I have put together a list of helpful resources I use to run my blog and my social media accounts that can be interesting and useful for you 😊
Each resource is shown within categories, so it is easy to spot related resources or recommendations.
This post contains affiliate links, which means that I might get a small commission at no cost to you.
Bluehost is the web hosting I use for this site.
It is super easy to set up and install WordPress, has an excellent customer service and a very competitive price. For $3.95 a month you can have a web host plan for a year (It becomes cheaper as you purchase a longer plan) And it gives you a free domain name. Excellent quality for the money! For a more in-depth review about Bluehost and how to start a blog read my post: HOW TO START A BLOG IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES.
Pretty Darn Cute Design has great and beautiful designs for your blog. They are all responsive and easy to use. You can customize your widgets and personalized your blog as much as you can. great prices, perfect for us starting out 🙂
Grammarly will help you with your content. It will show grammar and misspelling mistakes. Tell you when you are using passive voice and much more. If you upgrade to their premium plan, there are much more possibilities, and it will help you become a better writer. I have my premium account now, and I am thrilled.
Check out my Grammarly review if you want to see what the premium plan will offer you. Try a free week of Grammarly Premium and check it out for yourself.
Affordable Courses for New Bloggers:
Turn Your Dreams Into Money: How to Build a Six-figure Blog and Live the Life You Want. Whether you are a new blogger or you have been blogging for quite some time there is a lesson in this course for you. With Emma’s course, you can learn the fantastic strategies she has implemented in her own blog to transform it into a six-figure blog. Emma is offering from now to November 30th a huge discount of $50 off her regular price. Head over to her page and insert your code to get the discount. CODE: BLACKFRIDAY.
AtThe She Approach Shop you can find The She Approach To Boosting Your Blog Traffic Ebook totally worth it and at very affordable price! It will help you get starting with blogging and everything you need to know to be successful from the beginning. Ana also has theFrom Zero To Superhero Affiliate Marketing Bundle that is just amazing. This bundle includes an ebook and videos that will help you set up an affiliate link on your blog. 100% recommended. If you are just looking for a Master List of Affiliate Programs, she also has you covered 🙂
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Scale up your Bloggers Game:
Making sense of affiliate marketing is a fantastic resource and way to learn everything about affiliate marketing. And what is better than learning from the best? Find out how Michelle went from $0 in affiliate income to over $50,000 per month. It is incredible how many details she pinpoints in her course. I have taken it in less than a month and I am working hard to implement all her advice and insights. If you want to make money with affiliate marketing, this course is totally worth the money.
Helping your Pinterest Game:
If you spend a lot of time on Pinterest, you need Tailwind.
It will reduce your time on Pinterest and will help you become more efficient. You can schedule your pins for the whole month and forget about it. Find tribes to skyrocket your traffic, make connections with other bloggers, and get insights on your Pinterest site.
Get a free trial and a $15 to spend on your upgrade if you register on Tailwind through this link. For more information about Tailwind don´t forget to read my blog post: HOW TO USE TAILWIND TO EASILY INCREASE YOUR AUDIENCE
Boardboosters will also help you with your Pinterest game. It is pretty easy to use, and you can schedule content to share with your tribes, use campaigns and, for what BoardBooster is best known, looping. With the looping tool, you will make sure that your oldest post comes back alive by scheduling a series of loops and bringing them back to the top. This way old pins will be easily seen again on your board and the Pinterest feed. Get a free trial now!
SnapChum Is described by its creators as “Pinterest follower management, analysis, discovery and scheduling tools.” Find who has become your new follower on Pinterest and who has unfollowed you. Create a custom list of people you don´t want to unfollow. Upload pins in bulk and schedule them from the app.
Easy peasy! Get a free week of the starter plan for SnapChum.
Rock your Social Media:
Tailwind for Instagram is relatively new but is something you need to try if you spend a lot of time on Instagram.
Tailwind will not only show you the best times for you to post but also it will show you the best hashtags related to your content. How does Tailwind do this? Well, I attended a free webinar Tailwind offer about Instagram Marketing, and it´s quite impressive how their algorithm shows you the best hashtags that are more beneficial for you based on the amount of post each hashtag has. The best hashtag will be shown in dark green; Niche related hashtags in gray, good ones in light green and competitive hashtags in orange. To get a free trial of 31 posts and $15 towards your Tailwind for Pinterest upgrade register through this link.
Affiliate Marketing Programs:
ShareASale is a great Affiliate Program for new and old bloggers.
There are a lot of merchants and programs to choose from, and it is easy to get in for new bloggers.
They don´t have a minimum of followers to approve your account.
Maven Xchange works like a little Pinterest platform but for fashion and decoration related products. You can create boards and add your favourite products. Other people will see it as they find your Pinterest boards and if they decide to purchase anything in your boards, you will get a commission. The best part is that even if you choose to buy from one of your boards, you also earn that commission. Neat!
ShopStyle is yet another way to monetize your Pinterest images and is all about fashion.
You can create different boards with affiliate links that you have browse from your favourite stores and create widgets with your favourite outfits. It is really easy, and you can directly share them on your Pinterest, Facebook, Twiter or Instagram account. If someone buys the product you advertise on your boards, you will earn a commission. Also, you can earn some pennies if people click on the image.
Swagbucks is a platform where you can make some extra money with surveys, watching videos, searching the internet and making purchases online. I have been able to make around $100 on Amazon gift cards, which is very useful when holidays and birthdays come around. A great resource for a little extra cash!
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Search and Discovering What’s Online at Swagbucks.com
Ebates will make your online shopping more valuable.
You can earn cash back from different merchants and make some extra money. If you sign up through this link you will receive an incentive of $10, not bad huh? If you are thinking to purchase a Bluehost plan make sure to have Ebates installed to earn an extra $10 in cash back 🙂