This is a collection of resources that I personally use in my business that help me with blogging! There are many ways to use a blog, but you need to make sure that it’s setup the right way and that you’re using the right plugins.
I’m not putting these in here for the sake of making money. I wanted to create a resource that you could go to so you can learn all about using a blog in your business. Do know that seeing results from blogging does take time, constant practice and constant learning, but it’s so worth it because of how many ways blogging can be used in your business.
On to the resources…
1. Creating A Blog – If you don’t have a blog yet or know why you need one use the following resources.
The Biz Blog Secrets Workshop – This is a small online workshop I did explaining why you need a blog for your online business and all the different ways that you can use it. – http://backpackbusinesslifestyle.com/webinar-replay-the-biz-blog-secrets-workshop
The Blog Kickstart Workshop – This is a workshop I did showing you exactly how to create your first blog. – https://youtu.be/U4ygeTrr5wU
2. Creating Content For Your Blog – This is a big issue for many people, so I wanted to provide some resources that will help you create content. Know that you can always outsource your blog content too! Just remember the rule… Everything you post should lead to something that makes you money or builds your list. PERIOD!
12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog
How to Write Your First Blog Post
Contentaire – This thing is packed with tons of ideas and templates to use to create blog posts (and a ton more). I use this for SOOOO many different things in my business! http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/Contentaire
3. Your About Me Page –
Your About Me page on your blog is a very important part of your business believe it or not. I have found a few resources for you that explain WHY and how to create the best About Me page for your blogs! This is huge so don’t skip it!
How to Write a Killer About Me Page for Your Blog (Free Worksheets!)
4. Clean And Easy Themes I Use –
I’ll add more here as I come across them. There are a few more that I use that I just can’t think of right now. 😉
5. Plugins I Use On My Blogs –
Speedy Page Redirect – This allows you to redirect pages you create on your blog to anywhere you want. https://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/speedy-page-redirect
Akismet – This is a plugin that helps you manage SPAM comments on your blog. https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet
Simple Page Ordering – This allows you to order your pages the way you want in your menus. https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-page-ordering
Subscribe To Comments Reloaded – Subscribers your blog commenters and notifies them of replies. https://wordpress.org/plugins/subscribe-to-comments-reloaded
Pretty Link Lite – Allows you to mask links and track clicks. https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/
Contact Form 7 – The best contact form around. Allows you to easily add a form to your site so visitors cn contact you if need be. https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7
Exclude Pages – Allows you to hide pages from menus. https://wordpress.org/plugins/exclude-pages
WP Hide Title – Remove the title from a page. https://wordpress.org/plugins/hide-page-and-post-title
Date And Time Remover – I use this to take the timestamps off of my blog posts. Seeing an “old post” can deter someone from reading even when the content is still relative, so I remove them from all of my blogs.
Classic Widgets Plugin – Just like the I hate the new editor I also hate the new widgets editor. This plugin allows you to use the old widgets editor which in my opinion is much easier to use! https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-widgets
Social Warfare – There are many social sharing plugins out there. I’ve tried many of them and could never find one with all the functions of Social Warfare. I do use the paid version of it because I love having all the extra social networks, the extra Pinterest functions, AND the click to Tweet function. I highly recommend this one! http://thiskicksbutt.com/SocialWarfare
Open Links In External Window – This plugin by default makes all links on your blog open in an external window. This keeps your blog open when they click on links. https://wordpress.org/plugins/open-external-links-in-a-new-window
WP Legal Pages – This plugin auto-generates legal pages for your websites. It’s super easy to use! http://thiskicksbutt.com/WPLegalPages
WP Affiliate Disclosure – This is a must have plugin for affiliate marketers. Use this plugin to insert an affiliate disclaimer above, below, or both on all of your posts and pages. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-affiliate-disclosure
Simple Author Box – Need to insert an author box at the end of your blog posts? This is an AWESOME one and it’s free. 🙂 https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-author-box