Being new to blogging can be VERY overwhelming! Should I self host my own site? How do I monetize my new blog? Should I start an email list? Where do I even begin?
Those are all questions I had before I started my blog and I can now say that I have figure out what works best for me!
I am a stay at home mom to a little boy under 1 so I am pretty busy chasing after him all day. Trying to juggle him, keeping the house together, cooking, and spending time with my boyfriend and son can be very tough without the stress of trying to figure out which blogging resources I should use.
Here is what I use every day and they are life savers!!!
SiteGround: An amazing web hosting service that has 24/7 customer service. It’s only $3.95 a month to host your website and super easy to set up. The customer service is seriously so fast and amazing! Click here to sign up with SiteGround.
Converkit: This powerful email marketing tool is the best way to grow an email list! You can create and customize multiple opt-in forms for your email list, for free printable content, free ebook downloads, and more which will get subscribers to sign up with your site. It’s $29 a month for up to 1000 subscribers. Everyone who I’ve heard of signing up with them has not looked back! Get your Free Trial for Convertkit here!
PicMonkey: I am obsessed with PicMonkey! I use it every day to edit all my photos and create Beautiful pins for Pinterest that bring traffic to my blog. It is super simple to use and there are tons of ways to customize photos and create graphics that get repins. Try out PicMonkey free for a month here!
Blog By Number Signature Course: This course is literally the bible for starting a mom blog! It has everything you need to know like step by step instructions, lots of video tutorials, free stock photos, lists of tons of social media groups to join, and all the tools you need to succeed as a mom blogger. What’s great is that it’s meant for busy moms who have limited time to start a blog. It’s broken up into small lectures that you can get done during baby’s nap. That’s what I did! PLUS it includes her Blog By Number Ebook for FREE! I actually bought the ebook first and loved it so much that I bought the signature course which I loved even more! I didn’t realize the ebook came free with the course so don’t make the same mistake I did. Sign up for the Blog By Number Signature Course + Free Blog By Number Ebook here!!
Blog By Number Ebook: This book is the “paint by number” for blogging. It’s a step by step guide on how to start a mom blog. There are templates for blog posts, images, & headlines. She shows you ways to make money from your blog on day 1! I love this book. It was the first ebook I’ve ever purchased. It shows you how to set up your blog, set up your theme, brainstorm post ideas, write posts, edit images, promote your blog, and make money. This book goes with the Blog By Number Signature Course and I highly recommend buying the bundle because after you read the ebook you will NEED the course! Buy the Signature Course and get the Ebook FREE! Get your Blog By Number Ebook here!
List By Number: This course is for setting up your email list and ways to grow your subscriber list. I don’t know what I would have done without this . For me, setting up my email list was SUPER confusing. Suzi has videos showing you exactly what to do. She makes is so easy! She shows you how to create free opt-in freebies to get subscribers. She also shows you how to create welcome series and sales funnels. This is a must for anyone looking to set up an email list. Get your List By Number Course here!