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My Favorite Christian Blogger Resources
Can you believe that the most commonly asked questions I get asked have to do with my favorite Christian blogger resources? It’s kind of funny to me because I do not write about blogging–like ever!
So I thought I’d take all of my favorite resources for NEW Christian bloggers and put them in one place.
This is seriously the most encouraging and supportive facebook group I belong to. I recommend this for ALL Christian bloggers–new and old!
This is Carly Campbell’s Facebook group. She is absolutely a Pinterest guru and is very active within this community and responds pretty much any time you tag her in a question or comment.
Siteground has been AMAZING to work with! They are eager to answer questions at all hours of the day or night and they are priced pretty competitively. There aren’t many expenses when it comes to blogging, but your hosting is one place you DO NOT want to skimp. Trust me, I have learned the hard way!
This website will tell you if your desired domain is available and if it’s not it will give you other suggestions.
Creating a Mailing List–
There are dozens of different mailing list options available to bloggers, but MailerLite is my favorite. For one thing, it’s free up to 1,000 subscribers and you get the same amazing customer service using their free plan as you do using the paid. They offer features that some of the leading (expensive!) email clients and MailerLite is FREE!
Graphic Design Tools for Bloggers–
This is my favorite online photo editor and the free option is really great! I create all of my Pinterest images using Canva.
PicMonkey is no longer free, BUT their membership is a great investment for bloggers. They are constantly adding new upgrades that make it equally powerful and easy to use.
Coolors.co is a really easy to use and free website that helps you pick out the perfect colors for your color scheme. It’s so handy!
There is no better way to grow your audience and have people find your content than by using Pinterest! The most logical way to circulate my own posts and other people’s is by using a Pinterest scheduling tool. I use two because I could get sucked into Pinterest for hours and really that’s just not the best use of my time 🙂
Boardbooster is very cost effective as it’s only $5 a month for the introductory plan, and if you sign up using my affiliate link, you’ll get 100 pins for free! My only complaint is that it’s kind of confusing to navigate. Here is one of my favorite tutorials on setting up and using Boardbooster.
Tailwind is another great tool for scheduling pins and has awesome analytics information that is worth the price of admission. Sign up for Tailwind using my link and get $15 credited to your account.
Blogging Courses & Books–
This book is great for giving you a good foundation for what it takes to be a Christian blogger.
Arabah Joy can definitely be trusted to lead you down the right path–she is probably the best resource out there for exclusively Christian bloggers.
This is a rather expensive option that is only open to new students once a year–but it really walks you through every detail of blogging and you’ll have all of your information and questions answered in one location. Click through to get put on the waiting list and be notified when the doors open again.
This is my newest and favorite all-inclusive blogging course. The Billionaire Blog Club (BBC) has everything from affiliate marketing to how to register your domain. I love the guy who runs it because he doesn’t make money blogging about blogging…he actually earns an income from blogging about other things as well. He opens the doors roughly once a month and the price increases each time because he is constantly adding fresh content to the course. Oh, and it’s a lifetime membership fee–not a monthly fee! Just a disclaimer–this is not a Christian course, so sometimes (rarely) the language is questionable–but don’t let that stop you from gaining all of the knowledge the course offers.
Must Read Blogging Newsletters–
Her Email newsletter for bloggers is one that I always open. She has the best insight on Pinterest.
While Carly mostly talks about Pinterest, Amy Lynn Andrews shares about all platforms and changes in the blogging world. Her Useletter is packed full of great advice without being too wordy–which I appreciate!