Resources

Resources I Actually Use & Highly Recommend!


YouTube Filming Resources

camera: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR

lighting: a set of 2 softboxes + ring light

microphone: attaches to the camera

sd card: 64 gb


Blog Resources

Kitty’s Boxes is officially one year old! Over the past year, I have tried numerous resources. Most of these resources cost some money and the majority were NOT worth it. Through trial and error, I found what works and what does not.  Almost all of the tools I use daily are free or are low cost. I wish I knew what I do now when I started. Use my experience to help your blog journey!

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Hosting & Free Website: Bluehost
Blog Platform & Website: WordPress
WordPress Toolkit: Jetpack
Editor: Hemingway
 
Photo Editor: Adobe Photoshop
Writing Tool & Proofreader: Grammarly
 
Automation: Tailwind
Scheduling: Buffer
Social Media Post Design: Canva
Email Marketing: Mailchimp
Affiliate Program: ShareASale
Subscription Box: Sparkle Hustle Grow
 
Camera: iPhone X
Computer: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016)
Organization/Schedule: Planner(s) – I use multiple!
eCommerce Platform: WooCommerse
Logo Design: Deluxe.

 Resource FAILS!

**DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON BLOG COURSES**

You can honestly learn so much just reading other bloggers posts. But many of these posts contain links to courses about blogging that cost over $100! I have paid for several,  especially in the very beginning. They seemed so popular based on pins I viewed on Pinterest. Overall I would start the program (for example, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing) and then not complete because it just was not what I needed and seemed to waste too much time.


**Do not use Blogger – start with WordPress**

I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning. Blogger sucks. You will eventually change if you are serious about blogging. I did not find the process easy to transfer sites at the time and I lost content. Avoid that frustration and start with WordPress!


**Tailwind >> Boardbooster**

I give Tailwind full credit for my Pinterest success! Now it is even useful for Instagram. AND Tailwind Tribes is great to increase to social each. I discussed this in a bit more depth – read more and see my stats!


 

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