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91+ Outrageously Helpful Blog Posts That Will Make You A Better Blogger + Biz Owner

  |   Blogging Tips, Business Tips, Resources   |   38 Comments

91+ of the best blog posts out there to help you launch your online brand, blog successfully, market yourself on social media, deal with clients + customers, and more!

 

If you have Too Many Open Browser Tabs Syndrome you’re not going to like me for this post (as a fellow sufferer I know the struggle is real, so I hope you can forgive me) — but I promise, there is so much insane usefulness here if you want to:

 

  • start blogging (for hobby or biz)
  • improve the blog/website you already have
  • start or grow your email list
  • use social media like a #boss
  • become the overall smartest online business owner, entrepreneur, solopreneur, infopreneur, etc.

 

So, despite the fact you’re going to have 91+ tabs open to check out all the stellarness (just made that word up, thanks), what I’m saying is this: you’re going to be grateful you did, my good friend.

 

ON PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL BLOG/BRAND

 

How to Write a Blog Business Plan (the Guide for Champions) by byRegina.com

WordPress vs. Squarespace: The Ultimate Showdown of the Pros, Cons, and Making a Decision by Latrisha & Co

How to Create a Brand Style Guide by Elle & Co

Protecting Your Blog + You by White Oak Creative

33 Things You Can Do When You’re Ready to Get Serious About Blogging by byRegina.com

 

ON BLOGGING

 

The Ultimate Guide to Blog Post Ideas by Elembee

How to Create Share-worthy Blog Posts (+ a Template) by byRegina.com

19 Tips & Tricks for Planning and Creating Shareable Content by Maya Elious

29 Ways to Give Back to Your Blog Community by Kayla Hollatz

The Ultimate Visual Blogging Resource Guide by The Branded Solopreneur

How to Create SEO-Rich Content by Elle & Co

5 Foolproof Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas by Painted Summers

The 4-U Formula for Crafting Killer Headlines by Pinkpot

3 Things That Will Sweeten Anyone’s Blog Traffic by me

How to Get a Blog Post to Go Viral (Even if You’re a Small Blogger) by me

 

ON BEING MARKETING SAVVY WITH YOUR WEBSITE/BLOG

 

5 Things That Make a Website Effective by Latrisha & Co

7 Pro Web Design Tips That Will Make You More Money by me

27 Ways to Earn People’s Trust + Look Credible Online by me

 

ON EMAIL LISTBUILDING + MARKETING

 

101 Newsletter Ideas for Bloggers (in multiple niches!) by Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

How to Track Which Blog Posts Get You the Most Email Subscribers by Blog Ambitions

How to Use Mailchimp to Grow Your Brand by byRegina.com

How to Start and Grow an Email List by Marketing Your Creativity

3 Types of Landing Pages You Should Be Using if You Want to Grow Your List Fast by Amanda Genther

What to Send to Your Email List and How to Create Wow by byRegina.com

11 Listbuilding Strategies That Actually Work by The Branded Solopreneur

Get Rid of Your Subscription Pop-Ups by me

10 Ways To Not Suck at Email Marketing by me

 

ON BLOGGING TOOLS

 

Bloglovin vs. Feedly by Kayla Hollatz

The Ultimate Resource Guide to Improving Your Blog Photos by Blog Ambitions

10 Content Creation Tools for Bloggers by Pinkpot

Guide to Free Web-Safe Fonts for Your Blog by Design Your Own Lovely Blog

29+ Best Websites for Beautiful Free Stock Photos by me

Best Tools for Your Blog + Biz by me

 

ON BLOG COMMENTS

 

How to Create a Comment Frenzy on Your Blog by Kayla Hollatz

5 Official Secrets to Getting More Blog Comments by me

Why You Shouldn’t Shut Down Your Blog Comments by me

 

ON HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA

 

How to Get Serious About Social Media by byRegina.com

20 Things That Get Bloggers + Biz Owners Noticed Online by me

Pinterest: the Ultimate Guide to Getting More Followers + Repins by me

11 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Instagram Followers by The Nectar Collective

Instagram Hashtags for Bloggers That Will TRIPLE Your Likes by Venus Trapped in Mars

How to Create a Successful Twitter Strategy by Autumn Leaves Blog

Best Twitter Chats for Creative Business Owners by Little Farm Media

How to Get More Targeted Twitter Followers, Faster by Twelveskip

9 Smart Facebook Groups For Female Bloggers, Biz Owners, + Entrepreneurs by me

3 Ick-Free Ways to Promote Affiliate Links on Social Media by me

A Guide to Getting Noticed on Pinterest w/ the Smart Feed + Promoted Pins by me

 

