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Free blogging courses are an excellent way to learn the basic knowledge of how to start a blog and how to become a successful blogger. That is why I decided to put together this list of seventeen free blogging courses for beginners!

All of these courses were created by experienced bloggers who really know their stuff! I personally chose each course listed here because I trust them to provide valuable information.

Tip: Take one course at a time. Start with learning how to start a blog and work your way through the rest. Letting yourself get overloaded with information will cause blogger burnout!

These courses are the ones you want to dive into first. I included several different options for you because everyone responds differently to different styles of teaching. Try a few out and see which course works best for you. 

Arfa, at She Means Blogging, is a great blogger to follow! She is so knowledgeable and I have learned a lot from her blog posts. 

She also has a great Facebook group to join!

Here’s what you will learn:

  •  Find the blog topic / niche
  • How to find your ideal audience
  • Choose a blog name
  • Launch your blog
  •  Setup WordPress + Use a pretty blog design
  • Promote your blog for FREE
  • Learn to make money blogging

Meera Kothand is an email marketing strategist who has TONS of resources to help you grow your list. 

In this free 3-module course you will learn:

  • How to choose your niche
  • Set up your blog in wordpress
  • Write your first few blog posts and what you need to look out for
  • Tips on gaining visibility when no one knows you exist online
  • How to get started with your email list and gaining your first few subscribers
  • Links to my favourite tools and resources

This mini-course by Fluxing Well is going to help you with the basics of setting up a blog. No email is required to access this course!

Here’s what you will learn:

  • Choose a domain name and topic to start a blog
  • Get hosting
  • Select a theme
  • Design a logo and add visual content
  • Compose, publish, and publicize posts

If you are on a budget and don’t think you can afford to start a blog, check out this amazing course by Get Chaos Organized. This course is very detailed and a great resource! It also includes a seven day email challenge!

Want to start a blog, but you don’t know where to even start? The Profitable Blogging Roadmap is an excellent course for you!

Here’s what you will learn:

  • Know what you will blog about
  • Have a blog name you love
  • Create a website
  • Set up your site so it is ready for search engines
  • Get a layout and design you love
  • Create a menu to direct users to your best content
  • How to write a blog post
  • …..and much more!
17 Free Blogging Courses for Beginners

MAKE MONEY BLOGGING


 

This video course will help you craft a successful affiliate marketing strategy and learn how to make a passive income with your blog. 

Here’s what you will learn:

  • What Affiliate Marketing is and why this is the best way to make money blogging
  • The first 3 fundamental steps that you need to take when you’re getting started with Affiliate Marketing
  • How to find profitable Affiliate Programs in your niche that you can promote without feeling “salesy”
  • How to implement an Affiliate Marketing strategy or plan from start to finish
  • How to increase your clicks and boost your traffic to make your first Affiliate Sale

CREATING BLOG CONTENT


 

17 Free Blogging Courses for Beginners

Sasha Lassey at Everyday She’s Sparkling is my blog mentor. I connected with her a little over a year ago and learned so much! 

Sasha also has a VIP Membership Hub called Bloggers Glitterati. It provides all the information you need to start your blog, make money blogging, and so much more! 

I have a membership to the hub because I love the monthly group masterminds AND the private Facebook Group.

The Batch Content Creation Mini-Course includes:

  • eCourse with setp-by-step instructions
  • A downloadable workbook to keep you organized
  • Video tutorials on finding and organizing your posts by theme and finding keywords
  • Links to all the resources you need

SOCIAL MEDIA


 

Learn how to drive more sales, identify your audience, develop a social media strategy, build your authority, and find more customers. 

Get a free 30 page step-by-step eBook!

  • Perfect your profile & discover how to grow your Instagram business account in an authentic way.
  • Grow an Instagram account full of the right people who will actually engage with and want to buy from you.
  • Use your new knowledge to generate the right content to convert the right actions you want your audience to take.

This is a great download by the AMAZING Instagram expert, Jenna Kutcher.  This download will help you to start writing captions that actually convert on Instagram!

