Blogger Resources

Need blog help? Here is all the stuff I wish I’d known about when I first started blogging! I will continue adding as I gain more info!

Some of these links may be affiliate links, but only for products/services I think will help your blogging journey (as they’ve helped mine). 

Whimsy Girl Designs

This X-ray of a Blog series is a great compilation of blogging articles and tips! Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3

Learn how to profit from your blog!

Blogelina Products & Services

Inspired Bloggers University

Build Your Blog

Also check out How to Start a Blog

This X-ray of a Blog series is a great compilation of blogging articles and tips! Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3

Free Templates For Your Blogger Blog
Create a Disclosure Policy in No Time!
Create a Privacy Policy (you only get one free)
Ready to use WordPress? Learn it in a week!

Link Within (a handy little widget that shows related posts at the end of each blog post!)

Prevent your content from being stolen!

Here is a great downloadable blog planner (free!)

Why “No Follow” is Important”

How to Make a Printable

How to Create a Course

 
Looking for products to review? Try these FREE sites.

Tomoson (you generally need a certain number of followers for the “good” ones)
Pollen8 (still a work in progress, but accepting bloggers)
Book Sneeze (free books)
Book Crash (free books)
Blogging for Books (free books)
Smiley360 (not blogger exclusive)
BzzAgent (not blogger exclusive)
She Speaks (not blogger exclusive)
Influenster (not blogger exclusive)

 

And when You’re Ready to Pitch Companies Yourself…

Huge List of Blog Friendly Companies

Companies Looking for Bloggers
Blogging Programs  (usually these are ongoing relationships with the brands)

10 Tips for Bloggers who want to work with brands.

Write a Great Pitch Letter
More Tips on Pitch Letters
Find Pics to Use on Your Blog

How to Pitch for reviews, from a Company’s perspective!

Sponsored Posts and Affiliate Networks (free to join) 

IZEA  (sponsored posts, tweets and facebook posts)

Sverve (find sponsored posts, affiliate opps and PR opps)

Tutorial on creating an Amazon store
Share a Sale (my favorite affiliate network)
The following Share a Sale merchants also offer occasional bonuses just for posting. They even give you a post to copy/paste to make it super easy!

Tea Collection (children’s clothes)

Craftsy (online craft classes)

Blurb (service for creating photo books)

One King’s Lane (furniture, toys)

Tiny Prints (stationary, cards, pictures)

Stella and Dot (jewelry and fashion)

Blog Societies That Require Paid Subscriptions 

Mom Blog Society
Mom Spark Media

Build Your Blog Network
Google page rank
Improving Google PR

Get Social Sharing Buttons
Tutorial on Making your Own Sharing Buttons

Get Your Own Blog Button 

Install the Alexa Toolbar

Add the Alexa Widget

Sign up with Google Analytics 

Important GA numbers to follow
Great Post about Google+

16 Ways to increase facebook likes

What is Google Author Rank?
What You Need to Know About Klout 
If You Haven’t Joined Klout, You Can Do So Here
Klout Update 
Get the Most from Your Facebook Page
Random Dealz Blog Hop Directory

Giveaways and “Blogger Opps”

Rafflecopter (Easy Way to Run a Giveaway)
Giveaway Tools (alternative to Rafflecopter)
Running a Giveaway via Facebook

Giveaways and Social Media
Random Dealz’ Free Blogger Events–Regularly Updated List 
Low Entry Giveaways Ending soon–Boost your entrants!
All About “No Index” on Blogger blogs

Legal Stuff to Consider

10 Blogger Mistakes That Could Be Illegal

How to see if someone is stealing your content

Rank Checker

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