Blogging and Business Resources

Starting a blog and a business can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn, which is fun and sometimes frustrating at the same time. I am a researcher at heart, so when starting my business and this blog I, of course, became obsessed with researching everything to do with business and blogging.

So, I want to share this information to provide a resource to other bloggers to help others find great resources and save time doing so. Community and helping each other out is SO important for any group who is determined to grow and be successful. I will continue to add to this list as I learn and grow. 💕

Print and Digital Products

  • Printful.com – I’ve been using Printful to create and sell my own custom design products. It’s great because they print on demand and they ship the products for you (meaning that you don’t have to have a stock of t-shirts in your house and a shipping center). They have options for clothing, accessories, and home products.
  • Creative Market – Creative market is an online shop for thousands of digital products that can be used for your blog and business. They have photos, graphics, templates, themes, fonts, etc. I love that it is a platform for handcrafted, unique design content from independent creatives around the world. After signing up you will have access to six free resources every week.

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  • Canva.com – I think I use this just about every day to easily create beautiful designs and documents. It is super easy to use and there are thousands of templates to choose from for social media, blog posts, pinterest, etc. It is free to use, but I have upgraded to the business version so that I can quickly resize my projects and save more of my brands color codes. There is also an app, but I have noticed that the projects I make on the webiste don’t always transfer correctly to my phone’s app.

Organization

  • Trello.com – Trello is a tool that you can use to organize your projects into boards. In one glance, you can see what you’re working on and keep track of blog posts, affliates, etc. It’s meant for use as a group (there are helpful features like seeing who’s working on what). I have the app installed on my phone as well so that when I come up with an idea or something that I need to do I can quickly note it in the app.

Photography

  • Table Top Photography Studio – If you take your own photos for your blog, then you should really get a table top photography studio. I used to have to wait for the right natural lighting or set up complicated lighting that would never come out the way I wanted it too. Now, I just have this set up on my work table and can quickly take photos with great lighting.
  • Unsplash.com – This site has an amazing collection of photos and it’s FREE. After signing up you can save your favorite photos to collections. There is a great variety and they are of great quality. Just make sure to credit the photographer in your post.

Blogging Websites + Podcasts

  • Sweetandsimplelife.com – I love this site by Cate. Her content is based on working from home, building a money-making blog, and enjoying the sweet side of life. She shares guidance and strategies for monetizing your blog, growing your social media, and balancing your biz with family life! She also has a great facebook group that is SO supportive and is a great resource: blogging community here.
  • Bloggingyourpassion.com – I’ve been listening to this podcast daily for great tips about blogging and motivation. Their goal is to help 1,000 bloggers go full-time in the next five years. My goal is to be one of those 1,000? 🙋‍♀️
  • Chica Confident – Morgan provides great resources and services for enhancing your blog and overall brand into a purposeful & profitable business. She can provide you with useful tips on how to guest blog, build and engage with your audience, stay inspired, time-management, and more.

I will keep updating this with great resources for you, so check back soon. If you have favorites that I should add to this list let me know and I will research them. Thank you!

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