At Elite Blog Academy™, we believe that blogging doesn’t have to be complicated, and that attending a live event shouldn't leave you feeling more confused or overwhelmed. While packing in dozens of short talks on a myriad of different topics might seem more efficient, the reality is that information overload often cause analysis paralysis. You're left with so many different ideas that you don't know which one to implement first, and so you do nothing.

Since EBA® first launched in 2014, our goal has always been to eliminate the overwhelm and frustration that comes with blogging. From figuring out what to do first to actually earning a sustainable income from your efforts, we've distilled it down to the essentials, pulling it all together in a simple but powerful framework that gets results. Our mission is simple--to show you, step-by-step, exactly how to create a successful, profitable blog.

At ACTIVATE, you'll walk away from our 2-day workshop with a fully completed, working action plan that you can begin applying immediately, as you connect and network with other bloggers, and get direct feedback on the work you've been doing. It is a fully immersive experience that will bring more clarity, purpose, and direction to your blogging journey than you ever thought possible.  

“When you’re a blogger, it’s hard to find people who “get you.” People who know what you do, why you do it and how you make a living out of it. This past week was like finding my lost tribe. Everyone here understands the struggle of an entrepreneur and is more than willing to help each other through it. I can not wait for the next event! ”

 - Joann Crohn, Whimsicle


Making the decision to attend a conference or live event is always a little bit scary. How can you be sure the value of what you learn will be worth the investment in time and money? How do you know your questions will be answered?

Worse yet, is the fear of the unknown, and of being all alone, of not knowing who to talk to, or how to make those connections you know are so vital to your success as a blogger.

At ACTIVATE, we've worked hard to alleviate those fears and concerns, and to create focused space for not just learning, but for taking action. The minute you walk in the door, you'll be handed our ACTIVATE workbook, which will allow you to apply everything you are learning to your own blogging business. By the time you leave, you will have a comprehensive action plan for your blog ready to implement. 

Better yet, we have added in plenty of opportunities to connect with and get to know your fellow bloggers....without feeling awkward! Starting with our TRIBES gathering on Friday night, where you'll meet others in your own niche, all weekend long you'll have a chance to network with and get feedback from your fellow bloggers.

“Spending time with other bloggers whose lives were completely changed for the better by Elite Blog Academy was so much fun! We came from all walks of life, from all over the world and I knew without a doubt that these were my people. Surrounded by people that not only blog, but have made thriving businesses out of their blogs with Elite Blog Academy has me SO EXCITED for what's coming next! I’ve already dedicated myself to clearing my schedule to begin implementing everything I've learned. The whole experience has left my mind racing!” ”

 - Rosemarie Groner, The Busy Budgeter


Our powerful, game-changing framework is simple, but designed to get you the massive results you are looking for, in less time, with far less frustration than if you tried to do it on your own. During this 2-day intensive, you'll spend your time diving in to our most important concepts in order to create a comprehensive action plan that you can begin applying right away. 


The first phase of creating a successful, profitable blog is to refine your message --not just what you say, but how you want your readers to feel when they come to your site. We'll show you exactly how refine this message of yours, until every single person who comes across your blog can tell at a glance what you are all about, and, more importantly, what they have to gain by being there.


  • Overcome your limiting beliefs about what is actually possible when it comes to creating a successful, profitable blogging business. 
  • Laser focus on your avatar and his or her unique needs and get the insight you need to create content that resonates. 
  • Master the art of writing content that resonates with one simple technique.


The second phase in our EBA framework is to grow your audience. Finding people to actually read your blog can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be. At ACTIVATE we’ll provide you with an armory of proven, detailed strategies for how to get your message heard and shared. You’ll never feel unsure of how to get more traffic again.


  • Craft an elevator pitch that captures the essence of who you are and what you are about in 30 words or less. 
  • Effectively grow your traffic and expand your reach by narrowing your focus to the 3 activities that will make the biggest impact. 
  • Learn the secret to effectively managing multiple social media channels.


The third phase in our EBA framework is to monetize your platform. This is where blogging starts to get really fun, because it is where all the hard work you have put in starts to really pay off and multiply. But believe it or not, not all income streams are created equal, and at ACTIVATE you’ll learn exactly where to focus your efforts in order to maximize your bottom line and skyrocket your profits.


