Resources

Looking for the right products, courses, providers, etc can be overwhelming and time consuming.

I did the research for you.

Running a blog based business can be complicated and overwhelming. That is where the tools and resources come in to save us! Click over to see what awesome tools I use and recommend.

Here I recommend only the resources I have used myself and add to this list as I find more useful things. (You can find even more useful resources by signing up for my newsletter and receiving the Ultimate Online Business Toolkit).

*Disclosure: The links on this page contain affiliate links and that means that if you make purchase of services or products through one of them, I will get a small commission that goes towards supporting my small business. Thank you!*

To purchase your website name:

NameCheap.com

I own over two dozen domain names and I bought them all from NameCheap.com. The offer great prices, great supports and if you want, you can also host with them for about 20 bucks a year! Plus, throughout the year they offer specials, when you can buy a domain name for 3-5 bucks. Unbelievable!

 

To host your website:

NameCheap.com

NameCheap.com doesn’t just sell the domain names for dirt-cheap, they also offer hosting services for prices that are out of this world. How does $9.98 sounds to you? For a YEAR?! Yes, for 10 bucks you can have yourself a hosting for the whole year. And for this price they will also throw in a privacy protection. SSL is another $1.99 for a year. Yeah, these guys don’t mess around.

SiteGround.com

SiteGround.com is where I host this very site. After my other sites went down on a previous host company I used, I did my research and saw that many recommended SiteGround as a reliable and responsive provider with reasonable prices. So it was a clear choice for me to choose them for my site. I have to report that the service so far has been great and my site haven’t gone down once. Highly recommend.

 

To start your business:

How to create a microbusiness that matters
Wanted to start a business, but didn’t know where to start? This course will guide you through all the steps and provide you with information (and inspiration) to create a microbusiness that matters. I’ve taken this course myself and keep on going back to it for advice, inspiration and clarity. It offers an amazing value for an incredible price of just $19.99.

Included in this Microcourse:

  • 12 Lessons with more than 16,000 words
  • 2 inspiring playlists
  • More than 34 minutes of audio lessons
  • 2 recorded video webinars
  • 2 more recorded Q&A webinars

To do keyword research:

Long Tail Pro

Long Tail Pro is one of the top keyword research tools in the industry. Providing all the important information in one place, like page rank, MOZ score, domain age of the competition, it does an in-depth competitor analysis and scores the viability of the keywords you are researching.

Market Samurai

Market Samurai is an amazing, comprehensive keyword research tool. It offers keyword analysis, SEO competition, monetization research, content finder, rank tracker, domain research, pulling in related data from top authority sites on the web to give you the information you need to make an educated decision on the keywords you want to use.

To organize, plan and brainstorm:

Organize Your Online Business Printables

With 30 forms and over 60 pages, this printables e-book has forms to help you organize, brainstorm and plan your online biz. It covers blogging, finances, planning and social media.

To automate and schedule your social media:

BoardBooster

The best pin scheduling, rescheduling and looping Pinterest scheulding tool out there.

Later

At first known for being a tool to schedule and re-gran your Instagram posts, Later now does Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest posts, all in one convenient and easy to use place

CoSchedule

My hands down most favorite blog post sharing and scheduling tool, editorial calendar and social media scheduling tool. Amazing, truly.

To read:

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

This book was a recommendation from RowdyKittens.com and I loved it. Chris in a wonderful writer, but more than that, he is a seasoned entrepreneur with an eye for ideas that can make it on a shoestring budget.

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss, Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

WOW, this book bent so many of my views and notions. It challenged all kinds of beliefs and standards and I recommend that you read it and bend yours.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

Everything we do and believe in is because we agreed to it at some point in our life. All these things that you think you can’t change about the way you are, things you are afraid of, negative things you think about yourself, all these can be changed if you just make a new agreement with yourself. Very powerful book, highly recommend.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

This book was a recommendation from Marie Forleo and was instrumental in helping me to define why I was doing what I was doing in my business and gave me direction and purpose. If you don’t buy the book, at least watch the TED video from Simon Sinek.

 

*Disclosure: The links on this page contain affiliate links and that means that if you make purchase of services or products through one of them, I will get a small commission that goes towards supporting my small business. Thank you!