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
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Blogging Your Passion was founded by Jonathan and Bob in early 2011. Their passion is helping bloggers become better bloggers. Read more about each of them below:

Bob's Journey to Full-Time Blogging

I have been blogging since early 2007 and have been earning a full-time living from my blogs since early 2009. And yes, being a full-time blogger is as good as you would imagine. Back in early 2007 I was talking to a friend of mine about the idea of building a website that I would put up a new article on a given topic each day. After brainstorming a bit, I found a couple ideas of topics that I was passionate about: Proverbs and Personal Finance. My first idea was to [Read More]

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.

Kindle Publishing Course

The Kindle Publishing Course covers everything you need to know to turn your book idea into a reality in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com in 30 days!. Over 24 step-by-step video tutorials, Kindle formatting templates, PDF cheat-sheets, and a lot more are included. All you need to bring to the table is the idea for your book, the course teaches you the rest.

Who it's best for:

  • Unpublished authors who want the quickest and easiest way to sell their book.
  • Those who have published a book, but want to turn it into a Kindle book.

Find out more about the Kindle Publishing Course here.

Five-Week Webinar Recordings

A while back we recorded a live 5-week webinar and we spent 1-2 hours each week covering 5 of the biggest challenges that most bloggers face:
  1. Just Getting Started - How to get your self-hosted blog set up, optimized, and up and running
  2. Creating Good Content - 20 article ideas that will help you prevent "writer's block" for good!
  3. Time Management - Tips and tricks from us on how we manage our time efficiently and effectively.
  4. Making Money - In this we talk about how to optimize Google Adsense to dramatically increase earnings, how to use affiliate programs effectively, and ways to be on the lookout for new streams of income from your blog.
  5. Getting Traffic - Traffic is the lifeblood of any blog and in this one Bob talks about what he did to get his blog up to 750,000 pageviews each month.

To find out more detail about what is covered in each webinar and all the additional bonuses offered in the webinar package just click here  -> BYP 5-Week Video Series.

Discussion Forum

Facebook Comments plugin on Wordpress

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Blog Feedback and questions

Started by Johnny Lee. Last reply by Barbara Turman Mar 2. 6 Replies

Hi everyone!  I am brand new to blogging and have a few posts out on my site.  Would you be willing to give me some feedback on my brand and my posts?  I love my brand of "Your Life Detective" but I am having difficulty deciding whether I should…Continue

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Our Called Woman Conference is in 2 WEEKS!. We want to extend a chance for 48 Days members to attend AND get a special discount. If you would like to bring a friend for FREE (or both share the cost of ONE ticket). Just register …Continue

Blogging Your Passion - Step #5c: Best Plugins and Settings for Wordpress

Started by Jonathan Milligan. Last reply by Levi Andersen Feb 27. 9 Replies

Hi Everyone! It is exciting to see more members joining our group every week. I have so much more to share with you and I cannot wait! Step 5 has been all about setting up your Wordpress Blog correctly. The reason I have so many subpoints is because…Continue

Blogging while I take the class

Started by Josh Schukman. Last reply by Jonathan Milligan Feb 25. 1 Reply

Hey y'all,I'm going to sign up for the blogging 101 class, but I have a goal to just get a blog set up right away, and I'd like to have that before I enroll so I can sort of use it as my test page for what I'm learning in the class.Best way to do…Continue

How to start blogging and where do I get all the content

Started by Barbara Turman. Last reply by Barbara Turman Feb 23. 2 Replies

Good Afternoon All,I am a soon to be author and was told that I need to start blogging and building an email list via an e-newletter.  It all feels overwhelming to have to write so much for blogging and e-newletter.  Are there any resources you can…Continue

3 Ways to Hit it Out of the Park As a Problogger

Started by Jonathan Milligan. Last reply by Chris Wensink Feb 22. 1 Reply

I was asked recently:"How do you hit it out of the park as a ProBlogger?"My 3 thoughts are:1. A growing email list of raving fans.2. Helpful, free content that knocks the socks off people.3. Products that WOW the expectations of others.What do you…Continue

Server upgraded, Feedback needed

Started by Chris Wensink Nov 27, 2013. 0 Replies

ok everyone, I need to ask a favor of you. I just completed the migration over from a standard hosting account to a virtual private server (VPS) from bluehost, can everyone go to …Continue

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Comment by Cheri Swalwell on December 9, 2013 at 9:39am

I want to say thank you to everyone in this group for your help and answering all my questions.  As a result, Spoken from the Heart: Journey from Fear to Faith is now available to buy as a paperback. 

Is there someone on your Christmas list who needs a bit of encouragement this year? Maybe they are walking through a journey they were placed on that's kind of scary (medical diagnosis, financial issues, job insecurity) or maybe they think they are hearing God's voice to step out and try something new but are a little afraid to take that first step.

God placed it on my heart to write a book to offer encouragement to people, not just during the Christmas season, but throughout the year.  If you can think of someone who needs a little hope this year, it’s a great stocking stuffer or “just because” gift to let them know you care.  If you need a little pick-me-up or encouragement, it’s great to buy one for yourself as well. 

I have provided the link below to make shopping that much easier. 


* By using the above link, I will receive a small commission. 

Comment by Karen Allen on December 5, 2013 at 10:48pm

Hello. I’m looking forward to learning more and getting to know other members of the group.

Comment by Cheri Swalwell on October 21, 2013 at 6:46am


I signed up for Blogging Your Passion University.  I am unsure how to get started though - how to access all the wonderful resources so I can begin learning.

I've been writing a blog for the past two years now, but would like to grow the audience and learn how to use it to earn passive income. Thank you for your help with this.  I'm excited to get started and begin "blogging my passion." 

Thank you for your help. 

in Him,

Cheri Swalwell


Comment by Erin Shaw on September 17, 2013 at 1:41am


You're welcome. Glad you found it helpful.

Comment by Kathy on September 16, 2013 at 7:46pm


Thanks for the very exceptional info all of us involved in social media should know.  Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on August 28, 2013 at 7:28pm

Hey Victor, you are welcome...glad it is helpful to you!


Comment by Victor Illian on August 28, 2013 at 3:24pm

The coursework on Blogging Your Passion is great!  I'm working through 201 now and have found several helpful things to apply to my blog and my process.  Thanks Jonathan and Bob!

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on July 12, 2013 at 8:06am

Welcome to the group! Not sure if you are familiar with our online blogging school or not. We just opened the door for 50 additional BETA members if you want to take a look. As of right now, we only have 26 spots left. 

We did a webinar about it here [replay link]: http://bloggingyourpassion.com/webinar-replay

or, you can learn more about what the New Blogging Your Passion Online University is all about here: http://BloggingYourPassion.com/beta

Comment by Emily Buresh on July 12, 2013 at 7:59am

Hi everyone. I've been blogging off and on for years, but just recently was inspired to start my newest blog on how to make art life whether it's in the visual or preforming arts. I've not been successful just yet, but this is my goal and want to gather resources for others to achieve this dream. I would love to learn how to do this full time :) Have a beautiful day!


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