Resources

Online Blogging Resources

Divi Theme by Elegant Themes

I switched to Divi theme after doing a bunch of research. I’m so glad I did! It so user friendly, and it’s easy to keep things on the blog looking simple but classy. Highly recommend!

 

 

Creative Market Free Goods of the Week

Creative Market is awesome! They have a wide range of hand crafted fonts, graphics, icons, templates and more. The best part is, every week they offer a handful of free goods. Go create an account and make sure you at least download the Free Goods of the Week. You’ll end up with a fantastic collection after only a few weeks.

 

 

Books About Blogging:

How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul–Ruth Soukup

This is a fantastic book for beginning bloggers, or those who are attempting to monetize their existing blog.

Ruth Soukup is the blogger behind Living Well Spending Less, and the creator of Elite Blog Academy, the foremost training program for bloggers nowadays. She talks the talk and walks the walk.  and she shares her experience and tips beautifully.  I purchased the ebook, printed it out, hole-punched it, and put it in a binder. That way I could use highlighters and sticky arrows to mark parts I needed to study more deeply, or consult when implementing the book’s strategies.

 

 

Pinteresting Strategies–Carly Campbell

Pinterest is THE social media platform every blogger needs to master.

Carly Campbell is the creator of the wonderful blog Mommy on Purpose. In this book, Carly details her immense research into manual pinning, instead of using programs or apps to automate the process. She outlines a system for manual pinning, and gives all kinds of tips and pointers about Pinterest that I’d never thought of. I learned SO MUCH! Again, I printed this ebook out and put it in a binder so I could highlight and bookmark the most important sections.

Pinteresting Strategies: from 0-200k page views with manual pinning.

 

 

 

Inbound Marketing and SEO: Insights from the Moz Blog–Rand Fishkin and Thomas Hogenhaven

This is the first book I bought when I was researching how to get traffic. It was recommended by Jon Morrow from SmartBlogger, a blogger and entrepreneur who I really look up to. The guy just knows what he’s talking about. The Moz Blog is an important authority when it comes to marketing and SEO, as well, and this book shows it. It goes into great detail on the best marketing and SEO practices, and how you can apply them to your own business or website.