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Essential Tools for Bloggers

What I Use to Build & Run My Sites


Blogging Platforms


  • Blogger - I use Blogger.com. It's 100% free. Easy to use. And it's lightning fast out of the box. What's not to like?
  • WordPress - It's the #1 blogging platform in the world. Although I no longer use WordPress, it's the best choice if you need instantaneous page speed.


Productivity


  • WordHTML.com - A free online HTML editor
  • OneNote - A Microsoft text editor (free download)
  • Fiverr - The perfect freelancing services for your business



The following are services I don’t currently use because I don’t have a need at the moment, but they will be my first choice picks if my needs change in the future.

WordPress Hosting


WordPress.org recommends:

  • BlueHost ($2.95/mo)
  • DreamHost ($2.59/mo)
  • SiteGround ($3.95/mo)

Email Marketing: Build Your List!


GetResponse - Start free. They offer high-converting landing pages, webinars, exit popups, and free list building training.

LeadPages –What’s nice is that you don’t need a website to sell stuff. You can start an online business with just an email address and a landing page.

Sell More Stuff Online


Shopify – If you have a tangible product you’d like to sell, Shopify is the service I would try first. It is an out-of-the-box solution to ecommerce. They do offer a free trial.

Teachable –For membership sites and digital courses (ecourses).

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