Here is an ever-growing list of resources that I have either used in the past or am currently using in my business. I love each of them and can recommend them wholeheartedly. Some of the links are affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
Click on the image to get more information on each tool or resource and, as always, if you have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Links to Post Contents
- 1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- 2 E-COMMERCE
- 3 E-MAIL MARKETING
- 4 WEB HOSTING
- 5 SITEGROUND
- 6 GRAPHICS
- 7 SIMPLIFYING DIY DESIGN
- 8 BLOGGING
- 9 KIM ANDERSON CONSULTING
- 10 THE GENIUS BLOGGER’S TOOLKIT
- 11 SEO
- 12 MARMALEAD
- 13 SOCIAL MEDIA
- 14 AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
- 15 BLOGGER NETWORKS
- 16 CROCHET
- 17 YARN
I use Trello to manage all of my projects, my editorial calendar, product and pattern launches, and daily to-do list. Basically, Trello is the tool that keeps things running smoothly at Crochetpreneur.com.
Etsy is a great place to get your feet wet in the e-commerce world. While your shop is at the mercy of the folks at Etsy, it’s the perfect place to build a brand, experiment with product lines, and expose your business to the hundreds of thousands of customers who visit Etsy each day.
Send Owl is a quick, easy to learn platform for selling digital and physical products and services. With the ability to have affiliates, Send Owl can help you grow your following tool. This is the perfect little platform for hosting your tripwires
ConvertKit is the go-to e-mail host for the many successful bloggers. As you know, your list is where the gold is and having a service provider who understands the needs of bloggers and who continues to innovate and expand their services to meet their needs is invaluable. This is a great place to transition your list once you start making a steady income with your blog.
This is the premier hosting site for new and experienced bloggers alike. Their low introductory rates, free domain, and excellent customer service make Blue Host a great place to start building your online presence.
This is where I host my blog. I chose SiteGround because I needed a host who would be willing to walk me, step-by-step, through the tech world. SiteGround’s customer service is second to none, in my opinion, and, while their rates are significantly higher than other hosts, once you can afford them, they’re excellent track record makes it worth the trouble of moving.
I don’t know where I’d be without Canva. On a typical day, I have a Canva tab open at all times. Whether I need a graphic for a social media post, a blog image, or an e-book cover, Canva has me covered. Start out for free and upgrade to the business plan (with your own fonts and saved brand colors) once you begin making money with your blog.
Have you ever wondered how bloggers get those amazing images of their opt-ins and printables that look like professionally bound books? My E-covermaker is their secret. Create 3D books, CD covers, pamphlets, and binders with the click of a button for just $5 a piece.
At Simplifying DIY Design, Kara Fidd provides training and templates that help bloggers define their brand and create cohesive and stunning graphics simply and easiily. Kara’s help has been invaluable to me as I’ve build my blog.
Whether it’s through her Mentored Mastermind group, her many courses for content creators or her “Just Keep Blogging” podcast, Kim Anderson is not only a mentor, but a friend. You’ll love her kindness and her ability to give you a swift kick in the pants while making you feel 100% understood and cared for in the process. She may be the Thrifty Little mom, but when it comes to helping, Kim is generous to a fault.
This is the tool I use to discover what keywords are popular, trends in content creation, and how my keywords rank in Google search.
This is the tool I use to discover what keywords are popular, trends in content creation, and how my keywords rank in Google search. This SEO tool works specifically for ETSY shop owners and will help get our products found in search.
A wealth of information and opportunity reside in this powerful little tool! Automatically schedule your Pinterest posts and forget them, schedule or automate your Instagram posts and stories, analyze the performance of your pins and groups, and join Tribes to help cross-promote content with both big and small content creators in your niche.