My Favorite Blogging Resources
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Start a blog
5 Day Launch A Blog Challenge is my free eCourse that shows you step by step how to start a blog, just like I did. You’ll learn how to get a beautifully designed blog online in less than 5 days. You’ll also learn my strategies to grow and monetise your blog. This course is completely FREE, so you have nothing to lose!
This is another completely free guide where I show you exactly how to start a fashion blog. This is a blog post instead of a course, so if you want to get access to the material faster, choose this option.
Bluehost is my #1 hosting recommendation for new bloggers. They make it super simple to start a website and they take care of all the technical aspects of starting a blog. Plus, you get a domain name completely for free ($15), which not many other hosts offer! No wonder why 2 million other users trust them too! You can get started for only $2.95 / mo through my exclusive offer.
If you’re looking for easy and impressive feminine templates, I recommend checking out 17th Avenue templates. They have an amazing selection of beautiful millenial pink (and minimalistic) themes that will transform your website in an instant. All of the templates are mobile optimised.
Divi is an amazing theme that I use on my own website. It’s drag and drop and fully customizable, which is awesome! You have full control over what your website looks like, which includes deciding what fonts to use and how to design every little detail. It’s super easy!
Another amazing feature is that you can create individual sales pages, product pages and landing pages just like this one. You won’t be able to do this with simple themes like the Lovely Confetti & 17th Avenue themes. I hiiiighly recommend Divi because of this! However, if you’re an absolute beginner, I would recommend that you check out Lovely Confetti themes first.
Branding + Social Media
Haute Stock is my favorite place for stock photos. They offer very feminine, girly stock photos that are perfect for fashion bloggers – most of my images on the blog are from here, including the image on this post! The membership works out to be very affordable, because they have over 3,500 images in their stock and once you’ve downloaded them, they’re yours to use forever!
Adobe Lightroom is the easiest way to edit your Instagram pictures. You can create custom made pre-sets and copy paste all your edits from one picture to another – super simple! Switching to Adobe Lightroom has saved me hundreds of hours editing my Instagram pictures.
Millenial Presets are the presets that I use for all my Instagram photos. There are 5 variations of these presets which all work for different types of light. Thanks to these presets, I literally only spend 10 minutes editing my pictures – it used to take an hour!
Creative market is a great place to discover fonts, collages, stock images, Instagram story templates and everything that has to do with branding! Creative Market is a great place if you are looking for a one-off purchase and don’t want to commit to a membership site.
TubeBuddy is an search engine optimisation (SEO) plugin for YouTube. It’s an awesome way to do keyword research on Youtube and find popular topics that are trending. It also let’s you see (and copy!) other creators tags for your own videos. At $5 per month, it’s a very affordable, very powerful plugin!
Grow your blog
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche is an online course that shows you step by step how to grow your blog traffic with Pinterest. It’s created by Alex & Lauren from Create & Go, who make $100,000 per month from their two blogs, just by using Pinterest traffic. It’s a great resource for both beginner bloggers and advanced bloggers who are looking to grow their blog traffic.
Explosive Traffic With Tribes is an ebook that focuses specifically on driving traffic to your blog with Tailwind Tribes – these are the lessons that weren’t covered in Pinterest Traffic Avalanche. This ebook is perfect for those who have tried all Pinterest marketing strategies and aren’t seeing any results yet – I was one of you! I used the strategies outlined in this book to grow my traffic to 90,000 monthly pageviews, and now Tailwind Tribes bring in about 50% of my traffic.
Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduling tool and it’s my favorite social media plugin ever created. It essentially automates your Pinterest strategy for you, which makes pinning soooo easy! I only spend about an hour a month managing my Pinterest schedule, Tailwind takes care of the rest.
ConvertKit is the email provider that I use and love. In order to make big bucks blogging, it’s crucial to start collecting emails as soon as you can. It’s true what the gurus say: The money is in the list. ConvertKit is the best email provider in the biz and it’s highly customised for bloggers: the original creators are bloggers themselves! Everything on the platform runs intuitively and it works seamlessly with WordPress websites.
Tasty Pins is a WordPress plugin that let’s you optimise your pins for both SEO and Pinterest. This way you can get the maximum amount of traffic that you possibly can. Another cool feature of the plugin is that it allows you to hide your Pinterest images on your post, and it can force people to pin a specific image from your post. This leads to maximum engagement and traffic from Pinterest!
Monetise your blog
Highest Paying Affiliate Programs For Bloggers is a free resource on my blog, which outlies all the best affiliate programs to get signed up with when you start monetising your blog. It’s free to get started, so you have nothing to lose.
Make Money Blogging For Beginners is an online course that teaches you how to go from $0 to $1,000/Month with affiliate marketing. The teachers, Alex & Lauren, went from earning $0 to $50,000 per month blogging in just two years. In this course, they teach you exactly how to get started with affiliate marketing, what products to promote and how to create an automated system that drives money to your bank account.
Six Figure Blogger is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to take their blog earnings seriously to the next level. The course focuses on creating and selling ebooks and courses and it’s hands down the best course I’ve ever taken. You can’t find this info for free online! The best part about the course was that you get the exact sales page and email templates that the creators of the course, Alex & Lauren use to sell products on their websites. It’s pure gold!
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