Many travel bloggers write tips on how start a travel blog, but what about other blog resources? Using the free best blog resources out there can help you better your blog.
Creating a travel blog, or any blog, isn’t easy. You have to brainstorm ideas for posts. You have to pay for a domain site. You have to dedicate your free time, especially if you have another job, to the blog. You have to plan your website: website design, logos, etc.
While paying someone to help create these things is great, it’s expensive. Unless you have a friend to help with one of these aspects, it’s up to you! I was tired of waiting for someone to help me, so I decided to teach myself. Now I know how to use Adobe Illustrator, Google Analytics, and basic HTML.
Add that sh*t to your resume.
If you’re starting a travel blog from scratch, my favorite resource is travel blogger, Aileen, of I Am Aileen. Otherwise, keep reading for other resources to utilize!
Best Blog Resources for New Learning New Skills
Adobe Creative Cloud
Use the free 30 day trial with Adobe Creative Cloud. Whether you’re making videos, graphics, or editing photos, the trial period is enough time learn how to use the programs.
How do you learn how to use them? Well…
Lynda has awesome tutorials on how to use each Adobe software. While the videos might take you awhile (I spent a few Saturday nights at home), they are very detailed.
Use the 3 month trial on Skillshare to advance the skills you learned on Lynda. There’s a million videos about designing logos. I made my watercolor logo by watching Skillshare videos. Plus, there’s how to’s on other subjects: e-mail marketing, calligraphy, etc. that can all be useful to your blog.
The cool thing about Creative Live is that the classes are taught live. Not every class is going to be free, but some are! It’s another option if you can’t find the right tutorial on Lynda or Skillshare.
Use Your Community
I can’t stress this enough. Utilize your community. I’ve taken free classes on Google Analytics and E-mail Marketing thanks to an awesome organization in Austin called Boss Babes or Next Door Cafe in Chicago. Austin offers tons of free classes, you just have to look.
Best Blog Resources for Increasing Your Following
I love The Nectar Collective. She blogs about gaining engagement on social media, small business tips, Pinterest, you name it. She hosts a weekly Twitter Chat that always has tons of useful information for bloggers.
Best Blog Resources for Using WordPress
The amount of free resources out there are innumerable. If you’re serious about blogging, t’s a matter of dedication. Can you stay in one Saturday night to learn how to use Photoshop? Whatever money you don’t spend on paying someone to design your logo can immediately go to your travel fund!
Let me know if you have questions about any of these blog resources I use. I can always recommend other ones too!