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).
This eBook helps you the lay core foundations of blogging one step at a time, making it a great book for beginners or for those who aren’t happy with the direction of their blog.
Most eBooks throw a ton of information at you all at once, but the day-by-day structure of this guide allows you to spend small chunks of time focusing on specific areas of your blog without getting overwhelmed.
You’ll finish this book with a better understanding of the “big picture” and understand the smaller details that make up the big picture.
This is arguably the best deal on the list.
This eBook is a 31 chapter blueprint that walks you through every step of building a profitable blog:
- Conducting brand audits
- Understanding your target audience
- Creating an elevator pitch
- Focusing your content
- Building your email list
- Conducting an SEO audit
- Building a support team
- Learning how to monetize
- And more…
You’ll also get 21 templates, worksheets, and detailed examples to start applying all the principles immediately.
Chances are you won’t start a blog and immediately be successful enough to support yourself through the earnings.
This isn’t an easy task as most any prominent digital marketer will tell you.
Blog Wise brings together many successful bloggers and digital marketers — Darren Rowse, Amy Porterfield, Brian Clark, and more — to discuss the “secrets” of organization they used to strike a balance between their social, work, and blogging lives.
The perfect book if you just launched a blog or want to launch a blog soon.
This eBook will guide you through the process of learning how to write great content right off the bat.
You’ll also learn how to develop a comprehensive content plan, brainstorm techniques to help you generate quality content, the foundations of building a social media presence, and more.
Blogging for a business is much different from blogging to build your own personal brand.
The eBook will also teach you how to think through your blogging and business goals, develop a content strategy, find readers in your target market, and establish a strong social media presence.
This is a must-have for the tool belt of anyone who is responsible for managing their business’ blog or overall online success.
The Copywriting Scorecard provides a 63 step checklist that covers writing, “scannability”, search engine optimization, and grammar.
Rather than taking time learning the blog copywriting process through trial and error, this resource is specifically designed to ensure you’re publishing the best content possible.
For those who aren’t sure exactly what great content consists of, this checklist is a must-have tool.
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.