So you want to start a blog? No wait, you want to start a successful blog that will make money! But how?
This was certainly my first question when I became inspired to start a mom blog to make an income for my family. I had a vision of what my blog would be and what I wanted to write about but had absolutely no idea how to take the steps to begin the process.
Thankfully, I found some helpful ebooks and resources that walked me through the entire process of creating my blog, growing it into a business and then making money from it. By investing in my education, I learned how to properly launch my blog and keep it running successfully while also earning a profit.
However, like many moms, I didn’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a course or ebook at the beginning of my blogging journey. That’s why I researched and asked other mom bloggers for their advice on ebooks to find some options that would be valuable but also affordable.
So I compiled a list of 7 amazing blogging ebooks that taught me how to create a successful blog that did not cost an arm and leg.
(THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS HOWEVER, I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND ANYTHING THAT I DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR USE MYSELF. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT MY DISCLOSURE POLICY HERE)
First Start Your Blog
First of all, you’ll need to start your blog. And believe me, this is the easiest step. You can quickly start a blog for only $3.95 per month by following my guide here.
Suzi Whitford from StartaMomBlog has a wonderful ebook that has over 140 pages that are filled with the steps to set up a professional blog from the start. It’s an amazing guide for moms who want to start a blog but are afraid of not being tech-savvy enough to build a blog on their own.
What’s even better is that Suzi’s ebook – Blog by Number is affordable and has helped countless other moms start a successful blog while raising children. And you can get your copy of Blog by Number for only $17.99 + all of the Freebies she offers including 130 Blog Post Headlines!
Increase Blog Traffic
The second part of blogging that everyone is always talking about is – Traffic!
Of course, if you want to be successful at blogging, you will need some type of traffic coming in to see your beautiful work, right? And while there are tons of different ways to boost your blog’s traffic, when you first start your blog you may not know what will truly work for you.
My friend Anna started her blog SaltinMyCoffee a little over a year ago to make an income from home so she could not only help her husband with financial stability but also stay home with her two adorable kiddos. Although she knew in her heart that blogging was the answer to her problems, she kept hearing from other professional bloggers that it would take time – months or even years in some cases.
But Anna like most of us didn’t have time to wait for her blog to grow. She needed to start making money now. That’s why she decided to challenge herself to take her blog from zero page views to 10,000 page views within 30 days. Sounds crazy right? But after 29 days she not only met her goal but passed it and boosted her blog right away.
The best part is that Anna wants to help other moms who are in the same boat as she was looking to increase their blog traffic in a short amount of time and she describes exactly how she did it in her ebook – Zero to 10,000 Pageviews…in less than 30 days. All of this is
available for only $29 because she understands that moms like us need a budget-friendly option.
Make Money Blogging from a Small Blog
Did you know that you can make money blogging from a smaller blog? I didn’t!
When I started blogging, I realized fast that there were bloggers out there making thousands every month and I just had a goal of making $1,000 a month to support my family. However, even though I had pretty great page views I still didn’t know how to properly monetize my blog. I didn’t know what I was missing.
That’s when I noticed a newsletter email in my inbox featuring an astounding blogger named Victoria of AModernHomestead‘s story of starting several blogs and never seeing any money. That is until she finally found the answers to making real money form her blog even when it was small. That’s when she decided to write an inspirational ebook titled – Make Money Blogging at any Level. And in her ebook, she teaches bloggers how to make money even if they only have 1,000 monthly page views.
Victoria has been able to help other bloggers including me elevate their blogging income with this ebook and she can do the same for you. The great part is that you can do this too. Her ebook – Make Money Blogging at any Level is affordable and an amazing value at only $20.
Grow Your Blog without Sacrificing Relationships
If you are actively trying to build your blog, you are probably spending hours in front of your computer screen and not spending as much time with your family. Sound familiar? That was definitely me.
For my first year of blogging, I spent hours at my computer meticulously studying how to grow my blog and writing tons of blog posts. I even spent hours on social media. But what I didn’t notice is that my husband was getting frustrated and wanted more time with me. But what was worse was that I was also getting frustrated with keeping my life and my blog in balance with huge overwhelming to do lists every day and never really getting everything done.
My friend Victoria was going through this very same struggle with her family and her blog. She has spent countless hours on her blog for the past few years to grow it to where it is today. But unfortunately, she started to notice that her constant blogging was forming a stress between her and her husband. But after taking some steps and finding the right tools for balancing her blog and her family, she was able to finally set goals and expectations for her blog and her family to avoid any future problems.
And now Victoria has written all of her tips and tricks down to help other bloggers get out of or avoid this problem altogether in her ebook – Grow Your Blog without Sacrificing Your Relationship for an unbelievable price of only – $18. She wants other bloggers to become successful without losing their relationships. And you can do this too.
Making Money through Amazon
One of the most recommended affiliates to join as a new blogger is always Amazon. And the biggest reason is that Amazon is totally easy to join and make passive income from. Another big reason is that you can add an affiliate link to almost any product under the sun and if your viewers click on your link and decide to purchase another product instead, you still get a percentage of what they bought. Cool right?
My friend Carolina King uses Amazon to bring in over $1,000 a month through her blog MamaInstincts. And she made all of this even when her page views were less than 10,000 per month. The best part is Carolina wants to teach other mom bloggers how to do this as well and that’s why she wrote – How to Make Money with Amazon Affiliates. This amazing ebook with all of the information you need for Amazon is only $35 which is a huge asset.
Blogging with Pinterest
Pinterest is one of the biggest traffic sources for most bloggers – especially mom bloggers. In fact, my blog gets over 95 percent of its traffic straight from Pinterest. That’s why so many mom bloggers have tried to master the techniques needed to be successful blogging through Pinterest.
