I’ve mentioned before that I think continuing education for solopreneurs is super-important. Actually, I think continuing education in any field is imperative – this is what comes from having a degree in education and spending time as a corporate trainer. This learning thing is in my blood.
As a result, I buy a lot of learning resources to help me in my business.
One of the best things I bought in 2016 was the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit. So, I’m really excited that the 2017 version is now available for purchase.
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If you’ve been thinking about taking a course or investing in some books about blogging or online business, then now is the time.
The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is jam-packed with resources that cover all the most important parts of running an online business. Whether you need help with email marketing, monetization, social media, productivity, or something else, you are bound to find the answers in this bundle.[no_toc]
Here’s what you get:
- 28 e-books
- 43 videos & e-course
- 16 printables, workbooks & templates
- 1 conference
- 1 membership
All in, the total value of the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is just shy of $6,000. Plus there are bonus tools and services valued at almost $1200.
So, what does all this awesomeness cost?
At this point, you are probably asking yourself a) “why would they do this?” and b) “what’s the catch?” So, let’s look at both those questions.
Why would they offer all this stuff for such a low price?
For starters, this offer is put together by a company called Ultimate Bundles and this is what they do. They pull together a bunch of resources on a specific topic and offer them as bundles. In addition to the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit, they also offer bundles on homemaking, healthy living, de-cluttering, parenting, and more.
Why would people contribute their products to a bundle?
It’s a good way to get your name and business in front of a new audience. I know that, as a consumer, I’ve found several businesses this way and have gone on to buy other products from them at full price.
What’s the catch?
The catch is that the bundle is only available for a very limited period of time – in the case of this year’s Genius Blogger’s Toolkit, we’re talking October 2-October 9. You truly do get all those resources at a very low price point, but this is not an evergreen opportunity.
The second thing to keep in mind is that the sheer quantity of resources in the Genius Blogger can be overwhelming. If you don’t have a plan to use the information, then you run the risk of wasting your money. If you are interested in buying the toolkit, I recommend that you pick five or six items that will make the biggest difference to your business and focus on those.
You have a year to download any books or sign up for any courses, so you have plenty of time to move on to additional resources, once you have worked through your top five items.
Here’s a link that shows everything that’s included in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit, but I also wanted to share my top five. These are the items that I’m most excited about diving into:
Core Affiliate Strategy Guide by Rosemarie Groner ($64)
Rosemarie is an affiliate marketing rockstar and I have wanted this e-book for a long time. I have early access to it as a GBT contributor and I can tell you that it did not disappoint. I have already started implementing her strategies and will be referring back to this book over and over again.
Organize Your Entire Business Like a CEO by Laura Smith ($49)
I love everything Laura does. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how she runs her very successful online business on 15 hours a week. Plus she dives into how she uses Asana, and since I love Asana, I’m excited to learn any tricks she has up her sleeve that I might not know about.
Launch It Right! Bundle: Plan Out and Execute your First Profitable Course or Digital Product Launch by Summer Tannhauser ($29)
I love Summer’s content. She is so great at walking step-by-step through case studies and showing exactly how she does something. I’m really excited to get access to this course as part of the bundle so that I can see her launch process.
Pageviews from Pinterest: The 7-Step System to Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic (& Income!) in the Next 30 Days by Krista Dickson + 5 more books/courses on Pinterest or Pinterest schedulers ($363 total)
Is it cheating that I lumped all the Pinterest resource together as one of my top five items?
I can’t help it. I geek out on Pinterest strategy, so I plan to go through each and every one of these to see what new Pinterest tips I can add to my arsenal.
Is the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit worth it?
For my business, absolutely. But, I can’t answer that question for your business. Only you can.
Click through to see everything that’s included in the bundle. Is there anything in this year’s bundle that was already on your wish list? What is the next thing you need to learn to move your business forward? Is there a promising-looking resource that covers that topic?
Then take a few minutes to jot down the books/courses/bonuses that jump out at you. You’ll be able to tell pretty quickly if the $97 price tag is worth it for you.