There is so much that has changed in the blogging world in the last few years, but so much that stays the same. The one thing that will never, ever change is you must have a solid foundation, whether you are new to blogging or an experienced blogger. Read on to learn the top 10 blogging resources and tools you need to start growing today!
There are many reasons you may want to start a blog or take your blog to the next level. Whether it’s a side-hustle, you’re a stay at home mom and want to spend more time with family, or you have a chronic illness. lost your job, or want to provide more income for your family, it’s a lot of work but equally as rewarding. Let’s get you started!
My Blog Shift
When I first started blogging, I was working full time and Pink Fortitude was more of a hobby blog. I had fun with it, and I took it seriously, but the bread and butter were from my full-time job.
In 2017, a health crisis forced me to resign. It was devastating. We were not prepared and we lost half of our family’s income overnight. It was a blessing in disguise as the crisis gave me time to focus on my health, spend more time with my family, and also build and grow Pink Fortitude to where it is today.
I had to learn to work smarter instead of harder, to juggle family commitments, and running a business, along with balancing latent fatigue issues. Everything I did to make money was done from my laptop and often times on the couch.
I’ve learned through the years that so much has changed. It’s not about keeping up with the latest trends. Instead, it’s about building the foundation of your tried and true blogging resources and tools to help you create that sustainable growth.
Yes, running a blog can be a lot of work. But it’s a great place to start, and having a website presence is a necessity these days. Just because you have a blog doesn’t mean you will make money. You need to set it up properly and make sure it is monetized. These top 10 resources will help you to get started!
Top 10 Must-Have Blogging Resources and Tools
I wanted to be a writer ever since I could hold a pencil. But spelling and grammar isn’t always my forte. Grammerly helps to make sure that all of my writing is professional, whether it’s on the blog, email, social media, and especially when I’m outsourcing articles.
I was late in the game to use Milotree but I’m so glad I jumped on board. It’s an inobtrusive pop-up to showcase promotions, social media channels, sales, and more. This is an easy way to grow – once, done, and fahgettaboutit!
I know… I know… everyone is on Canva these days. But I have been a die-hard PicMonkey fan from the beginning and their capabilities get better every day. Their graphics capabilities are extremely user-friendly, they have stock images and templates, and the only time I need to use a graphic designer is on my most complicated projects. I can make all of my own graphics in minutes with Picmonkey.
SiteGround is the service that hosts my website. It’s reliable. My website is never down. And that is a huge concern I never need to worry about.
ShareASale is another great affiliate channel. Some of my favorite brands are on ShareASale and it’s so easy for me to promote their products and receive a commission in return.
Pinning on Pinterest is a science in and of itself. How many pins to pin a day… when to pin… what boards to pin to. Sigh… it gets exhausting! Tailwind is a Pinterest-approved vendor and automatically schedules your pins to your boards, and allows you to join tribes to share each other’s content. My Pinterest traffic has seen a 20% increase ever since I started using Tailwind.
Ultimate Bundles is my most favorite partner to work with! They sell top-quality eBooks, guides and printables from the top bloggers as different themed bundles. I receive commissions from both selling their bundles, and also from my own eBooks being in the bundles.
Kajabi Training Course Platform
When I was first looking at platforms to host my courses, it was a toss-up. I chose Kajabi for a number of reasons and they have outperformed all of my expectations. They have an attentive customer service team and an interactive Facebook group. Their platform is a must-have if you are going to create an online course.
Demio Webinar Platform
There are so many different webinar platforms to choose from it was difficult to pick. Demio is my current go-to for all of my webinars and training course recordings. It’s easy to use and has all of the features you need for successful webinars and recordings!
PS – Pink Fortitude’s Affiliate Program
PS – Did you know that Pink Fortitude has an affiliate program? YES, WE DO! It’s super easy. You love our digital products – training courses, challenges, and printables. You share how awesome they are with a unique referral link. Someone purchases the digital product and you get paid 50%. It really is that simple!
I hope some of these blogging resources and tools help to inspire you as you create your own journey, side hustle, or full-time gig working from home!
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