Recommended Blogging Tools

If you’re a blogger, you’ll find that the number of “recommended” plugins, hosting, etc. is vast. Frankly, if you do a web search for something like “best SEO plugin,” most of the results you’ll find will actually be sponsored posts. To help cut down on some of the noise, below you’ll find some of the blog resources and best blogging tools that I recommend and use myself, or, in some cases, that others have recommended to me. Recommended Blogging Tools Writing

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The Best ShareaSale Merchants for Bloggers

When it comes to blogger-friendly affiliate networks, ShareaSale is at the very top. The network itself and many of the merchants who use ShareaSale value their blogger partnerships more than you will see at most other affiliate networks. ShareaSale, for instance, puts out a quarterly catalog of merchants that are seasonally appropriate, along with ways you might use them in your content. They also hold a yearly conference, ShareaSale Think Tank, that costs just $50 (including hotel but excluding flights and some

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5 Tools That Will Make You a Better Writer

  Writing, whether it be for your job or a hobby, can be time-consuming and downright anxiety-inducing. Sometimes you can’t come up with ideas and other times you don’t know if your article sounds good. You proofread, fix, proofread, fix, and then proofread some more, never really knowing if it is a good enough. Sometimes you just have to submit it or press “Publish” and hope for the best. It doesn’t have to be like that, though. Thanks to the

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The Best Affiliate Networks for New Bloggers

Affiliate marketing can be confusing at first, especially if you’re a new blogger. You’re already trying to learn the ropes of your preferred blogging platform, trying to make it look the way you want, setting up the plug-ins, publicizing yourself on every social media outlet possible, and trying to find readers. There’s a lot to do and adding one more thing on the list might seem overwhelming. While some aspects of monetizing your blog may not be possible on day

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Invest in Your Business: Blogger’s Guide to Pitching Brands

There’s a certain irony in me posting about something you can buy to improve your blog right on the heels of my (epically long) post about how to start a blog for free. While it is entirely possible to start a blog without spending money – and yes, to even make money on your free blog – I do recommend investing money back into your blog as you start to make money. I especially recommend investing in educational tools that will teach

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