8 Free Resources To Grow Your Blog

If you’re looking to start a blog or if you already have one, I have some great free resources and guides to share with you today. First, if you don’t have a blog, then I recommend starting off with my free blogging course How To Start A Blog FREE Course. I started my blog, Making…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: May 24, 2023

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Looking to improve your blog? Here are 8 blogging freebies that will help you improve your blog. #blogfreebies #howtostartablog #bloggingIf you’re looking to start a blog or if you already have one, I have some great free resources and guides to share with you today.

First, if you don’t have a blog, then I recommend starting off with my free blogging course How To Start A Blog FREE Course.

I started my blog, Making Sense of Cents, in August of 2011 and have built a great business. It allowed me and my husband to leave the day jobs we disliked to pursue something that we loved. Now, we travel full-time, make a great living (last month we made over $100,000 blogging), have a flexible schedule, have more time to spend with loved ones, and we will be able to retire early.

If you already have a blog or if you are thinking about starting one, I recommend checking out these free resources below as well:

  1. Affiliate Marketing Cheat Sheet – With this time-saving cheat sheet, you’ll learn how to make affiliate income from your blog. These tips will help you rapidly improve your results and increase your blogging income in no time.
  2. 8 Easy Tips To Make Money From Sponsored Posts On Your Blog – Sponsorships on your blog are a great way to earn a living online. Learn how I made my first blogging income and how I now make $10,000-$20,000 a month with sponsored partnerships! This is a free cheatsheet.
  3. The Free Blogging Planner – The Blogging Planner is a free workbook that I created just for you! In this free workbook, you’ll receive printables for starting your blog, creating a blog post, a daily/weekly blog planner, goals, and more.
  4. The SEO Starter Pack (FREE Video Training) – Level up your SEO knowledge in just 60 minutes with this FREE 6-day video training.
  5. Pinterest Image Guide – This guide will teach you how to create the best pins for your blog posts.
  6. Pinterest Keyword Guide – The ultimate guide to understanding, finding, and using keywords on Pinterest.
  7. Convertkit – A great email marketing company to check out is Convertkit. They have great customer service and a free trial for new customers. I personally use Convertkit for my email list and I highly recommend them.


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Hey! I’m Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and I am the founder of Making Sense of Cents. I’m passionate about all things personal finance, side hustles, making extra money, and online businesses. I have been featured in major publications such as Forbes, CNBC, Time, and Business Insider. Learn more here.

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  1. Ashish Kumar

    Hey Michelle

    Really nice article. And the fact that most of the tools are free.
    Keep up the good work

  2. Hey!

    For bloggers that are just starting out this is gold.
    Great one. Specially the fact that they are free.

  3. DNN

    Hey Michelle,

    These priceless free resources are a masterpiece for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding how to use the power of the internet to start a content-based affiliate marketing business or side hustle blog working in their spare time with the mindset of going from employee to entrepreneur. I admire your side hustle blogging journey from 2011 and taking it from a hobby to a million dollar business. You had no idea you would be a blogging millionaire from this venture, did you? And now, you’re an inspiration aspiring entrepreneurs looking to strive like you to achieve blogging millions. Thanks for just being you. πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for this amazing and useful list Michelle! Amatuar/ new bloggers will find this really helpful!

  5. Justin @ wordsbyjustin

    Excellent resources Michelle! And congrats on cracking the
    $100,000/month barrier – awesome stuff!

    By the way I recently included you in a post “12 Successful Bloggers Crushing It In 2018” since you obviously ARE crushing it πŸ™‚

    Have a Great Day πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you, so much, for posting this, Michelle! My blog is a little over 8 months old and there is so much info out there (some good…some not so much). This is a great resource list that will help sift through the confusion. And FREE is my favorite kind!
    Thank you again!

  7. Jennifer Jank

    Great resources, and thanks for publishing them! I’m just getting my blogs off the ground so it’s helpful to get more information.

  8. ShiftAnywhere

    $100,000 in one month by blogging?
    Well this is a dream to me, you must be working very hard as six digits figure by blogging is not a piece of cake, Bookmarking your blog to learn more from you.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ayten

    These are so useful and great!!
    Thank you so much for sharing them, it’s helped me out a lot.

    Please, keep going!