Let's face it. Many of the reviews you read aren't written by the customer themselves but by a marketer trained to say exactly the right words to make you buy.

Knowing this, most of us have stopped paying attention to them altogether. If they're not real, what use do they have?

It's a fair question, and so for my class, I decided to do something different. Rather than have students submit reviews directly to me, where I could edit and tweak them to perfection, I decided to let them write whatever they want in the comments section, and then you could read it for yourself.

So, check it out. The comments below are totally unedited, and I told my students to say anything they want, good or bad. When you become a student yourself, you'll be able to leave one too.


  1. Shantell
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 17:24:21

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    Aug 29, 2014 @ 08:39:11

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  3. Marsha Stopa
    May 09, 2014 @ 09:47:44

    Hi Jear,

    You can register for the GuestBlogging course at

    I think you also signed up for the Serious Bloggers Only membership, which is different and a monthly subscription.

    Let me know how I can help.


    • imani
      Jun 21, 2014 @ 07:33:12


      What is the Serious Bloggers Only course? I'm interested.

    • Nick
      Jun 25, 2014 @ 09:46:03

      Hi Marsha,

      I am also interesting in this training, could you please give me more details on
      what is the different between GuestBlogging course vs Serious Bloggers Only membership ?
      Not sure which one I should take


      • Ana
        Aug 05, 2014 @ 22:50:06

        Hi Marsha,

        I'm also interested in the difference between these two courses. Thank you.

      • Marsha Stopa
        Aug 11, 2014 @ 10:52:28

        Hi Ana,

        The sales page for Serious Bloggers Only explains the difference now:

        You'll find it under the subtitle, "How is this all different from the posts we publish for free?"

        Hope that's helpful.

  4. Joseph Robinson
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 14:32:58

    I too was scared to spend five figures with a dude on the internet. I popped for the big course, the one-on-one time, the ass-kicking. I too doubted the guarantee, the value proposition. The gall, he actually interviewed me to see if I was worthy enough to pay him.

    One of Jon's Facebook posts shows one of those cute pictures of a cat holding a keyboard. The caption reads, "OK, I've downloaded WordPress now when does the money come in?"

    So many people don't get that joke.

    That is where Jon starts. You get the joke and then get to work.

    On one of our conference calls with people all over the world attending, an insight occurred to me: This is it, I thought, this is the moment in life where you are being asked to hang it all out there. This is for real.

    One of my fellow students was in tears from the fear and overwhelm of it. She is passionate, driven, and yet the level of vulnerability required to bleed on the internet for the world to see ... is, well, is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage. It takes a team of people to cheer you on. It takes confidence that people are behind you and they are going to help. With Jon's help, with our mutual encouragement she got it together, has had several guest posts and is chugging right along.

    You pay for Jon's class, you join a movement. An unstoppable force.

    Can you get this information anywhere? Yes. Shoot, Jon gives it to you up front in nicely organized mind map. Its all there, complete, ready to digest, ready for you to make it all happen.

    What was that insight that sold it for me? What was the moment that said this is all worth it?

    Well, I blurted out something on the call I'll never forget. I said something like, "you know its not everyday somebody asks you to be totally Awesome."

    And that is what Jon does - he inspires you to want to be awesome. He doesn't just say it, he believes it. To be a popular blogger, in the noise of the internet is way more than technique, steps, lists. Its about that kind of thinking and action that goes way beyond tips and tricks.

    It is about becoming awesome, if you can.

    It is about figuring out why, if you are not.

    As I write this, I'm not awesome. My blog hasn't even launched. I've yet to get a guest post. You go through the class, none of that stuff is guaranteed.

    Because you have to show up and be awesome.

    Work hard, grow, evolve.

    You've got a voice, do something with it.

    You can't get any better a chance at becoming awesome than learning from a Master like Jon Morrow.

  5. Steven A. Lowe
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 17:33:31

    Jon's courses are indeed worth it, and YES HE PAID ME TO SAY SO. I gave him some money first, then he paid me back a hundredfold with lessons, information, inspiration, tactics, strategies, consultations, insights, experience, opportunities, techniques, introductions, and continuous encouragement.

    If you google carefully, you can indeed find many of the answers to your blogging questions on the Internet for free - in articles written by Jon Morrow and/or his students.

  6. Rohi
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 23:20:12

    I've joined and am waiting for the doors to open. With bated breath.

  7. Peter
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 19:59:41

    If i say the reviews are awesome that the stuff understatement are made off.

    Reading this review I came to a honest conclusion. JON IS A MASTER Con. Now did i scare u guys. When I say con, I mean it in a positive way.

    This review is a stuff made of legends. Its the art of sleeping with your readers. Knowing their innermost fears and dealing with them in a decisive way.
    It's like taking that new born and keeping her in the mother's bosom-giving her that sense of belonging, killing the sense of dear.
    Jon I doff my heart to this earth shattering review. A warm blooded plot to out wit even the most cynical.

