Starting a blog can be daunting. Taking it to the next level equally so.
The following products mostly pertain to blogging specifically, although several focus on creative entrepreneurship and running a digital business (in which case blogging can be a pretty important marketing strategy). These are all great products – we’ve tried them out and have been happy with the results (either that or we’re super-impressed with the people behind them).
(DISCLOSURE: These are affiliate links, and if you use them to purchase any goodies, a modicum of cash will flow back into the BlogHUB coffers).
31 Days to Build a Better Blog by Darren Rowse
Written by Australia’s world-renowned professional blogger Darren Rowse, 31 Days to a Better Blog is perfect for those wanting to start a blog from scratch, or kick-start one that’s been languishing for a while. If you’re serious about blogging, this e-book fits into the ‘must-have’ category. Click here to view more details
ProBlogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging by Darren Rowse
- niche selection
- audience targeting
- content planning
- social media and promotions
- post ideas
- and more
Making great early choices is vital to the long-term success of your blog. My new ebook guides you, day by day, through your first week of blogging so you can make the most of those critical first few days. This is Darren Rowse’s latest book. According to Darren: “Your First Week of Blogging encapsulates the lessons I’ve learned, and the insights I’ve gained, over eight years and more than 30 new blogs.” Click here to view more details
Problogger’s Guide to Blogging For Your Business
This eBook was written for two groups of people:
- Business Owners who wanted to harness the power of blogging to grow their business.
- Those working for Businesses who’ve been given the task of blogging – but who don’t know where to start.
Written by Mark Hayward – a successful business owner, activist, and blogging coach – the guide takes readers step by step through how to set up a blog, thinking through goals for a blog, developing a content strategy, finding readers and growing traffic, establishing and growing a social media footprint and much more.
Practical tasks at the end of each of the 12 chapters let you implement Mark’s mentoring in a way that suits your business, and your customers.
The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing
This kit is all about helping you to turn your blog into a business.
The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing—31 Steps to a Profitable Blog is a comprehensive, 31 chapter blueprint for your blog’s ongoing profitability – right from the ground up.
Backed by an extensive library of practical templates, printable worksheets, and in-practice example documents, this kit delivers all you need to make your blog turn a profit now, and over the long term.
The Spark Kit Digital Program for Entrepreneurs by Danielle LaPorte
How’s your cashflow and your mojo?
Does your vision match your reality?
Does your brand match your soul?
To view more details about (or purchase) this product, please click on the THE SPARK KIT badge above. THE SPARK KIT (formerly titled: The Fire Starter Sessions) is: an e-book meets video transmission of acumen and love.
You: are likely sitting on an empire of content, product, services, and prosperity that needs a spark—or blow torch—to take you to the next level. You: want to rock your revenue streams and do meaningful things in the world. Worksheets that help you draw conclusions, quick videos with motivational punch, connections to current thinkers, practical smarts, and frank wisdom—THE SPARK KIT is packed with inspiration that you will put to use.
Danielle LaPorte (left) is the creator of WhiteHotTruth.com – she has worked with 462+ entrepreneurs in her 1-on-1 Fire Starter consults (which are $1,000 and booked three to six weeks in advance.) For CEOs, coaches, artists, retailers, bestselling authors—from site design to big dreams—Danielle’s strategies combine passion with pragmatism to get to fulfillment and cash.
Each chapter is its own mini-workshop that includes: e-book components, video inspiration or interviews, and worksheets. Some of the sessions are: True Strengths & The Metrics of Ease; Branding: Clarifying the Diamond of You; Products & Services: Making Stuff That Feels Good to Make; Money: More is More, Enough is Plenty; Web Design & SEO: Your Virtual Real-Estate…and dozens of tips and motivating perspectives. In addition to getting Danielle’s deep and detailed knowledge, THE SPARK KIT brings you contributions from some A-league marketing strategists, pro-bloggers, branding experts, and creativity coaches. Whether you’re in the early idea phase or a well-established rut, Danielle’s thorough, witty, and experience-based advice will most certainly light a fire under your…aspirations.
Books we’ve read (and recommend!)