My Favorite Tools and Resources

I’ve curated a list of my favorite tools, just for you.  I love to share what I’ve learned over the years, and these resources are what you ask about the most.  These tools are for anyone that wants to do something creative for yourself, for your kid’s school, seasonal projects, for your brand, business, or for bloggers.  I couldn’t live without these wonderful resources.

This page contains affiliate links.   While I do get a small commission when you purchase through one of these links, it doesn’t cost you anything additional to use that link.  And, I only recommend products that I use and love.

Let me know how these resources + tools work for you, and which ones are your favorites!

Business Tools

BLUEHOST

Great hosting provider! They have reliable service and affordable plans from as low as $2.95/month. You also receive a free domain when you purchase your hosting.
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SENDOWL

This eCommerce platform makes it easy to sell digital products and handle affiliate programs. It has amazing features such as upsell, cart abandonments, and more.
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BLUCHIC

Premium, feminine WordPress themes that help elevate your business, instantly.  I use the Isabelle Theme for my Home, Travel, and Lifestyle blog site.  And, what I love most is that their themes are beautiful, FAST, and user-friendly.  They also have great technical support if you have any issues.  LOVE them!
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MILOTREE

This helps you grow your email list and followers FAST.  Get pop-ups for Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, and email. Convert visitors into followers, subscribers, and customers.  They also send you tips on how to increase your followers by thousands.

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SOCIAL WARFARE

Get more social media shares which can lead to more website traffic with the best sharing plugin for WordPress. Not only will it never slow down your website, Social Warfare gives you the most attractive buttons available that look great no matter what screen size or resolution.  This plug-in has really helped to get my content out there and grow my brand.

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IZEA is a sponsorship marketplace. You can sign up and create your profile, linking to all of your blogs and social media accounts, which allows potential sponsors and advertisers to see a snapshot of your online presence.

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Social Media Scheduling

This Pinterest scheduling tool saves so much time!  I use it to schedule my pins in bulk and it will automatically pin them to the boards I want them shared to on schedule. Tailwind also analyzes your best pinning times.  I get 95% of my traffic from Pinterest, and Tailwind is what keeps my pins organized and in front of my audience.

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Design

Great looking pics in two clicks, thanks to PicMonkey's photo editing tools

PICMONKEY

I use Picmonkey for creating tons of images with text overlay and cool effects.  They also have amazing graphic design templates sized for ANY social media like Pinterest, Twitter, Face Book, & Instagram.

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THE HUNGRY JPEG

I LOVE the Hungry Jpeg.  This is a network of Free and Premium design resources available for instant download.  It helps bloggers, designers, crafters, and anyone to create using affordable fonts, graphics, photos, templates, and more. Their sister site is CraftBundles.com.

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CANVA

Canva is a simple to use graphic design tool.  It allows you to make images and designs for the web or for print.  There are free or paid plans and there are tons of cool templates you can use.

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E-Mail Marketing

CONVERTKIT

Your email list is your biggest asset. ConvertKit helps you use that list to grow your business through attractive forms, trackable data, and simple but powerful automations.

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WISESTAMP

This is an awesome little stamp that is automatically generated when you compose or reply to emails.  It increases social reach, helps brand your business, and generates 15% more leads and conversions.  And, you can always just use the free version – forever!

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Stock Photography

HAUTE STOCK

If you look around my blog you will see lots of familiar photos.  I use Haute Stock for almost all of my blog post featured images and for my social media!  They update with new, beautiful images every week.

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SC STOCKSHOP

The SC Stockshop is a premier styled stock photography site for all creatives — bloggers, brands, businesses, and YOU!  They have very affordable stock photo options and also give FREE stock photos every month just for signing up for their newsletter!

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Affiliate Programs

AMAZON ASSOCIATES

Amazon Associates is one of the biggest affiliate programs out there and with the widest variety of products. They sell everything from food to furniture. Since it is such a recognized site, your audience may feel more comfortable purchasing something from this website than the other lesser known companies.

ULTIMATE BUNDLES

Ultimate Bundles offers huge bundles of digital products for an insanely low price.I recently purchased a bundle through them that had over $3,000 of courses, ebooks, and resources for only $97. The value of these bundles are insane and have a really high conversion rate.

SHARE-A-SALE

ShareASale is a popular affiliate site, but many of the businesses in it are smaller so they don’t all require you to have a ton of traffic. This is a good place to start when you are new to affiliate marketing. There are tons of awesome companies you can work with through this network.

SHOP STYLE COLLECTIVE

ShopStyle Collective is the premier influencer and blogger affiliate network, allowing influencers to monetize their content while growing their brand and audience with SSC’s guidance, data, and innovative tools.  This is also a great one for newbie affiliate marketers.

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