Resources... Tools of the Trade

I love reading resources page from others so I thought I’d create one of my own as well. The purpose is for easy reference. Others have made it convenient and beneficial to me, so I’d like to return the favor for my visitors I’ll list the tools or services that I’m currently using, have used before or highly recommend. Do bookmark this page and check back often as I will continue to update this list.

*Will be updated from time to time.

Disclosure:  Some of the links below may contain affiliate links. When you purchase using my affiliate link or code, I will earn a small referral commission at no additional cost to you. I will only recommend products I use, love and trust. I will NEVER recommend or promote anything that I have no faith in.

Web Hosting

  • Dreamhost – My hosting company since 2005 and current host for TheCreativeNeko. While no hosting companies are perfect, I trust and love Dreamhost as they’ve been very kind and helpful to me with my problems every single time since I’ve been with them. They also have a damn good customer service in my opinion. I have been and still am a happy Dreamhost customer.
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  • Bluehost – The most popular, inexpensive and a highly recommended web hosting company by most bloggers, especially for beginners and those using WordPress.

Email List

  • ConvertKit – Majority successful bloggers and professionals have made the switch to ConvertKit, deemed to be the best email provider to date. However, if you’re just a beginner blogger without any knowledge in email list, ConvertKit can be overwhelming and very pricey. For me, I will make the switch once I could afford it.
  • MailChimp – Recommended for beginners because they are free for the first 2000 subscribers with 12000 emails per month. There are limitations, pros and cons and not to mention you might find horror stories from other users. This is what I’m currently using just to get things started. It’s very important to have an email list from the beginning.

WordPress Plugins

  • Pretty Link Pro – my favorite Affiliate Link Cloaker and URL shortener. It hides your long and complicated links (especially affiliate links) and uses your domain name. Easily accessible from your WordPress dashboard. The lite version is free to use but there’s an option to upgrade to pro for more features.

 

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