Name: Elite Blog Academy (EBA) by Ruth Soukup.
Price: While there is a waiting list, previous reports show that this program have 3 different level memberships: Silver, Gold & Platinum, which have the following price tags: About $900 for the silver, about $1,200 for the gold and about $2,000 for the platinum.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 10 stars. Everything I’ve seen shows that this place has good training and a realistic strategy to succeed in blogging.
However, with a waiting list that only opens up once a year for a little bit and big priced membership levels, I would ask people interested in this program if it’s worth the wait and if there’s better places to join in the meantime, and my answers to those questions would be that…
It’s not worth the wait because there are better places and this is coming from a successful blogger:
Let me explain what Elite Blog Academy is:
It is a 4 module training course on SEO and blogging. There’s training on creating a following, as well as list building and outsourcing. Overall, you are taught to make a successful blog through the most basic and practical methods (that work).
Now I do want to make it very clear that I have never been a member of this place and I was looking to join it for research purposes, despite already having a good, working blog (which makes good money too), but when I saw the waiting list and how long I’d have to wait for it to open, I decided to rely on other people’s reviews regarding this program, to see if it was really worth waiting for to open up (here is what the homepage currently looks like):
Now I did find some good resources and insider info from former/current members and the reviews were overall on the positive side. This definitely made for a good argument to wait to this program to open up again.
But then when I read about the prices, and weighed it against what I learned about the program, I came to the conclusion that it’s just better to join another program, my #1 recommendation…
Here’s 5 reasons why my recommended program is better:
1) There’s no waiting list with my #1 recommendation.
2) There’s 2 levels of memberships, one is totally free and the other is extremely cheap.
Weigh that against 3 expensive memberships in EBA and you save a ton of money. And usually programs which come with multiple membership levels like this are tough to choose from because you may feel that if you don’t purchase the most expensive option, that you may be missing out on the big info. I’d feel that way…
3) It is also a program which teaches about successful blogging. So you’re essentially getting the same training.
4) As a person who has used the training from this program, I can tell you it works. And you can see the proof here.
5) There’s just WAY more learning material to get from my recommendation vs EBA (there’s a plethora of more stuff), plus it’s also great for beginners.
Final Rating: EBA:
Yellow Flag (4 out of 10 stars).
So let me explain this rating: I just don’t understand why there’s a wait to join a program like this. The only thing that makes sense is that Ruth, the creator just wants to get a certain number of people in so she can help them without being distracted by too many members, which if true, is a good thing.
But then you have to analyze if the price is worth it and I can tell you that there’s great training platforms on this same subject out there which won’t cost you this much, but will teach you the same good stuff too and my recommendation is by far the best alternative and even more, is FAR better than EBA.
But what if it’s better to wait for EBA to open up? The pros and cons:
Let’s analyze the pros first:
First, you will get good training from EBA. This I am sure off.
Second, I am also certain that the way this training is structured, if you do it and actually follow the instructions that there’s a very good chance of success.
But then let’s look at the cons:
First, the price is huge. I never liked expensive educational programs on this topic and I have succeeded in this field personally, without spending so much and I just know the real investment required is much lower than most places charge. Most of the time, if you have a good program, then the only real price you have to pay is the time it takes to learn it all and use it.
And then, once more, the waiting list. Suppose you can afford the membership, but just so happen to come at the wrong time to access it, as it’s blocked and waiting to open up the next year.
- Is it really a good idea to wait another 12 months before it opens?
- What if in that time, you could have already built a good, profitable site?
Well with my alternative, this is possible. The main points are clear:
You get excellent training from what I am recommending and you are getting a chunk of it, for free.
In addition, you are also looking at a prime example (me) of someone who used the training from this same program to earn his way up to full income levels. And I didn’t have to wait or spend a lot.
So my end point here is that EBA is good, but those 2 major issues really stop me from wanting to recommend or go forward with it and with my alternative, you absolutely are going to get GREAT, proven to work training on successfully blogging without spending anything and you will get access to it immediately.
And while you can wait for EBA to open up, I’d at least give the program I recommend a look. I am certain that once you go through a few of it’s lessons, you’ll see how high quality it is, what the potential is and decide to keep going with it and believe me, it’ll be the right decision.