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How to Start and Grow Your First Blog

A free five-day course to help you start your first blog

I remember the day I started my blog.

It all started when I saw a tweet by a blogger I followed. "I'm hanging out at the Rudy's on 183 in Austin if anyone wants to eat bbq!" It was by Michael Hyatt, a popular blogger on leadership, and he happened to be 15 minutes away from my off-campus apartment.

I had to go!

I'm not going to lie to you, I was pretty starstruck. I had been following Michael for months and I knew he had hundreds of thousands of followers. And here I was meeting him in real life!

Nervously, I told him it was my dream to write books one day and he asked, "Have you started a blog?"

I told him I hadn't and he encouraged me that if I ever wanted to publish books, I needed to blog. It was the best way to become a better writer, build an audience, and figure out what I wanted my books to be about.

That evening, I sat down to start my first blog. I had NO idea where to start and the idea of running a website was daunting and unknown.

I spent ENDLESS time on Google and Youtube, but all the information I found was confusing. I didn't know where to begin.


Starting a blog is a big dream for many people, but the tech side of things can be overwhelming! There's a lot of unknown factors and confusing jargon like "hosting", "domains", and "SEO".

It's safe to say when I started, I had no idea what I was doing.

Fast forward five years, blogging is my full-time job and I absolutely love it!

In this free five-part course, I share all the basics to help you get your blog up and running in no time!

Who This Course is For

This course is for anyone who wants to start a blog. Whether you want to write about your RV travels, parenting, gardening, antique cars, body building, or whatever your interests are, this course will walk you through how to get started.

Your Instructor


Alyssa Padgett
Alyssa Padgett

In 2014, Alyssa Padgett convinced her husband Heath to take her to all 50 states for their honeymoon. Somehow he tricked her into doing it all in an RV. They've lived and traveled in an RV ever since.

Alyssa is a film producer, travel blogger, and the chief navigator and co-pilot of their Winnebago. She directed and produced Hourly America, a documentary film about their 50 state honeymoon, that was featured on CBS, CNN, Fox, People, Yahoo, Huffington Post, and more.

Alyssa firmly believes living in an RV means it's acceptable to eat s'mores every day.


Frequently Asked Questions


How much does this course cost?
This course is 100% free! Just enroll and create your login and you're ready to start working through the course!
How long will this course take me?
This a five-day course, however you can access all the lessons at any time!
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we will give you a full refund. The course is free, though.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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