Hi everyone! Hope you had great holidays with family and friends! As you may have noticed, I have taken a long break away from social media, blogging, and more so I have not been working as much on the front line of the growing my business… But I have been focusing more on the behind the SCENE! If that makes sense!?
I decided to FIRST take a break to work more on my self(health and mental). Secondly, I decided take a break to brainstorm on future plans within my brand, along with future collaborations, and to make sure my content I produce to you, is great and makes you want to come back!:)
Stating this, my first post of the new year 2020 will be about 4 main TOOLS you will need to succeed in the blogging business!
SOOO with out further ado…..
Are you a blogger, or are you debating on starting a blog? Do you find your self wondering what tools you may need to start a successful blog? Well look no further, as I will go over ALL the tools I use to make my blog, and social media outlets successful, and make income!
Use Canva to design
Canva is one of my favorite tools to use! I use Canva for some of my blog post graphics, my Pinterest graphics, and more! The best part about this app is you can use it on your desktop , and/ or on your phone to be able to design your graphics ANYWHERE! Another beneficial aspect of this app is its FREE!
I use mail chimp, to create ALL my weekly email newsletters that are sent directly to your inbox! Mailchimp is also extremely beneficial for all the pop up subscriber boxes that show up on my website! This platform is FREE until you gain one THOUSAND followers, then after that you WILL have to pay!
Site ground is a web hosting platform, and the company overall is AWESOME! They always are so HELPFUL when you run into a problem, and they also make it a point to NOT have long WAITING times when you call customer service reps! The longest you probably will ever wait is like 2-3mins(IF THAT)! They also offer pretty affordable website hosting options starting as low as $3.95!
If you would like to purchase your web hosting with Site Ground CLICK HERE to purchase , and get starting with your website designs!
I had to originally do ALOT of research regarding Pinterest. At first, I knew previously before even starting a blog, that I did NUMEROUS searches within Pinterest for almost ANYTHING I could… Whether it was holiday fashion, or recipes, ETC.! You NAME it! It just never fully clicked to me that I could actually transform, and use Pinterest to work in my favor! Meaning, to be able to use it as an easy accessible search engine for traffic to my OWN blog for everyone to enjoy!
Now,once you figure out what works best for you, and YOUR website with Pinterest, you will be GOLDEN! I actually had A LOT of trial and error, and as well as some help from a fellow blogger Ell Dulcos!
Ell offers an AWESOME course going over everything you need to know to succeed with organic traffic coming to your website through Pinterest! After taking her E- Course my website traffic had increased tremendously!!!!! Lucky for you!!! The course is SUPER affordable, and only $39 dollars! But If you CLICK HERE, and get Ell’s Pinterest course at a discounted PRICE using my AFFILIATE LINK HERE!!
TRUST ME, you WON’T be disappointed with your PURCHASE!!!!
Social media is a GREAT place to showcase your blog/ business! The trick to succeeding in this area is to find your social media outlets that have an engaging audience.
Meaning, Its easiest to start with your most engaging social media outlet first, then work your way to build the others!
Social Media is an AWESOME outlet to let your followers see you on a daily basis.
I hope you enjoyed my quick guide on a few tools that I use to make my blogging business successful! Also, keep in mind that this whole blogging gig is kind of all about trial and error! Meaning there is NO perfect or COOKIE CUTTER way to do it, and this is one of the many reasons why I love blogging!
Thank you for reading, and if you have any more tools that you would like more information on, or have tried some of these tools on my list! Comment below!:)