Build A Blog Community Review

Review of Build A Blog Community by Adrienne Smith With Free Bonus

In this post I offer my honest review of Adrienne Smith’s “Build A Blog Community” online course. I also put together my own supplemental guide, the “Simple Guide To Building Influence“, which I offer as a free download.

I totally meant to buy this course right after the launch but I let myself get a little distracted. No worries, I placed my order last Sunday and got exactly what I expected – pure quality. I’m a huge fan of Adrienne Smith. Not because Adrienne has a popular blog or gets a ton of comments, which she has and does, but Adrienne is genuine and gives her all. You will find references of Adrienne scattered throughout this blog because she is truly an inspiration for me.

What’s included?

Build A Blog Community$ is 8 easy lessons designed to shape your community building skills in the very way Adrienne approaches it, after four years of learning. Adrienne gives her all in this course and, if you know her at all, you would expect nothing less. You will find it very easy to follow with:

  • Articles broken into easy to understand lessons.
  • Downloadable .PDF versions. Great for taking along with you on your phone, laptop, or tablet.
  • No-fluff worksheets and, yes, homework to solidify what you’ve learned.
  • And my favorite, Adrienne even included an audio version for each lesson.

Bonus? I’m not going to spoil it but there is a pretty cool bonus at the end of the course.

Why I’m posting this review {skippable}

Build A Blog CommunityHere’s a little confession for you; this post originally started out as a Google Plus update but after diving into the course I simply couldn’t do it justice with that sort of content. No, it had to go on the blog.

There were a couple of things I had to debate with myself (An amusing scene) about writing a post dedicated to the product. I’ve been putting out a pretty detailed post once a week and I wanted to stay consistent. My second concern was whether or not to include an affiliate link.

After logging in, both of those concerns were squashed. I quickly realized my readers NEEDED this kind of quality and it would be a disservice to keep it for myself. Consider this a bonus post and I’ll get back to my blogging business posts next Sunday.

The “affiliate” concern was taken care of by the payment and product management tool she used, DealGuardian. DealGuardian created my account, including my affiliate account. Don’t you love the way technology is simplifying our lives? We truly live in an amazing time.

There’s a third reason I wanted to share this resource with you and it has to do with giving back. Adrienne has done so much for so many of us that it seems only fitting that we support her, especially after she’s worked so hard to create such an amazing resource for us.

So I seriously recommend you check out the course Adrienne has put her heart and soul into, Build A Blog Community$. I don’t promote things I haven’t personally tried and believe in and this course on building a community fills that requirement, hands down.

Blog Community Proof of Purchase

Not that I feel it necessary but this is a little Proof of Purchase.

I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community. ~ Lady Gaga

Who needs the Build A Blog Community Course?

The course starts out a little basic but that’s because Adrienne understands there are many people just starting out and it’s important to start from the beginning. As you go through the course you’ll see the lesson difficulty level increase without getting too complicated.

What I liked most about the course

What I like most about the course is the simplicity and common sense approach taught There’s nothing complicated about it and it’s a digestible course that you can learn very quickly. I got through the course in just a couple of hours and now I have it to refer back on anytime I want.

I felt like I was sitting in a coffee shop just chatting with Adrienne Smith while she showed me the best way to build and maintain a loyal community and following.

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

So if you don’t have the community you want, the relationships you crave with your followers, then Build A Blog Community can help IF you want to build a genuine community without fast shortcuts, tricks and automation. Adrienne takes you through HER process and, let me tell you, she’s a very hard worker. There’s nothing in this course that even remotely resembles a turnkey “set it and forget it” automated system. Without action, this course will not work.

My Inspiration

Now, a little off topic, Adrienne, without even trying, has inspired me once again. That is to create a course of my own; something I’ve had on my list of things to do for years. I look at the amazing job she did keeping it simple and that’s exactly how I want mine. I’ve even had the domain secured for some time now.

As you’re going through the course, I’d encourage you to pay attention to the process and consider creating one of your own, no matter what niche you’re in.

My Gift To You – The Simple Guide To Building Influence

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Inspiration can go a long way and I put it to good use by creating a special guide on influence just for you. The guide is the “Simple Guide To Building Influence” and designed as a follow-up for the Build A Blog Community$ course. Two things;

The guide is absolutely free and requires only your subscription to our VIP List, which is also free. Use the button below to download your free copy right now, even if you are already subscribed.

The guide I’ve created and Adrienne’s course are independent of one another and in no way are required or  “bundled” as a single product. I was simply inspired by the course. There is no purchase necessary to download my guide and it will help you with influence, even as a stand alone resource. Even if you’ve used another affiliate link or purchased directly from Adrienne, you are welcome to download the guide.


Get Started

Check out Build A Blog Community$ and thank you for using my affiliate link – it doesn’t cost you any more to do so and you will receive that exact course that I did directly from Adrienne. Download “Simple Guide To Building Influence” and keep up the momentum with actionable and proven relationship building methods. Build A Blog Community

That’s all I have, so check out Build A Blog Community$ and be sure to come back here and tell me how right I am. 🙂 And don’t forget to watch how the course is structured, promoted, and supported. That’s a lesson in itself.

