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. Click here for business building books or courses.
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.
Organize your business and accomplish your daily goals like never before. Keep your focus on priorities and complete what's most important every day with a blogging planner designed for serious entrepreneurs seeking to intentionally manage and grow their business. This Amazon Best-Seller rivals Michael Hyatt's, John Lee Dumas' and the Erin Condrin Planner! Click the image for more info:
Business with God
In this Business Coaching + Bible Study Experience, you will get strategies from God's Word that will help you re-program your thinking when it comes to what you believe about God, His Word, yourself, and your business. And we'll balance business that with principles and group coaching so you can apply it to your real-world business. Join the community for the next FREE Masterclass.
Successful Online Courses
The course creation intensive training program that takes you from course idea to course completion and marketing plan so you can take back your time, make a bigger impact with your genius and grow your income. Join our community for the next FREE Masterclass.
Product Launch Formula
Learn How to Launch a Product, Service, or Book and Create a Business (and Life) You Love. This is the A+ class to be in if you're launching anything for the first time or multiple times per year! Click the image for more info:
Stage to Scale Speaker Training
Stage to Scale by Pete Vargas and Pat Quinn is for anyone who currently has an audience and business and wants to grow it in a way that allows them to leverage their expertise on other people's stages to scale their business. I've completed the training and can affirm it is the best on the market for building speaking into your business.
Power Up Podcasting 2.0
Power-Up Podcasting 2.0 walks you through the entire process of starting and succeeding with your podcast. It's taught by my friend Pat Flynn who also invented a cool podcast player for your website. Podcasting is a great asset for your business. A lot of what I know and do at For Your Success Podcast I learned from Pat. Click the image below for more info or to enroll in the course.
#1 source for business audiobooks. Leaders are readers. I read about 4 books per month 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 image for a free trial of 2 audiobooks. Click the image for more info:
The #1 place to purchase domain names. And if you're going to purchase several, be sure to check out their Discount Domain Club for renewal discounts. Click the link below to get your domain just $.99. I DO NOT EVER purchase domain names and hosting from the same company. See Blue Host (below) for affordable hosting. Click the image for more info:
Sticker Mule Custom Stickers
Sticker Mule is going to change the way you share your brand with real people into the future! They're visual, make your brand memorable, stick to anything and SO easy to order. Check it out and grab yours today! Click the image below to claim a $10 credit on me!
#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. Click the image for more info:
If you want styled, flat lay images, this is an amazing place to get them! Buy a pack or purchase the membership for new ones each month. They're gorgeous! Click the image for more info;
Blue Host is a great 1st hosting service. They are very inexpensive, and their helpful customer service is used to assisting new bloggers. Love that they have phone support too! Plans start as low as $3.95/mo. Click the image for more info:
Once you outgrow Blue Host, need your own server, or are comfortable doing back end work, Mom Webs is an amazingly affordable option. They have 24/7 support via email and are super helpful. Click the image for more info:
#1 Source of classy themes for WordPress. Blogging Successfully is built on the theme with the Genesis Framework. Click the image for more info:
#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. Click the image for more info:
Buzzsprout is where I host my podcasts. Super user friendly and intuitive, easy to upload, schedule and publish, great stats and amazing support. Use my affiliate link to set up a trial account and receive a $20 Amazon gift card from Buzzsprout when you upgrade to a paid plan.
A user friendly platform for creating professional courses. Moving our courses to teachable was one the best business decisions we made! Check them out and get your course up and running in no time!
Here is my affiliate link https://bloggingsuccessfully.com/teachable
Choose the monthly option and use the coupon code 7J8FPO0RBDM417NM0LJ3002X to get 2 months free on the Professional Plan.
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Deadline Funnel increases conversions for marketers and business owners by using personalized deadlines which help generate more sales. Click the image below for a free two-week trial.
I recommend the Lavalier lapel mic.
Or the AudioTechnica AT 2020
I use the iPhone XR camera to record most of my video. To use the lapel mic I use a dongle to connect the two.
Or I use the camera on my iMac using the Quicktime or iMovie program.
I have used many tripods through the years. I don't have a favorite, but I am currently using one of these.
Social Media Tools
Harness your social media content and engagement with the easiest and most affordable social media management tool for teams and agencies. They handle publishing to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube. I moved to them once I started handling multiple accounts on these platforms. Love the infinity looping option! Click the image for more info:
#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. Click the image for more info:
Create videos in minutes with this easy to use online video editor, so you can increase sales with video ads and promotions, create marketing videos for social media platforms, and improve your brand awareness with powerful professional videos. No video editing experience required. This is the Canva.com of video. Click the image for more info:
Alexa Flash Briefing
Be one of the first to break into this new form of audio and outside the realm of Podcasts. Get in front of your audience with your own custom Alexa Flash Briefing. Use code ALEXA to save $5 a month! Click the image for more info: