Blogging for a Living: Perfect Small Budget Project
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Blogging for a Living: Perfect Small Budget Project

Make a full-time living or much more. In depth step-by-step blogging blueprint. [2019-2020 update] Beginner friendly
4.5 (3,117 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
18,836 students enrolled
Created by Theo McArthur
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 articles
  • 30 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create a fully-fledged blog from scratch on any subject
  • Know where and how to get great content and content idea for your blog posts
  • Create blog posts using best practices and know which types of posts work the best
  • Send high quality visitors to your blog from multiple free sources
  • Monetize your blog with high commission digital products
  • Monetize your blog with high converting tangible products
  • Monetize your blog with the Amazon Associate program
  • Set up accounts with the best affiliate networks
  • Build a list of quality email subscribers from your blog or website
  • Monetize your list using passive and/or active strategies
  • Use multiple list building strategies to get 50+ new subscribers a day
Requirements
  • No knowledge of blogging or online business is required
  • A text editor such as Notepad is required
Description

Are you ready to build a blog that can generate sales 24/7 on autopilot?  Is your dream to have complete freedom to work when you want and from where you want?

Follow along with me as we build a professional looking blog from scratch,  attract masses of traffic using nothing but free methods, and turn it into a fun and profitable online venture. The training starts out assuming that you have no prior knowledge, but becomes more advanced as you progress through the course.

Learn from an instructor with 20 years experience of building blogs & websites and extensive online marketing experience. By the end of this course you will have a fully-fledged online business. Even if you don't yet know what to blog about! You will also know more than 99% of bloggers or 'would be' bloggers on the Internet.

Let's take a look at the top 6 reasons why everyone who strives to earn a living online, should have a blog:

  1. Blogging is an ideal way to get free traffic from Google and the other search engines

  2. Blogging can be used to market almost anything at all from affiliate products, to ecommerce, to Amazon listings, and more.

  3. User-friendly technology available today makes blogging simple, even for non-techies!

  4. We can use blogging to turn our interests into profit. Almost any subject can be monetized.

  5. It's virtually free! You can build and run a successful blog on less than $10 per month.

  6. A blog is an asset and can be sold on in the future.

Imagine that your work is also something you really enjoy doing. Most people only ever dream about earning a living from doing something they love. Some are using  blogging to realize that dream, so why not you?  

Aside from the potential of earning an ongoing income, a blog is actually an asset.  Blogs can sell for 4, 5, even 6 figures.

No knowledge or experience is required for this course because you will be following me, click-by-click, step-by-step as we create a blog the right way from the ground up, monetize the blog, promote it using free methods, and finally, build a list of email subscribers so that you can double (or more) your income for the same amount of effort.

You will need to budget for around $5-$10 per month for hosting. This course uses the WordPress blogging platform, which is user-friendly and has all the features and functions you will need.

Throughout the course I demonstrate every step in detail with 'over the shoulder' lectures. You will also learn how to create posts and which types of post work best. You will learn where and how to get content and ideas for your posts. And how to optimize your posts for the search engines - the simple way - and much, much more.




Who this course is for:
  • This course will suit students who want to make a living, or more, from blogging
  • This course will suit students with no prior experience of blogging or students who want to improve an existing blog
Course content
Expand all 133 lectures 12:24:22
+ Level 1
3 lectures 04:56

In Level 1 we are going to build a blog from the ground up. Find out exactly what you learn and what you will have achieved by the end of it.

Preview 03:30

Join the Facebook group!

Private Facebook Group
00:27

Videos going in and out of focus? Watch this for an instant fix

Preview 00:59
+ Getting Started
7 lectures 27:37

Download the workbook and use it alongside the Level 1 lessons

Level 1 Workbook
00:19

Download this PDF and keep to hand as you progress through level 1

Level 1 Frequently Asked Questions
00:06

Some motivation and inspiration for you!  In this video we look at 3 blogs in very different niches.

