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Welcome to the Blogging Guide newsletter!

Blogging Guide is a newsletter which helps writers navigate the digital publishing landscape and shows them how to monetize their content.

Blogging Guide’s newsletter contains industry insights and analysis on digital publishing platforms and blogging, from me, Casey Botticello.

Many of you probably know me from Medium (I write articles dissecting a number of platforms, including Medium and Substack), from my Medium Facebook Group, Medium Writing, or from my website

About Me

I am an internet entrepreneur, experienced writer, and digital marketing consultant. In addition to having started countless online businesses, I previously worked at a lobbying and strategic communications firm and a ridesharing tech startup.

I am the editor of several top Medium publications, including:

I am also the admin of the largest Facebook Group for Medium writers, Medium Writing. I am also the admin of Substack Writers, the first Facebook Group dedicated to helping Substack writers achieve success.

Blogging Guide Content

Blogging Guide is unique in that it focuses specifically on making money by writing online, whether that means blogging or through content marketing. 

I am focusing on dissecting the large digital publishing platforms, such as Medium, Substack, WordPress, HubPages, Quora, LinkedIn, Vocal,, and Ghost.

In addition to breaking down, reviewing, and sharing tips to succeed on these platforms, I will also be including content aimed at helping writers with social media marketing, email marketing, and content marketing.

This table of contents is intended to serve as an organized list of content for readers checking out my newsletter for the first time, free sign ups, or paid subscribers looking for the links to their premium content.

The first section contains links to content available to all free sign ups. Free signs ups are users who sign up for the email list, but don’t actually subscribe to the paid newsletter.

The second section contains links to content available for paid subscribers. Paid subscribers refer to users who have paid either an annual or monthly subscription fee (or have been gifted or “comped” a subscription).

Content for Free Sign Ups

To see a list of all of our free articles, click the button below. These articles are available to anyone who has signed up for Blogging Guide with an email.

Free Articles

Premium Content for Paid Subscribers

This content is only accessible to paying subscribers. Premium content for paid subscribers includes the ability to:

  1. Read premium articles only available for subscribers.

  2. Download custom digital downloads and contact journalists and influencers through our media contact lists.

  3. Read subscriber-only eBooks from our growing digital library.

  4. Listen to episodes from our subscriber-only Blogging Guide Podcast.

  5. Access free custom Canva templates from our newsletter partner, Canva Design.

1. Premium Articles

If you are a paid subscriber, and wish to see a list of all of our premium articles, click on the button below (if you are not a paid subscriber, you can click the button and preview the premium articles).

Premium Articles

2. Digital Downloads

This section contains an updated list of paid subscriber-only tools which are available for download.

  1. Custom Medium Article Drop Caps Letters (A-Z)

  2. Custom PPT Editable Templates for Stunning Medium Article Images

  3. Custom Article Page Dividers

  4. Media Contact Lists (by News Organization)

  5. Media Contact Lists (by Topic)

These tools can otherwise be purchased through my Gumroad store.

Paid Subscribers Click Here for Access

3. eBooks

You can also download our subscriber-only eBooks:

  1. Quora Marketing

  2. Reddit Marketing Strategy

  3. How to Create Your Own WordPress Website (Today)!

  4. Gumroad Guide: A Guide to Selling Digital Products on Gumroad and Making Passive Income

  5. How to Sell on Fiverr

  6. The Definitive Guide to HubPages

  7. Vocal.Media Guide: How to Make Money Writing on Vocal.Media

These eBooks can otherwise be purchased through my Gumroad store.

Paid Subscribers Click Here for Access

4. Podcast Access

The Blogging Guide Podcast is a series hosted by me, Casey Botticello, the founder of, numerous Medium publications, and the Blogging Guide newsletter on Substack.

I discuss the latest in digital publishing news, monetizing online content, and answer questions requested by readers and listeners. Full episodes of the Blogging Guide Podcast are available to paying newsletter subscribers as a bonus feature.

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5. Canva Templates

Canva templates from our sister newsletter Canva Design are now included for free with all paid Blogging Guide subscriptions.

While I think these templates will be useful to the vast majority of my readers, I realize that some will not want to receive this second newsletter with custom templates.

For this reason I cannot automatically enroll all Blogging guide subscribers in the Canva Design newsletter.

So if you want to be added to the Canva Design newsletter and are a paid Blogging Guide subscriber, click on this post and follow the simple instructions.

Canva is a free graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations. 

One of the cool things about Canva, is that it is easy to share your designs with other users.

Canva Design is a newsletter, which sends out custom Canva templates directly to your email.

You can edit these templates with just a few clicks of your mouse! Everything is extremely user-friendly, and Canva allows anyone (even those with no tech experience) to create amazing graphic designs!

(The title graphic at the top of this post/email was made using Canva)

While there is a paid version of Canva (Canva Pro), all of the custom templates that I send out can be edited using the free version of Canva.

Simply go to to create your free account (if you don’t already have one).

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In addition to accessing valuable premium articles, our custom digital downloads, media contact lists, podcast, Canva templates, and a growing list of subscriber-only eBooks, you are directly supporting my efforts to run this newsletter, manage multiple writing-related Facebook groups, develop content for several informational Medium publications, and compile my monthly Medium earnings report.

Thank you for your support! It truly means the world to me, and I will do my best to provide you with as much high value blogging-related content as possible!

Until next time,