Blogging is a confusing world, especially for beginners. I’ve been doing it for over a year and a half and I’m still stumbling through it most of the time. But I have done a lot of research, tried and tested, and learned a lot along the way. Below are some tools and courses that will help you get things done faster, make your life easier, make you money and help give you the boost you’ve been looking for.
SiteGround – From personal experience and from hundreds of post I’ve seen in Facebook groups…SiteGround is the host to go with. I know you’ll see Bluehost advertised everywhere as well but trust me when I say go with SiteGround! And if you’re thinking of making a change to SiteGround I can tell you that they are extremely helpful and a change over will go smoothly.
Tailwind – I’m a bit of a Pinterest guru (and am slightly obsessed with the platform) and personally I think Tailwind is the best tool of any kind of social media tool I’ve tried. Give it a try for the first month for free and see how you like it. Or if you need help with Pinterest I can help you! Check out what I can do here.
Board Booster – This is another Pinterest tool that I should have invested in wayyyy sooner. I use Tailwind strictly for pinning other peoples content, Board Booster keeps you pin count and you can schedule campaigns which take pins from one board and repin them to other boards at whatever desired interval you set. I literally never touch my own pins with this super cheap tool. Try a month free!
Crowdfire – An app that you can use for both Twitter and Instagram (though you have to pay for Instagram) to help you clean up non-followers and inactive users. I use it about once a month to unfollow people who are no longer active on Twitter.
Cleaner – An app that I have recently discovered for Instagram. It shows you who is following you back and allows you to whitelist accounts. This is awesome for people who participate in follow threads or to help clean up those who aren’t following you back so you can use your Instagram count to follow others who will! It is free to start but is only a couple of dollars to keep cleaning (totally worth it in my opinion!).
Buffer – An app where you can manage your Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts. There is a free version which is limited but suits the needs of many or a totally reasonably priced paid version.
Mailchimp – If you don’t have an email list created yet then you should start one! Email marketing is huge and Mailchimp is a very clean, easy to use platform to help you reach your audience. It’s free for the first 2000 subscribers.
Keysearch – If you’re not researching key words for SEO purposes then you’re doing it wrong. Most bloggers (including myself) neglect SEO and trust me when I say the sooner you start the better. This tool is easily the best investment I’ve made for my blog so far. Use this code to receive 20% off: KSDISC
Travel Blog Summit – This summit first started in 2016 and was the first of its kind in the travel blogging industry. The entire conference is online and is seriously packed with so much information and inspiration. Tommo & Megsy, the geniuses behind the conference have free resources for you and an absolutely incredible course that is worth the amazing price that they sell it at!
Digital Nomad Wannabe – This site is packed full of extremely helpful and detailed advice for beginners and also those who have been blogging for a while. I have seriously learned so much from Sharon who now has it all in her book. If I want to improve my blogging this is the first site I go to.
World Nomads – And lastly, travel insurance, because we all need it! And for bloggers looking to make an income World Nomads has an affiliate program!
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