16 May 12 4:45 pm
Both courses are fairly similar but here are the key differences in my opinion:
Jetpack has a newsletter focus. Blueprint will show you how to do this, but Jetpack straight up gives you a quality newsletter for 5 niches. Done. For. You.
Jetpack only has 11 proven niches. Blueprint will show you how to build a site in any niche and there's more of an emphasis on teaching the philosophy behind niche marketing. Jetpack just gives you what you need to start implementing immediately.
Also, Blueprint is coming out with a new updated version at the end of this month, so the information in it will be more up to date.
Perhaps I am biased because AffiloBlueprint 2.0 has made such a big impact on my life, but I'm partial to AffiloBlueprint.
But each individual has their own unique needs. If you'd rather just get what you need to get started ASAP, then Jetpack would probably be best for you. If you want to learn the valuable skills to help you create websites from scratch, then Blueprint would be a better fit for you.
As far as additional tools, all you really need (bare minimum) is hosting and a domain.
You'd be doing yourself a favor if you had an email list too, which starts at about $20 per month for up to 500 subscribers in AWeber (you should be able to make at least $20 per month from 500 subscribers, so don't worry about this expense too much).
You don't NEED to do SEO or PPC to make this work. All you really need is traffic to your site and there are tons of ways to get traffic, such as:
Forum marketing (talk to Affilorama member James Pruitt about this, he has excellent experience with this)
Partnering with other people (you do NOT need to be a product owner to partner)
...and probably some other things too, but that's all I can think up off the top of my head.
But ultimately traffic is going to require an investment. Either time and / or money. I suggest starting by investing whichever you have the most of.
When I was getting started, I had more time than money, so wrote articles till my fingers bled (maybe not literally...) and submitted them all around the internet and got some good SEO rankings that way.
I do that still, but I also do video marketing, social media, guest blogging, and I'm getting started really partnering with others.
(Goodness... I've blathered on for quite a bit...)
I hope this helps :)