Blogging Resources

If you are always looking for better ways to improve your blog then you’ll love this page.

Below I’d like to share all the best tools and resources that made a huge impact on me and Bloggingthing. I hope it will serve as an intuitive roadmap that makes your life easier.

Enjoy!

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Table of Content

It’s in our nature to look for the very best, so here are the top three tools that spiced up my blogging life. While they are user-friendly and powerful, I think what really sets them apart is how they inspire you to be the best version of yourself.

BlueHost

BloggingPaidAnh’s Favorite

BlueHost is designed to help you build and run a WordPress site in one click. A great budget host recommended by several movers and shakers like Pat Flynn, Darren Rowse and even WordPress.

BlueHost - Resources


Official Website:
https://www.bluehost.com/

Wealthy Affiliate

BloggingFreemiumAnh’s Favorite

An excellent online course and community to learn about blogging and affiliate marketing. What makes this platform exceptional is that their membership also comes with a reliable WordPress hosting – which I use to host Bloggingthing.

Cool feature: Make sure to check out their SiteComment and SiteFeedback features, they are one of a kind!

Wealthy Affiliate - Resources


Official Website:
http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/

Theme Forest

DesignPaidAnh’s Favorite

Theme Forest is a large marketplace of gorgeous website designs. If you are a serious blogger, you will need robust features and supports only available when using premium themes.

Theme Forest - Resources


Official Website:
http://themeforest.net/

Monetization

Google Analytics

Monetization / Online MarketingFree

Google Analytics is no doubt an industry standard. A must-have for every online marketers.

Google Analytics - Resources


Official Website:
https://www.google.com/analytics/

Ahrefs

Monetization / Online MarketingFreemium

A link analysis tool with a massive index of over a trillion links. If you are into link building, then you will need a powerful tool like Ahrefs.

Ahrefs - Resources


Official Website:
https://ahrefs.com/

MozBar

Monetization / Online MarketingFreemium

A toolbar for Chrome and Firefox that shows you the Page Authority and Domain Authority on search engines and pages you’re on.

MozBar - Resources


Official Website:
https://moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar/

Shareholic

Monetization / Social MediaFree

A free all-in-one content amplification suite. What I love most about this tool is its’ highly customizable floating share buttons – that you see on every page of Bloggingthing.

Shareholic - Resources


Official Website:
https://shareaholic.com/

Design

Theme Forest

DesignPaidAnh’s Favorite

Theme Forest is a large marketplace of gorgeous website designs. If you are a serious blogger, you will need robust features and supports only available when using premium themes.

Theme Forest - Resources


Official Website:
http://themeforest.net/

Canva

DesignFreemium

If you do your own graphics then you NEED a tool like Canva. With a variety of templates and design guides, Canva allows anyone to create professional and stunning visuals for their site or social media.

Cool Feature: You can buy stock images for as cheap as $1 each for a one time use on Canva.

Canva - Resources 02


Official Website:
https://www.canva.com/

Photoshop CS2

DesignFree

At almost a thousand dollars, Photoshop is certainly expensive for non-designers. The good news is Photoshop CS2 was released for free by Adobe since 2013. An excellent tool for graphic editing once you learn to use it.

Photoshop CS2 - Resources


Official Website:
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/3689-adobe-photoshop-cs2.html

Productivity

Fiverr

Productivity / OutsourcingPaid

A nifty marketplace to hire freelancers for just about anything you can think of. Fiverr is best known for their hire rate starting at only $5. Take a look around and you may find some real gems for a quarter the price elsewhere.

Fiverr - Resources


Official Website:
https://www.fiverr.com/

PeoplePerHour

Productivity / OutsourcingPaid

PeoplePerHour is also a marketplace to hire freelancer but the hire rate varies among sellers. This means you may receive more quality and complex works done.

PeoplePerHour - Resources


Official Website:
http://www.peopleperhour.com/

Inspiration

There are always something new to learn, and reading is the best way to improve yourself. Here are the books that I read and re-read for guidance and motivations.

Start with Why - Simon Sinek

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” A phenomenal idea by Simon Sinek that may change the way you operate life.

Amazon | Audible

Tribe - Seth Godin

The best work by marketing legend Seth Godin, where he discusses leaderships and how businesses can turn into movements.

Amazon | Audible

How I Made $40k my First Year Blogging - Chelsea Lord

By journeying her first year of blogging, Chelsea Lords made the most genuine and detailed case study of how to monetize your blog.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

Blogging is about building relationships. If you are not a great spokesperson yet (like me), you will find this book truly insightful.

Amazon | Audible

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie

A classic. If you blog, you will know it’s stressful. And Dale Carnegie is the very best at guiding you through those tough times.

Amazon | Audible

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs’ undying perfectionism is so inspirational that I always come back to this book during hard times.

Amazon | Audible

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