After three wonderful years of blogging, I found tools and products that have definitely become my go-to methods for getting work done in an effective manner. There have been lots of you asking about different products, so I started this page as resource to share them all with YOU in one simple spot!
This will be a running list of things I use, love and would recommend to others. I hope this is useful and please be sure to let me know if there are other items you would be interested hearing more about!
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Nikon D7200 DSLR | Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm | Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm | Nikon 18-200mm
I use Adobe products (specifically Photoshop and Illustrator) on a daily basis for editing my pictures and making graphic prints for my Etsy shop.
Hey There Home created this AMAZING blog planner with a breakdown of all her tasks done on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. If you need some organization to your blogging life, this e-guide is a MUST.
Designer Trapped wrote ALL her tips to how she makes thousands each month on Affiliate sales (I know her and she really does!!). I never thought Affiliate sales would work for me and using some of these ideas, I now know there are other ways to bring in affiliate income than simply writing about products that people should buy. This e-book is a game changer!
If you have a content creating blog, you need Board Booster. After setting up my different campaigns, I now pin my posts to those three or four boards and they automatically pin for a month straight without me thinking about them again. I’ve grown my Pinterest traffic ten-fold since using Board Booster.
ULTIMATE BLOGGING HANDBOOK PDF EBOOK:
This is a great way to START off your blog with 209 pages of blog-growing strategies and actionable steps! In the Ultimate Blogging Handbook, Just a Girl and Her Blog shares tons of her own real-life case studies, too. This will help from the basics of setting up a blog to how to start growing it! I’ve reread this ebook numerous times and she now has multiple packages available!
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK FOR BLOGGERS:
Do you know the blog Place of My Taste? Aniko’s photography blows my mind and when she announced she was going to write a Photography ebook giving ALL her secrets to stunning pictures, tips on staging for interior spaces, flatlays AND food shots… I knew I had to read it. And I did and then my mind exploded with all the potential of my camera that I wasn’t taking advantage of! PLUS as if it could get better – if you use Adobe Lightroom, she is selling LightRoom presets for editing pictures. Major time saver.
HOSTING : Hostgator
I’ve used Hostgator since I started my blog, three + years ago and I’ve never had a single issue. I love that they have 24 hour chat tech support and have used it twice. They were so helpful and walked me through the steps to resolve any issue I was having. And they have great rates, starting at $6 a month for WordPress sites! Love me some Hostgator.
And if you are looking for more tips on Blogging, check out my Blog Tip section!