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.

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 used to use Aweber and found them reliable too.

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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’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.

When it comes to Pinterest, Melyssa Griffin’s Pinfinite Growth was really detailed and useful to me.

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.