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the things i use + love...

 

***AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER*** Just want to let you know that some of the  links below are affiliate links which means if you click on them + buy from them, I may receive a small commission. It does not affect you in anway. All the products + services mentioned are ones I personally used. I never recommend things that haven't been tried out & loved.

 

 

 

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…

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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)

Wireless Mouse

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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!

Mouse Mat

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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.

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ir?t=bloggingfor04 21&language=en GB&l=li2&o=2&a=B07L8792Q9I 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!

A5 Journal

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ir?t=bloggingfor04 21&language=en GB&l=li2&o=2&a=B08LPTPVBSI love a good journal to jot everything down & this one's soft, affordable and simple, as I don't like overcomplicated journals!

Set Yourself Up!

 

Hosting – Siteground

Domain Names – GoDaddy + Namecheap

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!)

Graphics + Graphic/Template Packs + Stock Photos Canva +Creative Market

Email Marketing

Email Marketing Platform – Convertkit

Opt-in forms on blog – Bloom

Freebie (lead magnet) designs – Canva Pro

 

Scheduling & Analytics

Pinterest & Instagram Scheduler – Tailwind 

SEO – Rankmath

Analytics – Google Analytics

 

Video Creation

 

Video Recording & Screen Capture Software – ScreenCast-0-Matic + Snagit

Video Hosting – YouTube

Microphone – USB Microphone, Fifine Metal Condenser Recording Microphone

Webcam – Logitech C270 720p 3-MP Widescreen HD Webcam

 

Other Tools I Have To Have

 

PDF's/Report Creation – Word + Google Docs

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

 

Courses I've taken & highly recommend!

I've always been a HUGE believer in the fact we should aways 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 and Jenna amazing, I 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

Recommended Reading

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

 

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