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I’ve been blogging for nearly 3 months now, which isn’t very long. But in that time, I’ve worked really hard to build up my DA (it’s up to 18 now) and drive traffic to my blog.
So I wanted to share some of the resources I’ve used that I’ve found really useful so far, in case they can help you, too.
This amazing FREE Pinterest Primer course by Moms Make Cents has been so helpful. My monthly unique viewers on Pinterest have gone up from 4.5k to 49k since completing this course and Pinterest has become my biggest social media referrer of traffic to my blog. It’s just packed full of really great and useful information. The best thing about it, is that it’s completely free!
So far, I’ve only used the free trial, but I’m signing up for a full membership, because it’s so much easier than manually pinning every day. I’m sure it’s contributed to the increase in views and Pinterest-driven traffic to my blog. The free trial is exactly that – completely free. You don’t need to enter any card details, so you don’t have to remember to cancel at the end of the trial. So you’ve got nothing to lose.
This mentoring program by Emma Drew is unsurprisingly not free. But I have found it really useful. Emma’s advice meant that I hit the ground running with my blog and knew what I was doing from the very beginning. I’ve also made some really great friends through the Facebook group linked to the program. We’ve helped each other along the way, which is really lovely. I’d really recommend this for new bloggers or people who want to start a blog, but don’t know where to start.
How to Smash Affiliate Marketing as a UK Blogger
This affiliate marketing course by Emma Drew is unfortunately also not free. But it is very useful. This is one of those blogging resources that I thought about for ages, because money is tight and I prefer to not spend it if I don’t have to. But you get complimentary access as a #MBMB member and I’m so glad I did.
I don’t do a lot of affliate marketing on my blog. I throw the odd affiliate link in here and there, but it’s not something that I’ve made a lot of effort with. However, this course gave me loads of great tips and I’ve started to join more affiliate programs for products and services I love, so that I can make proper use of them and share them with you. It goes without saying (I hope) that I really appreciate it every time you use my affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you a penny more, but it makes me do a little happy dance and helps me keep my blog going.
These groups on Facebook have really helped me network with other bloggers and increase my Domain Authority. I’ve got notifications turned on and I contribute to any post that I can. In return, the bloggers writing the posts link back to my blog, which helps drive traffic to my site and increase my DA.
Obviously, I don’t have something relevant to add to every post – but if you pick the right groups, eventually, something will pop up that you have helpful tips or advice or a good story you can add. And, if you’re lucky, the blogger writing the post will use your contribution and you’ll get that all important back link.
Another great resource is this completely FREE Blogging EBook.
The lovely folk over at Ultimate Bundles asked 40 of the best bloggers they know all the questions we want the answers to. And then they took the answers to those questions and bundled (because that’s what they do at Ultimate Bundles, after all) them all up in this brilliant FREE ebook!
It’s only available until October 1st!
So, if you want to know how successful bloggers became successful, download your copy now!
If you’ve got any blogging resources that you’ve found really useful, I’d love to hear about them!