Note – this page includes some affiliate links (meaning that I may earn a referral commission if you purchase via the links). I only ever include the affiliate links for products I have used and recommend.

If you’re new to blogging, or you already blog but wonder what tools I use, then this page is for you! This is the list of tools and resources that I’ve found useful throughout my blogging and online business career.

Areas covered: Website Hosting & Domain Names, Website Design & Images, Social Media, Email Marketing, Money & Accounting, Other: Emails, File Hosting, Documents etc., Helpful Courses, and Charity.

Is there something I’ve missed? If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Website Hosting & Domain Names

I personally use Name.com for my domain names, and WP Engine for my website hosting. For a lower cost hosting option, I use InMotion Hosting.

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Website Design & Images

I use WordPress with the Flatsome Theme (as it’s really easy to customize and works with WooCommerce which I use to sell my digital products). I also sometimes use OptimizePress for landing & sales pages.

I love Unsplash for free photography and I use Adobe Photoshop to create my blog post images. I also love Creative Market.

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Social Media

I use Tailwind to schedule my Pinterest pins and to get extra traffic with their Tribes feature. I’ve also found Buffer very useful for scheduling (and there’s a free plan).

Email Marketing

I use ConvertKit for my email newsletters, and LeadPages for my opt-in forms and landing pages. I set my husband up with MailChimp, because they have a generous free plan. I used to use Aweber and found them reliable too.

For ConvertKit training, I can’t recommend Elizabeth Goddard’s ConvertKit Club enough – she’s brilliant!

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Money & Accounting

I use Xero for my bookkeeping and Amy Taylor Accountancy to manage my accounts.

Other: Emails, File Hosting, Documents etc.

I use G Suite for emails and Google Drive for backing up my files. I use Evernote for all my ideas and drafts. I use Basecamp project management software to stay organised with my team.

Helpful Courses

If you want to kickstart a brand new, or existing but under-utilised, email list, click here to join my 3-day email marketing challenge.

If you’re new to blogging, my 1 Week Blog course is free and can help you get started quickly.

Better Branding from Caroline Kelso Zook is one of the best courses I’ve taken – it’ll help you get really clear on your brand story (and what makes you unique) as well as the design.

I also mentioned ConvertKit Club above – for training on all things ConvertKit.

Charity

I am increasingly making charity a part of my business. I currently donate monthly to Give Directly and lend money via Kiva to help alleviate poverty around the world. I use the resources on the Life You Can Save to evaluate where my money is best donated to various charities.