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How to Use a Resources Page to Grow Your Traffic and Income

Today’s episode is part 9 of the new ‘Today, Not Someday’ podcast series. The focus is actioning your ‘someday’ list, the things you’ve always wanted to do to improve your blog but have struggled to make happen. For details about how the series works, check out episode one here. I’ve included a full list of episodes below.

The focus of today’s episode is about how to create a resources page to help your readers, grow traffic, and grow income.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • Why a resources page can be good for your blog
  • 4 reasons why I created the first resources page for my blog
  • 7 things you can include in your resources page
  • 7 tips to make sure your resources page grows your traffic and income
  • 7 real life examples of highly effective resource pages you can refer to when you are creating your own

Further Reading and Resources for How to Use a Resources Page to Grow Your Traffic and Income

The resources page on ProBlogger, a page where I list useful tools, services and training for bloggers (since recording this podcast we’ve begun updating this page – but we’ll further refine it for visual appeal in the coming weeks).

Examples of effective resource pages:

Other episodes in the Today, Not Someday Series:

Meet my new friend, Edgar (and a SPECIAL OFFER)

I’d like to welcome a new sponsor to the ProBlogger podcast for the duration of this 10 part series, my friend ‘Edgar‘.

Edgar is a tool I’ve been using since January of this year that does exactly what this series is about. It enables you to make the work you do on social media keep paying off for the long term. You put a little work into Edgar today by adding social media updates highlighting the great content in your blog’s archives and Edgar goes to work to share them to your followers not just once but by queuing your updates to keep delivering to into the future.

The team at Edgar have put together a special deal for ProBlogger readers which gives you a free one month trial. Sign up for your free one month trial at Here’s a video of how I use Edgar:

If watching videos isn’t your thing – here’s a blog post I wrote on how I use Edgar.

How did you go with today’s episode?

What will you include in your resources page? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below, and feel free to include a link if you’ve already created it.

The hashtag I’ll be using to talk about this journey on social media is #TodayNotSomeday and I encourage you to share your journey too, using the same hashtag.

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  • Lawrence Wilson

    This is really good information. I’ve just started a resource page on my blog. Thanks.

    • you’re welcome Lawrence – hope it works well for you.

  • Marc Miller

    I am one of those people who already has a resources page. However, Darren is correct that I need to update it. I have found it does go out of date or I need to add new books that I have reviewed. This is to get down before the new year.

  • Whoo hooo! Darren mentioned my blog ( – about female friendship, gifts, inspiration) for my comment on the Problogger podcast! 🙂 I totally meant what I wrote – that I find this podcast (as well as blog & Periscope updates) super valuable to my blogging. Thanks Darren! Debba / Girlfriendology p.s. I am now adding a resources page too 🙂

  • Sarah @ Say Little Hen

    I really enjoyed this podcast. I already have a form of resource page on my blog but after listening today there are definitely some improvements I can make. Thank yo for another great podcast.

    (Here is my current page, which I now intend to make some changes to: )

  • Do you recommended having one central resources page or topic-specific ones? I already had a lot of posts on Pinterest so I started a Pinterest-specific page
    I have plans to develop more as the content grows but now I wonder if I should be creating one single page instead.

  • I never thought of such a page. It’s such a great idea but now I need to figure out how I can work it into my blog and what to put on it. Just made some major design changes on my blog, so this is a good time create a resource page. I also like the idea of using catchy but relevant name. Thanks much Darren for another great podcast.

  • Michelle Stern

    I am returning to my website after a career detour and am listening to your podcasts for inspiration on how to resuscitate it 🙂 The other day I listened to this podcast as I took my afternoon walk, and then when I sat down, I broke down several of the pieces into manageable tasks that I could check off, one by one (which makes me feel like I am accomplishing something!). I’m sharing the link to my resource page, even though it can use further additions – but sharing it with you will hold me more accountable. Ever the eager student, I would hate to disappoint you – my virtual mentor, but I have to start somewhere 😉 Here goes:

  • Ademola Abimbola

    Awesome podcast. I’m inspired to go setup a resource page on my website too.

  • Thanks for the advice on how to build a resource page. I finally put one together, although still not complete, I did publish the page. My blog is at My next task, is to build a start here page. Who would have thought building a blog was HARD work. 🙂