If you would like to start a blog or simply want to improve your current one, I’ve compiled a list of the best blogging resources I love using and/or those I know are valuable.
When I first started blogging, I had a million questions and I’ve spent countless hours researching into everything (articles, videos, tutorials, eBooks, online courses, checklists, and trial and errors). And over time, I’ve come across some incredible resources that have made a huge impact in what I know today.
Below, I have broken down these resources into main categories so feel free to jump right into any given one below.
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TOP 5 BLOGGING RESOURCES
- SiteGround: One of the best web hosting providers for new bloggers. Here is my step-by-step tutorial on how to “start a blog using SiteGround”
- Creative Market: An amazing hub with creative assets such as themes, photos, graphics and fonts.
- Blog By Number eCourse: Best step-by-step blogging eCourse for Beginner. Covering from deciding on your niche all the way to monetizing your blog
- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing eCourse: Best affiliate marketing eCourse
- Legal Bundle Templates: Great legal templates from a certified attorney to protect yourself and your blog
*All of these resources are described in more details below.
Web Hosting and Domain Registration. SiteGround has one of the best reputation among bloggers today and it is the hosting company I am using.
Having gained enormous popularity in the blogging community in the recent years by their record breaking up-times, latest web hosting speed technology, and excellent 24/7 customer service, SiteGround is an awesome company you can count on. If you are looking to start a blog or would like to switch from your current provider, make sure to take advantage of this 60% OFF discount with SiteGround through my link.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to start a blog using SiteGround.
Content Management System. Hands down the most reliable open-source content publishing system that has been tried and tested through time. 35% of all the websites are powered by WordPress.org. It is highly-recommended for content-based websites and personal blogs. Plus, if you’re using SiteGround, you can easily install WordPress through the SiteGround panel and SiteGround also provide technical support on any WordPress questions you may have too as a free added service.
Step-by-Step Tutorial. My FREE step-by-step tutorial to help you setup your blog easily.
Blogging eCourse. In one year this stay-at-home mom was able to grow her blog from US$0 to over $11,000 per month. From deciding your niche to monetizing your blog, she covers it all in this amazing course. You get so much value and knowledge from this eCourse that it will worth every single penny. Once enrolled, you will get a step-by-step roadmap to how to start a blog, plus full access to all of the great video tutorials and bonuses.
Affiliate Marketing eCourse. To learn all there is to know about affiliate marketing and how to make money passively, I wholeheartedly recommend Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing eCourse by Michelle Schroeder. This is by far the best investment you will make in your blog. Michelle currently makes US$100,000+ per month from her blog, with US$50,000+ from affiliate marketing commissions.
Alongside the info packed course, there are remarkable bonuses such as access to her Facebook Master Mind Group, a Pinterest Traffic video course, and much more! Check it out here and learn more.
Best All-in-One Bundles. (40% commission) This is one of my favorite affiliate programs! The Ultimate Bundles team put together a HUGE bundle of eBooks and eCourses for a specific subject (blogging, parenting, health, personal finance, essential oil etc) and then sells that bundle at 90 – 97% OFF its original price!!!
Not only will you receive 40% commission for every bundle you sell, BUT you will also receive 40% off if you choose to buy it for yourself. BUT WAIT, there is more! If you sell 5 or more of a particular bundle you get your bundle for FREE (if you already purchased it, they will refund you).
In addition, once you become an affiliate you will have access to their affiliate center where you can get your affiliate links, upcoming bundle calendar, banners, and on-going FREE affiliate marketing training.
Online Course Creation. This is the best resource I’ve come across for creating an online course from scratch. This course was created by Suzi Whitford. She has created and launched nine online courses over the past two years and made over US$300,000 in revenue. If anyone knows about successful courses and how to teach others how to create their own, it’s Suzi. Check out Course by Number HERE.
eBook Creation. Another amazing course by Suzi Whitford where she teaches you how to create, design and launch an eBook and make consistent income. Suzi has made over US$33,000 in a year selling eBooks. Check out eBook by Number HERE.
Creative Assets Marketplace. Creative Market is an excellent place to look for amazing creative assets such as blog themes, graphics, fonts, photos. There are many feminine and sophiscated premium themes here. Sign up with this link to get 6 FREE goodies every week and a 10% off coupon.
Beautiful Feminine WordPress Themes. Pix and Hue is where I bought the theme on this blog (isn’t it beautiful?). This theme is responsive and light-weight. Plus, the designer Louise provides top-notch support throughout. Highly recommended!
Image Optimizer Plug-In. Images can slow down your site and affect your SEO. This great WordPress plugin improves website performance by reducing the image size without affecting image quality. ShortPixel Image Optimizer plugin gets you up and running in seconds, optimizing all your past images with a push of a button and all your new images automatically. I opted for the one-time fee of US$9.99 for 10,000 images.
SEO Plug-In. I’m loving this plug-in. Allows you to edit your content’s meta data to increase your SEO. It also provides you with an analysis checklist of each post regarding the readability and SEO of your content. It is a very user-friendly and powerful plug-in.
Anti-Spam Plugin. Protects your blog against spammy comments. CleanTalk is one of the most affordable and effective anti-spam plugins in the market place.
Traffic Tracking Plugin. Allows you to track your blog’s activities such as traffic, sessions, conversions. Eventually you’ll also need this data when you start pitching for brand sponsorships or applying for affiliate opportunities.
Freelance and Outsourcing Services. When you need extra help with your blog, Fiverr is a great resource. You can literally find freelancers for anything you need help with. Need help to design a logo? Create a website? Increase traffic? Troubleshoot technical problems? No problem. Subscribe to Fiverr’s newsletter HERE to get special promos and discounts!
GRAPHIC DESIGN & IMAGES
Graphic Design Software. If you aren’t using Canva yet you are missing out. It’s a FREE tool for image editing and graphic creation. It provides you with ready-to-use templates and images so you can create stunning personalized images easily.
Stock Photos Library. If you want beautiful feminine stock images for your blog, you need to check out Ivory Mix. Grab 550+ beautifully designed FREE stock images with this link, along with a free Business Growth Roadmap to help you grow your blog step-by-step.
Creative Asset Marketplace. Creative Market is an excellent place to look for amazing creative assets such as graphics, photos, fonts, and themes. Sign up with this link to get 6 FREE goodies every week and a 10% off coupon.