Hey guys!! I get a lot of frequent questions about what resources and tools I use to design or grow my blog with. I wanted to take a minute to set up a page so that I could easily point anyone with questions in the right direction. I have tried a lot of things, I've spent a lot of money on a LOT of different resources. Some were helpful and some weren't. These are my top recommendations, and most of these links are affiliate links. This in no way changes my opinion on the product or service, these are simply the things I use and love the most Enjoy!
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the complete blogger template toolkit
Over 220+ done-for-you professionally design canva templates made for bloggers.
canva 101 workshop
My free mini-course on the basics of designing in Canva
Great for finding premium fonts if you are in need of your own brand font to help your designs stand out and become recognizable to your brand
Great for finding fonts, clip art, and other design elements to help your graphics stand out! Often has ahhhh-mazing discounts on bundles!
my ecover maker
This is the tool I use to make 3D e-covers for my digital products-- it's my absolute favorite resource for making your products look like real workbooks!
This is my preferred stock photo source. I use and love their stock photo selection-- it's the best bang for my buck!
This is my favorite source of styled stock photos, they are beautiful and affordable! PLUS she has a free resource library where you can get some samples 🙂
Thrive leads is what I use to create eye-catching and visually appealing, high converting opt-in forms. Their drag and drop program is super easy to use!
Thrive architect is what I use to easily design landing pages, sales pages, and pages like this one. Again, their drag and drop program is easy to use and has amazing page-building capabilities!
This is a tool I use to great fun typography videos (animated text). I think this is a fun option for promotions and advertising if you aren't a fan of being on camera.
This site is amazing. You can quickly turn your blog posts into video in just minutes- great for social media and generating traffic from facebook and youtube!
SEVA (FORMERLY, CONVERTKIT)
This is the email service provider I use and love. I REALLY love the ability to tag and segment my list and build funnels for automation.
I use Thrive Lead and Thrive Architect on a daily basis! Between designing opt in forms, landing pages, sales pages, and pages like this one- they are one of my favorite resources!
My preferred program for selling digital products. This allows your product to be automatically delivered to your readers when they purchase it AND it automatically deposits the money in your paypal.. plus you can set up your own affiliate program-- win, win, win!
My perferred course building platform. You can sign up for free and create a free mini-ecourse while you grow your list, and then start creating bigger courses for upsells. It's easy to use and your users will find it easy too.
This is the program I use for my bookkeeping and for working with clients- it helps me send questionnaires, invoice, send payment reminders and more.
This program lets you create lead-generating quizzes which can help you funnel people into different offerings based on their skill level or personality type.
Trello is the lifeblood of my business! I can organize and step out my goals, I can organize my projects, track my to-dos, and so much more.. plus it's FREE!
This is the plugin I use for my social share buttons. It also lets me assign different images to different platforms, and helsp me create seperate pin descriptions and enables me to choose which images CAN'T be pinned.
Let's you automate your facebook page. You just upload the posts you want to be published and it cycles them.
Checks your spelling and grammar in any text field you type in (even canva, emails, blog posts, and more)
I love paypal. I REALLY love my business debit card that comes with my business paypal account (let's me pay with paypal at the store of online when theres no paypal option!)
My abosolute FAVORITE course for list building and email marketing. This strategy gets me over 1000+ subscribers per month after only 7 months since launch!
six figure blogger
My abosolute FAVORITE course for creating and selling digital products. They show you how to SCALE your products and sell them on autopilot through email funnels. Worth every penny and more.
Kims mentored membership program isn't open for enrollment all the time but I scooped it up the second she opened it and it's been the best money I spend each month. She offers live training and each month is themed to a specific part of blogging plus challenges to motivate you to actually implement. She offers deep dive info for every level of blogger from beginner to advanced.
12 week blog growth strategy
This is THE strategy I use to break down my 12 week goals into actionable, attainable steps. I've been able to get more done in 12 weeks than I ever thought possible!
date your list
The best resource out there on nailing your avatar. Teaches you exactly how to nurture your relationship with your readers and walks you through what to write in those emails.
core affiliate strategy
I make a full time income from digital products and affiliates. This is the strategy that got me started with affiliates and walks you through how to start making money right away.
10-hour time block
Those mommas trying to blog out there NEED this!! Even better? It was created by someone who built a 6 figure blog while her kids were toddlers AND running and at-home daycare. She gets it.