This is my review of the Dare To Conquer program – an amazing blogging course that is hard to describe. Why is that? Because Paul Scrivens (“Scrivs” to the students) is constantly adding and updating the content. It is Scrivs desire to help as many people become professional bloggers in the least amount of time.
And what qualifications does Scrivs have for teaching us? Read on…
Show of hands. How many bloggers would like, or dare I say love, more time in a day to spend away from the computer? What is it worth to you to have the balance that you crave in your life? Is all the blog/life tightrope dance draining your life force away?
In a vast, seemingly endless sea of blogging courses, ebooks, and blogging “universities”, there are few safe shores. One of those safe places is the all new Dare to Conquer (DTC), formerly known as Billionaire Blog Club (BBC).
*Summer 2019: Massive update. All references to BBC (except in explanatory paragraphs) are gone. This post was becoming too big and too messy*
I am a member, and this is my review of the program.
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What’s with the two names? Is it BBC or Dtc?
It has been Billionaire Blog Club for several years, however Scrivs, is updating every course and challenge and has changed the name to reflect the new changes and new vision that he has for the program.
The official new name is Dare to Conquer, which is a challenge to all members to be the successful bloggers that they want to be, “You create what you dare to conquer”. And that includes conquering those time-wasting tasks that do not move your blog forward or increase your return on investment.
Where did it come from?
The owner of DTC is Paul Scrivens, ‘Scrivs’ for short. Or Paul; he answers to them all.
Scrivs has been blogging since 2003, and then started blogging fo real in 2014, when he quit working working (i.e a “real job”) and started professionally blogging. You can read his whole bio here, and currently Scrivs runs 13 blogs in many niches, proving that you can make money in niches that are not about blogging. Here is an income report if you want to see the deets.
Who is it for?
Dare To Conquer is blogging education, there to help you learn how to blog professionally. You now have the option to pay monthly for full access or purchase components individually. There is also a new program that is separate from DTC which is the Blog Simple Framework, and this consists of two products that you can buy alone or as a bundle. See below for more information.
There is something for everyone regardless of what stage your blog is in.
Why would I want to join dtc?
If you are new to blogging, then you will get everything in one place!
As a monthly paying member, you get access to all components. You may need more help with SEO or Pinterest, so you can start wherever you want.
The main course (ha!) is called the 100K climb and is designed to give you all the information that you need to create a successful and thriving blog. You will learn how to change your thinking to that of someone who blogs professionally. You get also get all the basics of keywording, SEO, branding, content creation, Pinterest for traffic, and competitor research. When done with that, you move to the next track depending on whether your blog is established with content or not.
When is it available?
Now. Follow any of the links in this post to be taken to the main page of $100K climb, the component courses, or the Revenue Engine courses. Sign up anytime.
How much is Dare to conquer?
$99 a month for access to everything that is available as well as all new components added as they come in. Scrivs wants to have a new course every month.
If you prefer, you can purchase individual components. See them below.
My experience with Dare to conquer
I went through the BBC 12 day Blog Bootcamp in 2017, and was offered the BBC program at the end. The price back then was $299. As a new blogger I found the price expensive, even though I really liked the ‘no B.S’ approach that Scrivs has and the bootcamp was super helpful to a new blogger like myself, showing me the steps to success.
Sigh. Live and learn. I did not buy. And I struggled to learn, doing my blogging piece-meal and not sure which things were actually helping and which were not. Sigh.
While I was taking a Pinterest course in January of 2018, I ended up in a whole new world of Pinterest marketers, Facebook groups and blogging groups.
I discovered that paying $299 for blogging education was just the tip of the iceberg.
I have seen courses for email marketing that top out at $600 if you take the payment plan. And that is for one component of blogging. One component. DTC offers a huge amount of content to help all bloggers – new, seasoned and everyone in between.
As well, over and over again, I was finding that many of my fellow marketers were graduates of BBC! Even graduates of other programs take BBC to fill in the gaps of their education.
And yet, if you get value from the course and it helps you to achieve your blogging goals faster, it is totally worth it right?
Because that is what is important…the return on investment.
You have to weigh the cost of the course to the potential earnings that you gain from the knowledge.
