Chances are you are probably aware that you need the very best blogging resources to succeed as a blogger if you landed on my blogging resources page.
Most new bloggers are told so many different tools to purchase, so I thought what better than to add the very tools that I have personally used, tried and tested and that have made the grade to better run this blog.
Here are the blogging resources that create traffic mountains back to my blog, how I am able to receive affiliate money each month and how I am able to blog full time!
Blogging resources are the #1 thing to building a sturdy blogging foundation.
These resources can make ALL the difference from having a stale blog (that’s just a hobby) to a money-making blog that can potentially turn into your main hustle!
But before we start, here’s one disclosure that I would like to address…
Being a new blogger means that you will have to make tons, upon tons, of decisions each and every day, to be able to create the best blog that you possibly can and get noticed.
So having the right blogging resources like these below and deciding to start your very own blog will only be half the battle when it comes to being a professional blogger.
You will have to SHOW UP every single day if you want to succeed, but nonetheless, these resources/tools will help you and your blog grow steadily to better being able to monetize it if that’s what you are after.
Blogging really is the BEST job ever, so I really hope these tools help lead you in the right direction! 🙂
Let’s get to it!
These tools seriously keep my blog running and operating in fine order and I really couldn’t do it without them.
For people who are just starting out their blogging journey, I recommend that you self-host your new blog with Bluehost because they offer an easy WordPress installation process, they provide excellent support and you will be able to monetize your blog to make money down the line!
You need to be self-hosted so you are able to monetize your blog because being self-hosted will open the doors to allow you to not only advertise courses and products but also place affiliate links on your blog. This is major!
I’m so serious about this that I even wrote a step by step guide here where I walk you through signing up with Bluehost in minutes!
Ready to start a blog or go self-hosted? Perfect timing! Bluehost is offering my readers an exclusive discount so you can save up on hosting when you start your first blog.
In under 6 weeks, I went from practically 0 page views to 20,000 page views (in 30 consecutive days) all through the Tailwind app.
*Update: Just one year into blogging, (Nov 2019) and Everything Abode receives over 150,000 pageviews a month! I still owe it to Tailwind. 🙂
It allows me to market my blog on autopilot, so I can concentrate my efforts on creating and writing helpful content for my readers and it creates what I like to call them, Traffic Mountains for my blog. I wrote a post all about it here, if you want to learn more!
#4 EMAIL SOFTWARE
ConvertKit: A lot of new bloggers miss out on building their email list. Don’t do this! Your email list will eventually be the best place that you will be able to give promotions and discounts for your products or other blogger’s products and a place for you to get to know your audience.
You can ask your audience questions, sell products and also alert your list that you have an epic blog post that you just hit publish on.
Also, if you want to do any type of email course? Convert Kit has the best platform to easily customize email courses (so that you stay organized).
You can also see which forms get the most email addresses and sign-ups, and it’s super easy to send FREEBIES to your audience.
Elite Blogging Academy (EBA): A course from the amazing blogger Ruth Soukup, she reveals her secrets and strategies for creating a money-making blog, in this very detailed and extensive (super worth it) blogging course!
The community alone is so worth it on Facebook and the advice is raw and real. She even teaches you how to set up your blog with google analytics, how to create pillar content and finding your own unique voice.
You will also learn Pinterest techniques, avatar creating, and learn who your readers are (which is extremely important)!
BONUS: IMAGE COMPRESSOR
Tiny PNG: A lot of new bloggers miss out on knowing this and I don’t want you to make the same mistake.
When you download your freshly new designed pins or upload images for your round-up posts, make sure that you are compressing EVERY SINGLE IMAGE, every single time!
The more space you save for your blog will equal a faster loading page time for your blog. This is very, very, very important!!
All of these tools have not only helped me gain a tremendous amount of traffic back to my blog but they’ve also helped me stay organized and keep to my regular posting schedule each week as well.
I’m not only able to pin on autopilot but I am better able to schedule my pins weeks in advance and most of all I am able to make money from my blog!
I hope that you gained some clarity about what resources you should use and I hope that you leave with a better understanding of the product or service that you are interested in.
As always please contact me if you have any questions. I’d love to help you out!
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a home and lifestyle writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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