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As an exclusive Nerdy List subscriber-only special, I’ve created this page that lists ALL the awesome tools I use to run my blog and business. Some are free and some are paid, but the paid ones are all worth the investment in my opinion.
Please note, some of the links below are affiliate links (hey, a girl’s gotta make a livin’!) but I am only listing things below that I personally use and love. If you’re not familiar with affiliate links, it just means that if you click on my link and purchase the service, I receive a small commission for referring you. It doesn’t cost you any extra and it SUPER helps me out. So, if you’ve already been considering any of these blogging tools, I’d really appreciate you signing up with my links below. Woo!
Onto the list of my fave blogging tools…!
The gold standard for pro bloggers! Mailchimp is great too (I’ve used it before), but ConvertKit is so much more powerful and designed specifically for bloggers. It’s amazing. The price point seems expensive at first until you get started using all it’s features. Highly recommended when you want to start growing your list and turning pro!
Social Media Scheduling
This is the BEST Pinterest scheduling app ever. And, unlike Tailwind (which is also popular, but I don’t use it), BoardBooster allows you to loop pins on your boards. Meaning, older pins get moved to the top without duplicating them, so your content is always in front of new people. Since using BoardBooster, my account’s been growing like CRAZY.
Buffer is fantastic for scheduling everything in one spot – Insta, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc – it covers it all. I also love the content inbox feature
Sales Tools / Landing Pages
You’ve probably already heard of how amazeballs Leadpages is! It really is the best. I’ve tried a few other services too, but nothing comes close to the ease of use of Leadpages and how fast you’re up and running with awesome content upgrade boxes, sales pages, landing pages and more. Love it and can’t picture my blog without it now. It lets me get SO much done.
You can find blog graphics, WordPress themes, social media graphic templates, fonts and so much more here. A great resource with professional quality design items at a fair price.
Another great spot to find WordPress themes.
I have a Bluchic theme and I love it. So easy to setup and customize, and looks great on mobile. Highly recommend them!
The absolute, hands-down BEST web host ever. Their WordPress plans are a great value and offer speed, reliability and some advanced features, like caching and staging sites. Their support is top notch. I love them. ❤️
As their name implies, the best place to buy cheap domain names! It’s a good idea to grab a few versions of your blog name, just in case you get super famous and someone else tries to copy you in the future. (Pipe dreams, right?) Anyway, they offer the best prices anywhere and are very well known.
Affiliate Marketing Programs
Share A Sale
Well, all the links above are affiliate links too, but I also recommend Share A Sale which gives you lots of affiliate programs in one place. It’s great for lifestyle bloggers because you can join makeup, fashion etc affiliate programs all in one spot.