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Resources

I have dedicated this page on my blog to assist you in choosing the best resources for your blog.  These are tools that I have tested myself and am using now or in the past. I will list them in categories to make things easier for you.  Some of these links will be affiliate links I only recommend products that I love.

Best Hosting for your Blog

Interserver Web Hosting First Month For a Penny

I use Interserver for my domain registration.  They are also my hosting company!  So therefore, I think they are the best hosting for your blog.  $0.1 for your first month!

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If you would like another option, I have also used SiteGround and I love the change in speed! Their customer service is second to none.

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Another excellent choice for a hosting company is Bluehost. If you purchase a package you can register a domain name for free.

Themes for your Blog

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I started with the WordPress, Adelle free theme from Bluchic.  You can find it in your customizer in WordPress. Bluchic offer a number of feminine themes in their store. They also offer landing page and Canva templates. As soon as I upgrade my theme, I will be heading to their site! And for this reason, Bluchic is the best place to buy themes for your blog.

Bluchic also offer many courses and helpful pdfs on their blog to help you start your business. I recommend their email course Build a Powerful Online Presence to help build your brand.

StudioPress Theme of the Month

Studiopress offers themes that are reasonably priced and excel in both esthetic and function. All of their themes are built on the Genesis Framework, which makes your site faster, more secure, and more SEO-friendly.

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If you want to spend a little extra money on your theme, I recommend the Genesis Framework. Your blog will look super professional! Whether you’re a first-time blogger or seasoned developer, Genesis gives you the safe and SEO foundation that takes WordPress to another level. Themes are optimized for Guttenburg.

Plugins for your Blog

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I use Sumo to boost my e-mail capture conversion rates. Plus, I love the customisable widget! It helps my readers easily share my content. This is why they are the best plugin for your blog.  

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The Yoast plugin can help you to get more visitors from Google and Bing, attract more visitors from social media, increase your readers’ engagement and nail your SEO!

SEMrush

Semrush is a great addition to the Yoast plugin. It really helps you dive into SEO. Try it free for 7 days!

MiloTree has helped me to increase my social media followers and best of all my Pinterest followers! I have even been able to gain subscribers to my email list. Super plus!

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Viglink is the BEST! This app will help you monetize your blog immediantly! The app sends your visitors to merchants that pay high commissions automatically. Without having an affiliate link! It will also send visitors to a site with the same product for a higher commission. All the extra functions are optional, so if you have affiliate links that you wish to use, you can.

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MonsterInsights is super helpful! If you are not a “techy” person and Google Analytics confuses you, this plugin will save your biz! It places all the important stats on your WordPress dashboard in easy to understand graphs. I love this app!

The Best Email Tools for your Blog

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I have used GetResponse for my email autoresponder.  They have beautiful templates.

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Right now I’m loving Mailerlite!  The program works well on my tablet.  Which I love because most drag and drop features only work with a mouse.  They are free up to 1000 subscribers!

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Mailchimp is another great email automator.  They allow you to have up to 2000 subscribers for free!

Social Media

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I love this scheduler! With Crowdfire you can curate content, schedule posts, track conversations and measure performance
from a single dashboard.

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I know every blogger has heard of Tailwind! This scheduling app will take your pageviews to new heights. Schedule those Pinterest pins ahead of time and free up your time for more content creation! Start your FREE trial today!

Business Resources

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Thinkific has an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to share your knowledge, increase your audience, and grow your business. If you are thinking about creating a course, I recommend this app!

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I organize my business finances with Quickbooks Self Employed. They help me find all the deductions!

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If you want to create a website specifically to sell your products I recommend Volusion.  Very easy setup.  I plan on using them for my blog branding business!

Free Privacy Policy

Free Privacy Policy will take care of the legal side of your blog. From their site, “Our Privacy Policy Creator includes several compliance verification tools to help you effectively protect your customers privacy, while limiting your liability, all while adhering to the most notable state and federal privacy laws and 3rd party initiatives.” Protect your blog today!

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Deluxe Business Products can help boost your business. They have custom logo design services, apparel, promotional items, website and marketing materials. Check them out!

Courses to Help Start your Blog

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Did you ever wish you could learn all the skills you wish you had.  Do it now with Skillshare!  I have taken so many classes!

I have an in depth course available for free to help you start a Money Making Blog from the start. Why waste time. I’ve made all the mistakes, why should you? Give the course a try and let me know your results; I love to hear how your blogs are doing! I have linked to my post which helps you to decide on a niche the very first step to starting your very own blogging biz!

Blog Branding

I have recently offered my services to my clients and started my own blog branding business. Right now I am only offering 4 packages to start. If you are looking to increase your engagement on social media and turn those followers into customers, why not let me help you! How, you ask? With my gorgeous graphics that customers want to click, share and pin! Give my business a shot. You will not be disappointed!

For a limited time, I am offering my Basic Package for free! Fill out the form below to receive 2 editable Canva templates! Use them on Pinterest to promote your biz! Get your’s today!

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Affiliate Programs

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Shareasale is an Affiliate Marketing Network. They have numerous businesses to apply for, once you get accepted, such as Tailwind.

Side Hustles

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Survey Junkie is an excellent way to earn money in your spare time. If you don’t mind taking survey, give them a try!