Start A Blog

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Resources to Help You Start a Successful Blog and Run Your Writing Business Successfully

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Let’s face it. Starting a blog is fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming.

I’ve collected some free and paid resources to help you get your blog started, grow it, and start making money from it.

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LEARN HOW TO PICK THE BEST PROFITABLE NICHE IN THIS CHALLENGE. IT’S THE COMPANION TO THE BLOG POST HERE.

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One of the most frequent questions I get is what resources I used to start my freelance writing career and blog. Well, you’re in luck! I’m sharing the free and paid resources I use to run my mini-empire and get more done every day.

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Blue host is an excellent web hosting option for bloggers and entrepreneurs.

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These legal templates saved me hours and hours of time.

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FreshBooks is the perfect cloud accounting solution for freelancers and solopreneurs.

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Elegant Themes is home to the popular Divi WordPress Theme. 

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ConvertKit is one of the best email marketing platforms available. 

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Hands down, Canva is my favorite design tool for blog and social media graphics.

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Evernote is an amazing project management system. I store my whole life in it.

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Grammarly is my absolute favorite editing tool. 

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SiteGround is the perfect hosting for someone who wants web hosting that takes it to the next level. 

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Recommended Courses

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Love Your List is hands down one of the best email marketing courses ever. Learn how to use the Sir Mixalot principal and other fun copywriting techniques from your favorite homeslice.

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