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Having (and growing!) an email list is key to building a consistent and successful business. But sometimes it’s difficult coming up with catchy and convincing ways to get your readers to hand over their email addresses. Yes I know a lot of people do easily throw over their email addresses for a little something free BUT if I know you well enough, I bet you want that freebie to be something phenomenally amazing that will keep them coming back for more and more and more!

So what to do?

Create a free resource library in WordPress that includes a bunch of content upgrades like super handy checklists, step-by-step tutorial pdfs,  video chats, styling brand guides or even free blogging graphics – the list is really endless.

Just make sure you tailor it to your business or blog.

Below is the process I’m going through to create a wildly outrageous resource library for my web design & development clients post launch. I’m hoping it’s going to blow their socks off and really help them to get the most out of their newly built website.

Anyway, on to the tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

And please, if you find it handy and create a marvelous resource library then send the link my way, I’d LOVE to see it!

Create a resource library in WordPress

This tutorial guide is actually really simple, so to begin you’ll need a new page called resources (or something along those lines), an email service provider account like MailChimp or ConvertKit, some thumbnail images of your resources and your resources saved on an external source like dropbox.

Now I know you can get even fancier and use plugins like Essential Grid to layout your resource library but for this tutorial guide, I’m keeping it simple and as always, straight forward.

Follow along with this video tutorial for step-by-step instructions…

And that’s it. I really hoped that this tutorial guide helped you create a rocking resource library that adds value to your readers. Drop me an email if you have any questions or if you’d like to share what you created.


  1. Matthew on 10th October 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Very helpful little tidbit 🙂

  2. Deanne on 10th July 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Hello, I’m not about to find the Column shortcodes plugin. Any tips?

  3. Kristen on 22nd July 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! Super informative and helpful!

  4. Anisa on 3rd September 2018 at 3:18 pm

    This is helpful. A couple questions though. Do you ever change the password or just keep it the same? What happens if you forget the password?

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