Blogger Resources

Looking to take your blog to the next level, or just some advice on simply getting started? I have over 10 years blogging experience so I have quite a bit of insight to share. I get asked questions on blogging every day, so this round up of tools, courses, and gear is what I would recommend for any content creator looking to take the next step.

Blog Resources

  • WordPress: The best CMS platform for running your blog. It’s so good, I’ve been using it for over 10 years! I recommend starting with the free plan to see if you like it, and then upgrading to WordPress.org with self hosting when you’re ready for more options.
  • Dreamhost: My recommended domain host and registrar. Get your domain and hosting in one easy to manage place. I’ve been a loyal Dreamhost customer since 2013.
  • Mailchimp: The easiest place to get your newsletter up and running. I’m still developing my own newsletter, but I’ve been using Mailchimp for years and years at other jobs.
  • Tailwind: Software to easily scale your Pinterest content strategy. Read more on how it has changed my Pinterest game!
  • Pipdig: Stylish and affordable blog themes that are pretty simple to install. I’ve been using Pipdig themes since 2014.

 

Blogger Consulting

  • 30 minute session: A great low cost way to get some one-on-one time with me for blog and social media strategy planning.
  • Coaching: Longer term coaching and mentorship geared towards bloggers and customized entirely to your blog and social media presence. Available on a monthly, bi-annual, or annual commitment. Please contact for a quote.

 

E-Books & Courses

  • How To Monetize as a Microinfluencer: coming soon, launching 2019

 

Camera Gear

  • DSLR: The smallest digital SLR Canon makes and what I shoot with the most for my blog and YouTube.
  • Gimbal: How I get super smooth and stable video while vlogging.
  • Tripod: My go-to tripod for my at-home YouTube filming setup.
  • Remote: With a remote you don’t have to rely on a photographer to help you with shots. Learn to master using one and thank me later.
  • Mic: The tool I use to get higher quality voiceovers in my videos.
  • LED Light Panel: Compact added lighting I usually use for indoor video content.
  • Light Reflectors: How to add light without extra electronics.
  • External Harddrive: If you edit HD videos, an external HD is your best friend. This is the one I use at home.

 

I hope to offer more resources to up-and-coming and aspiring content creators to share as much knowledge and personal experience as possible. If there’s something I’m missing, feel free to drop me your suggestions via email.