In this course, Jenna Kutcher will help you make your featured Instagram stories beautiful!

Tip: I use Pixistock’s interactive Social Media Content Calendar to help me plan my social media content. Put your own spin on the prompts to connect and engage with your audience authentically. There’s 365+ days worth of prompts, pre-researched hashtags, and an interactive calendar!

GRAPHICS


 

Visually appealing graphics are essential for your blog and social media. Graphics help you get noticed and stand out from the crowd. They also help break up the text in a blog post, making the post easier to read. 

The easier the post is to read, the more likely someone is to stay on your page for longer periods of time, which helps your bounce rate!

Learn to create amazing graphics with this self-paced video course. The course includes 20 video’s & trainings…which is over 140 minutes of video!

Here’s what’s included:

  • 1. Introduction to Canva – An Introduction to the tools
  • 2. Interactive Challenges – Get hands-on practice using the tools
  • 3. Your Branding Projects – Multiple step-by-step Project based lessons to help inspire you to create templates for your brand
Grow your brand with styled stock photos & graphics, from Pixistock.

PINTEREST


 

Pinterest and Facebook are my primary sources of traffic. Pinterest is HUGE for most bloggers, so learning how to drive traffic from Pinterest to your blog is a must!

This course was created by Cate Rosales, from the Sweet and Simple Life. I have taken her free courses and also her paid Affiliate Marketing Simplified course. 

What you will learn:

  • How to set up your Pinterest account the right way
  • How to create pins
  • How to automate your pins
  • How to drive traffic back to your blog through those pins

This three day course will help you learn how to set up your Pinterest profile and how to drive traffic to your website!

Here’s what you will learn:

  • How to set up your account

  • How to optimize your profile for SEO

  • How to set up your boards with the right keywords

EMAIL


 

17 Free Blogging Courses for Beginners

What you’ll find inside this free course:

  • What you should be sending your subscribers and the most important step you shouldn’t miss
  • How I make passive income from my email list and you can too
  • 8 email list mistakes you may be making & what to do instead
  • 3 critical things you need to have before you send a single email or start promoting your list
  • The secret to list building no one pays much attention to
  • The TSBC formula for getting your emails opened and read
  • The right template to use (the answer may shock you)

This course is for you if:

  • You don’t know what the heck to send
  • You think email is not for you because you have a tiny list (think again)
  • You have not sent a single email to your list
  • Your opens are dismal and your emails are always misses never hits
  • You’re done with leaving email as your back burner and you want to take some serious action

This ebook by Meera is a great and VERY affordable book to help with your email list! 

SEO


 

Having a blog that is SEO optimized is super important! You can have the best content out there, but it’s pointless if no one is seeing it. This course will help you learn what SEO is and how to implement it on your blog. 

Here’s what you will learn:

  • SEO Basics & Best Practices
  • Understanding Keywords
  • How To Do Keyword Research
  • How To Rank On Google Even As A New Blogger
  • How To Do An SEO Audit Of Your Site For Free
  • Make Google Love Your Blog

LEGAL


 

The very first thing a new blogger should do is set up the right legal pages on their blog. This course will help you understand the legal aspects of blogging. 

I highly recommend purchasing legal templates for your blog by a reputable lawyer. 

 Amira Law and Lucrezia Lapichino have great legal templates that are super simple to set up and affordable! This is one investment that is a must for a blogger. 

What you will learn:

  • What are the legal requirements for you as a blogger
  • What’s the difference between LLCs and Sole Proprietorships
  • What’s copyright and how to protect your content
  • What legal pages you must have on your blog
  • What’s the GDPR and what to do to comply
  • How to keep track of your income and taxes
  • And so much more all within this FREE course!

After taking these courses, you should be able to start a blog, know how to make money blogging, create blog content, understand social media, create graphics, set up Pinterest, start an email list, optimize your blog with SEO, and make your blog legal! 

If you have taken any of these courses, comment below to let me know how they helped you!