Hopefully you had a productive week, learned something, helped someone, ate a vegetable, slept better, something good.
I had a great week full of productivity and clarity, so I feel pretty good about that. Next week could be different, but I digress.
I have been meaning to put together lists of all of my favorite resources and blog posts that I have used along the way, and want to share with my fellow go-getters. But I haven’t. I did buckle-down the last couple days however, and put together a list of a few posts from some very influential writers and fellow entrepreneurs that I look up to. These are 5 posts that I love dearly and curated carefully to be able to help anyone who may be stuck on the next step of their online plan, or would like some direction on the specific topics these posts cover.
Mr. Paul Jarvis
I have been following everything this kid does. He is a realist, if not a delightful pessimist, with actual experience and real tools for success. He is a MailChimp Certified Guru, and an all-around fricken delight to read and listen to in his podcast. I am recommending his post
“Create an engaging blog for your product”
because it is a no BS, fool-proof, advice-from-actual-experience piece of web-erature, and it is full of things you should take notes on. Honest.
I hope she needs no introduction, but for those of you who haven’t heard of the former The Nectar Collective, or Melyssa’s social media life-changing course, Pinfinite Growth, here’s your introduction.
I highly recommend taking some time out and going through her website, joining her amazing Facebook group, and getting to know her and her work. Here I will just share her post, (which is actually a free tutorial) How and Why to Create a Free Resource Library as Your Opt-In Freebie
I have used it, and refer back to it when I need to remember something about my own Freebie Library, and the awesome plugin she recommends in the tutorial. If you are thinking about starting a resource library, and want to know a bit more about how others do it, check out this post.
I really wanted to save the best for last (yes, I am using the term BEST)
but I was really worried you guys wouldn’t make it to the last one, and I felt if I put her first, you would never get to the rest, and that isn’t saying the posts that follow are less important, they are JUST as important, and you neeeeed to go read them too, at least click on them and bookmark or Pin them.
But, Regina is literally the reason Happix Design even exists. I had a vague idea that I wanted to start a service-based online business, and when I found Regina’s website, I found a way to make it happen. I spend a RIDICULOUS amount of time on her website, in her courses, buying her products, and planning out my business life strictly on her content. I recommend her post on How to Write a Business Plan to every single person I encounter in a professional manner, and any other relevant content she has to anyone I see in need of direction. I literally love her, and hope you get lost in planning out your next blog or biz move on her website, or one of her amazing courses.
BUT. She is SO great, and SO thorough, sometimes you can’t just do one thing on her site, she has like, too much to take in at once, and I end up getting sidetracked for, I am not exaggerating, HOURS, so to help you narrow things down, I am recommending starting your byRegina experience with her post, How to Start a Profitable Business for $50 in Three Months
Go. Go to her.
She is real and raw and talented to boot! Resa, owner and founder of Eye Heart Creative is a web and graphic designer with a talent for WordPress and Genesis theme design. Tech-savvy AND artistic, she has many services available for online entrepreneurs who want little or nothing to do with the parts of online biz that can be crucial, so smart and beautiful biz owners hire her to do the technical and design work.
She has experience with aspects of having a website a lot of bloggers don’t, such as hosting, and I recommend a read-through of her post, Why Bloggers Should Avoid Bluehost at all Costs
I love this post, because it not only enlightens otherwise ignorant bloggers about the dangers and risks of having your domain hosted on the ever-popular Bluehost servers, she goes into actual real alternatives, and then explains in detail why those options are legit.
I have actually just discovered Meera in the last week, I found a post of hers on Pinterest, it keeps showing up, and I was in the market for her content, so here we are.
She seems to be building a reputation for herself based on helping new and soon-to-be bloggers establish content and strategies for getting an audience.
I recommend her post How to Write Outstanding Blog Posts that Google and Your Readers Will Love
to gain some insight on what types of posts work, and a strategy for finding what works for your own specific target market and audience.
I literally know nothing about this person/team/business/website, other than someone named Erin penned this post, and I love it. This blog is full of incredibly useful and popular posts on blogging, online entrepreneurship and business, design, so many things. There are tutorials, resources, and printables, and a seemingly popular blog post planner printable, which is free.
I recommend this post, How to Create a Mailing List and Add Opt-Ins to Your Site
There we have it, some truly useful and actionable steps from professionals doing the thing. I really hope I was able to show you to some useful information, and introduce you to a few really great online business-owners! Let me know what you think, and what your favorite and most useful blog posts are!