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Wanting to start a blog, I had absolutely no idea what to do, where to start, or how I could make money.  After lots and lots of research, and a lot of trial and error, my blog is finally up and running.  But, I will say it is a huge learning curve, and I will continue to update and improve where I can.  I would like to share with you some of the resources that I use to keep this blog running in case any of you are thinking about starting a blog or just want to improve your existing one.  I always like to share my knowledge, so that someone new will already have the information that I scrambled to find in the beginning.

Technology: First things first, you will need a great working computer that you can rely on.  I personally have always used a Mac and love the way that they operate.  I recently got an apple desktop, so that I have nice big screen to work on my blog from home.  I kept my old computer, a laptop, which is great for traveling and working out and about.  I would recommend a good size laptop, so that it can be functional on the go and at home.  If I were to do it right, I would also use a nice camera to take my photos, but as of now I am using my phone for photos.

Hosting Company:  Siteground.  So far site ground has been great and setup was fairly easy.  I use their online chat to ask immediate questions and to help trouble shoot.  They are also reasonably priced and provide a few payment options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced bloggers.

Domain Provider:  Namecheap. I used this program because it was inexpensive and I was able to purchase my own .com domain.

Blogging Platform: WordPress

Stil – Unsplash

 

Affiliate Marketing: Viglink

Email Marketing: Mailerlite

Social Media Scheduling: Tailwind

Graphic Design Software: Canva

Photo Editing: Snapseed app

Blog Photography: For my photos, I use a combination of photos I take and stock photos, which are free and easy to use.  The stock photo websites that I am currently using are unsplash, negative space, kaboompics, stocksnap, pexels, and pixabay.

 

Negative Space

 

 

What resources do you use for your blog?  I would love to hear any questions or suggestions you may have.

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