Blogging Resources

Saturday, August 27, 2016



Today's post is going to be all about blogging and all the resources that I personally use for my blog.



BLOG PLATFORMS

BLOGGER - Free hosted blogging platform owned by Google

I've been using it for years now, I'm well acquanted with it and I know how it works. I love how easy it is to create a blog in just minutes, plus it's free :) Once my blog gets even bigger, I'd like to switch to Squarespace cause I love their themes and all the added things they offer.

DOMAIN PROVIDERS

123-REG - Easy to use domain provider.

I love it because you can find domains for any type of business and for any country you want.

WEBSITE TEMPLATE

ETSY - Beautiful website templates at low cost.

No matter which platform you're using, Etsy is the place to find beautiful blog themes for resonable prices. You can even ask for custom designed themes from the designer you want.

TOOLS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN

CANVA - An online graphic design tool, great for creating graphics for social media.

PICMONKEY - Anogher useful tool for creating visual content for your blog and for editing your pictures.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS - Photo and Image editing software that I use for my blog photos.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

HOOTSUITE - A social media tool that helps me plan, organise and schedule  my day to day social media interactions on Twitter and Facebook.

BUFFER - Another social media tool that I use it only to plan and schedule my Instagram posts.

BLOG MONETIZATION

I'll talk in more detail in a future post about how I monetize my blog. Some of the networks and services that I use include:

AMAZON ASSOCIATES
CREATIVE MARKET
ZANOX
SKIMLINKS
COMMISSION JUNCTION
AFFILIATE WINDOW
GENI.US

ONLINE STORAGE

DROPBOX - Online storage solution that automatically syncs with your computer (free up to 2GB). I'm using it to share all my free downloads in the Resources Library with you :)

IMAGES

SNAPSEED - This is the application I use to edit my images for instagram.

UNSPLASH - Great website for free high-resolution photos.

FONTS / GRAPHICS / TEMPLATES

CREATIVE MARKET - My favourite place to be online! You can find some amazing fonts, and bundles of fonts and graphics for some unbelievably low prices. Plus every Monday you get 6 Free Goods!

THE HUNGRY JPEG - Another similar site with lots of fonts, graphics, templates etc. They offer one Weekly Free Good.

PODCASTS

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING PODCAST
ONLINE MARKETING MADE EASY WITH AMY PORTERFIELD
SMART PASSIVE INCOME PODCAST
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS WITH HAL ELROD

Share with me in the comments below your favourite blogging resources :)







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