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As a solopreneur, one thing I am constantly doing is learning. And I do mean constantly. I’ve taken some amazing blogging courses, developed my learning style and implemented learning strategies to help me remember what I’ve learnt.

Today, I thought it was time to share some of those awesome blogging courses with you because we both know it’s high time you took action. Don’t let your blogging strategies, education and action fall by the wayside. It’s far too easy to take in free content and think you’ve got it sorted, but what happens then is that you’ve got a random collage that was meant to be a well put together puzzle.

Unfortunately, you got those puzzle pieces from the thrift shop and only a few of them fit together. That could be why you’re struggling. When you use these random puzzle pieces and bits of a strategy, instead of using a flowing, EFFECTIVE strategy that’s based on analytics and insight. I.E, getting the puzzle direct from someone who is financially incentivised to help you and be there for you.

10 Frugal Blogging Courses To Skyrocket Your Biz Success This Year!

Frugal Blogging Courses - Blog Income Blueprint

Blog Course #1: Blog Income Blueprint:

Investment= $30

It’s a nightmare trying to stay on top of all the tasks that come with blogging. Whether you’re struggling to post consistently, grow your social media following or even STARTING a newsletter list. Guess what? None of those things matter if you don’t know how to develop an effective profit plan for your blog.

Blog Income Blueprint is a mini-course where I let you steal everything, including the printable planners. I use them all of the time, year after year. That means that you can just rinse and repeat! It’s one of the easiest blogging courses to follow but the return on investment is huge.

Related: Boost Traffic By Using These Top Tools & Resources

How To Build A Successful YouTube Channel

Investment = $29

“In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Define your YouTube channel concept
  • Create high-quality, fun and engaging video
  • Develop a content schedule
  • Promote and grow your channel

In this class, you’ll learn how to build a successful YouTube channel from online personalities Kelsey MacDermaid and Becky Wright – aka The Sorry Girls (who have over 464K subscribers!).”

With private lessons, downloadable content and more, you’ll learn how to use this viable platform to expand your personal brand, blog or business. Not only that, but you will earn an income and even make friends along the way!


Photo Styling | One Of The More Essential Blogging Courses For Creative Bloggers

Investment = $29

The sad truth is, producing consistently amazing photos that your followers eat up and want to share all the time, takes some styling skill.

Which is something I have learnt but need to review my lessons as I may have forgotten it all.

When I did my photography degree, I was able to take a photograph perfectly via manual settings. Technically speaking. I can frame what is already there, and do it well. But styling? ha! That’s another matter entirely. Luckily, skills can be taught, and Brit&Co had the answer. They’ve got lots of awesome blogging courses taught by pros, professionally edited and delivered.


How To Sell At Craft Fairs

Investment = $29

“In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use craft fair markets to help increase traffic and sales to your online business
  • Price, package and prep your best-selling products for fair day
  • Design an attractive fair display and engage with customers

Reel in new customers, traffic and sales by taking your online business (or hobby!) to craft fairs!

In Katie’s course, How To Sell At Craft Fairs, you’ll learn how to apply to, prep for and dominate at your next fair. Katie will teach you all of her insider tips on how to promote your business, price your products and attract new customers. At the end of this class, you’ll be confident in applying and selling at any craft fair.”


Build Your Brand On Social Media | Another One of The Essential Blogging Courses

Investment = $39

“This class is perfect for those who just started a business or blog, or for those who are just looking for a way to freshen up their social media posts. Melanie has collaborated with Brit Co to create a fun and informative online course that will help you confidently create content on all of your favourite online platforms.

In under an hour, you’ll learn how to:
  • Discover your brand purpose, define your goals and find your target audience
  • Decide what platforms will work best for your brand, blog or business
  • Stay on track with a daily planner and weekly editorial calendar

You’ll walk away from this class feeling confident about branding your business or blog online.

Plus, you’ll know all the best practices, tips and tricks for creating and sharing engaging content with your audience. You’ll also have access to six downloads that will help you stay on track, including a goals worksheet, a social media cheat sheet, an editorial calendar template and more.”

