For the past two months I have been lucky enough to have been a part of Sarah Morgan's Badass Babes E-Course for bloggers. I want to tell you about my experience with the Badass Babes E-Course (and the blog club!). Though I've been teaching online courses myself for quite a while, this was my first time as a student in an e-course.
I'm one of those people that is pretty sure I've got everything figured out. I would rather spend 10 hours figuring out how to do something myself before hiring someone else to do it for me. I've never hired a web-designer, though I don't know anything about web design. I'm just a figure-it-out-as-I-go-don't-need-no-help type of gal.
I had always loved XOSarah.com, I thought her blog looked great and her posts were genuinely helpful. And, unlike most other bloggers that all had the same kind of lifestyle, she stood out to me as this badass lady and I just felt like we were similar right off the bat. So when I saw that, two months ago now, Sarah was hosting a live one-hour Q+A call to answer blog questions and discuss the E-Course, I jumped on it. I really wanted to "know" this cool lady a little better and see what she's all about. But I never expected to be signing up for her course by the end of the hour.
Sarah's answers to my questions during that Q+A blew me away. She was obviously whip smart and more importantly, really damn clever. Like, "why didn't I think of that?" brilliant. By the end of the session I was SO EXCITED to have more time with her, I joined the Badass Babes immediately. I felt like this might be the ONE e-course about blogging/business that I could actually see myself liking and learning from. Now that I've completed the course, I can say that it ended up being so much more than I expected.
The Badass Babes e-course is not only super fun and challenging, but more importantly gives you tangible, real results. Being in the class, I felt really connected to the other babes, like we were a little cult helping each other and motivating each other. Each person has different strengths, so you're not only getting incredible advice and hands-on help from Sarah, but benefiting from knowing everyone in the class. The hangouts are my favorite part, and I was always pleasantly surprised at how involved and hands-on Sarah is. If you need help, she will do whatever it takes to get you where you want to be. Her individual attention alone is totally worth 10x the cost of the course! It was like having a personal mentor for 8 weeks.
In our first group Hangout, I asked Sarah to check out my blog (my other one, not this one) and give me 3 suggestions for what I could do today to make it better. She gave me 3 things to focus on and change around. When I did what she recommended, my pageviews for the month TRIPLED and my sales conversions went way up.
She helped me implement new code into my site (which I was terrified of at first) and my email list and sales exploded. Sarah was willing to learn a new platform (I use SquareSpace and she specializes in Wordpress) just to help me out. I was so impressed.
Sarah is seriously so smart and has this innate eye for design and FUNCTION. She can look at your site for 2 minutes and give you personalized advice that will increase your views, opt ins, engagement, followers or whatever it is you're looking for. I learned SO MUCH in this class, and Sarah made it so it wasn't overwhelming but just step by step, one change at a time - and my blog is 100x better now.
Blogging has become much easier for me now because of the tools, tips, and lessons, and my views continue to increase and my sales conversions are quadrupled thanks to a few suggestions from Sarah.
As I said to Sarah after our class ended, "I wish I could just shake people's shoulders in person and tell them "TAKE THIS CLASS! You can't imagine how awesomely helpful it is!!"
Sarah and the Badass Babes E-course helped me launch this website and blog. I signed up right as I was starting to work on Femtrepreneur, and having that group of babes to keep me motivated and on track, and give me feedback while I designed this website, allowed me to launch this blog in a matter of 2 weeks, instead of 2 months. The group helped me make decisions that I had been mulling over for months. In 5 minutes, something that seemed so big and overwhelming became a simple "Yes, do that for sure" or "No, do this instead". What a relief!
I love the Badass Babes E-course and the blog club, and highly recommend it to everyone who has a blog - beginner or vet. You will leave with friends, a group of badass babes to bounce ideas off of, and awesome results for your blog. I am not the type of person to take e-courses, but this one really is badass and helped me grow my blog in measurable ways.
Want to meet other cool bloggers and make your blog design amazing?
You can sign up to become a Badass Babe here. Registration is open from now until September 12th. The course is 8 weeks, with group hangouts and sessions twice a week. This is the LAST Badass Babes E-Course of 2014!