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With all the information out there, starting a blog can be confusing. Your path seems blurry.  You just can’t seem to find your way through.  It makes you feel like giving up before you even notice that there is light at the end of the road.  Right now, it’s like the street lights are not on.

I understand your pain.

So, I am providing this resource page. It provides the tools I use on this blog along with others I feel that may be a good fit for you.

Books & Courses

Blog by Number –  This course provides a step by step approach to starting a blog. It is the course I used to start this blog from scratch.

Building A Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook – This ebook provides insight into how Abby Lawson turned her blog into a 6 figure blog in 2 years.  It was my source for understanding the details behind blogging.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – Michelle Schroeder-Gardner earns over $50,000 a month with affiliate marketing.  In her course, she shares ways and tips to incorporate affiliate marketing in your blog. I highly recommend this book when getting started with affiliate marketing. It was my go to source for this blog.

Blog Hosting

Siteground – This is the hosting company used on this blog. Their service has been reliable. When I needed their assistance, excellent customer service was provided.

Bluehost – This is another hosting company. It is used by many bloggers.  Founded in 2003, they power over +2M websites over the world.

Email Marketing Tools

Mailchimp – This marketing tool offers a free plan for your marketing needs. Under this plan, you can send 12,000 emails per month when you have 2000 or less subscribers. This is the plan I use. Know that paid plans are available for your marketing needs if you desire or need a little more.

Convertkit – This marketing tool is used by many bloggers. It was built by bloggers to help with the growth of your online business.

Blog Graphic Tools

Canva – This blogging tool offers free and paid templates, images and more.  This is included with the free version.  You can unlock even more functionality with the paid version. I have been enjoying the ease of using this tool for my graphic design.

Picmonkey – It is a photo editor that many bloggers use. Both free and paid versions are available.

Blog Schedulers

Boardbooster – It is a pinning scheduler which have a variety of  plans to choose from. Many bloggers opt to use it as their go to service including this site.

Tailwind – It is an Official Pinterest Marketing Development Partner. It is another option for a pinning scheduler.