  8. Liz Seda
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 17:50:51

    This course has infinitely improved my writing and my confidence in guest posting. Not only from the lessons, but from the forum as well, which is just as valuable if not more so.

    One of my guest posts went so well in fact that I had several people email me personally wanting to know more about my story. Then others wrote their own blog posts about that guest post!!

    And I couldn't have done it without Jon, Marsha, and Shane and the support of this community.

    Even more, I've been accepted to be a regular contributor at No more pitching for me, just writing.

    Thank you so much!

  9. Jared Coad
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 23:58:24

    Great program and advice

  10. Coach Comeback
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 16:24:18

    YOWZER! Who's life was changed after only 2 months of taking this course? THIS GUY RIGHT HERE!

    I think the value and benefits of this course is completely UNDERSOLD!

    Who cares that Jon takes you by the hand and walks you through the process of the most effective way to build a thriving fanbase and tons of highly targeted traffic on demand.

    So what if you get to name-drop the most popular blogger in the world in your email pitches. Or that you get to speak to him live at least once a month with your own questions during the Q and A calls.

    And big freakin deal if you get a behind the scenes look at why big blogs reject guest posts and how to virtually guarantee you get your accepted every time and a look inside the brilliant mind of Zen Habits Leo Babauta.


    I mean C'mon! I would pay MONTHLY for a service like that. Editing alone costs about $100 bucks a pop these days.

    There is so much value delivered AFTER you have gone through the course it has literally blown my mind. Like really! I had to search on ebay and order a new one this weekend! "The team" (Jon Morrow, Shane Arthur and Marsha Stopa) inside this course is pure brilliance on steroids!

    If I did not say this.... I am happy with my purchase. See you inside.

  11. Tim Perry
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 22:10:33

    This is a fantastic course if you're serious about building a popular blog. The strategy is brilliant... and you will be motivated! Marsha provided outstanding advice and feedback on some really tough questions, and it quickly became obvious that my topic needed to change if I ever wish to build a successful blog.

    Keep in mind that I did not get very far, and it's purely my fault. I got stuck in the first module of the course, trying desperately to justify my poorly chosen topic. Then, after a few weeks, my priorities turned on their head and I no longer had time or money to focus on the course.

    I was issued a quick refund, no questions asked.

    Since then I've started to test out a blog topic on my website, using forum presence to generate traffic... but making no progress toward guest bogging.

    Your story will almost certainly have a sweeter outcome (not to say mine is over ;)). I highly recommend this course if you are self-motivated and can put in the time every week.

    If you're flailing to bootstrap a startup, like me, you may need to drop something to give this course the attention it deserves. It could be the most efficient way to gain a critical mass of loving followers, and harness the power of content marketing.

    If you have the time, you LOVE to write, and you're looking to strategically build a kickass blog... this course is definitely for you. When I'm ready to commit to this strategy, I'd have to be a stupid, ungrateful asshole to do anything BUT re-enrol in the course.

    Thank you Marsha and Jon!


  12. Pablo
    May 09, 2012 @ 04:59:26

    Great approach, highly feasible and realistic.

    We've been able to increase our blog ranks in a matter of weeks, great material!

    Traffic went up by 300% as well 😉

  13. Tom @ Right Mix Marketing
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 13:28:28

    I've taken a few courses and Jon's is definitely my favorite. I really looked forward to each module and learned a ton. Not only did I learn about guest blogging, but I also improved my own blogging style (priceless), and have mimicked some aspects of his webinar style for my own business blogging course! How's that for getting value out of a course?

    I enjoy the mix of recorded modules, the forum engagement and help and the Q&A calls that Jon hosts. It helps to learn in different ways and to be able to ask questions and get helpful advice.

    All this sounds great, I'm sure. But how about results? I registered on October 15th and by November 30th I had my first guest post in Problogger (search for Darwin's 12 Rules). I've since written several guest posts for various blogs and should have two upcoming posts at huge blogs in my industry (assuming all goes well). These posts all help me establish relationships with the blog owners and bring new visitors/potential clients to my site.

    I highly recommend Jon's course if you're ready to make things happen!

  14. Mo
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 14:19:26

    It´s only as the days and weeks go by that I realise just how much I learned from Jon´s course. In a sense, blogging is a science and in the end that´s what I took away from the course. I´m delighted to be able to drop back in on the forum and to review the course material but what I´m most happy about is how I´ve learned to trust somebody on the Internet as completely honest - Jon Morrow.

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  16. Paul Masri
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 04:23:47

    This is in response to Jon's email about "Billy Bob" who asked for a refund just to find out if Jon is for real.

    I signed up to one of Jon's courses a while back about Guest Blogging. About a week in I realised that it was the wrong course for me - I have a personal blog and I'm interested in blogging for business but I'm not into guest blogging and making blogging my business.

