If you are anything like I was when I began my blog, you have great content to share, but you also have a BUDGET! Matter of fact your budget is F-R-E-E! When I began my blogging journey, I was certain I was going to have to spend a dime somewhere. And to my surprise, I didn't! I found innovative tips and tricks and was able to get my blog up and running for absolutely free. And guess what? You can too!
Today I want to share with you four of the resources I have discovered that has provided me an opportunity to promote my content, have great graphics, keep my audience connected, and to also create an income stream. No matter your category or niche, each of these things aspects are necessary for having and maintaining a successful blog. So enough chit-chat, let's begin...
As a blogger, it is essential to not only to create content but to stay connected to your audience. It is easy for blogs to get lost in the world of the Internet, so a simple way to stay connected to your people is by creating an email list. MailChimp is a tool that allows for content creators like you, to create an email list for FREE!
No, you do not need a tech degree, and no you don't need to be super creative because MailChimp provides plenty of tutorials and templates to help you get started. If that does not sound simple, I do not know what does. I have linked some great resources below to help you get started with Mail Chimp!
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It does not matter what type of blog you have; images are a must have as a blogger. Pictures make it easier for the readers to place themselves within the content of your blog. While your content may be insightful, visuals help to grasp your readers' attention. Being visually appealing to your audience, allows readers to connect with your content while remaining interested.
That is where websites like Pexels and Pixabay come into play! They allow you to find free images by completing a simple word search. Both websites are free of charge and copyright. Having sites like these helps you to take the guesswork out of whether or not your images need to be credited back to the original owner. Simple huh? Check out the resources below to help you make your site more visually appealing today.
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