Blogging Business Resources

I have had the benefit of learning from some brilliant small business owners and I’ve definitely learned from trial and error(s). This is where I want to pay it forward.

I’ve tried so many applications, services, processes, and courses and have learned what works and what doesn’t. This resource page is where I’m going to pass that information on to you so you can maybe bypass a few of my trials and go straight to success.

Website Hosting

I’ve been very happy with SiteGround as my WordPress website host. The fact that I have 2 websites and can use the “Grow Big” plan actually saves me a lot of money and keeps everything in one spot.

Shared Vision

The easiest way to incorporate Amazon affiliate links into your blog posts is with Shared Vision. Your readers can add all of the materials for a project into a cart on your website and then check out directly on Amazon. It’s so easy, it converts to sales better than anything else I’ve used. USE CODE designyourlife150 FOR $150 OFF PRO version!

Email Service Provider

I started to pay attention to every email that I received where I actually opened it, read it, and clicked through to the site…9 times out of 10, it was a Flodesk email. They are beautiful and built to convert. Plus, they have everything you need when you’re just starting out and they will have everything their nearest competitor (which I’ve tried and found to be crazy difficult to use) in no time. PLUS, your monthly fee doesn’t increase no matter how big your email subscriber list gets. Click on the list below for 50% off your monthly fee for an entire year.


One of the best ways to add a check out feature to your website. There are plenty of resource explaining how to use it, it’s a one-time fee for life, and they keep adding to the service, including Thrive Learn (for hosting courses).

Restored 316

This is by far the best WordPress Theme shop around. Their themes are gorgeous and well designed, their customer service is impeccable, and I love all of the compliments I get on my website designs thanks to Lauren and her team.