Yes, I know, this is a bit of a click-baity title, but it’s true.
We did triple our blog traffic in 3 months, and while there was a lot of work and different things that went into tripling our traffic, there is one common thread.
We joined the Insiders blogging group after being offered a 3-month free trial, and we saw so much progress that we had to join once our trial period was up.
In fact, we saw more progress in 3 months working with the group then we had over the previous 2 years on our own. And this progress was despite hours of self-education on blogging and building a blog.
The thing is, it takes much more than good and consistent writing to be successful with a blog. There are a lot of tricks and techniques that most bloggers won’t share that are essential to success.
So, want to know more about how we tripled our blog traffic in 3 months? Read on to learn all about The Money Mix Insiders blogging group and see if it’s right for you.
What Is the Money Mix Insiders?
The Money Mix Insiders is a blogging group where members leverage the power of the group to gain access to opportunities and collaboration that no blogger alone could accomplish.
The central blog of the group is Wealth of Geeks run by Michael Dinich. The other co-owners of the group are Fred Lemnson (formerly of Money With a Purpose) and Steve Adcock (formerly of Think, Save, Retire).
Between the three of them, Michael, Fred, and Steve have a wealth of blogging experience and are able to use their strengths to benefit the group. Fred is great with outreach, promotion, and working with brands, Steve is an SEO and technical wizard, and Michael runs Wealth of Geeks.
With Wealth of Geeks at the helm, the Money Mix Insiders are a group of highly dedicated bloggers who work together to improve their blogs. The group works together to increase domain authority, traffic, email lists, and revenue.
The Insiders group believes that blogging is better when bloggers work together, and the results prove it to be true.
How It Works
So, how does the Money Mix Insiders blogging group accomplish the goal of building better and bigger blogs for its members?
There are a few main things that help member blogs grow that is included no matter your level of membership.
These benefits include:
- Blog sharing and link-building
- Access to unique exposure opportunities
- Saving money on blogging tools
- A private Slack group for collaboration and community building
First, members gain access to a wide range of SEO-friendly content and the opportunity to build backlinks to high DA member blogs through syndicated content.
Syndication is a Google-friendly technique practiced by all the large sites like Nerd Wallet, Yahoo Finance, and MarketWatch. It’s completely above board and a great way to get more content on your site.
Each Insider has the opportunity to guest post on Wealth of Geeks at least quarterly, then have their post syndicated throughout the group. This exposes your writing to a wide audience and builds a ton of authority backlinks to your site.
Next, all members have access to coaching sessions with Fred, Michael, and Steve. The founding members are always willing to jump on a call or Zoom session and offer tips for improving your blog or next steps to take to reach your goals. You also have access to webinars where the founding members teach about different aspects of blogging.
Blog Sharing and Link-building
In addition to access to great content and coaching, you also have the opportunity to leverage the group for blog sharing and link-building. Your latest posts (and even older content) is willingly shared by members, exposing your posts to audiences far beyond your own. You can also seek out links from members with complimentary posts.
One of the hardest things about being a newer or smaller blog is gaining access to opportunities with brands and media outlets. Yet another powerful benefit of the group is unique access to these opportunities that you probably wouldn’t get on your own. The founders leverage the power of the group to get sponsorships with brands and to get the attention of media outlets.
Just recently Insiders members were given the chance to write posts to be syndicated on MSN!
It’s hard when you’re starting out and not making money to justify spending it on your blog. Thus, another benefit of the Insiders group is that they save you money on many tools essential to blogging success.
For instance, the group has a lifetime subscription for the Astra Pro theme that members can access at a massive discount. Members also have access to over $200/month worth of optimization tools like Moz Pro.
Plus, if you go for the Full membership (described below), you’ll have free hosting on a private server included as long as you’re a member.
Private Slack Group
Last but not least, the Money Mix Insiders has their own private Slack group with dedicated channels for members to share, collaborate, and discuss all kinds of topics both related and unrelated to blogging.
These benefits mean this group is truly unlike anything else out there, and far superior to other mastermind groups.
But all good things come with a price tag, so let’s get into the memberships and cost of becoming an Insider.
The Money Mix Insiders blogging group offers two memberships levels.
The Basic membership will give you access to all of the great benefits described above at a price that is manageable for newer bloggers.
The Basic membership is $119 a month or $300 every quarter. You can also pay your membership on an annual basis and save even more.
The full list of Basic membership benefits includes:
- Content syndication across members
- Backlinks from member blogs
- Additional guest post opportunities on member sites
- Access to the mastermind group
- Active content sharing
- Access to blogging webinars
- Access to content optimization tools
- Promotions for email giveaways
- Access to email and affiliate networks
- Personalized coaching
And now you can join the Insiders for free for 3 months to check it out before committing to a membership. No payment information will be collected and if you do decide to join later you can cancel at any time.
Start your free 3-month trial now. Simply fill out the form to get started.
