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This is the page where I share (and update) my favourite blogs/products/services/plug-ins/apps – anything which has helped me with my life, my style or blogging journey.
I hope you’ll find some of these links useful too. Please drop a comment below if you click through to any, as I’d love to know which help you the most.
There are some affiliate links on this page, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I don’t use or love.
The Business of Blogging
You can choose your own theme from all the lovely StudioPress Themes here.
Best selling themes at the time of writing, are:
- Foodie Pro Theme
- Business Pro Theme
- Mai Lifestyle Pro Theme
- Magazine Pro Theme
- AgentPress Pro Theme
- Authority Pro Theme
- Academy Pro Theme
- Infinity Pro Theme
- Author Pro Theme
- Refined Pro Theme
Check out all the great themes Here – StudioPress Themes.
My sites are hosted by Siteground.
In my opinion they are absolutely the best, and not expensive.
- You can choose different hosting options to suit your needs.
- Web hosting from $4.95 per month.
- They give brilliant, fast support.
- They are really helpful. The technical support team have helped me out of various sticky situations that I haven’t had the know how to solve and they’ve held my hand all the way through.
Yup, I totally recommend and love Siteground Hosting.
How to Make Money from Blogging
This is the ultimate guide to earning an income from your blog. Written by successful blogger Sharon Gourlay who makes a full time income from her blogs this book is a must have if you’ve ever thought about making money from blogging.
“Wouldn’t it be nice to earn a full time income with half the work? Imagine having the independence to work WHEN you want, WHERE you want and how MUCH you want. If you’ve spent time dreaming of creating a financially successful blog but have been overwhelmed by information, you’re not alone. Finding quality information on making income from a blog is tough – often it is basic, incomplete and downright WRONG.
I know because I’ve been there. But despite this, I’ve done it and I know that creating a financially successful blog IS possible – and it has NOTHING to do with luck – it has to do with strategy.
How To Make Money From Blogging isn’t ABOUT making money
It’s a resource on HOW to make money from blogging
Start using methods PROVEN to work and deliver the results you need to make your blog a financial success.
This is why How To Make Money From Blogging is a MUST HAVE resource for ANYONE looking to create a FULL TIME INCOME from blogging.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM BLOGGING
The Ultimate Guide To Earning A Five Figure Income From Your Blog
Here’s what you’ll receive when you purchase the book:
You’ll get the complete PDF version of How To Make Money From Blogging, which outlines exactly how you can make the most money possible from your blog.
You’ll receive the How To Make Money From Blogging: Workbook, with fully interactive exercises so that you can take the EXACT steps needed to make money from your blog.
You’ll learn how to generate a PASSIVE INCOME stream with the BONUS CHAPTER – How To Create Passive Income.
You’ll discover the resources you need to make your blog a success.
There is a lot of money to be made out of blogging, but only if you do it right – and this is your chance to learn how.
Sharon earned over $150,000 in 2016 from her travel blog alone. If you want to start learning how to earn …
Photo Editing and Text Overlays
Pic Monkey: I love this programme for photo editing/collaging and adding text to photos. Click on the link for a Free Trial. If you love it, come back to this link and Go Pro with a paid version which gives you many more options.
Canva – A little trickier to use than Pic Monkey. But you can choose pre-designed templates or design your own.
Wordswag : Great for adding quotes in designer text to photos … especially for Instagram or Pinterest – on iOS and Android.
Want some simple photo editing tips? This post has an easy to follow tutorial about photo editing for beginners.
Skin Products I use and love
These are the skin products which keep my face looking peachy.
A trio of products called Elements consisting of a mousse Cleanser/Toner, Day Cream and Night Cream.
Check out prices with 20% discount here: Every Day Products : Elements
and the amazing Galvanic Spa.
Helpful, not essential
How Many Shares: plug in your specific URL and find out how many social shares your post has received.
Wisestamp: create super slick email signatures – first one is free 🙂
Trello: a great tool to organise your to do lists and projects – easy to use and free.
Unroll Me: enter your email address to find out what you are subscribed to and easily unsubscribe.
Looking for Accommodation?
I have saved heaps of money when booking hotel and self catering accommodation with both Hotels Combined and Booking.com
Whenever we travel we take out travel insurance with Covermore.
Blogs that offer help
Journey Jottings – my blogging friend Linda Fairbairn creates the most delightful travel products on which you can visually record your journeys, holidays and road trips.
Digital Nomad Wannabe – Sharon has tons of information about how to become a digital nomad and how to make money from blogging – “How to create your dream life online.”
Styling You – Nikki is the oracle when it comes to everyday style.
yTravel Blog – Probably the biggest travel blog in Australia, great hands-on advice for Australia and worldwide.
Amanda Kendle – Amanda’s travel writing is softly philosophical, and her social media consultancy business offers great tips plus an online Travel Journal School. She also has a successful Podcast: The Thoughtful Travel Podcast.
ProBlogger – There’s always something to read about the business of blogging on this site.
Chris Richardson – For anything WordPress or Website Related and problems with Google Analytics – he is super helpful and has helped me out of sticky “Oh Crikey Help Me!” situations. Here’s what he can do: “My main service is managed WordPress setup. Where I essentially become the tech support for the blog/business. I do backups, updates and deal with your host etc on your behalf should things go bad. I also do small tech fixes and so on for a monthly fee but can also do bigger coding work if needed. That service is setup as a monthly fee and gets me there on call should things go wrong saving people from googling for hours and hours trying to fix things themselves.”
Kristy Morton – Google Analytics support.
Tips and Advice on where to go in Western Australia
The ZigaZag Mag – I couldn’t leave out my own travel blog about Western Australia, could I 😉 Pop over for a slice of West Australian life and tips and advice on where to go and what to see and do.
Life Images by Jill – This is a great guide to everything West Australian.
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Disclaimer: There are some links to affiliate sites on this page, and if you purchase from them I stand to earn a small commission but at no cost to you.