Grow Your Audience: My honest review

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I first bought Grow Your Audience in 2019. Then I renewed. Then I joined the subsequent monthly membership called Makers. Obviously I’m a fan. If you want to learn how to use social media effectively, I definitely recommend it.

Tip: As of March 2022, go straight to Makers. You’ll get Grow Your Audience as a free bonus. Super deal.

What does Grow Your Audience teach?

How to find and connect with your target audience or ideal customer.

Who is it best for?

Anyone who wants more traffic for your project, product or service. But it’s not just random traffic. Rachel Miller is brilliant at audience building so the traffic you get is the right audience, not random.

What method of making money online does it teach?

The main focus is growing an audience you can later sell to, in whatever way works for you—digital products, physical products, services, anything.

Are there success stories?

Yes, join the Facebook Group and search #moolahwin.

When is Grow Your Audience open?

It used to be open twice a year. Now it’s open all the time (evergreen).

How much does it cost?

Update: Makers is a membership and costs $97 per month. As of March 2022, if you sign up for Makers, you’ll get Grow Your Audience (the full course) as an included bonus. I highly recommend this option vs. buying the course by itself.

Grow Your Audience is $997. Updates for one year are included. Renew at a discounted price after that.

Are there incidental costs?

Yes, but minimal.

How to get a taste

Join the free Facebook Group here. Once inside, click the Videos tab and watch the videos of her teaching like this one and this one.

Who made it & are they qualified to teach it?

Rachel Miller. Yes. She has started and grown multiple Facebook Pages into the hundreds of thousands and at least one into the millions.

Pros

Depth of knowledge & experience. The amount of information Rachel understands about using Facebook and social media organically is impressive. I have not encountered her level of expertise elsewhere.

Coaches. There are several coaches who are active in the community. Very helpful.

Great teaching. Rachel’s a former high school economics teacher. She explains the concepts well, complete with markers, white boards and diagrams. That’s great for those of us who struggle with social media (me!).

MoolahDirect. An upgrade, but another option for those who want extra hand holding or extra privacy. You’ll get 8 weekly 1-on-1 coaching calls, plus access to the coaches’ private Slack channel. Update: I’m not sure this is still offered.

Success stories. For many who fully implement them, the strategies in the course work. And those wins are freely shared among the students. Search #moolahwin in the Facebook Group.

Success stories in a wide range of niches. It’s the most niche-diverse bunch I’ve been a part of to date. The wins come from a wide range of niches too.

The Facebook Group. The course itself will give you the framework and foundation, but you’ll get so much more in the FB Group. Do not skip it! Note: Rachel runs more than one Facebook Group. The one I’m referring to here is the one for students only. There’s also a free one for anyone.

Rachel’s enthusiasm. Rachel and I are very different in style and personality but I’d do well to have a fraction of her enthusiasm for social media. She is high energy, real, not afraid to try stuff and quick to pivot. Rachel is the opposite of monotonous or boring. She’s fun to watch!

Much more than Facebook info. This is one of my favorite pros, and it was completely unexpected. Rachel has a lot of connections online, many of whom are quite successful in their niches. She frequently interviews them in the course’s Facebook Group, many times on business topics that go way beyond the scope of Facebook.

Love for the “little guy.” Rachel is extremely down to earth and remains mindful of those who don’t have a huge budget for incidental costs, slick systems or costly ads. Refreshing! Somehow she makes huge results possible for the “little guys.”

Tons of access to Rachel. She’s constantly in the FB Group answering questions, posting impromptu videos, addressing Facebook changes and holding Q&As or AMAs (Ask Me Anythings).

Changes are addressed. Facebook changes constantly. While the pre-recorded course content is only updated once a year or so, Rachel is very proactive in the FB Group about addressing the changes as they come up. I appreciate this.

Cons

Cost. Like I mentioned above, it’s a lot of money. Be really sure you’re the ideal student (see above) so you get your money’s worth.

Drinking from a firehose. The information comes at you fast and furious, especially in the FB Group. If you are easily paralyzed by overwhelm, you’ll have to work hard to connect the dots and keep moving forward. To combat this, focus on one step at a time and use the course and the coaching.

Lack of organization. The course content itself is organized, but there have been times when I encounter a missing piece, like a download mentioned that isn’t there, a call to action that doesn’t lead anywhere or multiple names for the same thing.

No lifetime access. With a few exceptions (i.e. if you purchased the course within a few months), you do not automatically get access to future updates.

Outdated content. I feel compelled to list this con in every review I write simply because information products about social media always become outdated. Social media changes too fast. Having said that, I know Rachel aims to update the course at least once a year. Still, within that year, it’s very possible one might encounter outdated or no-longer-working information along the way. To combat this, keep up with the FB Group!

Conclusion

Update: As I mentioned above, join Makers and you’ll get the course as an included bonus. You’ll get a lot more value this way. Highly recommended.

I have learned a ton from Rachel and from this course. I’ve gone through it multiple times. If you are struggling to get more eyeballs on your stuff, Grow Your Audience is definitely worth a look.