When I first started blogging, before I even wrote my first post, I read everything I could from other bloggers. Making money from blogging was my ultimate goal, so I wanted to make sure that I was doing the best I could right off the bat. While reading different blogging posts, if I came upon a free course, I signed up! I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything because I really wanted to do this right the first time. (I totally didn’t, but that’s besides the point!) Now, I want to share with you the best free blogging courses from top successful bloggers. The information in these courses are beneficial to any blogger, male or female. It doesn’t matter your niche, experience or background. If you have more to learn, don’t hesitate to sign up for these great courses.
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There are two main reasons why I absolutely love free courses.
These may seem like they contradict one another, so let me better explain myself.
These bloggers took time out of their busy days to put all their best information into their courses in order to help aspiring bloggers. Tons of their knowledge and experience is put into one course and offered to us for free! You really can’t beat those kinds of perks! Like I said, before taking a free course, I made sure I loved the posts these bloggers put out. I read about them, learned how they started their blog and where they’re at now. All the bloggers mentioned in this post have been able to supplement their income (as well as the income of their husbands!) They have been blogging for years and are filled with blogging tips designed to help you see as much success as they have if you just follow their advice.
Yes, I love the free information, that’s for sure. However, I have learned (and it took me way too long to learn this,) that you should always be willing to invest when it comes to knowledge. There is no successful entrepreneur out there that didn’t invest in themselves, in their companies or in their education. If you truly want to be a successful blogging entrepreneur, then you have got to think like one! Free courses allow you to get a peek at your investments before you actually have to invest in them. If a blogger puts out a quality course, loaded with information for free, you can trust that their paid courses will be that much more beneficial to you! After learning top tips and ideas from these bloggers, I knew there must be even more contained within their paid courses! That’s why I invested in those as well! All of these FREE courses benefited me, for sure. They benefited me so much so that I invested in paid courses through each of these women. Then I was able to learn even more! Thank goodness for all I have learned from them. Not only have I been able to create an income from blogging, but I have also had a lot of the guess work taken out of it!
NOW, let’s get to the courses, shall we?
The hardest part of starting a blog is just making the leap and actually starting one! If you haven’t yet, check out my How to Start a Blog post. It will guide you step by step on what you need to do to have a blog started in just a few minutes! To dive in deeper, check out these courses.
How to Start a Blog FREE Email Course – This course was created by Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. Michelle is currently earning over $200,000 a month from her blog. . .Wow. To sign up for her How to Start a Blog course, just visit her post about How to Start a Blog and enter your e-mail information when prompted.
10 Day Blogging Quick Start – Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog has also turned her blog into her and her husband’s full time work. I loved her 10 Day Blogging Quick Start course because it was a little longer than most courses are. I felt like I was really given every single tid-bit she could possibly give!
Choosing Your Perfect Niche – I don’t know about you, but figuring out my niche was the biggest struggle of starting a blog for me. So hard that I actually did it all wrong. Even after taking this helpful course. If you are struggling with your blog’s identity, get some great insight from Abby (Just a Girl and her Blog) on how to best choose what’s right for you.
10 Step Slay Your Goals Guide – Nadine from Its All You Boo was able to leave her 9 to 5 job by realizing just what it took for her to achieve her own personal entrepreneur goals. Now she has set out to help others achieve their goals! Get her free 10 steps to get started.
I have a great post on how I increased my page views from 10K to 125K in 3 months to help give you some ideas. On top of that, I have a great course for you too!
Boost Blog Traffic Guide – No secret that Just a Girl and Her Blog sees plenty of traffic each day. Get some insight into how you can improve your traffic with this awesome course Abby created.
Social media can be a real struggle for bloggers. Knowing how to best interact with their audience or how to build an audience can take a lot of trial and error. That’s why I decided to create a course based off all my biggest mistakes!
FREE 5 Day Blogging Bloopers Course – Learn from the biggest mistakes I made on the blog, on Facebook, Pinterest, and with affiliate marketing. Don’t worry, I also tell you exactly how I fixed them!
Affiliate marketing is my personal favorite when it comes to blogging. I naturally recommend and talk about things I love all the time. It just makes sense to me to benefit from it! To learn more about all the best ways to monetize, check out my post: How to Turn a Blog Into Extra Income.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – Michelle from Making Sense of Cents is like the affiliate marketing guru. She knows it all. When she created her course, she was making a measly $50,000 per month from affiliate marketing alone. Her income has since skyrocketed even more! Since affiliate marketing has been my favorite way to monetize, this course was of insane amounts of help to me! Read my full review on Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
This is an area I am just now diving into a little more. Because my brand took a little niche rearranging, I wasn’t sure just what brands were right for me. After doing a little blog soul searching and after investing in my courses, I think I am finally ready to get started with this next step full force!
Pitch Perfect Cheat Sheet – Jenny Melrose is another blogger who was able to quit her job and supplements her husband’s income as well. She did it through working with brands. Her Pitch Perfect Cheat Sheet has everything you need to get started making money by pitching to brands yourself. Using some of her real life examples Jenny makes it super easy and gives the confidence boost you need to start your pitches!
Getting all this information into one brain can be a lot of work. That’s why I try to make sure to go slow and always take notes! There is nothing wrong with focusing on one course at a time! Let the other’s pile up in your inbox until you are ready for them! Don’t let your brain go into over-load mode! That’s not good for anyone…or any blog. For a few other quick starts, check out my top blogging posts and good luck!
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