Blogging shouldn’t be a dirty word. Learning how to blog also shouldn’t be a guessing game. I’m sharing all of the tools and resources I use to create this blog so that you can get started quickly!
Homestead Blog Resources
Homestead blogging is my favourite way to earn extra money on our homestead. We earn an extra income from our homestead in a few different areas like raising beef cattle, chickens and other season activities. I am passionate about helping other homesteaders find ways to turn their passion into a profit.
Blogging of course is just one of the avenues to make money homesteading. In this popular post I share all the possible ways to get started!
In this post I’m sharing my favourite and not so favourite resources with you to help get started on your own homestead lifestyle blog too!
HOW TO START BLOGGING
Forget putting the puzzle pieces together yourself. Writing and blog takes a lot of learning and new information that can be very overwhelming. Trust me!
I highly recommend taking a blogging course that gives you everything you need to get started. And from my experience, Launch your Blog is the cheapest and most informative blogging course out there! From setting up the free theme that’s included, how to write posts, make money and more this course should be worth far more than it is.
This is a great course for the absolute beginner blogger. A great starting off point and super simple step by step guide to follow and apply to building your own blog. Victoria's videos and demonstrations make getting started fun and exciting. She's also super quick to reply to email's when you feel stuck. Highly recommended.
Forget paying thousands of dollars for a course. YES that’s how much you can pay for something of this value. Isn’t that nuts?! I won’t tell you how much I’ve spent on bad resources…
This website is hosted by Siteground! They are been a great web hosting service! Quick to answer questions and happily solve problems. I highly recommend them.
I highly recommend the Genesis Midnight Theme that I use on my blog. This theme is included in the launch your blog course fyi and it’s very beginner user friendly! I haven’t had any trouble, limitations or problems with it!
Forget graphic design go ahead and use Canva! It’s an amazing free design program online that allows you to make images for all your needs! I personally use these canva templates! It wasn’t until I found Kara’s templates that I really started to up my blogging game for Pinterest, blog buttons and more!
Monica has been my number one resource for all things Pinterest. She's mastered the system of understanding how to be seen on Pinterest, how to grow your following and most importantly how to make money on Pinterest.
Check out her free 5 day Pinterest Challenge here!
Pinterest is where I find my valued readers. I love using Milo Tree to help grow my Pinterest followers. As a new blogger, you can try it out for free for 30 days.
I use convert kit to schedule my emails to send to my readers. They are by far the best and easiest subscriber program out there for bloggers and email marketers.
Kate Doster has an amazing podcast called Inbox Besties that I love to listen to for inspiration while I wash my dishes. I use her email marketing fairy tips and tricks for creating email content that makes my readers happy happy happy!
Go ahead and get a sense of Kate’s fun quirky style in her free course!
This is a perfect Ebook jam packed with strategies for monetizing your blog at any level of page views. From monetizing through advertising, guest posts and affiliates to making your own products to share with your followers, this ebook will show you how to do it all.