2018 Genius Blogger Toolkit Q&A

2018 Genius Blogger Toolkit Q&A

People raved about last year’s Toolkit, and I personally think the 2018 version is even better!

But since this is a really unique concept and not everyone even really understands what a “bundle” is, I wanted to answer some of the great questions I’ve been asked about this bundle and how it all works.

Q1: Is this one big course? Or a bunch of different products?

A1: This bundle is a collection of 15 eBooks, 41 eCourses & videos, 9 printables & workbooks, 10 templates & stock photo packages and 2 membership sites. Inside this bundle, you will find tons of resources with step-by-step instructions to get started, how to grow your email list, the best ways to monetize your blog, and so much more. It’s basically all your favorite bloggers’ products together in one collection – all for $97.

Q2: What am I going to do with so many resources?

A2: There is no way on earth each of these eBooks / eCourses is relevant to where you are right now. Some of them will have a lot of appeals, and some won’t. But in most cases, it only takes 3 or 4 eBooks or eCourses that you’re going to use for you to start saving money. Not to mention, there are 22 resources alone that are worth as much or more than the cost of the bundle itself. So, even though you won’t use every resource in the bundle, it would still be really hard to not save a ton of money anyway.

Q3: How do I know I’m actually getting good quality products and not just a bunch of “throw-away” eBooks?

A3: The Ultimate Bundles team spends months reviewing potential contributors, approaches only the best for inclusion, and then only accepts the top products that they think will have the most appeal out of those. Many of these are even full-length eCourses with video tutorials or even access to a private Facebook group! They are highly selective and it shows in the final curated collection.

The Genius Blogger's Toolkit 2018

Q4: OK, but what if I buy it and don’t like it?

A4: Although Ultimate Bundles has an extremely low return rate at less than 1/4 of the industry standard, there are some people who it doesn’t work for. That’s why they offer a 100% happiness guarantee refund policy for 30 days. If you don’t love it, just email [email protected] to ask for a full refund.

Q5: Can I just wait and purchase it some other time? Isn’t this “limited time only” just a sales gimmick?

A5: You’re right, sometimes that’s used as a sales gimmick. However, because of the unique nature of this sale (Ultimate Bundles does not have the perpetual right to sell the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle) and in order to honor their contracts with these product creators, the sale will truly end on Monday, October 15th. Sometimes, popular bundles are brought back for a 2-day flash sale, but it’s not guaranteed!

Q6: This sounds like a scam. Can you prove it’s not?

A6: I know it seems too good to be true. Pay $97 for $5,867.88 in resources? Doesn’t that mean someone’s losing big time? Or the prices are inflated?

I totally get your concerns. I’ve been an affiliate for Ultimate Bundles for years and I can tell you that I offer these bundles to my readers because they’re a great value. Even though a blogger may be including their product in a bundle that costs less than their product, product creators get exposure to new potential readers, which can pay off in big ways later. And when you buy a bundle through your favorite blogger (hopefully me!), you’ll support them, too! Plus, the bundle is offered for such a short time that they can go back quickly to selling their product at full price.

In short, it’s a great deal for everyone. Ultimate Bundles is a reputable company, so if you try the bundle and don’t like it within 30 days, just ask their friendly, helpful customer happiness team for a refund.

I hope that fully answers your questions!!

In my opinion, you really don’t want to pass up a deal this good. But I’ll leave that up to you. Just don’t wait too long, because the sale ends tonight!

Learn more about the Bundle or get your own! 

Are you waiting for the right time to follow the spark?

Are you waiting for the right time to follow the spark?

Can I ask you something?

Do you feel nudges inside of you to act on an idea you’ve had mulling around in your head?

I like to call them sparks because you’re brain fired off an idea but there’s a connecting missing to get it going – kind of like when a care doesn’t start properly for the engine to start.

And just like when a car doesn’t make the connection properly and it needs to go to the mechanic, you too could use a little work so that all cylinders are a go so you can act on your idea.

Here’s what I know to be true: 

The right time doesn’t really exist when it comes to you, your idea and taking action.

  • That book isn’t going to write itself
  • That business isn’t going to gain traction
  • That relationship isn’t going to improve

But more than anything else your self-acceptance isn’t just going to show up even if you were too when you start doing what your soul calls you to do and your mind tells you it’s a brilliant idea.

Until 2007, I talked about that one day I would write a book about growing up in foster care and I did all the prep work. Created a timeline of important points I wanted to cover and then it just stood at a standstill. But then through the experience with my son and the recognition that life is too damn short, I wrote and published my book in 2009.

And every time I have a spark fire off, I remind myself that life’s too short and I owe it to myself to see where it goes!

Every dream, spark, and goal needs mindset work that includes:

  • Self-awareness of where you are right now and who you are
  • Self-acceptance and embracing yourself to the fullest
  • The willingness to look at yourself from a different angle

I created this guide to help you get started on your journey because when you want to follow your spark, you have to start with yourself!

You owe it to yourself to explore you and see where those sparks lead you!

My heart is bleeding

My heart is bleeding

This week being on social media was tough. So many people hurting and sharing on why they didn’t report on their sexual abuse or rape. And so many people thinking it’s easy to walk into the police station after the attack and report it.

My heart is bleeding because I’ve been there more times than I’d like to admit and it’s bleeding because so many people don’t understand the trauma that happens on the inside. And it’s not that I don’t think they don’t care, it’s just they don’t understand because they haven’t lived it.

