RESOURCES

As a business or blog owner there are so many tools, books and resources available for you to run your business.
My recommendations are as follows. Some are affiliate links, but I do not recommend anything I don’t personally have experience with!

Productivity

TeamworkPM

Teamwork

And NO you don’t have to have a team {I don’t}. It’s great for project management, organizing your ideas, and keeping up with deadlines. I don’t think I would remember anything if it weren’t for my Teamwork. I use it for all my client projects and everything for running this site!

Asana

I use Asana too, mostly for the calendar and blog related tasks that I need to keep track of, {live videos, links shared etc}.

Insightly

My newest love! I use Insightly for storing important information, like client leads, and emails I don’t want to lose in the 500 filters I have in my gmail inbox.

To-Doist

I use To-Doist for various things for personal and business reasons. {Though it can be overwhelming at times if you put too much in there}. It is a great task manager though.

Webhosting

What blog host should I use

MomWebs

I am with MomWebs, and will never switch. They are super personal and helpful, sites aren’t taken down because of bandwidth, and I feel like I’m in control of my sites. I pay quarterly but there are monthly, and yearly options too! Oh did I mention this is the cheapest option if you run multiple blogs and don’t want all your expenses to be in hosting… I have a friend that has hosted 10 sites and has not paid more than $10/month #awesome
MomWebs all the way

Newsletter Service

What newsletter services should I use for email marketing

ConvertKit

As many forms and you want, multiple incentives, link tracking AND triggers, multiple businesses and lists I could go on… Seriously I have a video if you’re interested email me and I’ll send you the link of my walk through 🙂 My only regret with my newsletter is not getting ConvertKit earlier in business.

Images

Picmonkey

Pixabay

Ivorymix

Design

Brunch: A Genesis Child Theme for Food & Lifestyle Bloggers

Studio Press Themes

My favorite is Brunch Pro, it’s really professional and is a Genesis Child Theme.

Monetize

Shareasale

If you have a site you need a Shareasale account. No questioned asked. There are so many companies using Shareasale and if you are a business that needs some traction you need to get on and check the advertising rates 😉

Affiliate Programs

Send Owl

Blog Boost {with a party}

Grow your blog partying in 30 days

Grow your blog with the grow your blog partying in 30 days. Trust me it works.

Social Media Management

Tailwind for Pinterest

 

Tailwind

My favorite is the intervals {and I have some secrets about that too}, stay tuned! Email me if you want to get them for free! Subject line: Tailwind Secrets {The inbox gets flooded daily, to be sure I see it the subject line is important}. I use Tailwind for myself and many clients, there’s nothing like it.

Post Planner for smart social media scheduling

Post Planner

A HUGE time saver, not only can you schedule from multiple account within post planner but you can FIND content to share… Content that already works {because they are pulled what’s already working and getting engagement}. Facebook pages that I manage started growing after we started using the Post Planner tool.

Books & Planners {for Bloggers}

Blog Organization and Planning     The badass blog planner - Great for blog organization and planning

Tasty Food Photography eBook

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Why Your Blog is Failing and How to Fix it

By far this was a huge eye opener for me those many years ago I read it !!! The 8 “rules” in this book are the reasons that your blog is failing and not reaching the goals that you have in place. We are going to show you how to turn these failures into successes.

Blogging on the Side: Where Passion and Profit Meet

This book is perfect for the blogger that has been blogging for ten years and the blogger that is about to begin. In this book, we give you practical advice to take your blog to the next level, meeting your blogging goals–whatever they may be. We share our best tips for creating powerful images, maximizing traffic, earning more money to turn your blog into that of a full-time income, and so much more. This book holds every tip, key and lesson that we think is invaluable for bloggers. We are taking what has taken us years to learn, and putting it all into the one book for you to read and apply today. To top it off, we are offering our customers a resource page. When you buy this book, you will receive an email containing a secret password. This password will let you into our resource page, found here, where you will find discount codes that ONLY we can offer and advice that will continue to be updated. We will share the best videos, resources, tips and bonus promo codes for blogging courses/products there. We wanted to write this book to give you the BEST things to do TODAY to better your blog. There is so much information out there that a lot of times you don’t even know where to begin. Now you do. BEGIN HERE. Click the image to see the table of contents!

The Unofficial Tax Handbook For Bloggers

If you are like me, taxes used to be so simple. I would always pick up the form from my place of employment, hand it off to my husband and he would take care of the rest. With both of us being traditionally employed it really wasn’t all that difficult. Then I decided to own create my own business and things just got more complicated. We had a lot of questions starting out and the tax side of it was one of the things that worried us most. I know the same was true for Becky and her husband Mickey as well. We’ve all done a lot of studying and discussing things with CPAs in two states and have learned a lot of great lessons along the way. We’re really excited to share this book that Becky and I wrote with Mickey. It should answer a lot of your tax questions and get you on the right track for tax time this year! Mickey used to work in finance for a large company, before resigning to work at home and take over the blog’s finances. (He is the one that does Becky’s Income Reports with her.) He also meets with their CPA a lot (at least once a month). We knew we needed to pull from his expertise for this book, and since he’s a blogger now, too, we realized we had the makings of an incredibly useful book right here between the three of us! Written from the accounting side and the blogger’s side, it will clear up some of the tax terms that you read about in official articles online, and show you how to prepare your books for tax time so it’s not stressful when that day comes. This book is written for an audience in the United States. Sorry, but we have no experience with how taxes work in other countries, so we didn’t attempt to cover that. We hope you enjoy the unofficial tax handbook for bloggers.

File Management & Security

Dropbox

LastPass

Business Management

{Invoicing, Time Tracking etc.}

Wave Accounting {free}

Freshbooks

Boomerang Email Service {for Gmail}

Life Management

FREED from clutter challenge. Declutter your home, mind and in turn be a better blogger, mom, and business owner.

This course changed my whole outlook on not only my home, but my life. 🙂

I know this is a huge list, but I hope you’ve found something that made your life just a little easier. Email me if you have questions 😉

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