    So I reluctantly asked for a refund. I can vouch for Jon being straight up. The refund came through straightaway. I'm still on the mailing list and if Jon puts on a course that's closer to what I really need, he's got a sure customer here.


  17. Susan Kuhn
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 11:04:38

    I was not planning on taking this course -- I don't have my blog up yet, I wasn't looking to spend the money -- but the sales letter blew me away. The premise of the class -- that the blogosphere was organized now, and to succeed you needed a content networking strategy -- was a huge missing piece in my understanding, so I plunged in.

    Did I get a guest post and the coveted mentoring of John's during the class? No. Did I do ALL the homework? Most of it, not all. So, did I learn what was promised? HELL, YEAH!!

    First, I learned to "see" teh blogosphere with new and more insider eyes. I no longer "see" it as little me and big other people, but I see churning activity full of CONNECTIONS (a crucial lesson Jon teaches) between my interests and those of many popular bloggers in various niches. I also learned to think in terms of headlines (I even dream of headlines) as units of ideas that can readily become blog posts. I see interesting conversations that I can enrich and deepen to the mutual benefit of the host blogger and myself.

    Along with expanding my awareness, Jon provided many techniques to implement them, a great help to getting started.

    I recommend this class without reservation to anyone serious about content marketing -- although it focuses on guest blogging, it provides you with an insider's understanding of how blogging builds businesses. It's first rate.

  18. Cat Alford
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 19:06:03

    This is a wonderful class for anyone interested in becoming a serious writer and blogger. The turning point for me came when I got a phone consultation with Jon. He spent more than the budgeted time with me, and I was struck by how genuinely kind and encouraging he was. Since taking his class, I have scored 2 guest posts as well as a paid contributor position at a top fashion blog. I highly recommend him.

  19. Rikk Hansen
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 02:53:06

    If you’re serious about your blog, if you’re serious about getting more readers for your message, you want this course.

    I recommend it highly even if you’re brand new to blogging, just in launch mode and watching every penny like me. In fact especially if you are.

    In addition to learning Guest Blogging, I have no doubt that all my own blog writing will improve significantly from Jon’s mentorship – an outcome I didn’t expect.

    Not only did I find the content to be of extreme quality and dead-on wise; it’s designed with application and action in mind. A bonus was the inspiration and learned witnessing Jon demonstrating what he teaches within every aspect of his course delivery.

    While there was less forum interaction than I’d hoped for, the overall value exceeded my expectations. I will continue to use and benefit from this program for a long time.

    One improvement I’d suggest is to make the videos also downloadable as mp3 files – for those of us who have more commute time that in-front-of-computer time.

    Thanks Jon!

  20. Mary Speller
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 20:26:05

    I am currently taking Jon's course and I have learned so much. My understanding of how internet works has grown and I now see opportunities that I would previously just gone straight past.

    Jon's course is brilliantly put together. It is clear and I just want to keep on listening, after the video is over.

    Thanks so much Jon. If you do not take this course, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage.

  21. Molly Gordon
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 10:45:40

    I'm only in the middle of the third module of Jon's course, and I have to say I am very impressed. His videos are thorough, detailed, and easy to follow. I am convinced that his approach can result in significant guest posts.

    I do have two suggestions that would make an already strong course even stronger: compress the videos so that it is practical to download them and add checklists or worksheets so that we can return to the information without scrolling through the video. Yes, I am taking notes. But taking notes and pausing the video every minute or so is a bit of a hassle.

    That said, this is the best investment a blogger--beginning or experienced--could make in getting guest posts.

    • Molly Gordon
      Jul 27, 2011 @ 12:24:03

      One more thing: Jon is the most generous teacher I have ever encountered. His level of support and responsiveness are amazing.

  22. Peter Crawford
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 09:52:10

    I was worried I'd be way out of my league here, being just a beginning blogger. But Jon really does a good job of providing relevant content to the full range of bloggers. The course has provided me with an in-depth understanding of guest-blogging.

    Now, I just need to get my rear in gear and get out and do it! I'm convinced that armed with Jon's helpful instructions I'll succeed.

  23. R Reardon
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 10:00:49

    Hello Jon,

    For me, this course delivered value in three core areas:

    1. A systems approach to creating (a blog, or your position, or your message), etc.

    2. Certainty that I was on the right track --not wasting time.

    3. A real world, experienced, and human approach to delivering the needed content by you --Jon Morrow.

    I loved it -- and i gained a lot more that expected.

    Richard Reardon

  24. Roger
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 21:15:45

    Jon's Guest Blogging course is one of the best I've taken.

    A clear process. Bite-size 'action steps'. Great copy writing advice. Entertaining videos.

    That's how I'd describe Jon's course.

    I originally used the concepts to promote my blog.

    Later, I realized that the process was just as good for looking for consulting clients.

    It worked.

    Thanks, Jon. You inspire me!

