Resources

If you’re a blogger, tools are very important. There’s no faking it. So just get your scroll on and dabble in some of my top resource suggestions. I do not endorse companies that I do not stand behind or would not use myself. All resources have been hand chosen at my own discretion and for your convenience.

Please note that this page contains affiliate links, this means that if you make a purchase after following a link, this blog may earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

Domains

aka, your digital street address

Unlimited potential. Unlimited names. .COM's just $9.99 each!

GoDaddy

This is one of the most, if not the most, recognized and trusted domain site out there. You’ve seen the commercials. They were the first place I went when starting Wine & Mommy Time. Since starting this blog I’ve purchased more domains for future endeavors and they are just as easy as I remember from the first time.

Simple, reliable, and more than just .com’s, GoDaddy is the ultimate when you are looking to secure the perfect address for you.


Web Hosts

in other words, your virtual landlord

BlueHost

Easily one of the most popular web hosts. BlueHost is a fantastic choice for bloggers new and old alike. Powering over 2 million websites around the world, you know you’re in with the “it” crowd.

BlueHost offers 24/7 support. That means if you mess up while doing some late night blogging, they have you covered. Also, with a money back guarantee, you know they stick to their word.


Mail Clients

because not keeping in touch and relevant to your tribe isn’t an option

MailerLite Email Marketing for Small Business

MailerLite

Originally I had signed up under another mail client. However, after using MailerLite, it’s the only one for me. The service is free if you have under 1000 subscribers which is more than enough capacity when you are starting out.

It’s easy to make email series, signup pages and pretty darn near anything else. MailerLite is so customizable which means you can keep that sucker on brand with your own images and colors. I highly suggest giving them a try.


Killer WordPress Themes

there’s no point in stellar content if you don’t have an incredible theme

Pretty Darn Cute Designs

I love the beautiful themes that Pretty Darn Cute Designs offers. They specialize in stunning, feminine designs that are WordPress, and e-commerce ready.

A theme is like a visual handshake. It must be sturdy, inviting and showcase you as a blogger. If it’s hard to navigate, visitors will not stay. Also, if it looks horrible, you won’t be taken seriously. These themes are very affordable and you are guaranteed great customer service and product quality every time with them.


Social Media Scheduling

get rid of the guesswork, let a program do the planning

Tailwind

The internet’s most popular social media marketing manager. All automated, all amazing. People have boasted 900% growth using Tailwind! Its easy-to-use platform works like a dream.

Manually queue your posts, or let Tailwind take over and choose the most optimal time for reach and visibility. Spend time on what matters like content and with your family. This is a one-stop shop for bringing traffic to you in your sleep.


Lead Generation Tool

70% of your visitors won’t return, do something about it

OptinMonster

Known as the internet’s #1 lead generation program, OptinMonster will help capture the visitors who would otherwise leave and never return again.

Don’t let your hard work go down the tube. Grow your list, generate leads and more with OptinMonster. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work this out. Choose from crawlers, pop-ups, floating footers and more to retain your guests.


Affiliate Marketing Platform

if you want to make money, start with affiliate programs

Shareasale

My favorite affiliate program out there. Shareasale is easy to navigate, easy to apply to partners and even easier to use.

You can find darn near any niche topic to associate yourself with. Just click to apply and patiently wait to see if they accept you. Once you’re accepted into a company you’re in. You can start posting their links on your blog or website and earn income on auto-pilot when people make a purchase after using your unique link. It’s free to sign up, you have nothing to lose.


Real-Time Proofreading

make your punctuation perfect every time, your credibility relies on it

Grammarly

This blog runs on Grammarly, I will proudly tell you that. Grammarly is my own personal spell, punctuation and confidence check. It helps keep my editing time to a minimum, freeing up my time for momming, writing, and frankly me.

This nifty program hangs out in your browser and kindly suggests better words, grammar and more. It can even help with resume writing, business plans, essays, not to mention keeping you from looking bad on Facebook. You can download this for free and start using it today! I highly recommend.


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