How to Setup a Blog, Make Money & Everything in Between: From Planning to Earning is Live!

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    From Planning to Earning is absolutely free. All content is delivered to you for free by email once you sign up to the course, so there is nothing you need to do but signup and take in the heaps of resources we have for you.

    You can learn more about what this guide offers, as well as signup by checking out our launch page.

    3 Part Guide

    From Planning to Earning has been broken down into 3 sections:

    • Learn - The best articles from around Blogussion have been compiled and organized into 8 different topics.
    • Setup - Tools, resources & services we recommend you look into to take your blog to the next level.
    • Earn - A 10 day eCourse and weekly newsletter to help you make money from your blog.

by Alex

It’s been a while, but it’s finally here! The From Planning to Earning course was launched to all current subscribers last night, and today I want to tell those of you who haven’t yet signed up what it’s all about, and why you need to signup for this course now!

In a nutshell, From Planning to Earning is a free guide to help bloggers of any status. If you don’t even have a blog yet, this guide will help you immensely. If you have been blogging for months, there will be something of high value for you in here too. Make money from your blog? I bet there’s something in here that can help you make more.

From Planning to Earning is for everybody, regardless of blogging status. It has been split up into 3 main sections to help you get the information you want to get without all of the extra fluff.

  • Learn
    The best articles from around Blogussion have been compiled and beautifully organized into 8 different sections. Some of the sections covered are SEO, blog design, writing, marketing and more. There is a lot to learn about blogging, and I think this section of the course will help you learn a lot.
  • Setup
    If you haven’t setup a blog, or are even looking to expand your current blog – this place is for you. I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half, and have seen some great products, services and tools that can really make a difference on your blog. I went back and compiled them all here for you to pick at.
  • Earn
    Once you have the required knowledge and tools to setup your blog, you will want to look into making money from it one day! The Earn section of the course is pretty massive, so let me explain it for you a little better:

The 2 Main Components of the Earn Section

Because talking about “making money blogging” is so saturated and there are probably dozens of other courses about it out there already, I tried to come up with a better solution than writing just a massive eBook about it.

It hit me, that I had a great opportunity to finally start building the email list here of the most dedicated Blogussion readers to give them access to the content I had in mind. I like to think I have some pretty entertaining thoughts about making money, so a newsletter-type program seemed fitting.

So I broke down how you will learn to make money from this course by splitting it into 2 other parts:

1. 10 Day eCourse

There is so much to be said about making money online, that for the first portion of the Earn section, I thought I would come up with an eCourse for you to learn from.

10 different articles have been written and every day, you will receive the link to one of the articles through your email. Each day, the lesson will be about a different element of making money from your blog. This is a lot of information guys, and there are some great ideas in this course that need to be read!

These articles were specially written for this course, so only those who signup to this course will receive this exclusive content.

I could have stopped the Earning section after this 10 day course, but after writing all of the articles for them, I realized that I still had so much more to say. So, I decided to also do this:

2. Weekly Newsletter

Every week, I will be sending you an email with another making money tip inside. Unlike the 10 day course, this content will only be viewable in your inbox, it has not been written on Blogussion.

Anything you read about in this newsletter will basically be those money-making tips I wanted to talk about in the eCourse, but couldn’t fit in. You will receive the same quality of content in this newsletter as you are used to seeing here on the blog, so don’t worry about me trying to send you spam. It will never happen.

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Need more Information? Need to Signup?

I can’t stress enough how important this course will be to you, so I want you to take a look at what I can offer you. I have spent about a month working on the content portion of this course to ensure everything is the best it can be, so I will promise you right now that you will not be disappointed with what you get!

You can read all about From Planning to Earning on the launch page, and signup. You may also signup below, in the post footer, or to the top right in the sidebar.

