Last Updated on September 21, 2022
I’ve received a lot of emails regarding Adam Enfroy’s Blog Growth Engine course in the past few months asking if I’ve seen any success and if I recommend it. Or maybe you’re looking for a way to make money online as a beginner.
So, I’ve decided it’s time to spill the tea.
Here is everything you need to know about the course, what you can expect, the good and the bad. And answer the real question: IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?
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Table of Contents
Who Am I and What’s My Story?
If you’re reading reviews about Adam Enfroy’s course, then odds are you are probably fall into one of these five buckets below:
Now, if you’re thinking about this course for reasons 1 through 4, then you’re in the right place. If you’re here only for Reason 5, this may not be the right course for you as this is about monetizing and creating a business, not writing about your passions. (The goal will be that you don’t end up writing much at all really).
So, what were my reasons? I checked off 1, 2, 3, & 4.
What Your Story?
To make my story short, I was a 32-year old clinical pharmacist that had been practicing for five years after nine years of education. Instead of being at a great place in life, I was still living paycheck to paycheck despite a good income (thanks to a $2500/month daycare bill, $700/month student loans, and an insane housing market in Phoenix). It seemed like I studied my 20s away to not be where I felt entitled to be.
Then I had an adverse event to a spinal tap (as featured by Business Insider). It left me completely bedridden (I couldn’t sit or stand, because spinal fluid would leak out and it felt like my brain would burst).
So here I was, overnight disabled (I still feel weird saying that) with a baby and 2 year old, moving into my in-laws for help as I wasn’t allowed to lift over 2 pounds. I haven’t been able to hold my own baby most of his life.
And everyday I would wake up and ask myself, how the f*** DID I GET HERE?
Prior to 2020, I was in Hawaii with my best friends. I had my health, a good job, cheers the new decade that is been nothing short of traumatic. The health issue was just some old-fashioned bad luck. Then my father gets hit by a drunk driver, nearly died, losing a limb. While all of this helped me get where I am, the problems started way before….
Have You Ever Built or Ran a Site Before?
NO AND NO. I literally had never used WordPress, written an article, or done any online business in my life. I could optimize your diabetic regimen or help with a code or trauma alert in the emergency department, but not run a website.
So if you were anything like me or checked off any of the reasons, I’m going to break down the course for you.
Everything You Need to Know About Blog Growth Engine
Okay, time to get into the actual Blog Growth Engine course. The best thing about the course is that they constantly update it. You’ll find in each module there is a 1.0 and 2.0 version. Each version adds on to, or complements the original content. You still watch ALL of the content, don’t just jump to 2.0 classes.
They’re also prerecorded so you can watch them all at once or take your time. I personally watched them as I did (for instance watched the minimum viable website, then I built my site). And then continued watching.
The reality is that Google algorithms change, therefore they add new information to keep up with the times. But the original content is still valid, important content to know but there may be some tweaks or edits in the later editions.
Here’s what your dashboard will look like.
There are eleven total modules, which I’ve broken into three “chunks”.
The Mindset Modules: Phases 1, 2, 3
I won’t go into too much detail about the Mindset Modules as it’s not really the biggest part of the course.
Adam and his partner Colin will mentally prepare you for what the next few years will look like.
The Take Home Point: You’re blogging as a BUSINESS and consistency and persistence is key.
There is a lot of valuable information in this when it comes to your niche, and how to view your blog as a business and not a hobby. For some people, this is really great information. For me, working through eight years for my Doctorate, I know what hard work and invested time looks like. So I feel like this information could have been condensed and sped up a bit. But I think it is really insightful for others.
The Blog Creation Modules: Phases 4, 5, 6, 7
Now, this is where the course really kicks into gear, you start building your site!
Phase 4: Decoding Search Intent
This is probably one of the most important sections of the course. Sometimes I go back to remind myself what I’m really writing about: search intent, search intent, search intent. Adam and Colin do a great job breaking this down. It seems simple, but you’ll be surprised that when you’re “in it” sometimes it’s good to come up for air and remember what it is you’re doing.
