MY FAVORITE BLOGGING RESOURCES

Hi, I’m Kate! Welcome to our Holistic Business + Blogging Resources section, a curated list of the tools and services I strongly recommend for a thriving business. I have tested every recommendation on this page.

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of these resources contain affiliate links, but rest assured they are all from companies I personally use, recommend and trust. There is no additional cost you, and in fact, often times when you use my link, you will save money with my exclusive discounts and coupons. Please trust that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and bring ease and efficiency to your business; not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Let’s get into it!

Active Campaign

The #1 email service provider I recommend!

This is the email service provider I personally use and love! Active Campaign provides a lot more functionality in terms of segmenting, automation and tracking than most other systems (and their Lite plan starts at just $9/month!). 

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Convert Kit

The #2 email service provider I recommend!

I used to use ConvertKit and overall really enjoyed the service. You can tag your subscribers into different categories and lists based on their interests and actions, but ConvertKit overall has less functionality than Active Campaign. Still, some people prefer ConvertKit, so get a trial of both and see what you suits you best!


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Bluehost

The best hosting company for newbies

Hosting is like renting space online to display your blog (or your domain name/URL). The best, cheapest and easiest option for beginning bloggers or entrepreneurs is Bluehost. Plus, they give you your domain name for free if you decide to host with them, AND a free SSL Certificate, which provides security for your site! They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.

Tailwind

Scheduling tool for Pinterest + Instagram

Tight for time? Scheduling tools are a MUST for time efficiency and sanity! I love Tailwind, where you can schedule out pins far in advance and in batches at a time, as well as schedule Instagram posts including hashtags. Use our link to get a free trial of 100 pins or 30 Instagram posts!

Leadpages

High converting landing pages + pop-ups

The best tool for creating compelling forms, pop-up boxes, and custom, pro-looking landing pages that encourage people to sign-up for your email list.

Asana

A free project management tool

A work management platform my team uses to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow our business. The free plan is great, or upgrade for some extra features!

Acuity

Online appointment scheduler

Quickbooks

Bookkeeping + invoicing software

I love Quickbooks to keep track of all my invoices, accounting, help calculate taxes, and so much more. Treat your business like a business and take your finances seriously!

Canva

Super easy graphic design

We use Canva for all our design needs - blog post and social media images, pins for Pinterest, and designing pretty email opt-ins. Canva has beautiful templates too to make this even easier. It's free to use, or upgrade to Pro to unlock additional handy features.

Kajabi

My favorite platform for digital course creation

Want to create an online course? Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to create online courses, launch marketing campaigns, build landing pages, and manage customers. I use this for my Six-Figure Blog Academy and love it!

Demio

Online webinars made easy!

I use Demio for all my webinars because it's so easy! The no-download service includes Llive and automated webinars, registration pages, webinar replays, and everything else all in one place.

Gusto

The easiest + most convenient payroll software

Do you have a team? I love using Gusto for payroll. You can include benefits, automatically file your payroll taxes, and so much more, plus they have truly incredible customer service!

Foodie Digital

The best SEO + tech support for food bloggers

An all-in-one Wordpress tech support + SEO support team! Foodie Digital works with you to improve everything from site speed to handling backups, to repairing your SEO, to giving you personalized keyword research for your blog and so much more.

Simple Pin Collective

The best support for Pinterest marketing

The Simple Pin Collective is the most comprehensive Pinterest marketing membership community to get you results with the ever-changing algorithm with bite-size, up to the minute Pinterest training, monthly action plans, and live Q&A calls where you can ask ANY questions about your specific business!

WP Rocket

The most powerful Wordpress caching plugin

Milotree

Grow your social + email followers on auto pilot

Beautiful, easy pop-ups on your site to encourage more email subscribers and social media followers on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook.

Interact Quiz Builder

My favorite way to grow my email list

Ever wonder how people make their own quizzes? Interact is a free tool for creating online quizzes that generate leads, segment your audience, and drive traffic to your website.