Get your first 1,000 Email Subscribers and Make Your First $1,000 From Your Blog In 60 Days Or Less!

Fed up and frustrated with vague "strategies" and lame outdated "tips and tricks" about growing your audience and your blog?

You're in the right place.


If you're frustrated with your list size,

your blog's audience growth

and your revenue numbers...

Your First $1K is your new best friend.

(you know, the one that calls you on your BS and won’t let you waste your time on dumb stuff).


A lot of people think that building their list and making real, meaningful income from blogging is some mythical, magical secret. It’s not. 

It’s about creating value, educating your readers, and getting in front of the right audience. 


"Guys, Mariah’s tips about guest posting seriously work. I doubled my email list in the last 2 days! #soexcited”

 - Katie Steckly, www.thepassionpixel.com

"I made ten sales within the first 14 days of the course. I made my first 1k with this course I set up. Hooray! I officially opened up the sales page on July 7th and tomorrow, August 3rd, the course will start. My launch goal was to get 10 people to sign up. I'm now at 22 people. To be honest, I still can't believe it. I won't stop at this one course. Nope. Nope. I'm working on some master classes for this course.

I went from 15 subscribers at the start of this course to 236 subscribers today. Because of this course and the $1k I made extra, I had more income during the month of July than I have ever made with my own business. To be honest, I think this course changed my life. I now believe I can become my own boss and do this for real. I have a lot more confidence in my work and in myself as an expert. I still can't believe this and I'm so grateful for all the sales and this wonderful course you set up.

PS: While writing this to you I made another sale. So make that 23 sales in less than 30 days."

 - Kathleen, www.fannyenlaura.be

This is a step-by-step course that takes you through growing your email list of subscribers and profiting from your first, small digital product.

In Your First 1K, I’ll show you exactly how I went from 0 - 1,000 email subscribers in 60 days, and how to create and sell your first product that can make you more than $1000 in 60 days.

You'll get all the tools, the strategies, and the support you need to reach Your First $1k.

When I started my first blog 5 years ago, in those first few months of blogging, I had collected less than 50 email subscribers total. Yikes.

I was frustrated with how long it was taking me to grow my email list and build my community. I KNEW that email was the best way to make sales and grow my blog, but it just wasn't happening.

Then, I made a few tweaks and tried a few new ideas. I started using an actual strategy and the right tools - and everything changed. 

In less than 60 days, I went from having less than 50 people on my email list to growing an audience of more than 1000 raving email subscribers. 



  • I stopped screwing around with my blog and implemented real, effective, high-ROI list building techniques.
  • Nothing scammy or icky - just some hard work and strategic planning (as in, I stopped throwing pasta at the wall).
  • I stopped trying to make pennies with ads or affiliate links, and instead created real value for my readers, which they were happy to pay for.

I made my first $1000 from my blog 30 days after deciding to monetize it.

It doesn’t have to take ages to grow your readership or monetize your blog, platform or skills. You just have to have to spend time on the right things - things that really work.

"Your First 1K was a huge game changer for me, it helped me to actually be strategic about my email list which resulted in it growing from around 400 when I started the course to nearly 2,000 six months later.

Your First 1K also kick started the creation of my first online course, The InDesign Field Guide, which earned $20,000 in it's first launch (just 6 months after starting Your First 1K.

In Your First 1K, I also got to know 2 other designers who had been acquaintances before, and we've now formed a mastermind group where we chat daily about our current projects, get feedback + advice about our businesses, and we even met up for a retreat this year and had a blast planning + scheming for the new year. Our mastermind has been an incredible benefit to all of us, and it all started in Your First 1K.Your course was a great foundation for me to learn about strategic list building and product creation in an easy-to-follow format that I could apply to my business right away. The Slack group is so great. Thanks for all the work you put into it, it's been a fabulous resource for me, and many others."

 - Kelsey Baldwin, www.paperandoats.com

“I started YF1K in September. I had just under 200 subscribers already but was in no way growing consistently. I started implementing your strategies from the very thorough YF1K class and immediately began seeing results. Now they're consistent and passive. It's so amazing to see that I gained a dozen subscribers that day without doing ANYTHING. Your course really sets you up for success by doing a lot of the work up front.

Today I have a few shy of 900 subscribers. I know that every time I make time to work on them I see increases in my subscribers. YF1K is the most thorough and informative class I've taken to date and has been worth every penny. Not only have I increased my subscribers by 700 people in the past few months, but I've more than doubled my page views! I've also made more money with my e­-products in the past two months than I have in my entire two years of self employment. I have you to thank.”

