Over the years I have been lucky enough to find some amazing resources to help grow my blog. My blog now reaches over 3 million readers a year, I have over 120k Instagram followers and over 1.3 Million Pinterest viewers a month. That being said, this was not due to my natural ability. The only natural ability that helped me reached these numbers is research, implementation and hard work. Otherwise, pretty much everything I learned was from a mixture of courses, collaborating with amazing bloggers and a little bit of trial and error. So many bloggers I talk to rely mainly on trial and error and that will just not cut it. So, I have put together a list of the best blog courses out there to help you launch your businesses to the next level.
These courses will include everything that will help your blogging business thrive, from Pinterest to Instagram to even LinkedIn (yes LinkedIn). So let’s get this party going and start building your business with these amazing courses
Starting a Blog
If you are looking to start a blog there are so many things that you need to know. There are questions about hosting of your site, plugins to use, how to collect emails, how to do guest posts, backlinks and a million other things. Have no fear, there are several great courses to help you build a profitable blog.
Also, I will be sharing my favorite products I use for my blog and Instagram in my next post, so stay tuned
Best No-Budget Blog Course!
If you have zero dollars to start your blog. I highly recommend the course from Blogging Like You Mean it! Carly offers a quick step by step guide to get started. You won’t get lost in the weeds with this course. It’s simple, to the point and will help you get launching your blog as quickly as possible. It’s one of the best blog courses for those who are starting with a very tight budget.
Ultimate Blog Course
Elite Blog Academy is the premier blog course. They only open it up twice a year and when they do, you need to jump on it. The course will take you on a step by step guide to building your blog. The course runs $897. If the course is not open when you click over. Check out her book to get started.
S.E.O. & Affiliate Course – Building Traffic & Income
The course we used to learn S.E.O. is Sharon Gourlay. S.E.O. sounds complicated but, trust me, it is not rocket science. Sharon has some of the best techniques to help grow your blog. This is a 10-week course that will take your blog and make it explode. Following her techniques, we grew our blog from 1,000 page views to over 200,000 pageviews. We even took another blog we purchased that was doing 120k pageviews and made it do over 300k page views.
Here are some of the included items on the course:
- 10 Week Blog Building Course
- Private Facebook Group
- Downloadable Videos
- Affiliate Course
Pinterest is our 2nd biggest driver of traffic to our site after Google search. In fact, it accounts for 25 – 35% of our traffic. We have taken a few different Pinterest courses over the years and will continue to do so. Of all the courses we have taken, two have stuck out as the best courses as we still use a majority of their tactics today.
Top-Notch Pinterest Course
Pinfinite Growth by Melyssa Griffin
This course is by far the best Pinterest Course I have taken. Melyssa offers tips and tricks that will not only help grow your blog through Pinterest, but it will also save you a ton of time. We used this course to grow our monthly viewers on Pinterest from 213,000 to 2.3 million. Our site traffic jumped by 270% because of the tips we used in this course.
This course is $397, but I have to say it is worth it. In addition to growing your blog on Pinterest, Melyssa will also teach you how to:
- Easily Create Pins
- Grow Your Email List with Pinterest
- Create Pins that convert to Sales
- Create Multiple Pins for one Post
- How to Schedule and Automate Your Pins
Besides, Melyssa’s Pinterest Course offers a lifetime of FREE updates and access to her Private Facebook Group to ask questions and learn from other bloggers and business owners who have taken the course.
Budget Pinterest Course
Blogging Like Your Mean it Pinterest Course
This is a great course for if you are just starting our on Pinterest and even if you have been doing Pinterest for a while. The course will go over their Unique Pinning Strategy, which is pretty smart. Also, you will learn how to:
- Create Rich Pins
- Pinterest SEO Strategy
- What to do about Group Boards
- How to create eye-catching pins that people click on
This course is only $47 and is definitely worth every penny.
If you have the money, I would get both courses, but otherwise, I would base it off your budget. Melyssa’s course has a lot more packed into the course but it is also 7x more expensive. Check out the course here!
Of course, there is more to blogging than just a site. You now have to have a strong social media presence. So I included Instagram in our best blog courses for one big reason.
Instagram is one of our three pillars of our income and has lately been our biggest income source, where we have earned up to $50k in sponsored posts in one month! I have grown my Instagram to over 120,000 followers over the past few years. I would love to say it is because of my dynamic personality, but the truth is it takes a lot of hard work, strategy, creating partnerships and constant improvement. That being said, I have taken numerous courses as I am always looking for the latest strategies and techniques. That being said here is my current favorite course.
There are a lot of Instagram courses out there and many of them say the same thing over and over. Have a Hashtag strategy, find your niche, yadda-yadda-yadda. Those things are important but they miss the whole point of Instagram, and that is to be social!
The one thing I love about Insta-Success is Christina hits on the one thing that is most important on Instagram, engagement!
So many of these courses focus on getting your Instagram followers which is important, but if they don’t care about what you have to say, then it is a waste of time. Having an engaged audience of 1,000 people is better than 10,000 followers that don’t give a c&ap about what you have to say.
During Christina’s Course you will find how to:
- Defining a Purpose-Driven Brand (which is so important)
- Identifying Your Niche (and how to stand out from the crowd!)
- Proven Strategies to Help You Set and Reach your Goals
- Creating a Killer Profile (that gets noticed!)
- Simple Photography and Editing Tricks to “Up Your Content Game”
- Top Travel Photography Gear Guide
- Growth Strategies that Lead to More Organic Followers
- How to Get High, Authentic Engagement
- Finding More Sponsored Work
The course is only available a few times a year. You can check out more about the course here!
Brittany Krystal offers a unique course, which helps you build your brand through LinkedIn. You are probably thinking to yourself, LinkedIn? I know I was. LinkedIn is where so many brands are online and it is so much easier to stand out in the crowd versus platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Just using a few of Brittany’s tips has led to an influx of business for my brand. I have been reached out to by several management companies including one, which just booked me a $14,000 job.
You will learn how to build your profile, share content that will trend on LinkedIn, connect with brands and more! The best part is, it will all take less than an hour per week!
Overall, there are so many blog courses out there, these are simply the ones that helped us out the most. We are still on the lookout for more courses to help grow our vlog and social media presence, including newer platforms like Tik Tok. If you have any questions about growing your blog or social media please feel free to DM me on my Instagram!
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