Tools I Use to Grow My Business and Blog
On this page I’m sharing a list of tools, products, and services that I use or have found to be valuable in growing my blog and business.
This post contains affiliate links for products I use and highly recommend. You can read my full disclosure here.
My Hosting Company: HostGator
My Publishing Platform: WordPress
My Computer: Custom built by my husband
My Keyboard Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Business
My Mouse SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse
My Microphone Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone
How I Built My Blog
In this ebook, Abby Lawson shares the actionable strategies and techniques she used to turn how blog into a six figure business. I really enjoyed the video series available with the Master Package. I found these to be very helpful and motivating.
In this blog traffic ebook, Lena Gott shows us the 17 strategies she used to increase her page views from 17k to 350k each month. This ebook taught me techniques that helped me more than double my traffic in less than a year.
I’m a big fan of Get Rich Lucky Bitch 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 author of this ebook, Brittany Ann, grew her Facebook page from 2,000 to 100,000 Facebook fans in just 5 months! I purchased this ebook because I want to learn more about using Facebook for my business and blog.
I’ve gone through the entire ebook, and have learned so many great tips for growing my Facebook page!
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing (This is my interview with course creator, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner)
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.
If you want to grow your blog with Pinterest, and you’re having trouble making it all work on your own, I highly recommend taking the Pinfinite Growth course by Melyssa Griffin. In this course Melyssa shares her step-by-step approach for growing her business with Pinterest. I took this course and implemented Melyssa’s advice for my own Pinterest account. I saw results within 24 hours of implementing her techniques. I was definitely impressed by that.
I decided to invest in this course after reading the book Get Rich Lucky Bitch. I was hesitant to join due to the price, but more than made my money back within a week. I strongly believe in the power of your mindset. If you do too, I highly recommend this course.
I have been using HostGator for my business since the beginning, and have always received awesome customer service and support from them. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Recommended WordPress Themes
My collection feminine, affordable, and user-friendly WordPress themes.
Recommended WordPress Plugins
Social Warfare is a premium social media sharing plugin. This plugin includes tons of awesome features. I’ve tried my fair share of social share plugins, and Social Warfare has been my favorite.
A necessary website caching plugin that improves your site speed.
Removes spam comments from your blog. From my experience, this plugins works better than Askimet, and is always free.
This is the popup form I use to grow my email list. OptinMonster has helped me significantly increase my daily email email subscribers.
How I connect my Google Analytics account to my website. I find that I get a much more accurate report by connecting to Google Analytics using this plugin.
What I use to search engine optimize my website and blog posts.
I use this plugin to cloak and track my affiliate links.
Recommended Social Media Tools
Allows you to schedule social media posts.
Allows you to schedule your pins on Pinterest. Tailwind saves me so much time when it comes to pinning on Pinterest.
I love using Board Boosters looping feature. I use Tailwind for scheduling, and BoardBooster for looping my pins.
Recommended Marketing Tools
This is my email newsletter provider. They have so many amazing features that help me grow my email list.
Recommended Business Solutions
My eCommerce plugin. Highly recommended for selling products (physical and digital) on your blog or website.
The plugin I use for my affiliate program.
What I use to create forms on my website. I love gravity forms, and can’t recommend them highly enough.
Recommended Design Resource Sites
Here’s a list of websites I go to for fonts and graphics.