Start a Blog that Matters

Fame, Fortune, Fun, Freedom… Why Do You Want to Start a Successful Blog?

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Right now, discover the exact strategies used to start some of the biggest and most celebrated blogs on the web.

New special pricing! Over 3,000 students joined this course at the original price of $97. Now this course is included in the Fizzle training library and you can get started right now with a free trial. Keep reading below for full details, or click this button to join Fizzle and start the course for free:

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Hundreds of millions of blogs are online today. Thousands more are started every day. Anyone can start a blog in 5 minutes, but very few people will start blogs that matter.

What’s the difference between most blogs and the select few that attract huge followings?

That’s a question I started asking myself long before I started my first blog. Since then, I’ve started three popular blogs, and I’ve helped friends and clients attract huge audiences and build thriving, sustainable businesses built around blogs.

I’ve also seen plenty of bloggers work incredibly hard on something that never takes off.

By studying these differences and through the work I’ve been doing for the past four years, I’ve developed a repeatable formula for building successful blogs.

This formula is what I used to create blogs that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per month (including Think Traffic and Expert Enough).

I have also used the formula to help clients launch or grow blogs that attract from 10,000 to 100,000+ visitors per month (including wildly popular sites like Live Your Legend and Man Vs. Debt).

I created this course because I believe in the ability of blogs to change the lives of the people who start them and the readers who follow them. I have seen blogs change the lives of many of my closest friends.

I would love to also help you start a blog that matters.

If you think you have the creativity and dedication it takes to create a blog that matters, you should consider joining us in this course.

Meet Your Instructor

Corbett Barr, instructor of Start a Blog that Matters

Corbett Barr is cofounder of Fizzle, and creator of How to Start a Blog that Matters.

He has built several award-winning blogs (including Think Traffic and Expert Enough), which have collectively attracted over 4 million unique visitors.

Corbett has dedicated his career to teaching people how to build engaged audiences and sustainable online businesses. Through his courses and consulting, he has helped students and clients start thousands of new blogs and businesses.

Corbett is also an advisor to some of the most influential bloggers online, responsible for audiences that reach millions of readers every month.

Corbett’s ability to get to the heart of successful blogging is a rare gift. I’ve seen him transform a blog from blah to wow, start an amazing blog from scratch, and help countless new bloggers with intelligent insight into what makes a great blog tick.

Leo Babauta, Zen Habits, TIME Magazine Top 25 Blogger

What will your blog do for you? Here are some possibilities…

Build a Business

A blog can be a fantastic platform to build a business around, the kind of flexible business you can run on your terms from anywhere in the world.

Make Worldwide Friends

I travel six months out of the year, and nearly anywhere I go in the world I meet up with people I’ve met online… ambitious, creative, interesting people I’m glad to call friends.

Start a Movement

From minimalism to nomadic living to nonconformity to Occupy Wall Street and more, blogging has been behind some of the biggest social movements of the past decade.

Explore Your Creativity

Your blog can bring a perfect place to explore your creative side. Writing, video, podcasting, graphics… a blog can be the central hub of your creations.

Land a Dream Job

Don’t go searching for your dream job. Start a blog and demonstrate your expertise and passion for the job you want. Make employers want YOU for who you are.

Launch a Writing Career

You don’t need a publisher these days to build a successful writing career. Writers are using blogs to launch careers, build followings and earn a living.

The 90-Day Action Plan for Starting a Blog that Matters

This course contains 13 weekly lessons and action plans to guide you through starting a blog that matters over 90 days.

You’ll start with choosing a great topic and setting up your blog, and you’ll end with building your audience and spreading your influence.

Each of the 13 lessons contains a specific action plan for you to follow each week. This isn’t just about learning, it’s about doing.

The lessons are a combination of text, checklists and video. The course contains over 8 hours of video and 30,000 words of blog-building knowledge and advice.

Here’s everything you get in the course:

  • 13 weekly lessons
  • 13 weekly step-by-step action plans
  • Over 8 hours of video
  • Answers to FAQ’s from the first 800+ students
  • Discounted web hosting and recommended tools
  • Access to an entire support system for building blogs and businesses that matter (see below for full details)
  • Get started with a free 2 week trial

Whether your goal is to build a business around your blog or just to have fun with it (or both), this course will build a great foundation for your blog.

Here are the actions we’ll guide you to accomplish each week:

Week 1: Choose the right topic for you.

Week 2: Develop the perfect blog name and brand.

Week 3: Design your blog to look great.

Week 4: Create your social media strategy.

Week 5: Develop your launch plan.

Week 6: Learn how to create outstanding content.

Week 7: Create your launch content.

Week 8: Launch your blog.

Week 9: Start making friends in the blogosphere.

Week 10: Build your thriving audience.

Week 11: Expand your reach using webinars, YouTube, podcasts and more.

Week 12: Make your first dollar blogging.

Week 13: Develop your strategy for taking your blog to the next level.

sibylEverything really began for me after I started working with Corbett. The thing I like most about Corbett’s courses is that I can always feel his sincerity and genuine interest to help me out. I would have never been able to make the progress I did without taking courses from him. If you really want to take a quantum leap with your blog, then this course is one of the best ways to do it.

Sibyl Chavis, Author, The Possibility of Today

Get started with a free 2 week trial.

Over 3,000 smart people have already taken this course. Until now, this course was only available as a standalone purchase for $97.

Now the entire Start a Blog that Matters course is included in the Fizzle training library, along with dozens of other essential courses that will teach you how to build an honest, sustainable online business.

Fizzle is a complete support system for independent creatives and entrepreneurs building matterful things. In addition to the Start a Blog that Matters course, you’ll get access to live weekly coaching, in-depth founder stories from successful entrepreneurs, the full Fizzle training library and membership in the most supportive and vibrant community of entrepreneurs on the web.

This course is delivered digitally. Once you join Fizzle, you’ll get instant access to Start a Blog that Matters so you can start choosing your topic and building your blog and business right away. The courses are self-paced and you can take them anytime you wish.

Your free 2 week trial of Fizzle includes:

  • Instant access to the 13 weekly lessons
  • The 90-day blog action plan
  • Over 40 additional hours of essential video training in courses taught by the Fizzle founders and some very special guest instructors
  • Founder Stories sessions where wildly successful but down-to-earth entrepreneurs tell you exactly how they built profitable businesses and what they would do if they started over today
  • Live weekly coaching sessions
  • Membership to the Fizzle Community where you can ask questions, get help, offer your services, ask for critiques, share your progress and more

Thousands of happy students have already taken this course, and we know you’ll love it too. If you decide to join us, I look forward seeing you inside!


-Corbett Barr
Founder, Fizzle & Start a Blog that Matters

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P.S. This course was a hit at $97, enrolling over 3,000 students. Now you can get started for free AND you get access to the entire Fizzle training library and support system. We know you’ll love Fizzle and Start a Blog that Matters. Give us a shot and see why people love us.

kimberlyThere’s just something about Fizzle — there’s the amazing-ness of all that’s inside — much of it stuff you know you need to be doing, you’ve known it for months, maybe even years — yet once you get inside Fizzle you actually begin DOING it. What is that? Whatever it is, it’s magical and wonderful. And Fizzle is hands down the most supportive, engaging and fun forum I’ve ever been involved in; it’s a very powerful community that way. I’ve made more progress since I joined in January than in the previous 18 months combined. I am not making that up, to quote Dave Barry. ; )

Kimberly Houston, Creative Copywriter

bakerNo single person has had a bigger direct influence on my blogging success than Corbett Barr. I owe much of Man Vs. Debt’s success to him!

Adam Baker, Man Vs. Debt

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