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SiteGround – Siteground is by far one of the top recommended hosting providers among bloggers. They are known for their great customer service and supurb hosting stats. They have hosting plans starting at less than a latte a month for you to set up a blog on! We have a Step by Step guide on how to start your blog with SiteGround. Set up for your blog is super easy with SiteGround and you can even get a transfer for free if you need one when starting up hosting with them!
NameCheap – NameCheap has both domain names and hosting. I use NameCheap for my domain name purchases always. If you use NameCheap for hosting I recommend using their managed WordPress hosting packages instead of the shared hosting package.
HostGator – This hosting service has been around for a long time. I have been using them for many years and have no complaints whatsoever with the service. Plans start at $2.75 per month when paying in advanced for shared hosting and go up from there. *HostGator is now owned by EIG, many bloggers have had issues with EIG owned companies. I personally have not experienced issues but I like to be transparent 🙂
Tailwind – If there is one social media tool I will make sure I always have for my websites, it’s Tailwind. This makes Pinterest a breeze. You can schedule pins at peak times based on when your followers use Pinterest. And you can schedule well ahead in advance, so if you want to take care of your next 30 days of Pinterest you can.
MailerLite – MailerLite is a great email service. They offer full automation for email workflows. And they have a great user-friendly interface. This email service is free to use up to 1,000 email subscribers and/or 12,000 emails per month. This is one of the easiest to use email services for newbies that has such a generous free to use plan.
Pinterest Ninja – this eCourse takes you from setting up your Pinterest Business account all the way to how to get conversions with your pins and learning about Pinterest SEO and how the Pinterest Algorithm works. There are 3 different Pinterest Ninja bundles to choose from, with Bundle #3 including a Profile Audit.
Make Your First Affiliate Sale eCourse – This is a FREE eCourse from TheSheApproach.com. Make Your First Affiliate Sale is an email course that shows you how to make a successful affiliate marketing strategy and how to make passive income with your blog. This course will take your from the basics of what affiliate marketing is all the way to how you can increase your traffic to help make your first affiliate sale.
Boosting Your Blog Traffic – this ebook is great for bloggers who get less than 10 thousand pageviews per month and want to boost their blog’s traffic. The Boosting Your Blog Traffic eBook is over 100 pages of tips and strategies to increase your traffic and shows you how to build an online following.
Making Pinterest Possible – Learn how to use Pinterest to grow your blog and get more traffic from Pinterest. This Pinterest eBook is great for both beginners and intermediate bloggers using Pinterest. Use the strategies in this eBook to grow your blog and gain loyal readers through Pinterest.
The Blog Startup – this is an eBook that is over 110 pages and additional digital package that gives you a plan for success and a roadmap for the first 90 days of your blog. The Blog Startup shows you how to create and build your brand, create content that converts and how to grow your audience and build an email list, plus much more. You get quite a few bonuses with this eBook that will help you get your blog up and going with a bang.
Royalty Free Images – You can check out our post here on BloggingYourBlog.com about where you can find royalty free images that you can use on your blog. We have a huge list of different sites you can utilize to get images you need for your blog posts and social media posts.
Canva – This tool allows you to create blog and social media graphics. Canva has templates available pre-made so if you aren’t the best with creative graphics no worries! Canva has a free and business plan option. Many bloggers use canva extensivley for their Pinterest graphics and blog post images.
PicMonkey – This is another popular image tool among bloggers. Like Canva, PicMonkey allows you to edit photos and create social media images for all platforms. PicMonkey however does have a membership fee to be able to download and save any graphics you have created.
Visme – allows you to create engaging infographics and presentation. Like Canva they also have the ability to create social media graphics with premade templates available. Visme like PicMonkey has a membership fee to access all of the templates that are available.
OptimaThemes.com – Optima Themes has the Savona WordPress themes, this line is available in free versions and premium versions. The premium versions have more features unlocked. This is one of my favorite themes to use on blogs. It’s simple and beautiful, along with being fully responsive.
BluChic WordPress Themes – BluChic has plenty of absolutely gorgeous WordPress themes available. The themes are newbie friendly and are a great addition to any blog looking to have a feminine feel.
Themeisle – has both free WordPress themes and premium WordPress themes. They also have plugins like the WP Product Review Plugin, Visualizer Charts and Graph Plugin and the Feedzy RSS Feeds Plugin.