If you have thought of starting a blog or website, I wanted to give you a peek behind the web curtain. The following are tools, resources, and services I use to run my blog.
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Web hosting: Siteground is the go-to place to start a blog. They do all the setup of the WordPress site for you. They actually answer every call and answer all your questions. They make starting a blog (or transferring one) super simple.
Genesis Framework: Studio Press is the company to get the Genesis Framework to support your chosen theme.
Email service: Convertkit has been a great email service provider. The service works well to automate emails and deliver products to my customers.
Affiliate Marketing Programs
Affiliate Marketing: Some of the sections of this site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants, and not us. Some of the links that we post on our site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Some of the affiliate groups I belong to are
Pinterest Plugin: WP Tasty provides amazing tools for all the images on my site. It allows for Pinterest descriptions, optimizes SEO, and has capabilities to disable pinning or add hidden images.
Graphic Design Tool: Canva
Photos: Most of the photos on my site are my own from my iphoneX. Some family and wedding photography has been done by Sarah Ellefson.
Grammar Checker: I don’t have to worry about spelling, commas, or grammar with Grammarly.
The Blog by Number course, taken by us, is a step-by-step method to help you create a professional blog quickly without breaking the bank. They also have a free course, The Blog Plan, that can help you get started.
Chelsea Clark of Her Paper Route has developed courses in every area of blogging. She is my trusted source when I need help in a certain area of blogging. Try her free How to Start a Blog course or go for her Elite Pro Blogger Bundle for great savings.
Amazon Affiliate Affluence is a book about everything you need to know to make money with the Amazon affiliate program – even with a small blog!