If you have ANY questions at all, or want to share your feedback about From Planning to Earning, let me know! I don’t care how you choose to contact me, I just want to hear what you think! Feel free to shoot me an email, hit me up on Twitter, or leave a comment below. Whatever you have to do, just talk to me!

Thanks guys, I really hope you make the best out of the newest From Planning to Earning!

A special thanks to dedicated Blogussion readers and friends King Sidharth and Rob Rammuny for the insight they provided during the creation of the guide.

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Julius May 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I think this is one of the most comprehensive products I’ve ever seen. Looking forward to updates regarding how people react to it
.-= Julius´s last blog ..The Challenges of People with Cognitive Disabilities Using the Internet =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 6:12 am

Thanks Julius! I have put so much work into it, I really hope people make the best of it.

Appreciate the kind words, I really do!

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Dev | Technshare May 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Wow. That’s awesome to hear bro. The guide is just awesome :) . I just checked the your “squeeze page”.. that is really awesome bro.

.-= Dev | Technshare´s last blog ..Blog and Win $1000 from DesignCrowd =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 6:13 am

The squeeze page is probably my favorite page aesthetically. Could you find good content easier with it?

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Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot May 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Congratulations Alex and Seth, you did it. I hope it does well and helps you achieve your goals. Making a product is still on my to do list. But I’ll get there:)
.-= Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot´s last blog ..The Tao of Blogging =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 6:14 am

Just me, Seth left a few months ago unfortunately! But he did have a huge role in helping me with the second version of From Planning to Earning (this new one is v3) and I still do have the eBook he wrote in use.

Products are the best thing in the world, get on it Annabel! :p Let me know if you ever do come up with something. :)

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chandan@work at home blog May 28, 2010 at 12:43 am

This look like that the book is awesome, I think the book will be very nice for beginner blogger.
.-= chandan@work at home blog´s last blog ..29 tips to promote your business website freely =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 6:15 am

Thanks Chandan, hope it helps a lot of people out too. :)

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Nabeel @ Create Your First Website May 28, 2010 at 7:07 am

Hey Alex, This is a great idea!

You are offering a quality gift and finally building a list.

And this is exactly the way to build a list, you are giving a FREE quality gift!

I must say, your “squeeze page” looks awfully good (specially the third part)!

Did you make it yourself or hire a designer?

Anyways, way to go Alex! I wish you all the success in your campaign!

P.S. There is a typo in the article:

“If you don’t even have a blog yet, this guide will help you immensely. If you have ben (should be been) blog ging for months, there will be some thing of high value for you in here too.”

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Yessir, I figured if I was going to launch a list I’d need to do something ridiculous to get it going. Hopefully I have enough. :)

I did it all myself. & thanks for pointing out the typo Nabeel, fixed!

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Peter J May 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

Hey Alex, i have signed up, should be awesome.

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Onibalusi Bamidele May 28, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hi Alex,

I never knew I am not subscribed, I thought I have subscribed to your e-course but now that you said you sent a mail to those subscribed yesterday and I didn’t receive any, I would have to re-subscribe.

Thanks a lot,

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Thanks a lot Oni, hope you enjoy the content!

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Tammi Kibler May 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

I look forward to completing this course with you. I’m always looking for ways to take my blog to the next level and of course, start earning real income from it.

BTW, I love the way your blog looks.
.-= Tammi Kibler´s last blog ..Four Mistakes Sarah Ferguson Can Teach Writers to Avoid =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I certainly hope From Planning to Earning will help you achieve that Tammi!

Glad you like the look of Blogussion, I’ve spent a lot of time on it. :)

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Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing May 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

OK ya got me. ;)

I’ll give it the thorough once over twice review; let’s see what ya got!
.-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..New Form of Human SPAM – Now via Yahoo Messenger =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

When I got the email a Dennis subscribed, I thought it might have been you. ;) Glad to see you aboard buddy.

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Ya* May 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Ta! for this great share!

