A list of my favorite tools, just for you. I want to share what I've learned in my short time blogging. The below resources are the basic steps to get you started. These are the tools I use + love the most.

This page contains affiliate links. And while I do get a small commission when you purchase through one of these links, it doesn’t cost you anything additional to use that link, and of course, I only recommend the products that I love and use myself.

Let me know how these resources + tools work for you; I'd truly love to know!

Blogging Tools

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SITEGROUND

This is my hosting provider! They have reliable service and affordable plans from as low as $3.95/month. You can can also set up your domain when you purchase your hosting.

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WORDPRESS

SiteGround allows you to set up your content software--my choice is WordPress. Most  high quality plug-ins are compatible with WP, and there are endless design opportunities.

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BLUCHIC

This is where I found my Theme! They have many beautiful feminine themes to chose from. I went with the "Rachel." I highly recommend buying a theme to start off. Bluchic sends you step-by-step instructions for getting started!

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YOAST SEO

Yoast is considered the #1 Tool for optimizing your SEO on WordPress. You need this plugin. It shows you exactly where to improve your search engine optimization (how folks find your website through searches).

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JETPACK

I use Jetpack to keep my site secure and content backed up. Security is essential for every website. The most affordable solution to get started with keeping your personal or small business site backed up and spam-free.

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BEAVERBUILDER

This is my WordPress page builder. It's easy to use with lots of preloaded content, but even if you want to create your own, BB offers drag and drop options. Just all around easy to use for a non-techy person like me!

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To sum up, it only takes a few easy steps to set up your blog, secure it, SEO optimize it, and start designing and creating content! After that, the hard part is pulling yourself away from the blogging world. 🙂

I hope this helps in your research for starting a blog for beginners--like me!

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