You’ve probably heard the buzz about The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit, but what is it, and can it really help you with your blogging efforts? Well, today, I’m reviewing the 2021 bundle so you can make an informed decision.
What is The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?
Each year, the folks at Ultimate Bundles scour the web for the best blogging courses, tools, and resources. They then curate these resources into a big bundle called The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit (TGBTK). This bundle is worth thousands of dollars, but it is sold for one ridiculously low price.
This year’s bundle contains 75 products (52 courses, 13 ebooks, 4 templates, 6 workbooks and printables, and 1 membership site) worth $6,309.98 (if you were to buy each item individually).
The 2021 bundle also comes with $320 in bonuses — which are exceptional and totally worth the bundle’s price on its own!
The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is on sale from Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to Monday, September 27, 2021.
This year’s bundle includes resources in the following areas:
- Content Creation
- Email Marketing
- Getting Started
- Marketing and Branding
- Planning and Organization
- Product Creation
- Traffic and SEO
- Social Media
How Much Does TGBTK Cost?
The 2021 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit cost $97, which is a crazy good deal!
They also offer a $50 upgrade called the Cheat Sheets, which gives you an overview of all the products, so you can choose which ones are best for your journey. Because, let’s face it, you’d never be able to consume all the products in the bundle.
Who Would Benefit From This Bundle?
TGBTK is suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced bloggers and content creators. But ONLY if you find some resources that can help move your business forward, and you’re actually going to use them.
While I think TGBTK is an incredible deal with many high-quality resources, if you’re the type of person that doesn’t take action or has analysis paralysis, I wouldn’t recommend purchasing it.
Will I Purchase This Year’s Bundle?
I’ve purchased The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit 3 times in the past.
Because I was a product contributor last year and this year, I received the bundle for free.
However, had I not gotten the bundle for free, I would have purchased it both years.
Each year, I go through the list of products to see if there are any resources or tools that can help me move my business forward. I usually take advantage of the templates, stock photos, and a couple of courses. Even though I’ve been blogging for 12 years, I still find areas where I can improve and new strategies that I can implement. Plus, different course creators have different takes on topics — you can always learn something new.
Are There Any Guarantees?
YES! Ultimate Bundles offers a 30-Day Happiness Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your bundle, you have 30-days to return it. Just email them at [email protected] to request a refund within 30 days from purchase.
Once you purchase the bundle, you’ll need to download the courses and resources you’d like to use within 6 months. I like to download every product I might use to a folder on my computer right as soon as I get the bundle. That way, I never have to worry about missing the deadline.
Who Created the Courses and Resources?
The courses and resources were created by bloggers and entrepreneurs who have achieved high levels of success. Course creators include people like Helene Sula, Elaine Rau (who I’ve interviewed before), Laura Smith, Chelsea Clarke, Pete McPherson, Kate Ahl, and many others!
I also contributed my Ultimate Online Business Planning Toolkit, which takes all my business knowledge from the past 12 years and combines it with one streamlined toolkit that will help you organize and systemize your business for efficiency and success.
Resources I LOVE in the 2021 TGBTK:
As I mentioned above, the 2021 bundle contains 75 products worth $6,309.98! To help you decide if The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is right for you, I’ve gone through the bundle and pulled out my favorite resources!
Ivory Mix Content 6 Month Membership – $97
If you love templates and stock images as I do, you need to grab this one from Kayla Butler. It’s a free 6-month membership to Ivory Mix Content, where you can grab Instagram, Canva, and Pinterest templates, as well as a bunch of highly stylized and feminine stock photos!
The 20-Minute Blogger: Build Your Blog and Build Your Business Just 20 Minutes at a Time – $49
This course is by Kathy Widenhouse, and the reason I love it is that I think a lot of people want to start a blog, but they assume they don’t have the time. This course gives bloggers a clear roadmap on how to manage their blogs in just 20-minutes a day. The lessons are short and sweet but contain actionable advice to make progress on your journey.
Independent Contractor Agreement (AKA Freelance Contract) – $100
If you plan on working with freelance writers, virtual assistants, or graphic designers, you’ll need to make the relationship legal by having them sign a contract. This independent contractor contract template was created by Amira Irfan, who started as a model, then became a teacher, then a lawyer! If you have some time, check out her blog, her story is fascinating. Plus, other templates like this one easily run $250 on up!
Email Templates For Communicating With Brands – $24
If you’re interested in working with brands but you have no idea what to say to them in your pitch, this 12-page pack of templates can help. In total, it contains 9 templates from the initial pitch to appropriate responses and follow-ups.
Sponsored Post Pricing Toolkit – $64
I love tools that make my life easier and take the guesswork out of what to do next. This package from Jasmine Watts and Christopher Drown contains a sponsored post calculator, how much to charge brands tutorial, a work-with-me template, a brand proposal, and a campaign rebuttal checklist. The calculator was really cool — you just put in your stats, and it generates prices for you.
The Ultimate Online Business Planning Toolkit – $37
Okay, yes, I am biased on this one, but out of all the planning and organizing tools in this year’s bundle, this is the only printable one. And I’m old school. I love using physical planners, calendars, and notebooks instead of digital tools — so if you’re a paper and pen type of gal, you’ll want to grab this one too! It includes the systems that I use daily in my business, and they have helped me grow my blog into a full-time income! I’m confident that the online business planning toolkit can help you too!
Let’s Talk About the Bonuses!
In this year’s bundle, there are $320 worth of bonuses — just these 4 products alone are worth the cost of the bundle!
Here are the bonuses that come in the 2021 bundle:
ConvertKit – Free 60-Day Trial – $58
ConvertKit is the email marketing platform that I use to stay in touch with readers. I’ve been using it since 2016, and I love all of the robust tracking features that this platform offers.
The Blog Fixer – ADA Compliance Alt Tag Report + Content Audit Package – $200
The Blog Fixer is an excellent service for finding those little tech issues that may be bogging down your site. This quick fix makes sure that all of your images have the appropriate alt tags.
Katie Harp Creative – 3-Month Stock Photo Membership – $47
I use stock photos daily for blog posts and Pinterest images, and I love using smaller stock photo sites like Katie’s! Her images are high quality, unique, and very feminine, and many of them are flat lays of desks and offices, which are perfect for my niche!
30-Day of The Social Content App – $15
If you struggle to write up new social media updates, use Angie Gensler’s The Social Content App for done-for-you content at the click of a button. It will make writing your social media updates a snap!
Is The 2021 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit Worth It?
It all depends on what your blogging goals are for this year and beyond. If you look at the list of products and don’t find any that will move your business forward, obviously, it’s not worth purchasing.
However, if you find a few courses that you’ll put into action and some bonuses that you’d like to test out, it can be a terrific deal.
Just one word of caution.
If you decide to purchase the bundle, be sure to download and access the courses and resources you want to take advantage of immediately. A few years ago, I planned on using a Gutenberg Editor Course, but I forgot to download it to my computer. When I went to access it, I realized that I hadn’t downloaded it, and it was outside the six-month access window.
Also, every year the content inside the bundle changes, so if there’s something you’re interested in, now is the time to get it. Next year’s bundle will have all-new courses and resources.
Ready to purchase the 2021 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?
You can go HERE to view all the courses and to grab your bundle! Just remember, it’s only available from Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to Monday, September 27, 2021, at midnight.
Do you have questions about the 2021 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit? You can leave me a comment below, or you can email me at [email protected]