Welcome to the Blogging Successfully Resources section, where I have curated (in no particular order) a list of the tools, apps and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your online income.
I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are things I use everyday. (or were super important to the development of my business in the growing stages).
Before I share these great resources that I know and trust, however, I have an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission. The commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
The #1 tool for converting readers to subscribers and viewers to buyers. I love Leadpages for their easy to use proven templates and the variety of opt-ins: pages, pop-up boxes, texting, etc. Using them I have doubled my list in 3 mo. time.
#1 source for business audiobooks. Leaders are readers. And a great many of the business books I've read have actually been "listened to" via audible. A great resource for leaders on the go. Click the button for a free trial of 2 audiobooks.
#1 for variety and quality of stock images (vectors, photos and illustrations). Check out DepositPhoto. Be sure to purchase downloads though, not image "credits". And be sure to read the license carefully if you plan to use them in/on products you will sell.
Hootsuite is the #1 scheduling tool for scheduling daily posts to Twitter and to Facebook groups. It will do Instagram and Facebook page scheduling as well as allowing you to monitor hashtags and mentions on social media. The bulk upload feature is well worth the monthly cost.
The #1 tool for Scheduling Pins (my own and others) to Pinterest. Discovering Content, Monitoring trends and growth on Pinterest, and Measuring Results. We've snagged you a great offer too: Give Tailwind a try and get your first month free.
#1 scheduler for Instagram photos and comments. A free account lets you schedule 30 pics/mo. AND gives you analytics that tell you which images got the most likes and comments based on date and time they published. Click the button to get your free account.
#1 Source of classy themes for Wordpress. Blogging Successfully is built on the theme with the Genesis Framework.
MomWebs is the #1 hosting service I have used to date. They are small and personal, inexpensive, and you can't find more helpful customer service. Plans start at just $5/mo.
Dropbox is the #1 sharing tool for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you, and your team, can access your stuff from anywhere. My team and I use this daily. Click below to set up a free account.
#1 for building email lists. ConvertKit was a game changer in serving my email subscribers and growing my list. It's user-friendly and makes it easy to segment users by interests and actions they take.