Essential Tools and Services For Pro Blogging Professionals
Behind the Scenes
The amount of blogging tools available can be overwhelming. What do you need, what can you safely ignore, what should you keep in mind for later use as your website grows?
On this page we layout the most essential blogging tools for building and optimizing your website from step 1 to step done. This includes video creation, SEO and content marketing for your website.
So what does this website use?
WPX Hosting – Our current host and the best web host for established websites that get over 50K pageviews a month. Fast hosting, excellent support, free migration. WPX is WordPress hosting made easy.
Bluehost or SiteGround are what we suggest new users go with. Both are recommended by WordPress. Once your website breaks 1000 visitors a day consistently, move over to WPX when your hosting term is up.
Namecheap – Our #1 choice for domain name registration. Great prices, good support.
Another great registrar is Dynadot. Slightly lower prices, but lacking in the customer support.
Ultra Theme – This site uses the Ultra theme. Has a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it you can design beautiful websites. Coupon code ULTRAPRO for a purchase discount.
We also like the Simple theme (a free theme) from Themify.
Convert Kit – Excellent provider for email marketing and perfect if you have multiple products for sale and need to create multiple funnels.
Teachable – All our premium courses use the Teachable platform on the back end for a secure, quality experience for our students.
Best Blogging Tools
Create content People Want
The best hosts we’ve tested
What You Need to Make Videos
Tools to Design Your Website
Turn a blog into a business
Monetize with Ads
Ad Networks to Know About
Stock Images and Video
Free to Use Images and Clips
Create and Sell Your Own Stuff
Writing and Grammar
Outsource Writing, headlines and grammar