As I am going through the process of growing my blog, the virtual resources which are very helpful to me are jotted down here.They are meant to help you if you decide to blog. As I find better ways, more tools, I will be updating this page to make this a live, growing resource.
Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links.This means at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase.The tools, resources, and inspirations are all which have been tremendously useful to me in my journey so far.I recommend them strictly out of personal experience and because they are really useful not because of the small commission I get if you decide to use them.Use them only if you feel you need them for your personal professional goals and growth.
What runs Healthwealthbridge?
Hostgator: If you want to start a blog or website quickly with no headache and plenty of hand holding, then Hostgator is for you.I was a total novice to the blogging world and Hostgator really helped me.I use hostgator.in.
I liked Godaddy as they made buying a domain a cake walk.They constantly have cool offers and have a great customer support.Godaddy also offers a hosting service but I have not personally used it.
This is a content management system for my blog.The only one I have used in my 2 years of blogging.I did once set up a blogger blog, but it wasn’t very customizable.
Anything I say about the WordPress platform has already been said multiple times.Fantastic, cool, awesome, great user interface and amazing forum support.If you have not used WordPress you are truly missing something.The best part is a lot of cool plugins, themes are totally FREE! They do have premium themes, plug-in etc but you can do everything and more with their absolutely fabulous collection of free features.
WordPress is my blogging best friend.I would probably not know what to do if not for WordPress. Thank you, WordPress.
WordPress also offers a totally free blogging opportunity without buying domain or hosting, the WordPress.com site.You can use it to get a hang of blogging, totally free.But this is not recommended if you are serious about going somewhere with your blog.Why would you want to build your digital empire on borrowed land?
Starting your own website then data from Google analytics will be indispensable. Learn from Neil Patel at quicksprouts about how to use Google analytics the right way.
Our Blogging Academy :Super Blogger Academy 1.0
The smart way by Pat Flynn tips to get started.
Inspiring blogs, which helped me get started
amylynnandrews.com: Really helped me get started with her easy, helpful tips on how to start a blog.Her newsletter is extraordinarily useful with content curated from all over the internet to make blogging easier.
I actually use all this together, in loops to keep me free for writing.Want to know how?
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My blog theme
SPI Pro theme a gift from Pat Flynn
About Alexa rank
How to get the best out of Alexa?Read my post here.
Get my Blog planner here
Media Kit &Working with Brands:
But the problem is you have to update it regularly.That’s not easy by any means.It’s boring work and time-consuming.But essential.
- Your Google Analytics, Social Reach & SEO stats in one place,.
- Increases your earning potential by giving verified metrics to brands up front.
- You can view your stats over time to monitor progress and help grow your audience.
Favorite Affiliate program:
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Blogging Framework By Abby Lawson
Check out my books here.
I have published one on Amazon and another one on Smashwords.
About Visual content
CANVA : Its a lifesaver for all things creative and is easily the best site for all your designing need .Even if you are a novice Canva will help you.
- Viva video free version for android
- Lumen5 (free version)
If you want to make your vlogging journey easier you must sign up for Lumen 5.They have a fantastic platform for media, sounds and really smart professional look to the end result.I loved the feature of the square video.It was great on Instagram, but now they have made that feature paid.Overall a fantastic platform to make video content a breeze!
My first paid Plugin
If not for Yoast , my blog would never have reached where it is today.Initially, I used to have the free version, but the paid version helped me do so much in so little time.The no headache redirect feature helped me win a contest too!Long story short this is one plugin all bloggers should have!