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Blogging Masterclass: Build A Successful Blog In 2021 And Beyond

Brad Merrill has been building things on the web for well over a decade. In 2010, he started a blog about technology and innovation, and in just a couple of ...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 3h 23m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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8.7 / 10

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Description

Brad Merrill has been building things on the web for well over a decade. In 2010, he started a blog about technology and innovation, and in just a couple of years it grew into a large publication with staff and revenue, serving more than half a million monthly readers. His work has been featured on Techmeme and cited by a number of notable blogs and publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

In this course, Brad condenses ten years of trial and error into a simple blueprint designed to help you build a successful blog.

You will learn

Your assignment for this class is to get your blog up and running and publish your first piece of content. Here’s a basic blueprint to get you there:

  1. Choose your niche and decide on a name for your new blog. If you have any doubts, Lessons 4 and 5 will serve as a guide.
  2. Use the steps outlined in the Website section to get a domain name and set up your website. Install a nice looking theme and tweak to your heart’s content.
  3. Use the tips we covered for generating ideas and creating content to write and publish your first blog post. It doesn’t have to be perfect! Just get the ball rolling with an initial piece of content.

Once you’ve published your first post, come back here and share the link or a screenshot, and keep us updated on your progress!

I can’t wait to see what you create.

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Content Strategy knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the Blogging Masterclass: Build A Successful Blog In 2021 And Beyond course cost? Is it worth it?

You can enrol in this course with a Skillshare subscription that costs $8/month, but you start with a FREE 7-day trial. You can also enrol in thousands of courses on a variety of topics with your subscription, including several Content Strategy courses.

Does the Blogging Masterclass: Build A Successful Blog In 2021 And Beyond course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

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Who is the instructor? Is Brad Merrill a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Brad Merrill has created 13 courses that got 20,032 reviews which are generally positive. Brad Merrill has taught 106,697 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 20,032 reviews. Depending on the information available, Brad Merrill is a TRUSTED instructor.
Entrepreneur & Tech Journalist
Brad Merrill is the CEO of Merrill Media, a modern holding company focused on building independent, scalable businesses at the intersection of technology and media. He is regarded as an expert in his field, teaching business and technology courses to more than 20,000 students and providing marketing training to a number of prominent startups and Fortune 500 companies.


Merrill considers himself a passionate creative: he loves creating articles, videos, websites, companies, workflows, and new ideas. He has been creating things on the web since 2007, working on dozens of projects and reaching tens of millions of people in the process.


In 2010, Merrill founded VentureBreak, which became a leading source of news about innovation for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors, business execs, and interested consumers. Under his leadership, VentureBreak served more than half a million monthly readers, appeared regularly on Techmeme, and found itself cited by a number of notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal. As the editor, Merrill personally interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and industry luminaries, sharing their stories with VentureBreak’s global audience. In 2015, VentureBreak was acquired by the organizer of Silicon Roundabout, Europe’s largest technology meetup.


Merrill still has his finger on the pulse of the industry as he works to build new properties in today’s evolving media landscape.


 


What Students Are Saying


“Brad is engaging and he’s clearly an expert, having built a following of over 500k subscribers. ” –Tammy, Skillshare student


“Chapter 16 is worth it’s weight in gold. Brad actually gives value with his classes not an overview of non useful material. I had to follow him after this course and will be checking out his other courses. Thank you Brad. ” –Ciecie, Skillshare student


“Wow! This is the 4th video on blogging I have watched and it is really the only one I needed to watch. I was taking notes like crazy! Plus the instructor’s voice is easy to listen to. Thank you! “ –Celeste, Skillshare student


“Awesome. One of the best classes I have ever taken! “ –Michael, Skillshare student

8.7

CourseMarks Score®

9.4

Freshness

8.5

Feedback

7.5

Content

Platform: Skillshare
Video: 3h 23m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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