Blogging Mentor

by Brad Isaac on June 25, 2007

You read my post about how important it is to find a mentor in your chosen field.  Mentors can make your job easier by cutting away non-productive actions and directions and replacing them with lean systems.

Last week I read a great (free) eBook called the Blog Profits Blueprint by Yaro Starak.  It has dozens of tips to help build traffic and notoriety to a new or established blog.

My blog’s traffic has leveled off over the past 6-8 months, so I went out looking for some help.  The Blog Profits Blueprint surprisingly had a number of tips I hadn’t considered.  I put some of his tips into action and have so far seen a couple hundred new readers to the blog.  Welcome new readers!

I decided that since I had gotten such good early results from the eBook, I’d go ahead and join his blogging mentoring program.  After all, I’m not a blog promotion expert.  I just write what I think will be helpful to ya and let nature take it’s course.  Hint: nature doesn’t do too much on its own.

So I signed up for Yaro’s Blog Mastermind mentoring program and started going through his introductory materials.  I’ve asked a few questions and am awaiting his response.

There are currently 3 videos and about 6 MP3s including interviews with  Darren Rowse of Problogger and Brian Clark of Copyblogger.  I have only listened to Darren’s interview so far and it’s great. 

The first lesson via email was as I expected; it focused on “how to set up a blog”, but it did have some good time management tips for bloggers – especially geared for someone who is into The 4-Hour Workweek philosophy.

Yaro’s ebook and his interview with Darren Rowse have inspired some changes around here.  Here’s some of the changes I’ve implemented to this blog so far…


You’ll see a slight change to my blog where I put in a Resources column in the upper right.  The first entry is Writing Your Way to Wealth On The Web.  This is what Yaro call’s pillar content and when new readers visit, theoretically, see some strong benefits to staying on as a long term reader.

There are more resources on the way, so stay tuned!

RSS Subscribe

I also moved the RSS subscribe up top in a more prominent position.  The RSS subscribe will prevent people from “hunting” for it, and may grab a few more permanent readers. 

Popular posts

The Popular posts are now positioned higher up (above the fold), The reason is to give new readers incentive to become long term readers since they can click through to the hot posts right away.

What are your thoughts?  Are the changes a good idea?  Do you have any suggestions for me to increase readership?

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June 26, 2007 at 11:12 am


I’m a big fan of Yaro’s work and it’s nice to get an inside perspective on his Blog Traffic Course.

Back in late 2005, I first came across his business blog (and an article on creating niche websites) and the Internet marketing bug bit me. Through his podcasts and blog posts I learned a lot about the landscape of Internet business. The blogging newsletter he started when he was developing his course had very high value content in every issue.

These days, my main work isn’t focused on blogging, so I’m not in the market for the course, but I know that anyone who wants to give blogging a real try will be in good hands with Yaro.

I wish you much success with the course and look forward to updates on your experiences.

Andrew Seltz
The Go-To Guy!

June 26, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Thanks for sharing this. I also believe that we need enough resources in order to make things work. A single source alone is not enough to give us the boost we need to develop.

Roy June 27, 2007 at 3:21 pm

What is our agenda?

To show the world what Christians, Buddhists, Africans, Americans, Indians, Chiense, Arabs, Muslims, Hindus and others are doing rather than what their books say.

We need to make slight changes to high level agreements as a result. It is part of the evolutionay process. It is like biofeedback. It’s the wash. It’s Programming.

June 27, 2007 at 5:12 pm

I also read about this mentor program, but decided that as a new blogger there is lots of useful information already out there relevant for me. However I will be interested in how you find the program in case it is more relevant for me in the future.

Hope it goes well for you.

June 27, 2007 at 10:51 pm

I like the little changes you have made. If i was going to suggest another thing, I would put a link to the comments at the bottom of your post, so we don’t have to scroll up again after we have finished reading to comment.

Other than that, I think your site looks great and very professional :)

After joining Mastermind, I’ve been keen to buy the 4 hour work week book. I’d heard about it before but never really taken much notice. now I’m really interested. Will have to look around for it :)

June 27, 2007 at 11:40 pm

I too downloaded the free ebook, based on your recommendation from a previous thread. Although it looks really good, and a lot of the advice is golden, I am skeptical about joining any mentor plan. To me it looks like an excellent way for one person to get very rich.

My blog is new (less than 6 months). For now I am more interested in gaining traffic, than to make money out of the visitors I have.

The book was a really good read. Thank you for referring to it, and also for writing some of the things you have learnt since joining the program.

Helen June 27, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Congratulations on your development. As long as we are dedicated and willing to achieve our goals, it will surely happen.

Brad Isaac June 28, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Goddess Carlie, thanks for the comments. Take a look at the comment link now :)

I haven’t read the 4 hour workweek either. It’s on my list thogh ;)

July 2, 2007 at 2:56 am

Hi Brad. I like the change ;)
- Carlie

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