Congrats on getting to the last day of the course!
Did you miss other days of the course or want them laid out neatly in a post? I've published them here for all of my readers.
- Day 1: How creating a blog can change your life
- Day 2: How to create a full-time income from blogging
- Day 3: The one blogging resource I recommend to new bloggers
- Day 4: How to grow a loyal audience + Don't make these blogging mistakes
- Day 5: How to create a blog from scratch
- Day 6: How to start a successful blog
- Day 7: Essential blogging tools I use to run a profitable blog
Just like any job, bloggers use a list of tools to help run their blog smoothly and efficiently. Blogging requires a lot of work and it can get overwhelming at times, which is why it's crucial to use tools to maximize your time.
Below is a list of essential tools I use to maximize my time and effort on my blog.
1. A fast and reliable computer
Almost 100% of your time as a blogger will be spent on a computer, which is why it's a must to have a fast and reliable computer.
2. Self-hosted blog
A self-hosted blog is crucial to creating a professional, profitable blog. For beginners on a budget, Siteground will do a great job. When you have a “free” blog through Blogger, this looks unprofessional to advertisers and companies. Not only that, your blog can disappear and get deleted at any time (happened to my sister).
While you could read a million articles with blogging tips, enrolling in blogging courses saves you time, money, and effort, so you can get started on your blog sooner. Blog With A Full-Time Job is the #1 course I recommend if you're a new blogger or if you're a blogger not making any money off your blog.
As I mentioned before, an email list is crucial. I use Convertkit for my email list. Their customer service is fast and responsive and will help you out with anything you need. The website is user-friendly and super easy to use.
There's nothing like reading an article and seeing a few grammar and punctuation mistakes. If you do not excel in this area, use a tool like Grammarly to check your mistakes and to make your articles sound better.
6. Affiliate Sites
Finding products to become an affiliate for is really easy. There are several affiliate programs that I use that list thousands of affiliate products or services all in one place, making payment and getting a link incredibly easy. I use MaxBounty and CJ Affiliate.
Schedulers like Tailwind make blogging insanely easier. I schedule my Pinterest pins with Tailwind and I use Facebook's scheduler to schedule my Facebook posts.
In 7 days we covered all of the basics and more when it comes to blogging. Good luck on your blogging journey and if you ever have any questions for me, feel free to contact me. I love when my readers email me!
Did you start a blog? If not, here is a step-by-step tutorial that will get you started on creating your blog. Remember, being self-hosted is important if you want to monetize your blog versus creating a free blog off Blogger. I tell you why this is important in the beginning of my tutorial.