Blogging Your Passion

What are you passionate about? Is it possible for you to make a living and help others in an area that you are passionate about? Absolutely! You need the know-how and the desire. Let me show you how.

Website: http://BloggingYourPassion.com
Members: 650
Latest Activity: Sep 26

Blogging Your Passion was founded by Jonathan Milligan in early 2011. His passion is helping bloggers become better bloggers. Read more about him below:

Jonathan's Blogging Journey

I first heard of blogging in the Summer of 2008. I was really fascinated by the idea and concept. It was about the same time that I began a personal mission to discover my true purpose in life. I had spent the previous five years building a start-up executive search firm with a few close friends. Although I was enjoying the journey, I really wanted to find my "fit" in the world... [Read More]


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For the past two years, we have helped hundreds of blogging students discover their passion and make money blogging about it. This group is dedicated to helping others build their platform and get their message out to the world. Come learn from two ProBloggers as they share their story and tips for how to create a portable, freedom business online.

We were honored to have Dan Miller on our podcast. Be sure to take a moment and hear: Dan Miller on Online Business, Blogging, and Books.

BYPU 101

BYP University 101 Course

In 22+ step-by-step videos, Bob and Jonathan provide detailed instruction on how to get your Wordpress blog up and running today. In addition, they provide expert suggestions on how to set your blog up to succeed!

Who it's best for:

  • Those who want to start a blog today and need step-by-step guidance.
  • Those who want a simple Wordpress tutorial.

Just click here to find out more!

BYPU 201

The 201 course takes everything to the next level with over 40 instructional videos and downloadable PDFs.

The course covers topics like how to start getting traffic to your blog today, how to use social media to grow your blog, and the best ways to make money from your blog. It was designed to pick up right where BYPU 101 left off and help bloggers grow their blogs.

Who it's best for:

  • Those who already have their blog up and running but don't really know what to do next.

Find out more about 201 here.

BYPU 301

The 301 course has over 40 instructional videos and downloadable PDFs. It covers tips and strategies for getting more traffic (from a variety of sources), earning more money from your current traffic, lots of SEO guidance for helping your blog to get found in the search engines, and even some real-world advice about turning your blog into a real business.

Who it's best for:

  • Those who have been blogging a while, who have a little bit of a following, who are making a little money, but who want help taking their blog to the next level.
  • We assume that you know everything from the 201 course and we cover advanced topics that many new bloggers may not be able to keep up with.

Find out more about 301 here.

Discussion Forum

Getting Started

Started by Michael Elliott. Last reply by Rj Redden Sep 13. 2 Replies

Hi everyone!I am in the stages of planning to start a blog with plans to generate revenue through membership, premium content, etc.I am planning how I could go about building a following/audience. I have read some books and listen to several…Continue

Do you think this is a good/bad idea?

Started by Myhriah Young Jul 2. 0 Replies

Hey guys, I am new to this group, but I posted a discussion on the general forum and the "Iron" Jen suggested that I post it here.  Which of course made me ask myself why I hadn't already joined this group.  So, here I am.I started attending…Continue

Pest Control Writing Opportunity

Started by Dave Ozment May 23. 0 Replies

Perhaps you have your own Pest Control website or perhaps you have an expertise and passion but haven't taken the steps necessary to starting your own site just yet.  In either case, I have a paid writing opportunity that might start small/simple…Continue

Looking for feedback / Would you read this?

Started by dan stevens. Last reply by Rick Davis May 20. 1 Reply

Being a working man who has a great family and enjoys doing as much as we can outside, I recently started a blog to try to encourage others and provide ideas to help people find ways to have fun without a lot of planning or expense. Myself like a…Continue

Blogging Vs Newsletters

Started by Jeremy Obermeyer. Last reply by Jeremy Obermeyer Apr 26. 4 Replies

I have written many gardening newsletters for area newspapers and email lists. I have also just been invited to write blogs on a magazines website. I have never really written a blog so I am kind of nervous about this and wondering if there are any…Continue

Blogging from anywhere, even your car.

Started by Tom Schwab. Last reply by Julie Carr Apr 21. 2 Replies

I never get creative ideas in front of my computer when I sit down to blog.  Recently I started to dictate my blog and have it transcribed for $1/min on the REV app.  For $4, I can get a 600-word blog that's 80% complete.  Once I started to have the…Continue

Tags: marketing, ideas, content, blog

Domain brainstorming

Started by Chris Wensink. Last reply by Chris Wensink Apr 3. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone,I'm in the early planning stages of a new site, that will be a video based subscription training site, that will discuss extremely simple first steps to people who are not familiar with technology.  It will explain things like how to…Continue

RE: Advice for New/Wannabe blogger

Started by Mike Copelin. Last reply by Mike Copelin Mar 23. 11 Replies

I need some quick advice from anyone willing, regarding the necessaries for a new blog.  I’m extremely inept in this area and I’m really desperate at this point.  I have a basic blog set up with a few posts and that is about it.  Can someone/anyone…Continue

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Comment by Mike Purchis on November 3, 2010 at 6:52pm
Hey guys what happened to step 2?

