FOR CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS
IN CASE YOU'RE INTERESTED IN BLOGGING, THESE ARE MY VERY TOP TOOLS FOR THE LIFESTYLE BLOGGER.
ALL COMMENTS DIRECTLY FROM ME (NO COPY/PASTE ACTION AT ALL).
Create Better Designs
This is amazing for artistic people who might need a quick visual to explain something important with images. I’ll admit it, I was a little late to the Canva game. I figured since I had the Adobe Suite and could manipulate PowerPoint, I had no use for this free app. Boy was I wrong! Their pre-made templates are such a creative relief! I never knew what business-love really was until I "met and married" Canva!
Connect with your audience. Make a living doing work you love.
ConvertKit is a powerful seven-years young email service provider CREATED BY AND FOR BLOGGERS that provides automation capabilities without a hefty price. There are SO many amazing things you can do with this service (automation, forms, broadcasts, etc).
ConvertKit has firmly established itself as one of the major players in the email marketing space. If you are a blogger, then I highly recommend you give ConvertKit a try. I can't give their support staff enough kudos too!!
Build your brand. Conquer the world. Zero code or design skills required.
Hey, you should definitely check out Strikingly! It's the best website builder for the mobile age. I've been using it a lot for the last couple of years to build The Scripture Scout website and other sites I manage. They are affordable, extremely reliable and their customer support is second to none! BUT OVERALL, their website management makes SENSE. You can get a website up in minutes and give yourself time to do the work that goes behind your business. I have absolutely no coding or design experience, and I can build something beautiful - even on mobile.
Believe me, it can do what its competitors can do and MORE.
Check it out and let me know how you like it: TRY STRIKINGLY HERE
"Part of a win!"
Do you know those ads on people's blogs? Sometimes you can x-out or glaze by, but every once in a while you might click because you actually saw something you liked. You think Google is doing that? Big brother? Facebook? No, there is no camera on you as you scroll ... the person who owns the website put them there. They painstakingly thought about what YOU might be interested in if you were on that page in the first place. They may get a few cents for it (some truly minimal), but they want you to have access to things that would help you, so they put them in that spot for you.
ShareASale has been in business for 20 years, exclusively as an Affiliate Marketing Network. Their technology receives accolades for speed, efficiency, and accuracy – and their reputation as a fair and honest business is well known within the industry. I encourage you to browse around their website and learn more, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Create, Run & Sell Your Digital Courses Online With Podia's All-In-One Platform. Try Free. Replace 5+ Tools & Sell Your Courses, Downloads & Memberships In One Place. 24/7 Support! Create Beautiful Courses. Instant Payouts. Free Migration. Zero Transaction Fees.
Podia is amazing. Except for The Sunday School Store (which one can get to two ways), we transferred our entire store to them. Our Godspeed Missions courses can be accessed there. They are just so great and their customer service is unbelievably accessible (ya can't say that about every company!).
Tailwind is the smartest way to manage your presence across the visual web (Pinterest & Instagram), and offers a complete suite of marketing tools including Smart Scheduling, Analytics & Monitoring, Content Discovery, Education, Tribes, Hashtag Suggestions and more.
These guys are amazing. I wouldn't have any kind of web presence at all if it wasn't for Tailwind. Not only does it do my Pinterest scheduling FOR me, but it schedules it out and helps me make a "tribe" of other business owners who are not only doing a related niche but will join in pinning WITH me! It has cut my time promoting down to a THIRD of what I was doing before and makes it community FUN when I do it!
Discover the Power of Using Your Blog to Actually Make a Living while Changing Lives
"HOW ON EARTH DO YOU MAKE A LIVING BLOGGING?"
Good question! Are YOU ready for the massive amount of time it takes to be a successful blogger? Yeah, it’s a lot. I mean, it’s crazy A LOT. Ya don’t just post, put in a few links and suddenly make money. The facets are intricate and I have a few business coaches. But it’s worth every minute when a wonderful blog coach holds your hand every step of the way.
I am an affiliate, student, and friend of this chick. I met her because of an incredibly helpful blogging planner she has on Amazon which, by way of stalking links, eventually took me to her personal retreat in Florida. SO glad I found Katie Hornor! She and her husband are missionaries in Mexico (you KNOW I support that!) and they are supported by ... you guessed it, blogging. Wait, what?
Katie is an amazing coach and creates a community to help you grow your business! If you’re interested in taking a deep dive into blogging, check her out at the BLOGGING SUCCESSFULLY COURSE PAGE.
BOOKS & PLANNERS
These are my favourite books and planners for successful blogging.
All but Pat Flynn's book are affiliate links.
- Blog Well Planner: A Quarterly Blog Planner for Serious Entrepreneurs (check out THE BLOG CONNECTION links below!)
- Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love by Ruth Soukup
- KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age by Mark Schaeffer
- The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas by Meera Kothand
- People Over Profit: Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful by Dale Patridge
- Success God's Way: Achieving True Contentment and Purpose by Charles Stanley
- SUPERFANS by Pat Flynn (not my aff link --- that's how much I love this book!)