ON EMBRACING YOUR INNER TECHIE

 

How to Add a Custom Pin-It Button to Your Blog by Design Your Own Lovely Blog

12 Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site by Blog Ambitions

Organize Your Posts in WordPress by Elembee

How to Monitor Your Online Reputation with Google Alerts by me

How to Use Mention.com to Listen In on What’s Being Said About Your Brand by me

 

ON MAKING SUPER DIGITAL PRODUCTS

 

How to Create Epic Digital Downloads With Apple Pages by byRegina.com

How to Create Digital Freebies for Your Blog Readers (using Microsoft Publisher) by Alisha Nicole on Femtrepreneur

How to Create Your Own Worksheets/Digital Products in Adobe InDesign by me

 

ON PRICING YOUR SERVICES + GETTING PAID

 

How to Charge What You’re Worth by Julie Harris

How Your Prices Affect Your Business More Than You Think by Blacksburg Belle

Why You Should Charge More (and Not Feel Bad About It) by The Alisha Nicole

5 Psychological Hacks That Will Make Your Pricing Page Irresistible by Neil Patel

43 Ways to Find Your Dream Client Without Feeling Like a Sleaze by Inspired by Emma

15 Effective Ways to Get More Clients (and Keep Them Coming) by The Nectar Collective

How Sensitive Biz Owners Can Get Clients to Pay by me

 

ON DEALING WITH CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS

 

10 Client Communication Tips to Show Clients You Care by Designer Guidebook

10 Tips for Skyping With Your Clients by Nesha Designs

Why That Terrible Client Is Actually Awesome by Erin E. Flynn

On Offering Free Revisions of Your Design Work by Bliss & Faith

Never Ever Have Difficult Clients Again by Betty Means Business

How to Organize Your Client Workflow by Elle & Co

How to Handle Negative Online Comments (Like A Pro) by me

30 Top Tips for Making Customers Love Your Biz by me

 

ON IMPROVING YOUR BRAND AS YOU GROW

 

21 Day Brand Impressions Detox by me

Declutter Your Blog’s Sidebar by Design Your Own Lovely Blog

30 Micro-investments from $5-50 with Big ROI for Your Blog + Biz by Femtrepreneur

30 Day Creative Business Cleanse by byRegina.com

9 Ways to Reduce Your Blog’s Bounce Rate by XO Sarah

Spring Clean Your Blog by Blog Ambitions

 

ON PERSONAL BIZ ISSUES & MISC.

 

How to Get an Influencer’s Attention Without Being A Suck-up by The Branded Solopreneur

How to Network As An Introvert by Kayla Hollatz

3 Ways to Keep Your Sanity When Juggling Kids and Business by Latrisha & Co

How and Why to Create a Media Kit for Your Blog (+ a Free Template) by The Nectar Collective

40 Things to do When Business Is Slow to Help Grow Your Business by byRegina.com

10 Offline Marketing Ideas for Introverts by me

18 Expert Podcasts for Entrepreneurial Women by me

 

BLOG INCOME REPORTS

 

Maya Elious

byRegina

Arts and Classy

Just a Girl and Her Blog

Retired by 40

Ampersand Creative

Jessica Gavin

Fitness Fashionista

Mostly Morgan

Lauren Schroer

Olyvia.co (me)

 

 

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If you have a beloved blogging resource (your own or from someone else) that will help someone become a better blogger or biz owner, please go ahead and link it up in the combox. I’d (seriously) love to read it. 

 

 

Erika Madden

(Chief Olyvia)

 

 

 
The free 21 day ecourse that creates pro online impressions for business owners!
 
 

  • OOOHHHH… So excited to be in this list of [super awesome] bloggers 🙂
    [and I think my browser may be crashing in the near future 😉 hehehe ]
    Ps… Olyvia, I’m amazed at how you make 90+ posts look soooo doable! Well done!
    Time to go surfing… bye x Em

  • There is SO much goodness in this post, Erika! Today is sort of a lazy Monday for me so I’ll def be digging into these! And thank you for including my posts!

