Category Archives: The Blogcademy

G’Day Mate!

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My head is buzzing from everything that’s been going on this past week. It’s been FULL ON. I’ve been on the road with The Blogcademy, on the other side of the planet in fact, teaching classes in Sydney and Melbourne. Tomorrow we have to get up and 5am for our flight to Auckland to do it all again too! It’s been kinda crazy but that hasn’t stopped us squeezing in some beach time at Bondi and a free live broadcast from our hotel room!

If you missed said livestream, you can watch the ridiculousness below. In it we tell you all about our accommodation mishap, spill the beans on The Blogcademy Online (OMG soooo exciting!) and answer a ton of viewer questions about blogging and business. It’s as fun and silly as you might imagine and you should definitely hit play!

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The Blogcademy Online is Coming!!

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Ever since we launched The Blogcademy workshop, we’ve had people asking – no begging! – us to offer an online version. So many of you are unable to travel to attend an in-person event but that doesn’t mean you didn’t want in on the action.

At first we weren’t sure if it would work – one of the most magical parts of the class is connecting with other business owners and working together over those two days. But two years and over 700 attendees later, we’ve realised that there is so much to still learn from taking the course digitally, and absorbing the info at your own pace.

On Monday 1st December Gala, Shauna and I will be doing a FREE livestream to tell you all the details on The Blogcademy Online. If you have questions, we’ve got answers! We may even have time to answer some more general blogging and business queries too.

The livestream will be taking place on Monday at 10pm UK time (2pm in LA, 5pm in NYC, and 9am Tuesday in Melbourne).

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The Blogcademy New York & Washington DC

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So many things have changed about The Blogcademy since our first class in October 2012. The in-person syllabus has been improved and refined, we’ve added our Home School offerings and we’ve launched a Level 2 workshop!

Despite all these additions and changes, there’s always been one thing that’s remained a constant: our attendees are just as wonderful now as they were in that very first class.

The thing I love the most about teaching The Blogcademy, as clichéd as it sounds, is meeting our ‘blogcadettes’. Each person has their own path, their own unique story, and their very specific goals for their blog and businesses. They’re passionate. They’re individual. They’re weird and they’re wonderful in equal (glorious!) measure. I’m so grateful that this venture has pushed me out of my comfort zone, got me travelling the world and meeting so many phenomenal people along the way.

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The Blogcademy 2015 & Introducing: Level 2!

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If you’ve been wondering when The Blogcademy‘s 2015 dates were going to be announced, then wonder no longer because I’m pleased as punch to be able to spill the beans today!

But that’s not all! One of the things many of our 600-odd students have told us after attending the workshop is how they wish there was an advanced class that they could come back to. They wanted to know more about the nitty gritty of running a blog or business full time, and they wanted us to let them in on the specific details of exactly what they need to do to make the big bucks!

Well, we’ve listened, and today I am overjoyed to announce that The Blogcademy Level 2 is ready and raring to go!

Introducing: The Blogcademy, Level 2!

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While we cover blog monetisation in Level 1 (it’s always one of the topics we receive the most questions about) the Level 2 class is where we’ll REALLY get down and dirty and discuss the very specific skills and tactics needed to make any blog, or business, profitable.

We’ll be sharing the key things you need to know when it comes to making a profit; from working with designers and developers, solidifying your brand and attracting your dream client, outsourcing, admin, accounting, dealing with email, producing and selling product (both physical and digital) and self-publishing.

Please note: this is not a workshop for beginners. There’s a lot you need to know before you can start making money with your blog (and it is not a get-rich-quick scheme!). While taking the Level 1 class first is not compulsory, we’d recommend it if you want to learn more of the foundation laying basics and best practices. While you’re welcome to jump right into Level 2, please ensure you have a solid knowledge of blogging basics first!

To find out more about both Level 1 and Level 2 classes, including what topics we’ll be covering, how much the classes cost, payment options, and answers to your most commonly asked questions, head to The Blogcademy FAQ page. If you still have queries after reading all that, feel free to drop us an email.

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So here’s where Team Blogcademy is jetting off to next year. To book into any of these classes simply visit our Shop page! 

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Party Time, Excellent! The Blogcademy Mixer in London

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I’ve been in love with The Roost for years. I’ve featured many super cool weddings that have been held there, but I was yet to have the pleasure to actually visit it myself. Every time I’d get submitted an event in the former Victorian pub in Dalston, I’d pore over the photos, eagerly eyeing up the gorgeous furniture, the quirky décor and the eclectic mix of art work and props that are littered around the space,

I was desperate to find an excuse to go there, so when my Blogcademy babes and I came up with the idea of hosting a party in London, The Roost was first on my list of places to contact.

I mean, look at this place…

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Taking Over Europe, One Workshop at a Time!

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In July, my fellow Blogcademy headmistresses and I embarked on one of our most ambitious trips to date: three weeks, three countries, four classes and about 18 hours spent in airports!

From London to Berlin to Amsterdam and back again, we hardly had any time to catch our breath. But it was an incredible ride, and I’m so excited to share the behind the scenes sneaks of the workshops with you today.

London

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Our first stop was London, where we kicked off with two sold out classes. Hosted in our favourite venue, Curtain Road Studios (is it bad to have favourites?! Oh well!), we had the place decked out with giant paper flowers, fans and banners supplied by Strange Case Collective. They are a 3D design studio based up in Liverpool.

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We also were joined by the supremely talented Charlotte Thompson, who sat at the back, live sketching our teachings and creating these gorgeous pieces of art! It was so amazing to see her work, and the results have left us with a really unique and fun reminder of the class. The portrait she did of me is now proudly hanging on my office wall. I love it so much!

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