The Potential and what Can be Achieved with a Blog
08:51

Before you begin, you need to decide what to blog about. Even if you already some ideas, it's a good idea to watch this lecture first.

Choosing a Subject for Your Blog
02:26

Learn about which blogging platform we will be using and why :)

Which Blogging Platform and Why
03:42

Your blog domain name is important. This lecture will show you how to choose the right kind of domain name and which domains to avoid.

Getting a Great Name for Your Blog
11:13

Get low cost and reliable hosting for your blog

Hosting - Your Will Need Hosting From this Point On
00:59
+ Setting Up Your Blog
21 lectures 01:36:35

In case you are not using the recommended hosting, here's what to do!

Please Watch this Before Proceeding (Important!)
01:06

Quick and easy hosting account and domain set up :)

Setting up Your Hosting and Domain
05:05

Log in to your 'Site Tools' area. We only have a few things to do here.

Logging into Your 'Site Tools'
02:04

Learn how to set up a free email address on your new domain. After doing this you will have a professional looking email address for your blog!

Creating Professional Email Addresses
03:14

Install free SSL to give your blog more authority and trustworthiness

Add SSL and Make Your Blog HTTPS
01:48
Using a Different Hosting Provider? Here's What to Do
00:15

Understand the purposes of your blog title and subtitle and learn how to create them the right way.

Your Blog Title and Subtitle
03:27

The right blog settings are vital. In this lecture we will edit the settings using best practices.

Basic Blog Settings
09:17

Installing important free plugins part 1.  Learn which plugins to use and why. Follow along with me as we install and set them up

Installing Plugins Part 1
09:04

Installing important free plugins part 2. A continuation of the last lecture

Installing Plugins Part 2
05:40

Comply with data privacy laws by installing and setting up this plugin

Add a Cookies Consent Plugin
03:49

Learn the best way to set up your author profile and find out what to do if you don't want to use your own picture as a profile picture.

Preview 06:03

In this lecture you will be choosing and installing a popular and versatile free blog theme

Choosing and Installing a Theme
04:38

Every website should have a Privacy Policy page. Sample page provided

Setting up the Privacy Policy Page
05:04
Direct Link to the GDPR Snippets Page
00:06

Required pages for the footer of your blog.  Sample pages provided

Setting up the Contact and Terms and Conditions Pages
04:55

Follow along to create a main navigation menu for your blog

Creating Menus
03:39

If your theme only supports one menu, you can easily add another by using widgets. Watch this lecture to learn how!

What if the Theme Only Has One Menu?
06:23

Widgets are content areas on your blog. Learn all about them, what they are and how to use them to your advantage. 

Let's Talk Widgets!
06:37

Learn how to begin customizing your free theme to get the look you want!

Basic Customization Part 1
09:12

Continuing with the basic theme customization (we will be doing more of this later)

Basic Customization Part 2
05:09
+ Creating Headers and Logos
3 lectures 23:33

Get designers to make your blog header and logo for a few dollars

Getting Headers and Logos Made
08:34

Watch me make a unique and eye-catching blog header, for free, using Canva

Creating a Header with Canva
06:22

Watch me make a professional looking logo, for free, with Canva

Creating a Logo with Canva
08:37
+ Writing Posts and Creating Pages
13 lectures 01:00:22

Where and how to get content to share on your blog, ideas for content, and 1000's of free images that you can safely upload to your blog.

Getting Content and Ideas
03:32

Post titles matter.  Learn how to craft titles that make people want to read your blog post!

Crafting Great Post Titles
03:38

Learn how to write posts that people want to read. Discover which types of post work best and avoid the mistakes that make people want to click away from your post.