 - Mary England, www.Uncustomary.org


The biggest mistake I see serious bloggers making is that they build their email list separate from creating their own products, when in reality the two are completely related and need to happen in tandem.

So many bloggers build up their email lists first (usually in a way that takes forever and totally sucks), and then when they go to create and sell their first product they have the WRONG audience. Yikes.

This is why you need to build your list and create your products in a cohesive and connected way, where it all ties together. When you start with the end in mind, building your list AND your product becomes so much easier.


Many new bloggers start off monetizing their blogs in really backwards ways, because an “expert” told them that Adsense and affiliate links were the way to be successful and make money with a blog. They start by making $20 a month, then $30 a month, then maybe $100 a month, and they do this for months and months creeping up the revenue ladder, wondering when this "big break" and this money they were told about is going to happen.

But that is not the right way to approach monetizing your platform.

You can do better. I know you can. I’m here to show you how. 

I’ll show you exactly what to do so you can get your first 1000 email subscribers and make your first $1000 from your blog. 

When you sign up for Your First 1K you get:

  • The easiest, simplest way to create a product your growing audience will love and how to ship it fast.
  • Affordable and DIY solutions so you don’t have to spend a bunch while you’re still growing.
  • Ready-to-use templates, swipe copy, exact email sequences, EVERYTHING you need.
  • Simple but powerful strategies that work. 
  • 8 weeks of guided, step by step list building and blog monetization lessons. Everything has been tried and tested by myself and my thousands of students.
  • A 70-page printable workbook, progress trackers, daily calendars and resource guides.
  • The exact methods I use to grow my list and that took me from <50 subscribers to over 1000 in 60 days.

Your First $1K is FULL of step-by-step, actionable guides and strategies ready for you to implement and get real results. 


“I'm already seeing results - I went from an average 5 subscribers per week to 50-60 subscribers weekly and growing. And I haven't even started blog posting yet or done all my content upgrades for my top 5 posts! I've printed the workbook and have found it so helpful to fill that out as I go and it's also great to be able to get a glimpse of what lies ahead so easily.”

 - Sam Brown, www.smart-twenties.com


"Your First 1K has changed everything for me. It’s all step by step and the support network is amazing!"

 - Eleanor, www.CreativeCountryside.com


Ready to make YOUR first $1k?



8 Killer Modules

Lifetime Access and Self-Paced

Calendar, Progress Tracker & Workbook

+ Bonus Case Study Interviews

+ Bonus Behind The Scenes of 4 Webinars

+ Mastermind & 24/7 Live Group Chat

+ Bonus List Building Workshop Vault


8 Killer Modules

Lifetime Access and Self-Paced

Calendar, Progress Tracker & Workbook

+ Bonus Case Study Interviews

+ Bonus Behind The Scenes of 4 Webinars

+ Mastermind & 24/7 Live Group Chat

+ Bonus List Building Workshop Vault


*Once you understand these methods and techniques, you can use them to replicate this success and scale up your online business and blog. Once you’ve made your first $1000, it's a lot easier to make your first $2000.*

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What's in the course?


8 killer modules, each packed with easy-to-follow list-building and product creation lessons.

Workbook and Progress Tracker: 70-Page Workbook, your own Progress Tracker, 60 days of Printable day-by-day calendars, and more.

Foundation and Blitz strategies: your site becomes a conversion machine, & you land amazing windfalls (300 - 500 new subscribers in a day).


Real case studies: This course is NOT based on ideas or "theory" - it is all tried and tested, with real examples.

Analytics, behind the scenes details, conversion rates for each strategy, and scripts. We're talking full-frontal:  EVERYTHING is exposed.

Resources & tech tutorials: easy to understand graphics, tech tutorials, and examples: I'm not just going to tell you how to do something, I'm going to show you.

Module 0: Email Foundations

  • Choosing your path: Simple or Pro
  • How to choose what platforms to use with pros and cons of each
  • Set up an account with your email provider system
  • Includes instruction on both ConvertKit and MailChimp

Module 1: Prepping Your Blog and Finding Your People

  • Create a simple landing page
  • Learn about different kinds of lead magnets
  • Create a lead magnet (with all types explained)
  • Choose and validate your first small product idea

Module 2: Blitz Versus Foundation Strategies

  • Discover the difference between Blitz and Foundation Strategies
  • Learn 8 Five-Minute Foundation Strategies
  • Implement 2-3 Five Minute Foundation strategies to kick start your list growth

Module 3: Upgrade Your Blog and Create a Simple Sales Page

  • Create simple content upgrades and install them on your site
  • Promote your content upgrades (aka getting traffic!)
  • Learn about the different types of products you can create and sell
  • Choose a name for your product or course
  • Create a simple pre-selling page

Module 4: New Strategies for Guest Blogging

  • Learn how to effectively pitch guest posts to anyone
  • Find your guest-posting opportunities with my own private resources
  • Land your first guest post and make it 100x more effective
  • Learn and implement 3 unique “guest posting” strategies that work like crazy and do NOT require you to write anything (yes, these are super cool!)

