This is a collection of resources that I personally use in my business that help me with blogging! There are many ways to use a blog, but you need to make sure that it’s setup the right way and that you’re using the right plugins.
I’m not putting these in here for the sake of making money. I wanted to create a resource that you could go to so you can learn all about using a blog in your business. Do know that seeing results from blogging does take time, constant practice and constant learning, but it’s so worth it because of how many ways blogging can be used in your business.
On to the resources…
1. Creating A Blog – If you don't have a blog yet or know why you need one use the following resources.
The Biz Blog Secrets Workshop – This is a small online workshop I did explaining why you need a blog for your online business and all the different ways that you can use it. – http://backpackbusinesslifestyle.com/webinar-replay-the-biz-blog-secrets-workshop
The Blog Kickstart Workshop – This is a workshop I did showing you exactly how to create your first blog. – https://youtu.be/U4ygeTrr5wU
2. Creating Content For Your Blog – This is a big issue for many people, so I wanted to provide some resources that will help you create content. Know that you can always outsource your blog content too! Just remember the rule… Everything you post should lead to something that makes you money or builds your list. PERIOD!
12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog
How to Write Your First Blog Post
Contentaire – This thing is packed with tons of ideas and templates to use to create blog posts (and a ton more). I use this for SOOOO many different things in my business! http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/Contentaire
3. Your About Me Page –
Your About Me page on your blog is a very important part of your business believe it or not. I have found a few resources for you that explain WHY and how to create the best About Me page for your blogs! This is huge so don’t skip it!
4. Plugins I Use On My Blogs –
Speedy Page Redirect – This allows you to redirect pages you create on your blog to anywhere you want. https://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/speedy-page-redirect
Akismet – This is a plugin that helps you manage SPAM comments on your blog. https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet
Simple Page Ordering – This allows you to order your pages the way you want in your menus. https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-page-ordering
Category Order – This plugin allows you to order the categories on your blog so they show up how you want in your sidebar. https://wordpress.org/plugins/order-categories
Subscribe To Comments Reloaded – Subscribers your blog commenters and notifies them of replies. https://wordpress.org/plugins/subscribe-to-comments-reloaded
Shortcodes Ultimate – Plugin that allows you to use predefined shortcodes to add different elements to your blog https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcodes-ultimate
Pretty Link Lite – Allows you to mask links and track clicks. https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/
JetPack – This is a full suite of tools. I mainly use it for the traffic tracking. https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack
Contact Form 7 – The best contact form around. Allows you to easily add a form to your site so visitors cn contact you if need be. https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7
Exclude Pages – Allows you to hide pages from menus. https://wordpress.org/plugins/exclude-pages
WP Hide Title – Remove the title from a page. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-hide-title
Bloom – This is a plugin that allows you to add optin forms to your side bar and optin pop-ups. http://www.IMWithLiz.com/BloomPlugin
Simple Share Buttons Adders – This plugin allows you to add share buttons for your users to use to share your content. https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder
Open Links In External Window – This plugin by default makes all links on your blog open in an external window. This keeps your blog open when they click on links. https://wordpress.org/plugins/open-external-links-in-a-new-window
Yoast Plugin – This is an SEO plugin that I use, but not for SEO purposes. I use it because it allows you to edit the meta data for social networking sites. So when you make a post you can specify the images, title, and text. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo
WP Legal Pages – This plugin auto-generates legal pages for your websites. It's super easy to use! http://thiskicksbutt.com/WPLegalPages