Blog Resources


Sometimes people ask me which tools and resources I use for my blog and social media. I’m always happy to help out other bloggers. Blogging is a community, not a competition. Here’s a list of things I use and recommend.

 

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Web Hosting

Bluehost – I absolutely love this host. Not only did I get hosting for $3/month, I also got a free domain name (worth $9.99) and free email accounts. I highly recommend Bluehost. They also have a great affiliate program if you’re interested in affiliate marketing. The original price for hosting is $5.95/month but if you click through my link, there’s usually a discount.

 

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Photos & Design

Creative Market – You can get fonts, templates, designs, images, and pretty much everything you need design-wise. They offer 6 free things every week so it’s worth signing up for their email alerts to make sure you don’t miss anything. The prices for everything else are pretty reasonable.

Canva – This is the easiest way to make beautiful social media images for free. You can buy some of their stock photos for $1 each, but you don’t have to. They have templates set up for each platform with the exact sizes you need.

Amazon Prime Photos – If you already have Amazon Prime, you already have access to Prime Photos. (If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, you should totally get it. I use it for pretty much everything in my life.) I use Prime photos to store and sync all of my photos from my phone. You have unlimited storage for photos which works out well for me because I take A LOT of photos of Toot.

 

 

Social Media Tools

Tailwind – If you don’t want to spend all day pinning your posts on Pinterest but you want everyone to see your pins, you need Tailwind to schedule your pins. You also get some great analytics. My traffic doubled when I started using Tailwind to schedule my pins to group boards. Highly recommended. As a bonus, you can get the first 100 pins and the first month free.

 

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Tailwind Tribes – This is a new feature that Tailwind started to promote sharing between bloggers. You can join my tribe here. You add your pins to the tribe and share the pins of other bloggers in the tribe. Plus it’s free to use even if you aren’t paying for Tailwind!

 

MiloTree – That thing that pops up that recommends my social media accounts? That’s MiloTree! It’s free or you can upgrade for $6/month for extra features. You can link up your Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Mailchimp accounts. It rotates through each account so when your readers come back, they’ll see a different account.

 

 

Blogging Courses

Book Boss – I recently enrolled in my first course! Book Boss is a comprehensive course on how to write and launch a profitable ebook in 90 days or less.

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Looking for more blogging tips and tricks?

Check out my How to Blog series!

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