These are tools I have used and recommend for anyone interested in starting a blog and generating a full-time income. I only recommend what I think will help make you a successful blogger.
Do you need these to be a successful blogger? Honest answer: No. Just like you don’t need a car to get around, but it sure makes things quicker and easier. These tools are your car. You can get to the destination by foot or you can speed it up and get there faster.
Many of the tools here are free but I try to include a free trial for you guys whenever possible.
Please note: Some of the links here are affiliate, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase through my link. I only recommend products I have used and loved.
BluChic: These themes are both feminine and functional.
Bluchic also boasts an incredible customer support and guides for all their themes. These themes are specifically geared for female bloggers and are not considered too technical.
They also offer a Pro-Plus All Theme Package that which includes every theme ($1700 value) for $499. You also get a lifetime access to all future updates.
Envato: This is a HUGE resource of themes, fonts, graphics, stock photos and more. Its basically a graphic designers dream. ENvato is a platform where individuals can sell their own goods, so the quality varies from theme to theme. Definitely look at the sellers portfolio and reviews before
making a purchase.
Tailwind: A scheduling tool that helps you automate your Pins. I thank a big chunk of my traffic to this tool. I schedule my pins for weeks at a a time so I don’t have to worry if I forget to pin one day and it ensures my content is being seen. They are an official partner of Pinterest so you can use it freely and won’t risk getting in Pinterest Jail.
Pinteresting Strategies: This is the first eBook I ever purchased. Carly has a very interesting strategy for Pinterest and although I don’t follow it completely, after implementing many of her tips & tricks I saw a major spike in my Pinterest traffic. It is a very reasonably priced eBook that provides a lot of bang for your buck.
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche: This is definitely a premium product but I think this is the most in depth Pinterest course out there. If you are serious about making an income online and want to generate traffic via Pinterest, this course is worth every penny.
ConvertKit: The BEST email marketing platform for bloggers. If you want to make an income blogging you’re going to want to grow and nurture your list from Day One. It integrates smoothly with your website and makes gaining subscribers and creating opt-ins easy. Use my link to get a Free Trial.
Styled Stock Society: Very affordable subscription based site with over 1,200+ stock images and over 30 collections.
Haute Stock: This is another incredible resource for stock photos. They offer over 2,700 high quality stock images for a reasonable subscription price.