No one Wants to spend weeks researching the best tool only to move on to something else in a month?
I’ve collected the best resources for every area of your blog + business so you don’t have to!
At Coded Creative, I know that finding the right tool or app can take weeks if not months. Trust me, I spent lots of time trying to find the best of the best as I was building my own blog and business.
Because I believe in helping you create more time and profits in your blog + business so you can get back to what matters most, I’ve done all of the hard work of finding the industry leading tech, tools, and more so that you can skip all of that time wasted and get back to doing what you love with those you love!
Please note: some of the links below are affiliate links, and I will make a commission if you purchase.
Dubsado - My go-to for managing clients
Namecheap – Our favorite place to keep track of all of our domain names
17Hats – Managing projects with clients
ConvertKit – The email marketing platform we both use for our own individual brands
Ninja Forms – The easiest way to build and add forms to your WordPress site
Moo – Best place to get business cards as well as postcards printed; very high quality and totally worth the extra investment
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Canva – Everything from resizing and adding text to photos. If you want to create something as robust as a PDF downloadable for your audience, head on over to Canva specifically.
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign – The best tools for creating anything digital for your blog. Pssst: If you’re a student, Adobe has a great discount you can take advantage of!
Hemingway – This is a must-use for all new bloggers and even seasoned bloggers looking to better their writing skills.
Grammarly – This will check for grammatical and spelling errors in what you write.
Click to Tweet – Allows you to create pre-written tweets so your audience can easily and quickly share your content.
Jetpack – Analytics that are simple to read
Google Analytics by MonsterInsights – More in-depth analytics
Yoast SEO – Quick and easy way to enhance your SEO
SumoMe – Allows you to easily add social share + follow buttons on your site
Akismet – Protection from comment and trackback spam
Wordfence Security – Caching, security, security scans, firewall, reports malicious IP’s, network blocking, DNS monitoring, disk space monitoring for DDoS attacks, comment scanning
iThemes Security – Alternative security option to Wordfence
BackupBuddy – The most reliable plugin to help keep your content and database backed up
Editorial Calendar – This places a drag-and-drop editorial calendar right in your WordPress dashboard.
Content Views – This is the easiest plugin to create a grid of your content with the least amount of coding knowledge.