Blogging presents us with awesome opportunities.

For many, it represents the potential for freedom. There are countless stories of people who have used blogging to free themselves from the shackles of traditional employment.

I happen to be one such person – I was first able to quit my job through freelance blogging, and I now run a successful blog article writing business and generate ‘passive’ income through my blog and its associated products. You can learn more about my story here.

However, these opportunities are not open to everyone. There are many out there who have the passion and motivation to create a blog, but simply don’t know how. They feel that they lack the technical chops to set a blog up and get it working in the way they would like.

And while there are endless resources relating to the creative side of blogging (my clear favorite being How to Start a Blog That Matters over at Fizzle), I see far less comprehensive technical help available for complete beginners.

To clarify that point, while there are plenty of technical blogging tutorials spread across the web, I’ve never found a free blogging course that does a great job in showing a complete blogging newbie how to get their blog set up in the way they would like – covering everything from design to functionality and beyond.

So I decided to create that course myself.

At the core of Beginner Blogging is a complete online course that will show you how to create a blog from scratch. It is presented and written in an easy-to-follow manner under the assumption that your technical computing experience is limited to simple tasks such as web browsing, email and word processing.

I’ve used the benefit of my years of blogging (and my specific experience with the WordPress blogging platform that we use throughout this course) to create this course from the ground up myself. It is exhaustive yet extremely easy to follow, with simple step-by-step instructions and screenshots galore.

Best of all, it’s completely free. So what are you waiting for?

Take the course now.

And if that’s not enough, we publish fresh tutorials on every technical aspect of blogging every single week on our blog. Our ultimate aim is to become the only resource a beginner blogger needs to tackle every technical obstacle they might come across.

About Tom Ewer (Founder)

Tom EwerHi there! My name is Tom and I’m a 29-year-old professional blogger from the United Kingdom.

I quit my 9-5 in 2011 when I decided that freelance blogging was a viable means of making a full time living. I was proven to be right, as my foray into freelancing has now grown into an article writing business with a team of writers. Much of the content we produce is focused on blogging.

That is the biggest way in which blogging has benefited me to date, but it certainly not the only way. I am also the founder of Leaving Work Behind – a blog for people who want to quit their jobs and create online “freedom businesses” – and Paid to Blog – an online course for freelance bloggers.

I blog (or have blogged) for the following WordPress/blogging related websites:

I’m passionate about helping others create successful online businesses, and I see blogging as one of the best ways to do so (directly or indirectly). That is, in short, why I created Beginner Blogging.

Please drop me a line if you have any questions or if you just want to get in touch!

About Andrew Urevig (Tutorial Writer)

Andrew UrevigHey! My name is Andrew. I’m a blogger and college student from the United States.

In high school, I struggled to find a job flexible enough to fit my crowded schedule – until I discovered blogging. I began ghost writing for several blogs, and I didn’t quite believe it was real until the first time I got paid: Someone from another country sent me money. For fun work. On the Internet.

And hey, I earn a lot more from blogging than I would get for flipping burgers.

Freelance blogging was the perfect high school job; it’s now helping me through college, and someday, it can be a career. That’s the power of blogging.

I do a lot of ghost blogging, but I’ve also blogged under my name at ManageWP. Besides that, my blog work has led to non-blogging opportunities like writing for Foundr Magazine.

I’m excited about writing tutorials for Beginner Blogging! I hope that my posts provide clear steps that help you navigate the world of blogging and WordPress.

About Andrew Pasaporte (Support)

Andrew PasaporteHi! I’m Andrew – the guy you turn to if you’re running into trouble with the course. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the Beginner Blogging course or anything else blog related, and will try to help you whatever way I can.

Like Tom, I also believe that blogging offers incredible opportunities. I quit a 9-to-5 office job in 2009 and have never looked back. I have blogged for a few websites, writing about everything from sports to travel, photography, and much more!

Aside from the financial gain one can get from blogging, I also found out that online success is not hard to find with the right resources, and especially with a great mentor.

I’m sure Beginner Blogging will be a great resource for you. Let’s get in touch!