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It is important to establish a trustworthy network of products and services that can help you build and optimize your creative business.

So I put together this resource page with the best tools and resources for your creative blog. There are lots of websites, tips – tech goodies that make blogging and being creative a lot more fun.  Hope it helps!

PS. Make sure to bookmark this page so that you can come back later. I will be updating this page often with more resources.

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Here’s the list

Ever wondered the secret of making your stories longer? Or what about getting a crash course in VSCO? Well, these are only two of MANY lessons offered in InstaCrush!

This is a brand new society where members get access to GORG graphics & helpful tools like their hashtag and caption libraries. Is you Insta lacking inspiration? Find some in their quote vault! And never miss an Insta-worthy holiday again!  Join me and the fabulous girls at InstaCrush today by using my link to join! See you there!

Web + Blogging tools

  • Elegant themes – Divi is a very powerful theme, including the visual drag & drop Divi page builder.
  • Blog Traffic Ebook – Do you feel like you’ve tried EVERYTHING to bring in new readers but your blog is just STUCK? Are your page views disappointing no matter how much time you spend promoting your blog posts?
  • Grammarly – Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing.
  • WordPress.org – WordPress started in 2003 and has since become the largest blogging tool in the world.
  • Google Analytics – Keep your website traffic and data up to date.
  • Neostrada – Cheap webhosting and domain registration.
  • Studiopress – The Genesis Framework already runs on over 500,000 WordPress sites.
  • Studio mommy – Studio Mommy makes premade themes for you to buy and DIY your own website or blog.
  • Hello you Design – Designer quality, gorgeous themes that your clients will love. *Genesis framework only.
  • 17th Avenue – Gorgeous WordPress themes designed with the stylish blogger & entrepreneur in mind. *Genesis framework included.
  • From Zero To Superhero Affiliate Marketing Bundle  – If you want to start making money blogging, but you’re tired of trying to figure it all out on your own and you’re ready to conquer Affiliate Marketing (once and for all), you’re in the right place!
  • Affiliate Action Plan – Want to make money with your blog? My ebook is the ultimate beginners guide to making money with affiliate marketing. The Affiliate Action Plan is the plan I used to make over $500 in my second month of blogging.
  • Tutorial on Google Analytics – Get your head around all of the complexities of Google Analytics.

Creative design

  • Lady Boss Boutique – The Lady Boss Biz Boutique is the leading marketplace provider for design assets, website themes, stock photos and digital learning resources for Female Entrepreneurs.
  • Crella – Creators and authors bring their digital products to the world.
  • Creative Market – Everything you need to set up a great blog. From themes to blogbuttons. Photography, Fonts and graphics.
  • Hungryjeg – Every week a new freebie that you can download.
  • Creativetacos – Daily freebies for creative people.
  • Envato Elements – Awesome freebies ready to use in your next project – 12 free files every month! 
  • Dlolleyshelp – Lots of freebies.
  • Fontbundles – Every week a free font and lovely font bundles.
  • Designbundles – Free design resources.
  • Creative Fabica – Fonts – Crafts – Graphics.
     
  • Canva – Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design stunning graphics.
  • Adobe Spark – Make images, videos and web stories for free.
  • Pixelbuddha –  Free and premium resources for professional community.
  • Calligraphr – Make your own font.
  • Picmonkey – crazy-awesome photo editing.
  • Pixelsurplus – Amazing bundles for only 29$.
  • Lara’s Wonderland – Lara Mai makes awesome designs that are hard to resist. Shiny and pretty patterns created with the stylish blogger & ladypreneur in mind, using all the latest trending colors and shiny foils to make your graphics stand out from the crowd.
     

Social media

  • Instantboss club – The InstantBoss Club will help you cut down some of your valuable time spent on Instagram, giving you more time to relax.
  • 2018 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet –  Images are one of the most important aspects of maintaining attractive and professional social media profiles. However, since social media platforms are constantly changing, it can be hard to keep up with the image size and file format requirements of each of them. Here’s a great guide to help you stay up to date.
  • The Manual Pinning Simplified eBook – Get my super EASY smartphone pinning system that will skyrocket your traffic from Pinterest.
  • The She Approach To Making Pinterest Possible – Did you hear all about how other bloggers use Pinterest to grow their blogs and get more traffic, but you can’t seem to figure out how to do it for your own blog?
  • Linktree – Linktree is a free tool for optimising your Instagram traffic. You’ll get one bio link to house all the content.
  • BGB Community – The ultimate list of Instagram resources.
  • Free Instagram challenge –  If you’re a Creative Business Owner + you’ve ever struggled with, “What the heck should I post today?!” the Gram Gang Instagram Challenge is for you! This 30 Day Instagram Prompt Challenge will teach you what to post to connect on an authentic level with your audience + grow your account organically.
  • Tailwind – Tailwind is the Pinterest & Instagram Marketing tool of choice around the globe. Get $15 credit!

