These are the tools and products I have PERSONALLY used for my blog. I only recommend what I use and love and think will help YOU be successful. I have also included plenty of free resources to help you as well!

WEB HOSTING

BlueHost: My web host and the web host of many other bloggers! I have a step-by-step guide for setting up a self-hosted WordPress blog with BlueHost if you need some help help. With my link you can get hosting for just $3.95 per month and a FREE domain name!

Domain name checker: Need to see if a domain you want is available? Use this tool!

WORDPRESS THEMES

Elegant Themes: If you’re looking for highly customizable themes, Elegant Themes is the way to go! Their Divi Theme is incredibly easy to use and customize.
EMAIL LIST
ConvertKit: The BEST email marketing platform for bloggers. Worth the investment if you want to make an income from blogging. Get a free month trial through my link!
Core Affiliate Strategy Guide: This guide shows you step-by-step how to make affiliate income using your email list! The author, Rosemarie Groner of The Busy Budgeter, makes over $20,000 per month using this exact strategy.

PINTEREST

Tailwind: An awesome scheduling tool for Pinterest. I don’t pay for it anymore because I pin manually, but I used the free trial and had great results. You can get a one-month free trial with my link!
BoardBooster: Another great scheduling tool, I use BoardBooster to automatically pin posts from my blog to all the group boards I am part of every day. You can get a free trial through my link.
Pinteresting Strategies: This ebook taught me everything about Pinterest! After implementing the strategies from this book, Pinterest became my top source of traffic (more than 70%) and grew my income from affiliate sales a ton!

COURSES

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This is the only online course that I recommend for bloggers! The creator, Michelle of Making Sense of Cents, makes more than $50,000 per month from affiliate marketing! Whether you are a total beginner or already have some experience with affiliate marketing but aren’t seeing the results you want, this course will help you start earning money from your blog.

GRAPHICS

Creative Market: You can buy social media templates, fonts, and other graphic design elements from Creative Market. If you sign up for their email list, you also get 6 free goodies delivered to you every Monday!
Canva: Free software I use to make all of my blog and Pinterest graphics. It’s so easy to use!

BLOGGING INSPIRATION

  • Blog Post Ideas: All of the posts I have written about blog post ideas! (There are hundreds of ideas!)
  • Income Reports: How I make money from my blog each month

MOST HELPFUL BLOG POSTS

These are some of my most helpful blog posts about blogging, social media, and monetization.

  • How to Start a Profitable Blog
  • 10 Places to Find Free Feminine Styled Stock Photos
  • 20 Best Facebook Groups for Bloggers
  • 100+ Pinterest Group Boards for Every Blogging Niche
  • How I Make Money as a New Blogger Using Pinterest
  • Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers to Make Money
  • Free Feminine WordPress Themes for Bloggers
  • How to Write Affiliate Posts That Convert
  • How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Blog
  • 20 Ways to Make Money Blogging
  • 8 Steps to Turn Your Blog into a Business This Year
  • How I Increased My Page Views from 2,600 to 6,000 in One Month