Start Building Your Brand In The Next 60 Seconds

Start Your First Creative Business

Investment = $39

“In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Overcome your fear of business and figure out if your idea is profitable
  • Draft and finalise your first business plan like a pro (template included!)
  • Identify your target customer and on how to effectively sell to them

This class is taught by Jess Ekstrom, a boss who took her passion to the next level by founding her company Headbands of Hope in 2012. Now, she’s here to teach you what she learned after launching her first creative business. Her fun and informative class will show you how to validate your business ideas, define your business goals, selling to your target customer and so much more!”

Money Management For Your Small Business

Investment = $29

“In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the numbers and make the money conversation less scary
  • Track and manage your expenses using class worksheets and software resources
  • Form year-round money management habits for smooth sailing on tax day

You’re a boss who has started your first business. But now it’s time to make sure your finances are in order, right? Here to teach you how to make money doing what you love is the business strategist and financial coach Shanna Skidmore.

After taking her class, you’ll feel confident that your business financials are organised and on the right track.”

Let’s face it, that’s what all of us business owners need to know! Unlock the secrets you need to know, so you can grow your business faster than ever.

Let’s Boost Your Productivity

Investment = $29

“Get ready to manage your time and to-dos like a boss!

Brit & Co joined forces with Maxie McCoy and Levo to arm you with tools to create a productive lifestyle. In this class, you’ll discover your secret productivity weapon:

A mission statement!

Maxie will teach you how to create goals and to-do lists that you can actually complete. Plus, did you know that doing nothing is essential for productivity, too? You’ll find out why and learn more about Maxie’s tips and tricks on how to become a more productive YOU!

After taking this course, you’ll know how to:

  • Develop your personal mission statement and use the SMART recipe to set goals
  • Practice single-task time management skills to prioritise tasks
  • Create actionable to-do lists (that are not overwhelming!)
  • Use your new productive habits to work smarter, not harder – and get more done!

Let’s make those dreams become a reality! Boost your productivity in just 42 minutes with this online class.

Are you ready to go from Hobby Blogger To Pro? Check out this list of 10 frugal blogging courses to improve every single aspect of your business or just get started! All courses are listed under $40 & will help you grow your youtube channel, manage your business finances, brand yourself & become a brand ambassador. #business #bloggingtips #blogger #beginnerblogger #bloggingtips #smallbusiness

Build Your Digital Brand

“Want to create a blog or website, but don’t know how to get started? Brit&Co know that there are a lot of steps in the process and they’ve got your back! Here to guide you through the process is the creative director and designer Caroline Winegeart.

Her class is a step-by-step guide to creating a unique brand and getting it online – start to finish!

First, she’ll teach you how to define your brand and choose fonts, colours and a logo. Then, you’ll learn how to pick a website platform that is right for you. And last, but not least, you’ll kickstart a content strategy that will get your brand noticed.

By the end of Caroline’s class, you’ll know how to:
  • Create a brand mission statement, define your primary audience, and pick a brand name.
  • Pair the right fonts and colours together and begin designing a logo that evokes your unique personality.
  • Choose between setting up a site on Squarespace and WordPress (based on what works best for you!).
  • Develop a content strategy on various marketing channels to promote your brand

So what are you waiting for? By following Caroline’s steps, you’ll have a bright and shiny site up in no time!”

Cheaper Alternative:

Design Your Brand Identity, Investment = $19

Are you ready to go from Hobby Blogger To Pro? Check out this list of 10 frugal blogging courses to improve every single aspect of your business or just get started! All courses are listed under $40 & will help you grow your youtube channel, manage your business finances, brand yourself & become a brand ambassador. #business #bloggingtips #blogger #beginnerblogger #bloggingtips #smallbusiness

Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Investment = $39

“What you’ll learn in this class:

  • Take a logo design idea and sketch it out on paper. (Psst! You don’t need to be a designer!)
  • Bring your logo to life with various fonts and colours in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Export your new logo for use online or in print.
Logo design in adobe illustrator with Brit & Co

Design your creative logo with the help of graphic designer Meg Lewis. In her class, you’ll learn how to sketch a logo on paper and transform it into a digital design. You’ll choose fonts, colours and embellishments for your logo that align with your brand. You will leave this course with new rockstar design skills and a custom logo you’ll be proud of.”

