Listed below are the tools and resources that I use to run my blog. Whenever I find a new tool, I will update this list!
Disclaimer: This page may contain affiliate links but are all products and services that I have personally used and love!
Blogging & Promotion
SiteGround – This is the host that we use to manage this blog. The customer care is top-notch (super important to me), the uptime is over 99% (uptime is the measure of uninterrupted time that a hosting system experiences – basically, the amount of time your site is online without crashing or being unavailable to users), and it's very affordable at just $3.95/month (always a win)! You can learn more about how to set up your blog with SiteGround here.
Restored 316 – The theme I currently used is called Divine by Restored 316. This company offers a large selection of feminine WordPress themes for the female entrepreneur and blogger. They're clean, versatile and elegant. Huge fan!
ConvertKit – ConvertKit is the email marketing software we use to send out the Life She Lives blog posts and any other exciting news via email. This is easily the most innovative and powerful email marketing tool if you are looking to grow your mailing list and fast.
Tailwind – Tailwind is a scheduling app for both Pinterest and Instagram. I use it SO much. It really helps me streamline my pins so that I am posting at the most optimal time of day for the best reach potential. It keeps me so organized!
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – An AMAZING e-course taught by Michelle Schroeder of Making Sense of Cents. This is perfect for those who are interested in monetizing their blog, which can honestly be done by anyone who talks about products and services that they love. It's money left on the table (seriously, she makes $100k/month). This course has truly helped me learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing, and helped me make my first sale within days! Highly recommended.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II – This is a recent purchase that I use for both blog and social media photos. It's crisp, compact, and powerful. An amazing starter camera for any blogger that wants to try a point and shoot. Also fantastic for vloggers because of the multi-angle flip screen, and its ability to capture 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound.
Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder – This video camera was originally purchased for our travels but has become a tool that we use for both travel content and food videos. We are new to the food video world but you can expect recipe tutorials in the very near future! That content will be from this camera.
Canon Rebel XS DSLP Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens – This was my very first big girl camera and I still use it periodically for my food photography. It's a fantastic beginner's DSLR at an affordable price. 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, large 2.5-inch LCD display, fast, accurate… what more can you need in a starter?
Go Pro HERO5 – I LOVE GoPro for a variety of reasons but can't claim to use this for blog content. You can find examples of how I use this amazingly powerful tiny camera on my Instagram account, where I share both photos and videos! It creates stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time lapse modes. It's also waterproof which is awesome for our beach excursions!