Module 5: List-Building & Pre-Selling with Webinars & Affiliates

  • What you need to know to do your first ever webinar
  • Choosing a topic, outlining your content, and timing everything
  • Set up your 3 webinars pages
  • Easy tech trainings on everything
  • Promote your webinar in 5 ways
  • Identify potential affiliates for your product

Module 6: Viral List Building and Pre-Launch

  • Create a viral giveaway that grows your list
  • Choose a prize and learn how to promote it effectively
  • All the trainings to set it up easily
  • Build anticipation for your upcoming product launch!

Module 7: Email Courses & Launch Sequences

  • Create a free email course using content you already have
  • Write your email course so that it doubles as a “nudge sequence” and funnel
  • Set it all up using simple tech trainings
  • Promoting your free course, which becomes your #1 list builder on autopilot
  • Discover the 3 different types of launch sequences
  • Choose the best sequence for YOUR product and write it using our simple templates. 

Module 8: Preparing for Launch Traffic, Pre-Launch Planning, and Affiliate Packets

  • Optimize your site for increase in launch traffic
  • Prepare for your launch
  • Create and send affiliate packets
  • What you need to know before you launch (policies, refunds, and other things to prepare for!)

Module 9: Closing Your Launch and Post-Launch Planning

  • 8 things you need to do after you launch to keep building your list every day
  • The difference between evergreen and open/close launches and how to choose
  • Review and assess your launch
  • How to bring in consistent sales after the launch

Oh, and don't forget about these badass bonuses!

We're including some of our most popular and useful eBooks, case studies, and a mastermind to keep you on track!


If you’re struggling to narrow down your blog or product topic, need to hone in on YOUR unique position and nail down your audience, this is it! This workbook & eBook will help you figure out your perfectly profitable niche if you’re still trying to decide. 



An exclusive look at all the numbers, revenue, analytics, conversion rates, and promotion tactics of FOUR successful webinars, plus how I gathered 300 new subscribers in 24 hours, made $3k during a 1-hour broadcast, and the blueprint so you can do it too. 

These are all "smaller" webinars from when I was just starting out - meaning they are a really valuable representation of what you can expect on your first few webinars!



Connect and network with everyone in the course (plus me!) in our live group chat that is open 24/7. Get feedback when you need it and chat with others who are online. Lots of potential for collaboration and networking. This is designed to support you and help you get un-stuck.



You'll get access to our vault of in-depth workshops with special guest experts. Learn how to use email courses to build your list with Nathan Barry, how to use Pinterest to grow your list with Melyssa Griffin, and how to double your list in 7 days with me! The Workshop Vault contains extra trainings so you can take your learning even further!


"I'm really grateful to you! I got Your First 1K and was able to make my first $1,000 from my first course and that was a great feeling. Your First 1K did exactly what it promised and it gave me my first 12 students and first $1,200. And using thee “What to do after your launch” lesson, I was able to create a basic version of the course and sell it to 6 more students in a webinar."

 - Tomi Adeyemi, www.TomiAdeyemi.co


1000 email subscribers. A solid foundation.

The tools to build an audience and a blog and that makes real quit-your-day-job money.

A product, a digital asset, that you can sell again and again. Your first $1K.

Are you ready to get your first 1,000 email subscribers and make your first $1K from your own digital product?

"I seriously can't thank you enough, you have put my butt in gear and made me take my business up to the next level! Seriously, this course is so packed with such valuable info. I have focused on content upgrades + webinars. I have taken my list from 150 to about 550 in just about a month's time. This blows. my. mind. If I could have told myself that would happen, I would not have hesitated one bit about purchasing your course! This list growth confirms that your course is awesome!”

- Jamie Starcevich, www.SpruceRd.com

Ready to make YOUR first $1k?