  • Dramatically increase your income overnight with one painless tweak. 
  • Better leverage your platform by focusing on more powerful monetization strategies that require fewer page views
  • Destroy your fear of sales and marketing and instead learn how to confidently share your message and your products with the world. 


The fourth and final phase of creating a successful, profitable blog is to build your business. This is the point where you realize that you are not just a blogger, but an entrepreneur, and this is also the point at which you can really take off and begin to find massive success. ACTIVATE will show you how to work smarter, not harder, and how to build momentum that keeps you going long after you’ve completed your course work.


  • Learn how to do less but earn more, so that you can actually ENJOY your time blogging (and still have a life) 
  • Securely protect your intellectual property and trademarks in order to keep your business safe.
  • Turn your weaknesses into strengths by building a stellar support team to take your business to the next level.

“What an amazing blessing these last few days have been. I got the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of super smart bloggers for multiple days, work, chat and brainstorm new ideas. When else does that happen? Truly epic – just like EBA 3.0!!””

 - Gina Horkey, Horkey Handbook


Can one weekend really make all the difference for your blog or online business? In a word? Yes

The laser-focused intensity of this supercharged event is designed to open your eyes to possibilities you never thought possible, and to spur you to take action. You won't be simply passively listening to other people's advice, you will be actively applying every single thing you learn to your own blog or online business, in a way that gets real results.


At ACTIVATE we will take a deep dive into some of the most important action steps you can take right away to transform your blogging business, and we'll also take the time to show you how to apply the concepts we are teaching to your own blog, as well as allow you to get instant feedback on your ideas. We know that real results come from taking direct action on the core fundamentals. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of not only what you need to do to take your blog to the next level, but exactly how to do it.


From the minute you walk in the door, you'll be working to create your own personal blueprint for blogging success with our special ACTIVATE workbook. We will literally hand you the single most powerful tool you will ever develop for transforming your blogging business and growing a successful, profitable blog. 


Often the hardest part of blogging is feeling like you are all alone, but at ACTIVATE you never have to feel that way! Throughout the weekend, you'll be able to get direct and personal support, advice, and feedback from other members of our amazing community through feedback breakouts and power brainstorming sessions. You'll also have a chance to sign up for private consulting sessions with members of the EBA team and our EBA VIP Members.


The most valuable thing about attending a live event is the opportunity to connect and network with other bloggers and make lasting relationships that can literally change the course of your blogging journey. Of course for many people, nothing induces more anxiety or feels more daunting than the thought of walking into a room and not knowing a soul.

That's exactly why at ACTIVATE, we've worked hard to take the awkward out of networking, and instead built in lots of opportunities to connect with your peers in a way that feels fun and natural, not terrifying! From our TRIBES session on opening night, where you will have a chance to meet other bloggers in your own niche, to our small group breakouts and power sessions, you'll be sure to come away with at least a few lifetime friends!


Our Pre-Conference Workshop will take a deep dive into the biggest secrets of creating the perfect product for your audience, as well as planning and executing a successful product launch. 

With the advanced-level training you receive during this workshop, you’ll never again wonder how to get your product or affiliate promotion off the ground. During this 2-day intensive, you wilI: 

  • Explore the most viable (and profitable) options for creating stellar products that actually convert. 
  • Take an honest look at what it actually takes to take a product from idea to deliverable, and develop your outline for making it happen. 
  • Create an effective launch timeline that delivers your message with the maximum impact.
  • Learn how to grow and prime your list of prospective customers so that they can’t wait to buy.
  • Perfect the art of sales without selling through stellar copy that speaks directly to the heart and mind of your customer. 
  • Convert your prospects into paying customers through proven strategies that actually make them like you more, not less. 
  • Learn how to set up a powerful sales funnel that makes money while you sleep.
  • Get honest, direct feedback on your product, sales copy, lead magnets, and launch plan during focused, guided mastermind sessions.

Please note that because this workshop offers advanced-level training, it is not recommended for beginner level bloggers.  


