Tools of the Trade

In order to have a successful blog, you need tools that work. I've experimented with a lot of different tools in order to find the ones that actually work.

I don't want you to have to go through the same painstaking process! So, I'm giving you all of my secrets to success! Here's a list of all of the products that I love to use on my blog.

Tools to Make the Most of Your Blog Business

WordPress

WordPress.com is a free website builder that requires no programming skills. You can also export the database and move it to your own self-hosted wordpress.org site if you later decide to expand or customize the functionality.

Google Drive

Google docs is the key to your document-sharing needs. With a Google account, you can edit documents and spreadsheets online as well as share them with others. You can then export them to Microsoft Word or Excel or copy and paste directly onto your website.

HostGator

HostGator is a great hosting website to get started with. They have all kinds of plans that are a lot cheaper than something like WordPress, but they still have great service. If you use this link to sign up, you’ll get 60% off your plan.

ConvertKit

ConvertKit is the email service that I use. It’s so easy to write amazing emails with ConvertKit! They have all of the grouping and segmentation that you need as your list grows, plus all of the landing pages and automation to make your life so much easier!

Later

Later is a social media scheduling tool that is very powerful. It works for Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Plus, they give you a linkin.bio website for Instagram so everything you post on Instagram can have a separate link with it that never expires.

LeadPages

Leadpages is a website that helps you build landing pages to increase your email list and sales. One of the main features is that all of the landing pages you build load really fast. It’s a great tool because it integrates with just about everything.

Tailwind

Tailwind is a social media scheduling tool for Pinterest and Instagram. I use it for Pinterest and it had grown my blog traffic like crazy! It works really well.

Adobe Spark

A free tool to create social media posts, logos, infographics without being a graphic artist. I use Spark every day in my business. Just about anything that you see on my social media and websites has been designed with Spark.

Interact Quizes

Interact is a website that you build quizzes with. The quizzes are intended to grow your email list. The first quiz that I created grew my email list from 1,000 to over 5,000 in less than a month!

Designrr

Designrr is an AMAZING tool to create ebooks and lead magnets. It’s designed for people who aren’t graphic designers and it works wonderfully! I’ve created most of my ebooks and lead magnets with it. The software will convert blog posts, videos or audio files into books in minutes. I highly recommend that you give it a try! It’s only $27 through this link. 

Blue Yeti Microphone

If you’re thinking about starting a podcast or recording videos, you need a good microphone. I recommend getting a Blue Yeti microphone. I love mine and it only cost me about $100!

Resources to Grow Your Blog

Resources to Grow Your Blog

I've personally went through every tool on this list to make sure it works for you at whatever stage of your business that you're at. These are the tools I use every day and I know they'll make a huge difference for you too!

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