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Trying to spend as little money as possible was such a big thing for me when starting my blog. I did some research and tried so many free courses. These are my top 7 Free Courses for Bloggers starting a blog (and long-time users) that I actually learnt new information from. My traffic started to increase as a result of using the techniques used in these courses.
If you have just started a blog or you are looking to start a blog then you are in the right place!
I found courses that cover almost every aspect of improving your blog traffic. For example, they cover google SEO, Pinterest, growing your email list, creating freebies and products, how to use keywords and how to actually start your blog.
These courses are full of free information in the form of text, emails, video s and printables. All you have to do is put your time and effort into it!
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I’ve put them all in one place to make it easier for you and you don’t have to do all the web crawling I did! All the courses are linked.
NOTE: I am not an affiliate for any of these free courses, I just felt like I really benefited from them!
Overview: Free Courses for Bloggers starting a blog
- Starting a profitable blog
- Traffic and Monetisation 5-day mini-challenge
- Adventures in SEO: Free Trial
- Free SEO course
- Keyword master course
- Pin Practical Funnelling
- The Blog Plan
- BONUS: Paid blog courses
IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ IT NOW THEN PIN FOR LATER!
1. Starting a profitable blog
Starting a profitable blog is a free course created by Carly Campbell. 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 and I didn’t know where to start.
This is one of my top Free Courses for bloggers starting a blog as it is what I used first when starting mine.
She has a range of free/paid courses you can also look at:
|Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers – $79|
Pinteresting Strategies – $57
Pinteresting Strategies and Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers (two-course bundle with bonus blogging planner) – $95
Engaging Your Audience – $47
(Prices as of 9th July 2020)
2. Traffic and Monetisation 5-day mini-challenge
This free blog course is produced by Lena Gott. I have accessed 3 of her Free courses and I have learnt so much. This course is all about how to increase traffic to your site. You can do it the course all at once or split the reading over the 5 days. Therefore, when you sign up for the course, you will be able to access it whenever you like even past the 5 days.
She runs a tremendously successful blog and therefore she knows what the building blocks are. At the end of each of the 5 days reading, she offers you a little piece of homework that you can get on with which is a step further to running a successful blog. I really liked this aspect because it felt like you were already improving your blog.
She covers a lot of content, starting with how to monetise your blog, how you should be evaluating old blog posts, and a little bit of keyword help. She goes further into the topic of the keywords and more in her other FREE course that I’m about to talk about.
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3. Adventures in SEO: Free Trial
This is one of the most informative FREE Blogging courses for beginners from Lena Gott!
I learnt things about Pinterest I didn’t know at all. This course is all about Google SEO which I found extremely hard to get my head around. This free course is a little snippet of her paid course so you are getting content that people pay for!
She offers some reading and then provides you with a 1-hour 20-minute video explaining how she got onto page 1 of google. Lena’s Google SEO traffic is higher than her Pinterest traffic, so it just shows she knows what she’s talking about.
She explains her top tips on how you can rank on google and explains how to use your keywords. It can also work with redoing old pages to try and get them to rank. Google isn’t stupid, so she tells you how Google works to put the best web pages on page 1.
PIN FOR LATER
4. Free SEO course
This SEO course is run by Her PaperRoute Academy. She uses videos and reading sections to help you can learn how you can optimise your posts for SEO.
The course goes over a number of things including Keyword research, how to let Google know your website exists, SEO audits of your own site and how to make your blog super fast.
The main thing this course helps you understand is how to rank on google even as a new blogger.
5. Keyword master course
This is a 14 day email course. They offer a BONUS custom keyword segmentation and grouping tool if you just forward the email to a friend. This is an excel spreadsheet with a video letting you know how to use it.
The course starts with an intro to keyword research to talk about your competition, and then how to use keywords for blog posts.
6. Pin Practical Funnelling
This is probably my favourite of my FREE Blogging courses for beginners!
To start with, Pin Practical Funnelling is produced by Redefining Mom. It is one of the best Pinterest courses I’ve used so far. Again it is a 5-day course including reading and hour-long videos. This course offers so much information all for FREE!
I would recommend doing this course a day at a time because it is a lot of information to take in.
What the course includes:
Day 1 includes how to set up rich pins. It is written as a PDF with links to videos for help. You are also provided with a spreadsheet to help you with keywords. I recommend using this sheet as it has helped me so far. There is a video on how to use the keyword spreadsheet.
