Here are the resources I use for my blog and for my websites. I also have all the resources I use for Blog Boss Babe!

 

 

Blog Design

Fonts and pretty backgrounds: Creative Market (literally check it once a week) 

Wordpress: I recommend Restored 316 Themes. I also like these. 

Blogger Templates: Etsy 

Design Pickle- This has been my version of hiring a graphic designer. I send it to them and they create my graphics!

Unsplash - This is a GREAT resource for free stock photos.

Elementor - This is a FREE tool to drag and drop and build web pages inside of Wordpress. I used this on my blog to create my shop page and many others!

CoffeeCup is an HTML editor that does the work for you. You could literally design a whole site with this bad boy. There’s also a whole section inside of Blog Boss Babe on mastering HTML!

Blogging

Newsletter: Convertkit (for beginners, Mailchimp, it's free) 

Webinar Pages/ Opt in Pages: Leadpages, I use this for so much! Sales pages, opt ins, everything.

Web hosting: I use and Recommend SiteGround. Also, Blue host is highly regarded as well (but a bit more expensive). 

Genesis theme (what I recommend for all Wordpress Users)!

If I ever have ANY trouble with my Wordpress site, I contact WP Help. They have saved my butt more than once.

Essential Grid- This is how I create all my fancy Wordpress boxes, posts, and my resource collection

Social Media

General social media scheduling: Hootsuite (there is a free version, I use the paid version because I schedule SOOO many social shares that it's worth it to me.) Other option is Buffer or CoSchedule

Pinterest Scheduling: Tailwind and Boardbooster 

Selling Digital Products: DPD (digital product development. So inexpensive!)

SumoMe: This is what I use for the "share" buttons on my blog. Free and lots of other handy tools!

IFTT - This is AWESOME for scheduling many things. But I love to use it for Twitter. I set up my tweets to go out when I hit publish. See this live, in action right here inside of Blog Boss Babe.

Post Planner - If you don’t want to think of Facebook posts or want to post some content that ill do really well (which I suggest!) then this is an awesome tool. I’m not currently using it, but I have in the past.

Social Bro - This is a great tool for understanding insights into your social media so that you can post effectively, and essentially save time.

Edgar – One of the best ways to gain traffic is to reflect on past posts. Edgar does this for me. I simply upload content and then it shares my past posts on Facebook and Twitter. I had a post go semi-viral the other day. It was a post shared automatically for me by Edgar. This is pricier, but it’s a great tool.

Monetizing

SamCart- This is how I take payments. I love it because they offer easy, customizable options and an affiliate program.

Organizing

Calendly - let’s say you want to send out regular reminders. Or someone signs up for something and you want to nudge them to remember it. OR you host a webinar or any event that has a date and you’d like to remind people. THIS IS THE TOOL. 

Essential Grid- This is how I create all my fancy Wordpress boxes, posts, and my resource collection

ETC:

Powr.io - great plugin that allows me to create maps, drop files, and more onto my blog.

Photoshop/Lightroom - what I use to edit photos.

Pretty Link - what I use to create affiliate links on my blog (affiliate section of Blog Boss Babe here!)

Evernote - What I use to edit and outline blog posts and more. Cannot live without it!

Motion Mail - This is how I make countdown timers!

POWr- this is honestly one of my best kept secrets. It’s how I make embeddable maps, powerpoints, documents. You name it. It does so much.

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