  • Um, wow. This list is awesome, Erika! I already have a bad case of multiple browser syndrome so I might as well just own it and read these. 😉 Thanks for taking the time to compile this resource. Have a great week! 🙂

    • There’s no other way than to embrace it!!! 😉

  • This is so completely EPIC!! I’ve pinned, and I’ve shared in my FB group, and I’ll be reading through a lot of these as we travel this weekend. You seriously rock my ever-loving bloggy socks off missy. XOXO

    • I seriously adore you. Thanks for your support, my dear. 🙂

  • What an awesome roundup of amazing posts Erika! Thanks so much for including my post! I can’t wait to check out all of the other posts, and pin and share them. You’re awesome lady! 🙂

    • As are you! I seriously love your posts, Tenns. You do great work.

  • HOLY epic resource, lady! This is definitely a one stop shop for bloggers lookin to step up their game or new bloggers wanting to learn from the pros. I can’t thank you enough for including so much of my awesome sauce in here – but I’ll start by sending one of my famous hand stinging high fives your way! 😉 You ROCK, Erika!!!

  • Woo hoo super loving this list! I have a BAD case of multiple open tab syndrome, and this does NOT help, haha! (Whatever, LOVE it!)

    xoxo
    Allison

    http://www.wonderlass.com

    • LOL Yep yep, I hear you. I do apologize 😉 but I hope it’s worth it! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Allison. 🙂

  • Stop it, Olyvia! Uhh! I’m too full from reading this. I’ll have to go at it….very slowly if I want to digest well! #thankyou

  • As usual, saved my skin, ya big babe! xx

  • Julie Harris

    Ohh my goodness Erika! This is amazing! What an incredible resource. There is seriously something here for everyone. I am so honored to be included amongst this epic list of amazing content. There are so many of my all time favorite posts on here, as well as a few I’ve never read. Thank you so much!

  • Holy cow this list is amazing! I’ll be pinning til the wee hours tonight! You always have such high quality stuff that I know these posts are the best of the best! I am truly honored to have some included amongst them so thank you!

    • You’re so welcome, Marianne! I hope everyone takes the time to check out your posts because they are A+ work and SO HELPFUL. Thank you!

  • Bump into this post from Twitter. Great list for bloggers – even for the experienced ones.

    • I appreciate that, Jerry. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. 🙂

  • WOW, Erika!! This is such an uber epic resource list! Must…open…13 new tabs, haha. I know exactly what I’m gonna be reading this week. Thanks so much for putting this all together and for including one of my posts! 🙂

    • Hahaha it’s an illness that can’t be stopped. And you’re more than welcome, Allison!

  • Holly

    Oh this is a post full of amazingness, Erika! Some of these I’ve already bookmarked to help me along the journey and I can’t wait to check some of the others out. What a variety – you’ve really covered everything!

  • Holy Jesus, there is so much excellence in this amazing post!!! Thank you for sharing!!! Thanks for including me as well. 🙂

  • Kayla Hollatz

    First off, thank you SO much for mentioning me in this beautiful roundup of resources, and more than once! I am spending my lunch hour today weeding through these articles. This list is definitely bookmark worthy, my friend!

  • Wow this post is epic!! Thank you a loot!!

  • Wohooo! First of all Erika, you are awesome for making this extensive, insanely helpful list for us 🙂 Secondly, thanks a ton for including me – I am so so glad to see my posts up there! Again thanks for providing us with such wonderful content! xo

    • Thank YOU, Chaitra. I’m so glad to have found you and your blog. It’s so beautiful + useful for bloggers!

      • <3<3 Thank you so much Erika! 🙂

  • Love this – such a great round up!

  • Wonderland Boudoir

    Erika! I swear you don’t know how to run out of ideas!!!!
    http://www.WonderlandBoudoir.com/blog

  • Motivating Mommy

    I just realized that I was on this list. Thank you so much for including me. I can’t wait to check out all the other posts and bloggers as well.

  • Samantha Stockel

    THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  • Luisa B

    Wow! This list is awesome!! Thanks for putting it together 🙂

  • Holy heck lady, when you say make your post heroic, you certainly deliver time and time again. Loving this. Pinning it. Bookmarking it. Saving ALL the things so I can come back and click and click like a mad woman. LOVE.

  • Ahfaz Ahmed

    WOW! I am speechless. You’ve got a really massive list here. I am bookmarking this page for future reference.

    I don’t know how long it will take me to read all these articles but I’m sure I’ll start reading right now.

    Thanks for putting up a great resource. 🙂

    PS: Tweeted this article. 😉

  • Vivian

    This post is total sweetness. I’ll definitely be including it in a blog guide I’m currently working on. Thanks Olyvia 🙂