12 Free Resources To Grow Your Blog Fast

If you’re looking to start a blog or if you already have one, I have some great free resources, checklists, and guides to share with you today. The resources in this blog post will help you create your blog, come up with blog post ideas, grow your blog income, design your website, learn how to…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: June 19, 2021

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12 Free Resources To Grow Your Blog Fast #howtomakemoneyblogging #howtostartablogIf you’re looking to start a blog or if you already have one, I have some great free resources, checklists, and guides to share with you today.

The resources in this blog post will help you create your blog, come up with blog post ideas, grow your blog income, design your website, learn how to share your website in order to grow your page views, and more.

These are all super valuable resources that will help you start on the right foot!

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. The below will help you to create a successful blog and are super helpful! I receive so many common questions, and the resources below will help you in so many different areas. There are affiliate links below, but everything is free.

  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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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Author: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

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. I’m going to visit these helpful resources momentarily and add valuable feedback. Happy Friday my friend. 🙂

  2. Shawn

    Hi Michelle, I am trying to click on each of the links from your post today and each one is asking me to “sign up”. I already get your emails. Is there a way to access the links without signing up again? I love your posts but no need for either one of us to deal with more emails. Thanks for all of the information and inspiration! I am working on getting my blog up and running.

    1. It won’t lead to duplicates of the same emails – is that what you’re asking?

  3. I will mostly focus on guest posting, it’s a goal of mine to write my first guest post this month!
    I’m already connecting to so many awesome bloggers in the blogosphere, but I these tips will come in handy!

    I’ll also refer to the other ones, as I’m sure I can learn from them a lot as a newbie blogger!

    Thanks for you awesome work Michelle, love it!

  4. Great list, Michelle!

  5. BringingHowToBack

    As a new blogger – thank you! Your posts always provide so much helpful information!

  6. The 120 blog post ideas really sounds like a must read. As my mind grew more and more how i could use the awesome power of content marketing to my side hustle millionaire potential, I noticed that we subliminally have money all around us and don’t even know it. How so? A smartphone plus the ability to take pictures and record video always gives a blogger or content creator something to discuss on their blog, even if it sounds like total nonsense. That content is indexed by Bing, Google & YaHoO!, thus improving long term and long-tail search engine optimization goals. Looking forward to getting close to $2 million in less than 4 years from now from content marketing and PPC. Side hustle millionaire DNN is on the rise! 🙂

  7. Stacy

    When I try to click the links nothing happens? I have tried to do this 3 separate days but I get nothing each time.

  8. Taylor Lockard

    Hey Michelle! Thank you for putting all of these resources together. I’ve just started following you, as I’m a new blogger who is thinking about writing more posts on money-management, so your website is perfect for someone like me. I also graduated with a Bachelor’s debt-free in about three years, so I always love connecting with other people who accomplished something big with their finances.

  9. Caity

    Your posts are always so helpful! I really look forward to checking all of these out. As a new blogger, I appreciate all of your helpful advice and tips.

  10. Hi,
    Do I need to click on each thing to get the cheat sheet or will it come all together?

    1. Each link is to a different freebie.

  11. Ngozi

    Thanks for the helpful information you provide.

  12. Catherine A. Clarke

    Some of the links don’t work especially the ones from Elite Blog Academy. I did it a few times and they say “it’s on its way” but nothing comes. Hmmm.

  13. José I Joseblogger

    Hey Michelle,

    Thanks for sharing this great post. I’ve just started my new blog. I’m in the blogging and lifestyle blog. I found your blog on Pinterest while searching for the best plugins to use on a new WordPress blog. I heard that using too many plugins could slow your website so I’m really careful to only use the most useful plugins. The free resources to grow a blog you’re sharing here will also help me a lot. I’m going to take a moment to check them out one by one. Thanks

  14. Thanks for the resources on affiliate marketing and guest posting! Very helpful, as always.

  15. I’m really glad that WordPress is a versatile blog management system that not only can you use it for blog, but you can also use it as a directory for business listings, convert to job boards, and use as a real estate directory as a means of generating healthy streams of passive income.