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Blogging Resources

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Affiliate Marketing

I use Share A Sale and AWIN in addition to Amazon’s affiliate program to link to products and services I love.  Affiliate marketing is a good way for new bloggers to make money because it does not depend heavily on traffic like ads.

Stock Photos

After using free sites like Unsplash, Pixabay, and Pexels, upgrading to paid memberships with Ivory Mix and Styled Stock Society are definitely worth it for me.  The quality and style are impeccable.

Hosting

For hosting your blog, SiteGround is definitely the way to go. Not only is their customer service excellent, but the user interface is way easier to use than BlueHost. I highly recommend paying for as many months as you can upfront otherwise it’s expensive to renew.  I sadly only paid for a year upfront so I ended up switching to CloudWays as a more affordable, and still great, choice of host.

Productivity

I have heard from MANY bloggers that SendOwl is excellent for selling digital products on your blog.  I have not personally used it yet as I am still working on my digital product, but I will definitely be using it when I launch it.

Oh my goodness, Y’all. Tailwind is a total Pinterest gamechanger. I love being able to just schedule a whole bunch of pins and the tribes feature is pretty cool as well.

Box is a great option for backing up your files and documents, whether it’s for your blog or for schoolwork or whatever. I like it a lot better than iCloud and Google Drive.

For little tasks and even random things like astrology readings, Fiverr is the place to go.  They have lots of options, all starting at $5.

Shopping

Ebates literally pays you to shop as you normally would. Sure, sometimes it’s only like 50 cents but hey, you’re 50 cents richer than you were!

An easy way to make a little extra money during your free time is Swagbucks.  You won’t make hundreds, but you can easily make a few points called SB and turn it into real money! 

Tools

I have the Nikon D3300 but this upgraded model, the Nikon D3500, is supposed to blow mine out of the water!

After three “lightweight” tripods breaking, I upgraded to this heavy duty pistol grip tripod and it is wonderful! It’s a bit bulky to carry around but excellent for family pictures.