** NOTE: There are two types of links in this directory. One is marked as “Link” which is a normal website link. The second is marked “Affiliate Link”. This means that I may receive a small commission for referring you to the product/service. The cost to you is the same, and sometimes better! **

“Blog by Number” by Suzi Whitford. I love this book! I’m working through it to help get my site off on the right foot and there are a ton of valuable resources inside! I have the ebook only, but if you need help with the tech end of things, the course looks amazing. From what I know of Suzi, it’s worth 2x the price or more.

“Building a Framework” by Abby Lawson. Access to this book was the whole reason I bought the Genius Bloggers Toolkit. I love the way Abby spells everything out and shares so much info. I have this printed out and in a binder on my desk for easy access.

Jennifer Snyder's "Find Your Tribe Online" is an exceptional resource filled with great info. The best part is her detailed spreadsheet with blogs, Facebook Groups, and Pinterest Group Boards for dozens of different niches!

I highly recommend MailerLite. I’ve used Aweber in the past, and have worked with MailChimp for a client, but like MailerLite the best. It has all the features of the big boys (ie: ConvertKit) but is much less expensive. In fact, it’s free for up to 1,000 subscribers! You can have multiple webforms with different freebies attached, and it even creates landing pages for you. Great tool!

An excellent budget-friendly course to get you started with Pinterest the right way.

The original version of this book was one of the first investments I made in my blog. Updated in 2017, Lena's traffic generating secrets are awesome! I'm excited to go through the revamped version and start implementing these strategies!