Start a Website
Bluehost is the hosting platform I use for my new websites that I start from nothing. Why? Because it's the cheapest and easiest to use -- especially if you're just starting out with a website or blog. Plus, you get a domain name completely free, which many hosts don't offer. I highly recommend using Bluehost for your first website, and you can get started for $2.95 per month, which is an exclusive NatalieBacon.com offer.
5 Day Online Business Bootcamp is my free ecourse that shows you how to start an online business, just like I did. You'll learn exactly how to go from knowing nothing to having a website up and running. This is completely free, so you have nothing to lose.
This is another completely free tutorial where I walk you through how to start a website, step by step. This is a blog post, so if you don't want to take the free course above, you can jump start your website by following this tutorial.
Blog Structure Blueprint is a template that gives you a visual for how to organize your blog. I used this when I started and it taught me exactly how I should format my blog for the reader, which is something I didn't even know I needed to care about. How you organize your blog is super important for your blogs success, and this download is completely free, so you might as well grab it and take a look.
The Beginner's Guide To Branding Your Blog is an amazing download that shows you how to create a brand for your online business so you attract the right customers. It's free, so you can download it right now and get started designing your blog the right way. I love this one!
Divi Theme is an amazing website theme that you can use to create a website that looks exactly like NatalieBacon.com. It's completely customizable and super easy to use. If you want to design your blog so it looks professional, I highly recommend Divi Theme!
Blog With A Full Time Job is my premium course where I help students set up, launch, grow, and monetize their blogs from scratch, all while working full time (just like I did). My course is completely different than other blog courses in that I incorporate scheduling, productivity, and mindset work, which is necessary if you're going to learn how to blog and have a full time job. I suggest going through the free content then joining this course to grow and monetize your blog.
Blog With A Full Time Job 12 Month Plan is the 12 month plan I teach for starting, growing, and monetizing your blog while working full time. This is a completely free download that you can use as a planning tool for creating, growing, and monetizing your blog. By the end, you can have a profitable blog while working full time throughout the whole thing.
Grow Your Business
ConvertKit is the email marketing platform I use and recommend. In order to make money with an online business or blog, you need to be collecting email addresses from Day 1. There is a direct correlation between the size and engagement of your email list and the amount of money you make. ConvertKit is the best platform and what I use for all my email marketing, which is how I make most of my money. It's a super easy to use platform that makes everything you need to do pretty seamless in your business.
Teachable is the platform I use (and love!) for hosting my online courses. I am so happy I found Teachable because it’s super easy to use and understand. It's the best for creating and hosting your own digital products. I can't say enough about it. If you want to create and launch your own products, use Teachable!
ClickFunnels is the service I use for selling my digital products. It’s the best solution to selling products through your blog with a built-in sales page builder. The sales page builder is incredibly easy to use. Since having a high converting sales page is arguably the most important component to selling a product or service, this is reallllly important. ClickFunnels is also super easy to connect to your blog, create a dynamic and professional sales page, take payments, and deliver your product to your readers. I created this page in ClickFunnels!
Lead Pages is the platform I use to create landing pages. It’s really important to have separate landing pages with nothing distracting to your readers when you are trying to get them take action. You need a landing page program to do this, and Lead Pages is known as the industry standard. They're so good! I’m super happy with Lead Pages and can't imagine not using it on my site.
Understanding CSS is a course that shows you how to do very basic coding. If you're a new or beginner blogger, this course was made for you. It's simple and easy to understand and it will help you make sure you won't break anything on your site. It's an amazing course, and I highly recommend it!
Dot Com Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online is a book by Russell Brunson (one of my favorite marketers). I learned all about funnels from this book. So, if you plan to turn your website into a profitable business, you need to learn and understand funnels. This book is an absolute must read!
Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice is another book by Russell Brunson. This book shows you how to create your business in a way that sets you up for success in a way that your fans and followers will love you. It's a must read, too!
Planoly is an Instagram app that I'm obsessed with. Planoly allows you to pre-schedule your posts and move them around so you can see what your feed will look like in advance. I don’t know of another tool to help you grow your Instagram following more effectively than Planoly. I love it!
Opt-In Monster is what I use for the pop-ups on my site. In a world where pop-ups work but Google penalizes the use of them, Opt-In Monster is the perfect solution. I am OBSESSED with Opt-In Monster because I can use an exit-intent popup on my site and only for specific categories. Not only that but using images in your popups increase engagement. It’s amazing!
If you want to hire someone to help you build your website, there's no one I recommend more highly than Grayson Bell from iMark Interactive. I've used him since Day 1 of my blog, and he is extremely good at everything blogging (he's also very reasonably priced)!
