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TLC's Recommended Tools and Resources for Blogging

Below are the tools and resources I have or am still currently using for this blog. Good news is some of them are free! Do watch out as I will constantly update this page for any new stuff that you can use.

Affiliate Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you, which I will then use to maintain this blog. I swear I wouldn’t recommend something which I don’t think is awesome. 🙂

SITEGROUND

FOR WEB HOSTING

CANVA

for CREATING TEMPLATES AND BANNERS

WHY I LOVE IT:

  • Fast and reliable
  • Free email
  • Free WordPress installation
  • Superb 24-hour customer service
  • Affordable (get it for as low as $0.99aud/month)!

WHY I LOVE IT:

  • Very easy to use (you don’t need graphic design skills)
  • Tons of templates and photos to choose from 
  • You can use it for free, but if you want more premium options, you can easily upgrade to the Pro version.

ELEMENTOR PRO

for page building and theme customization

MAILCHIMP

for your mailing list

WHY I LOVE IT:

  • You can easily design your website without coding knowledge.
  • So many widgets to choose from
  • No need to purchase a theme. Using Elementor, you can make a free theme look better than a premium.

WHY I LOVE IT:

  • Perfect for beginners
  • Simple yet effective
  • Easy to set-up
  • You can get a subscriber list of 2,000 and send monthly emails of up to 12,000 for FREE!

BUSINESS BUNDLE

by Stray Curls

stray curls business bundle

WHAT IT INCLUDES:

  • The Complete Roadmap to Building a Profitable Side Hustle

  • 40+ Page Business Plan

  • The Secret Sauce to Skyrocketing your Blog Traffic

  • The 45 Page Blog Planner (A4 and A5)

  • Grow Your Blog and Make More Sales with Holiday Traffic

WHY I THINK IT'S AWESOME:

  • Fun and rich content – Be prepared to be inspired and amazed by the author’s blogging journey, not to mention she included cute & relatable comics making this bundle so fun to read!
  • So many freebies! – As if you haven’t got your money’s worth already, you also get 5 bonus files containing more tips and templates you can use!