I get it. People have a hard time wrapping their minds around the part on why people don’t speak up sooner, why they don’t go after their attacker, but let me share with you that it isn’t quite as easy.

I for one blocked out YEARS of abuse. I cannot remember the first five years of my life and have a physical reaction just by thinking of a specific sexual act. It makes me gag and shudder. This is my body remembering the abuse while my mind did what is believed to be best for me: block out every single memory.

But there are the ones I do remember, the ones I have addressed and spoken out about, only to not be believed. Flashback can be triggered at any given time, and when I was raped at the age of 13, I had one that shook me to my core.

I spoke up and no one believed me. I was living in a group home and for years I believed that I didn’t matter and my story didn’t matter because I was living in foster care.

It was my mother’s boyfriend when we all shared a bed together and he rubbed his penis on me.
It was a fellow foster kid coming into my room one night and took what he wanted.
It was all the boys that thought they had a right to fondle me, kiss me when I didn’t want to be kissed – sober or drunk …pretty sure that doesn’t matter.
It was a friend who I trusted, dated and celebrated my birthday with who roofied my drink.

And life carried on. It carried on in me being hypersexual and destroying myself with alcohol not really wanting to be alive. I never thought of myself to be suicidal but I do know this:

I didn’t want to live.

I didn’t want to be a girl or a woman.

I wanted to be something other than a female so I could no longer get hurt.

If only I could be a boy or a man to not be sexually attacked. But then the truth is boys and men are being attacked too. Neither gender is safe.

Neither gender is safe!

I didn’t report the date-rape because it was about protecting my family. I didn’t want anyone to go through the mud that would no doubt be slung at me or them.

I just couldn’t do it.

I couldn’t put my family through this.

I couldn’t bear imagining my kids seeing me broken, crying in the corner.

And so I shared it quietly with those that I trusted but this trust wasn’t easy because again I was putting my heart on the line.

Would they believe me? Would they doubt me? Would they still be my friend?

I spent years coming to terms with what happened and walking through the trauma so I can heal. I face it again and again when my body remembers the anniversary of the attack or the abuse. Anytime there’s a thunderstorm my mind goes back to the day I remember being molested. Every year around my birthday, I remember.

I can’t go hiking on a trail by myself. I love running on the trails too but I fear I am not safe. I look around me everywhere I am, always aware of who is around me and side step to let people pass me so I am not vulnerable to an attack.

And it shows up in how I react to the world because trauma is deep in the core – emerging and every time it does I face it – and sometimes I lash out at the person that had zero do to with it.

And I am supported. I am loved. And I am believed.

And now I am watching men and women attacking each other and giving a gazillion reasons why they do or do not believe the stories of people coming forward YEARS after the trauma. And then it’s not hard to connect the dots and realize THIS is why people do not report.

It’s the lashing out. The questioning of what the individual did to contribute to being assaulted. It’s the questioning of the ulterior motives of the person reporting. And how we struggle to doubt the character of a person.

It’s not enough that survivors of sexual abuse and rape are already filled with shame and guilt. We already beat ourselves up over it – again and again until we are ready to no longer give it power. But this takes YEARS and sometimes we aren’t ready to face it head-on. It happens in spurts, one step at a time.

And that internal war is the biggest war I have ever faced. It isn’t just coming to terms with what happened, but it’s coming to terms with the person I have become in the process.

The moment we speak up, we are attacked again and not believed. And healing trauma takes years and it is so very different for everyone.

And yet, I also understand the counter argument of that one single report can ruin someone’s life. I am not denying or even try to say that doesn’t happen. That be foolish.

There are always three sides to a story: His, Hers and the truth.

If people could believe that they were supported when they report their abuse or attack, then we wouldn’t be in the throws today wondering what the hell the truth is.

It’s time that the collective listens, and I mean actually listen without interrupting and just hold space. Sometimes that space is all we need.

For someone to sit, be open and allow us to share our hearts with them, to be vulnerable with them and give us the space to share. Because when you are able to do this, to really listen, you can hear and feel the truth behind every single story.

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A free blogging eBook to inspire you

A free blogging eBook to inspire you

Have you ever wished you could sit down with a few of your favorite bloggers and ask them, point blank, what strategies are working for them right now?

My friends at Ultimate Bundles reached out to some of the smartest bloggers they knew and asked these experts specific, no-nonsense questions to discover the secrets to their success.

Questions like:

What strategies helped you attract readers to your blog?
How do you make money from your blog?
What strategies do you use to improve your writing skills and publish awesome content?
What strategies have you learned for running your blog on a busy schedule?
What would you say to someone who is just starting out in blogging and feeling overwhelmed?
In this book, you’ll find the answers!

With over 77 pages of blogging wisdom, this eBook gives you the chance to learn from the best without spending a dime.

A free blogging eBook to inspire you

Behind the Scenes of the Rebel Spark Collective

Behind the Scenes of the Rebel Spark Collective

For the last months or so I have been talking about the Rebel Spark Collective and thought perhaps you’d really like to know what’s on the inside.

9 times out of 10 before I invest in something I like to know what it looks like and what I can expect and even what it looks and feel like. I think it’s actually an important part of the decision-making process of investing. 

And the thing of it is, being able to sneak a peek can make it easier to understand what’s happening and you’re not disillusioned about expectations of yourself and in this case me.

What you will find is a private safe community forum that’s not connected on Social Media.

The images are a preview of the layout.

 

P.S. Any questions or feedback on what you see, leave a comment

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