Blogging is a great way to express yourself, share your passion, or grow your business. As a blogger, you’re always looking for ways to improve your blog.
If you want to learn how to set up your blog, make changes, and strategize, consider taking a blogging course.
The good news, in this age of online learning, is that there are many well-crafted blogging courses that can provide you with the tools and insight you need to get started or make your blog stand out. You’ll be surprised at how much you can pick up with a few online resources.
Where to Start
If you’re just getting started, the first thing you need to do is learn how to use your chosen blogging platform.
If you are using WordPress, the most popular platform for blogging, you might want to try one of these courses:
The WordPress.com Blogging for Beginners course allows you to learn everything you need to know about blogging from the most trusted experts in the industry.
In Understanding WordPress – How to Navigate Self-Hosted WordPress you can learn with instructor Grayson Bell, who has been blogging with WordPress for over 14 years.
Another popular blogging platform is Medium. Casey Boticello, Medium blogger expert and founder of Medium Blogging Guide, has a blogging course for $49.99. If you pay an additional $40, you will also get a one-year subscription to his Blogging Guide, which will help you stay up to date with strategies for monetizing your blog.
If you plan to use the Blogger.com platform, watch a free tutorial from a blogging expert on Youtube.
Another option popular with bloggers is Squarespace. There is a great free course that breaks down the different components of this platform and shows you some possibilities to explore when you become a more advanced blogger.
Courses for Building Your Blog
Once you’ve chosen your platform and learned basic blog setup, you may like to move on to learning some general blogging tips and strategies. There are countless platforms where you can learn about these.
Free Courses to Grow Your Blog
If you’re looking for some budget-friendly options, try a free blogging course.
Professional blogger Yaro Starak offers email blogging courses. His free 10-day email Foundation course will help you get started and avoid pitfalls. He also has other free resources and email courses, such as how to buy and sell blogs to make a profit.
Popular Blogging Courses to Consider Purchasing
Here we highlight some of the many courses available for purchase.
One of the most popular and accessible options is Problogger. Courses range from free to $99.
You could start with Problogger’s free Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog course, which gives you 12 lessons. From there, check out some of the other courses that help you learn how to create content, find readers, build your community, and make money.
Another popular platform to find helpful blogging courses is Udemy. Top courses often include articles and other free resources.
The highly-rated course, Build a Blog in 30 Days is $79.99, but is sometimes on sale for as low as $14.99.
Best-selling course, Blogging Masterclass: How To Build A Successful Blog In 2021, taught by expert, Brad Merill costs $129.99 for 3.5 hours of content, but is sometimes on sale for as low as $25.99.
Another place you can find blogging courses is on LinkedIn Learning. Buy individual courses or sign up for the unlimited plan starting at $19.99.
Try Starshine Roshell’s Writing a Compelling Blog Post course for 45 minutes of content that will help develop your voice and build your brand.
Skillshare has become a popular place for online experts to share skills. Watch introductory videos for free, but for most courses, you will need to upgrade to a premium plan at $19 a month or $99 a year.
One highly recommended course is Creating Content That People Love to Read (and Google Loves to Rank), by longtime blogger, Raelene Morey.
Moz for SEO Tips
If you’re struggling to gain traction on the web and want to learn SEO for blogging, look at what Moz, a leader in SEO, has to offer.
Moz’s course on SEO fundamentals costs $49 for 67 minutes of content, or the course, Learn Keyword Research is $119 for 84 minutes of content, and they post free video content every week on their Whiteboard Fridays segments.
Courses to Help You Monetize Your Blog
Below is a sample of courses on different monetization strategies for your blog.
Alison Reeves Masterclass on The 4-Step Framework for a Money-Making Blog will teach you how to make your blog unique, create great content, and generate a passive income.
Udemy course, Blogging for a Living – Perfect Small Budget Project with Theo MacArthur gives you 13 hours of quality content on monetizing your blog with low up-front costs. Normally $129.99, the course is sometimes on sale for as low as $25.99.
Courses for Mommy Bloggers
Popular Mommy Blogger, Suzi Whitford has a highly recommended and popular Blog By Number course.
For $97, you get 3 hours of content to teach you how to make money, even on a blog that you are starting from scratch. Suzi shares lots of free resources along the way, and shows you how to cut costs and increase profits.
Courses for Travel Bloggers
Proven Travel Blogger Matthew Kepnes, or “Nomadic Matt,” has a training and mentorship program to help you start, build, and become successful at making a full-time income from blogging.
Nomadic Matt has a team to help you develop a strategy, learn all about the technology, and become an SEO master. Get access to his course for $79 a month, or pay $199 per quarter for full access to his material, including hands-on assistance and a supportive community.
Courses for Food Blogging
If you’re considering this niche, look at Food Blogger Pro and Learn How to Start, Grow, & Monetize Your Food Blog with Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom.
The Ostroms have a free podcast on their website, and an option to buy a membership, which grants you access to expert advice, guidance, and a community of like-minded bloggers.
Taking a blogging course is a great step to starting or improving your blog. Why not try one of the courses and see what you learn?
Also, don’t forget to check out the other resources on our blog. We’ve written a lot of articles and guides for new and experienced bloggers so be sure to browse through them as well!