Run a search on Google for blogging tips and you’ll find a gazillion of them. Many of them teaching bad advice, yet others solely copying everyone else’s work and passing it off as their own.
How do you find solid blogging advice online without getting scammed?
The truth is that it takes a while to learn and grow enough to be able to spot the fakes.
In this list, I’ve put together the best resources that I’ve personally come across and taken out all the guesswork for you! Does that mean this list is the end-all, know-all list? No. There are some programs I’m not aware of or haven’t gone through, but these are the solid companies and programs that you can trust…
I rarely ever like to say anything negative about a company. Usually I just keep my mouth zippered, but it IS my job to prevent you from making the same mistakes I did. With that said, I would not and can not encourage anyone to go through GoDaddy (they got me hacked when I first started blogging) or HostGator (had a lot of downtime issues, and bad customer support).
The two that I would recommend are:
BlueHost – Surprisingly, they are the sister company of HostGator, but it must be the good sister, because they are great! LOL.
Agathon Group – This is for bloggers who get 500,000 pageviews/month and higher as they need a higher capacity host. I was able to score a deal for you with them! They are the best company out there for bigger bloggers…AND they are a Christian based company with a high moral standard!
Genesis – Genesis, in my opinion, is the must have blogging theme. It’s SEO capabilities are bar none and I absolutely LOVE it.
Restored 316 – These child themes here are so pretty, and I’ve had their themes when I first started blogging and loved them. They were very easy to work with and out of the box ready.
Most Popular Themes for Genesis (you’ll need Genesis as your parent theme and one child theme to design your website-unless you have it professional designed. These themes include Genesis in the price as a bundle if it says “+ Genesis Framework”):
- Foodie Theme
- Altitude Theme
- Parallax Theme
- Executive Theme
- Magazine Theme
- Author Pro Theme
- Agency Pro Theme
2017 Editorial Calendars – these are great calendars. They don’t suck up a lot of ink and there is plenty of writing space inside of the boxes. You can use them for homeschooling, meal planning, editorial calendars for your blog, just about anything. They are free to print.
The One Blog Planner You Need – of all the blogging planners I’ve come across, I personally love this one the best. It has all the sheets needed for what I want and helps keep me and my blog organized. I highly recommend it.
Books & Training
How to Start a Blog The Easy Way – Starting a blog can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re not a techy. In this video and screenshot tutorial, I’ve broken down all the steps to make it so easy, anyone can do it, even non-techy’s like me!
How to Start a Money Making Blog – Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Did you know you can make good money blogging? If you have, read this post today and find out how to start a blog with step-by-step directions.
How To Turn Your Blog Into A Six-Figure Money Making Machine – Do you wish that there was just some pro-blogger who would just give you the answers to the test? A teacher’s version cheat sheet. No frills, no fuss, no 12,000 words to read through. Direct, straight to the point answers. If so, check out this fantastic best-selling book!
Make Money Blogging: How to Find Ideas That Are Right For You – By far, the most popular book in the Sarah Titus collection, with 4,300 copies sold worldwide within its first month of release, this book answers a question that is on everyone’s mind…just how exactly DOES a blogger make money!