4 Blogger Babes eGuides = Countless Tips & Tricks!

As bloggers we are always on the lookout for how-to’s and advice and it’s not hard to find an abundance of tips and tricks floating around if you go searching.  Believe me, I’ve Googled, pinned, and read more articles than I can count!   

Recently, I had the opportunity to read through four new Blogger Babes eGuides that taught me more than any random Google search.  Today, I’m going to share those with you, so you can get your hands on them and up your blogging game!  

Blogging tips & tricks via Blogger Babes 4 eGuides - what every blogger needs to get their blogs running the right way!

Have you heard of Blogger Babes?  If not, then girl, you’re in for a treat!

Blogger Babes is an organization whose goal is to help women bloggers learn more about blogging and turn their passion into a career (if they so choose). They provide tons of educational resources and if you haven’t already checked them out, be sure to do so (after you finish reading my post, of course!)!

Recently, they released four new eGuides that are not only beneficial to new bloggers, but I think even seasoned veterans will find these a valuable addition to their blogging tools.  I think they’ve really hit the ball out of the park on these!

A Little Background

In January, Blogger Babes co-founder, Ponn Sabra, started a Connecticut chapter of Blogger Babes.  I had been looking to get involved in a local blogging group, so I was thrilled when I found out about this and excitedly went to my first meeting. I left several hours later with a wealth of information and a new blogging ally in Ponn (I can’t say enough good things about Ponn!).  

Since they were putting the final touches on these eGuides, I had the opportunity to read through them to provide some feedback. 

Spoiler alert…I LOVED them!!

Blogging tips & tricks via Blogger Babes 4 eGuides - what every blogger needs to get their blogs running the right way!

I’m not exactly a complete newbie, these days, but I have a long way to go on this blogging journey to get where I want to be.  

Each one of these eGuides taught me something new and I took numerous things away from each one that I was able to turn around and immediately apply to my blog.

I’ve been eager to share these with everyone since I love to pass along good tips and valuable tools.  Now that these are officially live, let’s take a look at each one!  

eGuide #1: 50 Things Your Blog Needs to Attract More Readers

50 Things Your Blog Needs to Attract New Readers by Blogger Babes via randomlittlefaves.com

This eGuide is essential for every blogger.  I don’t care if you are a new kid on the block or you’ve already done a few laps already. I guarantee you, there will be things in this guide that you do not have on your blog that you need.

It points out things you need on your homepage, sidebar, footer, and even things on the backend.  And the awesome thing…most of them don’t even take you that much time to implement! You can go through each one on your own time, or power through and knock them all out over the course of a weekend!

Personally, I loved #3, #15, and #23 on the list…

Trust me on this…if you’re a blogger, you need this one!

eGuide #2: Starting a WordPress Blog: A Step by Step Tutorial

Starting a WordPress Blog: A Step by Step Tutorial by Blogger Babes via randomlittlefaves.com

I didn’t really think I’d learn too much from this eGuide since…hello…I already have a WordPress blog.  Ummm…yeah…I was WRONG!!  

This eGuide helped me fill in the blanks on some of the technical stuff that I just didn’t know or didn’t understand.  While I still probably (i.e. definitely) can’t talk the technical talk, it’s definitely not as fuzzy as it was before.  I wish I had had this eGuide when I set up my blog 18 months ago!  It would’ve made the process a lot clearer.

Once you have your blog set up, the eGuide takes it one step further and walks you through some of the basic settings you need to address to ensure you have everything set up perfectly right from the start! This section was particularly valuable for me.  I definitely did not have most of these settings correct, so I was able to fix this and get my blog on the right track.