About Brian Hawkins

Blogging superhero by day and internet super villain by night. Blogger, future online millionaire and an all around great guy.


  1. Hey Brian,

    Ah, thank you SO much for this review and I’m SO happy that you enjoyed the course.

    Pretty much just common sense approach right but I know a lot of people either haven’t thought to do a few things or maybe have just been uncomfortable or uncertain of others. I know I was which is why I decided to put this in the format that I did to make it easy for them but at the same time to understand that we all start at the beginning. We’re all unsure of ourselves with regards to certain things. We’re not in this alone though and I want them to know that if I can do this than they can as well.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the course and I really do appreciate the support. I do believe that if anyone wants to build their own community which we both know can lead to much great things as far as connecting with others than this is the course for them.

    If that doesn’t interest them then of course bypass it altogether and I still wish them the very best.

    I certainly appreciate your ongoing support and it means the world to me to have you as part of my community too Brian.

    Thank you again for this wonderful review and I sure hope you’re enjoying your weekend.


    • It’s my pleasure Adrienne, once I went through the course I knew I had to share it. The common sense approach you took to gain your success is the real beauty of it. So many of us spend too much time looking for the “secret” and you’re living proof that it’s really about building relationships and hard work.

      It’s nothing everyone hasn’t heard a thousand times before but, for me, the fact that YOU made it work just makes it that much more real. We’re so used to marketers teaching one thing while keeping the real methods they use a secret outside of their own team.

      It’s just refreshing to see honest bloggers sharing the path they took without holding back or, worse, fluffing it up to make it sound more interesting. You kept it as simple as it could be and didn’t complicate it to make yourself look like an impressive exception. I respect that!

      I appreciate you taking the time to put such a valuable resource together for the blogging community and I can’t wait to see what’s next. I have no doubt that you are well on your way and willing to share your path with all of us.

      • Why thank you SO much for that Brian.

        Like you, I kept listening to what I was being taught but no one ever shared with me that it’s about the relationships. They’ll tell you the money is in the list but they aren’t teaching you “how” to build that relationship with your list or even how to get them on your list darn it.

        I think as I continued to just comment and meet people I learned that is what it takes, those connections. It really is just common sense but because no one is telling us this we keep thinking there is something else we’re missing.

        We just need more honest people out there who are willing to bare it all. To help enough people get what they want so we can do the same. I’m happy to be one of them Brian and I’m so excited to watch others flourish because of what they’ve been learning from me. That’s the most exciting part to all of this for me.

        Thank you again for not only purchasing my course but going through it and sharing it with your readers. That means the world to me.

        You have a great week and rock on my friend.


  2. Thanks for sharing this great review post.

    • What did you like about the review Sasto? Are you interested in building your own community?

      Just curious since you didn’t have much to say. If you want to build your own you’re going to have to do much better than these short comments on other people’s blogs. This isn’t enough to make people curious about you and want to visit your site. That’s what this is all about.

      Thanks for the visit anyway and I wish you the very best moving forward.


  3. Thanks for review Brain, I got attracted to check out the Build blog community, and I want to know how Adrienne Smith showed the path to success for many bloggers.
    How incredible its going to be ? and I don’t know how well I build a blog community after reading that. I’m bit getting scared ( I do always when i purchase something in online ) ;). I just checked out the blog of Adrienne Smith, there were huge comments for a single post. But my blog does’t get that much. And the sad thing My total comments of all posts ( four right now ) in blog is in not equal to the comments that has been posted in one single post of Adrienne. I’m Curious and also I want to make my living from couch.

    Could you please highlight some of the important topics of Build Blog Community HERE , May be the table of contents/just a title only. So it will help full for me to get in there ,

    By the way thanks for your gift “Building Influence” I downloaded it and started reading on it 🙂


    • Hi Siva and welcome to Brian’s blog. I can’t thank him enough for purchasing my course, going through it and writing this review based on what he thought of it.

      I just want you to know Siva that my blog was literally a ghost town for about two years. When I started I didn’t have one single comment for almost two whole years. Ouch! Things didn’t start happening for me until I learned how to put myself out there in front of enough people and get their attention. Now let me be clear, you’re not going to start instantly making money until people get to know who you are and start to trust you. That’s why building a community to me is so important. If you only have the mindset of wanting to make money then you’re going to be very disappointed because it’s going to take you some time.

      If you want to know more of what’s in the course then just check out the sales page because it pretty much explains it all. Brian did a great job here as well so just go click on the banner up above and you’ll learn all about what I share.

      Thank you for your comment and enjoy Brian’s report.


    • Hi Siva, I apologize for the delay but Adrienne pretty much covered everything on the sales page. The course is very simple and easy to absorb. There’s no cheap tricks or risky tactics, just good old community and relationship building.

      With just four posts, you seem to be doing very well in the comment department. Give it some time and work on building quality relationships. The comments will come if that’s what you desire. 🙂

  4. To make a perfect blog community you need a ebook, year ago i purchase a ebook online to make you own blog community perfect, but in the next few days we will show you something more.

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