Whether you're just starting out, or you're an established blogging superstar, there is ALWAYS something to learn. And with this in mind, I've listed my favourite blogging resources below.
These courses, challenges and tools have actually made a difference to my traffic and bottom line. And I hope they do the same for you!
Enjoy the growth - Bec x
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Content Writing & Keywords
My favourite tool by far! I've recently started using RankIQ and absolutely love it. Not only does this program help you find keywords/topics, but it also tells you exactly how to optimize your content to rank (word count, content grade, etc.). I'm able to write content far quicker now and I'm already seeing the benefits.
When signing up for RankIQ you also get access to the Facebook group (which is valuable in itself).
Social Media Courses, Challenges & Tools
FREE PIN TEMPLATE STARTER KIT
Carly is a genius when it comes to Pinterest. These templates will not only save you hours of work, but will also make your articles stand out from the rest with their eye-catching designs. Best of all -they're free!
Click here to grab your free pin templates!
This online course changed my Pinterest life! Going through it I had so many 'light-bulb' moments. Now my account is growing and we're getting a steady stream of Pinterest traffic every day. Definitely worth checking out this course if you're serious about growing your account.
Click here to learn more about the course!
PINTEREST TITLE TRAFFIC HACKS
I purchased this booklet after completing Carly's Pinteresting Strategies course - and it has taken my pins to the next level! Here you will learn how to write click-worthy titles in no time; which can be used as part of your Pinterest strategy straight away. I've also applied these tips to my general blog headings to help with click-through rates in Google. win/win!
Click here to grab your traffic hacks booklet!
SOCIAL SHARING ICONS
You have amazing content, and your users will want to share it! Make the process easy for them by providing 'share buttons' on each of your posts. At For Every Hen we use AddThis. It's free to use and provides us with useful information each month (such as how many times an article has been shared, as well as how much traffic our website has received).
Click here to get social sharing icons your website for FREE
Creative Blogging Tools
Canva is a great tool for creating engaging content. Our blog headers, images, free (printable) resources and quarterly magazines are made using this awesome program. And whilst we use Canva Pro to make our posts POP, there is also a 100% free option that does the job just as well! #winning
Click here and start creating now.
This is one of my favourite creative sites that I use in professional AND everyday life! Fonts, images, patterns, mockups - you name it, it's there. And the best part? You can either grab yourself a subscription (which is very reasonably priced), or simply pay for the items you need (so if you have your eye on one font and that's it - purchase for a couple of dollars and be on your way).