11 Blog Resources That I Love To Share, Make Your Blog Into A Money Spinner
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So recently I have started blogging and I am loving it !!!
I just can’t believe though how much information is out there and how many products there are to help to create amazing blogs. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of information, but also so surprised at how helpful everyone seems to be in the “online communities” when asking for help.
I have found in the last few weeks that this is going to take hard work and dedication to succeed though. Blogging can become a full time job but it takes commitment. This is why any bit of help you can get is so important !!!!
Trust me, I am learning so much and enjoying the new skills and challenges and so will you !!!! There is a great satisfaction in creating a place that is yours and even if it’s only a few people that read your words it will all be worth it.
I dream like most people of being able to work for myself and have control of my own days. That’s one of the reasons I started my blog as well as wanting a place to record our travels when we hit the road shortly on our road trip.
These days blogs are BIG BUSINESS and yours could be the next blog that all your friends and colleagues are talking about. If you are dedicated and put in the hard work, and have a great idea along with great content you can blog your way to your dream lifestyle.
Imagine only working a few hours a day, following up on your social media accounts was now classed as part of your job….being able to choose your own hours and where you work from. It sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Well people all around the world are doing it. There is no reason we all can’t do it too.Some of the best bloggers are earning over $30,000 A MONTH !!!!
Lets be honest, you and I might never earn that, but think even if we could earn $4000 a month. I know I would be SUPER EXCITED, wouldn’t you ? We all need to have a goal to work towards and I believe nothing is impossible at all.
So if you are just starting a blog these resources below will help you to do that, easy. Or if you are looking to make money from your existing blog you to can sign up to the below affiliate programs yourself as well to turn your blog into a money spinner. Start to think of products and things you use in your life, research if there is an affiliate program to join and add links to your blog to help promote the products you believe in. You will be helping other people as well at the same time it’s a win,win for everyone.
Everyone has a story or some type of skills that we can share with each other. You can create that online job for yourself with a blog. No more searching for part time work that you can do from home only to find out it’s a scam. You can create something of your OWN !!! Remember to always ask questions and don’t be afraid to give blogging a try if it’s something that you have been wanting to do.
I have found some great resources that I want to share with you now below that are easy to use and will also help you to add products to your blog that will make you MONEY !!!!
Once you start it really doesn’t take long to meet and join networking groups of like minded people with some amazing skills and they are ready to help you kill it with your blog. You can find groups on Facebook & Pinterest Group Boards that you can join.
If you click on the links below they will take you directly to the resources website so you can get started on creating your very own blog and income.
11 Best Blogging Resources For Making Your Blog Into A Money Spinner
In no order of favorites I am just going to list them and try to give you a brief description of what each one is good for.
WOW what a great program to create your images for Pinterest or Social Media. It is a must and you can start with a free account then upgrade as you need to. This is how you can put text over photos you already have or pictures that you download. It is extremely simple to use which is why I love it. Just a tip though, use the computer for this. Not your phone app as it doesn’t have enough options to create great images.
Truly a great place to get your images from as they are high quality and look great on Pinterest which is SO important. You can download a plan which you might think you don’t want to do from the start, that’s fine as they also have some great freebies each week as well. Try before you buy, you really won’t be sorry as I struggled for weeks trying to find the right quality and download size for social media. Now I know no matter what subject I want to write about Depositphotos will have the best image around.
The platform in which to run your blog and create the page of your dreams. It is the easiest way in which to start blogging. They have so many themes (the way your website/ blog will look is a theme) to choose from. They are huge and use WordPress to power your site !!!! A favorite among bloggers and so easy to use.
This is the domain hosting platform and where you will choose your domain/ website name and hosting plan . Your blog is live online for people to access once you have signed up with Bluehost. I got my hosting and domain name free as a package for as little as $3.95 month US. It is really affordable and I have had the best online experience with them. Bluehost is fast, efficient and nearly everyone I have come across online in the support groups use them as well.
Michelle Schroeder – Gardner runs this course and it is AMAZING !!!!! . Start on the right path from the very beginning to use affiliate marketing on your blog or website. Michelle has been seen on TV interviews from all over the world and she is making a killing blogging, like I mean MILLIONS!!!!!. You will learn so much about all things blog related not just selling products. I can not tell you how much this course has helped me. You also get access to the Facebook group which holds some amazing, helpful and very talented people to learn off. If you only take one course and learn the rest yourself this has to be the one. You will not regret it. Michelle will help you 100% and she answers every query and email personally that you send. She is a machine, you will love her.
This is where I got this beautiful theme called The Market Theme for my website, designed by Restored 316. I can not tell you how much help Lani was and wow such a lovely lady. Lani made the whole process so easy as I paid for the Glam package and the theme, then Lani from Restored 316 did my swap over for me. This service was such a reasonable price and I have no regrets at all. Every time I see my website I am still in love. Before coming across Restored 316 I had an unprofessional looking blog, where I just had a free template. This is great when you are just learning the basics but you will probably want to upgrade in the future. Now I love coming to my blog and writing. It’s just a dream come true it’s so beautiful. I will tell you a little secret too, they really are not that expensive for the designs you get and the support. Anywhere else you would pay thousands. I recommend that you check them out. The themes can also be made to be made more masculine,so don’t be put off if you are a man looking for a website.
Beautiful photos by up and coming graphic designers and photographers. You do have to purchase these though but I don’t mind doing this because you are helping to support artists. Most of my photo’s on my website main page come from here. It is well worth checking this site out especially when you are trying to create your brand as most of the images can come in branding packages too. On Mondays if you sign up for an account, you will also get free downloads which is always nice as well. These can be used to share with your audience on social media or as a great newsletter idea. Everyone loves a good freebie !!!
Another image tool that you just have to have. It helps you to become a graphic designer within minutes. It is super cool and super easy to use. You can use this on your desktop or there is an app from the Iphone app Store that you can download as well. This makes it great for when you are on the go. You can design in your spare time and have your images ready for your next blog.
Want a fantastic affiliate product program to join? Amazon houses hundreds of thousands of products that you can link to within your blog to sell products online. It is also free to join and they ship to nearly every country. This will work with just about any niche blog so the possibility is endless on what you can add to your website. Plus you can join up to the Amazon Bounty program and promote Kindle Books where like here you can try for 1 month FREE using this link and receive FREE audio books by using this link . See there ARE plenty of ways you can add all types of products to your blog.
Where would I be without my Iphone ? I pretty much do everything on this phone. I have only just swapped to an Iphone – I know I am really behind the times but hey I finally got there. It has taken a little while to get used to it but the possibilities are endless with how you can use it. I love the apple app store and I have found so many helpful resources there like the Picmonkey app and Canva app for my Iphone.
What a great book, I have read it and it has helped me the most out of anything so far to understand marketing and what people like to see coming across there social media feeds. Without knowing how to work social media you won’t get the people to your blog. This book is simple, easy to read and really interesting. There are great visual pictures as well so you can really see what your online campaigns should look like and what NOT to do. I know a lot of great bloggers have read this book.
So there you have it, a great list of resources from someone like you who is just starting out, or who wants to monetize their blog. It really doesn’t take long before you are BLOGGING MAD. So I hope this helps, and if you have any other resources to add to the list, please let me know in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you and see what your thoughts are.
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