It’s not expensive to Start a Blog (In fact, I have a detailed Tutorial right here about How to Start a Blog for only $3.95 per month) but if you’re not careful it can soon get expensive. There’s so much to learn about designing your Blog, getting traffic, building your email list and of the all important strategies for making money. And you’re under pressure from everyone and their Mom who wants you to buy their eBook or a Course that will teach that one thing you need to know right now. Or your Blog is doomed!
It’s ok though, your Blog isn’t doomed, and neither will it fail. Because I have here a list of Free Blogging courses, eBooks, templates and checklists to help you with the basics (and more in some cases) of:
- Making Money from your Blog (in multiple ways)
- Starting and Growing an Email list of adoring fans
- Creating and Selling Digital Products because passive income for the win!
This post is Day Three in a fun series of posts, called 6 Days of Blogging Freebies. Catch up with the complete series here:
- Day One: The 21 Top Free Resources for Starting a Blog
- Day Two: 20 Blog Courses and Resources to Grow your Blog Traffic for Free
- Day Three: 24 Hand-Picked Blogging Courses and Resources to Skyrocket your Email List & Sweeten your Blog Income (This Post)
- Day Four: The Ultimate Round-up of 40+ Free Blogging Tools to Make You a Better Blogger
- Day Five: 120+ Pinterest Group Boards to Join to Grow your Blog Traffic for Free
- Day Six: Tried and Tested Free WordPress Themes
As more and more Bloggers understand the importance of their Email List and sales funnels, the number of Freebies, and most importantly, the quality of these freebies has skyrocketed. And I have carefully picked only high quality freebies to add to this list.
(This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on one of my unique referral links. Thank you for your support)
Does this mean you’ll never have to buy anything?
No, not at all, there are some tools that are definitely worth investing in (2 of my essentials are Tailwind for automating Pinterest and
However when you are just starting out there is a lot to learn about Blogging. And until you learn a little bit about it all, you don’t know which products and tools will help you in your Blogging journey.
Often it is worth investing money to save you time and as your Blog grows some expenses become unavoidable (paying for your email list for example.) However when you are new to Blogging, you should definitely take advantage of the growing range of quality freebies available to you. Then when your have the basics in place, you are in a better position to plan purchases that you know you actually need.
A Beginner’s Guide to ConvertKit Video Training by Elizabeth Goddard
ConvertKit is the Email Service Provider I use for this Blog, and I love it for the ease of tagging subscribers so I can only send them the content they’re interested in. If you have multiple opt-ins and/or multiple niches on your Blog, ConvertKit will definitely benefit you.
In this 40-minute training you learn how to create forms, how to set up your first email welcome sequence, how to create automation emails that make you money, and more.
Email Lists for Newbies by Meera Kothand
An Email List is essential for Bloggers to really connect, and build relationships, with their readers. But too many Bloggers put of starting their lists because it all seems way too confusing!
In this course you’ll learn what you should be sending your subscribers, how to make passive income from your list, 8 email list mistakes you could be making and how to rectify them, and a lot more.
100+ Email Opt-in Freebie Ideas by Well & Wealthy
Every blogger knows the benefits of an Opt-in Freebie to encourage your readers to become Subscribers (it’s why I’ve managed to create these lists of amazing freebies!) but what freebie is right for your Blog?
This list gives you 100+ ideas for opt-in freebies for the 11 most popular Blogging niches, plus resources for creating email freebies and email marketing resources
105 Content Hacks for Emails by Meera Kothand
There’s a lot of content to create when you’re a Blogger and it’s too easy to just run out of ideas of what to send you email list every week.
In this swipe file you get 2 years worth of content ideas, ideas for every niche, specific categories of content ideas like engaging subscribers, promoting affiliate links and networking with influencers, and more.
Grow Your List Handbook by Shaylee Smith
We all know we need to grow our email lists, but sometimes it just feels like an uphill struggle.
This 14-page interactive Handbook teaches you the 4 best techniques for growing your email list, how to implement these strategies, the best resources for growing your list and more.
Create a Killer Mini Course in 12 Hours by byRegina
Short, actionable Mini Courses are very effective opt-ins (as you may have guessed from the number of them on this list!) so how do you create one for your Blog?
In this Mini Course on Creating a Mini Course you get a 20-page Workbook, plus 4 Video Trainings teaching you how to create an outline for your course, chose the format for each part of your course, format your course documents / videos, plus lots more.
Lead Magnet Design Guide and Free Templates by Mints and Numbers
It’s super frustrating when you’ve got a great idea for an opt-in but you just can’t get it to look right and the only templates you can find are for complicated software that you haven’t got time to learn.
In this Guide you get a step by step Guide to creating your opt-ins using Canva, how to pick the right colours and fonts, how to pick a layout that works for you, and more. Plus you get Canva worksheet templates too.
How to Create Checklists in Canva Video Training by Hazel Haven
Checklists are great lead magnets for your email list. They’re quick to create and immediately actionable and useful for your subscribers.
In this Video you’ll find out how to Create checklists using Canva, so you don’t need to go out and learn another software programme.
Get a Free Blog Planner
Want a taster of my printable Planners? Download the Free 29-page Monthly Blog Planning Bundle to Blog more efficiently, effectively, and successfully.
Blogging Profitability Calculator by Girl Biz Online
How long will it take me to make money from my Blog? That’s a question all Bloggers want answered right?
This Formula and Cheat Sheet will help you work out what goals you should be aiming for when Monetising your Blog and how much different Monetization strategies might earn you.
The Complete Guide to Side Hustles for Moms by The Frugal Millionaire
There’s no shortage of advice online about starting and making money from a side hustle. But they don’t all suit busy Moms with small kids at home.
