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On this page, I’m sharing a list of tools, products, and services that I have found to be helpful in growing my blog.

The Basics

Courses

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

If you want to increase your affiliate income, learn how my friend Michelle went from $0 in affiliate income to over $50,000 per month with her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. In this course, Michelle teaches you everything you need to know about making affiliate income. I purchased this course, and have successfully implemented her tips and techniques to increase my affiliate income.

Making Sense of Sponsored Posts

In this course, Alexis and Michelle Schroeder share exactly what they do to make thousands of dollars per month from sponsored posts. I think you’ll find this course really helpful if you want to make money on your blog through sponsored content.

WordPress Themes

GeneratePress

I recently switched my theme from a Genesis child theme to GeneratePress and I’m so happy with my decision. My blog moves so much faster, and you can customize your site without touching any code!

Books

Affiliate Marketing Tips for Bloggers (free ebook)

To learn about how you can make more money with affiliate marketing, make sure you download this free ebook by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner.

Get Rich Lucky B*tch

I’m a big fan of Get Rich Lucky B*tch by Denise Duffield-Thomas. In this book, Denise talks about the importance of releasing your money blocks in order to manifest the first-class life you desire. I’m a huge believer in the power of the mind, and the ability to manifest the life of your dreams.

The Creative Workbook for Creatives

The Creative Workbook for Creatives is a 100-page workbook that helps you make money with your creative skills. If you want to become a creative entrepreneur, you will find this book so helpful.

Online Image EditorS

PicMonkey

PicMonkey allows you to quickly, and easily create, and edit graphics and images.

Canva

I know how important it is to have eye-catching images for your blog. Not only that but the importance of being able to create those images with as little headache as possible. Canva allows you to create stunning designs for your blog with an easy-to-use editor.

AFFILIATE NETWORKS

ShareASale is my favorite affiliate program network because of its large marketplace. They have tons of blogger-friendly affiliate programs and are easy to use.

AWIN houses popular affiliate programs for brands like Etsy. When you apply to Awin you must pay a $5 registration deposit. This pre-approval fee is in place to prevent fraud within the network. The registration deposit is returned to you with your first payout.

Social Media Tools

MiloTree

I’m a big fan of MiloTree. MiloTree is a smart pop-up that will help you increase your followers on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. There is also an option for increasing your email list.

Tailwind

Allows you to schedule your pins on Pinterest. Tailwind saves me so much time when it comes to pinning on Pinterest.

Email Marketing Solution

ConvertKit

This is my email newsletter provider. They have so many amazing features that help me grow my email list to over 20,000 subscribers.

Business Solutions

Grammarly

Grammarly has really helped me keep my spelling and grammar error down to a minimum. I always proofread my content with Grammarly before I hit publish.

The Contract Shop

The Contract Shop is great for finding contract templates for your business. It’s especially useful if you need a privacy policy. A privacy policy informs your visitors what information is collected from them when they visit your site, how you use that information, and who else has access to the information. Not only is having a privacy policy legally required but having one builds a greater sense of trust with your readers and makes you look more professional.

Fiverr

Fiverr is a huge marketplace for freelance services. Services on Fiverr are priced starting a $5, hence the name.

You can hire freelance services for your blog or business in categories like music and audio, graphic design, digital marketing, programming, and much more.

GSuite

I use GSuite to manage my business email through Gmail. I strongly recommend this service.

Bluchic Landing Page Templates

Bluchic landing page templates help you create landing pages for your sales funnel start making sales on autopilot.