I have some many wonderful products and places that I go for my crafting supplies or other things, so it is my pleasure to lay them all out here for you in my recommendations page. Right now I have just the tools I use for my website, but I will be updating this from time to time with some great websites that I think will add value to you as my reader.
Note: This page will definitely contain affiliate links, that means I earn money if you buy from these resources. This does not affect my suggestions as I would only ever recommend products that I personally know, use and trust. Please see my Disclaimer for further details.
Tools For My Website/Marketing
SiteGround *- I can’t say enough good things about my web hosting site. I haven’t had much contact with their customer service as most of my minor issues were easily resolved by reading through their useful help pages. However, I have heard numerous people in the circles I travel who rave about their customer service department, so I feel pretty confident that if I run into an issue that I can’t fix, they’ll be there to get me back up and running!
Mailchimp – I use Mailchimp for my email services and so far I’m very pleased. They offer free accounts up to 1,000 subscribers and with limited features. I haven’t yet encountered anything that I want to do that I would have to pay for with them, but their next level up looks to be a reasonable cost.
Tailwind *- I’m presently working off Pinterest and Twitter (Best to start smaller and work up than to start big and get overwhelmed!) and for Pinterest, I use tailwind for my scheduling. It’s super easy and saves me tons of time! It is a paid tool, but well worth the investment as within a month of starting to use it, I did notice a raise in activity on my Pinterest boards. Nothing major, but gradual growth is better than no growth.
Crowdfire *- This is the tool I use on Twitter, it is a paid tool, but reasonably priced. It schedules and allows me to identify people to follow/unfollow so that I can increase my following. They also recommend content for posting which saves me loads of time. Overall I am happy with my results.
Restored316 – The theme you see on this site is through this wonderful website. It is worth it if you can afford to pay for a premium theme and Restored has one of the best prices with beautiful feminine designs.
Some of the best learning you can get is online these days. These are some of the best courses I have taken and have offered me the best bang for my buck!
Fruitful Blogging *– Kayla Aimee offers a great course on boosting your affiliate sales. Her bundle of her ebook and the course is an amazing value. I highly recommend anything offered by her.
Simple Pin Courses – Kate Ahl teaches numerous strategies that you need to know as a blogger. I have taken both her Simple Pin Master Course and How to Master Tailwind. If you want to blog, you need to know how to use Pinterest.
Work From Home School – When I left my last office job, I knew I wanted something more than finding another office job, but I had no idea what the heck I wanted to do. The value I got from the cost of enrollment was amazing. Caitlin Pyle brought together a variety of people who offered segments or full courses of theirs. It was a great way to be exposed to different types of remote working without committing to an expensive course.
Jeff Goins – I’ve taken two courses from him (one offered by the Work From Home School & the other from the Ultimate Blogging Bundle). Intentional Blog is essential if you are looking for some sort of direction for your blog. Effective Writer really helps you to narrow your focus in your writing to make sure you are creating content that people are going to click on.
– This is my go-to tool for writing my fiction stories. I love it because I often create works with loads of characters, so I can keep everything organized. It’s also useful for tracking your progress as you write your stories.
* – This is an awesome affiliate program to get into if you can get involved. They handle the affiliate programs for a wide variety of merchants such as Tailwind. It’s a great way to reach a bunch of merchants under one site.