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Hobby to Pro: Turn Your Hobby Into a Money-Making Blog!

Learn how to build a profitable online business based around your hobby. The course includes 90+ video lessons that show you the same process I’ve used to make more than $1 million with blogs based on my hobbies. And you can get free access!

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Let Me Show You the Steps I’ve Followed to Build Multiple Six-Figure Blogs Based Around My Hobbies

What’s your hobby? Is it photography, art, design, travel, hiking, camping, fishing, video games, board games, golfing, skiing, fitness, yoga, cooking, baking, home brewing, crafting, music, gardening, woodworking, wine tasting, or something else?

Does it seem unrealistic to turn your hobby into a legit online business? I’ve started and grown a few blogs around my hobbies of web design and photography. Those blogs have generated a comfortable six-figure income and brought in a combined total of more than $1.2 million when I sold them. The story of my photography blogs and my “million dollar hobby” has been covered by websites like Forbes, Side Hustle Nation, and Making Sense of Cents.

Million Dollar Hobby

I know turning a hobby into an online business is possible because I’ve done it, and I’d love to share my approach with you.

How would your life change if you were able to make money from your hobby?

If you’re like most people, you’d love to be able to make extra money working from home (or from any place with an internet connection). Blogging is an ideal way to turn your hobby into a profitable business regardless of whether we’re talking about part-time supplementary income or a full-time income.

Many people start a blog with hopes of being able to make some extra money to improve their financial situation, to be able to stay home with their kids, or to make money by writing about something that they love.

Unfortunately, most bloggers who set out to make money never actually make a dime.

There are all kinds of challenges that trip people up. In order to be able to make money with your blog, you’ll need to be able to get visitors to the site. Most new bloggers fail in this area. Of those that do have some success generating traffic, some of them find that they don’t know how to turn that traffic into money.

What makes this situation more frustrating is the fact that you see other bloggers having success and making money. You know it’s possible, but maybe you don’t know how to make it work for yourself.

But what if you could follow a blueprint that’s been created by a successful blogger who has launched and grown several blogs in different niches?

I’ve created Hobby to Pro to help others who would like to turn their hobby into a source of income through blogging.

Hobby to Pro is a thorough video course with everything you need to help you go from beginner to money-making blogger. Plus, you’ll get access to a printable workbook with action steps that guide you through the entire process.

Marc

My name is Marc and I started my first blog in 2007 on the topic of web design. I wasn’t a real web designer, but I liked the topic and I was interested in learning. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was reading everything I could find about blogging and digital marketing and trying to implement it

Sure enough, I found some things that worked and within 6 months I had grown that blog to reach 100,000 visitors per month, a number that seemed astronomical just a few months earlier. With consistent effort and dedication, I was able to quit my full-time job 1.5 years after launching the blog. That was in 2008 and I’ve been working as a full-time blogger ever since.

My first blog continued to grow, peaking at more than 1 million visitors per month, and generated a nice six-figure income to support me and my family. In 2013, about six years after launching the blog, I sold it for $500,000.

Since then, I have built and sold a few photography blogs as well. Despite being nothing more than an amateur photographer, I was able to turn those blogs into a full-time income. In fact, from 2012 – 2018, I made more than $1 million in total with my photography blogs.

Every time I’ve sold one of my blogs, I had to start at the beginning and do it all over again. Because I’ve started over several times, I can relate to the challenges that new bloggers face with growing a blog from scratch. I know what it’s like to get frustrated that no one seems to be coming to your blog. And I know what it takes to go from that stage to actually making money with the blog.

I’ve also had blogs in a few different niches (web design, photography, and now finance). I can show you the approach that works regardless of what niche you’re in or what topics you cover with your blog.

Blogging has made a huge difference for me and my family. Instead of feeling depressed about going into the office for a job that I hated, I’ve been blessed to be able to earn a living from home (and traveling) working on things that I enjoy. My income has increased significantly compared to what I made at my old job, and my wife was able to leave her job and become a stay-at-home mom to our two kids. Working as a blogger gives me the flexibility to dictate my own schedule, and I have more time with my family and more freedom over when and where I work.

