As bloggers, we are always seeking recommended blogging tools from our friends and fellow bloggers. Below is a list of my favorites that I currently or have used in the past when I actually self-hosted my blogs.
Disclosure: Some of below links are Affiliates, which means that in the event you purchase the product/service, I will be compensated. Thank you in advance. Muwah! xox
Web Hosts – WordPress.ORG
One of the biggest mistakes a blogger can do is choose a web host based on price and not reputation and research. A bad web host can make or break your website and/or business.
- GreenGeeks * – Green Geeks became my favorite self-host over the last few years. Prices are economical. Customer and Technical Support is out of this world. The smallest package allows multiple domain websites. Highly recommend!
- SiteGround – SiteGround is my second favorite. It is very comparable to SiteGround, however, the main difference is in the packaging. The smallest package allows one (1) domain website.
- Bluehost – Perfect for new bloggers and smaller sites with room to grow. Not recommended for larger sites.
Although you can obtain a domain through your web host, I prefer to use a company outside of it. This helps in the event you decide to change your web host.
When I was doing Web Design, I had select favorite themes that I would recommend to my clients. Yes, I am an affiliate for some of these WordPress Web Developers, however, these are the most beautiful and easiest to customize (even for a newbie)
- Pretty Darn Cute Design
- Angie Makes
- ThemeIsle WordPress Themes New!
WordPress.org is not the only blogging platform. There are many others to choose from depending on your needs.
- WordPress.com – What I’m currently using. 100% unless you want a custom domain and/or more perks. Yes, you can monetize on WordPress.com!
- Blogger – Still 100% free unless you want a custom domain.
Free and Premium Stock Image Resources
- Ivory Mix
- Free styled stock photos
- Oh Tilly!
- Creative Market
Check back often as I update my list!
Other Awesome Tools
- Grammarly – Don’t let your content fail you because your writing stinks!
- Quickbooks – Bookkeeping made easy!
- Social Warfare – Gotta have those Share Buttons!
- Jetpack Premium
Disclosure: The above are Affiliate Links which means that in the event you purchase the product/service, I will be compensated. Thank you in advance.