Search intent is all about understanding that when people look something up, there is an intent or an answer they need. It’s all about understanding what your user needs and providing that.
Phase 5: Minimal Viable Website
This is the “technical” phase where they walk you through WordPress and building a site. Now, I will say, this was the part I disliked the most of the course. The reason why is there wasn’t as much hand holding as I needed to build a site.
First, I downloaded WordPress.com. I didn’t understand that WPX hosting already gives you access to WordPress.org. In the words of Julia Roberts….
Since I’ve joined the course, they have added more content to this section as it was probably the most complained about. The reason there’s not so much hand holding is because they don’t want everyone choosing the same themes, and basically a thousands students making the same site. Which is fair.
I learned Kadence through YouTube videos, and honestly I’m glad I did. I don’t see how the course could replicate what I do without giving away my site design secrets.
Phase 6: Keyword Monetization
This is probably the second most important section. It teaches you ALL about keyword research, Ahrefs, everything you need to search for to actually MAKE MONEY.
If you know how to do successful keyword research, you will succeed.
Phase 7: Blog Content Creation
This section gives you the template you need to rank on your content. It breaks down how to approach your content mapping and set up your MVP (minimum viable post). What headers are and how they should be organized. It also goes through a lot of on-page optimization tools that he uses along with AI writers.
The Monetization Modules: Phase 8, 9, 10, 11
Phase 8: Link Building
This is like the bread and butter of ranking in Google. Content and Links. They do a great job of showing you how to begin your link building efforts. I won’t get into all of this, but this teaches you how to grow your domain authority.
You see, sites have authority, which is why when you’re looking up credit cards you see big names like Forbes, Nerd Wallet, CNN, not random suzie smith. So you need to grow your authority.
Phase 9: Affiliate Marketing
Ahhh, affiliate marketing. Once your article is finally ranking in a top spot, how do you monetize? This goes over the many ways you can scale and increase your monetization. This is a really great module because they show you other ways other than just traditional “put an affiliate link in”.
I’m not giving away any secrets here.
Phase 10: Scaling & Outsourcing
I honestly didn’t even bother with this phase at the beginning. I focused on the first nine phasese, but once I got to a point where I was making a little money, I came and watched these videos.
They were extremely helpful, I now have two outreach specialists and three freelance writers. The goal is I will create a business that runs itself, and I work minimally. That’s what passive income is all about.
Phase 11: Monetizing Your Skills with Services
Can’t wait a year to start making money? No worries.
Adam himself actually consulted his first year and made something like 200k. You can easily do this to with the knowledge you get. While I’ve done a consulting session, I’m fortunate that more invested in growing my own knowledge and site at this time. But this is a great opportunity to do a little bit of both until you’re making enough money from your blog.
The Adam Enfroy BGE Community
Now, I personally think the course is worth more than its price tag when it comes to the awesome community. The course is more than just a series of videos where they let you go and say “good luck!” like so many others. They actually created a real, live community that is in the grind with you.
1. The FaceBook Group
First off, you’ll get exclusive access to the FaceBook community. When I started, there were only a few hundred of us, but now there are over a thousand members. But what’s great is the wealth of knowledge of many people in the group. There are some serious digital marketing experts and successful entrepreneurs, and everyone is really great about answering your questions.
It’s a great place to meet others that are like-minded and keep up your motivation. When I see someone’s success story post, it motivates me to grind even harder. This is pretty key when we’re talking about a business where you don’t make a dime for months, sometimes closer to a year.
2. The Slack Group
They’ve recently launched a new Slack group for those looking for link-exchange partnerships. If you’ve never used Slack, don’t worry. I never had either. It’s super easy to use and a great way to post link opportunities.
This group is priceless. I have been able to scale my site so much quicker thanks to this built in network of link-exchange partnerships. I honestly can’t imagine how much of a pain this would be to do organically.
3. Find an Accountability Partner
From my early days I have spoken with a lot of other members, one being my accountability partner (you know who you are!). It’s awesome to have a weekly or biweekly check-in with someone to keep you on your toes and hold yourself accountable. It’s really helped me keep up with the posts when there have been times when I found myself getting lazy.
