Leaving Work Behind

Blogging & Internet Marketing Resources

Since I decided to quit my job in May 2011, I have used an enormous number of products and services related to making money online.

Over the past couple of years I have explored everything from online courses, to WordPress plugins, to hosting providers and more. With my experiences in mind, I thought it might be useful to bring together all of the products that I use (or have used) and love.

My aim with this resources page is to make you better informed, so that you can make the right decisions. If you have questions about the resources below, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

There are affiliate links on this page. If you purchase a product through one of them, I will receive a commission. It will cost you nothing extra. I only ever endorse products that I have personally used and tested extensively. Thank you!

Greatest Hits

I’ve got a healthy selection of resources available for you below, but there are a few standout tools that I find myself recommending more often than most. If I could only recommend four things to you, they would be the following:

BluehstBluehost. Sometimes actions speak louder than words, and the best endorsement I can give to Bluehost is to have all of my websites hosted with them, which just so happens to be the case. They are just about the most experienced shared hosting provider around, but they also have the capacity to easily accommodate growing sites too. They offer unlimited domains hosting, 24/7 US-based support, free backups and much more. Let me show you how to create a website with Bluehost in just 23 clicks!

FizzleFizzle. This online community has it all: high-definition video training, interviews with experts, forums, periodical live interactive training sessions…the list goes on. Brought to you by three enormously respected guys – Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves and Caleb Wojcik – Fizzle is a fully-formed online community for any budding online business owner. Best of all? You can join for just $1. Our Community Manager, Jo, is a huge Fizzle fan – she explains why here.

Start a Blog That MattersStart a Blog that Matters. If could only make one recommendation to a new blogger, Start a Blog that Matters would be it. And I don’t say that lightly — I learned more from this course in a few short weeks than I had in the previous six months. I cannot praise it highly enough. Now here’s the really incredible part: this course used to sell for $97, but you now get it as part of your Fizzle membership at no extra cost.

Paid to BlogPaid to Blog. This is my comprehensive course to making a full time living in part time hours from freelance blogging, which is what enabled me to quit my job in 2011. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in making money online.

Blogging Resources

Domains and Hosting Resources

Online Business Training Resources

Freelance Writing Resources

Keyword Research & SEO

Social Media

Outsourcing

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