This Course has been created for Moms though and is full of side hustle ideas you can start today from home.
101 Services to offer as a Virtual Assistant by The Virtual Savvy
Many Bloggers become Virtual Assistants as they realise the skills they use everyday as Bloggers are in demand from other online Business Owners.
If you think becoming a Virtual Assistant might be for you, this Guide gives you 101 ideas of services you could offer.
The Client Attraction Formula Marketing Workbook by Miranda Nahmias
Selling services from your Blog is Business model that doesn’t rely on traffic to make money, but you still need to market yourself effectively to get clients.
This 13-page fillable PDF workbook teaches you exactly how to identify your target market, the #1 way of positioning yourself as an expert, 3 non-sleazy ways to promote yourself in Facebook groups and more.
Media Kit Template and Checklist by Blogger Kit Co
A Media Kit is essential if you want to work with Brands as part of your Monetization Plan for your Blog.
Find out what to include in your Media Kit with this Checklist, then create your own Media kit quickly and easily with the Template.
The Bloggers Blueprint to Pitching Brands Dana Nicole Designs
You maybe already know that the most effective way to build profitable, long lasting relationships with Brands is to pitch them directly instead of using a Influencer Network. But where on earth do you start?
In this Blueprint you get a list of 100+ companies to pitch to, email templates to use when pitching, a media kit template and more
Blog your way to Passive Income Workshop by House of Brazen
I think some level of Passive Income is a goal for all Bloggers but the reality is that getting that passive income coming in regularly and consistently is harder than some people make out it is.
In this Workshop you’ll learn how passive income really works, the two most profitable products to sell to generate passive income, the easiest way to convert a new subscriber into a sale, and more.
Make your First Affiliate Sale course by the She Approach
Affiliate Marketing is my favourite way of making Money with my Blog and the potential is huge; there are Bloggers that make 5 figures per month just in affiliate marketing!
This course is for beginners to Affiliate Marketing and teaches you how to get started, how to find affiliate products to promote, how to implement an affiliate strategy, and more.
Product Creation & Selling
eBook in 5 days by Mastering Content
Writing and selling eBooks is a profitable Business by itself, a valuable source of passive income and a very effective way to set yourself up as the expert in your niche. But how do you go about writing an eBook?
This 5-day course takes you through how to plan, write an edit your eBook by teach you how to find the perfect topic, the easy writing technique to get your book finished, editing like a pro and more.
Digital Product Roadmap by Paper & Oats
There’s lots of steps between deciding you’d like to create a digital product and launching it successfully to your audience, and it’s easy to get lost.
In this 8-day Course you’re provided with 8 checkpoints you need to go through to take your digital product from idea to launch. And at each checkpoint you get actionable steps, resources and recommended apps and tools to help you successfully move on to the next one.
Digital Product Validation Checklist by Meera Kothand
Making money selling digital products can be very profitable, but something a lot of Bloggers fail to mention is you need to sell products you audience wants enough to pay for. How do you avoid creating a product that fails to sell after all the hard work you put into making it?
In this Product Validation Checklist you’ll discover why your offer isn’t the same as your product, the number 1 thing people pay for, what you need to get from your audience prior to the sale, and more.
Monetize and Market Your Mind by byRegina
If you’re planning to Monetize your Blog you’ve probably realised that one of the most profitable methods is to create Courses and eBooks.
This Workshop is given by Regina, the first person to open my eyes to the potential of being an ‘infopreneur’. It’s a 4 Hour Workshop (yes it really is free and it really is worth watching) plus 46-page workbook and you will learn more from this Free workshop than you will from most paid infopreneur courses.
eBook, Workbook and Checklist Templates for Word and Pages by Chantel Arnett
You may think that writing an eBook is the hard bit, but technically you just need to type it into Google docs and it’s written. But then you have to turn it into a eBook that your audience want to buy (or download as an opt-in). And sometimes that’s harder than the writing.
This download gives you 3 templates (for use in Word & Pages) for an eBook, Workbook and Checklist, which you can to add your Brand colours as well as your own copy.
Simple Sales Funnel Guide by Caressa Lenae
You probably already know that a Sales Funnel is important, especially if you want that elusive ‘making sales on autopilot’ experience from your Blog. But how do you set up a Sales Funnel that actually makes sales?
In this Sales Funnel Guide you get content pyramid action sheets, a list of tools to build your funnels, an 8-email sales funnel swipe file and more.
Webinar Prep Kit by Aileen Baker
Webinars are well known for their high conversions so it’s understandable that lots of Bloggers would like to add webinars to their sales funnels for their digital products. But how do you even go about putting on webinar? What do you include in one, how do present it? And what about all the tech stuff?
In this Webinar Prep kit, you get a list of tools to use, the 5 emails to send to your list plus a webinar planner worksheet and checklist
Outline your Sales Page Workshop
So you’ve created your product, or even your opt-in; now how do you convince people to buy or subscribe? This is where your Sales Page comes in. And there are bad sales pages and good sales pages. The good ones make you more money, so how do you write a high converting sales page?
In this workshop you’ll find out exactly what to put on your sales page and in what order, how to get your readers hooked from the opening line and how to sell strategically without being pushy, plus the 14-part sales page framework.
So there you have it; 24 Blogging freebies lovingly gathered to help you Grow your Email List and Make Money with your Blog.
Don’t forget to check out the other posts in the series, and if you’ve not started your Blog yet, start right here with this step-by-step tutorial on How to Start a Blog in 20 minutes or less.
I’ll be back tomorrow with all my favourite Free Blogging Tools and Software to make you more Professional, Productive and Organised.