Blog Your Way to Success: Best 7 Udemy Blogging Courses

Do you dream of working from home?  Do you need to make an extra income but not sure how to go about doing it?  It's easier than you might think, there's so much information on the internet to go through about how to do it correctly.

Have a look at these 7 courses from Udemy.  They're chosen based on their overall rating they've received on Udemy's blogging search results and categories:

12016 Blog Blueprint: How to Turn Blogging into a Career by Daniel Boehm

Most courses show you how to set up a website or how to write good content.  They don't take you all the way.

This course will show you:
  • How to set up the perfect blog for under $10
  • How to create irresistible content
  • Monetisation techniques
  • How to generate a massive audience with a 2 part system designed specifically for bloggers
2. Blogging to Freedom: Create Your Independence with Blogging by Kraig Mathias

Kraig Mathias is a successful blogger who earns $60,000 a year from his blog.

This course is will help you set up your own blogging platform, customize it, make it awesome and help you connect with other like-minded people in your niche.

This course is not for the person who wants to make a quick buck in the short term, or willing to stick it out for the long haul.

3. 7 Steps to Blogging Mastery by Jeff Bulas

Jeff Bulas is a successful blogger who receives 5 million visitors a year to his blog.

His course will teach you the core skills you need to become a master blogger on the social web.

You'll learn how to build a digital platform that can take you new heights of creativity, global engagement and business opportunity. 

This course was created by Jason Matthews best selling author and self publishing expert.

Perfect for both beginners and intermediates who want to start an author platform on a budget. 

5. Blogging for Business by Stephen Beak

This course will teach you how to create a successful blog with the specific intention of turning it into a business.

You'll learn how to target particular keywords within an industry, and make sure you're using the correct keywords not only for high traffic volumes but also the more expensive keywords for advertisers. 

Do you have a business mindset? Not a great writer?

Profitable Blogging will show you how to start and run a blog without writing. 

We're exposed to 4,500 marketing messages a day, which means the market is already pretty crowded.

You need to stand out from the crowd.  Learn from the experts how to use a blog to break through the noise.

Discover how to:
  • Create a product your target will naturally gravitate towards
  • Identify the people who are automatically attracted to your message
  • Create raving fans that will spend money and spread the words about you
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Delectable List of Impressive & Creative Power Words for Headline Grabbing Blog Content

A blog without words is like a sandwich without butter. It doesn't matter if you're using emotional, strong or short powerful phrases they all hold meaning.  How you use them and what you use those words for can help you sell more and gain more readers.

I'm going to show below a list of the most powerful words you can use when you blog.

Let's consider something that's prestigious or exclusive:
  • Insider
  • Trending
  • Rare
  • Sneak peak
  • Undiscovered
  • Glamorous
  • Luxurious
  • Expensive
  • Secret
  • Elite
  • Ridiculous
  • Hilarious
  • Profound
  • Heartwarming
  • Amazing
If you're looking to excite your readers use these words:
  • Engaging
  • Riveting
  • Thrilling
  • Intriguing
  • Captivating
You want to write with some authority and power:
  • Guaranteed
  • Definitive
  • Comprehensive
  • Validation
  • Ironclad
  • Legitimate
  • All inclusive
  • Absolute
  • Surefire 
  • Documented
If you're writing about how someone should proceed in your blog, use these words:
  • Caution
  • Emergency
  • Recession
  • Provoke
  • Scared
  • Catastrophe
  • Shocking
  • Terrifying
You're writing about money:
  • Unlimited
  • Cheap
  • Profitable
  • Forever
  • Instant
  • Immediately
  • Promotion
  • Triple
  • Double
  • Now
Your blog post us talking about being out of control, try these words:
  • Agonizing
  • Painful
  • Deadly
  • Lunatic
  • Frenzy
  • Hateful
  • Treacherous
  • Uncontrollable
  • Insane
  • Vicious
You're writing about something that's memorable or cool:
  • Legendary
  • Exquisite
  • Explosive
  • Spell binding
  • Brilliant
  • Epic
  • Awesome
  • Triumph
  • Astonishing
  • Astounding
When we start out writing we never think of using interesting words to make our message connect with our audience.  Hopefully these words can help you connect better with your blog audience and keep your readers coming back for more.