8 Killer Modules

Lifetime Access and Self-Paced

Calendar, Progress Tracker & Workbook

+ Bonus Case Study Interviews

+ Bonus Behind The Scenes of 4 Webinars

+ Mastermind & 24/7 Live Group Chat

+ Bonus List Building Workshop Vault


8 Killer Modules

Lifetime Access and Self-Paced

Calendar, Progress Tracker & Workbook

+ Bonus Case Study Interviews

+ Bonus Behind The Scenes of 4 Webinars

+ Mastermind & 24/7 Live Group Chat

+ Bonus List Building Workshop Vault


"I can't believe how awesome this is - just over 24 hours in and I've already turned a 25 page ebook into a 4 week course, drafted a $97 product, built a landing page for my website and finalized my logo. Mariah, you are some kind of lady wizard! Today while on a tea break and thinking about how to plan out everything, I had my first official 'I really can do this and it's going to happen' feeling - and it made me feel so 'awake'. I really had NO idea this course would be so transformative."

- Penelope Neil, www.SparrowSalvage.com


If you enrol in just ONE course this year, choose Your First 1K. It really is as good as people say. I’ve surpassed my first 1K already, and the tips in this course are still priceless. It’s one of my all-time faves." 

 - Nesha Woolery, www.NeshaDesigns.com


"You are going to loooove Your First 1K. It’s the best investment I’ve made for my business.

 - Patty Schuster, www.CharmingTreeDesign.com

Frequently Asked Questions:

+ Why is it so hard to grow your email list?

The most common problem I see with my clients and students is that they don’t know where to focus, so they try to do everything in a scattered way and the result is that nothing works.

If you’re not completely focused on the strategies and methods that bring the highest ROI and get the best results, building your email list can be slow and frustrating. You end up waiting to see one or two subscribers trickling in each day instead of creating systems that bring people flocking to hit "subscribe".

No. Stop. You can’t get great results in a short amount of time by spreading yourself out like that and throwing everything at the wall.

Getting 1000 subscribers is much simpler than that. It just requires you to focus on the RIGHT tactics and methods. And that’s what I teach in Your First 1K.

+ Who is this for?

If you’ve tried everything - read the eBooks and the vague blog posts about “growing your blog with Pinterest” or “Making money with Amazon affiliate links” (written 5 years ago by people that got in early and keep giving out the same tired advice), but you’re still closer to $100/month than $1000/month and your email subscribers are crawling in one by one instead of flocking to hit subscribe in droves, THIS IS FOR YOU.

Bloggers who are ready to get serious about growing their audience and making money from their platform.

Bloggers who are frustrated by how little they are making from ads and sponsored posts and affiliate links and want to create real, recurring, meaningful revenue.

Bloggers who want to build a rock solid foundation of their future blogging empire and business.

Bloggers who are sick of watching their email subscribers crawl in one by one at a sloth’s pace.

Beginner bloggers who don’t want to mess around and want to start on the right path with the right strategies to get them on track fast.

+ What happens when I buy this course?

You will receive a confirmation email and shortly after an introductory email about the course.

Then, you will receive the lessons directly to your inbox every week for 8 weeks. Yep - the course will come right to your email.

The course is self-study and begins when you register.

Each week's lesson has two tracks that you'll be working on - list building and product creation. You'll work on them in tandem over the coming weeks. These two things are completely connected - so it's essential to do them together!

The whole point of this course is to give you the tools and guidance to stop over-thinking and over analyzing everything and just start getting subscribers and making money.

+ What if I am unhappy with the course?

Your First $1K has a 14 day refund policy. When you purchase Your First $1K you agree to the policy. Please click here to view the entire policy.

This course only works if you do. Just purchasing this course does not do the work for you - you have to be willing to put in the effort and time to set up the systems explained in the material. If you have a few hours a week to put into growing your blog you can make this happen. This won’t be easy, it requires hard work and time - but it is SIMPLE once you know exactly what to do. And once you've learned these strategies, they will completely change your business and your blog for the better. No more vague blogging advice. No more throwing everything at the wall. Just tried and tested tactics that really work.

This course works if you do, but it does not do the work for you and it does not guarantee that you will reach 1000 subscribers or make $1000 in 60 days. Though I have represented this course in the most honest and truthful way possible, and the methods I teach in this course have worked for me and my clients, your results may vary depending on a variety of factors including your skills, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, engagement of your list, etc.  Because these factors vary according to each individual, I cannot and do not guarantee your success, income level, or ability to earn revenue.

I’ve taken every effort to accurately represent this product and its ability to grow your blog email list and revenue, but
there is no guarantee that you will reach 1000 email subscribers or $1000 in earnings just by participating in the course. This is not a get rich quick scheme. This is not a guarantee of earnings.
However if you show up and commit to this course, I will support you as much as I can in your efforts to reach your goals. It won't happen overnight, but I will give you the tools and strategies to get there. You are responsible for the results you achieve. I make every effort to provide you with quality information, strategy and guidance to achieve these results but in the end it is up to you.