  25. Hoong Yee
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 13:45:05

    I would love to wrap jon up with a big red bow and send him out as a gift to the world of people with a passion for making the world a better place.

    you certainly kept my eyes on the prize and focused on what is truly important in being a better writer, blogger and most of all, a better person.

    Thank you for making guest blogging a playground for the fearless!

  26. Diane Hunter
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 19:46:16

    Simply put, from my perspective, Jon over delivers in every category of his guest blogging class. I continue to refer to the rich content and resources. Earlier this month, the process came together for me and a site I've dreamed of guest posting for published my submission. 🙂

    I'm deeply grateful, Jon for your generosity and your work gets my highest possible recommendation.

  27. Linda Gabriel
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 17:17:19

    Jon's course is full of great info, and lots of support, clearly delivered.

    As one of the other comments mentioned, the only problem I've had is me. Mostly it's been a time thing, or MAYbe... just maybe, it's the lizard brain resistance thing.

    I'm thrilled that all the info will always be there for me to revisit and put into action.

    Someone commented that Jon's course is the Art of War for bloggers. Yes...

    and a great companion would be a copy of Pressfield's "War of Art" and/or "Do the Work"!

  28. Tammy Bleck
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 15:18:41

    Years ago, (more than I care to remember), I signed my friends high school yearbooks with the obligatory "don't ever change" signature.

    Here I am, over forty years later, and I've encountered a warm, wonderful businessman whom I want to say: Don't every change. This time, I mean it.

    Jon Morrow is one of a kind. Too bad. We could sure use more people like him. Wicked smart and gentle in nature, he possesses a propensity for helping others. Oh sure, he charges for his teaching, but it’s to his credit that he charges far less than he could. His information, his experience, his willingness to share; well, it’s golden.

    Blogging is a business. A big one. If you’re trying to break into it, I don’t think you want to miss what Jon has to say.

    I began his blogging course about three months ago. Unfortunately life circumstances halted me from fulfilling the course. I managed a call or two and minimal involvement. I asked if I could continue the course after everyone was done. Of course Jon said ‘no problem, I’m here when you’re ready’. Awesome!

    And, boy is he. Always ready to share the secrets of the trade, nifty coaching ideas, and a boat load of do’s and don’ts’, his modules are easy, quick and filled with all the “need to know” stuff you didn’t even know you needed to know! Beyond helpful!

    I recommend Jon to anyone who wants to get the grip on being a professional blogger. I also recommend him as an all around nice guy you may want to hang out with one day. I know I’d welcome the chance.

    If you’re serious about breaking into the blogging hemisphere, don’t go it alone, it’s a jungle out there. Call Jon, sign up and go be successful!

    And here is my shout out to him….hey, Jon…I’m ready!

    Tammy Bleck

  29. Debbie @ Happy Maker
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 09:44:04

    I have taken some good classes about blogging, etc. But I love the way Jon teaches. He makes it easy, gets down to business and just teaches you what you have to do. He even goes as far to let you know if you need to make any changes in your site.

    If you listen to what Jon teaches and put it to work for yourself you will come out on top. He really knows what he is doing and doesn't through a lot at you at one time.

    He teaches you how to write and the headliners to use. Those headliners can make a big difference. When it comes to guest blogging, just do what he teach and you will amaze yourself.
    Got to love the man.

    Thanks Jon you are you are remarkable. Blessing to you,

  30. Ainslie Hunter
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 05:48:25

    I would describe this product as the modern day’s Art of War (for bloggers of course)

    Jon has created a comprehensive list of strategies that will help you pinpoint the best guest blogging opportunities for you. You also receive specific explanation of what to do and why it is so important.

    His expectations are high, and his advice is razor sharp.

    This is Jon Morrow.

  31. Russ Henneberry
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 14:22:01

    Between the outstanding lessons provided by Jon and the wonderful people that provide support and guidance in the forums, this course is an absolute no-brainer.

    I have doubled the subscriber base on my blog as a result of the guest blogging tactics I learned in this course.

  32. Mike Kirkeberg
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 10:43:20

    I loved this course. The only obstacle I have found in implementing Jon's incredible advice is me.

    You will not find one part of this guest blogging course to be a waste of time. There is workable material in every single module and the forum is useful, timely, and readily available.

    Great job, Jon.


  33. Todd R. Tresidder
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 10:04:22

    Jon's class delivered more value than I expected in ways that surprised me.

    When I came to the class I was already guest posting on relevant blogs in my niche. My blog was doing okay. I understood the basics of the strategy.

    However, Jon takes you behind the scenes of the A-list blogs and shows you how guest posting works at the highest levels where the most value is.

    Most importantly, he takes writing a post to a much higher level...

    In other words, I had been reading Copyblogger for a couple of years and thought I understood the elements of writing a quality post, but Jon showed me there was still much to learn... and he taught it in a way I could use!

