Looking for a free blogging course or resources to up your blogging game?
When I first started blogging, I was really reluctant to spend any money on my blog.
Even the £1.50 per month I spent on paying for my hosting seemed a lot (you can use my discount to get your own blog up and running for the same small amount here!).
If I didn’t even want to really spend £1.50 a month to have my own blog… like heck was I going be spending money on courses. Especially when there are some awesome ones out there for free!
This blog post is a list of some of the best free blogging courses and tools, to help you up your blog game without spending on it.
FREE BLOGGING COURSES AND TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET BLOG TRAFFIC
Getting traffic to your blog can be seriously tough. But these 5 resources will help you out no end:
1. TWEAK & PEAK EMAIL TRAFFIC CHALLENGE by Anna from The She Approach
I love Anna from The She Approach; her blog posts are so insightful, and I’ve taken some of her courses (all of which have amazing reviews!).
Her email traffic challenge promises to help you find and fix the most common problem by bloggers which stops them getting traffic, in only 7 days. You can sign up for it here!
2. ULTIMATE CHECKLIST TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG POSTS from Social Buzz Hive
Emily from The Social Buzz Hive is a digital freelancer who makes over 10k per month (she really knows her stuff!). She’s offering the ultimate checklist to promote your blog posts, to help your drive more traffic to your blog.
3. BLOG TRAFFIC BONUS GUIDE by Lena Gott
If you’ve heard about Lena Gott before, it’s because she knows her stuff about getting more blog views.
Her Blog Traffic Bonus Guide is the prequel to Traffic Transformation, which outlines the 21 strategies she used to go from 17k to 400k+ page views in 10 months (wow!). In the Bonus Guide, she includes 3 solid traffic generation tips that aren’t included in Traffic Transformation. So it’s the perfect place to start learning how to get more blog traffic for free!
4. SEO FOR BEGINNERS BOOTCAMP by Leanne Wong
Leanne has been an SEO specialist for years, helping small business drive traffic to their website through Google.
In SEO for Beginners Bootcamp, Leanne explains how SEO works through 4 videos, emailed to you over the course of 4 days.
SEO is vital if you want to take blogging seriously. If you put the effort in now it’s an easy way to get consistent blog traffic without much effort in the future. If you’re new to SEO her bootcamp is for you; it’s definitely one of my favourite free blogging courses.
You can also check out how I rank first page on Google here!
5. FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BLOGGERS by me!
If you’re a blogger and you’re not in any Facebook groups yet, you need to get on it! They’ve been so helpful for me in getting traffic, thanks to their blog promo days and some groups even just allowing a link to your blog if you have the answer to a question. Plus it’s just good to have a group of people that are interested in the same thing as you (blogging!).
You can check out the other reasons you should be joining Facebook groups if you’re a blogger in this post all about Facebook groups. Or even better, you can sign up below to get a free PDF of 30 Facebook groups for bloggers!
FREE BLOGGING COURSES AND TOOLS TO HELP YOU MASTER SOCIAL MEDIA
When you’re trying to get more blog traffic, social media is a must. It can be a great way to get free blog traffic consistently. And these free resources will help you out even further:
6. BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA STAT TRACKER from Crayons and Cravings
Checking your social media stats can be addicting (speaking from experience). But what’s worse than checking them constantly, is checking them and not celebrating your growth properly.
With this Blog & Social Media Stat Tracker, you can easily track your statistics. You simply enter the number of followers/ subscribers you have at the end of every month, and then at the end of the year you can look back and see how much you have grown!
7. SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY WORKBOOK by Brittney Lynn
Brittney helps people grow their blogs or businesses, and she talks all about the importance of a social media strategy (and gives you a free social media strategy workbook) in this post.
8. SOCIAL MEDIA 4 WEEK ECOURSE by Daily Femme
If you’re looking for a long term course for social media, look no further!
The Daily Femme are offering a 4 week ecourse, and each week is dedicated to tackling 4 of the main social media platforms, starting with Facebook. You can check it out here.
