Resources 2018-01-15T14:55:05+00:00

If you’re a new blogger or online business owner this resources page is going to be your best friend! This page is a complete list of all the tools and websites I use for my business.

Lucky for you, I’m a very frugal person and refuse to pay for tools I can find elsewhere for free or replicate myself. I’ve searched high and low to find free or affordable tools that provide exactly what I need to run my business.

Before sharing the resources I use, I need to share an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. This is, of course, at no cost to you, and I only share products that I use and love myself.  Please read my disclosure for more information.

Most Recommended

Web Hosting

SiteGround is the most affordable, robust, and user-friendly hosting provider I have ever used. I contacted the LiveChat and SiteGround answered my question within 10 minutes.  Funny thing is I was already on LiveChat from my old hosting provider for 40 mins and they still couldn’t get me an answer.   If your not tech savvy you need someone that can save you time.

Tailwind  is, in my opinion, the best Pinterest management and scheduling tool on the market. My favorite feature is Smart Scheduling. Tailwind tracks the engagement of my pins and then recommends the best times to pin content. They remove all the guesswork and I can schedule hundreds of pins to go out throughout the week in about 30 minutes using Tailwind.

Social Warfare is a WordPress social sharing plug-in. This plug-in is easy to use, looks great on my website, and has proven to be a very wise investment. My favorite feature is the ability to load a custom Pinterest image and description! You can also insert custom “click-to-tweet” shareable quotes throughout your blog posts.

Social Media Tools

Pinterest Scheduling: Tailwind

Social Sharing: Social Warfare

Social Media Management: SmarterQueue

Other Social Media Management: Buffer – (Check out this video demonstrating how I use Buffer)

Other Social Media Management: Hootsuite – (Check out this video demonstrating how I use HootSuite)

Automation: IFTTT – (Check out this video demonstrating how I use IFTTT)

Instagram Scheduling: Planoly

Link Shortener: Bit.ly

Content Curation: Feedly

Image & Video Production Tools

Image Design: Canva

Screen Recording: Snag-It

Photo Editing: Pixlr

Free stock photos: Pexels, Pixabay, Kaboompics, Gratisography, NegativeSpace

YouTube Channel Management: Tubebuddy

Audio Transcription: VoiceBase

Email Marketing Tools

Email Service Provider: Mailerlite

Lead Capture Forms: MailMunch

Productivity Tools

Project and Task Management: Asana

Grammar Checker: Grammarly

Cloud File Storage: Google Drive

Cloud File Storage: Dropbox

Password Manager: LastPass

Blogging Tools

Hosting: SiteGround – Our current hosting provider

Hosting: WP Engine – For Business or heavy traffic sites

Content Delivery Network: Cloudflare

WordPress Themes: Themeforest – (We use the Avada Theme)

Other WordPress Themes: Elegant Themes – Divi ThemeStudioPress

WordPress Website Management: ManageWP

Website Analytics: Google Analytics

Website Search data: Google Search Console

Google Business Apps: G-Suite

Affiliate Network: Share-A-Sale

WordPress Comment System: Disqus

Wordpress Plugins



Compress Jpeg & PNG images

Contact Form 7

Disqus Comment System

Envato WordPress Toolkit


Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP

Ithemes Security



Official Mailerlite Sign Up Forms

Pretty Link

Social Warfare – Pro

W3 Total Cache

Yoast SEO

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