    There is a reason Jon is a successful blogger/writer, and he teaches you how to replicate that success.

    My posts after the class were some of my most successful to date thanks to what I've learned from Jon.

  34. Sherice
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 08:12:19

    Having previously had posts published on Copyblogger, Problogger and others, I already knew the value of guest posting and building up a solid reputation. Jon's course allowed me to take that knowledge to the next level with helpful instructions that really impacted how I write and who I write for.

    I highly recommend this course whether you're just starting out with blogging or you've already made an impression on some of the top sites in your industry. It will change the way you look at "getting traffic" - forever.

  35. Dries Cronje
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 07:27:12

    When I joined Jon Morrow's Guest Blogging course I expected something that helps you get a guest post published on another blog with more readers than your own. I was not disappointed.

    In fact, I was surprised. Jon's course could be a course on making a living online. It covers aspects as diverse as writing a good post, networking with other bloggers, using Twitter as an interaction tool, how to comment on a blog and get your comments noticed, to name but a few. It shows you secrets of how to get noticed by large bloggers in such a way that they cannot ignore you...I will be using the things I learned here for many years.

    All this said, Jon delivers the original promise stunningly. I am now fully ready and capable of writing excellent posts and getting them published on some of the busiest blogs out there.

    I cannot recommend this course highly enough to anyone serious about making a living online. If you follow Jon's advice and instructions (which are very practical) you will revolutionize your online business results in a few short months.

  36. Philippa Davies
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 07:25:35

    Wheeehooo...Jon's approach is rational, highly intelligent and realistic. You do stuff as a result of this course - and he's slightly scary which always helps...

    Jon's materials are fab, very focussed and relevant. A model of how to coach online.

    I got slightly less out of the in-conversation recordings. For my preference, the small talk meandered sometimes at the start.I found myself shouting 'come along, get on with it' at the lap-top. (Camomile tea would probably help).

    And oh traffic went up a lot!

  37. Patrick Garmoe
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 00:17:38

    I was in Jon's first class, and I believe it was the first online paid education program I ever tried.

    It changed my life without a doubt. It's that simple. Jon did an excellent job in short videos educating me on all the best and most important nuts and bolts aspects of guest blogging, and more importantly building an audience for yourself thanks to guest blogging.

    The class at least when I took it was no-fluff. Jon doesn't go out of his way to have the best-looking interface, nor is there so much content that you choke on it like in some courses. It's delivered in digestible pieces on a weekly basis, so you have time to learn the technique and implement. He's like a professor that forces you to work while providing you a path to success. It's not exactly fun, just fruitful for you.

    I haven't been nearly as diligent guest blogging as I'd like, but thanks to the class I saw amazing results quickly. My initial two guest posts out of the class were placed on Copyblogger and, both large industry blogs. It also helped give me the confidence to get the guest post. I've also received offers to post at other large blogs.

    My Copyblogger article went viral, thanks to Jon's advice.
    And it four months later continues to rank among the top blog posts of the year on Copyblogger. Check it out here:

    You see, Jon doesn't only teach you how to get a guest post placed. That's just the first step. He teaches you how to wring the most value out of the post, not just for your own ego, but to impress the blog owner and make you a standout even among top guest bloggers. This is an example of that. He also does a fantastic job teaching you the mechanics of what makes up a great blog post, and how to market the post to maximize readership.

    In addition, I've also seen some of my blog posts on our company website receive more than 1,000 visits, even though I haven't worked hard to promote that content.

    So buy this course if you have a desire to guest blog, and take your blog or a future blog from obscurity to popularity in a hurry.

    Jon is the best teacher you could find on this subject without a doubt. You can find plenty of blogs that teach about blogging and guest blogging, but I guarantee you there isn't another program online that provides the deep, detailed information on how to get ahead in blogging. The best stuff always costs money. This is the best stuff, and worth every freaking penny he charges.

    It's astoundingly excellent material.

    If you don't have a popular blog six months after completing this course, honestly, you're to blame. Jon arms you with everything you need to know.

    And on top of everything else, he's funny, inspiring and simply a great guy.

    Jon will going down in blogging history as one of the biggest names in this new genre. A John Steinbeck for the Internet era. He's that kind of awesome.

  38. Patricia Proctor
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 23:24:00

    Here is what I thought of Jon’s class. I agree with everything that everyone wrote above but I have to say for me – I came away from the class with a sense of failure on my part in getting the most out of the class.

    It’s the kind of power class that if you don’t have all your ducks lined up before you start you’ll be lucky to make the progress you are hoping for. This is not a baby class and I don’t think I was prepared for all the time and work that I needed to put into it.

