In this review, I will be showing you Patric Chan’s Blogging.Guru. I have become a member, and I am I the process of working my way through many hours worth of training videos, in order to establish if this service is worth the money.
Will this product simply be another scam or will my review show a fantastic new way of making money online by blogging? Let’s take a look!
Jump to my final review if you don’t want to read everything!
Blogging.Guru is a paid membership area where you can learn how to build a WordPress website which makes money. That’s the short version!
Patric Chan has created 136 training videos which literally walk you through every single step;
No stone is left unturned in these videos and the 10 hours, and then some, worth of video time is a testament to that.
In the videos, you are narrated through in a tutorial manner with a man, who I am assuming is Patric Chan. He clicks away and walks you through the different options and features of WordPress. Which is why there is over 10 hours worth of videos because there is a lot to cover.
WordPress has a lot of options to go through, and the best way to learn is by video.
Once inside the membership area I was greeted by a LONG list of tutorials and the topics covered are featured here in these images above and below;
In the last module, you learn all about monetizing your blog. Not only that but Patric includes how to drive traffic to your website and talk about social media.
This is just an overview of Blogging.Guru, I will get into the nitty gritty and discuss some negative aspects soon enough.
When creating a blog from scratch it is so important to cover all these issues, so it was refreshing to see such an extensive list when I first joined. When I was greeted with the list of videos I could see right away that there was value in this.
The question was; How much value are you getting with Blogging Guru Blueprint?
The training is comprehensive. You are guided through from the very first step, which is creating a website and talked through every single click.
I notice that Patric takes great care of talking you through every option and every drop down menu so you can really get to grips with the layout. However, if you are a complete newbie, you will definitely have to watch the videos a few times over because he does move quite fast in some of the videos.
This is unfortunatly where I stumble across the first few negative aspects of this training. The audio in these tutorials is terrible. I can not share any of the videos in question because it is a paid membership, but I can tell you the audio is not great.
There is a lot of “pop” – “popping” with the microphone as Patric does not have a pop filter. This kind of raises a little alarm for me.
Patric Chan is a self-made millionaire blogger God – or at least that is what it says online – and he uses audio which is so bad? Surely not!?
Another thing I noticed is he stumbles a little – quite frequently. For example;
In Tutorial 14 -Embedding Video
During the video when he talks you through how to embed videos to a blog post, he stumbles when he get’s to YouTube to show you how to embed the URL. He is supposed to just copy the Iframe URL from the “Share” tab and copy it into the WordPress editor.
He stumbles so bad that he clicks on the “More” then “Add To” – hoping to find the “Share” tab, which is right in between the two. He then proceeds to say “Errrr“ before pausing the video and comes back with the right method and excuses himself because he is recording live.
He then fumbles yet again, when pasting the URL into the “Visual” tab of the WordPress editor. He pastes the Iframe code into the visual editor (it should be pasted into the text editor) and when he previews the page he genuinely seems surprised that it did not work and used the same excuse again that he is doing it live.
Now, I am not a blogging-guru-millionaire but don’t you find it odd that a man with the stature of Patric Chan – a man who has been a speaker alongside representatives from companies like Google and IBM – is unsure about how to embed a YouTube video?
The video is only a few minutes long – had that been me I would have just re-recorded it.
Despite the fact that the training is comprehensive and covers a LOT of the important aspects of building a WordPress site which makes money. I would like to point out a few things.
I find the training to be a little bit amateurish at times, almost as if it was made on a budget. The popping noise on the poor quality audio is annoying, and there are a few mistakes where the narrator is unsure of himself.
The videos seemed to be quite rushed, and the narration goes very fast and also his navigation of the pages is too quick. The narrator clicks and scrolls so fast you miss what he did most of the time.
There is no community. This is a big downside to this product. As you work through your training, you have no way of gauging how well you are doing. You are alone.
This will surely have an adverse impact on anyone using this training because motivation will be very tough and progress can’t really be measured. In other newbie blogging programs – like Wealthy Affiliate – there is a thriving community which provides support and much help when you most need it.
What I Liked About Blogging.Guru
- All the information is on one single page – makes it very easy to navigate.
- There is a 60 days money back guarantee
- The price is very cheap considering the amount of information you get.
- The videos do cover an incredible amount of information in a logical order.
What I Did Not Like About Blogging.Guru
- The videos are not well put together, and the audio is low-quality.
- There is no community, which will make it incredibly difficult for newbie bloggers to stay on course.
- The videos are about a year old now so possibly quite outdated.
- There is no way to ask questions or interact with the lessons, so there is no follow-up. If you have any questions regarding a video, then you are on your own.
