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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!
(THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS HOWEVER, I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND ANYTHING THAT I DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR USE MYSELF. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT MY DISCLOSURE POLICY HERE)
EBOOKS & COURSES
Elna Cain is a blogger and freelance writer who has grown her online businesses to an all-time reach. She teaches you all about how to find the right type of blog traffic and how to convert that traffic into subscribers and loyal customers.
Blog By Number – StartaMomBlog
Suzi Whitford demonstrates and walks you through every step of starting a blog and making it a success with her Blog By Number Ebook. From starting a blog and then growing your audience, Suzi is right there with you as a helpful guide.
She is also able to manage her blog while also raising her children and teaches you how to do it too.
This course by Suzi Whitford (yes she is on here a lot. She is just plain awesome) shows how to write amazing blog posts quickly. But also how to create content-rich blog posts that will benefit your readers.
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.
Traffic Transformation – by Lena from WhatMommyDoes
Lena is a stay at home mom of 3 who was able to increase her blog traffic from 17k to 400k monthly page views in only 10 months. And through her new strategy of keyword research and optimization training, she can teach you how to do it too. Her ebook has been purchased by over 1200+ bloggers who are loving all of her tips.
Pinterest Strategies – by Carly Campbell from MommyonPurpose
After using the tips and tricks described in Carly’s ebook – Pinterest Strategies, I have more than tripled my blog traffic. Carly breaks her Pinterest ebook into easy to read sections and also pictures. I have learned so much just from reading this ebook and I highly recommend everyone learning about Pinterest from Pinterest Strategies.
BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Web Hosting – SiteGround
SiteGround is a web hosting company. If you are looking to start a website or blog I recommend choosing SiteGround. Not only do they have very good customer service, but they also have an amazing price for web hosting. SiteGround also has the fastest and safest service available.
Blog Theme – Elegant Themes
After using several Free WordPress themes and having my site running super slow and not performing, I finally broke down and decided to purchase a theme for my blog. And I am so happy that I fell in love with the first one that I tried which is the absolutely amazing Extra theme by Elegant Themes. They have both a Yearly Acess and a Lifetime Access option that allows you to use any of their awesome themes as well as their Plugins. They also have Theme Updates, Premium Support, Unlimited Website Usage, and more.
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.
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!!!
I use Canva to edit all of my pictures before posting them on my blog. It is an easy tool that can be used to edit your pictures in so many ways. Canva also has several ready-to-use templates within a drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online. And did I mention it is FREE?
*Did I miss any helpful tools to build and monetize your blog? What are your favorites? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS. I ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR FROM MY READERS!