    I was unrealistic in expecting that there would be more interaction with Jon than listening to the videos and some interaction on the forum. I had a 15 minute session with Jon that was very good (awesome actually) but then I felt I was pretty much on my own after that. I was not able to attend any of the Q & A sessions and there was no recording of them for our class which I had hoped for. I did go back and listen to the Q & A from other classes and there was a ton of good information in them. Make sure you read everything that is posted in the forum– not just the class you enroll in. Read the guest posts from day one that other bloggers submit and note especially Jon’s answers to them. I didn’t do this till the end of the class and found a wealth of information there I hadn’t even touched.

    What would have been helpful for me in getting more out of the class would have been a written assignment at the end of each video. This was done for the first two classes but after that a lot of it was just audio/video and though I took notes I kept getting a sort of “I’m lost” and a sense of being “overwhelmed with all the information” about what to do next.

    I do suffer from audio ADD so I’m sure this played a big role in my not getting the most out of the class. I would have loved a companion workbook with a two or three paragraph summation of the video of each week and the assignment clearly stated after that.

    I’m also the kind of person that likes the second grade recognition of having a sheet on the board that each student could click on and get a star when they finished each task. (Doesn’t that sound silly?) I would have liked the sense of seeing what everyone else is doing and making sure I stay up with the class. I kept feeling I was all alone in my own little blogging corner of the world.
    I know some of this is negative about the class but I am glad that I took the class. I learned so much that if I was to tell you point by point I would write a book maybe an encyclopedia.

    What is WAY OVER THE TOP about this class is that though the class I was in is over, I still have access to go back and listen to each and every session. This means that even if I am a slow learner, slow to put things into action – all is not lost. In fact, I actually have started taking the class over again – session by session with my little ducks more in a row and have confidence that the second and maybe even third time around will reap the benefits I am hoping for.

    The bottom line about this course – is that it is up to you to make it work. Don’t expect a lot of hand holding but if you are ready to take your blog to the next level and are willing to put in the time and effort to make it happen – I don't think you will be disappointed.

    • admin
      Jul 17, 2011 @ 20:17:09

      This a fair review. I won't dispute that you need to work hard to get the most out of it. Also, most of the interaction with me comes after you get a guest post accepted and work with me to make it perfect. At that point, you get 5+ hours of my time. But if you never get a guest post accepted, and you can't attend any of the Q&A calls, then yeah, you're missing out on a lot.

      One thing to clarify, though. The recordings of the Q&A calls are automatically posted by the teleconference service, and you can stream them, download them, whatever you like. Sometimes it's not obvious how to do that, so I'll email you some links for those.

      Also, some of the lessons have specific homework, but not all of them. I'll look into adding some more, so everything is crystal clear.

      Thanks for the feedback!

  39. Shane Arthur
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 21:11:18

    Let me use an analogy I thought of while taking Jon's course to describe what going through GuestBlogging is like. Remember the movie The Matrix when Neo realized he is The One and sees everything in zeros and ones? That's how you will see the path to blogging success after taking Jon's course.

    I was interacting on Larry Brooks' Story Fix site and left a comment stating how his teaching methods also reminded me of The Matrix. Low and behold, the #1 rated blog for writers liked the analogy and asked me for a guest post:

    And once you get one guest post at a popular blog, you're a shoo-in for others:

    The Headline Hacks file alone is worth the price of the course.

    Piggy-backing on Jon's connections is worth the price of the course.

    Interacting with other members, who then hire you for your skills is worth the price of the course.

    Stop bleepin' around and take the course!

    After taking it, you'll look at blogging and say, "I know Kung Fu!"

  40. Stan Dubin
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 20:22:25

    I went through Jon's original "guest-blogging" program from start-to-finish. I also spent thirty minutes with him over the phone.

    There were many aspects that were helpful. But what I particularly was Jon's attitude towards this subject. He didn't pull any punches, he didn't baby us along. He wasn't harsh or rude, but he just stated things in a VERY refreshing straightforward fashion.

    If you're considering doing his program, I'd give it a full vote of confidence. Well, unless you're a wall flower and only want to absorb ideas and not execute them, because then you be wasting your time and money.

  41. Steven A. Lowe
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 20:11:57

    5 Reasons to Take the Course

    1. It works - way better than any "SEO ninja" BS black-hat link-spam or build-a-bear blog-in-a-can course can ever work. Those may be great to get you started, but Jon will get you flying.

    2. You learn about the craft of writing, which is copywriting. Painlessly. It is necessary, and no one teaches it better than Jon.

    3. You learn about the ins and outs of the blogosphere, and how to mingle with the A-listers quickly and easily.

    4. You learn how to write a compelling headline, how to make important points concisely, and how to keep readers reading and tweeting.

    5. You get, on tap, the wit and wisdom of Jon Morrow. That alone is worth the price of admission.

    I know, I know, point #5 sounds like a fan-boy blowing smoke, but let me put it this way: you can't argue with success, and you can learn from the master. Jon will teach you what you need to be both. I didn't know Morrow from Morrisey at the beginning of this course, and became a full-fledged Minion of Morrow voluntarily based solely on the extraordinary value Jon provided in this course, the Q&A calls, and the one-on-one coaching sessions.

