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Need a super last minute gift for a blogger, small business owner or entrepreneur? I got ya covered! I know myself as an entrepreneur, that there’s no better gift than receiving something useful for your business. Especially if it helps you take some time off your hands or if it helps you make more money.
So I’ve collected my favorite digital tools, you can easily gift to your favorite digital gal!
Teachable: to host your online courses. I’m obsessed with Teachable! It’s so great. I use Teachable to host my online courses, create my free courses, course bonuses and you can also use it as a free content upgrade delivery especially great because you can start for free!
Grammarly: free spell check for bloggers. Grammar and proofreading are things you should typically invest in to write the best blog posts you can (and emails!). Fortunately, Grammarly is completely free and the best grammar, spelling, and proofreader around! There’s also a PRO version, but just start with the Chrome add-on and you can always upgrade later!
Convertkit for newsletters, automatic download delivery, free email course delivery and more (like my automated PR strategy!) I use Convertkit for my newsletters and I’m SO in love with it! It’s a standard newsletter software, but it also delivers content upgrades and downloads straight to people’s inbox. You can set up sequences (also known as email courses!) and you pay per x amount of people on your list. You can track which links people click, which is perfect for your launch strategy and analytics. Convertkit: Sign up here to get your first month for free.
Planoly: to schedule your Instagram posts and Instagram Stories Always wanted to know how to create a beautiful Instagram feed and how to use photos taken days before you post them to Instagram Stories? Use Planoly! Get started for free with Planoly here.
Tailwind: to schedule your Pinterest, to connect with others and have your blog posts shared via Tailwind Tribes and in-depth Pinterest analytics. Love Pinterest? How about an easy increase of your followers? AUTOMATICALLY? Hello, Pinterest schedulers. I use Tailwind: for amazing Pinterest analytics and Tailwind Tribes (read here my in-depth guide to using to Tailwind Tribes to grow your audience to millions). Sign up for Tailwind, their analytics are insane!
WP Engine is my favorite, but it’s more expensive than Bluehost – especially if you want to host more than 1 blog or have more than 25k visitors a month. I have both, so it would be too expensive for me to host via WP Engine. WP Engine daily backups your site – which is a big PRO. They have multiple firewalls and top-notch protection, something you’ll regret once you’ve thousands of articles online and your site gets hacked. So let’s get started with WP Engine and get 20% off your first payment here(starts at $29 a month).
Hip Media Kits: Media Kit Template especially for bloggers that help you attract more blog sponsors.
Grammar and proofreading are things you should typically invest in to write the best blog posts you can (and emails!). Fortunately, Grammarly is completely free and the best grammar, spelling, and proofreader around! There’s also a PRO version, but just start with the Chrome add-on and you can always upgrade later!
Grammarly: free spell check for bloggers
Learn more about affiliate marketing from this course, focused on affiliate marketing. Michelle earns about $100.000 a month and a large percentage of her income comes from affiliate marketing, another from her online courses (start your here for free!). Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing: the evergreen course that helps you with making money with affiliate marketing as a blogger.
Proof is literally the best investment you can do when you sell things like ebooks and courses. It gives social proof by showing a tiny pop-up down the screen with ‘this person just purchased this product’. The easiest way to sell more!