In the midst of all the craziness lately, I’ve been encouraged by the good I’ve seen shared. My kids and I have been self-isolating for almost two weeks now. One of those weeks was spring break, and the other was our first week of home education. My husband has been working on our house non-stop, which is still note-quite-liveable since flooding a few months ago during tropical storm Imelda, so figuring out distance-learning has fallen solely on me. Yowza. – working 40 hours + figuring out distance learning was certainly a challenge, but we made it.
*deep breath* Just a month+ to go!
But back to the good news – I’ve seen several bigger names in our industry joining together to bring some amazing resources to small business owners and bloggers, for FREE. I’ve started this post with the ones I’ve seen, but if you message me others, I’d be happy to add them to the list.
These aren’t regular freebies, this is thousands of dollars worth of trainings from the best in our industry giving resources and education at no cost.
Most of these resources did not share an expiration date, so I’d jump on these ASAP and save them for later where possible.
These are not affiliate links, I just wanted to share some good news with you!
Free SEO Training – YOAST
See how to start doing SEO on your own. You’ll learn about everything from backlinks to site security and how to do keyword targeting. This course is regularly $199!
Online Business Toolkit – Pat Flynn
That’s right, an entire toolkit of awesomeness from Pat! Including the following:
- Emergency Podcast episode about maintaining your business during this outbreak
- Article with work-from-home tips
- A free course about how to start a business from scratch
- 5-day brand building challenge
- 0 to 100 email challenge
- Free kindle copy of his book Let Go
- Free kindle copy of his book Will it fly
Blogging for Business – Ahrefs
This course is normally $800 and is free to the public right now. It covers how to get past 100k pageviews and month and how to turn passive readers into customers.
A bit of bad news
While a lot of people are doing amazing things for bloggers and small business owners right now, a few people are playing it shady. Some affiliate programs have dropped their payout commission to 0%. Meaning all your links work (so you won’t notice this change) but you won’t be earning for the campaign. Janet compiled a list of companies who have done this so far. Worth checking to be sure no one you’re promoting has done this!
Have you seen any amazing things for bloggers/business owners? Share in the comments and I’ll be sure to update the post as I find more useful resources for bloggers and entrepreneurs.