I created this recommendations page to list any blogging related products or services that I use and/or know to be the most valuable. This way you could easily find resources all in one place using this page.
The resources are divided into 3 categories to help you even further: Build Your Blog, Get Traffic To Your Blog, and Make Money From Your Blog. Choose the category that best fits the stage of blogging you are in now.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below which means I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products or services I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t researched and/or personally used.
Build Your BlogBluehost: If you’re looking to start a WordPress blog for cheap, then choosing Bluehost for your hosting service is your best bet. Bluehost is one of the top website hosting companies in 2018 and you could start a blog with them for just 3.95/month! Also, if you sign up using my link, you will get your domain for free if you purchase a 12 month or longer blog hosting plan. See: How to Start a Blog (Step-By-Step Tutorial).
Genesis With Studiopress: To actually design your blog affordably, Genesis is a popular choice and it’s what I currently use on my blog. Genesis is the main framework and then you can choose a child-theme (the unique theme for your blog). I chose the Brunch Pro theme from Studiopress.
ConvertKit: To make decent money from your blog you will need an email service provider (collects subscribers and sends automatic emails). I have tried other services such as Mailchimp, Aweber, and Madmimi. Nothing compares to ConvertKit, what I use now. It’s easy to use and has awesome automation features. I especially love the fact that it’s easy to resend an email to subscribers who haven’t opened a particular email yet, providing another chance for them to see your stuff! Read: Why I Switched From Aweber To ConvertKit For My Email Marketing.
Fiverr: If you need to get a logo for your blog, you can do so quite affordably through Fiverr, a service website where individuals offer their services for a small amount. You simply pick a job (gig) you want done (like getting a logo designed), and provide the information about what you want. Pay a small fee and you can have a good-looking logo done quickly. I use Fiverr for other jobs too like checking and improving my site speed. Just type what you’re looking for in the search bar and you will find many individuals offering their services. Browse Fiverr here.
Facebook Groups Strategy Guide: If you want to get traffic to your blog, I recommend you get the Facebook Groups Strategy Guide that I created. Get tips and tricks on how to get people to visit your blog while also building connections with other bloggers. Read: 5 Facebook Groups I Use To Grow My Business.
Make Money From Your Blog
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This is an extensive guide, perfect if you want to make money from affiliates (making sales on other people’s products). I highly recommend taking the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course from Michelle Gardner. She makes $50k/month just from affiliate marketing and shares her brilliant tips in her course. Her private Facebook group (only for course members) is super helpful and is worth the price of the course alone. I’m so glad I took this course!
Forever Funnels: If you want to learn how to create and sell your own products as an income stream, check out my own creation, the Forever Funnels Strategy Guide. I teach you step-by-step what you need to do to make passive income with a sales funnel selling either your own products and/or affiliate products.