Stop spending hours searching the Internet for Blogging Tools, Stock Images, Image Templates and Courses and Books that are actually going to teach you something useful!
I’ve compiled my favourite Resources to help you Grow your Blog, Build your Email list and Make more Money! I’m adding to this list all the time, so don’t forget check back from time to time.
(some of the links I’ve included are affiliate links. This means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase a product via my link. I only recommend products I use and trust. Thank you for supporting The Blog Income Initiative!)
My favourite Blogging Resources
Used here on The Blog Income Initiative…
Stock Photos, Templates and Image Editing Favourites
Creative Market: Everything you could possibly need to create stand-out, Pinterest friendly Blog Images, all from Independent Designers. Including Fonts, Photos, Templates and Design Elements.
Canva Social Media Templates: Designed by WordPress Theme designers Bluchic, these templates are jut as gorgeous as you would expect them to be. The pack include 15 templates for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest. And they’re designed specially for using in Canva, so no fancy image editing software required to use them!
Ivory Mix Stock Photography: Affordable, attractive, easy to use styled stock photos for Bloggers, available as themed bundles, or a monthly membership.
Unsplash: Totally gorgeous free stock photos of pretty much anything. No attribution required.
The Hungry JPEG: Thousands of design resources including individual fonts, font bundles, themes and templates
Canva: User friendly, free design software, with lots of free templates. The most popular choice for Bloggers!
Pixlr: Free online photo editing app. Work in layers, replace colour, transform objects and more.
Social Media Scheduling Tools
Buffer: Integrates with Twitter, Facebook pages and groups, Instagram and Pinterest.
Tailwind: One of the most popular choices for Pinterest scheduling
Recommended Blogging Books and Courses
*FREE* Blog Traffic Bonus Guide: A Free Guide from Lena at What Mommy Does, sharing her 3 favourite Traffic Boosting tips that she still uses today on her Blog that gets 400k+ Page views a month!
The Billionaire Blogging Pinterest Manual: If you’re looking for a complete Pinterest Manual for Bloggers; look no further! Paul Scrivens runs multiple Blogs in multiples niches and uses Pinterest exclusively to get millions of page views to those Blogs. He knows what he’s talking about! This 165-page eBook covers absolutely everything you need to know about how Pinterest works, Getting Started and Growing your Blog Traffic so you can Make More Money.
Billionaire Blogging Pinterest Course: In the eBook (above) you learn How to use Pinterest to get More Traffic. In the course, you’re shown how to do it, with real live examples from Paul’s own Blogs. You get over 6 hours of video across 37 lessons and access to the Billionaire Blog Club Slack community, where you can get your questions answered by Paul himself. If you want a no nonsense, actionable Pinterest course, this is the one to go for.
Find Your Tribe Online: In this course Jen Snyder from Women Winning Online teaches you how to grow your Blog Traffic with Facebook Groups, Pinterest and Guest Posting. The course includes videos, worksheets and checklists plus pre-written scripts and a private student-only Facebook group.
The She Approach to Boosting Blog Traffic: In this eBook Ana shares her Traffic Boosting strategies using SEO and Social Media. As well as 100+ pages of pro Traffic Tips you get 2 free months of Tailwind (to immediately put Ana’s Pinterest strategies into practice) a Blog Promo checklist, 100+ Facebook groups you can promote your posts in and access to Ana’s exclusive Blogging resource library.
Pinteresting Strategies: This Pinterest book is Different. Why? Because it shares a strategy based solely on manual pinning! In this book, Carly from Blog Mommy on Purpose tells us how she grew her Blog to 200k pageviews a month using manual pinning. This book is perfect for Bloggers on a budget, or Bloggers whose pinning results have become stagnant. I personally have seen great results using the strategies in this book.
Traffic Transformation: Lena’s story of how she went from 17K to 400K+ page views in 10 months, using strategies she still uses to this day! Updated in 2017, it now contains a 40-minute keyword optimization training module and 5 new steps, for a total of 21 detailed chapters with TONS of examples.
Blog Traffic Bootcamp: in 5 lessons, this step by step bootcamp will help you find the gems in your blog post archives and shine them up for a second debut! This challenge can give you instant results if you implement each step on your best posts.
Pinterest Tracking Spreadsheet: This template is what Lena uses to manage her Pinterest strategy all in one Excel file. It comes pre-filled with a few examples from her blog and also comes with a training video to show you how to use it.
Affiliate Marketing Books & Courses
How to Make your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours using Pinterest: In this step-by-step guide Elise from House of Brazen takes you through the exact process she used to earn her first affiliate sale with Pinterest, including the basics of affiliate marketing, how to create viral pins and her Boardbooster strategy.
The Zero to Superhero Affiliate Marketing Bundle. If you’re new to affiliate marketing or struggling to see results on your efforts so far, this bundle is for you. You get the eBook, tutorials, case studies and a private Facebook group included in the Bundle.
Affiliate Acceleration: In this course Kayla Aimee takes you through her affiliate marketing strategies and solutions to capture your audience’s attention and move them to action, so you can use affiliate marketing as an easy, lucrative, income stream.