Blogging & Business Resources

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Having been blogging for the last six years, and transitioning it from a hobby to a business, I have used many tools and services that have helped me to grown and manage my responsibilities. I love to share and help others when i discover tools and services to do my job better.

For the sake of full disclosure, please be advised that some of these items are affiliate links. Rest assured that it has no impact on your price or experience for the service. If you have questions about what that means, you can read my full affiliate disclosure here.

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CoSchedule: The Editorial Calendar For WordPress
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CoSchedule has been one of my most time saving tools.  It allows me to plan, schedule and share my content all in one place.  It has so many features I can’t list them all here.  I have written a Full CoSchedule Review here that outlines them that you can see if you are intrigued.

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Divi Builder from Elegant Themes is a theme and visual page builder. I use this to customize my pages and add extra personalized design to my site. It is fully compatible with themes from Elegant Themes and other third parties as well.

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Divi WordPress Theme
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Divi WordPress Theme
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Divi Builder from Elegant Themes is a theme and visual page builder. I use this to customize my pages and add extra personalized design to my site. It is fully compatible with themes from Elegant Themes and other third parties as well.

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Affiliate marketing for WordPress, made easy
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Affiliate WP is a service that works in conjunction with WordPress and WooCommerce to set up a full featured affiliate program to further extend your reach of potential customers. It allows you to set up a program to sell your products and services through affiliates, allowing you both to increase your income.

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Printful is a dropshipping tool that integrates with several interfaces including WooCommerce, Shopify, Big Cartel and many others. It offers several products including apparel, pillows, phone cases and others. I use this to handle the t-shirt sales on Kenya Rae.

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Printful is a dropshipping tool that integrates with several interfaces including WooCommerce, Shopify, Big Cartel and many others. It offers several products including apparel, pillows, phone cases and others. I use this to handle the t-shirt sales on Kenya Rae.

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WooComerce is a WordPress integration that allows users to sale products – physical and digital- online. It is a fully featured interface that has optional additional upgrades to make it even more robust.

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Mailerlite is a drag-and-drop email service provider that allows bloggers and entrepreneurs to build and maintain their email marketing campaigns. i switched to Mailerlite in mid-2017 because of the ease of use and the feature rich providers out there that offers a free option.

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MailerLite Email Marketing for Small Business
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MailerLite Email Marketing for Small Business
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Mailerlite is a drag-and-drop email service provider that allows bloggers and entrepreneurs to build and maintain their email marketing campaigns. i switched to Mailerlite in mid-2017 because of the ease of use and the feature rich providers out there that offers a free option.

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Warfare Plugins
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Social Warfare is a social sharing plugin that fulfills the content creators need to have a beautiful, functional way of sharing content without it slowing down site performance. Integrating social sharing buttons, click to tweet and advanced Pinterest sharing functionality.

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