When DIY Blogging isn’t for You: 5 Alternatives to Self-Hosted WordPress

Here on ProBlogger, we’ve always recommended self-hosted WordPress (aka WordPress.org) as the very best platform for blogging. And with good reason. Many of the world’s largest blogs and websites run on self-hosted WordPress. Thousands of plugins and themes are available – many for free, although there are lots of premium options too. And a self-hosted …

How wombling saves money on shopping

We post a lot of freebies, but not many are available year-round, pay for your supermarket shop or earn you entirely free meals. Wombling could… Credit: Frankie Roberto – Flickr.com One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. And with wombling, this treasure comes in the form of dumped receipts – yes …

Universities Minister says students should be compensated for lecturer strikes

Sam Gyimah wants universities to take any money that would have been paid to lecturers, and give it to students. Credit (foreground): Policy Exchange – Flickr With UK universities in the midst of widescale lecturer strikes, the Universities Minister has called for unis to compensate students for any lectures they’ll miss. Conservative politician Sam Gyimah …

237: How Collaborations Can Accelerate Your Blog’s Growth

Hi there and welcome to episode 237 of the ProBlogger podcast. My name is Darren Rowse and I’m the blogger behind problogger.com, a blog, podcast, event, job board, series of ebooks, and courses designed to help you to start and have an amazing blog that’s going to change the world in some way, that’s going …

Majority of students say they’re AGAINST suggested change to fees

It’s one of the more high-profile student finance changes likely to be debated by government, but the majority of students are against it. Credit (foreground): Cash Money Records Inc Theresa May’s announcement of a year-long review into student fees and finance has reignited the debate on how the system should change, but one major suggestion …

Are you due a student loan refund for repaying too early?

Grab those old payslips! This is exactly how to find out whether you’re one of the thousands owed a student loan refund after making early repayments. There’s only one number that matters on your payslip, and that’s the big juicy one at the bottom which tells you how much money you’re getting paid, right? Well …

Behind the Scenes of ProBlogger’s First Course Ever

Last month we launched our very first ProBlogger course. After a whirlwind few weeks (months, actually ), I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a bit of what happened behind the scenes while creating the Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog course. Why have we only started offering courses this year? To say it’s …

Students and Accommodation 2018 – Infographic

This infographic illustrates the key statistics from our National Student Accommodation Survey 2018. We heard from over 2,200 students about their struggles, concerns and opinions when it comes to student living. Read the full written report here. If you would like to include this infographic on your own website, you’ll find the code to use …

Theresa May announces huge review into university fees and finance

We’re here to cut through the political spin and inaccurate press reports to bring you the facts. Credit (foreground): Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916 – Flickr Theresa May has announced an independent review of student fees and finance that could lead to reductions in the cost of tuition and the interest rates of loans. In a …

236: 5 Areas to Focus on to Grow Your Blogging Income

Hi there and welcome to episode 236 of the ProBlogger podcast. My name is Darren Rowse and I’m the blogger behind problogger.com, a blog, podcast, events, job board, series of ebooks, and courses, all designed to help you as a blogger to grow your blog and to build profit around your blog which is exactly …