1. Start a Blog
Ghost is used by digital content creators to set up sites, publish online, and deliver newsletters to their subscribers.
WordPress is the most popular way to create your own website, blog, or eCommerce store. WordPress is popular for new bloggers.
NameCheap is one of the cheapest places to purchase a domain name. I generally recommend Namecheap to anyone who wants to easily purchase a domain name at the lowest price (also includes Whois privacy for free).
Bluehost is my go to recommendation for new bloggers who are ready to actually build their website. Bluehost includes a free domain with their hosting so this is a great option for beginners looking to set up their blog.
Kinsta is the web hosting provider that I use to manage all my sites currently. I generally recommend Kinsta to experienced bloggers, blogger with a decent amount of traffic, or bloggers on a premium ad network.
2. Writing Tools
KoalaWriter is an AI-powered writing tool. It uses OpenAI’s GPT technology to simplify the content creation process. It quickly produces high-quality blog posts that are ready to publish with just a few clicks!
Notion is a productivity and organization tool. It is my go to blog content management tool and is a great way to manage freelance writers & track content production!
Fiverr is one of the best platforms to find affordable freelancers, covering every possible subject area! For me, it is a great source for finding freelance writers and graphic designers.
3. Monetization Tools
Thinkific is an e-learning marketplace where users can create, market, and sell online courses or memberships.
Podia is a platform where content creators can sell digital products, courses, memberships, and downloadable materials.
Shopify is a leading ecommerce platform that allows users to build an online store around the products they sell.
Wix is a platform that gives you the freedom to create, design, manage and develop your website exactly the way you want.
4. Design Tools
Shutterstock offers royalty free stock photos and videos. They also offer select images for free! Perfect for bloggers who need high quality and original images!
5. Marketing Tools
ConvertKit offers traditional email marketing software (to build you email list) and newer services like paid newsletters or selling goods. I use ConvertKit for my email newsletter.
Group Collector allows Facebook group Admins to collect emails. Integrates with ConvertKit for full automation! I use this to collect leads from my Facebook groups.
6. Medium Tools
Play.ht is an online text to speech & realistic AI voice generator. Simply enter your blog posts’ text and in minutes you will have a realistic narration of your article.