I get it. Starting a blog-based business can be a bit overwhelming. But, you can make your life easier with certain tools, websites, and software.
I created this resource list to share with you all of my favorite companies which I use to streamline my businesses.
And, bonus! A bunch of the resources on this list are free to use.
The most popular Content Delivery Network (CDN). This makes it so your site can be served from different locations depending on where your readers are located. This helps with site speed, security, and reliability.
A bit pricey, but if you are serious about upping your SEO game, this is the tool you need. I use it every single day to check my SEO stats, for writing keyword-rich articles, checking my competition etc.
I have used a lot of email marketing platforms and to be honest, most are rather similar. Lately I have been liking MailerLite for their customization options, fair rates, and helpful customer service.
A great site for creating merch (T-shirts, phone cases, etc) that are created upon each customer'd order. In other words, their prices are a bit higher, but in turn you can sell merch without any up front costs.
My ride or die ad platform. Seriously, they are the most transparent, honest, helpful company I have ever worked with. Just note you need to have 50k site sessions per month in order to get approved to join their network.
One of the best affiliate programs I have found. I love Amazon because it requires very little work from you. The perfect passive income set up!
Many companies run their affiliate program through CJ Affiliates. I'll be honest, I find CJ a bit annoying to use, but if you would like to use one of their many many affiliate programs, you kind of just have to deal.
Skimlinks pays a bit less than other affiliate programs but the easiness of setting it up is amazing, especially for beginning blog based businesses. It's one of those set up and forget it things. Then just watch the money roll on in.
Keep in mind, one of the best ways to make money as a blogger is through affiliate links.
Some of the products or services I suggest contain affiliate links.
This is at no extra cost to you.
I only ever recommend products or services that I actually really love and have helped for my own blog success.
Subpar services have no place here!