Flourish with Facebook Ads is a course that teaches you how to run Facebook Ads in your online business. If you have a business that you want to scale (and make a lot of money doing it), this course shows you exactly how to do that with FB Ads. The creator is my former FB Ads coach, so she's amazing! You can even take $50 off as a reader with code: NATALIE50.
Constant Contact is another email marketing provider that will help you grow your business. If you're looking for an alternative to ConvertKit, Constant Contact is the way to go. It has features that are very user-friendly and has amazing customer support. Email marketing is so amazing and it's the most important way for you to grow your business. Constant Contact is an email marketing platform that can help you do just that.
Make Money Online
How I Made $45k In 1 Year Blogging While Working Full Time Free eBook is a free version of the book I have in my shop. I breakdown the overview of how I made money blogging while working full time from a high level view in this freebie, showing you exactly how much money I made and what schedule I used to make it happen while working full time.
7 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Blog Income Overnight is a completely free download that gives you 7 new ways to increase your revenue immediately. This is a great tool to get started with increasing your income (especially when you don't know where to start).
Six Figure Blogger is the course I took that tripled my income from making a few thousand dollars per month to becoming a six figure blogger. This is the course that allowed me to quit my day job. In Six Figure Blogger, you’ll learn how to create digital products and sell them on your website. You get an exact step by step guide in this course, which is invaluable. I'm obsessed with it!
Your Way To VA is a course that shows you exactly how to become a virtual assistant You'll learn exactly how to go from knowing nothing about being a VA to running a successful business with complete flexibility and freedom. If you want to start making money online now, virtual assistant work is one of the fastest ways to do it, which is why I can't say enough about it.
Earn More Writing is a course that shows you how to start getting paid to write. You don't need any experience or to even be a good writer. You'll learn how to write and set up shop so you can start making money from home as a writer. This is how I started making more money before my blog ever did, and I loved it!
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is an online course that teaches you how to make money blogging with affiliate marketing. The creator of the course, Michelle, makes $50k+ per month from affiliate marketing on her blog. She's a true boss at what she does. The course rocks, and I keep going back to it to improve my own affiliate marketing strategies. You also get access to a private Facebook group by signing up and it’s very active with bloggers helping each other make money blogging with affiliate marketing.
The Pro Blogger Bundle is the ultimate compilation of blogging courses that take you from zero to six figures (and beyond) in one single package. It's four blogging courses in one. By following each and every course, you can go from knowing nothing about blogging to making it your full time gig. I took this bundle and absolutely love it because it got be to full time blogger status. I tripled my income in one year after going through it!
Master Your Mindset, Goal Setting, And Productivity
Design Your Dream Life Guide is a free eBook on mastering your mindset, emotions, productivity, time management, goal-setting, and habits. This eBook explains how to make shifts in your thinking so that you can create the exact results in your future that you want the most. Download it now to check it out!
Dream Year: How to achieve your #1 goal this year and feel good doing it is my goal setting book (and workbook) that is different than any other book on the market. It has a unique way of showing you how to set and accomplish your biggest goal in 1 year and feel amazing doing it. It's changed many of my readers' lives, and I highly recommend reading it before you set your next goal.
Design Your Dream Life 7 Day Training is my 7 day free course on mastering your mindset, emotions, productivity, time management, goal-setting, and habits. This training gives you daily exercises to make shifts in your thinking so that you can create new and better results in your future. If you want to design your dream life, you should seriously consider this free training.
Design Your Dream Life Academy is my premium personal development course that shows you exactly how to improve your life through mindset, emotions, productivity, time management, goal-setting, and habits. This is the most in depth course on the market and if you're not 100% satisfied, you can request a complete refund. If you care about designing your dream life, I highly recommend going through this course!
The Five Minute Journal is a journal with prompts for you to fill in every day in less than five minutes that help you practice gratitude. It's my favorite journal for practicing gratitude, which is so important to living an abundant life. I highly recommend this journal - I get so much personal joy out of using mine.
The Productivity Planner is the sister journal to the Five Minute Journal, except instead of being for gratitude it's for being productive. I have used this planner for years. It has helped me focus so much, which leads to being so much more productive. I highly recommend incorporating it into your daily routine!
Transform Your Money Beliefs
The Money Mindset Guide is a complete guide to mastering your money mindset, including money beliefs, saving, spending, debt, making money, and creating your own money philosophy. This is a fantastic free eBook that will change how you look at money forever. Grab it and take a look!
Money Mindset 7 Day Training is my 7 day free course on mastering your money mindset so you can create the results you want with money for budgeting, spending,, saving money, getting out of debt, and making more money. This is game changer for so many of my readers, and it's completely free, so you have nothing to lose!
Money Mindset School is my money mindset course where I teach you how to go from stressed and stuck with money to becoming a money magnet.
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