Tools


Are you looking for some direction with your writing journey?  Need a bit of a poke to start your journey?

I've put together a list of recommended blogging blogging resources, that I've personally used or that are highly recommended by others.

Courses

Blogging to Freedom: Create Your Own Independence with Blogging 

Create blogging independence from nothing with thousands of subscribers and page views, build relationships with hundreds of people and create an independent online business of your own.  Learn how to create a $60,000 business from blogging.  For those secret entrepreneurs stuck in a day who want to build an online platform for business that will bring them freedom and independence.

Step By Step Guide to Writing Online Articles

This course teaches you how to earn money from writing articles online. If you have a good command of English and an eagerness to write, then you can live the life that you have always wanted. Forget 9 to 5 and start experiencing the freedom that comes with being able to work from anywhere in the world!

Writing with Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer

Learn how you can write with flair and style like top journalists in The Wall Street Journal.  Plenty of  people can write but have never mastered the craft of writing.  You'll be armed forever with principles that will turn any mediocre writing into something sleek and memorable.

How to Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon Kindle

There are countless benefits to being a #1 Best Selling Author - from receiving regular cash flow to your bank account, to getting paid for speaking gigs and consulting, the opportunities are endless for bestselling authors…

This course is designed to help you write, publish and market your books on Kindle and become a bestselling author on Amazon in as little as one month.

Books

How to Make Money Blogging 

Bob Lotich founded ChristianPF.com (now seedtime.com) back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 took the leap into full-time blogging.  Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job.  Follow is journey with tips on creating your own blog and monetising it.

Blog, Inc: Blogging for Passion, Profit and to Create a Community

With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't easy.  This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up.  Joy Cho award winning Oh Joy!  Offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block.

Tools



I've been using Analytics for a long time now, it provides me with a wealth of knowledge about my blog and Hubpages traffic.  I can see which blog posts or Hubpages articles are getting the most traffic.


My social media buttons are set up with ease, thanks to Addtoany.  You can integrate your follow buttons easily with the HTML provided, and gain more traffic.


Buffer is my favourite social media scheduler, It's quick, reliable and perceptive.  It has an easy dashboard and great for small business owners who want something quite robust.


Sell digital downloads directly on Twitter, Facebook or your own website.  Sell to your own customers and get paid instantly via PayPal and Stripe.


I use this eBook cover creator alongside PicMonkeycreate all of my book covers.  With an easy dashboard you can create your book cover, book title along with lots of other free software to help you self publish a professional looking book design to help boost your book sales.

Affiliate Programs


You can start earning with Amazon straight away.  Just set up your account and start earning,  Its a trusted brand, with many plus points including easy integration, decent commissions and people can buy more than one product on your Amazon link.


Hostgator is a popular choice if you want to make money online.  You can make $50 to $125 per sale and easy payment options like PayPal or Check its definitely worth signing up.


This is my go to website for creating, touching up, adding overlays on images.  Easy to use dashboard and Royale option for any extras its a great tool that can be used for free.  You can also join the PicMonkey affiliate scheme and receive 50% commission off the sale.  You can do this with ShareaSale.


Is one of the top online education portals with over 8,000 courses and 800,000 students.  You can create your own course to sell or make a passive income through their affiliate scheme.


Join Bluehost and receive $65 per referral, If you make 5-10 sales per month you can increase your sales bounty to $100-$125.


Earn 40% of subscription sales from ads and links to SemRush SEO keyword tool.

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