As a blogger, I am always researching new ways that I can expand my blog but also work within a budget of $0.00/mo. I know how important it is for new bloggers to provide audiences with the best content out there, so I compiled a list of 4 free and simple resources that you can use NOW to build up your blog like a pro.
At Interior With Sara, I love to share guides on interior design and decor, but today’s post is going to be a little different and is important for all you new bloggers out there! BUT! if you’re a student like us and you are unable to put enough money into your passion then you have come to the right place.
Many blogs out there tell you ways in which you NEED to expand your blog and HOW to grow your audience, but usually, these step-by-step guides don’t acknowledge the possibility of starting a successful blog for FREE. Apart from purchasing a hosting site, there are many FREE resources out there that anyone can use and still blog like a pro.
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Stock photos are a must when it comes to targeting audiences to come and read your blog as well as marketing your content on all social media platforms. People like beautiful imagery.
Unsplash has high-quality and high-resolution stock photos that you can use for FREE. Although all photos on the site are free to use don’t forget to give credit to the amazing artists.
There are many amazing free stock photo websites that you can use for your blog. Personally, Unsplash has top quality and amazing photos all free and is one of my favourites that I use constantly.
I recently found out about ThingLink website and it has changed my life. On my blog, I create a lot of content that links audiences to textiles and decor and this site makes it easier for me to do so. In one simple click, you upload your photos to your free account and you click products that you wish to link to retailer sites.
With a free WordPress account you are severely limited to 3GB of data. This may seem like a lot of space but when visuals are key to your blog, they can begin to add up.
Tinypic is a great way to upload your photos and embed them into your blog for easy viewing (and your 3GB never gets used!). All you need to do is copy and paste your HTML code into the HTML section of your post editor.
Canva is another great resource for creating social media content for your blog as well as for all of your marketing needs on social media. Canva allows you to create designs that look and feel professional – even if you don’t have any graphic design experience (like me, LOL!).
You can create anything from social media graphics, email designs, flyers, brochures, posters and much more. Canva also has access to tons of free fonts from Times New Roman to calligraphy and pre-made social graphics to give you some inspiration.
If you do have the cash to expand your blog, do so. This post is not to tell you that you cannot do this, I just want to acknowledge that I have been blogging for over a year and have spent nothing. As long as you are passionate about your content and market your blog like a pro, then the viewers will come.
Now that you have all these options to generate free content you can begin to blog like a pro! Just remember, it is possible to start a blog for free and still create a website you love that is high-quality and affordable.
Let me know in the comments below some of your favorite FREE resources, I would love to add them to the list!
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Until next time…
As always, I love to give shoutouts to the fabulous photographers on unsplash who dedicate their photos for free. Todays Photo are by J. Kelly Britoand Roland Denes
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