand of success through various blog & email marketing courses, valuable webinars, and through her private Facebook community for bloggers, Blog Fuel.

Kirsten lives with her husband, teenage daughter, and 3 dogs in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, where she enjoys the outdoors as much as possible, and driving off the map in her Jeep.

Connect with Kirsten:

Reviews (2)

The Best Course for Newbies

by Melissa Studley Donahoo
If you are new to blogging or have been dabbling for a bit but are stuck trying to figure it what you need to do to get your business off the ground, this is the course for you! Kirsten has a straightforward way of teaching that is reinforced with step-by-step video demonstration. She takes the overwhelming concept of starting a blog, breaks it down for you, and organizes it into actionable steps. You'll go from idea to fully functioning website in just 6 weeks. No kidding! I took this course 6 months after I purchased my hosting and I got farther in the first week of this course than I had in the preceding 6 months! I didn't even know I needed to think about things like photography and SEO. After finishing the course, I have the confidence to continue blogging. I know I've got this.... and it's because of Blogging Jumpstart, Kirsten's support, and the connections I made with other newbies during this course.

Take Blogging Jumpstart- You will be glad you did!!!

by Melissa Hatcher
I enrolled in Blogging Jumpstart because I needed help filling in the gaps of my learning about blogs. I had no idea how this course would change me as a learner and blogger. Blogging Jumpstart and Kirsten took me step by step through all the basic steps of setting up a blog and maintaining it. The Facebook group was wonderful. Kirsten patiently answered all questions and then went live each week to discuss each module and answer even more questions. Each module was themed and contained a resource page with information discussed in the weekly videos. The videos and modules were broken down into manageable chunks. I appreciated this as I work full time. The resource pages were invaluable! The result of my learning from Blogging Jumpstart was a complete start over with my blog. I had been with a host who limited my abilities. I had no idea. Kirsten was a great help and support as I took a leap of faith and became self hosted. I knew if I got stuck, Kirsten would be available to help. Trust me, she did NOT disappoint and took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered and to provide the help and support I personally needed. This is important as there are loads of people out there just to get your money- not Kirsten. She was there for me and others EVERY SINGLE TIME. One thing I really liked was Kirsten's complete and thorough explanations. She explained difficult concepts in simple and understandable ways. She was straightforward with a great sense of humor which made the learning fun. The resource lists and the ability to access the videos over and over again allowed me to slow down and implement. Kirsten is one very busy lady; however, she ALWAYS took the time out of her schedule to make sure all questions were answered. Her videos were top notch, detailed and organized. The cost of this class was a bargain- there was obviously hours of work involved with not only the video/course production but also with the Facebook group and weekly check ins. I found Blogging Jumpstart with Kirsten extremely valuable. I not only filled in the gaps of my learning, but I also learned many things I didn't realize I needed to know to be successful. In a world full of courses about blogging, it's hard to find someone to trust who will be by your side. Kirsten's passion for truly helping and supporting new bloggers is evident as she is right by your side, not only in the course, but also through the weekly checkins. her amazing website, Blog Fuel Facebook group, and her podcasts with Erin Shebish. Kirsten is a wealth of information who freely shares and helps. I would recommend Blogging Jumpstart and the Blog Fuel Facebook group to people who need support and who want to know that they are valued as a learner. I appreciate all of Kirsten's hard work, dedication, planning, and execution of Blogging Jumpstart, along with all her other learning resources. I can never thank her enough for her help, honesty, patience, and for freely sharing her trustworthy knowledge.

The Best Course for Newbies

by Melissa Studley Donahoo
If you are new to blogging or have been dabbling for a bit but are stuck trying to figure it what you need to do to get your business off the ground, this is the course for you! Kirsten has a straightforward way of teaching that is reinforced with step-by-step video demonstration. She takes the overwhelming concept of starting a blog, breaks it down for you, and organizes it into actionable steps. You'll go from idea to fully functioning website in just 6 weeks. No kidding! I took this course 6 months after I purchased my hosting and I got farther in the first week of this course than I had in the preceding 6 months! I didn't even know I needed to think about things like photography and SEO. After finishing the course, I have the confidence to continue blogging. I know I've got this.... and it's because of Blogging Jumpstart, Kirsten's support, and the connections I made with other newbies during this course.

Take Blogging Jumpstart- You will be glad you did!!!

by Melissa Hatcher
I enrolled in Blogging Jumpstart because I needed help filling in the gaps of my learning about blogs. I had no idea how this course would change me as a learner and blogger. Blogging Jumpstart and Kirsten took me step by step through all the basic steps of setting up a blog and maintaining it. The Facebook group was wonderful. Kirsten patiently answered all questions and then went live each week to discuss each module and answer even more questions. Each module was themed and contained a resource page with information discussed in the weekly videos. The videos and modules were broken down into manageable chunks. I appreciated this as I work full time. The resource pages were invaluable! The result of my learning from Blogging Jumpstart was a complete start over with my blog. I had been with a host who limited my abilities. I had no idea. Kirsten was a great help and support as I took a leap of faith and became self hosted. I knew if I got stuck, Kirsten would be available to help. Trust me, she did NOT disappoint and took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered and to provide the help and support I personally needed. This is important as there are loads of people out there just to get your money- not Kirsten. She was there for me and others EVERY SINGLE TIME. One thing I really liked was Kirsten's complete and thorough explanations. She explained difficult concepts in simple and understandable ways. She was straightforward with a great sense of humor which made the learning fun. The resource lists and the ability to access the videos over and over again allowed me to slow down and implement. Kirsten is one very busy lady; however, she ALWAYS took the time out of her schedule to make sure all questions were answered. Her videos were top notch, detailed and organized. The cost of this class was a bargain- there was obviously hours of work involved with not only the video/course production but also with the Facebook group and weekly check ins. I found Blogging Jumpstart with Kirsten extremely valuable. I not only filled in the gaps of my learning, but I also learned many things I didn't realize I needed to know to be successful. In a world full of courses about blogging, it's hard to find someone to trust who will be by your side. Kirsten's passion for truly helping and supporting new bloggers is evident as she is right by your side, not only in the course, but also through the weekly checkins. her amazing website, Blog Fuel Facebook group, and her podcasts with Erin Shebish. Kirsten is a wealth of information who freely shares and helps. I would recommend Blogging Jumpstart and the Blog Fuel Facebook group to people who need support and who want to know that they are valued as a learner. I appreciate all of Kirsten's hard work, dedication, planning, and execution of Blogging Jumpstart, along with all her other learning resources. I can never thank her enough for her help, honesty, patience, and for freely sharing her trustworthy knowledge.