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How to start and grow a successful blog – the ultimate toolkit

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Ever feel overwhelmed by blogging?

You’re not alone.

There have been so many times in my own blogging journey when I’ve felt daunted by what I was learning and doing. I struggled to overcome challenges like increasing my traffic and income in ways that matched my brand and values.

I’ve spent a lot of money, time, and pulled hair strands trying to figure it out.

Blogging has been the greatest thing that has happened to me (apart from travel and my family). In fact, it’s so powerful it’s given us the opportunity to travel as a family full-time.

I can earn money blogging wherever I want; it’s helped me grow personally and professionally in ways I couldn’t have even dreamed; I’ve made lifelong friends because of it; and I have a wonderful community of readers united by a love of travel and living blissful lives.

How to be a travel bloggerMy office in the Philippines last week

Blogging is one of the most amazing inventions as it gives people an opportunity to create a business around something they love and are passionate about and can help people. It’s a level playing field and anyone can do it.

But, blogging isn’t always easy, and the fast-changing nature of the blogosphere and the internet means that I, and you, can’t ever stop learning how to be a better blogger.

There’s much to learn and often times you don’t know where to find the right information to help. I’ve been doing this for long enough to know what skills are necessary for blogging and where your focus is best directed.

My blog thrives when I’m growing in my skills, connecting with others who understand the work I’m doing and pushing myself to try new things and improve my weak areas.

One of the best ways I prioritise my growth as a travel blogger is by learning from other experienced bloggers who’ve mastered a particular aspect of blogging.

I’ve said many times how much I invest into my business and improving myself.

It can get pretty pricey to buy all the new books or courses that cover the topics I’m looking for and I often spend at least a hundred dollars each month!

Which is why I am over the moon about the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit and why I am sharing it with you today as the ultimate blogging resource.

It’s a digital package crammed full of brilliant tools to help you grow your blog, work smarter and make more money. (But for way less than you’d normally spend!)

How to move from blog to business

My premium training How to move from blog to business is also included as a product within the toolkit. Don’t worry if you’ve already done this training (yay you!) you get a ton more resources (see below) + my special bonus for more value.

The training showcases the six main areas of business for you to focus your time and energy on so that you can leverage your growth and income.

I also have a bonus training I am including for a limited time, “Top 5 strategies we use to organically increase our traffic (and income)”

Here’s what others have said about my blog to business training:

Caz’s training is FULL of wisdom and great actionable steps! Her wholistic picture of what it takes to make your dreams come to life is structured and proven. Make yourself a coffee, grab an empty notebook, and six pens, and get ready to have your mind blown!  Do it! Then do it again!

The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit

How to grow and start a blog

I’ve become an avid fan and supporter of the Ultimate Bundle Toolkits and shared the Startup Bundle a few months ago.

The team at Ultimate Bundles have put together the best resources on ALL the topics that matter to bloggers like:

Mastering social media
Monetization
Creating and selling products
Time management and productivity
Nurturing an email list
and much more

Here’s what you get:

24 eBooks
33 eCourses & audio files
5 printable packs

In total, the toolkit includes over $3,500 worth of blogging tips, strategies, tutorials and amazingly practical information and ideas.

You don’t want to miss it!

But the truly amazing part? They’re selling it for a crazy 98% off of regular price!

I know, it sounds too good to be true, but I promise it’s not. Ultimate Bundles has been around a long time and creating these packages is really their thing (they’ve sold over 180,000 of them on all sorts of topics), so you can trust this is the real deal.

Even better, they’re all about making sure you LOVE this toolkit. There’s a full 30-day happiness guarantee, so there’s really no risk in trying it out.

The most important detail, though, is that this toolkit is available for seven days only. On Tuesday night, Tuesday, April 4 @ 11:59 p.m. EST, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click the button to learn more or buy the bundle.
how to start and grow a successful blog

My Bonus Mentoring Offer

how to start and grow a travel blog

You know I’m a partner of the bundle, which means I receive a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit via my link. My way of saying thanks, and to make the bundle even more valuable to you, is to offer you inclusion into my blogging Facebook group.

It’s a place for you to share, ask questions, get the help you need from me and the others in the group. Craig and myself regularly answer your questions, provide feedback and share useful tips and resources.

I’m super pumped about this toolkit and helping you achieve your blogging success through my mentoring group.

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Training I loved in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit


As mentioned with the Start Up Bundle, there is a huge amount of resources you get access to for life. It can be a bit overwhelming knowing where to start.

The Ultimate Bundle Crew have created a Genius Blogging Essentials eCourse to go with the toolkit with short video lessons to help you evaluate and prioritize so you can work through the bundle systematically and use the products that are going to make the biggest difference to your blog first.

You may only have one or two areas of your blogging that you wish to grow and improve on. That’s what I love about this bundle, it covers everything, you only have to do one or two of the courses to get your money’s worth.

That way, in the future, if you get stuck in another aspect of your blogging business, you won’t have to purchase another course, you can just tap right back into the Genius Blogging Toolkit.

