I’ve compiled a list of the top blogging resources, tools, and software that can help you save time and make your content creation process easier, and more efficient.
For setting up your blog and online business
DreamHost offers a discount for you if it’s your first time purchasing a hosting plan from them. You can get started for as low as $2.59/month (special deal as of July 10, 2021 but it could change so please double check the website). This is great if you’re testing out the blogging waters.
Heartenmade WordPress Themes
By far my favourite feminine WordPress theme that I’m so in love with because it’s so beautiful and customisable.
How to Build a Money-Making Blog course
Take the guesswork out of building a profitable blog. Go from feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed to getting clear on establishing your dream blog and how to monetise it!
The How to Start a Money-Making Blog course contains:
- 15+ lessons that contain the elements of a profitable blog
- the Blogging Business Plan workbook to apply what you learn
- A list of tools you need to help you build a money-making blog
- Learn the 7 different ways you can start monetising your blog
- Ultimate blog post formula so that you never forget what to include in a blog post again
- Blogging Tasks Timeline on how to prioritise your tasks from set up to launch
- Step-by-step guide on how to set up a self-hosted WordPress blog
Legal Pages for Your Blog
Genesis framework is like the foundation of a house, in this case, your blog. It’s a theme frame work, which needs a child theme. Going back to the house comparison, a child theme is like the design of your house.
An easy-to-use platform where you can sell digital products, coaching services, courses, memberships and even build a community. Aside from selling, there are also email marketing services available.
AmaLinks Pro is a WordPress plug-in to help you increase your Amazon affiliate click-throughs to increase your affiliate sales.
For content creation
An intensive keyword research tool to help you find keywords that are easy to rank for and optimise your blog post.
Consistent Creator’s Content Calendar Template
An editable digital content calendar template designed to help you manage your blog efficiently.
The Content Planner
If you prefer physical planners, this one’s is my favorite. Not only is it beautiful, it’s fillable with monthly spreads and even a goal-setting section. It’s a great physical planner to help you stay on top of your content and even manage a business.
A design website that helps you easily create beautiful graphics using pre-made templates, which you can customise.
Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Adobe’s editing software that helps you customise a photo to your liking using presets or manually making edits.
RankMath is a WordPress SEO plug-in to help you optimise your content. It ranks your content with a score to see how optimised it is and gives suggestions on how to improve your post.
CoSchedule Headline Analyzer
This free tool studies your blog post title and gives it a grade depending length, emotional impact, as well as the type of headline. It’s a great guide to use when learning how to craft headlines that stand out.
Get access to free beautiful, high-quality stock photography.
For analysing your content
A free analytics tool to give you a better idea of what content to focus on to grow your blog.
For building your email list
An email marketing platform with many functions like crafting beautiful landing pages to help you build your email list. They have a free plan for email lists under 1000.
A Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Sales
This ebook is great for those who want to explore affiliate marketing. Not only does it have a list of brands you can start becoming an affiliate for, but it also has tips on how to succeed in affiliate marketing.
Pitching to Brands & Creating Lasting Brand Relationships
When it comes to brand collaborations and sponsored posts, there’s a lot to learn. Where do you find these opportunities, and how exactly do you approach brands? And once you have, how do you cultivate a long-term partnership with them? That’s what this ebook is about.