It’s not expensive to Start a Blog (find out here 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!
Not really, of course 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:
- Getting more Traffic to your Blog
- Mastering Pinterest
This post is Day Two 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 (This Post)
- Day Three: 24 Hand-Picked Blogging Courses and Resources to Skyrocket your Email List & Sweeten your Blog Income
- 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 referral links. Thank you for your support)
Does this mean you’ll never have to buy anything?
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.
When you are new to Blogging, you should definitely take advantage of the growing range of quality freebies available to you. Free Resource will teach you the basics and when you have the basics in place, you are in a better position to plan purchases that you know you actually need.
Free Social Media Strategy Workbook by Brittney Lynn
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with Social Media, but when you have a Strategy in place, you’ll be more organised and consistent and see better results.
This workbook walks you through everything you need to think about to create a Social Media Strategy for your Blog
Social Media 101 by The Daily Femme
You know Social Media is the key to getting Blog Traffic quickly, but OMG there is a lot to learn about the different platforms and strategies.
This course really is Social Media 101 because it covers Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, all in one 4-week long free course.
Facebook Groups Promo Schedules by Kate Doster
Facebook groups are an amazing way of networking with and getting to know your fellow Bloggers and they’re great for Blog Traffic too.
This freebie isn’t just a list of Facebook groups for Bloggers, it’s 60+ Facebook groups already organised by promo day and promo type in a Trello Board. And if you don’t know what Trello is (it’s a free app for organising projects and to do lists) or how to use it, there’s a Bonus Trello mini course included with this download.
Blog Traffic Bonus Guide by Adventures in Blogging / What Mommy Does
There are many different ways to get Traffic to your Blog. The hard bit is knowing which ones are worth your time.
In this free Guide, you get 3 solid Traffic Generation tips that Lena uses to get hundreds of thousands of page views a month!
Instagram Authority by Alex Tooby
If growing your presence on Instagram is on your Blog goals list, you need this 7-day course.
You’ll learn how to set up your Bio to increase Blog traffic, how to choose and use the right hashtags, how to promote your products without feeling sales-y, and lots more.
Free Instagram Highlights covers by Basil and Bark
Instagram Highlights increase the lifespan of your Instagram Stories.
Increase engagement further by creating custom Highlights covers. Or just download this bundle of 175 Highlights covers already made for you
15-Minute Social Media Routines Cheat Sheet by My Adaptable Career
Social Media can easily get time consuming and it’s easy to get distracted from the reason you got online in the first place.
This download gives you super simple routines to follow for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram so you can complete your Social Media tasks quickly & efficiently.
Influencer Marketing 101 Workshop by Zoe Linda
Influencer Marketing helps you increase Brand exposure, build community, and increase sales.
In this workshop you’ll learn the fundamentals of Influencer Marketing, How to go from Idea to Collaboration, How to find the Best Collaborators and more. Plus you get a workbook, the workshop slides and access to the Facebook Group.
Explode Your Traffic eBook by Uncork Your Dork
Getting Traffic to your Blog sometimes feels like an uphill struggle. But luckily there is more than one way to get Blog Traffic.
And in this free eBook, you get 40 beyond-the-basics methods for generating Blog traffic.
Set up Your SEO Course by Claire Paniccia
When you get your SEO right you get Google on your side. Which can only be good news for your Blog Traffic.
In this 5-day course you learn the basics of SEO, how you’re currently sabotaging your SEO and how to set up the tech on WordPress so Google notices you.
Guest Posting Guide and Cheat Sheet by Sana Choudary
Guest Posting can be a very effective way of expanding your reach, building your authority, improving your SEO and getting more Blog Traffic. It can also be a complete waste of time if it’s not done right.
Which is why I really like this Guest Posting Guide, 9-day Cheat Sheet for perfecting your Guest Posting pitch and list of ways to find time for Guest posting as well writing content for your own site.
Instagram + Facebook Advertising mini course by Advisori Marketing
Paid advertising is a new thing for most Bloggers and it could be a big risk if you don’t see any return on investing advertising dollars.
This free 5-day course how Facebook & Instagram fit into your sales funnels, ad campaign structure plus step by step tutorials for using Ads Manager.
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.
Pinterest for Bloggers
Pinterest SEO Checklist by Kathryn Moorhouse
Pinterest isn’t a Social Media platform, it’s a visual Search Engine, so SEO on Pinterest is as essential as it is for Google.
This checklist will teach you 10 easy steps to optimise you Pinterest account for success, how to implement these steps to take advantage of the Pinterest smart feed and how to get the right boards set up and generating leads.
Pinterest Templates by Mints and Numbers
We all know how important Pins are for getting Pinterest Traffic, but if design isn’t your strong point templates are a life saver. Unfortunately a lot of templates are made for Photoshop, so what’s a Blogger to do if she doesn’t have Photoshop?
Luckily, you can get Pinterest Templates for Canva as well. And these ones are free.
Tailwind Mastery by Organize Your Biz
Tailwind is one of the most popular Pinterest Schedulers and many Bloggers give it credit for dramatically increasing their Blog Traffic. Sign up for a Free Trial here.
And then enroll in this course which will teach you How to share you Pins, How to understand Tailwind analytics and How to benefit from Tailwind Tribes
Promoted Pins Guide by Simple Pin Media
Promoted Pins are Pinterest’s answer to Facebook ads, with the added benefit that the pin you paid to promote continues to live on after you’ve finished paying to promote it. If your niche is popular on Pinterest, promoted pins could be very effective.
This Guide is a round-up of 8 Blog posts by Simple Pin Media covering all aspects of Promoted Pins including maximising Promoted Pins, a Promoted Pins Case Study, How to run a Promoted Pin campaign, plus a lot more.
Pin Practical Ads by Redefining Mom
Promoted Pins are a highly effective way to drive more Traffic and Sales to your Blog. But it’s a bit scary getting started with something that could end up costing a lot and not get you the return you were hoping for.
In this 3-day Challenge you’ll find out How to find the right Keywords for your campaign, the 5 principles for creating click-worthy Pins, How to set up the perfect low cost, promoted pin campaign, and more.
Ultimate Pinterest Planner by Simple Pin Media
Pinterest is no different from any other method of promoting your Blog in that your results will be better if you have a plan. A plan keeps you focused, productive and helps you analyse what’s working.
This Pinterest Planner is broken down per month and includes sections on what to pin, what to promote, content planning ideas and more.
Make Money Pinning Course by Blog 2 Freedom
Did you know you can make money direct from Pinterest with Affiliate Marketing?
If you want to know more, enroll in this course which will teach you how to set up your Boards to sell, how to avoid being slimy when selling, how to put your affiliate marketing on autopilot plus more.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these 20 Blogging freebies lovingly collected to help you Get More Traffic
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 Freebies for the next stage of your Blogging Journey; Growing your Email List and Monetising your Blog.