Blogging is not only a long game but it’s also a challenging journey for everyone. The blogging world is constantly changing and there are a million-and-one resources out there.
To save you time, I’ve added some helpful resources and courses that I have personally used or taken unless otherwise noted (it’s been a LOT, lol).
I cannot tell you how much time, energy, and money I have absolutely wasted on the wrong resources.
Let me save you from the same experiences!
- Ready Set Blog for Traffic by Elna Caine
- Becoming A Blogger by Cate Rosales
- Affiliate Marketing, Simplified! by Cate Rosales
- Stupid Simple SEO by Mike Pearson (this course opens up sporadically for new students but you can get on a mailing list to be notified when it’s going to open again – see my post here).
- Easy On Page SEO (eBook) by Debbie Gartner
- Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell (my favorite Pinterest course and amazing price!)
- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner
- Pinterest Traffic Avalanche by Alex and Lauren of Create and Go
- FB Ads for Bloggers by Laptop Empires
- Post by Numbers by Suzi Whitford
- Course by Numbers by Suzi Whitford (creating online courses)
- Income Journey eBook by Suzi Whitford
- Facebook Side Hustle Course by Laptop Empires (this isn’t blogging specific but is another way to earn money online)
While this mama has not taken these courses, these were highly suggested by other bloggers:
It stressful to think about how to protect yourself as a blogger. Below are some helpful resources to help:*
- Mariam Tsaturyan created Freelance & Marketing to help bloggers and solopreneurs to start profitable online businesses. She came up with this idea after she had to close her law office and become a stay at home mom. Visit her template shop to get legal terms and policies to protect your website and hard work today here. (I use her legal page templates)
- Amira of ASelfGuru is also a lawyer and offers amazing legal templates for pretty much everything you need! I personally use her NDA and Independent Contractor Agreement templates. Check out her templates here.
*Bloggingaboutmomming.com does not provide a guarantee that the products offered by these legal sources meet all the requirements for every site. The products offered are “buy at your own risk” (yup that’s this mama covering her legal butt).
Here are some great resources (mostly free opt in printables):
- 2020 Pinterest Planner (by Tailwind with monthly content recommendations!)
- 2019 Blog Plan by Suzi Whitford
- The EBA Blog Structure Blueprint by Elite Blogging Academy
- The Essential Blog Post Promotion Checklist by Elite Blogging Academy
- Blogging Email Templates by Caroline Vencil
- Affiliate Marketing 101 ebook by Caroline Vencil
Most bloggers lack the skills (or the time to learn) to troubleshoot issues with your site. Here are some ways to get the help you need:
- Sarah Wall of XeraSupport can help you with most anything on your blog’s backend, including implementing GDPR requirements and troubleshooting issues. She specializes in tech support and website setup.
- Fiverr offers technical support options. You hire someone to fix a specific issue on your site (and, hopefully, form a connection for future fixes).