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The Easy Way To Create A FREE Resource Page For Your Site


Every Blogger Needs To Have  A Resource Page On their Website. In addition to your regular blog posts, your resource page gives your reader a free access to high quality content and useful freebies.

The Page May Be Created  In Two Ways. 

  1. Make your RESOURCE PAGE easily downloadable or ready in an instant.
  2. Make YOUR RESOURCE PAGE Password Protected - Meaning your readers need to enter a password in order to access the page. 

What is a Resource Page anyway?

A resource page is your stockroom of all the tools, freebies, tips and link to valuable contents that you find useful and can be shared to your readers.

It’s a simple way to provide a ton of extra value for your readers.

In this blogpost, I'll show you how easily you can create one for your site.

Here's how:

1.  Make your Resource Page easily downloadable or ready in an instant.

Note that in this example, your Resource Page is readily accessible to all who will visit your site. Also in Option #1 you won't be able to collect emails in order to grow your list. 

Let's move on.  

Important:

  • Create all the freebies and links that you will connect to the Resource page.  
  • Some examples: a printable worksheet, calendar, checklist, a workbook, free stock photos, a video tutorial, etc. a guide, or an ebook.
  • Use graphic images  that are clickable and will lead your readers to your awesome freebie. 


Here's an example of what's on my Resource Page:

35 free stock photos
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Now once you're done creating your freebies, you may now set-up your Resource Page, it's easy peasy:

  • Access your WordPress dashboard then goto > Pages > Add New >
  • Then create the Title of the page.
  • Attach all the images of your freebies
  • Attach the link, and voila! Your free resources page is ready for use. 

               Here's a view of my resource page.

  • Don't forget to include the FREE Resource option on your menu 

Truly, it's as simple as that!

Easy to access awesome resource page!

2.  Make it Password Protected - Meaning your readers need to enter a password in order to access the page


Important:

  • Option #2 can only be used by bloggers with self-hosted WordPress.org
  • Create all the freebies and links that you will connect to the Resource page.  
  • Some examples: a printable worksheet, calendar, checklist, a workbook, free stock photos, a video tutorial, etc. a guide, or an ebook.
  • Use graphic images  that are clickable and will lead your readers to your awesome freebie. 

For Option #2, your resource page can be used to collect emails to build your email list.

As most bloggers use their resource page as an incentive, thus they protect it with a password before anyone can have access to it. 

This may also be used as a tripwire when you're promoting in your social media channels. In short, free resource equals free traffic to your blog or site. 

Here's how you do it:

  • Access your WordPress dashboard then goto > Pages > Add New >

  • Then create the Title of the page.
  • Enter a title for your new page. This title will be visible on your website menu, for me, I chose “Free Resources”. It depends on you on how you want to call your resource page.
  • Attach all the images of your freebies.
  • Attach the link to the image. 
  • Hit the Publish button. Now you have a published resource page.

Now to make this page password protected:

  • You will go into your page editor and WordPress
  • Look for the Visibility tab on the left side of your screen, and click EDIT.

  • Select  “password protected” and type in the password you want to use.
  • Enter a password.  For me, it's SIDEHUSTLE.
  • Click Save or Update!

In option #2, this is what will appear in case your reader that hasn't subscribed to any of your opt-in offer yet clicked on the free resource option on the menu:

To give your readers access.

On your email marketing strategy, you’ll want to set up an automated email that will deliver the password to the resource page.

Upon sending an email to your subscribers, include the password information with a simple explanation of what's in store for them inside your RESOURCE ARCHIVE. 

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Now,  you can connect with your audience and grow your email list. 

It's all free!

I hope this article has been helpful!

Melanie Ramos

A working MOM that's hoping to fund a dream. Found the courage to build a profitable side hustle and wishes to share her skills with passionate side hustlers like her. Coffee addict. Workaholic. Blogger. Marketer & Mentor.