Recommended Tools For Success
Welcome to the Scribbles & Musings Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business.
I have tested or used every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my blog.
Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies or products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
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You can use your Bluehost account to host multiple domains so there’s no need to pay more for hosting when you’re ready to start another website. Also, they provide outstanding customer service!
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BUILDING A FRAMEWORK
Building a Framework was originally an ebook (that has been updated each year with valuable resources and is now a full-fledged course, but it’s still perfect for those who are just starting out on their blogging journey). It teaches you how to set up your blog, build an email list, drive traffic to your site, grow your social media channels, work with brands, make money, and more! Developed by Abby Lawson at Just a Girl and Her Blog and her husband Donnie, she shares the tools and methods that have turned her blogging hobby into a six-figure income. If you’re serious about starting a blog, this will walk you through all of the detailed steps to get started. (PSST, sign up for Abby’s free webinar to learn how to Choose Your Perfect Niche by clicking here.)