Here are the best blogging resources we use on a daily basis to run our own blog and what we recommend to our own clients.
There are so many tools, plugins and themes out there in the market, but let’s be honest you do not have the time to read every single review and waste time and money on trial and error.
For over 4 years into blogging, we’ve tried almost everything – from the coolest, most popular and sadly, most expensive ones. The truth is, you don’t need a lot of tools, what you need are those that are easy to use, premium quality and give you the results you want.
Web hosting and domain
SiteGround is what we are currently using after having traumatic experience with HostGator. We’ve been using HostGator for few years until few weeks ago that we’ve been having downtime almost everyday that makes us so worried. Get the right hosting for your blog 60% off with this link.
Creative Market this place is so addictive! They have huge collection of fonts, media kits, premium stock photos and clean Genesis Child and WordPress themes made by independent creatives. They also have free goodies every Monday!
Themeforest is an amazing place for premium WordPress themes.The one I’m currently using is the impreza with Divi builder You can also find a large collection of premium plugins that will make your website more powerful and highly customised.
Station Seven is a husband and wife team that creates beautiful Squarespace and WordPress themes as well as social media packs for branding. This is what we recommend to our clients that already have an established business and wants to build a web presence.
ConvertKit is hands down the most powerful email marketing platform. You can add tags, make sequences, segment and create autoresponders and so many good stuff.
Social Warfare is a premium WordPress plugin that you add to your blog to increase social media shares and followers. Through this, you can control how people share your content and how they share it and i must say they did a really good job with this.
Pinterest to Profits Course this course was amazing! that time we didn’t get much traffic we invested in this to see if Pinterest would work for us and so happy it did!
Tailwind is what I use on a daily basis as my Pinterest scheduler. I’ve used other scheduling tool but this gives me the results in less time.
SendOwl – makes it easy for you to sell digital products direct to your audience from your blog, social media or anywhere you can paste a link. Once your made a sale, your customer will instantly receive the product through their email address, you can also sell physical goods.
Payoneer is so helpful especially if you live outside of US and need to receive money from your clients.
Macbook Pro 13″ when my 5 year old Lenovo laptop gave up, I knew I need something that will last many years and that’s why I invested to Macbook Pro 13 inch and I am seriously having a great time with it. There’s a bit of a learning curve because I was used to Windows but the quality is worth every penny.
Canon EOS Rebel is personally owned by Ben (my co-founder) and we use it every single time for taking photos for this blog or even travelling.The quality is top notch and it’s easy to use even if you’re not a camera-type-of-person. So if you have a budget go buy this one it’s a good investment.
Making Money Blogging
Earning passive income is the best thing about blogging. We tested a few others and here’s what we recommend and continously support because of their huge commissions and great products.
- Ultimate Bundles Referral Program – they have amazing products for all niche possible and they give a 40% commission for every sale you make plus they also cater your products if you have them.
- Media.net – if you’re using Google Adsense and want to try something new, this is what I recommend. We started using it a few weeks back and the results has been amazing. The earnings is almost 10% higher than Adsense so you really wanna check it out!
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