Writing Posts
05:50

How to get a post ready to add to your blog

Preparing Your First Post
05:36

Adding the first post to your blog using best Search Engine Optimization practices so that you can generate traffic from Google and the other search engines. Part 1

Adding Your First Post Part 1
08:20

Adding the first post to your blog using best Search Engine Optimization practices so that you can generate traffic from Google and the other search engines. Part 2

Adding Your First Post Part 2
05:20

Adding the first post to your blog using best Search Engine Optimization practices so that you can generate traffic from Google and the other search engines. Part 3

Adding Your First Post Part 3
07:40

Clarifying SEO and what it really means to your blog

Adding Your First Post Part 3 Continued
01:50

Adding the first post to your blog using best Search Engine Optimization practices so that you can generate traffic from Google and the other search engines. Part 4

Adding Your First Post Part 4
02:56

Build out your navigation menu with pages and categories

Adding Pages and Categories to the Menu
06:57

If your theme menu is missing the 'Home' link, here's how to fix it!

Fix Missing Home Page Issue
03:16

Easily create sub-menus and drop-down menus

Creating Drop Down Menus
02:04

Learn how to schedule posts to be published on a future date and discover how often you should create new posts

Scheduling Posts and Post Frequency
03:23
+ Additional Design and Customization
6 lectures 36:05

Create a simple but attractive slider using another free plugin

Creating Sliders Part 1
08:53

Part 2 of creating a slider for your blog

Creating Sliders Part 2
03:03

Build out and customize your blog sidebar

Customizing Sidebars
07:09

Sometimes you might want certain widgets to display only on specific pages or posts. This lesson shows you how to choose which pages or posts your widgets will display on

Displaying Widgets on Selected Pages or Posts
03:09

Build out and customize your blog footer

Customizing Footers
07:38

A few tweaks and edits to finish off the presentation of your blog

Tidying up the Blog
06:13
+ Integrating a Shop on Your Blog (Optional)
7 lectures 42:41

Install the free shop plugin and complete the wizard set up

Installing a Shop Part 1
05:43

Get set up to accept orders and payments

Installing a Shop Part 2
04:52

Configure the tax settings

Installing a Shop Part 3
05:41

Configure the shipping settings

Installing a Shop Part 4
06:57

Learn how to sell digital or downloadable products from the shop

Selling Digital/Downloadable Products
08:27

Learn how to sell tangible products from the shop

Selling Tangible Products
06:35

Learn how to promote affiliate products from the shop

Selling Affiliate Products
04:26
+ Level 2
2 lectures 02:49

Level 2 is all about driving traffic (visitors) and monetizing your blog. Discover what you will learn and what you will have achieved by the end of it.

Preview 02:43
Level 2 Frequently Asked Questions
00:06
+ Getting Your Blog Ready for Traffic
4 lectures 20:45

Get your blog ready for maximum results when the traffic starts coming in!

Prepare Your Blog for Traffic
04:38

How to set up and install tracking. Watch me and copy each step

Installing Tracking Part 1
06:31

Part 2 of installing and setting up tracking

Installing Tracking Part 2
04:52

Part 2 of installing and setting up tracking

Installing Tracking Part 3
04:44
+ Driving Traffic to Your Blog
8 lectures 01:04:51

How to use two very popular websites to send traffic to your blog

Two Popular Places to Share Your Posts
04:42

Learn how to get Twitter traffic and use free tools to make it easier!

Twitter Traffic and Free Tools
04:36

Another two places where you can share your blog posts and get traffic coming back to your blog

Two More Busy Websites to Share Your Blog Content
14:20

Get very high quality visitors to your blog from this under used source

Using Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
08:52

This lecture dispels the myths about 'backlinks'

Backlinks and What are They?
04:28

Learn how to use Facebook pages to generate blog traffic - Part 1

Getting Traffic from Facebook Part 1
08:24

Part 2 of using Facebook pages to generate blog traffic

Getting Traffic from Facebook Part 2
03:19

Part 3 of using Facebook pages to generate blog traffic

Getting Traffic from Facebook Part 3
16:10