I won't lie. It's super easy to get distracted by so-called experts when you first start blogging. There are tons of people out there (myself included) promoting courses designed to help beginner bloggers. But before you fork over your hard-earned cash for any education, do some research on affordable blogging education for new bloggers. Get started with this list of reliable and reasonable courses designed to boost your blogging knowledge.
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Spark Squad Academy
As you can tell if you look at this website, I'm passionate about teaching beginner bloggers ways to avoid struggle on the way to success. So, in addition to this site, I've created another affordable blogging education resource for you. If you're ready for targeted learning, check out the Spark Squad Academy. All Spark Squad courses are affordable and accompany the FREE content on this site. Each course has a specific focus, such as content management, site structure, social media, and email marketing. The a la carte style program allows you to dig deeper into each category as you need it. So, get the education you need, as well as step-by-step instructions, to build a more successful blog.
Google's Analytics Academy is a great FREE resource for anyone looking to better understand their analytics. Learn the fundamental tools and tips you need to interpret data about your audience website at no cost to you. With courses designed for beginners, intermediates, and e-commerce users, Analytics Academy is the best place to turn for affordable analytics education.
Facebook is such a tricky beast, especially when it comes to paid advertising. While I wholeheartedly support paid advertising when/if your wallet allows, I DO NOT support going at it alone. And when it comes to learning more about Facebook's many features, it pays to trust the experts: FACEBOOK. Anyone interested in learning more about Facebook advertising can turn to Facebook Blueprint courses for FREE education on one of the most powerful advertising tools available.
SEO & Content Marketing
If SEO is stumping you, then check out Moz’s Beginner’s Guide to SEO, one of many affordable blogging education resources available in Moz's SEO & Content Marketing resource center. The Beginner's Guide to SEO is a comprehensive, FREE guide that can walk beginner bloggers through the fundamentals of SEO. Don't miss the many other courses, guides, blog posts, and checklists available from the leader in SEO education.
Another affordable blogging education option available to new bloggers is Hootsuite Podium's Fundamentals of SM Marketing. Designed for new social media marketers, the comprehensive course teaches you how to promote content via social media. The self-paced course is perfect for beginners. Plus, you'll learn to use one of the best social media tools available along the way!
Pinterest for Business offers FREE resources for business pinners like you and me. Be sure review these tools to help you build better boards, develop richer pins and drive traffic to your blog or product. And who better to turn to for affordable blogging education than Pinterest itself! I'd trust their word over a so-called expert any day of the week.
Need more help?
I hope you found my list of affordable blogging education resources helpful. If you need more blogging tips, be sure to check out the related posts below or any of my content archives. Or you can sign up for the Spark Squad to receive weekly emails filled with helpful tools, tips and tricks to grow your blog audience and stand out in the crowd of bloggers.
Remember, success begins with a single spark!
xoxo, Carlie Dayle