Very few people get to the top without learning from those who have already reached the top.
Even the best athletes in the world struggle to meet their full potential without mentoring from great coaches — Michael Jordan was ring-less before Coach Phil Jackson arrived!
Below are some of the many resources and training programs I’ve personally used to get where I am today.
Danny Iny’s Write Like Freddy: Guest Blogging Training
If you’ve been around My Social Game Plan for a while, you know how much I encourage guest blogging. Guest posting has been a crucial building block for my personal brand, as well as the My Social Game Plan brand.
I stumbled on one of Danny Iny’s webinars about a year ago and he was discussing his Write Like Freddy guest blogging training program. I’m normally really good about not buying into the promotions at the end of webinars, but Danny sold me on every point and Write Like Freddy is one of the better investments I’ve made — it’s the single biggest reason I have a sizable email list, authority in the social media niche, and a solid following here on the blog.
I’ve been published on many other blogs largely due to the Write Like Freddy training. If I was forced to recommend any single resource for blogging, this would be the one. If you have any questions about it, please don’t hesitate to contact me (or Danny, he’s a nice guy).
Problogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog
This eBook was one of the first resources I bought years ago when I started blogging with the intent of making money.
If you’re getting into blogging with the intent to build a community and eventually monetize, this is an amazing resource to help you build a strong foundation and gain a solid grasp of the “big picture.”
Even 3-4 years later, I still frequently apply the principles described in this book — making the most of list posts, efficiently writing high-quality posts, approaching community building from the correct perspective, monitoring growth using metrics that matter, and more.
At a very affordable price tag, I consider this a must-have in the tool belt of every serious blogger.
Disclosure: There are affiliate links above. A lot of people wouldn’t bother informing people about affiliate links for two reasons:
1) They don’t know they’re required to by FTC laws.
2) They think it will prevent people from using the affiliate links. In other words, they assume most people who land on a page like this are cheap and selfish.
I don’t assume that about my visitors and readers. Trust is key in marketing — I refuse to promote a product I’ve never used or a product I don’t genuinely feel is valuable. That’s why I have no problem letting people know these are affiliate links.
Lastly, these resources have “no questions asked” refunds. If you don’t find the resource valuable, you get your money back with a simple email to the respective seller.
If you have any questions about anything listed, please contact me.