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5 star rating

A Much Needed Kick in the Ass

Cassie Alegria

A lot of the material in this course is stuff that, at our cores as human beings, we already know; but because we already know it, it's easily forgotten. Cri...

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A lot of the material in this course is stuff that, at our cores as human beings, we already know; but because we already know it, it's easily forgotten. Cristian has a way of kicking you in the ass with his writing. I wrote more in the hours following the Introduction to this course than I had in years (literally, years) prior. Definitely worth the investment!

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Pulled Up by My Bootstraps

Kindred Zuckschwerdt

This Boot Camp is a MUST-HAVE for every blogger! Each chapter flows with ease, yet precise, direction. Most importantly, Cristian gives you the tools to ensu...

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This Boot Camp is a MUST-HAVE for every blogger! Each chapter flows with ease, yet precise, direction. Most importantly, Cristian gives you the tools to ensure you’re ready to be “Boots on the Ground”. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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5 star rating

Large amount of useful tips

Jelena K

I really liked the course. Being a beginner, it's a bit too much for me at the moment, however, it helps to structure first steps and I'm sure to review some...

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I really liked the course. Being a beginner, it's a bit too much for me at the moment, however, it helps to structure first steps and I'm sure to review some tips at a later stage. Thanks!

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The Must Go To Course to Learn How to Blog

Rachel Duerden

I've found this course interesting and helpful. I, particularly, found this course has given me ideas how to promote my blog. I wish I've found it earlier!

I've found this course interesting and helpful. I, particularly, found this course has given me ideas how to promote my blog. I wish I've found it earlier!

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You're ready to take your blog to stratosphere!

But you can’t help but wonder… How?

You hear about bloggers who have amazing audiences, earn six-figure incomes, and are able to get their articles read, liked, and shared by thousands and thousands of people daily.

But... you?

Well, you're struggling. You longingly scroll through the blog feeds of top bloggers and can't help but feel that their level of success is just out of your league.

You will forever be just a hobby blogger, relegated to the overcrowded bottom of the food chain.

And honestly? You feel your passion wearing off as you write the same boring, generic articles over and over again. Another day, another average article. No comments, almost no likes.

You’re tired of compromising your dreams and goals to make them fit a heartbreaking reality. And you’re tired of always wondering how and why popular bloggers get so many readers.

But what’s the alternative?

There are over half a billion blogs out there, and there are millions of articles that go live every single day.

Are you too late to the party?

Is it too late to build an audience, to grow a blog?

Hm… No, actually is not.



Hi, my name is Cristian Mihai,  founder of The Art of Blogging

I have been blogging consistently since April 22, 2012.

In the meantime, I managed to grow my audience to over 140.000 readers while being featured on websites and blogs such as:

Two and a half years ago I had this vision for a platform that would help aspiring bloggers to write fantastic content, grow their audience, and be able to monetize their blogs.

One of the first products I launched was called, The 0 to 5K Program.

It was a bold thing to do. The deal was simple. I'd coach and mentor bloggers for a period of 6 months, helping them get 5,000 new blog readers.

It was far from easy.

Each blogger I worked with was different. A different niche, a different work style, a different level of patience, emotional resilience and endurance.

Some enjoyed networking and promoting their content, while others found it to be soul-draining.

I had to come up with a strategy that would work and help guide them on the road to blogging success.

And now, two and a half years later, I am sharing the strategy I spent countless hours to develop with you.


This course is the by-product of two years of one-on-one coaching with fellow bloggers across multiple niches, with the purpose of helping them grow their audiences from 0 to 5,000 readers in 6 months.

During this course you will learn: 

  • How to design a proper strategy to reach your goals
  • How to effectively use branding to communicate to and entice your target audience
  • How to create a content map, a content strategy, and a process flow that works for you
  • A look behind the scenes at my own strategy, what works and why, and what doesn't work and why not in terms of networking, social media, and promotion

Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, this course offers solid advice and practical action plans for growing your audience.

Becca Saf

Words and Other Malarky

As a blogger who’s relatively new to the scene, Cristian’s one-on-one session was money well spent. He was very easy to talk to and he offers so much practical advice that’s also tailored to your individual needs. Just his initial feedback alone gave me so much insight into where I could improve, and by the end of the Skype session, I was fired up and excited to put everything into practice. When and where I’ve applied his advice, I’ve seen results with my blog. Definitely a good investment!​

After going through the course you will...

  • Be able to develop a proper strategy for growing your audience

  • Stop wasting time aimlessly wandering the web in search of someone you can pitch your blog to

  • Become an expert at managing your resources, your creative output, and create a content strategy that work

  • You will be able to create a strong brand vision for your blog, and a clear sense of purpose

  • Be able to define your ideal reader, and know exactly what you have to do to pursue and attract them

  • Implement a number of content strategies that will make one-time visitors of your blog fall in love with you

Enroll today and get instant and forever access to:

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome to From 0 to 5,000 Readers in 6 Months

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Why 5,000 Readers? Why 6 Months?