  42. JC DEen
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 19:57:30

    Short and sweet.

    Jon is the real deal and is very good at what he is teaching in this course. Within a few weeks of the course, I had an article accepted at Problogger and have been writing more and more guest articles when I have the time.

    His information is solid and if you do what he says, you will make progress with your guest writing efforts.

    JC Deen

  43. Gabrielle
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 13:14:26

    I first started blogging through Ed Dale's 30 Day Challenge. I learned a lot during that time, but wasn't getting results. I started too many blogs to list with no clue on what to do or how to blog.

    I started working as a writer for some established blogs, but received a rude awakening when an editor told me my content sucked... And it did.

    Instead of quitting, I decided to enroll in Jon Morrow's blogging program to figure it out. I loved Jon's writing style and knew I was gaining writing and traffic advice from him at the same time.

    You see, Jon has this way of inspiring people using humor and story. His videos are inspiring, funny and informative. He made writing for big blogs look easy and rekindled my spirit. I started putting his techniques into action while working for clients and saw results immediately.

    They were getting comments, more traffic and increased page views.

    I put his insights into action on one of my own blogs and saw an 80% increase in my email list signups. And that was just by using his Headline Hacks report.

    So when I finally got serious about building my business blog, I started guest posting.

    Low and behold, my first guest post was for Copyblogger. I was so nervous, but it wound up with 2,201 tweets and 164 comments!

    I have since posted on two other major websites and have had so many great comments from readers and traffic to my own site.

    I have to say that I've taken a lot of classes online for life coaching, neuro-linguistic programming, writing and marketing. None of those even came close to the value you receive when you take Jon Morrow's guest blogging course. He makes the action steps easy and backs it up with his own stories and inspiration.

    I've learned more with Jon than I ever received from an ebook, distance learning class or even many other webinars and videos out there.

    If you want a popular blog that gets results, you have to join Jon Morrow's Guest Blogging program. See you on the inside.

  44. Stacey
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 14:09:24

    Earlier this year I “landed” a literary agent, but that was after months of contacting many other agents and editors.

    The primary feedback I got from everyone who passed was that I needed a “bigger platform” because my book is of the type (personal development) that is “platform-dependent” -- meaning whether or not my book will get published depends on my ability to show that I already have a large number of engaged readers.

    I realized that one of the best ways to build my platform would be to focus on blogging. Blogs have helped writers whom I admire, like Danielle LaPorte, Katrina Kenison, Lissa Rankin and Kris Carr, engage large audiences and land great book deals.

    So I knew I needed to engage more readers. But how was I going to do that?

    My modus operandi whenever I want to get better at something is to identify a mentor to help me. In this case I chose Jon's Guest Blogging program.

    Within a month of starting, my first guest post went up to Jen Gresham’s Everyday Bright (read *her* success story above).

    There’s no doubt that Jon's program helped me produce a great blog post and get on a very popular blog that helped me increase my own readership.

    More importantly, his program helped me to become a better writer. It’s an incredible feeling to know that I’m capable of the kind of quality writing I produced for Jen’s blog. And that feeling is worth 10 times the cost of Jon’s program. For that I really can’t thank Jon enough.

    If you’re serious about quitting your job, living your dream life and changing the world with your words, you’ll want to get in on this program.

  45. Travis Robertson
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 14:58:17

    I had the privilege of being in Jon's very first Guest Blogging group and I can honestly say that it was one of the best investments I made in my business.

    I am extremely skeptical of programs like this because the claims always seem outrageous. "Grow your blog by thousands of visitors PER DAY!!" And so on...

    But something about Jon's pitch seemed completely genuine and transparent. Plus, Jon had the track record to back up the claims.

    I had never paid for a program like this before but I took the plunge. Here are my results:

    1. Prior to starting the program, the largest day on my site was about 250-300 visitors. Within two weeks of starting the program, the largest day on my site jumped to over 3,000 people thanks to one tip Jon provided before the first lesson even started.

    2. The top 5 posts on my blog have each received thousands social media Stumbles, FB "Likes", and Twitter shares combined. I owe that to the lessons I learned in the program.

    3. I've written some popular posts on a few major blogs and know that I can easily get posted on just about any site I choose to submit to.

    4. I've formed relationships with people in my niche that have been extremely helpful in growing my business and my brand.

    Here's why you'll appreciate the program:

    1. Jon's teaching style is straight to the point. No fluff. No crap. He shows you what works - your job is to do exactly what he says. It will work every single time.

    2. The community of people in the program is awesome. The feedback and the partnerships you can form in the group are great. Plus the additional feedback and tips provide support and inspiration to keep pushing forward.

    3. No matter where you are in your blogging experience, you will learn something. Beginners and experienced bloggers have something to learn from Jon.

