You might not believe me when I say this but starting a blog has changed my life.
Not only has it changed my life, it has been the best professional decision I have ever made.
I have always been an entrepreneur or in sales but before starting a blog I was always sales oriented. After starting a blog, I realized that I could shift my focus to being value oriented and attract and serve my ideal clients or tribe rather than just anyone with a pulse. I wanted to be honest, authentic and transparent and let people self select whether they wanted to be there or not.
I believe every person with something to say or sell should have a blog.
What do people find when they google you?
Hopefully not nothing.
This class is for you if you are sold on the idea of building a blog. Maybe you have tried to follow on online tutorial and gave up. Maybe you kept getting hit with unwanted up sells and abandoned the process.
The Class Is Broken Down Into 3 Modules:
Module 1: Laying The Foundation For Your Blogging Journey
Module 2: Setting Up Your Self-Hosted Blog Through Bluehost
Module 3: Navigating Your Wordpress Dashboard
My promise to you as an attendee of this course:
- You will leave this course with the skeleton of a basic blog at yourdomain.com
- Other than the cost of this course, the only cost you will have will be to self-host your blog for just under $80/yr (which you will need to purchase during this course)
- I will help you bypass over $1,000 worth of unneeded up-sells along the process
- You will be energized and enthused to take on the world and start finding your voice through blogging
I look forward to seeing you in class.
Susan R.Build a Blog From Scratch
Simon, in a word, is energy! He consistently, and effortlessly, it seems, provides as much valuable and important blog knowledge into his class as possible.
From observing all students progress, to see no one is left behind, to offering his personal life experiences with blogs, Simon's enthusiasm made me want to have my blog set up and find out what good things will happen.
He is accessible after the class which was important to me. I want to be able to ask the questions that come up in a day or two, and beyond since he knows my setup and such. This is possible through the Facebook follow up.
Excellent class! I'm looking forward to taking his next class. Thanks so very much, Simon.
Anushree S.Build a Blog From Scratch
This is a fantastic class and Simon is a great instructor. He clarified all doubts and provided all relevant information on Blogging and also provided hands on training with the whole process of setting it up. Highly recommend this class for anyone even remotely interested in blogging😊
Christine R.Build a Blog From Scratch
This experience was absolutely fantastic, and I'm beyond grateful for all of the help and time that Simon invested so that I could get my blog going (finally!)!! :) Simon could not have been better in guiding the way with the process, or more patient or kind while doing so. Speaking as someone who has stalled many, many times while trying to get through the blog setup stage, I honestly can't imagine a better way to get things moving forward more promptly, or more easily... and it was truly even fun (lots, actually!)! :) Thank you sooooooo much, Simon!!
Jemma C.Build a Blog From Scratch
If you've been wanting to start a blog, but have been slacking on getting started then this is the class for you! Simon keeps his class size small enough to provide individualized attention as needed and makes sure that you have your blog up and going! He's very patient and knowledgeable! Great teacher. I look forward to taking other courses he has to offer!
Sarah P.Build a Blog From Scratch
Extremely hands on class. In my experience there were only 3 students so Simon did a great job of personalizing information for each one of us and made sure we really understood the content. He makes all the info very easy to understand and is there for you after the class with additional follow up. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone who is wanting to get the basic blue print of creating their own web presence.
Cornelia B.Build a Blog From Scratch
Most useful class I've taken! Teacher was clear and hands on!
Kristi B.Build a Blog From Scratch
If you have been thinking about building a blog and don't know where to start this class is a must! Simon is an excellent instructor and you will be up and running in no time! Simon even took the time to follow up which shows real dedication to helping others succeed. FIVE STARS!!
Caitlin V.Build a Blog From Scratch
This class was amazing!!!! Simon is a great teacher and really patient with those who are not good at computers. By the time I left, I had my very own website and an understanding of how to operate a blog. He is extremely knowledgable on this topic and makes learning fun. I would HIGHLY recommend this course and his other two: "Monetize Your Blog in 3 Months" and "Entrepreneur Outing: Paddleboard".
