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If you’re looking to make money from home, or even start a blog as a source of income this FREE money making course is a fantastic place to start.
The reason you are sat here, reading this post is because just over a year ago I took a chance and signed up for a money making course that was being launched by one of my favourite bloggers. I’d been following her on twitter for a few years and thought the chance to learn money making skills directly from the woman herself would be an amazing opportunity.
Up until December last year Emma was publishing a monthly income report and was earning upwards of £5k each month thanks to blogging and her online money making. Amazing. Can you see why I was so keen?
And the best part? The course is completely FREE.
The course is broken down into 12 lessons – remember you can do these at your own pace – there is no rush.
- Laying the groundwork
- Quick cash hits
- Setting up a business
- Mystery shopping & using your smart phone
- Get paid to…
- Staying motivated
- Can you really profit from “gambling”?
- Passive income part 1
- Passive income part 2
- Thinking outside the box
You can fully get your head round each idea before moving onto the next. Also if you don’t complete all of it or if you find something isn’t for you it doesn’t matter. As the course is free even you don’t like something it’s not as if you’ve wasted any money.
Exclusive Access Facebook Group
The course included access to an exclusive Facebook Group. The group is filled with like minded people and is a great place to learn about other income streams and how people are tackling the day to day challenges of working from home.
For me, having access to this thriving Facebook group was one of the best parts of the course. Everyone is helpful, friendly and supportive as we all have the same goals. It’s also really interesting to learn what other people are doing and how they’re doing it as well as bouncing ideas around and asking others for feedback.
Each month in the group there is a different Money Making activity with daily promts to help keep everyone motivated and keep all the chat and questions together. So far these have included Starting a Blog, Making Extra Money and next month’s is going to be on Matched Betting.
When I first joined the group, a little while after it started, there was an ‘introduce yourself’ type thread. I wrote a bit of blurb about who I was and how I wanted to started blog. Someone asked me why I hadn’t started one already and to be honest I didn’t really have an answer other than ‘I’m Scared’ and ‘I have no idea what I’m doing’.
So with a combination of Emma’s email course, other blogging posts on EmmaDrew.Info and support from the group I set up my blog.
How it changed my life
To begin with I did find blogging hard. I am not technically minded at all and it felt like even doing the tiniest little thing took me hours to figure out. But at least I was trying. While I officially started my blog in June 2016 it took a bit of a back seat during that summer. My husband an I took on a huge commitment, running someone else’s business for six weeks and we were planning our completely DIY wedding at the same time.
So in September 2016, post wedding, I started joining in with the daily blog prompts that were running in the group. These take you to files on Emma’s blog with instructions on setting up a blog and all the other things that go with it – setting up social media, how to make images etc. While I didn’t quite keep up with every post I did slowly begin to feel like I was getting somewhere. I began to feel like I knew my way around wordpress. I started joining in with linky’s, joining blogging groups, joining in with twitter chats – doing all sorts of thing I never thought I’d actually be doing.
After a while I began to get in a routine of things. When you first start blogging it can feel like it takes over your whole life – especially when you are doing it for the sole purpose of it becoming an income. It doesn’t stop. I can see why so many people end up giving up.
But I stuck with it.
Since January 2017 I’ve managed to publish at least two posts each week, sometimes more and I’ve seen my page views steadily grow month on month. Slowly but surely I’m getting there. It’s still a massive learning curve and I’m not making huge amounts of money.
I do love it though. I love writing. I studied English and then decided to become a chef. I enjoy having an outlet that’s just for me to be creative and to be able to write what I want. I feel like I’ve made friends. So many of the personal finance blogging community have been supportive and welcoming (special thanks to Kelly Eroglu at Reducedgrub.com for giving me my first ever guest post! and Emma Drew for her continued support)
Last week I found out that my blog has been short-listed for a UK Money Blogger Award in the ‘Best New Blog’ category. I honestly couldn’t be more pleased or more excited. It really feels like all my hard work is paying off.
To go from setting up my blog in June 2016 to being shortlisted for an award in July 2017 to me feels like an incredible achievement.
All because I took that small step of signing up to Emma’s Free money making course.
If you need any more reasons to sign up here are a couple of testimonials from people in the group who have taken the course
‘I stumbled upon Emma’s free money making course whilst setting up my own blog. June’s daily ‘setting up your own blog’ course got me to perfect and finally launch my blog www.themoneywhisperer.co.uk – thanks Emma’ Emma
‘Emma’s free money making course has taught me so much about blogging and given me lots of ideas for making extra money. It has motivated me to kick start my blog www.thriftymum.co.uk. I’m so glad I found it, I have come a long way since starting’ Alison
‘Emma’s blog actually gave me the motivation to start my second blog! Her advice on launching on was fantastic-in the past I’ve just announced a site and got on with it but this time I felt really confident in getting things right from the beginning! www.thebloglancer.co.uk (launches this week but site up already to link to )’ Jenna
Where to find the course
The course is run by Emma Drew and you can sign up for it here. It is made up of 12 Lessons which are emailed to you over 6 weeks. This means you can do them at your own pace and refer back to them as often as you need to.