I’m often asked for recommendations. Here’s a list of services that I personally use for myself or clients.
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When you purchase a WordPress package, you have the option to include my personally managed SiteGround WordPress hosting. This makes WordPress installation even easier and hands-off for you! I use and trust SiteGround on my own websites for their speed and reliability.
If you’re looking for a DIY option, you can also purchase and set up your own SiteGround hosting. I recommend the middle plan for most new users, and you can easily upgrade to larger plans as you grow.
Once you put hard work into your website, you need to ensure you’re regularly backing it up. I use and recommend UpDraftPlus for “set and forget” maintenance.
Don’t let the name of this one fool you; this gem is for websites of all kinds, not just recipes. Tasty Pins allows you to optimize each of your posts for Pinterest by adding multiple pin-worthy images to each post that only show up when a user goes to pin your content. This way you can provide lots of pinnable options without cluttering your post. PLUS you can optimize each image by adding a suggested pin description, alt text for an SEO boost, and so much more. It’s incredibly affordable and comes with a satisfaction guarantee. A must have!
Tailwind is a simple to use, but powerful, social media scheduler for Instagram and Pinterest. My favorite Instagram perks include: scheduling, automatic posting, 9-grid preview, suggested hashtags based on popularity, saved hashtags for future use, and analytics. My favorite Pinterest perks include: scheduling, recommendations, promotions, and analytics.
My favorite email option with beautiful forms, landing pages, automations, and integrations with other services. If ConvertKit is in your budget, it’s a great choice.
MailerLite is another email marketing provider at a lower price point. It doesn’t have as many “bells and whistles” as ConvertKit, but is a great option on a budget.
With nearly 30,000 fonts available, you’re guaranteed to find one you love. These font sets feature hand-drawn, brush, and vector letterforms, along with extra character sets and embellishments for headers, text, and display.
If you are a font collector like me, then you will love this website! You can preview ANY word or phrase with ALL of the fonts currently installed on your computer. This is so helpful when looking for that perfect font for your project.
When you don’t have the perfect font already on your computer, head over to Google Fonts to browse endless options. Use them online or download to your computer.
Think of Adobe Fonts as a premium version of Google Fonts. If you have the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you have access to thousands of fonts too!
In spite of being techy, I am hands-down a paper planner girl. After trying lots of options in the past, I continue to go back to the Erin Condren life planner year after year. Plus she has lots of other stylish accessories to go with it.