No, they don’t “assign” you a partner or anything. But you’ll meet a bunch of great members and DM them separately 🙂
Every week, one or multiple coaches will jump onto a Q&A hour that’s at a preset time and day of the week (it changes so that people on different time zones can join). From there, you can get your questions answered and also learn from the questions other’s ask in the group.
They’re also prerecorded so if you miss one, you can watch it later. You can also submit a question prior to the hour to get answered as well.
One-On-One Unlimited Coaching Sessions
The course now has three coaches: Eddy, Jessica, and Chris. I’ve personally worked with all of them and they’re absolutely stellar. Eddy is great with keyword/research and intent. Jessica is a backlink and consulting master. Chris is a mental and productivity guru.
You have the option to set up 30 minute coaching appointments with whoever, whenever you want, UNLIMITED. I really don’t know any other course where you have this type of personalized, 1 on 1 guidance from someone that is further along in the process than you are.
Adam’s YouTube Channel
Since publishing his course, Adam has started his YouTube vides and social media campaigns. Maybe this is part of the reason why you’re here thinking about making the plunge to the course.
There is a TON of valuable content on his channel for free, so you may be wondering if you need the course. I have a love/hate relationship with his channel. On one side, he gives a ton of information that’s not even on his course quite yet like website technicalities, etc. I think that’s because the platform doesn’t require as much work to upload. On the other side, the Youtube channel doesn’t give you everything you need (hence the course, can’t give too much away).
The YouTube is a great supplement to the course, and you get live videos 2-3x a week from Adam himself. I ALWAYS find a tidbit that helps me progress.
Alright, now the pricing, $3900. Ya, this is a HUGE commitment and not one you should take lightly.
If you buy this course, you’re doing so to make money. Which means your investment is $3900, so you would expect to make that back. I can tell you I’ve more than made that back, and will 100x that investment in my life.
YOUR INVESTING IN YOURSELF.
Sometimes he does have sales so keep an eye out.
Blog Growth Engine Pros & Cons
Okay, so now that you have an idea about the entire course, here’s a breakdown of all the pros and cons of the course.
The things I love about the course:
The things I wish they could approve upon:
Am I Successful and Should You Join?
Let’s break this into two pieces.
Are You Successful?
Yes, I definitely am. I’ve been able to rank for many of my key, pillar articles. I made my first $1,000 per month by the fifth month. Now, I’m halfway to the five figure/month goal and on track to hit that by the end of the year.
As much as the money is great, the flexibility is SO DAMN CLUTCH. I work at home, with my children. My daughter goes to preschool twice per week, and my one year old son is home with me all day. I’m able to put in 3 to 4 hours of hard work a day, and grow my business.
Sure, I could grind and work a million hours a week and probably have more success already, but life has taught me living in the moment is much more important. These toddler years I will never get back. So I’m enjoying a work life balance that gives me the money I need with the time I want.
You can do whatever you want and move as slow or as quick as you want. Some people are killing it in the group.
AND ultimately, I LOVE WHAT I DO. I love waking up, finding new keywords, learning a new field, and navigating my own business. So much so, that I will honestly never go back to pharmacy despite the years I dedicated to it. I enjoyed it at the time, but it’s run its course and I’m ready for the next adventure.
In regards to health, my fifth procedure has given me 3 to 4 hours of upright time which is a godsend. We were able to do a beach vacation and I probably appreciate my time more than many people realized.
Should You Join?
If you have entrepreneurial skills and are self-motivating, than abso-f****-lutely.
This course gives you all the tools you need to be successful, but only YOU can make it happen. Like any other business, you have to actually jump into the captains chair and get steering. Even though there’s so much help, no one is going to walk you every single step of the way (what keyword, what article, editing your articles). You have take control.
And you have to have an insane amount of persistence and dedication. It takes EASILY six months to get going, a few years to hit the life changing money. You need to jump on or don’t bother climbing on at all.
If you’re looking to start a site, SEO, or blogging, this is hands down the best course on the market. No question. Join us on the other side 🙂