BLOGGING RESOURCES & TOOLS
I’m sharing my top recommendations with you and giving you an inside glimpse at the resources and tools I use to run my business.
If you’re a new blogger or online business owner this resources page is going to be your best friend! This page is a complete list of all the tools and websites Trevor and I use for this blog. We’ve organized the resources according to where you’re at in your blogging journey:
- Resources to Start Your Blog
- Resources to Grow Your Blog
- Resources to Monetize Your Blog
- Resources to Organize Your Blog
Lucky for you, Trevor and I are very frugal people, but we also appreciate paying for high value. We love premium tools, but refuse to pay premium prices if we can find a more affordable alternative.
We’ve conducted thorough research and have tested many tools throughout the years. The list below represents the “best bang for your buck” resources to run your business!
Before sharing the resources I use, I need to share an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. This is, of course, at no cost to you, and I only share products that I use and love myself. Please read my disclaimer for more information.
Resources to START Your Blog
DIVI is the best WordPress theme for beginners, pros, and everyone in between. The visual builder and premade layouts make it extremely easy to customize pages. We’ve used a number of different themes to build websites. When we discovered DIVI and the DIVI builder, our minds were blown. We switched our site over to DIVI and have never looked back.
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Resources to GROW Your Blog
Traffic trifecta masterclass
Sign up for this free masterclass and learn how to explode your traffic with Pinterest. You’ll learn the 3 strategies that create the Pinterest Traffic Trifecta, why these strategies work so well, and how to implement the strategies for optimal results. Plus, you’ll learn 5 Pinterest myths that are hurting your business.
Not only can I manage subscribers and easily create gorgeous behavior-based automated email campaigns, but it also allows me to create landing pages, popups, and embeddable opt-in forms.
Bloom is an email opt-in and lead generation plugin for WordPress. Bloom integrates with MailerLite and allows you to create beautifully designed mobile responsive opt-in forms. Generating leads from your blog is crucial to your success so make sure you have eye-catching forms that compel your readers to take action!
Bloom is normally $89 per year, but if you purchase Easy Blog in a Box you’ll receive lifetime access to Bloom!
Monarch is a social sharing plugin for WordPress. We previously used Social Warfare (which we also loved) but Monarch is part of the Elegant Themes family and integrates nicely with the DIVI theme.
Monarch is normally $89 per year, but if you purchase Easy Blog in a Box you’ll receive lifetime access to Monarch!
Resources to MONETIZE Your Blog
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She’s helped hundreds of beginning bloggers transform their blogs into profitable businesses through affiliate marketing.
Resources to ORGANIZE Your Blog
With Asana, I can quickly see what I have scheduled to be completed today and start working on the next most important item on my list. And since Asana is an online tool, you can access it from any device. This comes in handy when an idea randomly pops into your head. No matter where you’re at or what you’re doing, you can open your Asana app on your phone and schedule a task.
I’m not sure how it works or why it works, but Brain.fm somehow allows you to get hyper-focused and instantly transforms you into “get shit done” mode.