Here are the courses I’ve done so far targeting the areas I most want growth in.

Sticky Blogging SEO: Climb to the Top With This 21-Day Course by Kelly Holmes ($99)

How to do SEO for blogs.

SEO is hugely important, but also confusing. I’ve done a lot of training on it before, but none has been as simple and as easy to follow as what is presented in this course. Kelly lays out a strategy for you. All you do is follow the step by step processes she gives you. Each lesson comes with it helping you to implement immediately.

She’s written it in a way that is so clear and easy to understand. I highly rate this course.

SEO is so important for us. We receive 180,000 + visitors a month and a steady stream of passive income because of it. It’s how my business has managed to keep running for me despite not being able to produce much content during the past five months.

Asana for Bloggers by Matthew Giovanisci ($25)

Asana for bloggers - how to start and grow a blog

This has to be one of my favourite courses of the past year. I don’t have strong organizational skills. To leverage your business and growth (something I talk about in my premium blogging training you get in this bundle) you need to have a system and be organized.

Asana is a free productivity tool to help you do that. I’ve never known how to use it until this course. It has changed everything for me, even my personal life.

Now instead of having ideas and resources scribbled on bits of paper everywhere, it’s categorized in Asana, assigned and ready to implement.

My to-do list is no longer overwhelming my brain, it is being done. My inbox is clean because project communication with my team is now done via Asana.

It’s a magical tool and this course will simply change your life.

InstaValuable: Grow Your Instagram Basic Course by Myquillyn Smith ($97.00)

How to grow your instagram account

I’m not a beginner user for Instagram, yet I can’t get the platform to work for us so I’m obviously missing a few things. The week before I knew what was in this pack, I purchased an Instagram course for $137. It was great and I learned some useful tips and strategy.

Although, one of their main strategies to grow your following was by following/unfollowing people in mass numbers. It’s totally not my style, so I was disappointed to find that was the only strategy they had for growing your account.

Instavaluable, on the other hand, is cheaper and has that authentic integrity of building an Instagram account with purpose and the intention to give something back.

It encouraged me to start up my own Instagram account again so I can share a different side of my life – the side that doesn’t fit into my travel Instagram account. The course helped me to get clear on what I wanted that to look like.

Pinaffiliate Masterclass by Adeline Ganley  ($97.00)

Pinterest affiliate course

Pinterest is our biggest and favourite platform, but we still don’t know everything about it. We had enormous growth which we didn’t know what to do with and so have barely tapped into its potential.

I’m only a couple of modules into this course and have already applied a few little tweaks mostly with setting up my boards and descriptions.

I like how each video has a clear actionable task, which I do straight away. We’re putting a lot of effort into affiliate marketing so I’m super keen to learn more about how I can make it work through the powerful Pinterest platform.

Strategies Worth Sharing eBook & Workbook by Brittany Ann ($30.00)

How to grow your facebook fan page

Sadly, I had purchased this eBook only a couple of weeks before I received the Genius blogging toolkit. Bummer! It’s a valuable addition to the bundle.

I was interested to see how Brittany was actually able to grow her Facebook account and continue to maintain a sense of community. Facebook has tanked for us recently and not even worth my time.

We had such a vibrant community, which has been lost with Facebook’s algorithm change and emphasis on now trying to force people to pay to be seen.

This eBook offers many good tips and a firm foundation for community building. I knew most of them, but for beginners, it’s superb training. I did pick up a few little things I can use to tweak and it was a great refresher for me to get back to what works. I’m applying some of the strategies and seeing improvements already.

There is an amazing tip here for growing your community which works really well for me – definitely worth the inclusion in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit to learn it!

17 Strategies I Used to Go from 17K to 350K+ Page views in 9 Months by Lena Gott ($25.00)

how to increase your page views

This is a killer resource with 17 strategies you can easily apply to increase your page views and grow your platform. These strategies are based on an actual case study from a blogger who implemented each one and tracked results. It’s easy to read and follow and anyone can apply the strategies.

As an experienced blogger, I can tell you these strategies work and are what we do ourselves. Start with this ebook when you purchase the toolkit, so you can get it right from the beginning . Don’t worry if you are an advanced blogger, you will still pick up a few things.

I’m extra motivated now to refine my strategies and apply a few new things. The Google+ tip was excellent and I have noticed results from this myself, without even consciously applying the strategy. I’m now making it a standard procedure for us.

how to start and grow a successful blog

So you can see with those 6 incredible courses alone you get a $373 value for only $97. You can’t lose with this investment. As a savvy blogger, it’s an ROI to LOVE.

Also included in the toolkit is over $1,200 worth of incredible (and brilliant) bonus offers from blogging companies, like Board Booster, ViralTag, The Hungry JPEG, and Convertkit. That brings the actual value of the toolkit to over $5,000

Don’t forget by clicking the buy now button below, you’ll get access to my private mentoring group. Just be sure to email me a copy of your receipt (just forward it to me when you get it) and your Facebook email address to cazcraig@ytravelblog.com so I can add you into the group!

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