Everything I mention I have used and tried myself. These are the resources I have used to build my blog. I hope you find them useful too! Let me know if you use any different resources to help grow your blog!
So these are the best blogging resources i have been using on my journey so far:
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Investing in blog courses has been the best thing I have done to get my blog off the ground. At first, I was hesitant like any new blogger, about spending money on my blog not knowing if I was going to make a return on my investment. I was going through every free course i could find and not really getting anywhere.
So, I do have to say, that if you are looking to monetise your blog, you will have to put something into it. People don’t give away information for free that’s how they make their money. So by investing in myself I was able to learn all the blogging secrets and I now understand what I need to do with my blog and I am working on it!
I can tell you know, investing in yourself is so worth it in the long run!
The Bloggers Survival Guide
The Bloggers Survival Guide is written by Nicola from Nic’s Healthy Life. Nicola has been blogging for over 12 years so as you can imagine, she knows what she is talking about. Here eBook covers a tonne of content including:
- creating the right mindset
- creating killer content
- getting your blog noticed
- monetising your blog
- things no one tells you about blogging
- getting your blogging mojo back after a slump
Pinteresting Strategies is one of the most amazing courses I have taken. There is so much information to take in but that’s what you are paying for. You get to learn how Carly managed to achieve 200k views to her blog from Pinterest in just one month!
She teaches you how to pin without having to pay for Tailwind which was a complete bonus for me.
Pinterest Perfect ebook
Pinterest Perfect ebook is written by the lovely Mariam from Boss Babe Chronicles. She offers a 50+ page guide to learn how to optimise Pinterest so you can get clicks to your website. She teaches you how to make your pins clickable. Mariam is now on over 3m monthly views on Pinterest so she is doing an amazing job and you can learn how.
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers is a course I have recently invested in. It was created by Carly from Mommy on Purpose. If you want to learn how to make money from your blog then this is the course for you. I have learnt so much about affiliate marketing that I didn’t even think was possible.
Starting a profitable blog
Starting a profitable blog is a free course also created by Carly. She offers 15 lessons where you can learn all her top tips about creating a plan to make money from your blog. This course really helped me when I was brand new to blogging.
Photo editor/ Stock Photos
I honestly do not know what I would be doing without Canva. I use the paid version so I have access to all the paid stock photos which is what I know use for my blog and for my Pinterest images.
Unsplash is where you can get stock photos for free. Make sure you do reference who the photographer is if you are using free photos as it is respectful to give credit.
Lightroom is free on the app store but on a computer you have to pay for a subscription ( I believe it is £9.98 a month).
Email list builder
So with ConvertKit you can get 500 subscribers whilst you are still on the free version.
I have tried Mailchimp before and I just never really got anywhere with it. With ConvertKit, the landing page designs are beautiful (HERES MINE). The forms and newsletters are so easy to create.
If you use this link you can get 1000 subscribers for free! This way you are saving £29 a month which is what the plan id if you want 1000 subscribers!
I have previously used one of Restored 316‘s themes. They offer gorgeous feminine WordPress themes.
Creative Market is a great site to find WordPress themes. They also offer so much more.
I am currently using Hostinger as my Web Host. I have no problems so far and they were so cheap! I paid 99p per month for 3 years. They offer 4 plans all ranging in price all of which are totally affordable.
Shareasale is a great way to start making money as a new blogger. They accept anyone whatever level of traffic you have going to your blog. There are so many affiliate programs you can sign up for within Shareasale. Then all you have to do is add the links to your site.
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Amazon Affiliate program
The Amazon affiliate program is another great way to start out if you want to make money as a new blogger.
Get Blogged offers you sponsored opportunities for different DA levels. Payments start from £20 per post and you can earn up to £150 per post!