Over the past few years, I’ve made quite a few key investments for this little old blog including social media schedulers, courses, hosting, and more. Today I’m going to share with you the best investments for your blog so if you’re just starting out you can figure out what you should invest in for your blog from the get go.
Best Investments for Your Blog
Boardbooster //I’ve been using Boardbooster since October 2015 and it’s been a great investment. If you’ve never heard of Boardbooster before, it’s a Pinterest scheduler that allows you to set it and forget it. My favorite feature on Boardbooster is the looping feature and that’s what I mostly use it for.
Tailwind // Tailwind is another Pinterest scheduler that I use in conjugation with Boardbooster. I know it seems weird to use both together, but they both have different features and end up complimenting each other very well. I use this mainly for the Tribes and scheduling other people’s pins.
Plann // Plann is my Instagram scheduler. It helps me plan out my feed each week and sends me push notifications when it’s time to post so I’m not trying to post on the fly without any rhyme or reason.
SmarterQueue // SmarterQueue is what I use to loop and revive my older posts on Twitter and Facebook. It makes automating my social media a breeze because content is constantly being shared no matter what so it looks like I’m always present on social media.
ConvertKit // ConvertKit is what I use to send out my emails to my list. Although it’s a little pricey starting at $29/month for up to 1,000 subscribers – it’s been an absolute game changer for me.
Website Hosting // I use SiteGround for my hosting. I used to use BlueHost but it wasn’t cutting it and I was always experiencing downtime so I made the switch to SiteGround and never looked back.
Custom Domain // Purchasing a custom domain not only makes you appear more professional, but it’s also pretty inexpensive too. I purchased mine through NameCheap for $15 for the entire year.
Custom Email Address // Having your own custom email address is also cheap and necessary as well. I use Gmail for Work so that I can still have the Gmail interface with my branded email address.
Photography // I’m not much a photographer so having access to styled stock photos is necessary for me. I have subscriptions to both Haute Chocolate and Wonderfelle’s Styled Stock Society.
eCourses // I have invested in a few courses in my day including Pinfinite Growth, Yay for Clients, and Blog to Biz Hive. These courses have helped me grow and scale my blog and business to where it is now and I definitely don’t regret making these investments.
What are the best investments for your blog that you have made? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.
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