How Do I Know Which Blogger Education Option is for Me?
The wonderful thing about modern technology is that you can learn just about anything from the comfort of your own home, and often for free. The problem is with so many blogger education options, how do you know what type of program has the “good stuff” and is right for you.
Here is a list of my top recommendations in 4 different categories.
1. Free Education
No budget for education this month? Check out these freebies. Even a seasoned blogger could brush up on some things here…
12 Proven Ways to Increase Your Blog's Potential – an email e-course by Focused Blogging Conference
Blog Like a Ninja – free 5-part course by How They Blog
The Blogger's Guide to Getting Started – a free ebook followed by exclusive email training content at Como Blog
Growing My Blog – free webinars for bloggers on various topics, definitely check them out!
2. Seasonal Classes
Seasonal classes are those that only open their registration periodically. Generally these last a couple of months and have a higher personal engagement between teacher and class members. They require a higher level of commitment, consistency, but also generally help you achieve desired results in a timely manner.
Platform University – focuses on building your platform and influence. Crafting your message and getting it out there to be heard.
Tribe Writers – focuses on finding your voice, honing your voice and creating excellent content.
Elite Blog Academy – focuses on growing your traffic and your income through ads and other forms of monetization.
3. A la Carte Classes
A la carte classes are ones you can purchase one at a time to target a specific skill and work through at your own pace. Here are some of the best places to find those classes for bloggers:
- Traffic Building
- Zero to Blog
- Blog to Profit
- technical, css and coding
WordPress 101 – Video Tutorials for WordPress
4. Monthly Blogging Memberships
Seasonal Classes are great for laying a good foundation, and a la carte classes are wonderful options for learning specific skills to get you over the next hump; but as soon as you get to the point that you can regularly budget the business expense of a professional subscription or membership, I highly recommend that you do it! The access to so much knowledge in the resource libraries along with the connections made with other professionals is vital to your success as a blogger.
The Blog Connection $27/mo.
- Access to library of tools and resources
- New material added monthly
- Group coaching calls twice monthly
- Free Office Hours twice monthly
- Private Facebook Forum
- Discounts on personal coaching
- Affiliate program
Serious Bloggers Only $29/mo.
- Access to library of courses
- New courses and material added monthly
- Monthly office hours with Jon Morrow
- special promotion contests and opportunities
BC (Blogging Concentrated) Prime – $49/mo.
- Access to library of forms, books reviews, courses and information
- New material and webinars added monthly
- Weekly office hours with Dan R. Morris and Rachel Martin
- Discounts on BC events
- Affiliate program
Do you know of another option to add to one of these categories? I'd love to have you add to the list in the comments!
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