What I Recommend
Here you’ll find both free & paid tools and resources I recommend to help grow your blog, save money & make money. I’ve either used the product/taken the course myself or am recommending it from another person I highly trust and have benefited from myself. I wouldn’t list anything here that I don’t feel 100% will help you in some way.
Also, there are affiliate links below and if you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a commission. Again, I won’t put any products/resources that I haven’t either used or have verified.
Free Blogging Course
New to blogging? Sign up for my FREE Blogging Bootcamp which takes you step-by-step in creating your own money-making blog. Through this course, I take you by the hand where I show you step-by-step, how to set up a wordpress blog, which plug-ins to start out with, how to create great content, how to optimize that content for SEO to rank in Google, how to monetize your blog so you can start earning money from it, how to drive traffic to your blog and other blogging tips and both free & paid blogging resources to help you become a blogging expert.
If you’re looking to start your own WordPress blog and don’t want to pay a fortune on hosting, Bluehost is the way to go. It’s one of the better hosting companies out there and is very reliable. If you start your blog using my link and get hosting from them for only $3.95 a month. Read how to set up your own money making blog on Bluehost.
Wealthy Affiliate is a membership site I highly recommend you join if you’re looking to either start blogging or take your blog to the next level. You can click below to sign up for your free account or you can go HERE and read my thorough review of the program.
Your theme is what your website will look like when someone visits your blog. When first starting out, you have access to many free themes, but I highly recommend that you eventually (sooner than later) get yourself a professional “paid theme”. That’s what I did. I just uploaded a paid theme, and it was super easy and affordable.
If you’re using Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog, you absolutely NEED Tailwind. This is an automation tool that let’s you schedule out your pins. So, if you’re too busy to manually pin on Pinterest, no problem, this scheduler does it for you! It’s super easy to use and super cheap. I went from 200 monthly Pinterest views to 300,000 is just a few short months using this tool.
Wondering how I create the images for my blog? I use Picmonkey! When blogging, it’s absolutely necessary to add beautiful, captivating images to your blog posts that will grab your readers’ attention. Picmonkey is just one of the many image editing tools. I LOVE this tool. Plus, you get a free trial so you can try it before you buy it. It’s really cheap though, less than $10 a month.
A must-have for all bloggers and writers! Nothing is more annoying to me than trying to read an article only to see a bunch of misspellings and grammar mistakes (not that my grammar is perfect). But, with Grammarly, it automatically checks your work and lets you know when you’ve made grammar or spelling mistakes as you’re working. It’s an extremely valuable tool.
Tools & Resources to Make Money
Affiliate Marketing Training Bundle
Here you’ll have access to a collection of tools, resources and training to learn about affiliate marketing and set yourself up with a proven strategy to get real results with your blog through affiliate marketing. Click here to access the Affiliate Marketing Training Bundle
Boost Your Blog Traffic
Learn new strategies that will help you boost your blog traffic and grow a loyal following (even if you’re brand new).
Grow Your Blog With Pinterest
Learn different Pinterest strategies that many bloggers are using to grow their Pinterest account to 10k followers + and get thousands of blog pageviews each month from Pinterest.
Pin to Profits – List Building
Most blog readers don’t return. So, you have one chance to capture them when you can. This course will show you how to build your list through Pinterest by setting up high converting landing pages and irresistible opt-ins so you can turn your readers into customers.