Siteground – the fastest hosting provider to host a self-hosted blog
Bluehost – best option for unlimited disk space and bandwidth
Hostgator – reliable hosting and site uptime
IPage – for hosting on a budget hosting starts for as low as $1 per month
Wix – for beginners who do not wish to use the WordPress platform
Shopify – the best hosting provider for an e-commerce site, beginner user-friendly. Click here to get a 7-day free trial.
Namecheap – most affordable long-term domain provider for multiple domain purchases
You can hire an agency to design and set up your blog for you here.
Click here to have a professional transfer your site from WordPress.com, Wix, Blogger or Squarespace to a self-hosted WordPress.org site.
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL BLOGGER
Shaw Academy – get a Diploma in Blogging & Content Marketing in just 4 weeks!
Udemy – get access to hundreds of courses that will better you as blogger and help you become a professional in no time
Convertkit – one of the best and most widely used email marketing platform
AWeber – great for marketing campaigns
Canva – the best free tool to design blog graphics and find design templates
Picmonkey – best Pinterest and social media graphics to market your blog’s brand
Placeit – Find the best design mockups for your brand for your brand
Crello – for free PNG downloads and designs
Stencil – design personalized graphics
Designrr– design your very own ebook(s) without paying an expensive designer.
Themeforest –the largest marketplace to buy the best themes for your blog or website at an affordable range of prices, as well as other every other design goods you may need from their parent site Envato Market
CreativeMarket – wide range of affordable and elegant blog themes and other blog resources. With free design goods available every week when you sign up to their newsletter
Divi – the most powerful theme out there to design your website using a drag and drop interface
Restored316 – feminine and elegant themes for female bloggers looking for female themes
Grammarly – check your spelling and get your grammar and English corrected for all your blog posts
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS
Buffer – schedule all your social media posts at optimized times, and automatically post at scheduled times
Tailwind – best tool to schedule Pinterest posts and join tribes to help market your blog
Gold Nitro – automate and grow your Instagram account with organic traffic. Click here to try out the 30-day free trial.
Later – easily schedule your Instagram posts for later
ShareASale – my favorite platform to find, apply to and manage your affiliate links
Wealthy Affiliate – learn about affiliate marketing and earn on referrals as you learn
Freshbooks – keep track of your accounts with this easy to use accounting bookkeeping tool.
Payoneer – create international bank accounts (from major countries around the world) online for FREE and manage them all from one platform.
Amazon– my number one store to find books and resources that will help you on your blogging journey.
Alidropship – get a dropshipping site created for you for only $299 or buy a plugin for only $89.
EARN EXTRA MONEY
Fiverr – get hired for freelance jobs or hire people to do small tasks for as little as $5.
MagicEars – teach English to Chinese students for only $24 an hour. No degree or experience required.
Four Corners Alliance Group – sign up for a one-time fee of $18 and refer 4 people only to earn a lifetime commission on all your referrals as well as their referrals (only do this if you are sure you will be able to get referrals!)
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