When the opportunity came up to join BBC in spring of 2018, and knowing that Scrivs was going to be updating the program over the summer, I thought ‘now is the time’.
So I went for it. And I have not looked back. DTC has exceeded my expectations. See why below.
What it is like ‘inside’ DTC
It is much more streamlined. Now when you log in, all of your options are right there. You can jump around the content as much as you want. The side bar of each component lists all the parts.
Most of the sections are text, video, or a combination. There is a high level of detail her as well as Scrivs explanation of why we will be doing the things we are doing. This is based on how Scrivs has succeeded with his websites.
There are also “Scribinars”, which are live webinars that community members can attend. We recently had an “Ask Scrivs anything”, so if you are stuck that is the place for answers.
Slack has channels for each course topic, as well as general conversation, wins, daily goals etc. It is kind of like a mastermind group, and is a great place to network with your peers.
There are challenges each month as well, like writing 500 words a day or writing 30,000 words in a month! If you blog needs content, join one of these challenges.
The best part of Slack is that Scrivs is in there all the time, so you will get quick answers from someone who knows. Scrivs right-hand, Marybeth, can also answer many questions or point you to someone who can. Marybeth also organizes special webinars on specific topics like Google Analytics or creating great pins for Pinterest.
$100K Climb – This is the main blogging course. If you are new to blogging, you start here. As you make your way through, you will be directed to whichever course you need next to continue.
The $100K Climb is to help you think about how to create success, how to understand how other components work together, and what that means for you.
6-Figure Product Creation – $299. Create the right products for the right people.
Affiliate Marketing Magic-$199. Build a complementary revenue stream
Content Creation Cocktail– $149. Content marketing for fun and profit.
Dating Pinterest – $199. Learn to use this search engine to its fullest potential. Includes how to use the Tailwind scheduling tool.
Feel Good Funnels– $299. Sell your products without being salesy.
Hero Branding – $99. The foundation of a successful blog is the thinking behind it.
SEO My Goodness– $199. Learn how to do it right from the beginning and Google will love you.
Tribe Love – $99. How to attract 1,000 true fans and keep them coming back for more.
Blog Simple Framework
Scrivs has created the Blog Simple Framework, which is different from DTC with two stand-alone components for anyone who wants a short cut to earning online.
First is BRE, (Blog Revenue Engine) which is designed to help your blog earn $1000 a month in six months with ads. $149
The second is ARE (Authority Revenue Engine) for earning a blog income with affiliate marketing links from places like Amazon. $149
These are bundled for $249.00 for both.
How has BBC helped me?
One word: structure
I really needed to ‘see’ the step-by-step process, and be able to follow it. DTC offers me a way to strategize what I am doing, putting one foot in front of the other to move forward in logical and progressive ways that equal more traffic, more email signups, more everything!
This is a huge time saver for me because I am not wasting time on things that are too advanced for where I am now. Or missing critical items that need to be done in the early stages.
More words: a smack on the back of the head.
I really need a no BS person to tell me to stop goofing around on Facebook and get back to work! Now I put my time to only the tasks that benefit my blog, which actually frees up more of my time. Who knew?
And I have learned some truly awesome tips on how to best use Tailwind to schedule my Pinterest stuff and save time there as well, thanks to the amazing people in the Slack community.
What are the downsides?
Well for one, the price.
It is a chunk of change. However, you only have to pay for as long as you want. Or go ahead and purchase components as you need them. You are getting quality education here, and you will be a better blogger because of it.
The sheer volume of lessons
The video lessons are kind of like Netflix, and I binged a lot in the first two weeks. Lucky for me, I went on a vacation in the sun right after that and I am better now 🙂
With most of the course having 30 lessons, there is a lot of education here. Alot.
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Blogging is hard work, no doubt about it.
There is no overnight success in blogging.
Save time by getting everything that you need to be a successful blogger in one place…Dare To Conquer.
I wholly recommend DTC and I find the price to very reasonable. You can pay a small fortune to learn marketing for 4 years or you can create a successful blog in 18 months. And then replicate it, like Scrivs is doing.
Plus, the Slack community is an excellent bonus.
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