Resources

HOSTING PROVIDERS

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.

 

DOMAINS

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

EMAIL MARKETING

Convertkit – one of the best and most widely used email marketing platform

AWeber – great for marketing campaigns

 

BLOG DESIGN TOOLS

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

 

THEME SOURCES

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

 

WRITING TOOLS

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

 

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

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

 

BUSINESS TOOLS

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.

 

SHOPPING

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!)

 

Useful Reads:

A step-by-step guide to starting a profitable blog

20 Ways to earn income from your blog