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. Jo, a Leaving Work Behind contributor, is a huge Fizzle fan – she explains why here.

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.

Paid to Blog JobsPaid to Blog Jobs. I created this unique service to help freelance bloggers find and secure more jobs in less time. My team and I spend literally hours every day trawling through over 50 separate sources across the web (many of which are lesser-known) in search of high quality freelance blogging job opportunities on almost every imaginable topic. What would otherwise take you hours can be done in minutes, and you end up with more paying clients than you ever would have without Paid to Blog Jobs.

WPKubeThe WPKube logo.. Sometimes, you simply need a go-to resource – a Leaving Work Behind, if you like – for all of your WordPress knowledge. WPKube is that resource! This site is a proverbial fountain of WordPress-centric wisdom where you’ll find tutorials, how-tos, news, and much more. They also cover reviews of themes, plugins, and hosting providers – if it’s WordPress-related, they’re on top of it! What’s more, WPKube regularly offer big discounts and deals on all manner of tools and services. In a nutshell, WPKube can save you money and educate you – which is a good deal as far as I’m concerned.

Blogging Resources

Domains and Hosting Resources

Online Business Training Resources

Freelance Writing Resources

Keyword Research & SEO


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