As with most memberships, the Full membership will give you access to the most benefits for a bit more of a fee.
Full membership is $180 a month or $500 per quarter. Full membership is also available on an annual basis for more savings.
Although it costs more, the full membership will give you access to the full power of the group, including:
- Everything from Basic, plus:
- Monthly opportunities on high DA blogs
- Free hosting as long as you’re a member
- Sponsored post opportunities
- Exposure as an expert in your field
- Free email list promotion and giveaways
- Special pricing for tools like Moz
- Access to link building packages
- Free site speed tools and consultations
As with the Basic membership, you can access all that the Insiders group has to offer for free for 3 months before committing to a membership.
Our Experience With Insiders
We’ve outlined the main benefits of the Money Mix Insiders blogging group already, but we really can’t capture the full power of this group without adding our personal testimonial.
We’d been blogging a little over two years before being invited to join the Insiders group on a free trial in early April, 2020. At that time, we were getting about 3,000 pageviews a month and had a DA of 27. Our blog was difficult to navigate and slow. We weren’t making any money and were feeling really discouraged.
We joined the group and within a week we were on a call with Fred, Michael, and Steve. They gave their honest assessment of our situation and made some recommendations to get us started.
Within about a month we had cleaned up our site, sped it up, and began seeing an increase in pageviews. We saw a large jump in pageviews after our first guest post on Wealth of Geeks and the syndication across the group.
Along the way we’ve learned a tremendous amount from the founders as well as other members.
In fact, one of the greatest benefits we’ve seen is the power of the group to lift you up when you’re feeling discouraged or having a bad day.
I expressed feeling really down about blogging about a month and a half ago, and the group immediately jumped in to pick me up. We received words of encouragement and reassurance that we were doing great and had come really far in a short amount of time. It was also comforting to know that every other member had the same feelings at times.
Now, a little over 3 months since joining the Insiders, we’ve tripled our monthly pageviews to 9,000 and our DA to 56. Our site is clean, fast, and full of great content. We’ve made some money from sponsored opportunities and are well on our way to making more.
And maybe most importantly, we’ve made some amazing friends and have the best blogging support group you could ask for.
We’re now officially paying members of the Money Mix Insiders blogging group and confident the benefits of the group will pay for themselves.
The Money Mix Insiders group is right for us, but is it right for you?
Should You Join Insiders?
Short answer, YES!
Honestly, you have nothing to lose by taking advantage of the free 3-month trial and checking it out for yourself. They don’t require you to send any payment information, and there’s no obligation to join once your free trial is up.
If you’re blown away by the group then you can become a full paying member, but even if you decide against it, you’ll still walk away a better blogger.
Having said all that, there are some blogs that will benefit more from the Insiders group than others.
Wealth of Geeks is a personal finance blog, and the majority of the member blogs are in the personal finance niche. As a result, the majority of the syndicated content is personal finance-related, so you must be willing to post personal finance content on your blog.
However, not all member blogs focus exclusively on personal finance. Wealth of Geeks also focuses on geeky topics like playing games and sci-fi. Other member blogs focus on travel, lifestyle, and food.
When it’s your turn to write a guest post to be syndicated, the founders will work with you to find SEO-rich keywords and topics to write about that will fit with your content and comfort level that will also work with the majority of the group.
If you ever feel like a syndicated post just doesn’t work for your audience, you can choose to not publish that post (although try to publish as many as possible).
Aside from your niche and content, you’ll also need to be willing to participate in syndication, sharing, and link-building.
You’ll also need to be serious about growing your blog and willing to put the work in. Blogs that are just a hobby or irregular likely won’t see the same benefits as those who are dedicated to building an authoritative site.
Moral of the Story
The Money Mix Insiders blogging group is a dedicated group of bloggers who use the power of the group to access unique opportunities and grow their blogs.
Becoming a member gives you exclusive access to blog sharing, link-building, coaching, webinars, and the collective knowledge and collaboration of over 10 blogs with a DA of 40+.
We can personally vouch for not only the power of the group in growing your blog, but in the wonderfully supportive members that have your back with blogging and beyond.
And with a 3-month free trial there’s no reason not to give it a shot.
Long story short, if your blog niche would work well with money, travel, or lifestyle topics then you literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Talk about Blogging Learned.
Tawnya is a 34-year-old Special Education teacher in the sixth year of her career. Along with her partner, Sebastian, she runs the blog Money Saved is Money Earned. Tawnya has worked extremely hard to reach her goals and remain debt-free.
She holds an Honors BS in Psychology from Oregon State University and an MS in Special Education from Portland State University and has had a pretty successful writing career, first as a writing tutor at the Oregon State University Writing Center, and in recent years, as a freelance writer.
Tawnya and Sebastian have a wealth of knowledge and information about personal finance, retirement, student loans, credit cards, and many other financial topics. It is this wealth of tips and tricks that they wish to pass on to others.