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Colleen@Kennewick Real Estate May 28, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Yup, we are signed up and receiving those emails. Nice work Alex. :)
.-= Colleen@Kennewick Real Estate´s last blog ..Homes for Sale in Cottonwood Springs Kennewick Washington =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Hope you enjoy them! They’re loaded with some really good content.

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Nile@Nikon S210 May 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I want a copy of the book, but I don’t understand a complex English language.
.-= Nile@Nikon S210´s last blog ..Nikon S210 =-.

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Alex May 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm

It’s not exactly a book, but you’ll be fine either way Nile.

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Nina May 29, 2010 at 12:35 am

Hey Alex,

I’m only at Day 2 and it is already clear that you put a lot of hard work into this. Your work is amazing and you are definitely an inspiration to many people in the blogging community.

You made a very good point in Day 2′s lesson when you said that having a active community doesn’t ensure you will make money from them. As you stated, your community needs to trust and respect you. I think the best way to earn trust and respect is by interacting with your community. You do a great job replying to comments and interacting with people via Twitter which definitely helps your community trust and respect you.

Can’t wait to see the rest!


P.S. Are your parents aware of your alter ego as “Alex, the 16-year-old kid from New Jersey”???

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Nabeel @ Create Your First Website May 29, 2010 at 5:18 am

Alter ego?


I must say Alex, you are doing a FANTASTIC job for a 16 Year Old!!

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Alex May 31, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Glad it shows, and glad you’re enjoying it Nina!

I think day 2 is one of the most important lessons in the whole course, without the community you just don’t have a blog that’s going to make you money or really do anything besides sit around.

And yeah actually, they’re amazed by this all haha. :D

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Jonathan Beebe May 29, 2010 at 6:14 am

Congratulations on the new release Alex! Its sounds awesome, and I know it will be high quality coming from you. It takes a lot to explain all that to those who are new to the whole concept of blogging, so now I know where to refer those who have questions about it! Thanks for the great resource :-)

Keep up the great work Alex.
.-= Jonathan Beebe´s last blog ..What Is Your Biggest Online Challenge? =-.

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Alex May 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Thanks a lot Jon, appreciate it! I really did give this course my all so I really hope a lot of people do benefit!

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Brandon Connell | Make Money Blogging May 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Congrats Alex. I signed up just for the heck of it.
.-= Brandon Connell | Make Money Blogging´s last blog ..The SEO Book for Bloggers… Make these changes for greatness =-.

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Alex May 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

For the heck of it huh? :p Hope you learn something anyways man.
.-= <p class="cluv">Alex´s last blog ..Create Colored Widget Boxes Displaying Recent Posts, Popular Posts, and More</p> =-.

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Brandon Connell | Make Money Blogging May 31, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I am always on the lookout for new tips. I am sure I will be happy with the subscription :)
.-= Brandon Connell | Make Money Blogging´s last blog ..Sphinn wins a spot on my wrath list =-.

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King Sidharth June 2, 2010 at 12:22 am

Hey Alex!
Finally we have it!!
I am enjoying the awesome way you’ve presented it – perfect for newbies. Thanks for the mention, man.
(My laptop is broken, that explains late reply)
.-= King Sidharth´s last blog ..On Receiving Abraham or from Non-Physcical =-.

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Blogercise June 11, 2010 at 7:45 am

10 steps to get into blogging, I’ve seen that before somewhere ;) !

Sonuds like a great course.

Good luck with it :)

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Terje MK September 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm


Wow, thanks Alex for the inspiration. Have been wandering arond the wp/thesis solution for a couple of weeks to redesign a couple of websites. As a total amateur its a lot of choices, info to digest and decitions to be made. Your blog made this a lot less complicated. As a fact I just decided to start to BLOG about the process:) So I guess just another site to develop and manage!

Lookig foreward to be a part of the community. Thanks for sharing.


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facebook profile pics March 30, 2011 at 12:59 am

applying lot of things from your article.

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