Using exciting words means you have something interesting to give back to your audience.  Use words and phrases that really keep your audience glued to their seats.  Powerful words and phrases that pack a real punch while you convey your message.

Here are some more interesting words, cool and descriptive that you should use when you're writing:
  • Launching
  • Miraculous
  • Breakthrough
  • Valuable
  • Domination
  • Fantastic
  • Stunned
  • Tenacious
  • Sensational
  • Captivated
  • Mesmerised
  • Vigorous
  • Generous
  • Productive
  • Proven
  • Energised
  • Inspirational
  • Innovative
  • Accelerate
  • Enormous
  • Authentic
  • Effortless
  • Epidemic
  • Warning
  • Practical
  • Looming
Many blogger's overlook the power of words in their own blog's.  Using generic boring words can leave your readers bored and looking for something more interesting to read.  A simple word can invoke emotion in your reader, so using powerful words all of the time will keep your readers hooked.  Try it and find out how much it'll change your writing.

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How to Write Like a Writer Everyday, If You Feel Like it or Not

It's true that in order to be a writer you need to write frequently, everyday if possible.  Most people have pretty full lives with other obligations including day jobs and family that can get in the way of doing it on a daily basis.

As a writer I've learned it's not essential to write everyday, instead its necessary to think like a writer everyday and open your eyes to the world around you and drink it all in.

Below are a few tips with prompts to help you to write everyday. even when time is short.

Look Around You

These days our time is easily taken up with tablets and mobile phones instead of seeing what's going on around you.  So put your mobile phone and tablet away and open your eyes.  Look around you instead.

PROMPT: Use the time you spend standing in line to look around you.  Take some mental notes and start fleshing out a character for a story. Begin taking mental notes then write them down as soon as you can.

Tune into the World Around You

We're accustomed to shutting out the world around us.  Unfortunately we miss out on the interesting parts of life. Try opening your ears to hear what's going on around you, use it to launch a new writing project.

PROMPT: Just like the prompt above, the next time you're stuck in a cue somewhere pick a snippet of dialogue and write it down.  Use your imagination and build on it for a story.

Carry a Notebook and Pen

A simple enough thing to do is to keep a notebook and pen on your person, or if you feel the need you can use your mobile phone to take notes, but stay clear of your social media and emails because they'll just distract you.  Write down all the interesting stuff going on around you when you're out and about.

PROMPT: Make note of the last interesting thing you overheard.  Use it in a scene as a conversation.

Start Daydreaming

It's so easy for self-doubt to slowly start creeping into your life when your writing.  Often all it takes is a little imagination and seeing the finish line ahead of you.  See it and make it happen.

PROMPT:  Review your own work as you would like the piece to be.  Use it as inspiration as you write your story.

Embrace the Chaos of Life

As a writer you can quite easily feel like taking on the world sometimes, but in doing so you start putting more pressure on yourself.  Your writing can start to overwhelm you.  Being a writer means accepting we can't do everything.  Instead try embracing the chaos of your life and remember its what bring you your best material.

PROMPT: Make a note of what you want to accomplish with your writing this week.  If things didn't turn how you hoped change it accordingly. If everything went well create a new goal and go on from there.

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Publishing an eBook: Resources for Authors

When it comes to publishing an eBook, one thing you can always be sure of are the ever changing market and services, amongst other things, that can change on an almost yearly basis.  I've brought together all of the great resources I know to help you keep up with the changes in the industry.

Outstanding Book Guides

Getting Started

Marketing and Promotion

eBook Formatting Tools

Ebook Retailers and Distributors

If you want to sell your books independently read How to Sell Your eBook Directly with Payhip.

eBook Publishing Bloggers

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Successful Blogging: How to Create a Niche

If you're considering starting a blog you have the first step sorted.

