Blog With Budget 8 Low Cost Essentials For Bloggers
Starting a blog on a budget can be a difficult task. From hosting to marketing, there are a number of things just waiting to ambush your bank account. But I’m here to tell you that blogging doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor.
In fact, if you’ve been dreaming about starting a blog, I hope this article will provide you with enough encouragement to finally take the leap.
If you want your blog to exist on the internet, you will need to host it on a server. And in order to do that, you will have to pay a hosting company for server space. Website hosting has become very intuitive over the last few years.
No matter your web development skill level from beginner to advanced I highly recommend Bluehost. First off, their customer service is incredible! So, if you ever have any technical trouble, you can get ahold of somebody quickly to resolve the issue. Plus, in my experience, their customer service reps are all extremely knowledgeable.
2. Site Ground
If I had to describe Site Ground in one word, I would choose fast. Their hosting is just plain speedy! And to top it all off, their customer service is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. So, technical problems aren’t anything to stress about.
3. Lean Domain Search
If you have already purchased a domain name, that is great. You can probably just skip this resource. But, if you are struggling to come up with a name for your blog, I recommend spending a little time on LeanDomainSearch.com
There are any number of domain name registrars out there, but GoDaddy is by far my favorite.
They have made the process of purchasing a domain name and connecting it to your website an absolute breeze. Plus, they have great prices, some pretty useful add-ons, and a number of other great features that will make your life easy.
5. Convert Kit
Convert Kit is an email marketing service designed to connect with your subscribers. It is very similar to MailChimp, but has one major differentiator — it was designed specifically for bloggers.
Convert Kit knows exactly what bloggers need, and they serve those needs beautifully.
6. G Suite
If you want to create an email address that matches your domain name, G Suite is my favorite resource.
If you want to develop shareable images and infographics, Canva is the only resource I recommend. It will come in handy when you want to create Pinterest pins, Instagram posts, Facebook ads, or any other imagery for your blog.
MailChimp is a great place to start your email list. They have every tool you need to get started collecting email addresses through your website, and sending professional-looking emails to your subscribers.