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All The Blogging Resources You Need To Make Money Blogging
If you are starting a new blog or want to take your existing blog and make it a business. Then there are many resources out there, free and paid that will help you see success much faster.
Below I have shared a mix of Free and paid tools that I personally use to help you grow the best blogging business that you can.
This list will be actively changing and updating as I test new tools and services.
Make sure to visit here often to stay updated with all the resources you need to build a successful blogging business.
Note – that some of the links below are affiliate links to products that will earn me a commission. These are all things that I have experience with and I am recommending because they are helpful and are products that I trust – If I don’t like it, I will not share it!
Blog Resources 1 – Buying Your Domain Name
The domain is the first thing you need in order to create a website. The great thing about them is they are so cheap. Find the cheapest domain names below. I highly recommend MyDomain for domains and hosting, they have been kind enough to offer all Money Dummy readers a discount.
This is where I buy all my domain names. If you are getting new hosting, then if you go with BlueHost below, you get your domain name Free.
Blog Resources 2 – Hosting Your Blog/Site
Creating, setting up and connecting your domain to your host is really no trouble at all, I have personally set up my domain, hosting, website design all in 30 minutes before. If you need help just Ask Me! I can get you the help you need. When it comes to hosting,
I recommend you use Blue Host it is the best and the cheapest, plus you get a Free Domain name. Who doesn’t like that?
BlueHost I have all my blogs hosted on Bluehost. Simple to use and powerful.
WPEngine If you need something more hands off, WPEngine is the best option for you, fast, secure and they do it all for you.
Blog Resources 3 – Designing Your Blog
Getting a website or blog designed and programmed can be highly expensive, for that reason when starting out on the internet buy pre made designs. I recommend ThemeForest for blogs.
Here are my 2 top places to buy theme.s.
ThemeForest My new blog design here is a Woo theme and I am very happy with the quality they offer. Possibly the best designed themes out there.
Need A Logo?
99Designs Is my favorite place to get a logo you will love that fit’s your brand perfectly.
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Blog Resources 4 – Blogging Tools
These blogging tools are excellent add-ons to install on your site. They’ll help you monetize your blog, and get things done more effectively with less effort.
I use all 5 of these plugins on my blog here.
OptimizePress OP is the best plugin for building awesome Sales, Landing, Video, Capture pages and Membership sites Period!
Ninja Affiliate $97 – Ninja Affiliate is WordPress plugin developed to imbue lethal marketing powers into your WordPress blog and instantly double or triple your affiliate marketing commissions with almost no effort on your part.
OIO Publisher $47 – OIOpublisher is an ad manager with a focus on performance, control and ease of use. Serve advertising on your blog or website and keep 100% of the revenue you bring in, one of my fav blog resources.
Max Banner Ads FREE – Max Banner let’s you Easily add and rotate banners in your wordpress blog anywhere you like without editing any themes or touching any codes.
Blog Resources 5 – Email Marketing.
A successful blog needs to convert as many viewers to frequent visitors as possible. Usually, this involves some sort of subscription system that automatically let’s your readers know that you have posted new content.
I personally use AWeber and recommend only AWeber to all my clients.
AWeber Quickly create and run your campaigns with powerful, easy-to-use email marketing tools. I recommend you sign up and start your mailing list today Another of my blog resources you can’t be without.
Blog Resources 6 – Twitter and Social Media Marketing
Hootsuite The best Social Media dashboard that lets your schedule and manage all your SM across all social networks. I have used Hoot for over 3 years.
Twitter Dummy Guide Twitter marketing guide that I wrote. Filled with all the information I used and still use to reach 100,000 followers and that built my brand and authority.
SocialBro This software will automate many of your daily tasks on Twitter.. Huge time saver!
FB Influence A complete course on using Facebook for marketing. 75% of what I have learned on FB marketing came from this one course.
Buffer A great simple Twitter and Facebook scheduling app.. Free and very easy to use.
Blog Resources 7 – Making Videos and Screencasts
Screencast-O-Matic The easiest one click way to make screencasts right from your browser. I use this tool a lot.. just so simple to use.
Easy Video Player EVP lets you embed video into any sales or landing page you have and you can even build full video landing pages too. Very powerful tool.
Camtasia Studio for PC take your screen captures to the next level
Tube Toolbox An all in one YouTube marketing tool. Automate most of the time consuming tasks that come with marketing on Youtube. I have used this software for 1.5 years and another BIG Recommendation from me.
Blog Resources 8 – Selling Your Products
E-Junkie I use this shopping cart to sell my Twitter Dummy eBook. Easy to setup and works with all payment sites like Paypal, 2Checkout etc.. Comes with a nice affiliate system.
Clickbank Another place to sell your digital goods. Little more complicated to use but worth the effort since it is the most popular site for affiliates.
Blog Resources 9 – SEO and Keyword Research
Google Adwords Tool This tool I use weekly to find new keywords to write with and rank for. You can also see how popular a keyword is and how much competition and volume it has. Very nice Free tool.
Traffic Travis Best tool to track and get your blog ranked high on search. I have used this software for over 4 years. BIG recommendation from me.
Blog Resources 10 – Tracking Your Stats
Google Analytics Google’s free website tracking and analytical tool. A must have for anyone with any type of website.
Clicky Clicky works just like Google Analytics, but easier to use and little more accurate. You can view in real time what people are doing on your blog.
Blog Resources 11 – Outsource Your Work
99Designs This site works like a competition. If you need anything designed, like a logo or a website. You describe what you want and what your willing to pay and you will have people bidding on the job. Bringing you many design choices at great prices.
Fiverr If you need something small done, then you can’t go wrong with Fiverr since everything cost only $5
Blog Resources 12 – Link Building
Social Maximizer Manually bookmarking all your links takes a lot of time. I use this service each day to do all the hard work for me. Bookmarking is one of the best ways to boost your search ranks.
Mass Article Control If you do article marketing, then this is the only tool you need to spin and submit your articles fast and create high quality backlinks. I have used this software for 2 years and still very happy with it. BIG Recommendation from me.
Blog Resources 13 – Test Your Site Speed
Web Page Test This is what I use to test my blog’s speed. They break ti down and tell you exactly was is slowing down your speed, making it easy to fix.
Google Code Page Speed Learn everything you need to know about page speed and how to fix it directly from Google.
Pingdom Tools Another great test that breaks it all down so you know what is holding back your speed.
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