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Resources I Use and Love
Domain Name – Godaddy.com is a great place to check to see if your domain name is available. If it is not, godaddy.com will give you suggestions. When you decide on a domain name, purchase it through godaddy.com.
Web Hosting – Blue Host is a great tool to start with. Plus you get a free domain name for life and they can host multiple websites and domains. Not to mention their pricing is very competitive. They also work very well with wordpress.org.
Website Creator – WordPress is highly recommended by not just me, but many other bloggers and business owners. There are many capabilities and it is user friendly. Not to mention, there are a lot of YouTube videos out there to help you when you struggle.
Email Marketing – ConvertKit is easy to use and that is so important to me. I don’t want to spend all day trying to figure out how to send an email or set up a sequence. ConvertKit has a very intuitive layout and there are many videos out there that help you navigate how to use it. It is a bit pricier than some other systems out there but the price is well worth saving the headache in my opinion.
How to Start a Blog Course – Blog By Number was an amazing course and eBook that helped me create my blog from scratch. It helped me figure out how to make beautiful pinnable images and gave me tips on things I would have never even thought of! I highly recommend this course and the price is amazing for what you receive.
Editing Pictures and Creating Pinnable Images – Pic Monkey Photo Editor is a great tool to use even if you have zero picture editing experience (like I did). Pictures are important for blogs and websites in general.
Fonts – Dafont.com is a great tool to find fun fonts to create logos with.
Colors – Coolors.co is a great tool to help you find a color scheme for your business branding.
EIN (Employer Identification Number) – You will need this to open a business bank account. (You can also use your social security number in some cases but I don’t like giving mine out.)