After lots & lots of research, I’ve put together this Blogging Resources page to help bloggers find the resources that they need to grow their blogs. It’s a one stop spot for blogger to come and find the tools and resources they need.
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What is web hosting? Web hosting, in this case, is where a company will put your blog on their server so that your blog will be accessible on the internet. That’s a super basic explanation of web hosting but essentially it’s something you need to get you blog online.
Creative Market is an online marketplace for digital good. They have themes, photos, graphics, fonts, templates and more. They have over 7,000 themes to choose from – and they are affordable with most being under $50.
Plugins will add features to your WordPress website that you are missing. Different plugins will add different features – some are free and some are paid. Here are my must have plugins for ANY WordPress site.
Yoast SEO helps you optimize your site for search engines. My favorite part is Yoast SEO will rate each post on readability, meta descriptions, links, image alt attributes, keyphrases and more! Need help figuring out how to improve your posts, they include tips too! That’s just on the free plugin!
Google Analytics is a free program that tracks your visitors and what they are doing on your website. Why do you need this? It lets you know what people are reading and your more popular content – also what isn’t working.
Social Media Management
Tailwind is an automated scheduling program for Pinterest (They also Schedule for Instagram too – however, I don’t feel like the price is worth it.) For Pinterest the price is 100% worth it! I started using it 1 week after launching my blog. I started with 19 monthly views & 0 engagement. Two weeks of using it – I jumped to over 2000 monthly views and 50 engagement. At 3 weeks, I got 3.6k views and 102 engaged – more importantly I am getting traffic from Pinterest!
MailChimp is a great email marketing tool for beginners. Their free version is good for 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the tools other paid one have and might take a bit more work, but hey it’s free.