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Introducing the Life and a Budget EBA Success Series

February 15, 2017
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Life and a Budget EBA Success Series is where I document my progress as I work through Elite Blog Academy. I want to provide a thorough comprehensive review of whether EBA can help me and other like-minded bloggers reach their blogging and financial goals.

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Join this blogger's progress as she navigates through the Elite Blog Academy and provides a comprehensive review on how it could possibly help you too.


Honestly, I purchased this course because I was frustrated.  I just couldn’t get the answers I wanted about the course.

See, I knew what the course was and who created it. I had a general idea of what I would get from the course and I knew there were several bloggers who swore by the fact it was a game changer for their individual websites.

I mean there are plenty of testimonies, but it drove me crazy how they all said the same thing.


“EBA (short for Elite Blog Academy) is awesome.”

“I grew my income from $33 to $15,000 in 9 months.”

“I wouldn’t be a full-time blogger without this course.”

“This course taught me everything I know.”


I needed to see the progress, live through the blogger’s experience, and understand what they went through to get from $33 to $15,000.

These vague overviews on the awesome merits of this course wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to experience it with them and get excited about their progress with them – not read about the end results. You feel me?

Not even that, but all of my questions got the same answer too. I would ask a question and the answers would be the same coming from many different people.

But even still, I was intrigued enough to buy it. After all, most of these bloggers who were giving the reviews had one thing in common – they were making full-time incomes from their blog.

So, I shelled out the big bucks.  However, after doing so, I needed to put a few simple conditions in place.

Those conditions were to document every single nitpicking thing so I can give someone else the answers I’ve been looking for but never really found.

I want to fill in the gaps and answer the questions some of yall may have but aren’t finding answers to either. Questions like…


“How much were your page views before you started the course?”

“When exactly did you see the course paying off?”

“Is it really hard?”

“How long did it take you to complete?”

“Do you really contribute your success to this course?”

“How can I know for sure it really works?”


I’m taking this course to see whether, through hard work, I can experience the same success others have had by investing in this course.

With that being said, I’m creating a journal of sorts and calling it the Life and a Budget EBA Success Series.


Life and a Budget EBA Success Series

I won’t discuss any of the specific strategies in the course because that’s just wrong. If you want to learn the strategies, you’ll just have to invest in the course like I did.

However, I am going to document my progress, frustrations, and/or points where I feel like giving up. EVERYTHING.

Trust me when I say this – this will be the most comprehensive review you’ve ever seen written on this course.

I googled, asked questions, searched high and low, and I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Therefore, I’m going to seek the answers and create the information I was searching for just in case someone else is looking for it.


Here’s what you can look forward to in the LAAB EBA Success Series:

  • Screenshots (of my progress and notes, not the actual course itself)
  • My personal opinions
  • And my tears – because I’m sure I’m going to cry a few times when I choose to work this course over going to sleep.

So, I’m letting you know this won’t be a typical review, have you sign up for the waiting list kinda thing. I’m going to answer any questions you may have as it pertains to how EBA is helping me whip LAAB into shape. But let’s be clear, you won’t be learning the strategies taught in the course. You’ll just be getting real-time updates of my progress.

I’m going to update this page with links to articles documenting my progress once the course starts (see below). If you want to stay in the loop, I have a special subscription box for you below.

I’m looking forward to learning more about blogging, doing the work, and determining whether this course will help me achieve some of the same results others claim to see.

And, you can start asking questions in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…drop ’em in the comments!


Life and a Budget EBA Success Series Updates

EBA Success Series: First Update

EBA Success Series: Second Update

EBA Success Series: Third Update


The LAAB "EBA Success Series"

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Latoya Scott
CFEI/Social Entrepreneur
Latoya Scott is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and personal finance writer with a mission to help millennials learn how to stop living paycheck to paycheck so they can become financially carefree.

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  • Carissa February 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Im interested to read this…I always see these courses but a part of me never believes. So I hope that its true!!! And takes your blog earnings above your expectations!

    • Latoya Scott February 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Me too, Carissa!

  • Rachel @ The Latte Budget February 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Can’t wait to read this! I’ve been hesitant to drop a ton of money on any blogging course, but I know I have a lot to learn, so I’d love to see where I can get the most bang for my buck!

    • Latoya Scott February 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Awesome! So glad you’ll join me on this series. I’m really excited about it!

  • Tanya February 15, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you!!! I can’t wait to read more of your reviews of the course. It’s a big investment and you’re right, all other testemonials are just about how awesome it is. I want to know more before I invest my coins.

    • Latoya Scott February 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      I know right! I guess I’ll lead the charge for the people:)

  • Daria February 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve always wondered about these as well. So, I definitely can’t wait for your recap…Thanks for leading the charge for the people, lol… Thanks for sharing…

  • Mimi Green February 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I never believe these courses when I see them pop up. I invested in one class and I didn’t really feel like I got anything out of it. I feel like people talk about their success but don’t tell you how they did it. I’m not in a position to take the gamble.
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  • Kenya Rae February 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Ive actually seen it before and I look forward to seeing your reviews about it!

  • Lauren Gay February 16, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I’ve never heard of this course before but I’m certainly looking forward to follow your progress in it. The increase income is certinaly motivation.

  • Tanya February 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    The timing for this is perfect I just don’t have the time. I wish i could focus more on the details of my blog.
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  • Shani February 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I’m looking forward to following your series and have asked myself the same questions you are asking in reference to making your blog a full-time job. Thank you for investing for the rest of us so that we can get true answers!

  • Jonna February 16, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I’m very interested in your review of this course. I am like you, I don’t expect all the details and techniques that a course offers, but more specifics about if the course truly was of benefit would be helpful. Because I’ve taken courses based on general ‘wins’ and then felt let down when they were teaching things I was already doing in my blogging business.
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  • Kirstin Fuller February 17, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I’m curious to see how it works. I’m following along thru the email subscription. It should be an interesting journey and I hope a profitable one.
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  • Stacie February 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    There are so many blogging courses out there and you never know which one to take. I look forward to seeing how this course works for you.
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    • Latoya Scott February 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      I agree, Stacie!

  • Sarah Li Cain March 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    How cool! I’ll be really interested in seeing your journey!

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