If that sounds appealing to you, I’d love to be able to share what I’ve learned by turning my own hobbies into a successful online business.

Introducing Hobby to Pro

If you’d like to learn how to start your own money-making blog based around your hobby, Hobby to Pro was created for you.

Maybe you’re looking for a way to make money from home and blogging seems like it would be a good fit for you. 

Hobby to Pro can help you to:

  • Choose the right blog niche
  • Pick a name for your blog
  • Create a unique angle for your blog so it stands out
  • Install WordPress and set up your blog
  • Choose a theme (template) for your blog
  • Customize the design of your blog
  • Write content that your readers will love
  • Develop a publication schedule
  • Grow a blog when you’re not an expert
  • Develop a plan to get traffic
  • Leverage other people’s audiences to start getting traffic to your blog
  • Optimize your blog posts for traffic from search engines
  • Use a few specific resources to explode the exposure of your blog
  • Build strong connections and grow your profile within the niche
  • Grow an email list and cultivate loyal followers
  • Make money with advertising
  • Make money by offering a service
  • Make money with sponsored content
  • Make money with affiliate programs
  • Make money by selling your own digital products

Hobby to Pro students get lifetime access to the course, plus access to all updates as they’re made.

Get the Course for Free!

Hobby to Pro is a very detailed and extensive course, but if you’re launching a blog, you can easily get the course for free! Just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Sign Up for Web Hosting

If you’re starting a blog (regardless of whether you’re doing it on your own or following along with a course), you’ll need to purchase web hosting. But if you purchase hosting with Bluehost through my affiliate link, I’ll give you full access to Hobby to Pro for no additional cost.

You’ll need web hosting anyway, and Bluehost is an excellent host for new bloggers. Their prices are very low (and if you purchase through my affiliate link you’ll get the lowest price available) and their customer service is excellent. I’ve been a Bluehost customer for more than 5 years and I recommend their hosting for launching your new blog for as little as $2.95 per month.

Disclosure: When you purchase hosting through my Bluehost affiliate link, I will earn a referral fee paid by Bluehost. That referral fee does not impact the price you pay. The referral fee is what allows me to give this course away for free.

And if you don’t know what domain name you want to use for your blog, don’t worry. Bluehost allows you to sign up without choosing a domain name and they’ll assign you a temporary domain. In the course, you’ll find lessons that will help you to choose a niche and a domain name for your blog, and then you can register your chosen name with Bluehost for free.

Step 2: Email Me

After you’ve signed up for hosting through my affiliate link, complete this short form at our sister site and tell me your domain name so I can verify the purchase.

Step 3: Access the Course

Once I have verified the purchase (please allow 1 business day), I’ll send you an email that gives you full access to the course.

You can also watch the video at the top of this page to see the simple process that you need to follow to sign up for Bluehost and get access to Hobby to Pro.


If you’d like to learn from a six-figure blogger, please sign up for Bluehost here to get access to the course.

And if you already have a blog and web hosting, you can purchase access to the course from this page.

Marc is a veteran of blogging and has weathered many storms as search engines, and the way people interact with content, have changed over the years. Having mentored me quite a bit over the years, I’m extremely grateful for his kindness and willingness to share, but also his deep knowledge. He fully understands the intricacies of starting a site, even in competitive niches, and growing it to a full successful business.
Mike Moloney

Co-founder, FilterGrade.com

Marc has been in the blogging game for a long time, and his expertise and knowledge definitely show. Marc has helped me refine my own blogging content strategy over the past year, and his insights have helped transform my traffic and overall income.

Tom Blake

Founder, ThisOnlineWorld.com

New Addition: Bonus Interviews with Bloggers

Learn how to grow your blog by hearing from other successful bloggers in a series of audio interviews available to Blog Launch Breakthrough Students.

  • Mike Moloney of FilterGrade.com shares from his experience using a blog to attract traffic and sell downloadable products.
  • Clint Proctor of Wallet Wise Guy talks about making money with a service (in his case, freelance writing) while growing your blog.

More interviews coming soon!