FREE BLOGGING COURSES AND TOOLS TO HELP YOU WITH INSTAGRAM
Yep, there are even free blogging courses and tools to help you with specific media platforms. Check out two I found for Instagram below:
9. INSTAGRAM TRAINING by Carla Biesinger
In this free Instagram training, you’ll learn 5 strategies to help you grow your following, increase your engagement, and make money from it. Plus other important factors, like the biggest mistake you need to avoid and how to create a theme for your feed.
10. INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHT COVERS from Basil and Bark
You already know it’s so important to have a theme on Instagram, and to brand your content.
In this post by Basil and Bark, they teach you how to brand your Instagram account with cover highlights covers, and if you subscribe you can get 175 free highlight covers!
FREE BLOGGING COURSES AND TOOLS TO HELP YOU WITH PINTEREST
I have so many Pinterest tips on my blog, and that’s because I love it! It’s the main way I get people to read my blog, and if you’re not on there you need to be now.
Check out these Pinterest freebies below:
11. TAILWIND MASTERY by Organise Your Biz
There are loads of free Pinterest tips and tricks out there, but because not everyone needs a scheduler for Pinterest, there aren’t as many tips on Tailwind, let alone blog courses!
This free Tailwind course from Organise Your Biz teaches you the ins and outs of Pinterest, from basics to using the looping feature.
12. PINTEREST GROUP BOARDS FOR BLOGGERS by me
Yep, another freebie from me! I’ve done a lot of Pinterest VA work, and finding group boards for clients to join is a must.
Here you can find a list of 30 group boards for all bloggers (no matter what your niche), and I’m working on creating large group board lists organised by niche. You can get the first list of 400+ DIY and craft group boards here. I offer them all in my free resources library: sign up below!
13. PIN PROMOTED ADS by Redifining Mom
In this course by Monica Froese, you’ll learn how to create a reliable promoted pin strategy, using keywords to target your audience. You can read more about it here.
14. PINTEREST PROFILE CHECKLIST by Kathryn Moorhouse
There are a number of aspects to mastering Pinterest, one of which is having a profile that is optimized. With this free checklist by Kathryn Moorhouse, you can make sure you have the best Pinterest profile in 10 easy steps.
15. PINTEREST GRAPHIC TEMPLATES from Applecart Lane
It’s so essential to have optimal Pinterest graphics if you want to get blog traffic. Above are 5 free Pinterest templates from Applecart Lane to help you with your Pinterest images (they’re fully customizable too!).
16. PIN DESIGN CHECKLIST by me…again
Yep, another freebie by me (I told you my free resources library is good!).
If templates aren’t your thing and you like to create your own graphics, make sure you’re doing it right with my free Pinterest design checklist.
OTHER FREE BLOGGING COURSES AND TOOLS
To finish, here are a few other free blogging courses and tools to help you master blogging!
17. PRINTABLE BLOG PLANNER by Crissy
This free printable blog planner by Crissy helps you to stay organised blogging. It includes a daily blogging planner, a weekly blogging planner and a monthly blogger planner, all of which are undated. Plus there’s loads more included like a goal tracker, vision board, a password keeper- the list is endless!
18. FEMINE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHS by me (last one I promise)
Guys I told you I liked giving freebies! These ones aren’t my own, but I’ve found the best 40 websites for beautiful feminine stock photographs for your blog. They’re all free, and you can get over 1000 free pics in total!
19. GROW YOUR LIST ON AUTOPILOT by Dale from Blogging Her Way
Dale is one of my bloggy friends- I’ve taken a few of her courses (both free and paid for), and they deliver great value!
In Grow Your List On Autopilot, you’ll learn the importance of starting an email list and how to do it effectively (for free).
20. MAKE YOUR FIRST AFFILIATE SALE by Anna from The She Approach
Last on the list is Anna again! One of the other free courses she offers is a 5 day email video course all about how to make your first affiliate sale.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money blogging, regardless of your niche. And Anna can help you make your first sale today!
(If you’re interested in making money blogging, check out how these bloggers make $1000+ per month!).
And that’s my list! I really hope these free blogging resources will help you with your blogging goals.
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And be sure to sign up to my free resources library if you haven’t already; my freebies mentioned here are only some of the ones I offer to my subscribers!