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My Blogging Must-Haves!
I am no techie and I don't have all the gizmos + gadgets, but the list below are the things I have in order to actually blog, plus they're affordable which is ALWAYS a bonus!
You don't need to have expensive tools to start (unless you already have them) and these all work and are perfect for me and my needs…
This laptop is compact, fast & easy to use, It's fab for blogging and I love it! (it's a Windows 10 as I'm not a MAC user)
I love this mouse as it's super smooth. I've had a few (some expensive) but I love this one as it's light, not expensive & simple!
A good mouse mat is always a must. Trying to use one on a table just doesn't cut it. Again, this is simple & affordable.
I adore this laptop bag. It has so much space inside too, so I can carry everything I need around it in. It's super cute too!
Set Yourself Up!
Hosting – Siteground
Website Platform – WordPress.org
Themes + Site Design Elegant Themes
(The theme I am currently using for my website is the “Divi” theme from Elegant Themes!)
Video Hosting – YouTube
Other Tools I Have To Have
Audio – Audacity which is a FREE software for recording & editing sounds.
Tutorials + Presentations – Powerpoint
Image Optimization – ShortPixel
Gif Creation – ScreenToGif
Mind-mapping – GitMind
Link Cloaker – Pretty Links
Headline Analyser – Headline Studio
AI tool – Jasper.AI
Courses I've taken & highly recommend!
I've always been a HUGE believer in the fact we should always be learning and growing – I mean how we can continue to teach to others if we're never exploring new skills. I continually invest in myself and take courses when I need to.
These courses are ones I've personally taken and truly loved. Not only are Suzi, Jenna & Eb amazing, I've learnt so much from them and have been able to implement the things I learnt into my own blog…
Blog by Number by Suzi Whitford
Printables by Number by Suzi Whitford
The Pinterest Lab by Jenna Kutcher
SEO Jumpstart by Eb Gargano
I'm always adding to this list as I read a LOT, so keep coming back to see what I've added next…
Rework – Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
Everything is Figureoutable – Marie Forleo
Words That Sell – Richard Bayan
The One Thing – Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
She Means Business – Carrie Green
#Girl Boss – Sophia Amoruso
Think And Grow Rich – Napolean Hill
The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss
Becoming – Michelle Obama