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 2020 bundle so you can make an informed decision.
What is The Genius Blogger's Toolkit?
Each year, the folks at Ultimate Bundles scours the web for the best blogging courses, tools, and resources. They then curate these resources into The Genius Blogger's Toolkit (TGBTK), which is thousands of dollars of high-quality blogging resources sold for one low price.
This year's bundle contains 53 online courses, 15 e-Books, 11 templates, and seven workbooks and printables worth $7,484.88 (if you were to buy each item individually).
The 2020 bundle also comes with over $1,500 in bonuses — which are amazing and totally worth the bundle's price on its own!
The Genius Blogger's Toolkit is only released once a year for eight short days, Monday, September 21st – Monday, September 28th.
This year's bundle includes resources in the following areas:
- Content Creation
- Creating and Selling Products
- Email Marketing
- Getting Started
- Graphic and Design
- Networking and Growth
- Podcasting and Video
- Social Media
- Traffic and SEO
- Website and Tech
How Much Does TGBTK Cost?
The Genius Blogger's Toolkit cost $97, which is a crazy good deal!
They also have a $50 upgrade called the Cheat Sheets, which gives you an overview of all the products. Because honestly, you'd never be able to consume them all and sometimes it's easier to navigate with a detailed roadmap.
Who Would Benefit From This Bundle?
I've purchased TGBTK that past three years (this will be my fourth year).
Each year, I go through the bundle to see if there some resources 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 11 years, I still find areas where I can improve and new strategies that I can implement.
While I think TGBTK is an incredible deal with high-quality resources if you're the type of person that doesn't take action or has analysis paralysis — this bundle isn't for you.
Otherwise, TGBTK is suitable for beginners, intermediate bloggers, and advanced bloggers. But only if you find a few resources that can help move your business forward, and you're going to use the materials.
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 six months. I like to download every product I might use to a folder on my computer. 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 who have achieved high levels of success. Course creators include popular craft blogger, Jennifer Maker, who has over a million email subscribers! The fabulous Beth Anne Schwamberger, who taught the Facebook Ads course I just took. Did I mention Crystal Paine, Chelsea Clarke, Lena Gott, and Monica Froese?
I also contributed my Fundamental Blog Planner, which takes all my blogging knowledge from the past 11 years and combines it with one streamlined planner that will help you organize and systemize your blogging business for efficiency and success.
Resources I LOVE in the 2020 TGBTK:
As I mentioned above, the 2020 bundle contains 53 online courses, 15 e-Books, 11 templates, and seven workbooks and printables worth $7,484.88! 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!
Bob Bly's Handbook of Secret Copywriting Formulas
Known as one of the all-time greats of copywriting, Bob Bly's Handbook of Secret Copywriting Formulas is a meaty 156 pages containing lots of great writing tips and formulas for better writing. An excellent resource for any blogger or writer!
Canva Easy Design Pin Templates
The reason I've always enjoyed using Canva is because of their templates. But guess what? Everybody and their dog is using Canva's pre-designed templates! That's why you have to grab these 50 Pinterest Templates by Faith Lee that are professional-looking, unique, and perfect for the blogger who doesn't want to spend hours coming up with their own designs!
Fill-in-the-Blank eBook & Optin Freebie Templates
Seriously, I'm in love with templates! They save me so much time! If you've wanted to write an e-book, use my friend, Lena's e-book templates! Having written an e-book and manually formatted it myself, this will save you a ton of time creating a polished work!
Holiday Spike by Emma Quay is a content-rich course that will help you generate more traffic and sales over the holiday season. It covers product creation, affiliate marketing, blog post strategy, holiday marketing, email marketing, and my favorite templates for emails and pins!
How to Make Money as an Instagram Influencer
I've had the pleasure of interviewing Elaine Rau here on the blog, and not only does she have an inspiring success story, but her course on how to make money as an influencer is spot on! Consisting of nine main modules covers everything from branding and pitching to making money and legal aspects of working as an influencer.
COURSE CRUSH Quick Start
Created by powerhouse craft blogger, Jennifer Maker, this course walks you through the steps of figuring out what course to make for your audience. Comprised of videos and PDFs, you'll come out of this class with some excellent ideas for generating income with a digital product.
Product Launch Power Pack
I love Beth Anne's teaching style, and her courses and products are always high quality and results-oriented. This course contains nine modules (videos and PDFs) that will walk you through product creation and marketing, launch, and evaluate your results.
The Fundamental Blog Planner
Okay, yes, I am totally biased on this one, but out of all the planners included in this bundle, I feel like mine is the most complete, the easiest to use, and the most helpful. Included are the systems that I use daily in my blogging business, and they have helped me grow my blog into a full-time income! I'm confident that my blog planner can help you too!
The Hot List
The Hot List by Krista Dickson is all about growing your email list with the right lead magnet, welcome sequence, and tripwire. These are more advanced marketing and sales techniques, but she does an excellent job of breaking it down into digestible parts. The course also comes with lead magnet template builders for Canva.
The Ultimate Pitching Guide
This guide is short and sweet, but it comes with ten different templates for pitching brands and the media.
Let's Talk About the Bonuses!
In this year's bundle, there are over $1,500 worth of bonuses. Many of them I already pay for, so you're getting some fantastic deals here!
Here are just a few that come in the 2020 bundle:
ConvertKit – Free 60-Day Trial
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 – value $58!
Tailwind – Free 3-Month Trial
Tailwind is what I use to schedule pins to Pinterest, and it is one of the few platforms that is an approved partner for both Pinterest and Instagram. They also have the Tribes feature to share your pins with other bloggers and so that you can collaboratively grow your repins, traffic, and followers – value $45!
Haute Stock – 15 Free Stock Photos and Social Media Templates
Over the years, I've paid for stock photos from Haute Stock, and they are absolutely gorgeous! Highly-stylized and very feminine, I've already started using these images – value $39!
Social Bee – Free 3-Month Trial
I started using Social Bee about a year ago, and it is the best social media scheduler for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that I've ever used. Super simple to navigate, easy to understand, Social Bee will recycle your old social posts so you can automate these efforts – value $237!
Is The 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 courses and don't find any that are going to 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. Last year, 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 2020 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 now until Monday, September 28th, 2020!
Do you have questions about the 2020 Genius Blogger's Toolkit? You can leave me a comment below, or you can email me at [email protected]