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on October 26, 2010 at 12:39pm
Kathy, you have some great questions. Many of them were some of the same ones that I have worked through myself. The research part does take some time, but at the same time it can help you get clear on what you want to focus on with your site. One technique is to take the domain of a popular blog in your niche and send it through the Google Keyword Tool. It will display for you all the keywords listed on the site as well as the monthly searches.

Lastly, remember that even if a keyword only gets 500-1000 searches a month it still might be a winner. Also, when you have correctly targeted 50 or more of those they add up together rather nicely for lots of traffic. The key is to build back links and get in the top spot for your keyword phrase. They get WAY more clicks than anything else. This picture is proof for you.

Comment by Kathy Sprinkle on October 26, 2010 at 11:51am
Thanks Jonathan,

I really appreciate your generosity in fielding all my questions!

I have a blog. TheEverydayBlissBlog.com that I posted in nearly everyday for a year but at the time I never gave a thought to ranking for specific key words. It was my hobby only. I am currently redesigning the blog and plan to include the old relevant content in the new site but I'd like to be more strategic. Can you tell me if there might be a good way to determine what some good key words might be for the new site? My site is a bit self improvement orientated and I think with some tweaking some of my old content could be redone to include some other keywords... the thing is I want to know how to select keywords that people are actually interested in. I can easily find "green" key words but they aren't searched on enough to generate any real traffic over on my site. Any ideas?

Looking forward,

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on October 26, 2010 at 11:32am
Hi Kathy,

It is just some made up terminology I use. A niche blog would be if I was only going to write and rank for a specific niche like "patio furniture." I may end up with 5-20 or so post and my domain would contain the keyword. A Super Blog has 200+ posts and would be like a Home & Garden site and cover a wider spectrum and rank for all kinds of keywords from patio furniture, pool fencing, gardening tips. Hope that makes sense.
Comment by Kathy Sprinkle on October 26, 2010 at 10:52am
Jonathan, I saw a comment of yours where you mentioned niche and super blogs. Niche blogs are self explanatory but what is your definition of a super blog ? Can you point me to one of yours so I may grok it better?


Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on October 26, 2010 at 10:36am
Hi Mark,

Welcome to the community. Let me know how I can be a help to you. Your website looks nice. Blogging can do two valuable things for you. 1) Add Value - as you use your gifts and contribute to your passion, you add incredible value into the life of others. 2) You gain credibility - people get an opportunity to learn from you and see that you can be beneficial to their lives.

Welcome Aboard!
Blogging Your Passion
Comment by Mark Copeland on October 26, 2010 at 9:11am
I have started a coaching and business consulting business and am looking to establish a blog. this group looks like it will be helpful in doing this. by the way my website is www.spectrum12.com. looking forward to learning from all of you.
mark c

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on September 25, 2010 at 8:20am
Hi Carolyne,

It definitely is a learning process for sure. Just take it a little at a time and build upon what you have learned. What you have expressed is the exact reason why I have chosen to walk a small group of people through the process with Hubpages. I believe that it can be a great way to learn the core basics without getting bogged down with the techie side. You can also start to experience the excitement when you see that you are getting ranked for a keyword that you wanted to!

A couple ideas about facebook. One, there are themes that you can use that have the facebook logo and grphic at the top. All you have to do is paste your profile web address in the admin panel or you can install a Facebook dashboard widget like this one.. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-dashboard-widget/

Hope that helps!
Blogging Your Passion
Comment by Carolyne Jimenez on September 24, 2010 at 10:43pm
Just starting this blogging thing and I know I have an unbelievable amount of content as God is pushing me to think intentionally, but I just want to hide under a rock when it comes to the tech stuff. I don't get it and don't like it. Slowly I am trying and still feeling overwhelmed. I have started a wordpress blog and was wondering if there is a way to add a link to my facebook page?
Jonathan-thank you for all the rich info you are sharing here, even though a lot of it is over my head I know it is good.

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on September 3, 2010 at 3:47am
HI Scott,

Nice job on the blogs and getting started. I can tell you do have a passion for writing. Have you thought about taking one of those that you are passionate about and targeting the keywords in an effort to draw more traffic? If you have not watched the videos I would recommend that you do. Way to take action!

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