Space for ACTIVATE is extremely limited, which means tickets for this event are only available while supplies last. Don't miss your chance to change the trajectory of your blog and catapult your business to success. We have three conference packages to choose from:



SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017

Our main event will kick off on Friday, September 15th at 7pm, and conclude on Sunday, September 17th at 7pm. Your base ticket:

  • Includes your entrance fee to the main Activate event and any official sponsor-hosted activities.
  • Includes your Activate Blueprint Workbook, which you will use to create your personalized action plan.
  • Includes opportunity to sign up for 1:1 mini coaching sessions with EBA team members and EBA alumni.
  • Includes welcome bag filled with goodies & special offers from event sponsors.
  • Does not include food, lodging, or travel to & from the event.



SEPTEMBER 14-17, 2017

Our pre-conference workshop will begin at 8am on Thursday, September 14th and conclude on Friday, September 15th at 3pm.

  • Includes your entrance fee to our exclusive pre-conference workshop, "Creating and Launching Your Perfect Product."
  • Includes all workshop materials.
  • Includes your entrance fee to the main Activate event and any official sponsor-hosted activities.
  • Includes your Activate Blueprint Workbook, which you will use to create your personalized action plan.
  • Includes opportunity to sign up for 1:1 mini coaching sessions with EBA team members and EBA alumni.
  • Includes welcome bag filled with goodies & special offers from event sponsors.
  • Does not include food, lodging, or travel to & from the event.




Your VIP ticket will give you full access to both the preconference workshop and the main event, plus a private reception with Ruth & VIP guests. 

  • Includes your entrance fee to our exclusive pre-conference workshop, "Creating and Launching Your Perfect Product."
  • Includes all workshop materials.
  • Includes a private reception with Ruth & VIP guests on Thursday evening.
  • Includes priority VIP seating at the main Activate event and any official sponsor-hosted activities.
  • Includes your Activate Blueprint Workbook, which you will use to create your personalized action plan.
  • Includes opportunity to sign up for 1:1 mini coaching sessions with EBA team members and EBA alumni.
  • Includes welcome bag filled with goodies & special offers from event sponsors.
  • Includes access to all the workshop & main event videos after the event is over.
  • Does not include food, lodging, or travel to & from the event.

“It’s not often that I’m presented with the opportunity to share a few days with a group of like-minded bloggers who understand what makes me tick and get what I do for a living and let me tell you, getting to do that is powerful. I left the event not with 100 little minuscule to-dos, but with a solid game plan of exactly what I need to do next to take my business to the next level. I am beyond excited about diving into sales & marketing especially. I’ve always looked at being at sales person as something that’s negative and that I should shy away from. And as someone who has tried many direct sales companies with no success, I convinced myself I’m not a sales person. Not only does Ruth share some tough love, but she also shares how as a blogger if I want that next level of success, Sales & Marketing is something I need to master. So I say…bring it! I’m ready.”

 - Julie Bonner, Mom Fabulous


At ACTVATE, you'll get the inside scoop from industry leaders who are not only teaching the concepts we teach, but actually using them every single day.


Ruth Soukup is a blogger, entrepreneur, product creator, and the successful founder of the wildly successful blog, Living Well Spending Less. Since first launching in 2010, LWSL has become one of the most popular and profitable lifestyle blogs on the net, receiving more than a million visitors a month. Her blog has grown to include it's own online retail shop, which is now recognized as a Shopify top performer, generating over 7-figures in sales in its very first year.

In 2014, Ruth founded Elite Blog Academy™ to teach professional bloggers--or those who aspired to be--her simple, step-by-step framework for creating a successful and profitable blogging business. She has since led more than 5,000 students to create their own successful blogs.

Ruth is also a New York Times bestselling author and the the creator of the Living Well Planner®. For more information about Ruth and her team, please read about our company HERE.


As the Director of Growth Management for Living Well Spending Less Inc., Jessica oversees all aspects of our company's social media and publicity. She is a genius when it comes to developing powerful systems for managing every aspect of social media, and knows how to track and measure her results with precision. We are pretty sure her expertise is going to blow your mind (in the best way!)


As VP of Operations for Living Well Spending Less Inc., Laura is the glue that holds our team together, as well as the team motivator and cheerleader. With an impressive background in marketing and management, she understands the ins and outs of the industry better than most. She will be emceeing the entire event, as well as overseeing all the details to ensure an amazing experience for all!


