RESOURCES FOR BLOGGERS AND ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

When you're a beginner, it's difficult to know what app, tool or online course is going to be the most useful to grow your blog and online business.

That's why I put together a list of resources that will help you become a successful online entrepreneur. 

I've divided them in different sections and given you options when possible.

free stuff

Here are some free resources to get you started.

Blog Post Publishing Checklist
BLOG POST PUBLISHING CHECKLIST
Opt-in freebies list

OPT-IN FREEBIE IDEAS LIST

Social Media Strategy Cheatsheet

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

[Disclaimer: Some links in this post contain affiliate links. This means I get a commission if you purchase the product through my link at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.]

online business and blogging tools

These are some of my favourite tools for bloggers and online entrepreneurs to manage most aspects of your business. Where I can, I've given a couple of options and explained why they're suited for you. Here you'll also find some of my favourite productivity tools to help you stay on track and achieve your business goals.

NAMECHEAP

DOMAIN NAMES AND WEB HOSTING

Namecheap

First thing first. If you want to start your online business, one of the first things you need to do is register your domain name. 

SITEGROUND

WEB HOSTING

Siteground

SiteGround is one of the top web hosts for beginner bloggers because of its reliability. Their customer service is excellent and quick to respond. 

DREAMHOST

WEB HOSTING

Dreamhost

If you're not the most technically minded,  Dreamhost's dashboard is easier to work with. Good for smaller bloggers!

CONVERTKIT

EMAIL MARKETING

ConvertKit

I love ConvertKit because it's so easy to use and because it integrates so well with my other tools.

 If you're a beginner, they have a FREE plan to get you started.

Elementor

WORDPRESS THEME BUILDER

Elementor

Though I use ThriveThemes for my websites, there's a lot more stuff out there already designed with Elementor, like Bluchic's themes and Landing Page Templates or this Resource Page Template by my friend Kimi. If you don't have much time, I'd use Elementor Pro with these templates.

LEAD MAGNET TEMPLATES

LEAD GENERATION

Bluchic Lead Magnet Templates

These templates are the perfect solution for online business owners looking to create professionally designed lead magnets, without the price tag of working with a designer or the hassle of fancy design programs.

RESTORED 316

WORDPRESS THEMES

Restored 316 Designs

Great WordPress Premium Themes for bloggers. They use Genesis and already include a custom Instagram page. 

BLUCHIC

WORDPRESS THEMES

Bluchic

Beautiful and easy to use Feminine WordPress Premium Themes. They are Elementor based designs, so it's easy for you to work with them and they're easy to use for beginners. 

STUDIOPRESS

WORDPRESS THEMES

StudioPress

StudioPress has a wide range of  themes for men and women alike. If you have more than one website, you can get access to all their themes and extra tools with Genesis Pro.

PAYHIP

DIGITAL PRODUCT SALES

Payhip

If you want to sell your own products but don't want to pay a monthly fee, Payhip is great choice. It will let you get started with selling your products and learning what works without the risk. It also handles memberships. 

IVORY MIX

STOCK PHOTOS

Ivory Mix

Having beautiful stock photos will give your website a more professional book. With an Ivory Mix membership you'll get access to thousands of stock photos, templates, captions and extra trainings.

PIXISTOCK

STOCK PHOTOS

Pixistock

Another beautiful site for feminine stock photos. With a Pixistock membership you'll get thousands of stock photos, templates, masterclasses and more!


PODIA

DIGITAL PRODUCTS AND COURSES

Podia

One thing I like about Podia is that it doesn't just work for online courses. If you have a range of products such as digital products, online courses, master classes and even a membership, it's easy to set everything up with Podia.

THINKIFIC

ONLINE COURSES

Thinkific

If all you want to do is online courses or you're thinking of your first course, it will be easy for you to get started with Thinkific. It's easy to use and you get lots of support from them. 


CLICKUP

PRODUCTIVITY

Click Up

If you like Asana but want it to do more, you'll love ClickUp.

Though it can take longer to learn how to use it properly, ClickUp is a lot more flexible than Asana and I find it much easier to keep track of everything I'm doing. 

FOCUSTER

PRODUCTIVITY

Focuster

Focuster helps you prioritise and focus on the important tasks. It automatically schedules your to-do lists in your calendar. It's for you if you keep moving from one task to the next and never seem to finish what you're doing.

BLOG BOSS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

PLANNING AND ORGANISATION

Blog Boss Management System

This is my favourite digital planner for bloggers and online entrepreneurs that do blogging. If you struggle to figure out where to keep all the information you need and how to plan your projects, you need to check it out!

WPEKA CLUB

PLUGINS AND THEMES

WPeka Club

My favourite plugins from WPeka are its GDPR plugin and the Legal Pages Pro plugin. Make sure your website is compliant with GDPR and get ALL your legal pages done in minutes.

social media 

These are some of my favourite social media tools. They will help you share your message and reach more people on social media.

SOCIALBEE

SOCIAL MEDIA

SocialBee

SocialBee is my favourite tool for social media because it's automated my curation tasks. It's easy to create posts you can recycle and set up a schedule so you're always posting a variety of content.  

TAILWIND

PINTEREST

Tailwind

When it comes to Pinterest, I use Tailwind to schedule my pins. It's much easier to do with a dedicated Pinterest tool. With the Plus plan you can have limited access to Tribes, SmartLoop and Tailwind Create, but if you want more, you can get a PowerUp.

