I thought that it might be helpful for my friends who want to start a website or start a blog or want to make a living out of passive income if they get to know what are the tools that I am using and get to use them. You can always refer to this page to know the tools that I am using for all your Blogging needs. I’ll add to it as I get to learn more about any tool and have any hands on experience, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it in your browser for your reference and convenience. That way you can always be updated what I am using right now and what has been changed if any.
A little disclaimer before we proceed. Kindly note that some of the below-mentioned tools are associated with affiliate links and that adds not even a single penny additional cost to you. It is just that I will earn a small commission if you purchase the tool/product by going from my website using the link given below. Please believe me when I recommend these products because I have personally used them and have hands on experience. I am recommending them because I have had received great value from the product and hence recommending you not because of I will get a commission when you make a purchase. Please do not spend any money on buying or using any of these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
MY MOST RECOMMENDED
If you look at nothing else on this page, these are the ones that you should know about. I find myself recommending these resources again and again, in emails and on social media. I use them because they make my life easier, and I’m confident you’ll agree too once you start using.
I do not recommend EIG group hostings like Bluehost and Hostgator even if they are very high paid affiliate companies because they do not deliver what they promise and their support sucks. However, iPage is found to be only one which delivers what they promise even if it is from EIG group. If you are on a very tight budget and can not afford a bit higher price I suggest you go with iPage. BloggersBooks offers you the lowest price with the coupon code “LOWESTPRICE“. Go to the site by clicking on the URL and enter the coupon code and you will be able to get 3 years of hosting at 1.99$/month with everything included like website builder, backup, WordPress install, CPanel etc. I still use them for my low traffic sites and they are awesome. You can check them out using the coupon code to avail the offer.
All my medium traffic niche websites are hosted in Inmotion hosting currently, in fact, BloggersBooks is also hosted in IM Hosting. They have a super awesome support team who would help you in any problem what so ever you might have, and their servers are fast enough to keep your page load time below 3 seconds. That is why I use IM Hosting. When you are starting out, you need a host who is reliable and affordable. In this case, IM Hosting is a complete solution to your problem, and when you have any issue, they go the extra mile to help you in solving the issue as soon as they can. And for this awesome host, you can get started as low as 5.99$ for unlimited transfer and unlimited disk space. With this speed that IM Hosting offers no other host would offer you this. If you are going for this one, then let me assure you that you will not regret your decision.
All my high traffic niche websites are hosted in Siteground. You know why? Because the installation process and configuration process is super easy and it takes no minutes to complete the installation. The second thing is their speed and hosting. They provide support incredibly fast, literally in minutes, and they host your websites in SSD, your databases, and files both in SSD. No other companies do that. Unlike BlueHost their Chat service and ticketing service is excellent, and there have not been one day in which my issue did not get resolved in 1 hour. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND using Siteground for your first site and beyond and I promise that you never will be disappointed, trust me on this. If you can afford SiteGround then that is awesome otherwise, you can check out IM Hosting or iPage Hosting if you are on a budget. They are not as good as SiteGround but they are good enough to handle your first site. Not to forget SiteGround is recommended by WordPress. 🙂 So check this out if you can or else check out IM Hosting or iPage Hosting.
Swift Theme is the best premium theme out there in the WordPress market which will put your needs first, and you do not have to do a lot of coding or to update to get your website customized. Everything is out there for you. This is what with my 99% of the blogs run and I love it. SwiftThemes promises out-of-box search engine optimization, faster page load times, maximum readability to engage and hold reader’s attention, and point-and-click design and font controls. You can get the awesome support and forum access as well. Even if there are a lot of themes available in the market like Genesis etc I do prefer Swift Theme because of the reason that it is customizable to the core, and you can change whatever you want on your own from the UI itself, you do not have to write a code or anything for this theme to change it.
This is a top-of-the-line keyword research tool that many bloggers claim including me to be better and more user-friendly than others. I am using it myself, and it’s hard to disagree. Spencer Haws always trying to keep this updated and if you are willing to spend less time, get better results and more money, then this is for you. You can go for the Platinum version of the tool if you are going to use this for a prolonged period of time because the platinum version provides Lifetime support and updates to the tool, so even if there is any change in the Google algorithm you will be safe with the most recent updates so that you can drive more traffic to your website without worrying about selecting keywords which one to use and not. Instead of spending several hours in Google AdWords I find it easy to link all those accounts to this tool and find out the keyword that is low competition and will help me grow my blog and my income eventually. If you think that way, then you should definitely get this tool right away.