As the EBA Manager for Living Well Spending Less Inc., Breanna oversees all aspects of Elite Blog Academy 3.0, its operation, the EBA blog, and all our other products and services for bloggers. And, as most of our EBA students can attest to, she is amazing at her job! At the live event, she will be available to answer your questions about blogging, as well as ensuring our attendees are well taken care of!


Rosemarie Groner teaches how simple routines can transform a family's finances on her blog, The Busy Budgeter that serves millions of readers every year. She achieved full time income from blogging in just 10 months, and has grown her blog into a business that supports not only her family but also her dreams. She credits Elite Blog Academy for her success in blogging.


As the founder of Simple Pin Media, Kate Ahl has a huge passion for helping bloggers and business owners grow their business using Pinterest. She aims to teach actionable, simple steps that help business owners move forward successfully instead of feeling overwhelmed. Her simple but powerful goal is to help everyone find a way to make Pinterest work for them.


Tasha Agruso blogs about affordable DIY projects and home decor at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. But she's no longer trapped in a lawyer's body! She has retired from the private practice of law to blog full-time and has been able to more than replace her former income. She is passionate about helping other bloggers reach their dreams since she's proof it can be done!


As a Senior Partner at Peretz, Chesal, and Herrman, Michael Chesal specializes in Intellectual Property and Trademark Law. His firm has been repeatedly identified by US News & World Reports as one of the top law firms in the country, and Michael has been twice named Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law. He will be sharing his expertise in how to protect your brand.


JoAnn Crohn is the successful blogger behind, where she helps moms raise kids and stay sane. After spending four years in the television industry and five years as an elementary school teacher, she now uses her skills from both worlds to help women dress well and keep their cool while parenting. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two adorable kids.


I am a CPA turned SAHM to 3 little boogers. I love playdates, backyard BBQs & good coffee. When I'm not playing with my kids, you'll find me creating printables or writing on about family finances, holidays, fitness or ways to make extra money so you can be a stay-at-home-mom. I have a true passion for helping moms grow their blogs into full time incomes.


“My blog has grown tremendously thanks to Elite Blog Academy and I can’t speak highly enough about the course. In terms of blog growth, I went from 1,000 monthly page views to 160,000 monthly page views in under a year, which is something I never thought possible! I learned how to monetize my blog through Ruth’s various strategies and earned over $13,000 in my spare time last year. I also created a product and started my own business, which allowed me to quit my full time job. None of these opportunities would have been possible without Elite Blog Academy!”

 - Kristin Larsen, Believe in a Budget



YES! ACTIVATE is designed to help you take your blog to the next level, no matter where you are starting out right now. We will take a deep dive into some of the most important blogging concepts, in a way that actually makes sense, so that you can immediately begin applying them to your own blog and take focused action. You will leave with a completely personalized action plan in hand, one that is designed to get results.


The Preconference Workshop on creating and launching your perfect product will take a deep dive into exactly what it takes to plan and execute a successful product launch. If you feel like you understand the basics of blogging and are now ready to focus on monetization in BIG way, this workshop is right for you. We'll cover which products are the most profitable, how to create them, and most importantly, how to actually SELL your product and generate income. 


ACTIVATE will be held at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The address for the venue is 1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232. You can book your room reservations HERE. Please note that food, lodging, and travel are not included with your event ticket.


The ACTIVATE Pre-Conference Workshop begins at 8am on Thursday, September 14th, 2017, and concludes at 3pm on Friday, September 15th, 2017. The ACTIVATE Main Event kicks off on Friday evening, September 15th, at 7pm and concludes at 7pm on Sunday, September 17th.


The closest major airport is Portland International Airport (PDX). 


If you are planning to attend the Pre-Conference workshop, we highly recommend flying in the day before the event, on September 13th, as we will begin promptly at 8am. The main event does not begin until the evening of the 15th, so you could reasonably fly in that morning or early afternoon. On Sunday, September 17th, the event will not conclude until 7pm, and we highly recommend that you plan to stay until the end! Plan to either stay until Monday, or book a late flight on Sunday evening.



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