Day 2 goes through Pinterest images this is a 45-minute video where you are shown what images Pinterest likes best.
Day 3 was interesting for me because I have yet to think about creating a freebie. You are provided with a 1-hour video on how to create a freebie and put it out for your subscribers on email.
Day 4 is a part two carrying on from day 3. You go through how to collect email addresses and how to promotes your printable. You’re also offered a link on how to set up your email provider. You cover landing pages, email service providers and pinnable images for your freebie.
Day 5 THE LAST DAY! You cover the types of sales funnels for Pinterest and how you can create these for your freebie.
7. The Blog Plan
This course is produced by Suzi from Start a Mom B. I have to say I definitely benefited from this course despite already having a blog.
She offers help on finding the perfect niche, how to make money with your blog (with examples) and FREE printables.
These PDFs are massively helpful as they set out a 12-month plan on how to grow your blog to $9000+. She shows you what sort of posts you should be putting up each month. It comes with a month by month schedule where you can write down your goals, your post ideas for the month and your outcomes of the month.
This is a great way to track everything and I have been using this printable for the past month now and it has kept me much more organised.
8. BONUS: Paid blog courses
The Bloggers Survival Guide – ONLY £4.99
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 – $57
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 – $79
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.
(Prices as of 9th July 2020)
Conclusion: Free Courses for Bloggers: Starting a blog
Thank you for reading my post on the best Free Courses for Bloggers: Starting a blog and even if you have had your blog for ages you can always learn something new! I hope these courses can benefit you the way they helped me.
I would love to hear from you if they did!
About the Author
My name is Amber Page and I created my blog, The Unpredicted Page. I write about life advice, healthy living and the blogging tips I find as I go. If you want to find out more you can check out my about me page.
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Lauren Kenny says
Thank you for sharing these really useful courses and tips! I have just created a Pinterest so I am learning the ropes of that at the moment 🙂 xx
Pinterest is a tricky one to get your head around, I’m still learning but these courses deffo helped me along the way! x
⚡️Kate (@thelittlecrunch) says
This is so helpful, thank you! I’ve got a little bit of time off work next week and I’m hoping to spend a little time researching and learning a little more about blogging. There’s so much I’ve learnt by myself, but so much more I know I’m not doing and need to as well. I’d love to go freelance someday too (in the not to distant future).
Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk
No problem! Ooo that would be so exciting! I hope you managed to do it!
Oh wow, this post is so useful, thank you so much! Now is such a perfect time to brush up on blogging skills and learn new things. I am very tempted to try one of the free Moz Academy courses, thank you for sharing the promo code, that is super kind! <3 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
I am halfway through a course now and I have learnt so much already they are amazing!
Jenny in Neverland says
Such a helpful post, thank you! Now is a great time to invest your time in some courses so I’ll definitely be checking a few of these out! xxx
Awesome article! Thanks so much
This is such a helpful post! I am all about taking free courses to help my blogging skills. I am excited about the Pinterest one. I will definitely take that one. Thanks for sharing all of these!
I loved the Pinterest one! So helpful
Such a helpful post with so many great resources! Thank you for putting this together and sharing! I really appreciate it!
No problem! Thank you for reading!
Violet Jones says
Thanks for sharing! I’ll be checking these out when I have time later.
Kelly Diane says
Such a helpful post. Thank you your sharing, I’m going to check out your recommendations.
Thank you so much for this list! I’ve been wanting to sign up for a course, perfect timing!
This is so helpful! Thank you for compiling this list! xo
Thank you for reading!!
Ethereal Empathy says
This is great and gives me a lot to think about. I’m still pretty new to the blogging world, only started 5 months ago (almost exactly, as of tomorrow). There is still so much to learn!! I pinned this for later so I can spend some time looking into what you’ve shared here. Thanks so much!
I pinned to re-read and revisit these later, thank you so much for sharing them for us I’ve been needing some good courses!
Damn, I had no idea there were so many great free resources out there! There’s not enough hours in the day to checking them all out 😭
I’m definitely going to give some a go, though! Thanks for the tip!
