No matter what stage you’re in when it comes to blogging, there’s always something to learn. Every year The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit comes out with a brand new bundle. I am here to give you the lowdown and my honest review.
I have been blogging for over 6 years now. I’ve morphed from a casual blogger that wrote about breaking my ankle and looking like a man, to talking about how to grow your blog and travel the world. It’s safe to say this blog has changed a lot, but one thing that I always echo back to are the courses I’ve taken. My transition to a full time blogger was due to working my butt off and getting on the right track, and courses helped with that.
It’s true, some of the courses I’ve taken have been kind of “duh” but sometimes we just need some reinforcement. Other courses and eBooks have quite honestly changed my life and helped me make money.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I don’t do reviews very often. I only share things I use myself, most often that I have purchased. I find that when I share about these things you know it’s the real deal. You know you can count on me because I’m not just trying to share a product with you for the sake of making some money. Something that I purchase each and every year is the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit.
Why? because the online world is constantly changing and there is ALWAYS something to learn.
In 2016, the people at Ultimate Bundles (creators of The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit) approached me to be part of the toolkit. Now, it’s not only an invaluable resource, but something I genuinely look forward to coming out each and every year. In order to continue to grow my blog and make money I know I need to understand what works online.
This toolkit is a no brainer. It’s all of the best blogging tools all for 98% off. 77 products worth $5,867.88: 41 eCourses, 15 eBooks, 9 printable packs & workbooks, 5 templates, 5 stock photo packs, and 2 membership sites, to be exact. (Oh, and 10 digital bonuses.) There are some pretty amazing things in the bundle this year, including some of my favorites:
- Irresistible Email: The Art of Attracting, Captivating, and Nurturing Your Tribe of Raving Fans by Ruth Soukup ($297.00)
- Grow Your Email List Using Pinterest by Kate Ahl ($37.00)
- Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers: Everything You’re Missing by Carly Campbell ($79.00)
- Holiday Blogger Bootcamp: Maximize Your Earnings for Every Holiday & All Year by Caroline Vencil ($47.00)
- Top 13 Things to Sell in Shopify That Make the Most Money by Sarah Titus ($47.00)
- eBook by Number by Suzi Whitford ($97.00)
You might have seen that this toolkit went on sale a few days ago, but I didn’t want to tell you about it until I could go through it myself and make sure it was valuable.
Today, I wanted to give you my two cents on the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit. I promise to give you the highs and lows of the Toolkit, so you can decide if it makes sense for YOUR blog.
What do you get with The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?
There are over 40 eCourses. Plus, an additional 30+ eBooks, downloads, and free trials of things like Teachable (to sell online courses), Stencil (to create graphics), BoardBooster (a Pinterest tool that I have been using for YEARS to grow my Pinterest).
Here are some of the best products, in my opinion:
- Plan Your Perfect Website: Expert Advice for Online Success by Carrie Green ($67.00) An online self-study course that takes the guesswork out of creating or redesigning an effective website that engages and converts visitors.
- GDPR Compliant Blog – Surviving the GDPR: Everything You Need to Know and Do to Make Your Blog GDPR Compliant Before & After May 25th 2018 by Lucrezia Lapichino ($67.00)
A step-by-step guide for bloggers to make your blog fully GDPR compliant in 48 hours or less without much effort or investment.
- YouTube Made Simple Quickstart: Growing Your Blog and Business by Tasha & Joseph Cochran ($97.00)
YouTube Made Simple Foundations gives you simple, step-by-step instructions on how to start growing an audience of raving fans on YouTube using just your cellphone.
- The Editing Bundle: Learn Photoshop & Lightroom by Stacie Vaughan & Randa Derkson ($138.00)
Learn how to edit your photos in Photoshop & Lightroom to get more eyes on your blog!
- A Micro Influencer Handbook by Chelsea Clarke ($250.00)
This is your micro-influencer marketing blueprint: how to cultivate a big impact & earn a living as an influencer with a small social following.
- Email Growth & Marketing Bootcamp by Jennifer Roskamp ($247.00)
Email Growth & Marketing Bootcamp will teach you how to build a list of your raving fans, what nurturing your list really looks like, and how to grow your income like never before.
- Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers: Everything You’re Missing by Carly Campbell ($79.00)
This affiliate marketing course focuses on creating conversions – in blog post AND in email. It’s one thing to put a bunch of links out there, and a whole ‘nother thing to make money from ’em.
