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Disclosure: (Some the links below are affiliate links.) If you decide to purchase any of these resources, I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

My Hosting – SiteGround    

Free website migration.  When I switched hosts, Siteground handled everything for me with absolutely  no downtime at all. If you’re looking for a new host or launching your blog soon, this is a great time to jump on Siteground.

NEW!!  Recommend SiteGround to a Friend 

Best time to take advantage of our quality service. I am passing on the good news and sharing my referral link. SiteGround will add up to 3 mths free hosting to my account for every friend that signs up through this link. Site Ground Deal 

 1. CCleaner My Regular Products that I use.  Affiliate link disclaimer: Some of the links listed in this post are affiliate links, meaning I may earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I only recommend products & services that I love and use myself, so know you’ll be in good hands using them.

Cloud-based computer clean up. Free downloadable software that optimizes Windows, improves privacy and speeds up your PC as it removes unwanted files. Cleans cookies and browser history. Software that improves privacy and quickly cleans your files. I use it every week and you should too!

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2. Dropbox

A technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. A secure, online, file sharing and storage program. Syncs files from your computer or mobile devices. The PRO version allows more disk space and sharing features. Could not do without this. I am an affiliate.

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3. IFTTT  It’s FREE and it lets you automate certain processes by creating “applets” that connect your favorite websites and apps to one another. For example, I have an applet that says if I “favorite” a tweet on Twitter, then that tweet is added to buffer to be retweeted on a schedule I’ve created. IFTTT will save you tons of time with social media marketing. So many different ways to use it call recipes, but it also has plenty of channels beyond blogging, I use it with Pinterest and Instagram and Facebook.

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4.   ConvertKit  My Autoresponder. Simple email. Personalize your message to engage your contacts and convert more customers.  I am loving this for email.  Click to visit site below.

I’m a BIG fan of ConvertKit. Check them out! http://mbsy.co/lTrCn

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5. Head Line Analyser Tool from Co Schedule 

Free to use.  http://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer#

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MissingLettr6. MissingLettr   When you publish a new blog post –  MissingLettr –  will turn it into a 12 mth marketing campaign for you! Pre-filled with quotes, hashtags,  images and more. The plan you select determines how many blog posts they turn into campaigns. I am loving the free plan.  A fabulous tool for bloggers. You can see examples on my Facebook pages.

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7. Blog By Number E-book   Step by step Guide to How to Start A Blog for MOMS! Blog by Number

 

 

For busy moms who wants to start a blog, this book is definitely for you by Suzi Whitfield .

It’s for those who only have an hour here and an hour there. It’s also for busy moms who want to share their voices with the world but are fearful that starting a blog is too hard, too technical or that it takes too much time.

This opportunity I have found is for people who need that hand-holding and step-by-step guidance. It’s a 141-page guide and the author is available to help.

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Thrive Themes

8. They are the best! I have the Quiz Builder and I am a member of Thrive Themes University. See the Themes Page under Services for more info.

Thrive Quiz Builder

Ultimatum Sales Page

High Converting Webinar Signup Pages

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9. Marinara Timer– Research shows that taking breaks while working can improve productivity. Use this timer, based on the Pomodoro Technique, to create a schedule of working for 25 minutes followed by a 5-minute break. Using a timer is so smart for focusing.

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10. Unroll.me–  Clean up that inbox! Use Unroll.me to save time spent in your inbox. With unroll.me you can unsubscribe from many email subscriptions at once and bundle the rest into a daily digest.

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11. Rescue Time– If you want to be more productive, you need to know where your time is going. Rescue Time tracks the time you spend on various websites and apps so you know exactly how you spent your day. Use the data and analytics that Rescue Time provides to change your habits and create a more productive schedule.

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Lumen5

12. Lumen5    New I am a Beta Tester for this product.   Lumen 5 is a video creation platform. Lumen 5 is a video creation platform.Easily create high-quality videos. Enter your article link to turn it into a video. The system creates a storyboard Finds perfect audiovisuals. Adds your branding and call to action. Download and share the video. My Facebook pages have examples.

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13. Wish List 

A plugin for WordPress that creates a membership for your site.The recommended membership platform (now powering over 50,000 sites) is WordPress and WishList Member. It is also important to be aware of the wide variety of other tools, resources, plugins and themes that can contribute to a successful and effective membership site.

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14. Buffer AppBuffer App is a convenient tool which works with your website browser allowing you to schedule tweets, Facebook posts, Google+ etc.

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15. Dashlane Passwords saved for you.From credit cards to receipts, save everything in your digital wallet. Creates secure passwords, log into websites with one click instead of having to remember multiple passwords.  I have used it for over 2  years now.

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16.  PicMonkeyGoogle Pic Monkey image editing tool.  I have the upgraded version.  It can be very useful for creating simple images for blog posts and other online purposes. Simple and easy to use. Sometimes use it along with images I have created in Canva. Depending on what needs to be done.

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17 CANVA   www.canva.com/  Graphic Design SoftwareCanva makes design simple. Create designs for Web or print blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, invitations etc They also have Canva Business upgrade that I do not have.

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18. Bitly    https://bitly.comBit.ly is a very popular URL shortener that allows you to track how many clicks your link gets. It’s free. I use it all the time.

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19. Tailwind  Sign up with Pinterest for FREE Sign up with Instagram and get started. I use Tailwind weekly for my Pinterest board posting. NEW  -Tribes with Tailwind.

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20. Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics one of the most popular free analytics tools for websites. Simply sign up and paste the code at the bottom of your website’s template and you get invaluable information about where your traffic is coming from, as well as how many visitors you are getting.

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21. Google Keyword PlannerGoogle Keyword Planner is a free tool that lets you see what keywords people are searching for on Google. Including these keywords on your website can help with getting search engine traffic.

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22.  PixabayIf you don’t want to pay for stock images, check out Pixabay. They have a wide selection of royalty free images that you can use without attribution.

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23. GravatarIf you blog you should set up a free Gravatar account. When you comment on other WordPress blogs your Gravatar profile image and info will automatically show up.

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24. Bluchic  Feminine WordPress Themes for Female Entrepreneurs and Bloggers I have the templates for social media. Easy to use and beautiful too!

Bluchic templates

 

 

 

 

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