Throughout my journey as a blogger and online business owner, I have come across quite a few resources that I have found to be extremely helpful. Below is a comprehensive list of everything I use to run my blog and business.
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Siteground: If you are looking to start a blog or website, a self-hosted site is the way to go. After much research, I went with Siteground which is highly ranked and allows you to get your site up and running for as low as $3.95 per month.
Tailwind: This is a website that allows you to schedule your Pinterest content and provides you with analytics to help you better gauge what is working and what is not working. If you are tired of manually pinning daily, Tailwind is a lifesaver.
Pretty Darn Cute Design: Interested in a well designed feminine website? Pretty Darn Cute is the way to go. And not only can you find the theme of your dreams, but they also provide designers to help you build your site.
Studio Press Themes: Looking for a great WordPress theme for your blog, Studio Press has dozens to choose from. Shop premium themes that are SEO optimized, you are sure to be happy with a theme from Studio Press.
Blog Courses and eBooks
Blog By The Numbers: So you want to create a blog but don’t really know where to start. Suzi from Start a Mom Blog created a series of amazing courses to include, Blog By The Number. This course walks you step by step through the process of starting a blog from scratch, with videos! Other courses I have taken with her are List By The Numbers which walks you through setting up a successful email list and Themes By The Numbers for those using the DIVI theme.
Pinterest Ninja: I love Megan from Love Family Health. Her step by step eBook titled Pinterest Ninja gives you the tools needed to successfully use Pinterest to monetize your blog or if you are not blogging you can use these eBook as a guide with affiliate marketing on Pinterest.
The She Approach: Looking to boost your blog traffic, The She Approach to Boosting Your Blog Traffic is a great place to start. Ana goes into great detail on how she increased her blog traffic and was able to monetize her blog. And if you join her email list you get weekly Tuesday tips which I have found to be very helpful!
Work from Home
Freshbooks: In need of a low-cost system that allows you to bill and invoice clients quickly and easily? Freshbooks is an amazing tool that provides you with not only the ability to send invoices but to track all money going into and out of your business.
Mailerlite: If you are looking to build a list of subscribers a mailer system is a must. I went with Mailerlite and really like how everything is laid out and how easy it is to use.
PixiStock: If you are looking for beautiful feminine stock photos, PixiStock is one of my favorite sites to go. Alicia is a professional photographer that provides beautiful photos perfect for use on social media or on your website!
Positive Parenting Solutions: If you find yourself constantly nagging or yelling at your kids, you need this course. We have used principals in Positive Parenting Solutions for over 2 years and immediately saw a change in the family dynamics. I often pull up the course to review some of the concepts.
Erin Condren: I don’t where I would be without my life planner. I have used Erin Condren Life Planners for 2 years and love everything about it. I plan my family’s entire week and month in that planner.
Day Designer: Day Designer has been my go-to for checklists and work-related tasks. The layout is different from most planners I have seen, for someone who works off of checklists, the Day Designer is perfect.
Blitsy: If you haven’t checked out Blitsy you are missing out. This website has amazing stationery and crafting supplies. I can get lost on their site for hours. Whether I am looking for stencils, stamps or my favorite- planner stickers. Blitsy is my go-to for all my crafting needs.