Blog Mastermind with Yaro Starak: Program Review

Blog Mastermind Makeover: Fawnskin Flyer Before

Above: Fawnskin Flyer BEFORE Blog Mastermind with Yaro Starak

For the regular readers of the Fawnskin Flyer this review might not be your cup of tea–but the Blog Mastermind Program (BMM) is why the look and feel of the Fawnskin Flyer has changed. I was part of the beta program and since Yaro Starak is opening up BMM to new students later this month–I thought I’d give it a plug.

I just ended a year long investment into two programs by Yaro Starak. If you don’t know who Yaro Starak is—you probably are new to blogging.

A few years ago Yaro began blogging and quickly shot to the top of the heap as one of the most successful and well known internet bloggers.

If you are going to spend time and energy blogging—shouldn’t you do it right? Shouldn’t you make money in the process?

Yes, do it right and make money!

Let me give you a bit of history on my experience with Yaro Starak and state right now that it is my recommendation that you enroll in his Blog Mastermind Program. I don’t often recommend or review programs (and yes, I am an affiliate) but the Blog Mastermind Program is a gem.

If you are a skeptic, start with his free resources—the Blog Profits Blueprint and the Become a Blogger Roadmap–but don’t miss out on the Blog Mastermind Program because it opens up this next week and he only takes so many students per session.

I first learned of Yaro Starak during a teleseminar about podcasting. A novice at the effort, I was glad that he shared vital information that helped me right away. In addition, I liked what he had to say and the personality that he presented.

So, when he invited listeners to opt-in to his email list—I joined.

That was in 2006 and boy am I glad I did.

It was just last year when he invited me to get involved in the early launch of his Blog Mastermind Program. It was so great that I continued into the beta Mastermind Membership Program.

Inside Blog Mastermind

The Blog Mastermind Program is a series of twenty-seven lessons delivered once a week to your email address. You just click on the link and read the assignment.

In addition, you can participate in a membership only forum, ask questions of advanced bloggers (including Yaro), and listen to audio interviews from some of the top bloggers and marketers, such as Darren Rowse (Problogger), Brian Clark (Copyblogger), and a whole lot more.

As they say, “but that’s not all” since you will also be able to view video case studies and tutorials where Yaro reviews blogs and makes suggestions for change or reveals tools or techniques you might have missed.

One of the other perks is that you get to network with other students. If you feel alone out there–you won’t in this program. Everyone tries to help each other and you build some good online pals in the process.

At one time Yaro offered a free preview of Lesson 11 along with the Table of Contents. So here is a copy of the TOC listings:

  • Lesson 1: Let’s Get Blogging
  • Lesson 2: Blog Foundations
  • Lesson 3: RSS, Social Proof & Plug-ins
  • Lesson 4: Finalizing Your Blog Structure
  • Lesson 5: Set Up Key Content Pages
  • Lesson 6: Content Focus and Structure
  • Lesson 7: Authentic Content
  • Lesson 8: Personal Branding and Sourcing Content
  • Lesson 9: Hiring Bloggers
  • Lesson 10: Copywriting For Blogs
  • Lesson 11: Marketing Through Conversations
  • Lesson 12: Leveraging Content For Traffic Part 1 Forums
  • Lesson 13: Leveraging Content For Traffic Part 2 Article Marketing & Blog Carnivals
  • Lesson 14: Leveraging Content For Traffic Part 3 Guest Writing
  • Lesson 15: Search Engine Optimization For Blogs
  • Lesson 16: Impact Marketing
  • Lesson 17: Podcasting
  • Lesson 18: Publicity
  • Lesson 19: The Traffic Secret Every Blogger Knows
  • Lesson 20: The Monetization Process
  • Lesson 21: Testing Monetization Part 1 Contextual Advertising
  • Lesson 22: Testing Monetization Part 2 Affiliate Marketing
  • Lesson 23: Testing Monetization Part 3 Direct dvertising
  • Lesson 24: More Monetization Options
  • Lesson 25: Email List Profits
  • Lesson 26: Buying and Selling Blogs
  • Lesson 27: How To Make Blogging A Business

There are also a few extra advance lessons to those who feel they might benefit.

I believe that Yaro Starak’s Blog Mastermind will equip any novice or intermediate blogger with all the tools needed to make money blogging–or to take a blog to the next level.

AND the program support is excellent.

So ultimately the Blog Mastermind Program teaches you how to implement strategies to help you make your blog a success. However, let me be clear: It does take work.

Blog Mastermind is not a get rich quick scheme and it has integrity…which is another reason I recommend it. There is also a 30 day guarantee with Blog Mastermind which allows members to experience 4 lessons and to peruse the forums.

Now, I do have to admit that I wasn’t happy with Starak’s review of one of my blogs—but he was right and that is what I was paying him for—to help me optimize and make it work for me.

Blog Mastermind Makeover: Fawnskin Flyer After

Above: The Fawnskin Flyer AFTER Blog Mastermind

Is Blog Mastermind worth the investment?

The program is well worth the price and at least one other review said that she would be “willing to invest much more in it than I would have in any other product.

If you are new to blogging, it takes time and growing your audience, traffic, and any profits come after you invest your time and energy. Yaro Starak makes a pretty good income from his blogging. Will you?

Perhaps, if you enroll in the Blog Mastermind Program you’ll be guided closer to your goals. I have to say that I am making some money now–which I had not done the previous couple of years prior to enrolling! Also, the techniques and tips I used made the course paid for itself before I had completed the session.

Blog Mastermind is a great step-by-step guide, and the time frame for the assignments allows you to absorb all the lessons but if you don’t—those that complete the program have lifetime access to the course and any new goodies that will be added in the future.

One of the things I really liked was that Yaro Starak explains tough concepts clearly and serves them up in bite size pieces.

My bottom line assessment is that Yaro Starak’s Blog Mastermind Program will equip you with all the tools you need to make money blogging or to take you to the next level as a blogger.

The Blog Mastermind Program teaches you how to implement strategies to help you make money. It does take work…it is not a get rich quick scheme and it has integrity…which is another reason I can recommend it.

So How Much Does Blog Mastermind Cost?

The 2008 session of Blog Mastermind will cost $97 per month (it is a 6 month course). If you invest in the whole course in advance the price is reduced to $497 (saves $85).

The goal of Blog Mastermind is to teach every member how to make money through their blog. Beginning bloggers will benefit dramatically since it speeds up the process and enables you to morph into a pro-blogger.

As I mentioned, intermediate bloggers will benefit but you will probably breeze through the basics presented in first part of the course.

If you are wanting to take your blogging to the next level I encourage you to join. Just follow the links to do so now:

Download the Blog Profits Blueprint Now
Learn How to Blog
Read the Blog Mastermind Sales Page

Click here to get The Blog Profits Blueprint



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