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Recommended Blogging Resources
This section includes products, services and businesses that I either use personally or strongly recommend based on value. For example, I only need one host and blog platform, but I have multiple solutions based on different need levels. Every recommendation has been validated by my own testing or by a client that I have helped with these tools.
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Blog / Website Platforms
SiteGround: Cheap, user-friendly and powerful are a few words I use to describe SiteGround. WordPress “self-hosted” blogs (aka your own domain name on a separate server vs. a WordPress.com server) can be hosted through SiteGround which is not only one of the most affordable blogging solutions, but also my top pick. You can get started with SiteGround for as little as $3.95 per month!
Zoey: If you own an eCommerce website or you’re considering starting one, Zoey has all of the tools you would need to build an amazing online store. Comparable to Magento in many ways, yet Zoey is user-friendly for those who are not able to code their own store. If you need help getting started on Zoey, get in touch with me for a startup or migration estimate. Zoey is competitively priced mainly for established companies. Monthly plans start at $299 per month. Sign up for a free trial account with Zoey today to get an inside view of their tools!
I use and highly recommend Tailwind for scheduling your Pins on Pinterest. As a business or blogger, you’ll quickly realize that Pinterest is a great traffic driver. But the trick with Pinterest is to be consistent and save your posts there daily. That’s why a scheduler like Tailwind is so important! Sign up with Tailwind for a free trial to see if you like it.
I recently switched over to ConvertKit for email marketing and I cannot say how amazing they have been in the short time I’ve used them. From fast and friendly customer service to an extremely easy user-interface, ConvertKit gets 5 stars from me. For a new blogger, ConvertKit will be one of the bigger investments that I recommend, but if you start growing your email list immediately, your ROI will pay off. Try Convert for free to see if you love it.