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Get a custom domain for your site so it looks professional! I purchase all my domains from Godaddy.

If you choose a self-hosted site, you’ll need to choose hosting. Siteground is a company that offers lots of support and automatic backups. Perfect for beginners!

I’ve tried out multiple themes, and I liked the “Victoria” theme from Bluchic most! I love how the design is modern, beautiful and perfect for any blogger or infopreneur.

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After using Mailchimp I tried out Convertkit and I was hooked. I’ve never used a software that was so simple and easy to use before.

Need optin forms on your site to promote freebies or your newsletter. Thrive Leads is an awesome plugin. It provides highly customizable forms to put anywhere on your site, from inside your blog posts to your sidebar, footer, pop up, etc.

The perfect design tool for any beginner who doesn’t have Photoshop or Illustrater. It’s easy to use and can do almost anything! You can create logos, images, pdfs, etc. The sizes for social media are already preset (yay!) and you can use many templates for inspiration.

SOCIAL MEDIA

A great social media scheduler that reshares old content on autopilot. No need to create a new schedule every week. Set it up once and Smarterqueue will keep sharing content automatically.

One of the musthave tools these days for Pinterest is Tailwind. With their tribes and easy scheduling this tool provides an opportunity to get a lot more traffic. You can try it out for free!

Boardbooster is another great tool for Pinterest scheduling. The difference here is that Boardbooster can pin completely autonomously without you having to choose the pins beforehand. And it can also loop pins in your board so they get reshared automatically.

Planoly is my personal favourite when scheduling Instagram posts. Why? It’s the only tool that can also schedule stories! Besides that, you can schedule videos, carousel posts, everything basically. And they have a hashtag manager too. Pretty useful I’d say!

I love this one. This is a beautiful physical planner for social media. It has basic monthly pages to plan out content, and special pages with special days in the year to pay attention to, space to plan out dreams… What I like about it most? The stickers! There are stickers for each social media channel plus cool other stickers too.

A social sharing plugin that’s extremely popular in the online world. I have them on my blog and they look amazing. If you choose the pro version you can customize them to your liking too.

MAKING MONEY ONLINE

If you ever want to get started with affiliate marketing, this course is for you! It’s taught by someone who has earned a ton of money through affiliate marketing and covers everything you need to know to get there too.

This course talks about how to get great brand deals to monetize your blog or social media channel. It’s taught by Julie Solomon, a publicist who has helped many bloggers get amazing brand deals. Negociating, pitching… You’ll learn everything you need to become a pro blogger or influencer!

OTHER ONLINE TOOLS

Selling becomes a lot easier when you use Samcart. It’s extremely easy to set up sales pages and the templates are beautiful. You can set up subscriptions, upsells and even an affiliate program.

I like to use Zoom for all my online calls instead of Skype or Google hangouts for example, because the connection is much better and it’s easy to manage different meetings. It’s easy to record meetings as well.

Ever had issues with live videos? I know I did. My connection was bad, the video stopped in the middle, etc. etc. Ecamm solved a lot of this, and it’s also great to show comments from people, share your screen… Try it out! (for Mac)

I’m not a big fan of Google Keyword Planner, because the amount of searches per month is not detailed (100-1000 for instance) and it’s not very userfriendly overall. That’s why I like to use KWFinder by Mangools. Easy to use and a lot more detail! 

I have a Windows desktop so I use Filmora as my editing software. It works very well if you’re not a pro in video editing like me 🙂 Enough specials and the possibility to jumpcut, great software!

Zapier is a tool that integrates other tools. Ever got annoyed because you couldn’t connect & automate certain tools? Check out the integrations that Zapier offers, I’m sure there will be lots of useful ones for you!

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