Welcome to the Magnet4Blogging tools and resources page. I created this page for several reasons.
Before we get started on the list below, please take some time to read my affiliate disclosure below.
Disclaimer: Some of the links to the products and services listed below are affiliate links. What this means is, should you use any of the links to purchase something that I recommend, I will receive a commission. Please understand that this comes at no extra cost to you. In addition, I only recommend the tools and services from companies that I trust, and those that I use to help my business grow. Please do not buy any of the tools mentioned below, if you truly don't think you or your business will benefit from. - Fabrizio.
When it comes to affordable, reliable and secure web hosting, for me SiteGround is Number 1 in the business.
I use SiteGround to host Magnet4Blogging and a bunch of other small niche websites. Why? Because for me SiteGround not only offers a quality service, but their customer support is top notch. That to me is very important.
I recommend SiteGround for all your web and domain hosting requirements.
Your business can't grow if you don't have access to the tools needed to make it grow.
As a Thrive Themes member I have access to a host of conversion focused tools including - WordPress themes, powerful landing page building tools, list building tools, content optimization tools, sales and marketing tools and much more. I recommend the Thrive Themes membership to any serious solopreneur or online business owner.
Building an email list for your online business is one of the oldest tricks in the book. However it is also still one of the most powerful and cost effective marketing strategies today.
MailChimp is busting at the seams with powerful features to help you take your list building, and email marketing seriously. In addition, you'll find a ton of free valuable resources to help you make the most of your email marketing campaigns.
When it comes to building a professional looking website that gets your business noticed online, nothing beats Genesis Theme Framework for WordPress in my experience.
Genesis is a robust, secure and powerful framework software, that will help you make your brand identity truly stand out online. The StudioPress Marketplace is filled with a wide selection of beautifully designed themes, all of which are easily customizable.
SiteGround is the web hosting provider that I use and personally recommend to bloggers and startups.
SiteGround are currently offering up to 60% off their shared web hosting packages. Hit the 'Red' button below to go to the SiteGround website and save money now.
I started my first blogging business venture with Bluehost way back in 2010.
Bluehost are a great hosting company to start your online venture with, or if you just have one website you'd like to host hassle free. Hit the button below to go to the Bluehost website.
Thrive Themes - I started using Thrive Themes back in early 2015. All of their themes are built with conversion optimization in mind. Thrive themes are updated frequently and you get fantastic customer support. Many of the clients I have worked with have chosen Thrive Themes to build their businesses. Check out my comparison post.
Genesis Theme Framework - I started my first blogging business venture in 2010 with a Genesis powered WordPress theme. Today Genesis is the industry standard design framework for WordPress. I could not recommend them enough to anyone starting a website. Check out my review of Genesis here.
Social Warfare - SW is the fastest and most responsive premium social sharing tool and plugin available for WordPress. This is the plugin I currently use for taking care of social sharing on Magnet4Blogging. The plugin has some great features with lots of customisation options. You can check out my review of Social Warfare here.
SEOPressor Connect - SEOPressor Connect is a powerful premium SEO plugin for WordPress. The plugin has some amazing built-in features and options for improving your on-page SEO for multiple keywords, site-wide SEO, internal link structure and more. Compare SEOPressor Connect with Yoast SEO here.
Long Tail Pro - I've never used a premium keyword research tool before until I discovered Long Tail Pro. Long Tail Pro is now my favorite tool for finding and researching long tail keywords and phrases, and for finding blog post topic ideas to write about. Grab the LTP tool to help you get more search engine traffic. Read this post.
Ultimate 2017 Blog Planner - My very own collection of the most useful and relevant marketing templates, worksheets, checklists, to-do lists, editorial calendars, income and outcome worksheets, guest blogging worksheets, SEO checklists and more. Grab the Ultimate 2017 Blog Planner workbook and make this year epic!
Evernote - Evernote is the best productivity app I have ever used. It allows me to make notes, create to-do lists, write blog post drafts and even clip pieces of content, drop links, PDF's, videos etc so that I can check out later. Evernote has immensely helped me to improve my workflow, highly recommended.
Slack App - If you offer any kind of service on your blog or website, perhaps you're a freelancer like myself. I highly recommend the Slack App. This app is great for communicating with your clients and team members on any project you might be working on, as well as keeping your workflow organized and up to date.
Top Tracker - This is another fantastic app and online service that I recently discovered. Once again, if you're a freelancer like myself, perhaps a writer or graphic designer, and you want to keep track of your time working on projects, this app is perfect for doing just that.
Canva - A simple but very powerful online graphic design productivity tool, with tons of cool features and design elements for creating epic featured images for blog posts, infographics, eBook cover artwork, social media cover artwork and more.
HootSuite - HootSuite is a popular and powerful social media management dashboard that I recommend to bloggers and marketers. If you want to save a huge amount of time scheduling tweets, scheduling messages in Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, and generally managing your social media messages, start using HootSuite.
The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
To say this book changed by thought process and realization on productivity, time-management and multi-tasking would be a massive understatement. Ever wondered what you would achieve if you could just focus on 'one thing at a time'? Read this book, I can't recommend it enough, that's all I can say.
36-Hour Online Marketing Course - Lorrie Thomas
If you're just starting out online and need to master the essentials of online marketing, you need to pick up this book. Although I've had mine for a few years now, a lot of what's inside is still very much relevant, now more than ever. Scrub up on your online marketing skills, grab the book.
Likeable Social Media - Dave Kerpen
The smartest and complete social media marketing guide book as far as I'm concerned. The author Dave Kerpen shows you how to delight your customers, be amazing and build an irresistible brand using all the popular social media platforms known to man. Great educational read, tons of valuable tips, highly recommended.
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck - Mark Mason
This was a book recommended to me by one of my friends not so long ago, and I'm so glad I picked it up. My entrepreneurial mindset has completely changed since reading it. This book will certainly help you put things into perspective for sure, both in your business and in your life.
Copyright 2017 Magnet4Blogging