“The Smart Blogging Skills program will definitely be marked as a pivotal moment for my blogging business! Without a doubt, I know I’ll look back at this experience as one that moved me from “playing blogger” to “profitable blogger”. It stretched me beyond my comfort zone and I’m a stronger blogger for it. Not to mention more energized and excited about my potential! Just like a good exercise program, I worked “blogging muscles” that I had become lazy at using (or didn’t quite know how to use). My Smart Blogging Skills training is an asset that I will refer to again and again.
“I just wanted to share something that I found out today. I knew things were looking up, but I didn’t know numbers.
When checking Google Analytics this evening, I found that
my unique visitors has increased 100% over the last month and page views have increased 105%. Feedburner subscriptions have increased by 72% and Google Friend Connect has increased by 71%.
I still have so many things to try out on my blog that I learned during the Internship, but the few things that I’ve put in place has really helped a lot.
I’m getting a few offers for sponsored posts, and a lot more offers for reviews and giveaways. In the past 2 months I’ve made around 200.00, enough to buy Thesis!
I can’t thank you enough for all of your help!”
“Applying for the Moms Talk Network Internship has been the best decision I have made in my new online career. I have gained experience and knowledge over the past 10 weeks that would have taken me months or years to get on my own. I have learned so much about blogging, WordPress, making contacts, using social media and getting exposed to my market. Kelly’s advice and tutelage has been invaluable and if you are thinking about starting a blog and want some guidance in the “how-to” department, I highly recommend you apply for the internship. It is a lot of work, but not as much work as running your own blog!”
- Christie Ingram
“Two months ago I was fortunate enough to join the intern program that Kelly McCausey has implemented at Moms Talk Network. The education I have received during this time is unsurpassed. Kelly took us moms under her wing and has patiently taught us totally new terms and routines that will truly help us grow our own online blogging businesses. As my internship comes to a close, I feel confident that I am as prepared as I can be for my new venture.”
- Cee Tindall
“I understand what a post should look like now! I have confidence that I didn’t have before. (I thought my writing really stunk and I almost didn’t apply because of that.) The knowledge and experience you gave was invaluable!”
- Danielle Johnson
“Before I had even started the internship, I had little to no experience with blogging. To me, my blog was a tool of venting my woes, with no real purpose! My blog was plain, really boring, and my posts were a real eye sore. I just hadn’t found my niche! After completion of the internship, I can now make an awesome looking post, with content well worth reading, and functional enough so that one day I may even earn a decent amount of income off of it (yeah, Kelly’s internship showed me how to do that too)! Thanks Kelly for all you taught me!”
- Jessica Suarez
“The blogging internship has been a great experience for me and has probably taken months off my learning curve. I’ve learned to be comfortable with WordPress, how to use social networking to promote my blog. I’ll be ready to go back to my blog with new vision and purpose from what I’ve learned.”
- Marya Mesa
“I LOVE the Blogging Internship [Now called Smart Blogging Skills]. I have blogged for years, however I hit a place of burnout. Imagine my delight when I heard about Kelly’s Blog Internship! I signed up immediately. Not only did I get that “shot” of inspiration and encouragement, but I learned more than I could begin to list.
Blog Internship not only takes you by the hand to walk you through the myriad of details that will establish and set your blog apart, but you also find a great “coach” through the essentials that will keep you going through the years with a blog that takes your business up a level.”
I had been planning to blog for three long years before I finally took the leap. When I did I decided to give my blog a kick start by joining Kelly McCausey’s Smart Blogging Skills [while she was offering a group coaching option].
Despite the fact that I’d followed Problogger (and other blogs about blogging) for three years already, Kelly gave me new nuggets of information every single week. Practical nuggets that I could put into immediate use.
I was particularly glad that the weekly lessons were actual lessons that I could listen to in my iPod. (With a new baby in the house I don’t have much time to read, but a lot of time to walk around with earbuds.)
During the weekly coaching calls Kelly answered all the questions, and she also gave feedback on individual blogs. Kelly has a tell it like it is with heart style that I like. She gives honest feedback, but you can tell that she cares and wants you succeed.
- Charlotta Baath, the Amateur Online Entrepreneur
“I had to reach deep and be SMARTER about blogging – and that’s the greatest personal benefit of my blog internship experience. My attitude about blogging has changed drastically because I have seen the impact – large and small – it has had on others. But the impact it had on me really surprised me. I am a much better writer; I’m a much better social networker; I am a much better affiliate marketer and I’m really just getting started! I had to step up to the plate and found a lot of strength and courage and resources within myself I didn’t know were there.”
- Debbie Taylor