Productivity

  • Dropbox – Simple & Safe Cloud Storage with Dropbox.
  • Sendpulse – SendPulse is a platform which offers multiple channels of communication with customers: email, web push notifications, SMS and Viber. Get $50 credit when you sign up here!
  • Mailerlite – Advanced email marketing made simple! Get a $20 credit when you sign up here!
  • FLODESK – WOW! I feel in love…Flodesk makes sending gorgeous, high converting emails really simple. You have access to beautiful templates that you can customize to match your brand in minutes, you can even add your brandcolors in the account settings. No more fear off growing your list!! Flodesk doesn’t raise your monthly fee, you get unlimited subscribers and access to all features. BIG FAN OVER HERE! Check out for yourself, feel the magic and if you fell in love like I did, use my link to get 50% off for life. That means instead of paying $38 per month, you can get access for $19 per month for the best email marketing platform out there.

resource libraries

  • Jenna Red Field – Download our FREE YouTube PDFs in the Freebie Library!
  • Miranda Nahmias – A virtual haven for female service providers. Ask questions, watch trainings, and make friends!
  • House of Brazen – Get instant access to my Vault of FREE business resources.
  • Melyssa Griffin – Join over 100,000 others and get access to my library of free resources for online entrepreneurs.
  • The freebie hub – Emmygination – A jam-packed library full of 15+ goodies to help make that beautiful dream of yours a reality. 

Branding

  • Rosewood Creative studio – Brand Assessment Guide to help you get really clear about who you are, what you do (and why) & where your brand is going.
  • Molly Ho Studio – Lots of blog posts regarding branding.
  • Tabitha EmmaFree course – Define Your Brand’s Visual Style
  • Mindful Pixels – Free branding workbook
  • Bea & Bloom – Sign up for fortnightly Love Letters containing inspiration, updates & freebies and gain instant access to my library of free resources for entrepreneurs & creatives.
  • B is for Bonnie Design – Create your dream brand – Free 5 – Day challenge 
  • Spruce RD – Free lance marketing plan
  • Lisa Furze – FREE Branding Intro Workbook
  • Saffron Avenue – A place dedicated to designing heartfelt brands, custom websites, modern calligraphy, beautiful stationery, and creative resources that are inspiring and intentional.

Feminine and stylish images

You have a story to tell and you want to leave a sparkling first impression. By using advanced and stylish images in your branding, you attract customers to look further.

Whether you are a blogger or entrepreneur, investing in the right images that represent your brand will create consistency and you will be recognized in all platforms. Use stylish images for websites, newsletters, social media, blog posts, sidebar buttons, and more!

Get inspired to add more personality to your brand using stock photos, icons, and overlays!

  • Create her stock – Free library
  • Color U Bold – Sign up now for instant access today of over 50 stock photos and more being added each month!
  • Helene in between – 15 totally free stock photos
  • Makeup Savvy
  • Gold and Berry
  • RK Southern
  • Oh Tilly– Sign up to receive a pack of FREE high resolution styled stock photos on the first of every month. 
  • Solopreneur Sidekick – Here are 10 completely free, no hassle stock photos for your website, blog, Instagram or wherever else you need. No attribution required, just go get building that dream business of yours! 
  • Plums Pixel Love  – Sign up today and receive up to 4 FREE stock photos/mock ups each month.
  • Girlboss stock – Photos can make or break your brand.
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It is important to establish a trustworthy network of products and services that can help you build and optimize your creative business. So I put together this resource page with the best tools and resources for your creative blog.
It is important to establish a trustworthy network of products and services that can help you build and optimize your creative business. So I put together this resource page with the best tools and resources for your creative blog.
It is important to establish a trustworthy network of products and services that can help you build and optimize your creative business. So I put together this resource page with the best tools and resources for your creative blog.

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