Hello Friend! I wanted to share with you my Ultimate Resource List for Lifestyle & Travel Bloggers.
Below you will find my favorite affiliate networks, blogger resources, and life hacks for saving and making money! Personally, I recommend getting a WordPress Site over all others. It is easy to use and works wonderful with plugins. Anyways, here is a guided Ultimate Resource List for you!
Ultimate Blogging and Planning Checklist:
When starting a blog, traveling, or just planning everyday life, it is a good idea to have a checklist. Luckily, I have provided you with some! Just subscribe below and receive FREE access to your checklist.
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Nevertheless, I only recommend things I truly love! You can find my affiliate disclosure here.
Hosting is the first step in starting a successful blog! They provide you with assistance, a forum, email, and more.
Tip: Bluehost runs specials all the time for hosting. Like right now you can get hosting for only $3.95/month rather than their typical $5.95/month!
Tip: Siteground offers a super affordable hosting plan for bloggers! They craft your hosting to your preferred web growth!
Affiliate networks are an exciting and increasingly popular way to make money blog. I recommend checking out the following networks. It is FREE to sign up, and then advertisers become your partner and you both make money from sales!
CJ Affiliates (Formerly Commission Junction)
Lifestyle: Best Buy, Kmart, and Home Depot
Travel: JustFly, Expedia.com, and Skyscanner!
Tip: CJ Affiliates allows you to partner with major brands and services. Once you apply, you are able to join these programs by applying.
Tip: ShareASale offers many different networks and brands to work with, some which are very unique!
Tip: After signing with Awin, you apply to programs individually. Many affiliates provide colorful banners for your page.
Tip: Offers so many different companies to partner with including High-End brands. They offer easy installation by plugin for WordPress as well!
Travel: Jet Radar
Tip: Travel Payouts is a select program for travel related content. They also offer a plugin which is fantastic!
Referral programs are a great way to generate income from your blog and social networks!
Cashback program for places like Groupon, Ebay, and Walmart. They also have an amazing referral program.
If you like to travel, then AirBnB is the perfect referral program for you! Earn credit towards future bookings.
Every blogger should set up a newsletter for their readers. In doing so, it is important to use a mailing system. All of them offer integrations from signups, connection to website, and more great feature.
I loveee mailerlite. I personally like the customization they offer for all of their webforms and newsletter. You can create multiple webforms and campaigns, prep newsletters in advance, and much more. This is also the best free mailing source for up to 1,000 subscribers!
I have tried other programs for mailing but Mailerlite is by far my fave and deserves all the credit!
It is a great idea to invest in getting some stock photos for you Pinterest images and website. These bloggers/sites below offer amazing stock photos just for subscribing!
An essential feature to every WordPress Blog, plugins! Here are a few of my faves. You can also check out more details of each in my WordPress Plugin Post!
---Ultimate page builder and developer!
---A must have for WordPress Bloggers. Offers sharing, stats, and more!
---Amazing sharing and welcome mat settings!
This is great tool that every blogger needs. Boardbooster allows you to setup campaigns for certain boards for your pins. It also helps with scheduling Pinterest and organizing for the week ahead. This tool is super affordable, just $5/month for 400 pins! Plus, get your first 100 pins free here.
The coolest thing about tailwind is that you can install there tool bar and the tailwind schedule button will appear on all images. You can schedule pins for certain boards, join tailwind tribes, and pick select times for pinning! Grab $15 of free credit here.
Whether you need to make a media kit or graphics for Pinterest, canva is where it's at. It allows you to choose tons of different layouts for free as well as design them the way you want. My favorite part is the free templates Canva gives. Super customizable and easy to use. BONUS: they have an app!
For many of my images, I use Adobe Photoshop Express on my PC. It is amazing and allows you to edit images with filters and effects. This is a free version of photoshop that gives you access to filters and other image editing settings. The only thing it is missing is a watermark but the paid version has it!
This is a great app for editing photos taken from your phone. VSCO is easy to use, allows you to import and export photos, and is very similar to the editing Instagram allows.
I will continue to add to this list for you! Please let me know of any resources you would like to share and be sure to subscribe for exclusive updates and travel tips!!