Taking the right type of blogging course can be life-changing.
But no course is worth it if you’re not ready to put in the time and effort.
Let me give you reasons why you should/should not invest in a blogging course.
6 Reasons to Take a Blogging Course
#1 Learn What Actually Works Right Now
Many blogging courses share the life’s work of the author of the course. The strategies come from actual experts that have verified their tactics in the field.
By taking a blogging course, you’ll get to learn what actually works and what doesn’t.
You’ll gain access to valuable insights that aren’t there on the free public market.
For example, did you know that you don’t need SEO to build a successful blog this year anymore?
Yup, that’s probably something you didn’t expect.
Most free resources tell you how important SEO is and how you should buy those pricey tools (to make the author money).
But that’s stuff that hasn’t worked for the past couple of years anymore!
#2 Save Time
For me, it took 8 months to learn how blogging works. I was stubborn and I did not take a course.
In hindsight, I should definitely have taken a course because it would’ve saved me at least 6 months of full-time work from me!
There’s so much misinformation, affiliate fluff, and even AI-generated content about how blogging works.
That’s why it’s really hard to learn from free resources from different SEO websites.
But those aren’t too useful if you want to learn how to actually do it from someone who has put in the effort.
#3 Save Money
Many free guides rely on affiliate deals that aren’t good for learners.
If you’re reading guides on how to do keyword research for finding blog post topics, you’ll find tutorials that promote tools that cost hundreds of bucks per month.
But the reality is that you need none of those either.
Businesses need to make money somehow. Many “free guides” promote expensive (but 100% useless) and get paid hefty amounts for doing that.
Thus, on the free resources, you’ll commonly find biased strategies and tools you should invest in.
For example, that SEO stuff I just talked about. It’s useless but it’s what makes bloggers a ton of money.
#4 Learn What Questions to Ask
Learning is not the hardest part when it comes to blogging. Asking the right types of questions is.
That’s exactly why it took 8 months for me to learn how to write blog posts and get traffic.
I didn’t even know what to ask.
And all that I asked on Google was answered by those SEO sites that are selling expensive but completely useless tools.
So even if you asked good questions, you’d still mostly read useless and outdated resources.
In blogging, everything changes so quickly. SEO strategies that worked 5 years ago are pretty much useless these days.
Most information out there is outdated.
For example, if you watch Youtube tutorials about blogging, I don’t recommend watching videos older than 1-2 years. Times have changed so much since!
#5 Invest in Change
Let’s say a blogging course costs $200.
That’s a hefty price, for sure.
But imagine what you get for that $200. You’re not just getting a product. You’re investing in potentially life-changing events.
Combine a quality course with hard work and you might become a full-time blogger that makes a boat load of money every month.
Many bloggers make over $5,000/month (after working hard for years, of course).
Nonetheless, $200 is a small investment if you’re ready to change and put in the time and effort.
#6 Join a Community
Some blogging courses even offer community and assistance after completing the course.
These types of courses are usually priced at thousands of dollars.
But if you’re the type of person that needs community and continuous support, that can be the key motivator to push through!
By joining a community you get quality assistance and help from like-minded people and key players in the blogging field.
3 Reasons Not to Take a Blogging Course
Blogging courses are pricey! They’re essentially the life’s work of the blogger who’s the author of the course.
Usually, the pricing ranges from $100 all the way up to $2,000-$5,000.
That’s a hefty price, for sure.
Especially if it’s in the thousands, you’re probably not going to make an investment like that easily.
Also, it might be that there’s simply no way for you to afford pricing like that.
#2 You’re Not Ready to Change
If you’re not ready to put in the hours and work hard and basically do what the course teaches you, then it’s not a good idea to invest.
Just learning how blogging works won’t get you far.
You need to do the hard work. For me, it has taken 6-12 months of full-time work to make blogs profitable.
That’s easily something you should expect too!
#3 Information Should Be Free?
Some of you might want to take the hard route, that is, learn blogging from free resources.
Now, don’t get me wrong here!
If you start blogging now and work 6-8 hours every day, you will eventually find a strategy that works. Probably in a year or so.
But that might easily mean that you work in vain for months and months.
If you instead worked on a 9-to-5 job that whole time, you’d make tens of thousands of dollars potentially.
When I started blogging, I was stubborn.
I was previously a software developer and I had learned most of my skills online.
I thought the same would go for blogging. Thus, I wasn’t ready to invest in a course.
The price I paid was that I worked for 8 months without earning a dollar from my blog. In other words, I missed tens of thousands of dollars.
Had I taken the right type of course, I would’ve “made it” much more quickly.
What’s the Best Blogging Course to Take?
While there are many great blogging courses online, most of them are way too technical.
They teach blogging the old way, such as building backlinks or doing SEO.
I highly recommend checking out Blogging Launchpad!
This course is beginner-friendly and does blogging in an “SEO-free”, non-technical way.
It’s a 3-hour course where I teach you absolutely everything you need to know to build a successful blog the way I’ve done it.
There’s actually a Free Training session you can participate in without having to spend money.
See you there!
Thanks for reading. Happy writing!