Review: How to Start a Blog that Matters

I put Corbett Barr on this year’s list of bloggers to watch because he is brilliant. He knows how to draw a lot of attention to a new blog and sustain that interest over a long period of time.

That’s something that a lot of people struggle, including myself, so I was really excited when I heard he was developing a course on starting a blog that matters (aff. link). I was so impressed that I decided to write about it.

What is it?

How to Start A Blog That Matters is a course that will guide you through starting a blog that matters over 90 days.

You’ll start with choosing a great topic and setting up your blog and end with building your audience and spreading your influence.

Each of the 13 lessons contains a specific action plan for you to follow each week.

In addition to the lessons and videos, you’ll also get direct access to ask Corbett questions. This is a great way to pick an experts brain during the launch process.

Who is it for?

I believe that this product is for people who are in a position to leverage a launch beyond just attention. To get the most out it I would recommend:

  • That you have a rough business plan for your blog. The techniques will result in extra traffic, but it may not lead to extra income unless you have distinct monetization goals.
  • That you have done some basic branding exercises so you target the right audience.

Other types of bloggers, including new ones, will get a lot out of this. However, if you are in the experimenting stage of blogging you may not get a financial ROI.

Do I recommend it?

I sure do.

However, at $97, this may not be an option for a lot of you. That’s cool.

If you can’t afford this product, and you are unfamiliar with Corbett’s work, then I highly recommend you check out Think Traffic. It has enough resources to help you grow your blog and earn a modest income. You can also undertake the million dollar blog project.

If you are in a position to take advantage of his teachings then check out How To Start A Blog That Matters. runs on the Genesis Framework

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  1. Nisha says:

    What? No link to your book here in a post about starting blogging? :) I’ve been studying it like it’s the bible, and have learned so much!

  2. I have this guide and it is amazing. A must read for all bloggers

  3. I love How to Start a Blog that Matters! Also love reading posts on ThinkTraffic. Win/win!

  4. Definitely interesting, but the question is, is it worthy of the payment of that sum. But, having said that, I might for it just to see what’s in it. I mean, everyone wants to improve themselves and if Corbett can, I’m definitely up for it. Maybe a preview of what he’s offering would be a good idea.

  5. Joe says:


    Definitely sounds like a good product, and with Corbet Barr you know your in good hand his products are all great :)

    Thanks For Sharing


  6. Liane says:

    Sound interesting! I have a question though, is this in any way fit alongside a 31 Days to Build a Better Blog purchase? Because somehow I think the two ebooks would coincide at some point.

  7. I read your article and understand your topic. i agree with you. thanks and well done.

  8. Daniel says:

    Looks like it would be quite helpful. Though, at the moment my schedule( courses) is fairly busy.

    Corbet is doing well over on Think Traffic , and has as you say, managed to pull in a lot of visitors and keep them coming back.

  9. Corbett Barr says:

    Hey Jade/Darren, thanks so much for the quick review. I’m glad you all liked the course. We had over 500 people join the course in the first month, and the feedback has been incredible.

    If anyone has questions about the course or anything else for me, just email us: support [at]


  10. Thanks for the review, Jade. It seems like a guide well worth checking out. I’m also taking a look at the Think Traffic site; seems full of resources like you said.

  11. Joe Wong says:

    Bought Corbett’s course almost two months and it has been worth every penny, great stuff