If you already have a blog on WordPress, then you might need this eGuide, but if you are on Blogger and you’re looking to make the switch to WordPress or, if you don’t have a blog but want to start one, you absolutely need this guide (note: this guide won’t tell you how to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, but it will explain WordPress from top to bottom, making it easier to go through the migration process)!! 

eGuide #3: Why Bloggers Need an Email List

Why Bloggers Need an eMail List by Blogger Babes via randomlittlefaves.com

I’m sure you’ve all heard that bloggers need an email list, right?  Do you know why you need an email list?  If you answered no, then we don’t even have to go any farther…you need this eGuide.  

Even if you think you know why, this guide is invaluable for explaining all of the benefits as to why we bloggers need to set this up in order to grow our blogs.  Not only does it go into the why’s on why you need this precious list, but it walks you through the what a good email looks like and what to include and not include to really pull in your reader.

If you’re on the fence about whether you want to take the time to set up an email list, this is a good one to consider.

eGuide #4: Using Your WordPress Blog to Build Your Email List

Using Your WordPress Blog to Build Your eMail List by Blogger Babes via randomlittlefaves.com

This eGuide came to me at the exact right moment!  When I first received this, I was in the process of setting up my email list for the first time.  I had NO idea how to go about doing this!  This guide walks you through everything you need to consider and how to best optimize your blog to work with your sign up forms.

From introducing you to various email list services, to how to create a successful campaign, to where to place your opt-ins to get the most engagement…this eGuide basically spells it all out for you!

Once you’ve made the decision to start that all important email list, this eGuide will be your next best friend.  Even if you already have an email list, if you’re not getting a lot of traction, this might help you make a few modifications to see an increase in your subscribers.

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Don’t these look fabulous?!  If you are interested in grabbing a copy of these for yourself, just click the banner below!

Each eGuide runs $7, but if you buy more than one, you get a bit of a discount! Buy 2, pay $6 for each; buy 3, pay $5 each; and if you want the whole enchilada, then buy all 4 and pay only $4 for each eGuide.

Even if you’re not interested in purchasing these eGuides right now, I strongly recommend visiting Blogger Babes and poking around for a bit.  If you like what you see, be sure to sign up for their emails and as a thank you, they will give you a copy of their Ultimate Blogging Binder! It’s not only a planner to keep all of your blogging tasks organized, but it’s also chock full of helpful advice. You can also click the button below to jump right to their sign up page if you are eager to get your hands on this!

And…if you happen to be a blogger in Connecticut and would be interested in joining in on our meetings, visit the Meetup page to join in on the fun (or contact me and I can point you in the right direction)!

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Your turn!…I’m always interested in hearing other people’s tips & tricks.  What is YOUR best blogging advice for the new, and not-so-new bloggers out there?  Leave me a comment and share it with the rest of us!

Note: The links to each of the eGuides is an affiliate link.  If you like these eGuides and decide to purchase them through these links, I do get a few extra pennies added to my wallet!  My opinions on each of these eGuides is entirely my own and I highly recommend them solely because they really are awesome tools to help you grow as a blogger!

Comments

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    ALL of these sound beneficial, thank you for sharing. I know a couple ladies looking for helpers AND I am interested in at least 2 of them, with a want to read ALL of them, too :) YAY!

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      Awesome! They really do a great job of going into details and explaining it in such a way that it makes sense (plus they have years of experience behind them, which I love!). I hope these help! If you give them a try…let me know what you think :).

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      Hi Sandra.

      This is ALL awesome news! SO looking forward to welcoming you and your pals as Blogger Babes!

      Thanks for the intro Vicky, you totally rocked this review! :-)

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      Hi Channing! I COMPLETELY agree! Social Media can definitely get you more exposure and eyes on your blog. That’s something I need to do more of and get better at…I also need about 4 more hours in every day, lol. Thanks so much for stopping by and for adding on that awesome piece of advice! :-)

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      Hi Channing C.

      Definitely social media is one of the best, and definitely the most interactive way, to promote your blog–but, at the end of that social media post you want to make sure the blog is worthy of visiting and staying there. These eguides are the foundation to making sure your blog keeps your readers coming back over and over again–just like our extremely loyal Blogger Babe Vicky!