The next step is deciding what your blog will be about.  You could always start a blog about everything, problem is they can be a little confusing with so many topics, as well as confusing to your readers and often not as successful.

Why do we surf the internet? To solve a problem, if you're looking for a particular book to read, or how to do some DIY, it's all online at your fingertips.

That's why blogs on a particular genre are so popular.  With a niche blog you can target your audience and also encourage them to come back for more.

So how do you "find your niche?".  Explore the tips below:

Niche Creation

Deciding on our blog niche is part of being a successful blogger.  Often this can happen over time, it's half the battle when you're figuring out the important elements of your blog, for example:
  • Blog Name.  When I started this blog I knew exactly what subject I was going to tackle for my blog, hence the name 1976write.  By putting "write" in the title and "Discover the Writer in You" it's helpful to both search engines and readers alike.
  • Blog Content.  Once you know your niche you can then start thinking about what your potential audience might expect from your blog.
  • Blog Design.  A blog directed at students is going to be different than a design aimed at children.
Advantages of Creating a Niche for Your Blog

Creating a niche for your blog will benefit you and your readers in the long term.

Once you know which direction your blog is going you can slowly start to build a community of readers who will regularly stop by your blog and read your content.  You'll discover that these readers are the backbone of any successful blog and are of great importance to you.  You can gain regular readers through excellent content that has a focus.

Having a focus or niche is easier for bloggers to provide good quality content for their readers.  With a niche you'll discover how your writing will develop and evolve over time.

Read More About Blogging: The 50 Million Dollar Question, How do I Get Traffic to My Blog?A Brief Note Before You Start Your Blog

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Beginner's Guide: Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing

Do you dream of writing blog posts that are irresistible to your readers?

Practice makes perfect, so they say.

That sounds great, but why does it take so long?

In the mean time I've got a quick list of fast tips that will help improve your writing immediately.  No need to practice, practice, practice.

Keep Your Sentences "Short and Sweet"

That's your sentence length not your writing.

An interesting thought, people read long sentences pretty fast.  That's not what you want your reader's to be doing.  Your readers need to be able to understand and absorb the message your putting over.

So keep it short, your page layout doesn't need to be full length, and use plenty of paragraph breaks.

Using between 45 - 100 characters for reader comfort.

Keep it to the Point

Make it readable, easy-to-read for your followers.  Avoid long, confusing and complex sentences.

Often the longer you write, the less you hold your readers' attention.

Say it simply in a few words.  Keep it short, lean and clear so you're not wasting words.

3 is the Magic Number

We humans can only store 7 bits of information at a time.  Anything around about that number or less is a good place to start.

Especially if you have 3 strategies, 3 steps or 3 bullet points.  So use 3 as often as you can.

In doing so you'll improve your readers' ability to remember what you've written and keep their interest.  This is because we put information into groups of three, in order to recall it more easily.

Pay Attention to Your Writing Tone

As a writer you assume that all your readers can pick up on your tone.

That's easier said than done.

You want them to see what the intent is in your writing.


Sweetheart, please.

Does this sound like I'm rolling my eyes and annoyed? Gently teasing? Being sarcastic?

You have no idea as a reader unless the words around that phrase cue you into my written tone.

Make it Easy

Forget long winded, chunky paragraphs.

Make your work easy to read.  The simpler it is the more people will understand and enjoy what you've written.

Reading from a tablet or computer screen can be tiring.  So keep it straight forward, simple and less of a strain.
  • Keep your sentences short and to the point
  • Add bullet points and subheadings to guide people
  • Make your font size clear and legible so that your reader has no need to strain their eyes
Keep on Topic

I do this myself sometimes and have to make sure I don't wander away from what my main point is.

By adding lot's of points readers get lost off and confused.

Try building an outline.  From there you can decide on three main points you want to get across.  Always make sure each point ties in with what you're writing about.

So there it is.  A quick guide to becoming a better writer.

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