When you first start a blog it can be tricky and also very frustrating trying to figure out what tools you should use. I felt the exact same way when I started this blog and have made many mistakes along the way until I finally found these amazing tools and courses that have helped me so much.
So, here is my list of all of my favorite Blogging Resources!
BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Web Hosting – Bluehost
Blue Host is a web hosting company. If you are looking to start a website or blog I recommend choosing Bluehost. Not only do they have very good customer service, but they also have an amazing price for web hosting. Starting at $3.95 per month you could have your own web hosting service. Sign up HERE to get your domain and site builders for FREE. I personally use Bluehost and have been very pleased.
Related: How to Start a Successful Blog!
Grammarly is an automatic grammar checker. It eliminates grammar mistakes, checks for plagiarism, and improves your words and style. My writing has become so much better just from having Grammarly on my computer. Oh and I forgot to mention there is a FREE version. I use it and love it.
Email/Social Media List Builder – MiloTree
MiloTree is an Awesome Plugin that provides a pop-up on your site. With MiloTree you grow multiple platforms at once. MiloTree also has four different pricing options ranging from FREE and up. Finally, this Plugin is one of my absolute favorites. It helps me add more followers without even thinking about it.
Pinterest Scheduler – Tailwind
Tailwind allows you to schedule your Pinterest pins automatically. It also saves me so much time and has helped me grow my blog without having to be on Pinterest all day. Since I have had Tailwind my Page views have quadrupled. I think every blogger should look into setting up Tailwind to get more traffic to their blog from Pinterest. SIGN UP HERE TO GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE!!!
Design – Picmonkey
I use Pickmonkey to edit a ton of my pictures before posting them to my blog. It is an easy tool that can be used to edit your pictures in so many ways. PickMonkey is very affordable at only $2.75 per month. And with this membership, you will have access to a ton of amazing features. PickMonkey also offers a FREE version!
Social Sharing Plugin – Social Warfare Plugin
As a blogger you want your content to be shared through social media. In fact, over 98% of my traffic comes directly from social media. Because of this, I want to make it easier for my readers to share my content to their social media sites. I do this through the Social
The Social Warfare Plugin allows you to add social media sharing buttons to your blog posts as well as other places on your blog. With this plugin, I am able to make it very easy for my readers to share my content which in turn brings me more page views.
EBOOKS & COURSES
Affiliate Marketing – Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
As a new blogger, it is extremely difficult to figure out which strategies you should use to make an income from your blog.
Michelle earns over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, and she shares all of her amazing tips in this course. In this course, there are 6 modules, over 30 lessons, over 20 worksheets, bonuses, an extremely helpful exclusive Facebook group, and more, and she goes through everything when it comes to affiliate marketing, *This course is a MUST if you want to be successful in Affiliate Marketing!
How to Make Money Blogging – Make Money Blogging at any Level
Making money blogging can happen at any level. Whether you have 1,000 page views or 1 million. You can make money. After several failed attempts at making an income through blogging, Victoria Pruett finally figured out how to make an income without having millions of page views. After purchasing her ebook, ( Make Money Blogging at any level ) and using the tips she has laid out, I was able to increase my page views by from barely 100 per day up to over 1,000 per day. The best part is that her ebook is only $20. Yes, you read that right! And it is well worth every penny.
Blog Traffic – 17 Strategies I used to Increase My Page Views
If you are a blogger who just can’t seem to get the traffic you are looking to get to your blog this ebook is for you. Learn what strategies Lena used to bring her monthly page views from 17k to 350k in just 9 months.
Elise McDowell, the creator of House of Brazen teaches other women entrepreneurs how to increase their passive income online through her ebook. Elise also shows you each step she took to make her first affiliate sale in less than 24 hours using Pinterest.
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