    • How to Draw an Owl: A Cautionary Tale

    • [Download] Blog Evaluation

  • 3

    1. Strategy

    • Introduction

    • 1.1 How to Create an Effective Strategy

    • 1.2 The Map Is Not the Territory

    • 1.3 Understanding the Feedback

    • [DOWNLOAD] How to Do a SWOT Analysis of Your Blog

    • 1.4 The Strategy I Use to Grow a Blog From 0 to 5,000 Readers in 6 Months

    • 1.5 Key Takeaways

    • [Download] Strategy Guidebook

  • 4

    2. Branding

    • Introduction

    • 2.1 Your Blog's Personality

    • 2.1.1 The 12 Archetypes

    • 2.1.2 How to Figure Out Your Blog's Archetype

    • 2.1.3 The 80/20 Rule of Blog Personality

    • 2.2 Mission and Vision

    • 2.3 The Simple Path to a Great Logo and Tagline for Your Blog

    • 2.4 Blog Name

    • 2.4.1 Choosing the Perfect Name for Your Blog

    • 2.4.2 A Step-by-Step Guide to Figuring out Your Blog's Name

    • 2.4.3 Genius Blog Name Ideas

    • 2.5 The Domain Name

    • 2.5.1 Choosing the Right Domain Name

    • 2.5.2 Clever Domain Name Examples

    • 2.5.3 What To Do if the Domain Name You Want Is Already Taken

    • 2.6 The About Page

    • 2.6.1 A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Perfect About Page

    • 2.6.2 Best Practices for Writing an About Page

    • [Download] Branding Quick Guide

    • [Download] Identity Canvas

  • 5

    3. The Ideal Reader

    • Introduction

    • 3.1 Figure Out Your Ideal Reader

    • 3.1.1 Enthusiast versus Passionate

    • 3.2 Find Your Ideal Reader

    • 3.3 The Ideal Reader Funnel

    • 3.4 Blend and Refine

    • 3.5 Use Social Media Insights to Refine Your Ideal Reader's Demographics

    • 3.6 Process Flow

    • 3.7 Connect the Dots

    • [Download] Ideal Reader Canvas

  • 6

    4. Content

    • Introduction

    • 4.1 Content Map

    • 4.1.1 Direction and Intention

    • 4.2 Content Strategy

    • 4.2.1 The 7 Essential Steps to Developing a Great Content Strategy

    • 4.2.2 Content Strategy Checklist

    • 4.3 The Pillars

    • 4.4 The Bribe

    • 4.5 The Call to Action

    • 4.6 Content Creation: Quick Tips

    • 4.7 Content Calendar

    • 4.8 Mailchimp's Style Guide

  • 7

    5. RX: The Reader Experience

    • Introduction

    • 5.1 Optimizing Images For The Web

    • 5.2 Building a Community

  • 8

    6. A Game of Social Proof

    • Introduction

    • 6.1 Displaying Social Proof on Your Blog

    • 6.2 Social Proof for Beginners

    • 6.3 Content Strategy and Social Proof

  • 9

    7. The Obvious Strategy

    • Introduction

    • 7.1 How NOT to Comment on Other Blogs

    • 7.2 How to Comment on Other Blogs

    • 7.3 A Commenting Strategy

    • 7.4 The #1 Trick

  • 10

    8. Social Media Marketing

    • Introduction

    • 8.1 Content is King, Distribution is Queen

    • 8.2 Understanding the Difference Between Presence and Audience

    • 8.3 An Effective Process Flow for Social Media

    • 8.4 Facebook

    • 8.5 Twitter

    • 8.6 Instagram

    • 8.7 Pinterest

    • 8.8 LinkedIn

    • 8.9 YouTube

    • 8.10 Other Social Media Platforms

    • 8.11 How to Automate Social Media Sharing

  • 11

    9. Email Marketing

    • Introduction

    • 9.1 The Basics of Email Marketing

    • 9.2 Lead Magnets: Turbocharging Your Growth

    • 9.3 Tips and Tricks on Growing Your Email List

    • 9.4 Radically Grow Your List with Referrals

    • 9.4.1 Referral Tools and Platforms

    • 9.4 Emotional Targeting

    • 9.5 Email Marketing Providers

  • 12

    10. Building, Nurturing, and Leveraging Relationships

    • Introduction

    • Who Do You Choose?

    • The Trojan Horse Strategy

    • Leveraging Your Competition

    • [DOWNLOAD] Email Outreach for Bloggers

  • 13

    11. Developing a Strategy

    • Introduction

    • A Multi-Channel Approach

    • Measure Your Results

    • Expand

  • 14

    22 Other Ways to Grow Your Audience

    • 1. Experiment With Ads

    • 2. Use an Email Signature

    • 3. Use Quora To Attract New Readers

    • 4. Host Webinars

    • 5. Make Sharing Your Blog Content Easy

    • 6. Quuu Promote

    • 7. Curate by Missinglettr

    • 8. "Sell" a Free Online Course

    • 9. Use Buzzstream

    • 10. Survey Your Readers

    • 11. Ask Your Readers Questions

    • 12. Reciprocal Sharing Sites

    • 13. Promote Your Content on Bookmarking Sites

    • 14. Paper.li

    • 15. Turn Your Article into a Slideshow and Share it on Slideshare

    • 16. Personalization with Right Message

    • 17. Submit Your Article to Content Aggregators

    • 18. Zest.is

    • 19. Republish Your Content on Medium

    • 20. Host a Giveaway

    • 21. Reverse Engineer Successful Articles

    • 22. Build an Actual Community

  • 15

    Congratulations & Next Steps

    • Congratulations

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