Lisa Jones says
This is such a helpful post, thank you so much for sharing. I’ve been blogging for just under a year now so any free courses to help me improve are great! xx
Thank you so much for this! I am definitely saving this to revisit later. I’m currently feeling super overwhelmed with all I have to learn about driving traffic to my blog and how much I don’t know haha
I totally agree it is so overwhelming! I think I am slowly getting there!
Once I start something (I started blogging in January) I love to learn everything I can about it. I’ve already signed up to one course, I’ll probably work my way through them all. Thanks for sharing them 😊
Adam – http://daddoesautism.com
Aaron Spencer says
This article will really help me as I am new to the blogging community and have tons to learn. I’m really thankful for posts like this, it’s honestly amazing! 🙂
✨Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog✨ (@TeresamariaThe) says
This is a great list of resources, thank you for sharing! I really need to take a course on Pinterest, I just don’t have the patience for it because I don’t see the results immediately. It’s super weird because SEO is the same, the results don’t show overnight, but with that I’ve had all the patience in the world and it works really well now 🙂
Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog
Manju SM says
I am a novice to blogging. Its been overwhleming to identify and search for everything I need to be learning. Your post seems to have covered all my needs. Thanks for the compilation.
Britt | Shed Happens (@ShedHappenscmty) says
I am so excited about Moz Academy making their courses free until the end of May. I jumped on ‘buying’ those SO fast when I read that – I wasn’t about to miss out!
Thanks for this. Just signed up to the Moz academy, looks like it’ll be a big help!
I’m working through their courses right now and they are so helpful!
Emily Wyat says
Wow thank you so much this is such a great post! I will definitely be doing some of these courses!
I’ve been meaning to try out the Moz courses as they’re free but kept forgetting ! Thank you for reminding me they end tomorrow – I’ll definitely be having a look and cramming them all into schedule tonight haha x
I can’t thank you enough for sharing this. I’ve been looking for blogging courses all over the internet and I could not find the suitable one for me. I’ll definitely bookmark this post!
This is brilliant thank you! I don’t really have the cash to invest in a course, but I have some time on my hands (I run a pub!). I will certainly be looking into these tomorrow.
Lots of love, Helen x
I am so sad that I’ve only just stumbled across this post! I have just missed out on the Moz free courses *sigh*. Thank you for sharing these resources, I really want to learn more about SEO but not spend money!
Oh no! I completely feel you! You can try Lena Gott’s course which I speak about! I learnt so much about SEO from here which was all free!
Bee Money Savvy says
This is a super helpful post. I’ve been blogging for 3 years but it’s never too late to brush up on your skills!
This is a really helpful post, I’m always on the lookout for some courses to take but some can be really expensive. I’m definitely going to take a look into these! X
Great resource! I need to up my Pinterest game.
Thank you!!! I’ve been wondering about what good free SEO and Pinterest resources may be out there. But, its so hard finding quality. Your list will make my research a lot easier.
Thank you for sharing this. I will follow your recommendations. Very helpful post. Thank you again.
I’ve had this post open all day and have been signing up for loads of the courses! Massively helpful, so thanks! xx
Great post! Thank you for sharing these- I’ve bookmarked a few for later 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this. I think with blogging we are constantly learning new things and having these resources makes it so much easier for everyone to succeed and have a seat at the table. Great post !
This is so helpful! Thanks for sharing.
Kelly Diane says
This is such a helpful post. I’m definitely going to check out your recommendations. I’ve seen so many people doing courses, I didn’t realise there were some free ones.
Bristolian Abroad says
This is such a good post Amber! Definitely going to give some of these courses a try! I have literally got no understanding of Pinterest haha! Really useful to have a list of incredible free resources in one place! Think I’m going to bookmark this post!
Jamie Boucher | Bristolian Abroad
Wow so many free resources! Thank you for sharing. I will pin this for future reference. – Jenni
Very informative article. Great job!
Heather Prudeaux says
This is really very helpful. I’ve gotten sucked into a couple of programs that end up costing more than what the information is worth. I’m still new to blogging and still learning how to gain more traffic and learn about monitization. This helps.
This is just the list I was looking for. Though I’ve been in the SEO world for sometime, blogging seems to be a new challenge. I’m looking into Pinterest now. Hopefully the course serves as an eye opener. Well done. Cheers.
You’ve got some really great resources here! I’m just starting out blogging and I would really like to learn more about Pinterest so I will definitely check out some of your links. Thanks so much for sharing!