Friday Freebies #1 – 10 Fabulous Finds for You & Your Blog

Friday Freebies #1 – 10 Fabulous Finds for You & Your Blog

10 Fabulous Freebie Finds
10 Fabulous Freebie Finds

Friday Freebies #1 – 10 Fabulous Finds for You & Your Blog

I participate in a lot of different groups for freelancers, bloggers, and small business owners and hear the same thing over and over. “I am a new blogger or business owner on a tight budget”, which means they can’t afford or have the budget for all the expensive classes, workshops, applications, and ebooks that are out on the market.

With that in mind, I decided to start a weekly post called Freebie Fridays in which I will post all the great finds pertaining to blogging, social media, webinars, classes, ebooks, and more. And since we can’t be all work and no play, you might actually find a few fun freebies like recipes, printable materials, events, and craft projects.

Classes and E-Courses

Every freelance writer, blogger, and website creator knows that freebie online courses are the best thing to adding skills to your repertoire. No matter where you are in your career, learning something new can only help you.

1.       Writing for the Web (WriteWeb)Open2Study

In this 3.5 out of 4-star free eCourse, students explore how writing style, web design and structure can grab the attention of and engage online readers. The course starts on July 4th and runs through August 2nd. What will you learn?

Techniques for writing for your online readers, such as:

  • What to consider before you start writing
  • Characteristics of good online content
  • How to write for your audience
  • How to maintain your content

More specifically you will learn:

  • How to structure a web page
  • Considerations for search engines and accessibility requirements
  • Making your content scannable
  • Using keywords, headings, lists and links
  • Matching your company’s tone of voice
  • Creating a content strategy and style guide
  • And many other things!

At the end of the course, you will be able to write more concisely, ensuring you provide the right message to the reader at the right time.

This course requires approximately 2 – 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, taking quizzes, and assessments. The total video time for this course is 3 hours 54 minutes.

If you pass this course you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn’t a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

2.     Getting Started With Google AnalyticsEugen Oprea on Udemy

In this 4 out of 5-star eCourse, you will learn how to start tracking conversion rates and what data you need to analyze in order to improve them. This Google Analytics training course will help you master the basics and see what it takes to turbocharge your website performance.

Here is what you will get:

  • Step by step instructions on how to get started and implement Google Analytics
  • Crystal clear advice on what to do before getting started with Google Analytics
  • Details on how to interpret data from Google Analytics
  • The most important reports in Google Analytics and why they really matter
  • Advice about how to translate raw data into actionable insights

With each lesson you get, you will be able to track your progress over time and find your way to becoming an Analysis Ninja.

eBooks

At the time of this writing, these eBooks were listed as free on Amazon. Please double check the link before hitting purchase to make sure the items are still available at no cost.

3.     Pinterest for You and Your Business – Mark Sheppard

Pinterest for You and Your Business: Pinterest Illustrated Basics as a Social Network Tips and Strategies to Increase Your Visibility and Build Your Brand is a 4.5 out of 5 star Kindle book.

Description: This guide will show you how easy it is to use Pinterest and navigate this social media giant like an expert. You can take Pinterest with you wherever you go. You can now download applications that allow you to access this growing social media site not only on your computer, but also on your cell phone, tablet, laptop, and iPad.

4.     Passive Income: The Path to Financial Freedom – Kevin Kuisel

Passive Income: The Path to Financial Freedom is a 4 out of 5 star Kindle book.

Description: A passive income is an income that does not necessarily need constant work to achieve. The idea is not too good to be true at all! In fact, there are a number of ways to achieve a passive income, whether from real estate or investments, or any number of options in between. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a lasting income which will require only general maintenance, look no further. This book will explain the beauty of a passive income, as well as give you tips and pointers for the successful establishment of such an income.

Blogging & Social Media

If you are new to blogging and social media or just want to freshen up the look of you sites, these free email courses are just what you have been looking for.

5.     Build a Profitable Blog – Mariah Coz from Femtrepreneur

This is a free 8-day email course that shows you how to build a focused and profitable niche blog or business. The email course is for people ready to harness their unique perspective, talents, and experiences to make money with the resources they have available.

6.     Jumpstart Your Blog BlueprintKrista Rae

With this free 8-day email course, you will learn to gain clarity for your blog, set high-value goals, start making meaningful changes, focus your posts, optimize your sidebar and footer, lead your readers, make your standard pages more meaningful, and so much more.

7.     Learn to Take Beautiful Photographs – Emily Quinton from Makelight

Over five days you’ll receive videos and lessons via email to help you start to improve your photography. This is great for those wanting a better Pinterest and Instagram presence.

8.     Pinterest Power – Summer Tannhauser from Lady Boss League

This is the ultimate 5 DAY PINTEREST COURSE that teaches you the exact strategies to make Pinterest WORK for your business. The strategies Summer teaches in this course focus on the things that matter – driving traffic, generating clients, and making money from Pinterest leads.  Each day you’ll receive a mini-lesson in your inbox that can be implemented right away.

Just for Fun

An entrepreneur/blogger can’t be all work and no play. Here are two great freebies to get your weekend started.

9.     Trail of Colors

What would life be like without colors? Pull out those crayons, fancy markers, and colored pencils and get ready to have some coloring fun. Trail of Colors offers free coloring pages to help melt the stress away and bring out the creativity.

10.     Delish

Whether your parties are low-key affairs or big group bashes, Delish has all the entertaining ideas and delicious recipes you’ll need to plan the perfect party.

Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Freebie Fridays were you will find a lot me free ideas for your business, blog, and you. Please feel free to comment and leave any freebies that either you are offering on your sites or feel the Pursuing My Dream readers might be interested in.

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4 thoughts on “Friday Freebies #1 – 10 Fabulous Finds for You & Your Blog

  1. Krista, it is I who should be thanking you! I really enjoyed your free 8-day email course and learned a lot of great things. When I find something that I enjoy and feel that others can learn from too, I am the first one to share it!

  2. Thanks Sue! I just found Adobe Spark, which is free, and I’ve found it great for making images that scale to be shared on all social media channels. It’s just one click and all the channel optimum sizes are pre-set. Might be a good one for your list!

    1. Keely, I just checked out Adobe Spark and think this might be a great addition to this week’s freebie post. Thank you for your suggestion!

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