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.
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
YouTube Channel Management: Tubebuddy
Audio Transcription: VoiceBase
Email Marketing Tools
Email Service Provider: Mailerlite
Lead Capture Forms: MailMunch
Project and Task Management: Asana
Grammar Checker: Grammarly
Cloud File Storage: Google Drive
Cloud File Storage: Dropbox
Password Manager: LastPass
Hosting: SiteGround – Our current hosting provider
Hosting: WP Engine – For Business or heavy traffic sites
Content Delivery Network: Cloudflare
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
Compress Jpeg & PNG images
Contact Form 7
Disqus Comment System
Envato WordPress Toolkit
Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP
Official Mailerlite Sign Up Forms
Social Warfare – Pro
W3 Total Cache
More Coming Soon…