Tools And Resources For Small Business and Bloggers

People often ask me what tools and resources I use for my websites and blogs, so I’ve put together the main tools and resources on this page

Disclosure – Some of these are affiliate links. However, I only recommended those services I trust. I hope you will find them useful.

Domain registration and hosting

For starter, I recommend getting inexpensive, but reliable hosting provider. I highly recommend BlueHost and  Namecheap. They are a reliable service with great customer service. I am using both service providers on my various websites. See the latest offers below:

Namecheap.com

Both firms offer low-cost registration and hosting.

Website Themes

You can get free themes at WordPress but I prefer to pay for SEO optimised themes that are frequently updated for security and SEO issues. For that, I started with the low-cost Themeforest.

The current theme of this site is MH Magazine developed by MH Theme. They provide good customer service and frequent updates.
MH Magazine WordPress Theme

Email List and Newsletter

Building and growing a list of fans is probably one of the mistakes most small businesses and first-time bloggers make. However, for a long-term relationship, you need to collect the email address of your readers and customers and send them newsletters with valuable content.

Mailchimp: I’ve been using Mailchimp for years and it’s been consistently good. Mailchimp provides free services for email list less than 2,000 subscribers and there are a number of plugins to integrate it your website.

Sumome: It helps you to collect emails, welcome page and beautiful social sharing buttons. Sumome has both free and paid version

 

Buffer: Schedule all of my social media posts.

 

Check my Grammars

Grammarly – So the best tool for editing my grammar is through the use of Grammarly.com

Images Attract Readers

Good images can attract more readers and bring you traffic from social media. I get my images from pixbay.com or use Canva to create my own images. They offer free templates blog post, infographics and social media banners etc.

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