Laura B.Build a Blog From Scratch
Simon has a great, giving attitude and a wealth of information. He made the process much less intimidating than it could have been. I was having technical issues and he made sure I wasn't left behind in the process of working them out. Great class!
Kimberly H.Build a Blog From Scratch
Great opportunity to get a blog set up without all the nonsense usually involved.
John M.Build a Blog From Scratch
Simon was a great teacher and fun to work with! If anyone has tried to build a blog from scratch and is not tech savvy like myself, then this is a great class. Blog building is challenging at first, but if you can be patient and get through the hoops of the different websites, then it becomes very easy. I highly recommend this class to anyone that is trying to promote themselves or their small business!
Tracy D.Build a Blog From Scratch
What an incredible class. For anyone who has ever attempted a blog but quit due to the tedious or confusing process of going from idea to execution - this class if for you! Amazing teacher with tremendous patience and subject matter knowledge. Can't wait to take more of your classes!
Abigail A.Build a Blog From Scratch
Simon is personable and helpful. You definitely leave with a blog and he is happy to receive emailed questions after the course. He makes creating a blog seem manageable.
Katelyn W.Build a Blog From Scratch
Simon was an excellent teacher that got right to the point. i would have loved having a bit more time to get more familiar. I'd definitely go back to one of his classes on blogging. He was really patient with the tech stuff, which was also a HUFE help to me.
Jennifer R.Build a Blog From Scratch
Simon's class was great! His teaching style was fast paced but not so fast that we couldn't keep up and he was able to keep us all focused and on point while remaining witty and easy going. He was very knowledgeable, patient, helpful and even spent time going around to each of us in the class to make sure we were on the right track. He gets extra points for being super nice: my computer decided to be difficult and wouldn't allow me to get on the internet, so Simon helped me build my blog on HIS computer so that I could actually leave with a blog instead of going home empty handed : ) I highly recommend his class!
Shelly S.Build a Blog From Scratch
Good class and I definitely walked away having the initial stages of blog set up. The blog development etc. is up to you. I think you'll get the most out of the class if you come into it with a good plan for what you want your blog to represent/say.
Steph L.Build a Blog From Scratch
Great teacher! He made everything so easy to understand. Loved how hands on the class was and when small glitches occurred, we were able to fix them in real Tim.
Meah K.Build a Blog From Scratch
I had a great experience during this class. My goal was to build the foundation of my blog (having zero experience) and Simon did just that. As a group he took us step by step through the process of obtaining a domain, host, and ultimately a blog! Simon was patient and gave clear directions. I highly recommend this class and look forward to level 2!
I started my career working for my uncle in the back office of his financial planning practice. After getting licensed in the business and a short stint as a pre-ipo employee of a small start-up called GrubHub, I decided to give the business of financial planning a try from an ownership stand point. I started out working in the western suburbs with a few financial firms and got myself involved in a number of online marketing activities to promote my practice. It all started with a blog at SimonGranner.com, followed shortly by an audio and video podcast where I interviewed successful entrepreneurs around the world. If you google "Simon Granner Show" you will probably find a few archived episodes. After my interview series, I focused my online efforts on building an email list around financial stories and topics related to what I labeled "high-achieving entrepreneurs". I think I really just wanted to find my "tribe" if you will. I wanted to be myself and let my strengths overpower my weaknesses. Towards the middle of 2016 I decided to merge my solo financial planning practice with a long time friend of mine Eric Himmel, who is now my business partner. We co-lead a small but growing firm called Third Coast Group of Thrivent Financial. We have 2 offices, 4 advisers and 2 dedicated staff members at the moment. We love what we do each day. My content production efforts have really been on "stealth mode" for the last 12 months since we began forming Third Coast Group although we have plenty of plans up our sleeve to roll out in the next 3-6 months. On a personal level, I have lived downtown Chicago for the last 7 years with my wife and 17 month old baby girl and another one on the way. Thanks for reading and I hope I have the opportunity to help you launch your blog, mission, movement and see what wild entrepreneurial path it springboards for you. :)