However, you likely will not learn all of the methods you will need to correctly present your blog on Pinterest alone. I have found several mom bloggers who have written some marvelous guides to get Pinterest to work for you and your blog without breaking your budget. My very first Pinterest education came from Carly of MommyonPurpose. She breaks down exactly how she brings in over 20 – 30,000 page views a day!
By explaining the Pinterest Algorithm and also using a manual pinning technique she has been able to teach countless other bloggers to accomplish the same results. And her ebook – Pinteresting Strategies is super budget friendly at only $32. I absolutely loved Carly’s book. In fact, you can read my entire review here – How I Used Pinterest Strategies to More than Triple My Blog Traffic!
Facebook and Blogging
As I said before, there are several different ways to get traffic to your blog and one of them is on Facebook. There are those who use Facebook and get almost all of their traffic and others who are just getting traffic from Pinterest.
Brittany Ann of EquippingGodlyWomen is a blogger with over 150,000 Facebook likes. She was able to grow her Facebook page from 2,000 to just 100,000 in just five months without having to pay Facebook for any promotions or ads. And after noticing so many bloggers struggling with Facebook, she decided to write her in-depth ebook – Strategies Work Sharing to help other bloggers accomplish the same results.
And you can get the same strategies she used to get hundreds of thousands of Facebook likes for only $20. Talk about a steal.
More Blogging Tips:
HOW TO EASILY START A SUCCESSFUL BLOG IN MINUTES!
HOW I MADE OVER $200 LAST MONTH FROM MY BLOG! – APRIL 2017 INCOME REPORT
How I Earned $359.35 From Blogging – June 2017 Income Report
How I Used Pinterest Strategies to More than Triple My Blog Traffic!
Thank you for these! Im going to check them out. I’m so new and I feel like as soon as I *think* I’ve learned and mastered something on my blogging journey, I then suddenly learn that there’s so much more to it! In your blogging journey, have you only used eBooks for your education? Or have you purchased any “courses” as well?
Great read with lots of good resources. Getting my list together!
Thanks for sharing these resources! I look forward to trying a few of them out. Also, I totally relate to spending too many hours perfecting your blog and not spending as much quality time with family… It’s a balancing act!
Stunning post, Heather! Am so going to buy every one of these books! Thaks for your reviews.
I already have Victoria Pruett’s book (of A Modern Homestead)… and just got featured in a book that Carly of Mommy on Purpose is also featured in (Affiliate Marketing Secrets). It’s available free for a few days.
I’m going to have to check some of these out! I think they will come in handy!
Good & affordable resources are the best! Thanks for putting this together!
What a great little selection! I will have to check some of these out! x
Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk
I have always wondered if people have actually seen success in reading these books. I find sometime these ebook do not provide enough direct insight on the actual actions to take. But that’s just me.
This is a great post and full of great advice!
this has come at a perfect time. i was thinking some time ago how t o make thing work and bamm ! there was ur link. thanks darling. this is perfect.
oh wow these are great! I haven’t heard of these, I def need to look into getting a few! Thanks
Wow! This is awesome! And I can’t believe Anna went from 0-10000 views in a month! That is very inspiring!
Thank you for the list, will pin this post for later, as I’m just expecting baby and probably won’t have time to read (or do) anything with my blog for a while. Love your picks and the fact that they are budget friendly.
I’ve been looking for some new resources!! thanks for this!
Awesome resource! It can be hard to determine what ebooks are actually worth their weight (and ones that are affordable).Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for all the awesome suggestions! Always looking for more insight!
What a great roundup of blogging resources. I love reading reviews on ebooks before I commit to buying. Thanks!
What a great list! I was actually looking for some books to read to help with my blog. Thank you for sharing!
Thanx for sharing this extensive list. Very interesting for a blogger like me! Surely I would like to know how to grow my audience and earn some money with it ?
This was an incredibly resourceful post! As a new blogger, I will definitely be checking out some of these books! Thanks!
I loved the Pinteresting Strategies book! She had lots of tips that I had never heard of before. Although I’m not sure I’ve cracked the pinterest code yet… lol . I’ll have to look into some of the other books!
I love these resources you’ve rounded up! I was so lost when I started blogging, so I would have loved to read this. I’m especially interested in books or posts on Pinterest, because I just haven’t caught onto how people get so much traffic from it haha. Thanks for sharing!
I think I definitely get my hands on “Make Money Blogging”. I think its high time now that I should put some efforts in monetizing my blog. Thanks for the info.
This is really helpful! Thank you so much for sharing these resources. I will have to check them out when I start thinking about monetizing my blog.
Awesome list, Heather! I absolutely love Carly’s book, “Pinteresting Strategies”! Have you tried the manual pinning method thus far?
Thanks for this great list. I’ve been meaning to find some ebooks to help me grow.
Oooh thank you so much for this list!
I’m always looking for good blogging books! I’m really interested in the ones centering around social media. Pinterest is such a handy tool from my blog, and much of my traffic comes from pins. It would be awesome to dive more into that and tap into more opportunities.
Definitely a great list of resources. I’m always on the hunt for new information on how to blog better. I always learn something new!
Thank you for this. Wonderful and helpful information, especially for a noobie like me 🙂
Thanks for this great list! its one im bookmarking and will keep on coming back
Thanks so much for sharing! I constantly see ebooks and webinars for $100+ and simply don’t have that in my budget. I have been looking at a couple of these, so I’m happy to read your reviews! Thanks!
I’m so glad you shared this! I’m still trying to increase my low numbers and would love to join these expensive courses but I don’t have that money, so thank you for sharing budget friendly ones!
Thank you for the tips, I will have to ask for some of the books for Christmas (hope they’re available in England) as I’m still trying to get my blog going better. Thank you for sharing x
This is a great list of resources. I appreciate that they are so affordable.