Over the last couple of years, I have consumed a lot of educational materials – free downloads, ebooks, paid courses, webinars, etc. Chances are, you have too. While it’s OK to toss free downloads to the wayside as far as your wallet is concerned, it’s not OK if you do this with the stuff you pay for. You want to get the most out of your ebooks and courses, otherwise it’s like chucking money in the garbage on a regular basis. And who wants to do that!
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Here are my top 12 tips for making sure you get the most bang for your buck when purchasing conference passes, courses, and ebooks for your blogging education.
PS. Some of the courses mentioned throughout this post will have affiliate links. They are all courses I have taken myself and have found valuable for my blog and my business. You have been warned as per FTC regulations.
1. Take actionable notes as you are reading or listening.
Notice I didn’t say take notes, but take actionable notes. Instead of just writing down a tip, write down how you will apply that tip to your blog. For example, while taking the Bestseller in a Weekend course, instead of writing a note about how to come up with great ebook titles, I wrote down several ebook titles that I would like to write. Chances are, you are going to be most inspired to take action as you are reading or listening to course material, so take advantage of that moment of inspiration.