 

Establish Your Learning Style.

Your learning style should be matched with appropriate learning strategies.

Understand VARK

When my mum was doing an Open University Degree in Psychology, I got to be a guinea pig! So, I learned at a young age that I was a visual learner.

V – Visual Learning is when you utilise imagery, videos, charts, mind maps and diagrams to digest information efficiently. It is one of the three basic types of learning styles in the Fleming VAK/VARK model that also includes kinesthetic (tactile) learning and auditory learning.

A – Auditory Learning is when you learn best listening to tapes, youtube classes, your instructor, recording your notes and listening back, etc.

R – Reading, is when you retain information by reading and re-reading lessons and notes.

K- Kinesthetic/Tactile learning is when you learn by doing something with your hands. Watching a class that teaches you how to create a logo using Adobe Illustrator and then following the instructor and doing the same thing.

Be Present.

Show Up. Purchasing a class doesn’t mean you will learn by osmosis. Believe me; I’ve tried! Many times.

“Learn how to listen, and you will prosper even from those who talk badly.” — Plutarch (A.D. 46 – 120). Greek biographer and philosopher

Download any worksheets and take notes.

The aim of note-taking is to quickly summarise what you’re learning about, in your words so that you can easily remember what you’ll be learning.

Taking notes effectively is an insane skill which I wish I knew about when I was studying for exams.

Speaking of things I wish I had known about before exams; meditation!

I’m positive that I would have been able to take exams without freaking out if I had known about meditating beforehand; I meditated before I did an interview with Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 (the biggest radio station in Britain) and I sounded calm and collected and totally unlike myself because meditation is magic.

I digress.

Organise Your Studying/Class Time

One of the most efficient study skills is organising how and when you will study for your course. The beauty of online learning is that you are choosing relevant subjects that will boost your success in whatever niche you are in. Even if it isn’t about blogging or if it’s just for fun.

Organising your study and showing up, means you will reap the rewards.

ExamTime has a free Study Planner tool which makes organising your study extremely easy.

 

Ask Questions!

Record any questions you have and ask them when you have a chance.

Classes usually have forums or hashtags that allow you to direct questions to the instructor or students who are involved in the course.

I’ve met many people in classes that I’m still talking to seven years later! It shows that learning something together can create great connections and makes it more likely that your content will be shared on their social media channels because your friends want to help you succeed.

If you need clarification, you won’t continue learning until you have your questions answered.

Most instructors see questions as a sign of an interested student, and that makes them insanely happy that their work is being taken seriously. It also is a pretty good indicator that you’re in it for the long haul and are more likely to be a success.

Doing this, also makes it more likely for your efforts to be shared by your instructor.

Review and edit your notes from blogging courses

Reviewing your notes within 24 hours is imperative so that you will remember them.

If you need to, record yourself on your phone and listen back to it.

Throughout my years as a hobby blogger at Heart Handmade UK, I’ve taken lots and lots of frugal blogging courses. The knowledge I’ve gained in the past few years has been priceless and I’m so excited to share my top tips, links, resources and printables with you! Registering as a business was one of the proudest moments of my life and I’ve gone from strength to strength, proving that the knowledge from these frugal blogging courses is invaluable!!

Are you ready to go from Hobby Blogger To Pro? Check out this list of 10 frugal blogging courses to improve every single aspect of your business or just get started! All courses are listed under $40 & will help you grow your youtube channel, manage your business finances, brand yourself & become a brand ambassador. #business #bloggingtips #blogger #beginnerblogger #bloggingtips #smallbusiness
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