BLOG + SMALL BIZ RESOURCE DIRECTORY

This is a growing list of resources to help you grow your blog or other small business. Check back often for updates!

This page contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  See full disclaimers here.

Looking for a gigantic list of resources? You got it.

One place with links to ALL of the resources I have to help you create, manage and grow a profitable blog (or other small biz!).  These resources have been priceless to me.  And, although I personally use the majority of these, I’ve included some others as I realize what I use might not be the right fit for Y-O-U.  This is a growing list of resources so be sure to check back often.  Many of these resources are FREE or have free trials.  Some do have a monthly, annual or one time fee which can be reviewed at the merchant site.  Oh, and if you know about an awesome resource or service that you are using,  let me know!  Let’s help each other succeed!

ACCOUNTING + FINANCES

FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting software service designed for owners of the types of small client-service businesses that send invoices to clients and get paid for their time and expertise.  Check it Out    

YNAB (You Need a Budget) is a personal home budget software built with Four Simple Rules to help you quickly gain control of your money, get out of debt, and save more money faster!  Check it Out    


AFFILIATE NETWORKS

If you are looking to monetize your website using affiliate links, these are some great affiliate networks to start with.

Commission Junction is an online advertising and internet marketing company that specializes in affiliate, media and tracking services.   Check it Out    

Share a Sale is an affiliate network providing pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-click programs for webmasters.   Check it Out    


BLOG PLATFORMS

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool and powerful  blogging and website content management system (or CMS).  Check it Out    

Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Check it Out    


CLASSES + EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

CreativeLive empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live. Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, crafting, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.  Check it Out    


DESIGN

Canva lets you easily create beautiful designs + documents. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.   Check it Out    


DOMAINS + HOSTING

Bluehost  is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting services powering millions of websites. Join Bluehost now and get a FREE domain name!  Check it Out    

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.  They offer domains, hosting, security, online marketing, email and more.   Check it Out    

Hostwinds provides the cheapest website hosting in the industry. Satisfaction guarantee. Unlimited bandwidth and disk space. Customize your Hostwinds web hosting services today!  Check it Out    

Siteground provides hosting services crafted for top speed, unmatched security, 24/7 fast and expert support! Trusted by more than 500000 domains.  Check it Out    


EMAIL MARKETING + AUTOMATION

Convertkit.  Get the automations and email marketing tools you need to grow your blog and business. Join 7000+ bloggers and try ConvertKit today.  Check it Out    

Mailchimp provides email marketing for more than 14 million people globally. Send better emails, connect your e-commerce store, and sell more stuff.   Check it Out    

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Below are a list of some awesome online groups I’m part of, which are awesome for collaborating, sharing ideas, and a valuable learning resource.

Boston Business Women.  A closed networking group for Boston’s best leading ladies! Network, engage, support & inspire each other here.  Check it Out    

Creative Superheros.  If you’re a creative ladypreneur who wants to join forces with others for support, feedback, brainstorming, growth and tips this is the group for you. Check it Out    

Blog + Biz BFFs is a place for online entrepreneurs to lend support, give feedback, and share advice. This is truly one of the most encouraging and strategic communities on the internet!  Check it Out    

Photography for your Blog & Biz.  If you are looking to up your biz + blogging game using awesome visual marketing, this is the place to be. Check it Out    

Social Media, Virtual Assistance, Writing & Freelance For Hire & Free Stuff. A place to share free resources, free tools, free training opportunities,  free stuff and job postings. Check it Out    

The Rising Tide Society.  They believe in educating and empowering Creatives Entrepreneurs to thrive in the spirit of Community over Competition. The purpose of this group is to give all creatives a daily place to check in with their colleagues, participate in group discussion, ask questions, and seek positive support.  Check it Out    

VA for Hire and Pinterest-Friendly Content for Bloggers.  This group is great if you are a Virtual Assistant looking for projects or if you are looking to sell services, such as round up posts, article writing, and more.   Check it Out    

Virtual Assistant Savvies. Are you a Virtual Assistant ready to SKYROCKET your business and sell out your services?  This group is for you.  Check it Out    


PLUGINS

Yoast SEO is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin. It handles the technical optimization of your site & assists with optimizing your content.   Check it Out    


SOCIAL MEDIA  TOOLS

Boardbooster is a pin scheduling tool for bloggers. It helps manage Pinterest accounts by automatically spreading new pins over ideal pinning hours, and posting to group boards. Check it Out 

Buffer is a social media scheduling tool that makes it super easy to automatically schedule and share to multiple social media accounts.   Check it Out    

Hootsuite helps you enhance your social media management by managing multiple networks and profiles and measuring results.   Check it Out    


WEBSITE ANALYTICS 

Google Analytics is a FREE web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.  Check it Out    


WEBSITE THEMES 

Envato Market is a gigantic marketplace of website and blog themes (and you can search by type, genre, etc.).   Check it Out    

This page contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  See full disclaimers here.