      And, we have a TON of social media educational materials rolling out during 2015–so stay tuned! 😉

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    Wow Vicky–what an incredible endorsement! I’m humbled by your support, kind words, and absolutely beautifully laid-out comprehensive blog review. Our BB CT meetups aren’t the same without you! :-)

    Your rebranding is gorgeous and I’m so excited that I and Blogger Babes’ resources had some positive influence in your development and changes. I’m cheering you on for a productive and profitable 2015 as a pro-blogger, Vicky!

    A great teacher is only as great as the student allows them to be…you’re definitely a Star Student.

    It’s one thing to “learn”, it’s a whole other story for those you “apply” what they learned.

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      Hi Ponn! Thank you!! I’m so thrilled to have discovered Blogger Babes…you guys are such a top notch organization and I love the mission of helping women bloggers get better. I can’t WAIT to see what’s in store for 2015!

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      Hi Lou! Oooh…definitely check them out. I could spend an entire afternoon reading various things on their blog…it’s so encouraging (in addition to educational!). Be sure to come back and let me know what you think! :)

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      Hi Molly! Definitely check them out…they’re awesome! Let me know what you think if you download any of the eGuides….have a great weekend! :-)

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    First I’ve heard of this, I will have to check it out!
    What is better WordPress or blogger?
    I just jumped on the blogger train and signed up to blogger should I have started with WordPress? Hmm

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      Hi Holly! I’ve never used Blogger, but from what I’ve heard, there are a lot more options for WordPress and it’s better for growing your blog longterm. With that said, I have heard of very successful bloggers sticking with Blogger and making it work. Plugins are a huge difference where WordPress wins out. You can find a plugin for pretty much anything you want to do with your blog so you can really customize things to your preference. Either way, as long as you have strong content, you’re likely fine on either platform! :-)

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    These look so helpful! I agree that regardless of how long you’ve been blogging there’s always new information to take it. I think the guide about growing your e-mail list with your blog would be really helpful. I haven’t had much, if any, traction from my header and sidebar forms, but I have done a few posts where I provide a free download that accompanies it, which gets people onto my list, and I’ve found some success in that.

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      That’s great Ariana! One thing I’ve done that helps to sometimes get new followers is to also mention it in my call to action at the end of a post…like ‘Hey, don’t forget to sign up for my email list to get exclusive perks and behind the scene peeks!’ with a opt in embedded right there in the post. That’ll usually get some new subscribers! I’d definitely recommend the eGuide…it goes into a lot of detail of what works and how to really reach people to make them want to sign up for your list :).

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    Love this! Thank you for sharing. Will check them out asap! I am so happy your blog is in my reading list! Always such great content.
    One question, do you know if they talk about wordpress.org in their ebook “Starting a wordpress blog” or wordpress.com? Because I am planning on switching from com to org pretty soon :)
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo, Ronja
    http://www.sothisiwhat.com

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      Hi Ronja! Thanks so much for your kind words!! As for .org vs. .com…I always get the 2 confused, but the eGuide walks you through setting up the website that you will own! So, it’s not the free WordPress account, but the one that allows you to completely customize your site the way you want it. Does that make sense? lol…let me know if you have more questions and I’ll try to do better at explaining it! :-) In the meantime, enjoy the weekend, my friend!

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      If you find an easy way to move your .com to the .org, let me know. I’m trying to do the same thing but am totally scared I will mess it up!

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    Nice to “meet” you! I’m a blogger babe too and have found their info so informative. Thanks for posting this all in one place! There are so many good tips, I def need to reread!

    blogging love!
    Rosemond

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      Hi Rosamond! So nice to ‘meet’ you! Isn’t Blogger Babes awesoem?! Such a great community of women bloggers and I love all the support. If you haven’t checked these guides out yet, I definitely recommend them :). Let me know what you think if you give them a try! I look forward to connecting with you more! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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