This post is a round-up of all the best 20 + free resources for bloggers to learn during self-isolation, from starting a blog from zero this list will give you the tools to help you make money faster and live the life you always dreamed of.
During this self-isolation month, I have read a lot of books about self-discovery, business improvements and on living the life we always dreamed of. Seriously, you know how my mental health was having a lot of pressure and negativity on my full-time job. I have written about my feelings and me feeling miserable multiple times.
This quarantine is fresh air for me (I know it seems I am making no sense) but I see it with a different eye. It’s time to recharge, to work on the projects we love and to learn a new skill or maybe two.
Since I have been blogging just for passion for so many years, I decided to follow my dreams and finally invest on myself with courses on blogging and on how to create a profitable blog.
The 20+ Free Digital Resources for Bloggers
Of course, having no budget but saving as much as I can in order to take the leap and jump, I have gathered a LOT of FREE resources for bloggers that are valuable and very informative. This list of posts will help you start a blog from zero and getting to level it up to hero.
So grab a cup of tea or coffee because this post is gonna be long.
Starting a Blog from zero: the best 20+ resources for bloggers
First of all, I want to be clear that the list you will find here is going to be helpful for:
- newbie bloggers giving them a lot of free information on where to start, what do first
- long time bloggers who want to improve one or more skills of theirs, blogging has so many different outcomes and it’s easy to master social media or photography
Hence why I have divided the free resources and free guides into main topics, starting from how to start a blog from zero and moving towards to how to improve your photography, the best Pinterest strategies or the best tool to plan your content.
Are you ready for some juicy content?
Because I am!!
1.How to start a blog & make money blogging
Outlandish Blog: 7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Blogging
I want to insert this blog post in the section how to start a blog because I believe anyone with the idea of starting out should stop and reflect on the reality of blogging. Here, Teresa shows us what’s behind blogging: it’s hard work and you need to be passionate to start it. It is a very inspiring post and perfect to clear up your ideas.
Fleurir Creative: 5 Platforms I’m Using to Grow My Creative Business
Louise is great at branding. Here she tells you which platforms she is using on her blog. They are the very best and most effective ones. You should definitely consider them before starting out your own blog. Even just for knowledge.
Lyrical Host: What Should My First Blog Post Be About
Lyrical Host is my current hosting and I adore how much value they give you. So hearing from them, from the actual developers of your blog house, it is synonim of certainty. So read what they suggest you should start writing.
Elle Drouin: Top Solopreneur Tools and Resources
This is a very detailed guide on what you would need to start out: just to give you an overall ideas, here are listed the best tools and blog resources you might need. Please note that you can also start with nothing, but these are the smartest option in case you want to improve quickly.
Have you ever wondered how to attract readers simply by a catchy title? Here are the behind the scenes tips to do it!
What’s Katie Up To: How and Why to Include Keywords into your Blog Posts?
Katie is one of my favourite blogger to read because she is very clear plus her blog layout stands out. So in this post she gives you valuable tips on why you need to include keywords in your post. Also how, let’s be practical and we will defeat the SEO beast!(:
Hello Happen: Find Your Authentic Brand Voice + Message
Ashley here talks about one of the most important thing for your brand or your blog: the WHY and how you say it. You are unique and you have specific voice to share your tips and your view on the world, but how to translate this into the digital world? Read this guide, trust me and you will be empowered.
We all have to write for our social media, our blog posts, so what can helps us be faster keeping quality high? Read this article to learn some tricks on the best resources for writers. As for me, Word Reference is my lifesaver tool since English is not my first language!
3.Social Media Growth
Victoria is quite an example for me (have you read these two posts I written about her tips?) and here she shares some very valuable tips! Worth watching this video!
Vix Meldrew: The Tik Tok for Beginners Guide
Vix just wrote the perfect guide if you are new to Tik Tok because that’s the place where you should be right now. And for me, it has helped a lot because Tok Tok was a mystery!
Easy Blog Emily: Easy Pinterest with Emily
Perfect to start out discovering the multiple perks of Pinterest with this free email course. At the beginning I never used Pinterest and it was just a missed opportunity, so now I am learning how to best use it.
Legally Blogs: Free Email Course on How to Start on Pinterest
I follow one of Legally Blogs Facebook group and it is amazing to learn from them. So when I see that they had a free course by email, I just got it. I needed all the Pinterest help I could get.
4.Content Strategies + SEO
This is something I see all the time and I mean not having a proper blog post structure. In this post Blog Ambitious gives you simple and very effective tips to help you remember how to use titles/headers (h2,h3) in order to have a better SEO that Google will love.
Leanne Wong: SEO for Beginners 4 days boot-camp
I have taken this free course when I started thinking about improving my blog. I always had some random info about SEO but nothing serious and on point. Leanne gives all the basic information about decoding the SEO for your blog or any site. I learned about clutter topics – do you know them?
Emmygination: How to Create a Color Palette True to your Brand
This is a more visual strategy and if you have a personal brand (aka one personal blog talking about you), you have to think about the colours. Colors helps express your and your blog’s personality in a very subtle but effective way. Here Emmy solves you the problem of how to create a color palette in line with your brand or personal brand.
35mminstyle: My Updated Blogging Routine
Here I show you my completed and updated blogging routine while working a full-time job. I know it gets stressful so having a specific schedule helped me and will help you to stay focus and be consistent at blogging.
5.Photography for Bloggers
Sorry guys but I couldn’t mention my free guide on how to get better at taking pictures specifically for your blog. Blog photography also known as photography for bloggers is super important in a blog’s strategy, so here I have shared some great tips to get better.
Lauren Victoria: Top Tips for Shooting Inside
Victoria helps us giving tips on how to use our self-isolation time to start shooting indoor. If not now, when? I have written about the best light and she tells you the same.
Live Snap Love: 5 Mistakes I Made as a new Photographer
Audrey talks about 5 mistakes she did when she started taking photographs and how she is giving you A LOT of free tips on how to improve your photography. She also has an amazing Freebie about 50 ways you can improve your photography!
Thirteen Thoughts: 9 Affordable Photography Props
Paula gives the best ideas on how to choose the best and affordable props for your flat-lays and photography styling. It’s from this blog post that I created my own fake marble set up! Kudos to her!
As you have read in this post, you have found some useful resources for bloggers on a lot of subjects! Blogging isn’t just about writing an online diary anymore. It’s evolving every day, truly, I am thrilled if these posts might come in hand for you.
Let’s do a little recap of the arguments:
- How to Start a Blog and How to make money blogging (it’s not just a dream, it’s real-life!)
- Copywriting Strategies: improve your writing style but not only
- Social Media Growth: use social media alongside your blog to promote it and be creative
- Content Strategies and SEO. Let’s no longer be scared by algorithms and enjoy the strategic part (one of my favourite actually)
- Photography for Bloggers or Blog Photography: how improving your photography style could result in upgrading your blog value
READ MORE on Blog Photography: What is it & How to Improve it
I really hope this post will help you, and since the lockdown is still going on, now we have all the time in the world to study and improve our online work. After this guide will still come very handy because it’s a massive group of some of the greatest free online resources for bloggers and biz owners.
Let me know why part of blogging you really wish to study more and improve how that you have time!
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