Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Below is a list of blogging resources that I personally use and recommend. I am an affiliate for many of these resources, but only because I truly believe in them.
Building a Framework: This is a fantastic resource for starting a blog. Abby from justagirlandherblog.com does a great job of breaking down all the steps for setting up and creating your blog. She also includes links to numerous resources to help you with the process. This was one of my first purchases when I decided I wanted to start a blog and I followed the guide step by step.
How to Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours: I used the exact steps outlined in this book to get my Pinterest page set up and to make my first affiliate sale. While I didn’t make my first sale in 24 hours, I made it in 3 days. Using the methods in this book also increased my the amount of traffic I was getting on my pins.
Ivorymix: Ivorymix.com is both a blog about blogging and a Shop with beautiful stock photos. If you sign up for the newsletter not only will you get a discount code for the shop, you will also gain access to over 200 free stock photos. I’ve been working on designs with numerous photos from the available Free Stock Photos. Ivorymix also has brand building collections to create a professional styled look for your blog and social media sites.
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Creative Market: “Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.” I’ve purchased fonts, graphics, stock photos, and blog themes. In fact my current blog theme Auden, created by Hipster Theme, was purchased on Creative Market. They also offer 6 free products every week for download. In addition, you can create your own products to sell.
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SC Stockshop: SC Stockshop is a site for beautiful professional photography, that you can shop for by color or by collection. You can purchase a brand builder set (I have my eye on the Happy Poppy Desktop Collection) which allows you to create a cohesive look across your site and on social media. At the bottom other images that fit with your collection are suggested.
Amazon: I could write an entire post on why Amazon is my favorite site. However, I will focus on the tools that will help your business. First and foremost, they offer an affiliate program, which allows you to earn a commission from any product a customer buys from a link on your page. They also have a cloud drive for storing documents, and unlimited pictures. You can purchase numerous items to help your blogging, including planners and books. Plus, Amazon Prime is one of the best deals if you shop at Amazon frequently.