TASTY PINS

PINTEREST PLUGIN

Tasty Pins

If you're going to use Pinterest to promote your website, having a Tasty Pins will help you add and manage your Pinterest images from your WordPress dashboard without having to code. Great for fashion, crafts or food bloggers.

MISSINGLETTR

SOCIAL MEDIA

MissingLettr

I use MissingLettr to create campaigns for my blog posts so they're being posted at different times during the year. But I also use it to share my posts so other people can curate them and share them for me, so I get extra traffic. 

SOCIAL MEDIA TEMPLATES

TEMPLATES

Bluchic Social Media Templates

If you're after some easy social media templates you can use once in a while for your online business, this set is ideal for you.

If you're looking for a range of social media templates you can use to vary your posts, though, the Ivory Mix or Pixistock memberships are best.

MEET EDGAR

SOCIAL MEDIA

MeetEdgar

This is my favourite social media tool for solopreneurs. It not only allows you to recycle posts, but you can easily create different variations for the same post with suggestions they scrape from your content.

TOOLS YOU NEED TO EQUIP YOUR HOME OFFICE

Equip your home office with the right tools for doing online business in comfort.

MICROPHONE

If you want to do podcasts, video tutorials or online courses, the Blue Snowball microphone will give you a great quality sound. It comes with a pop filter.

WEBCAM

Get high quality video for your online courses, your tutorial videos and your Zoom meetings. But if you need a webcam with privacy shutter, get this one instead.

LAPTOP TRAY

If you're like me and end up working from your sofa or bed at times. It's a lot more comfortable and there's room on the tray for your mouse and phone.

ERGONOMIC MOUSE

I love using ergonomic tools to save myself from pains and strains. This is one of my favourites. You can use it for two devices at the same time.

ERGONOMIC KEYBOARD

I love using ergonomic keyboards because they allow me to type much faster than on a normal keyboard, plus they give you more support. 

PEN TABLET

I am not an expert on graphic design, but it's much easier for me to do detailed work on graphic design software with one of these. And it's great for scribbling, too. 

GORILLAPOD

When you want to do some recording or plan to take photos with your phone this can help free your hands and get some great shots. You can curl the legs around posts or fences if you need to.

LIGHT RING

I use some home made light boxes we made with some spare IKEA drawers, but if you're not very handy, this ring with stand will help you get better quality photos and videos.

COFFEE MACHINE

Coffee is the thing that gets me going in the morning. I love this single serve coffee machine because it works with pods and ground coffee too.

ROCKETBOOK

Taking notes in a reusable notebook means you can save paper but also digitise your work so you can keep the important stuff.

ERGONOMIC CHAIR

There's nothing more important than your health and if you work at your desk all day, having an ergonomic chair to help you avoid back problems is super important.  This chair is comfortable and offers great support for your back.

LIGHT THERAPY LAMP

Working from home all the time can be a bit depressing in the winter. A lamp that simulates natural day light will give you a little boost and relieve those gloomy feelings!

online courses and ebooks you'll also love

If you're ready to invest in your online education, here are some of my favourite courses and books for bloggers and online entrepreneurs. I am sure you'll love them too!


MAKE A FLASH FOR IT

SALES

Make a Flash For It

Creating passive income with your sales funnels is great but if you want a quick injection of money into your business, having a FLASH sale is the way to go. Learn how to set up a simple and super-repeatable process with this course.

ORGANISE AND GROW YOUR BIZ WITH ASANA

PRODUCTVITY AND PLANNING

Organize Your Biz with Asana

Whether you end up using Asana or a different project management tool, this course will teach you the best way to get organised. If you do end up using Asana, though, the templates included in the course are going to be lifesavers for you.

AFFILIATE MARKETING SUPERSTARS

AFFILIATE MARKETING

Affiliate Marketing Superstars

This is one of my favourite affiliate marketing courses. It's the most comprehensive affiliate marketing course I've seen, and it's suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced bloggers.

SEO FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING SUCCESS

AFFILIATE MARKETING AND SEO

SEO FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING

Getting your SEO right for affiliate marketing is the key to high converting posts. If you want to make sure the right people (people who will buy the product with little prompting) will ready your posts, you need to work on your SEO. It's a great book for beginners!

PRINTABLES BY NUMBER

DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Printables By Number

You can create printables to offer as freebies and grow your email list, but you can also create printables for selling them and making money. This course is for you if you want to start making money with your own products but don't want to create big products like courses or ebooks.

PASSIVE INCOME BUNDLE

MAKING MONEY

Passive Income Bundle

Have a bunch of products, but you're not selling enough of them or do you struggle with product launches? Learn how to do a successful launch campaign and then create automated sales funnels to sell the same product on autopilot with this bundle. 

ROCK YOUR DAY OF VOXER

PAID TRAININGS

Rock Your Day of Voxer

If you want to try your hand at coaching but don't want something that will be super involved, this course will teach you how to set everything up using Voxer.

EBOOK BESTSELLER BOOTCAMP

BOOK WRITING AND PUBLISHING

Ebook Bestseller bootcamp

Always  wanted to write a book but can't seem to get started? This course will teach you how to write, self-publish, and promote your first book in a matter of weeks! 

MONEY MAKING FREEBIES

MAKING MONEY

Money Making Freebies

Your guide to creating the kind of resources that people flock to and excitedly absorb… bringing them face to face with multiple buying opportunities to boost the potential of making sales from your freebies.

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