Are you interested in starting an online business? I love encouraging women to become work-from-home entrepreneurs! It's a fantastic way to share your passion with the world — all while creating a flexible schedule that's tailored your specific needs. And with the right tools in place, it's easy to develop a clear plan of action. That's why these 9 free resources for bloggers make the perfect starting point.
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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Blogger?
Before taking the leap into full-time blogger, there's a simple way to find out if you're cut out to run a successful business from home. Take a blogging assessment quiz!
This particular quiz is from the genius team behind Elite Blog Academy — the course that has generated some of the most successful bloggers in the world.
How did you do? If you scored fairly well, then it's time to start thinking of what type of blog you'd like to create. You also need to begin doing the behind-the-scenes work to set yourself up for success right from the start!
Free Resources for Bloggers
Below I've linked 10 ebooks currently available from Elite Blog Academy as limited-time FREE downloads. I've listed them in the order that I personally suggest you download and read them. (Of course, you can read them in a different order if you're a rebel, but I prefer a logical progression when I'm setting a new action plan in place!)
Ready? Here we go!
1.) The Secret Blueprint for Blogging Success (FREE)
Speaking of order, this very simple printable lays out the most straightforward roadmap to blogging success. (It's the plan I used to get our blog in order and to create my own action plan for success — after floundering about aimlessly in the beginning.)
Way too many bloggers try to skip ahead and monetize before their site is ready, and then they're frustrated when they don't see results. Do it right — from the start — and save yourself the stress.
This is a very quick read…more of an infographic…but it will give you an overview of what a proper blogging plan should look like.
Download your free copy here: The Secret Blueprint for Blogging Success
2.) 2018 Blogging Trends Report (FREE)
This one goes more in-depth, but it's a very informative read! You'll learn what's trending and will know where to focus your time and energy (hint: VIDEO).
If you're a new blogger or haven't yet started a blog, this report will give you ideas on how to organize your content. Honestly, you'll gain a bit of an advantage over bloggers who have been around longer and desperately need to reorganize their sites!
Americans spend more than 10 hours PER DAY staring at a screen, and that creates a huge opportunity for you — future blogging superstar — to capture their attention and turn them into repeat visitors to your site!
Download your free copy here: 2018 Blogging Trends Report
3.) The Blog Structure Blueprint (FREE)
Providing a clear blog structure is critical so your readers can find exactly what they're looking for. This handy download will help you lay out the best structure for your site.
This one is a quick read and includes a helpful visual that you can fill in. In fact, I just reviewed it and am seriously thinking of tweaking our categories every so slightly to make our blog even easier for new users to navigate.
Download your free copy here: The Blog Structure Blueprint
4.) 120 Awesome Blog Post Ideas (FREE)
Once you have a blog set up, you'll want to get an editorial calendar in place. Readers will expect to see regular content on your site!
This ebook provides exactly what it says…120 incredible topic ideas to help your connect with readers.
Download your free copy here: 120 Awesome Blog Post Ideas
5.) The New Bloggers Guide to Guest Posting (FREE)
Guest posting is an incredible opportunity for any blogger – new or seasoned. If you write an extraordinarily helpful post and share it on another blogger's site, it has the potential to attract new readers to your blog!
Guest posting also affords you the opportunity to connect with others in your niche. That support may be invaluable as your business grows — particularly if you plan to launch a product someday.
Download your free copy here: The New Bloggers Guide to Guest Posting
While you likely won't have one of your first blog posts go viral, you still need to read this ebook early on in your blogging career so you'll be prepared when it happens. (I say “when” because I always think positively…which is one of the traits of a good blogger!)
If you're one of the lucky ones who has a post or video go viral, it can happen at a moment's notice. You need to act quickly in order to maximize profits and build lasting momentum! You could be missing out on opportunity every second you wait.
Download your free copy here: 10 Steps to Take When Your Blog Post Goes Viral
7.) Goal Setting Workbook (FREE)
Once you've been blogging for a while, you may lose focus. No worries! It's actually pretty common. In fact, a few months into blogging is where most bloggers tend to get distracted and become obsessed with traffic stats.
You'll be happy to know that reaching huge traffic numbers should NOT be your top priority. The Goal Setting Workbook helps bring your focus back to where it should be (not on vanity metrics). It allows you to work smarter, not harder!
Download your free copy here: Goal Setting Workbook
Once you have your priorities in order, it's time to set your blog up to become a profitable business. This helpful guide teaches you how to earn money from the audience you already have…no matter how small.
You'll learn various ways to bring in money through affiliate links, private advertising, and by utilizing your newly honed blogging skills to assist others who haven't reached yet your level.
I firmly believe one of the best things you can do to improve your blog is to continually seek out new learning opportunities. I make a point to set aside a certain percentage of blog earnings every single month that I only use towards classes to further this blog's growth. Always invest in yourself!
Download your free copy here: 7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight
9.) 8 Bad Blogging Habits and How to Break Them (FREE)
Here's the thing about bad habits…they CAN be broken! You just need to realize you're doing them and stop sabotaging your own success.
After you've been blogging a while, it's likely a few bad habits will set in. This ebook will help you recognize them and then move past them — on to a successful future!
Download your free copy here: 8 Bad Blogging Habits and How to Break Them
If you skipped ahead and didn't take the blogging assessment, don't forget to do it now…
Well, there you have it! These 9 free resources for bloggers should help you organize your site's structure, plan for success, set goals, monetize, and break any bad habits you develop along the way.