With all of the paid resources out there, it’s nice to know there are still lots of free blogging resources available too.
There are lots of great resources available for bloggers and you can end up spending a lot of money. But when you are starting out, it’s helpful to know that there are tons of free resources available too. Two of my favorites are listening to podcasts and watching free webinars.
Listen to podcasts
One of my favorite ways to learn new things is by listening to podcasts. I have a 30-minute commute twice a day, 5 days a week. Listening to business and blogging-related podcasts has been a great way to pass the time and also give me new ideas for my business.
I listen to podcasts using the Stitcher app on my android phone.
The downside of listening to podcasts is I have way more ideas than time to implement them.
Since I’m a mom, I like to listen to business podcasts run by other moms. A few of my favorites are:
- Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger
- Business Boutique with Christy Wright
- Build Your Tribe with Chalene Johnson
- Being Boss with Kathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson – This one would not be good to listen to with young kids around because they do use strong language from time to time.
A couple other business podcasts I enjoy that are not run by moms are:
- Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn – I don’t listen to all of these because there are so many and not all of them are relevant to me.
- Food Blogger Pro with Bjork Ostrom – This podcast appeals to analytical side because Bjork always asks those technical questions.
Do you have a favorite business (or non-business) podcast? I have a few non-business podcasts that I enjoy too.
Watch free webinars
Another way I like to learn new things is by listening to free webinars.
A lot of free webinars with have a pitch at the end for a paid product. But if it is a good webinar host, there will still be value in the free webinar being offered.
Soak up those free bits of information. I like to take notes and add items to what I call my “future to-do list.” This means they are not on my to-do list for today or even this week. But when I have some time I can look at that list for things to do to help my business.
The bad thing about webinars is they are only offered for a short time.
Podcasts are great because you can listen to them anytime. Webinars are great too, but you have to catch them when they are available.