    4. This is more than just Guest Blogging. You have access to one of the most successful bloggers and Jon is really cool about fielding a lot of different questions and the guy knows his stuff. Use him and setup appointments with him every opportunity you get. I had him pick apart my blog and made every change he suggested.

    If you want to build a successful blog in your niche, you'd be crazy not to invest in this program.

    Thanks, Jon!

    Travis Robertson

  46. Jack Price
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 13:32:48

    Everyone knows what a great blog writer Jon Morrow is. Every post he writes goes wildly viral and is read millions of times.

    There are a few things you probably don't know about him, so I'm going to set the record straight today.

    1) Jon's writing ability didn't just fall from the sky into his lap. He did the difficult work of figuring out for himself exactly what works on the web. That's good, because now he knows exactly how he does it. More important, he is willing to share his knowledge with others.

    2) Jon teaches in a way that is entertaining yet highly useful and actionable. I found myself jotting notes from his lessons onto index cards and taping them above my desk. One of them (the musician with the hat analogy) is still there as a reminder of the difficult task writers face every day.

    3) Jon pulls no punches. One of his most devastating lessons was this: there's no such thing a nine. I won't spoil the surprise, but I will tell you that hearing that lesson was like getting beat up with a baseball bat. I'll never look at a line of my writing in quite the same way again.

    4) Jon is generous. My God, what an understatement! His course provided more value than I ever imagined it could, including personal attention when we needed it.

    I have been blessed in my life with a succession of what I call landmark people: people who have entered my life and made a profoundly positive effect upon me. Jon is such a landmark person. I'm not quite the same person I was before I got to know Jon.

    All of us in the first Guest Blogging class walked away grateful for all we learned from Jon. We are also grateful to have made a valuable business contact and a great friend.

    It is my honor to recommend this fine man and his wonderful program of instruction. If you think you need help with your writing, you're probably right. You won't find a better course than Jon's.

    Jack Price

    • Dave Visaya
      Jul 31, 2013 @ 21:05:06

      This comment is worth a blog post! Yes, John is indeed phenomenal. I have yet to learn now he's even using the technique again on the webinar about getting thousands of subscribers in this new project/site of his. I'm amazed. I'm looking forward for more from this guy.

  47. Danny @ Firepole Marketing
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 21:40:50

    My first two blogs were both spectacular failures. I thought I knew what I was doing, but neither of them got anywhere near escape velocity – no traffic, and no subscribers. And neither of them made any money.

    Firepole Marketing is different; in our first six months we grew to over 5,000 monthly visitors, an Alexa ranking below 125,000, an intensely engaged community (my most popular post has gone viral, with 147 comments), and repeat guest appearances on blogs like Copyblogger, Kikolani, Think Traffic, and Problogger.

    And am I making money? Hell yes – in the last 30 days, Firepole Marketing made me over $5,000.

    So what did I do differently?

    I stopped trying to figure it out on my own, and got some help. Specifically, I signed up for Jon’s Guestblogging course.

    Following Jon’s advice, I landed thirty guest posts on major blogs – starting with Copyblogger. And Jon has been a prince – genuinely looking out for his students.

    Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t have Jen’s numbers yet. But I’m getting there, and a very large part of that is thanks to Jon and his program.

    So Jon, THANK YOU!

  48. Jen Gresham
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 15:37:40

    When I first started blogging, I told myself I'd keep at it for at least six months, to really give it a chance. But six months rolled around and I was still only getting approximately 30 unique views a day.

    People tried to tell me "That's great! That's more than I get!" but I knew I could do better. I'm just not happy unless I'm excelling.

    So I enrolled in Jon's course. I always wondered what I needed to do to "catch the eye" of some big name blogger and land a guest post. Thankfully, Jon showed me I could be a lot more proactive and brave than that.

    Within weeks, I had guest posts accepted at some of the top blogs on the internet (Zen Habits and Jonathan Fields). To my surprise, I landed over a 1000 new subscribers in the first month after those posts lit up the internet. This technique far exceeded my expectation.

    Even more important than landing guest posts was learning how to up my game at my own blog. I was a pretty good writer to begin with, but Jon showed me how to structure a post for maximum effect. My engagement went through the roof. Now, if a post of mine doesn't get at least 50 comments, I think it's a failure. (I'm only half kidding)

    If you really want to be a bloger, if you want to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry, this course is a must have. This course literally changed my life: I finally felt confident enough to quit my job and blog full time. And I owe it all to Jon. THANKS!

    • Junhax
      Oct 10, 2011 @ 18:11:35

      Did you really get a guest post at Zen Habits . . . when he states that he will not be accepting ANY guest posts?


    • admin
      Oct 10, 2011 @ 18:28:38

      Actually, that's not true. Zen Habits accepts guest posts on a regular basis. It's just invitation-only, and so the question becomes, "How do you get invited?"

      And for the record, here are Jen's posts:

    • Junhax
      Oct 10, 2011 @ 19:56:49