You started your blog and have been working hard to create great content. You’ve been promoting your blog posts on social media. You’ve even joined Facebook groups dedicated to doing chore threads with the hopes that you’d find some people who are genuinely interested in your blog. But your blog traffic is still disappointingly low.
You keep hearing that the key to getting solid blog traffic is to get into people’s email inboxes. To do that, you need to build your mailing list. But you’re struggling to figure everything out.
Perhaps you already have a list of opt-in freebie ideas written down and you just don’t know how to bring those ideas to life.
Maybe you are trying to decide which of the many email service providers you should use to build your list.
Or perhaps you already have a small list, but it’s growing at a snail’s pace.
You want to create an email opt-in that gets people excited to join your list. You just need help with the design and tech side of things.
If there is one thing I have learned over the years it’s that design and tech can cause bloggers to want to pull their hair out in frustration.
I totally get it!
As a self-taught web and graphic designer, I’ve definitely had my fair share of hair-pulling moments. Lol! That’s why I love to help other bloggers with those things. They come easily to me now and I know that I can help others learn enough to check off some of the big things on their to-do list.
I also know that most new bloggers don’t have a big budget for these things. You don’t have the money yet to hire someone to create your graphics or grow your list for you. You are in full DIY mode and need to learn how to handle the design and tech aspects of list-building on your own.
That’s why I created this course.
This 5-week course will help you design gorgeous opt-in printables for your niche, promote them across social media, and set everything up in your chosen email service provider so that you can start really building your mailing list- and your traffic.
The best part? I show you how to do it all with FREE and paid software so that you can find the right option for your budget!
Hi! My name is Monique and I’m the owner of Monique B Designs, where I design custom email opt-ins/printables, websites, and book covers/layouts for my clients.
I’m also the blogger behind Living Life and Learning. I homeschool my two sons and daughter (ranging from 1st grade to 11th grade!). I use my blog to help moms and educators alike to achieve their parenting, education, and organization goals with a sense of purpose and joy.
Over the 5 years since I started blogging seriously, I’ve designed well over 200 printables for my readers, resulting in tens of thousands of downloads. Printables have helped me to grow my list to 25,000 subscribers. I’m passionate about helping other bloggers to grow their lists by offering their readers content they will love.
What the tech?
- How to decide on the right email provider for your needs (and your budget)
- How to choose the right program to design your printables
I will show you how to use Microsoft Powerpoint to create your email opt-ins. Although some printables can be created in Canva, Powerpoint is the recommended software for this course.
This course will show you how to use both free and paid options for setting your opt-ins up to be delivered to your subscribers’ email inboxes.
Although I use Indesign and Photoshop, I want to make this available to bloggers who don't use Adobe Creative Cloud.
Let's get started
- How to find and combine the right colors to make your designs POP
- How to use visually striking font combos (ditch Arial or Times New Roman!)
- Where to find gorgeous images to complement your text
- Where to find cute clip art
- “I need to have a copyright page? Say what!”
Brainstorm Opt-in Ideas
- Top 5 ideas to find the best email opt-in for your website
- List of 20+ email opt-in ideas for any niche
Design Things - The Good Stuff
Tutorials shown in Powerpoint:
- How to create your own wall art
- How to create a printable checklist
- How to create a daily schedule page
- How to create fun kids’ activity printables (counting cards, puzzles, writing worksheets, etc)
- How to save your printables as jpegs and PDFs
MAKE YOUR PRINTABLES EDITABLE
- How to use free software to make your printables editable
- How to make sure your PDFs are secure
CREATE YOUR OWN MOCK UPS
All tutorials are done using free software - Canva and Pixlr
- Create irresistible mock ups your readers will love
- Create beautiful pins that will get your posts noticed
- Create those cool ebook cover mock ups for free
Bonus: Learn about the best photo sizes for the different social media platforms
Get Those Freebies on Your Site
- How to add the email opt-ins to your site
- The best way to send freebies out to new subscribers
- How to create an amazing resource library for subscribers
- Tech training for Activecampaign, Convertkit, Mailchimp, and Mailerlite
Bonus tech training: How to set up Thrive Leads and Leadpages
Time Saving hacks to create printables in no time
How to Promote Your Freebies
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
- Members will gain access to the private Facebook community where I will be doing Live Q&As, giving feedback on designs, and helping you if you get stuck on something in the course.
By the end of 5 weeks, you will have created printables you love that will help you build a community of readers who love to hear from you.
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Beta class will open Tuesday, May 1st, 2018