Starting a new blog can feel incredibly overwhelming, it can feel like there is about a million different things to do and tools you must own to succeed. I have made a list of all of my favorite resources that every
newblogger needs to get going and start earning an income from their blog today.
I have personally used (and still use) all of these tools mentioned so you can ask me any questions about them if you get stuck or need more info!
This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclosures policy for more info.
BEST BLOGGING RESOURCES
Bluehost: This is by far my favorite host out of all of them. I researched all other hosting providers before signing up with them and they are by far the cheapest and most reliable host out there! You can get your blog up and running for only $3.95 a month with Bluehost and if you use my link to sign up, you will also get a free domain! Read more on: How To Start A Blog and Start Earning an Income Online in Just a Few Weeks!
Tailwind: This tool is a life saver for any new blogger who still works 9-5 and can’t afford to pin manually at all times of the day. Tailwind pins for you as many times per day as needed without you having to lift a finger! It has been a serious game changer for me in growing my traffic even when I don’t have a ton of time to spare on my blog. You can try out a free month of Tailwind for yourself if you sign up through my link. I guarantee you will love it!
Grammarly: If you are like me and English isn’t your first language, you totally need Grammarly! This tool fixes your spelling mistakes before you even finish the sentence! I honestly could not blog without it. This tool is totally free for anyone to use and I 100% recommend it!
Media net: This ad network has very low traffic requirement and Media.net approves almost everyone which makes it the perfect choice for new bloggers. You can create your own ad unit with Media.net and choose the exact size you want to display on your site. My favorite part about Media.net is that once you get approved as a publisher they assign an account manager for you. Basically what they do is help you out with optimizing the ads and making sure the ads are working for your site and ensuring you are earning the highest income possible. If you sign up to Media.net through my link, you will also receive 10% income boost for the first 3 months, to kickstart your earnings!
Picmonkey: I use Picmonkey for designing my Pins to gain traffic from Pinterest. Picmonkey makes it so easy to design beautiful pins that get tons of repins! It is a total must-have for creating beautiful graphics for your blog. Picmonkey only costs $2.75 a month so it is heaps cheaper than using other photo editing tools like Photoshop! Plus you can try it for free for a month!
Fiverr: If you ever get stuck and need a little technical help setting up your blog, Fiverr is the perfect spot for that! With services starting at just $5 you can get a logo designed, website error fixed, SEO optimization help and much more all for super cheap prices!
Linqia: This influencer network connects bloggers with brands. They accept bloggers from the US and Canada who have at least 2500 monthly visits to their blog or at least 2500 social followers. That makes it the perfect choice for new bloggers as these numbers are easily achievable in your first or second-month blogging! You can score great brand sponsorships through Linqia. Most of these pay between $50 to $300 with the average payment being around $200!
Mailerlite: is my email provider of choice. It is 100% free to use until you reach 1000 subscribers! Mailerlite is super easy to set up and have an amazing support team who help you with every step on the way. Everyone always says that ‘the money is in the list’ and I can 100% vouch for it to be true. You need to start a mailing list as soon as you start your blog and Mailerlite is the perfect choice for beginners.
Bluchic: I personally use the Bluchic theme Victoria on my blog. The themes are super easy to customize and set up, even for completely new bloggers like me who are totally un-tech savvy! I love that Bluchic themes don’t require you to purchase Genesis or Divi, so all you have to buy is the actual theme. This makes these themes the perfect choice for when you are just starting out with your blog!
Pinteresting Strategies – This easy to read and straight to the point ebook taught me pretty much everything I know about Pinterest and how to drive massive traffic to my blog using Pinterest. Prior to reading this ebook, I was receiving about 200-300 page views a day to my blog and felt like I was just spinning my wheels, but not really getting anywhere. As soon as I started implementing the easy strategies outlined in this ebook, I managed to raise my page views to 1000-1500 per day and got accepted by an AMAZING ad company called Mediavine. All thanks to this simple ebook.
**UPDATE: I now receive 2500-3500 page views per day all thanks to Pinteresting Strategies!!
Carly, the blogger behind Pinteresting Strategies went from 0 to 200k page views a month to her blog without using any schedulers and spending only 10 minutes a day pinning manually. My favorite thing about Pinteresting Strategies is that it was updated in November 2018 so it’s completely up to date with all the crazy Pinterest updates.
Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers, Everything You Are Missing – If you are like me and struggle with affiliate marketing than this course is totally for you. This no fluff, straight-to-the-point guide is full of amazing hacks and tips from a mommy blogger Carly who has grown her blog into a 6 figure business in only 2 years. She shares all of her best ideas on how to monetize your blog to its full potential.
How To Make Money As An Amazon Affiliate – If you’re a complete newbie like I was and struggle to make any Amazon affiliate sales, then you need this ebook by Laura Iancu. She’s an Amazon affiliate marketing pro. Before reading the ebook, I was struggling to make more than $10 per month from Amazon sales, now I earn over $100 a month, and hope to grow it to at least $500/month by the end of this year! The ebook is full of tips and tricks on how to increase your commision that you won’t find from anywhere else!