Blogging for freedom and independence is one of my most favourite things to do online. Of course, the reason for my blogging is to sell things, as you can see from this post, but that is a happy coincidence of blogging itself.
It’s fun to write and it doesn’t matter if you’re good at it or not. I know a lot of people don’t like the idea of writing. Actually, that’s not quite true. They like the idea but they don’t think that they are good enough to start, but I think that is absolutely crazy.
Getting Help with Your Blogging
Let me tell you a little secret. It doesn’t matter how good you are at writing. The most important thing to do is just to start. As you continue to write, you will get better and better.
Also, because you are writing a blog, your early posts will disappear into the past and your better posts will be on the front page of your blog, so don’t worry. Your older blog posts will never be seen anyway.
Having said that, if your writing is a bit crap, there are ways to get help. One of them is Grammarly – The World’s Best Grammar Checker
But of course, you can’t just start blogging without a plan. If you do, you’ll end up giving up because if you don’t have a plan, you won’t get where you want to go. And that is why it’s so important to do some sort of blogging course. So, let’s talk about the one I’m promoting here.
Blogging for Freedom and Independence
First of all, there are lots of sections in this course. Kraig Mathius has done a really good job of trying to include everything you need to start and to continue blogging until you’re a success. For example, in the second section (the first section is just an introduction), he talks about deciding what you want to blog about, setting your blog up so people can see it, and setting up an email address.
That last one I really like because it’s the kind of thing that most people forget to include in a course. Experienced bloggers know how to create an email address using a new domain name but it’s not necessarily that easy to do the first time you begin blogging. Showing how to create an email address is a nice little touch.
What To Do Once Your Site Is Live
In Section 3, Kraig talks about what to do once your website is up and running. I’ve actually included a list of all the things in this section below because it’s a good example of Kraig really trying to include everything possible.
Another nice touch I like is that in this section he has mentioned building your subscriber base right at the beginning. This is actually something I don’t particularly concentrate on, which is a really bad idea. One reason I don’t concentrate on building subscribers is that when I first started blogging, I didn’t really understand the importance of this.
What Kraig has done here is by saying that building your subscriber base is the important first step of blogging, he makes you aware that you really need to start building immediately. It’s certainly something I need to start doing better as well.
List of Contents for Section 3
– Building Your Subscriber Base
– Creating Your Site’s Key Pages
– Configuring Your Site for Google
– Implementing an Automated Site Backup
– Protecting Your Site Against Hackers
– Customizing Your Site’s Look and Feel
– Writing Epic Content
I don’t want to go into too much detail in this post because it’s quite boring just to talk about the details of any online course. Also, you can click on any of the links on this post and see the detail for yourself. However, there are a few other things I would like to mention.
Some of the things Kraig talks about in the course are not that important, or at least, not that important at the start. He mentions this himself that you don’t need to do everything in one go. And as an experienced blogger myself, I really recommend that you don’t try and do everything.
Like many things online it is very easy to get overloaded with information. You think that you must do everything and what happens is that, because you get overloaded with information, you end up doing nothing. This is why many bloggers stop blogging. They feel that if they are not doing a hundred different things at once, they are failing, which is just not true.
Personally, I think the most important thing to do when starting a blog is to start writing content. It doesn’t have to be perfect content but it does have to be content about your niche. It should contain keywords and so on to help Google find your website, but that’s it.
Blogging Is Not a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme
One thing that many new bloggers don’t realize is that a blog takes a long time to become successful, especially if you want to make steady money from it. I can tell you now that this blog is four months old and I still haven’t made any ‘real’ money from it.
However, I can see that it is moving up the Google rankings every day and in another couple of months, it will hopefully be high enough on Google that it should start making some decent money. And you really don’t need a lot of visitors each day to make good money.
If you can get a hundred visitors to your site each day you should be able to make $10 a day, as long as your content is good enough that your readers can see that what you’re promoting is worth buying.
So if 100 visitors a day can earn you $10 a day, then 200 visitors a day can earn $20, 300 visitors would be $30 and so on. Well, if you can get up to 500 visits a day, that’s $1,500 a month, which is pretty good money. But it takes time. If you think blogging is a get-rich-quick scheme, you need to think about doing something else.
The Other Sections in This Course
There are another six sections in this course and each one of them is full of great information that will be very useful to you as a new blogger. As I said, I’m not going to go into all the different sections now; you can just look at them yourself.
I do think blogging for freedom and independence is genuinely one of the best blogging courses on Udemy, and there are a lot of them. So, go and check it out now by clicking this link and have a look for yourself. As always, I will remind you that Udemy has a 30-day money-back guarantee so there is very little risk buying this course.
Wrapping It All Up
Well, there you have it. Another course review done and dusted. Remember that I have new posts most days of the week and all my posts contain good content that I think has real value so please come back and check my website on a regular basis. Finally, I wish you good luck in the future and I hope you find something that will allow you to earn good money online.
If you enjoyed this Blogging for Freedom and Independence review, please leave a comment. And if you think I’ve left anything out, feel free to add that below too. And if you do the course, come back and tell us what you think; we’d all appreciate it. Thanks and speak again soon.