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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 covering writing, passive income, entrepreneurship, financial independence, technology, and productivity), from my two Facebook Groups, Medium Writing and Substack Writers, or from my website BloggingGuide.com.

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, and 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. This includes everything from pre-monetized blogging platforms such as Medium, Vocal.Media, or News Break to self hosted blogging on WordPress or 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, freelance writing topics, and graphic design.

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

Most of our bonus newsletters are available for free as well (click here to learn more).

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. Create stunning design with our pre-formatted Canva templates.

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. Canva Templates

Custom image templates are fantastic at driving organic traffic and ranking in Google, but are usually to time-intensive for most writers.

Solution—Blogging Guide’s Easy Edit Templates!

The templates offered here allow anyone (regardless of their level of design experience) create stunning custom blog featured images with the free version of Canva. With its intuitive drag and drop interface, you can easily change the text, drag and drop your own images, and customize these templates.

Below is a preview of some of the templates designed for blog featured images:

View Canva Templates

⭐ Free Bonus Newsletters! ⭐

Substack recently introduced a new feature allowing writers to essentially offer multiple newsletters under the same brand. Blogging Guide currently offers 4 bonus newsletters.

To receive these, you must log into your Substack profile settings, and check the box next to the additional content you want to receive.

How to Sign Up for Additional Newsletters

Step 1.

Click on the Menu arrow in the upper right hand corner of your Substack account.

Step 2.

Click on the “My Account” button.

Step 3.

Select the newsletters (in addition to Blogging Guide) that you wish to receive, by checking the box next to the newsletter names.

To read more about our additional newsletters, click the button below:

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Please consider supporting my newsletter and joining our writing community!

In addition to accessing valuable premium articles, our custom digital downloads, media contact lists, 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,