RESOURCES I’VE USED TO GROW MY BUSINESS:
These tools and resources are all tools I have or still am using currently. I would never recommend anything that I don’t believe in. Some of these are free!
Affiliate Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links, meaning at no extra cost to you, I might make a small commission if you decide to buy something and this money will be used to feed my poor lil’ munchkins – I call dogs. They are perennially hungry, my little ones.
I love Bluehost mainly because of the ease at which you can set up your website. In one click, you can automatically install WordPress. Furthermore, you get a free domain when you purchase your hosting through Bluehost. To top it all off, their customer service (which is available 24 hours) is simply amazing!
Read my step-by-step guide to learn how to start a blog from scratch! Screenshots included.
The Divi theme is by far one of the best and easiest to use. It’s drag and drop functionality makes it super customizable!
It comes with pre-made layouts that you can select. You can adjust fonts, colors and sizing with just a few clicks.
I’ve tried a lot of email-marketing software, but none can compare to Convertkit. I was able to more than double my list of email subscribers thanks to Convertkit. Not only is it super easy to set up countless opt-ins and tag multiple sections, but the back-end is extremely user-friendly and helpful!
Thanks to its key insights, I was able to understand what works and what doesn’t. This is a very important metric that helps Convertkit users perform much better! Take the free 14 day trial!
I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for Tailwind. Tailwind helped me get to 18,000 pageviews in my 3rd month of blogging and helped me more than triple my blog income so, it’s totally worth the price.
I highly recommend you use Tailwind as soon as you start your blog. Read my guide on how I used Tailwind to gain 18,000 pageviews in my 3rd month of blogging!
Whether you’re writing on Social Media or you’re editing your blog posts, Grammarly will scan your text for any grammatical boo-boos and suggest edits!
Save yourself from oodles of time proof-reading and get this baby right here!
I’ve picked up a lot of skills from Skillshare. I learned a lot of Photoshop and Illustrator tricks and my illustrating techniques have definitely improved after watching tons of tutorials on Skillshare.
Skillshare usually costs $10 a month, but because you’re a Stray Curls reader, you can get a 60 day trial and access over 17,000 classes! No commitments, feel free to cancel any time!
Every illustration on this website is created with my Wacom Cintiq 13″. I get asked this a lot. I first draw my sketches using a pencil and paper, then transfer it into Photoshop/Illustrator and use my Wacom to draw over it – thus creating a digital illustration. See my step-by-step video guide here on how to make illustrations.
This baby helped me become an Illustrator. It’s expensive but it’s an investment. I’ve made my living as an Illustrator thanks to my Wacom.
I’ve searched high and lo’ for a printable blog planner that’s cute and has little illustrations on it and found none. So, I’ve created my own!
Download my free 12 page blog planner right here!
Ever say no to free cookies? Then take my free 5 day email course. This course will teach you to become more creative, ditch procrastination for good and help you overcome creative blocks.
It also includes a superb goal setting hack!
Did I mention that it comes with free printables?