- Blogger to Author: Turn Your Content into a Book by Beth Brombosz ($5.99)
Blogger to Author: Turn Your Content into a Book teaches bloggers and other content creators how to turn their content into a self-published book, walking them through planning, writing, promoting, and publishing their books.
- Business Brilliance Bootcamp: 30 Days To Simplify & Streamline Your Business by Haylee Galloway ($197.00)
Learn how to simplify your business and then amplify your efforts and profits and get your time, money and sanity back in just 30 days!
- Proven Workflow Hacks for Busy Entrepreneurs: Get More Done in Less Time by Brianna Berner ($97.00)
Learn the proven workflow hacks that set the most successful entrepreneurs apart from the rest.
Oh yeah, you get all of this:
Here’s the deal. There are A LOT of programs and courses to access. They are broken down into a few categories which are:
Design & Branding
Photography & Images
Time Management & Productivity
In each are different downloads pertaining to each category. I will tell you, some of these courses are super valuable. Others I felt were okay. But because of the amount of courses inside, I feel like you get WAY more than the money you’ll pay. Which leads me to my next point.
Is The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit worth it?
The bottom line here? Yes. Over $5,000 worth of blogging goodies for $97 is pretty unreal. I’ve never seen so many different components together in one. Now, will you find absolutely everything you need to grow your blog here? No. I don’t think there will EVER be such a thing because the online world changes too much. But man, it is a start!
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and felt like there is just SO much to learn, you aren’t alone. All of us are trying to get better and improve our blogs and social media, myself included.
Are there any drawbacks?
Of course. Some of the material won’t apply to you. Some of the content isn’t that helpful. Depending on what stage blogger you are, it won’t help you succeed that much. To me, there were a few courses/ebooks/resources included that I checked out that I felt were just… meh. Some of the products are just not well put together.
With that said, there are so many valuable resources (some of them I listed above) it far outweighs the drawbacks. Also, this year there is an added bonus. You can still buy the course for $97, or you can purchase it for $147 and that will include cheatsheets.
With the cheat sheets, you can do a quick review of a resource to see if it’s advanced enough for you, or if you’re not quite ready for it.
If you want to become a Pinterest Ninja, for example, you could review all 11 resources by using the cheatsheet, spending less time reading and more time actually using the strategies to increase your blog traffic and make money -all from Pinterest.
You can take a deeper dive into any of the resources that catch your attention. And with the cheat sheets, you’ll know exactly which resources you want to go a mile deep in.
Also, there is a time limit. This is only available for a limited time and expires in:
But, because there is just so much value, I feel like it’s worth it.
I purchased this last year… what’s the difference?
In short: everything. Each year you get a brand new set of resources. Absolutely nothing is repeated.
Are there any bonuses?
YES! There are so many. Take a look:
FREE 3-month Shaker Subscription from Podia
*new customers only; existing customers will receive a free 30-minute 1-on-1 sales consultation
FREE 2-month Plan from ConvertKit
*new customers only; existing customers can download the Authority ebook for free
FREE 3-month Tailwind for Bloggers Subscription from Tailwind
*new customers only; existing customers can register for an exclusive SmartLoop training
FREE Site Scan + Content Audit Statistical Report from The Blog Fixer
FREE 2-month Membership from Scribd
*new customers only
FREE Premium WordPress Theme from MyThemeShop
In addition to the bonuses in the bundle I’m offering you my SECRET list of services, team, and resources I use to grow my blog. I have never ever shared this before. This will give you a list of the people I hire and outsource my business tasks to as well as tools and people in a wide variety of fields. This is invaluable! And it’s yours free when you sign up for the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit through my link.
Should you purchase The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?
I pride myself in only being part of things that I think are top notch. I think that this truly will help you grow as a blogger, no matter what stage you’re in. At the price of $97 and a 30 day money back guarantee, it is totally worth it.
How to make the toolkit work for you:
I recommend focusing on a few areas where you’d like to grow. What do you want to improve? What are you passionate about? How can you make money? Last year I downloaded the 10 resources I felt would be the most helpful to me, then waited on the rest. To be 100% honest with you, that means I didn’t complete all of the them. And that’s fine too! Not all 77 products will work for everyone.
To me, The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is a no brainer. It covers a wide range of topics, has free tools for you to try, and will help you grow and monetize your blog.
Still not sure? You can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll help you decide if it’s for you!