My Final Review Of Patric Chan’s Blogging.Guru
All in all, I would say that Patric Chan’s Blogging.Guru Blueprint falls a little bit short – even though it is worth the $47. Let me explain myself;
With the training you get, there is no if/but/how/why or when. You watch the video, and that is it – you have to take the narrator’s word for it.
So, if you have a question regarding a certain technique used within the video to alter an option on your WordPress settings OR if you are wondering if using a keyword in the subheading and the first line of the same paragraph will affect your SEO – you are on your own!
- Is Blogging.Guru worth the $47 to get a foundation training on how to use WordPress in a logical and simple manner? Yes!
- Is Blogging.Guru worth it if you want to build a long-term, passionate blog with the intention of generating real money? No!
With a real, community driven, interactive training platform like Wealthy Affiliate. You get up-to-date tutorial, live Q&A’s, daily help forums, and discussion but most importantly, you get questions to ALL your answers immediately.
That is why Blogging.Guru Blueprint falls short.
I hope you found my Patric Chan’s Blogging.Guru Review informative and if you have any personal experience using this service then, please do let me know in the comment box below.
It is interesting to read about a program teaching something else than affiliate marketing. Reading your review though, it becomes obvious that there are better solutions. It is rough to listen to hours and hours of tutorials if the sound is really bad and like you say it makes you wonder about the whole thing when a “self made internet millionaire” can not produce a professional looking product.
So if somebody wanted to learn how to make money blogging, what would you recommend him/her to do? Wealthy Affiliate is great of course but it is more about affiliate marketing. Do you have any other reccommendations?
Thanks for taking the time to comment! There are a couple of other programs out there but I have not tried them personally – YET – so I would not like to recommend anything at the moment.
I recommend Wealthy Affiliate simply because I use it and love it. 🙂
I kinda like the idea of 136 training videos being on offer – I tend to learn things a lot quicker when I see the info in front of me!
But as you point out – a lot of this info is nothing new…in fact you could probably find it online with enough thorough searching.
This $47 price charge – is that a one time payment or a monthly billing?
I believe it was a one time payment! Then there are the usual up-sells etc, some of which are recurring billing.
I am still baffled by the fact that the quality of the videos were so poor because all of his websites read so well and he is “the best selling author” etc etc.
As a one off payment it is reasonable value but even with a little bit of experience behind you a lot of the information they give is of no use.
There is also no community at all, so once you start you are completely on your own.
I’m always skeptical when I see Patric Chan’s products. Maybe it’s just me but he has created a few not-so-good products. It seems like this one is no exception either. It falls short of being a good training program because there is no help or community support. People are bound to make many mistakes along the way and would need a little bit of support and guidance to succeed. This is why WA is a much better choice.
Thanks for the review.
I totally agree. Wealthy Affiliate is by far a better alternative to Blogging Guru.
Hi there! I just finished reading your review of Blogging Guru and thought I would just drop you a line or two to say thanks. I really appreciate the effort that you have gone to here to put together a great review.
These money making systems are very common these days and if you are going to make a tutorial on making money via WordPress sites, then the very least I want is quality audio! There is nothing more annoying in my opinion than that awful popping sound of a low quality recording. There are plenty of alternatives out there when it comes to this sort of thing.
Thanks, you just made my mind up for me!
Thanks for your thorough review of Patric Chans Blogging Guru and for sharing your first-hand experience with the Chans training videos.
The popping on the audio would drive me nuts. I’m not a millionaire and I can afford a pop-filter. Mine cost all of $5 on Amazon. To me, that level of carelessness conveys a lack of respect for the student.
You mentioned too that it seemed that the course was put together in a hurry. Maybe to make a quick buck?
Definitely cheap and cheerful in order to earn a quick buck. The errors and sloppiness within this product are too obvious and they all confirms that Blogging Guru is what it is – average.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!
I really enjoyed reading this review as well what you experienced with training videos. It always nice when one who has actual experience do a really good thorough review, which you have done.
When people order audio or video to learn online, as that is the norm now. The expectation is that it will be of top most quality. But Patric Chan has been around for awhile, maybe he seems to think he is above that. In my humble opinion â€˜notâ€™.
Man one of those products I kind of feel bad for. Never heard of this one before, but this course looks like it could actually be worth the price of admission if Mr. Chan went on Udemy and made the course $10.
With all the scams that scatter the internet it’s actually kind of rare to find an “okay” product that actually has some decent value, but for almost 50 quid if you’re telling me audio quality is that poor and he can’t figure out where to go that’s a huge red flag.
The other thing is that making money online is a constantly shifting business and when a google algorithm comes out his training might just be completely out of date.
I think if he went back and re did the course and lowered the price he might have a chance.