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The ultimate list of blogging tools and resources!
These blogging tools and resources are perfect for seasoned bloggers and new bloggers!
When I first started blogging in 2013, I had no idea what all went into it. Personally, blogging started as a way to share our tot school adventures and over time turned into more of a place to encourage mamas to thrive in all areas of life.
With my love to create community and encourage others, I have found that I love cheering on other bloggers. I know what a gift the community of bloggers has been to me, and love being able to foster that for others.
Blogging Tools and Resources
Get an email address for your blog- It is best to have your blog email separate from your personal email. Once you do this, get ready to start your email list!
Mass Email Service
GMass- Check into using GMass for your email service as it will help you stay organized with your emails! They have a great open rate which is essential for when you are sending emails.
Website Hosting and Tools
Website Hosting- Siteground is my favorite host for websites. I have tried one other host and had issues, but everything has been smooth with Siteground. They have the best customer service and great rates. I am using Self-hosted WordPress so you need to have a host with that.
Computer- A couple of years ago, I purchased a Chromebook and I absolutely love everything about it! It was reasonably priced and has been the perfect computer for me to use for blogging.
How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup– I love that this book has action steps at the end of each chapter. I recently read this and learned so much as I worked through it.
The Pinterest Launch Plan-This course is absolutely the best! I highly recommend it!
A Blogger’s Guide to Google Drive– This course is the price of a coffee. It really helped me get organized!
5 Days to a Successful Blog Launch– These free tips will help you get off the ground and running with your blog!
Blog Start Up 101- Who better to learn from than Money Saving Mom herself?! This course is a low price and well worth your money! I also love following her on social media for more helpful tips!
Google Drive- Using Google Drive to organize your blog files is something that I have been working on. This tutorial has been helpful. I also use it to organize my blog content (see a course listed above).
Semikolon Notebook– I love a good notebook and adore this one because of its size and variety. There is a lined, graph paper, and blank paper section. It can hold all of my random notes and monthly to-dos.
Facebook Scheduler– There is proven research that Facebook prefers if you schedule using their scheduler. When you have a page for your blog, you can schedule outposts.
Canva- I use the free version and use this to create my printables for my blog.
If you are looking for helpful tips to improve your photography, check out these posts:
Share a Sale– This affiliate network works with a huge number of companies.
Amazon– The options are endless with what you can link to.
Grove Collaborative- There are cleaning, personal care, and baby care products available. Naturally weave these into posts to receive a commission.
Remember, if you are sharing about something you love, check to see if there is an affiliate program for it! Also, always make sure to disclose you are using affiliate links. Always stick with sharing links that make the most sense with you and your readers!
WRITING A BOOK
Anatomy of a Book Launch– This is a very helpful post, and you can also sign up to get her free launch process which I followed.
Gumroad– This is what I use to host my PDF versions of any books. It is set up well and you can set up affiliates with it as well!
Createspace– Self publish a printed book using Createspace. This is how I published my book.
What blogging tools would you add to this list?