Happy new year! Recently I purchased several blogging courses on Udemy because they had a sale where all courses were discounted and now they’ve done it again! All courses on Udemy are currently $10.99 until January 11 and so I thought I would share with you these courses that can benefit your blogging journey if you’re in this to make money. These courses aren’t all about blogging. Some of them complement your business in some way, whether marketing the posts, converting social shares into customers or improving skills like photography and videography. It definitely benefits you to always invest in your business, always learn and evolve. That’s how we grow as bloggers and business owners. I’ve selected courses from the best Udemy has to offer so let’s dive right in.
I begin with writing courses since improving upon your writing is one of the best ways to improve your blog overall. Great content will convert readers into long-term fans of your blog and customers of any products you happen to put out.
These courses are for bloggers who may also want to sell physical products online, whether your own products or reselling products from other suppliers (dropshipping) Maybe you’re interested in a t-shirt line or promotional items with your logo on them or maybe you want to sell items in your niche like clothes, art, cooking accessories etc. Dropshipping is a great way to sell products without having to carry loads of inventory in a physical store.
Stock photography is great but using our own photos will take your blogging efforts to the next level. Depending on your niche, you may rely heavily on your own photography and so I’ve included niche-specific photography courses on this list.
Complete Photography Course – Camera, Lighting, Portrait modes etc
Video is the way to go! If you’re not including some aspect of video in your blogging efforts then you will be left behind in the evolution of earning income online through a blog. Whether it’s turning your blog posts into video for Youtube, capturing content that relates to your post or simply posting smaller snippets to social media, learning video mastery will help to elevate your blog in a crowd of bloggers.
Facebook is something we could all stand to learn more of. It’s a monster of complexity especially if you want to grow your Facebook page audience or try Facebook ads. Take away the mystery of Facebook success by picking up a course specifically relating to this social media network.
One question I get asked all the time by bloggers is how to make Instagram work for us. It’s a wonderful social media channel that we all love to consume but getting it to convert into blog readers is tricky. Perhaps these courses can help you to figure it all out.
If you’re going to pick up video for your blog, mastering Youtube marketing then should be a natural next step. Learn the tricks and secrets to going viral on Youtube and getting your video seen by more people on this network.
Virtual Assistant Courses
Ever thought of adding VA services to your online business? A virtual assistant is a great way to pick up a side-hustle while building your blog and you may like it so much that you decide to make it a full-time hustle.
Guy Kawasaki is one of those big names in the social media and entrepreneurship world. It would be awesome to pick up his secrets of getting to his level.
Do you want to start podcasting? It’s gained in popularity so much and we now all have our own favourite podcasts. Whether you want to add it to your blog as a way to repurpose your content or start up one on a separate topic all on its own, it would do you well to pick up a course in best practices first so you can shortcut your way to podcasting success.
Ever dived really deep into the Google Analytics beast? Knowing the data on your blog is a surefire way to create content that brings in traffic and to know where, when and how to market your blog posts. This course also comes with Google certification just in case you wanted to add to your social media marketing service offerings online.
Social Media Marketing
Do you want to get a handle on marketing your blog posts on all social media channels in one course? These social media marketing courses are for you. Become an expert in social media marketing and add it to your skills whether to grow traffic on your own blog or to offer SMM services to others.
The SEO monster many bloggers are afraid of has many facets and link building is one of them. This course promises to lay out the path to building strong links back to your blog which helps you to rank higher in Google for your chosen keywords.
General Marketing Courses
Of course, general marketing courses are always a good idea to invest in as business owners. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing trends and study things like buyer behaviour and how to influence others. This can only help you to stand out in your marketing efforts.
This one is specific to making money on your blog. Master affiliate marketing with this course and take the mystery out of earning your next dollar through your blog.
As time goes by I’m sure I’ll add to this list. Many of these blogging courses I have picked up for myself to go through at my leisure. I believe that investing in yourself and your business is one of the best ways to grow. We will never know all that there is to know and it’s always good to see what works for another blogger, especially one that is already successful so I can find more tips and tricks to incorporate into my own blog or tweak something I may already be doing to get better results.
Speaking of growth, I will be hosting a blog traffic growth challenge in my Facebook group starting on January 8! It’s a 5-day intensive challenge meant to push your traffic to the next level to begin the new year. I do hope you’ll join us!
Have you done any blogging courses recently? Which course on this list are you interested in?
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