Free Resources Every Blogger Should Know About

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Free Resources

Every Blogger Should Know About

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Hello everyone and welcome back to The ME Project. After writing, Tech Review|Canva iOS App I realized that there were other free resources out there for bloggers that I thought you all should know about. So today, I will be breaking down my top 8 and I made up an infographic which will be at the bottom.

Let me know what you think of my list. If you made up your own list how would yours differ from mine? Tell me in the comments below.

Canva

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I use Canva to create the majority of the graphics you see on my blog and social media. It is very convenient to use and with the iOS app downloaded on my phone, I can create graphics on the go. (For a more in-depth review, please read Tech Review|Canva iOS App)

Unsplash

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Unsplash.com is my go to website for stock photos. In the beginning, I had a hard time finding some. I stumbled upon Unsplash and it serves all my needs. You can search by topic or theme.

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Crowdfire

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I was very overwhelmed with the amount of social media I had taken on in the beginning. Using Crowdfire gives me an overview of my Twitter and blog. It also allows me to schedule posts.

Instagram Followers App

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I think by now we all know of the follow/unfollow game on Instagram. At this present time, I don’t really see it changing. It is really sad that people do it, I don’t honestly see how this helps them grow their platform. Using Followers+ doesn’t necessarily stop the problem, but it helps me keep track of the unfollowers.

Collabor8

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With Collabor8 you set up an account on the app and link your social media. You have the ability to contact brands or have brands contact you. Most transactions are done by either trade or pay. But you have control of when the transaction will take place. I think it’s a very handy app to have. So far I haven’t found another quite like it.

Grammarly Keyboard

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I started using it for the convenience but now I find myself lost without it. It makes writing a blog post or a quick tweet so easy. Spell checking and grammar, it’s all there. Just download the app and the keyboard to your phone.

Tailwind

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Tailwind is a marketing tool associated with Pinterest and most recently, Instagram. It’s available online or in app form. It saves you time by scheduling your pins ahead of time.

Find out more info about Tailwind by reading:

Facebook Groups

In the very beginning, I had such a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I understood that it would be in my benefit to create a Facebook Page for my blog but I went about it in all the wrong ways. I hadn’t used the site since 2009 so I was a little rusty in what to do.

Making a page for my blog has created some traffic for my blog. But the biggest source of support has been finding other blog groups and communities. Sometimes it takes effort to find the right ones for you but the support you find within these communities is so helpful. I’ll list two of the ones I like below.

 


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18 Comments

  • Reply Tori

    I’m super new at blogging, and really appreciate this info! Thanks!

    December 19, 2018 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I’m really happy to read this. I hope this list helps you. I wish you the best on your blogging journey!

      December 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply cynspo

    This was super helpful! I was unaware of half of the free resources available to me. As a new blogger this is super useful! Thank you for sharing!

    December 19, 2018 at 10:43 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Comments like this make me so happy! Thank you for reading and best wishes on your blogging journey ❤️

      December 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Lavrax

    I had no idea about the collabor8 app I’m downloading that!! Also I had heard of crowdfire before but never knew what it was… I may be doing that one too!! I love these types of posts 💕

    December 20, 2018 at 9:12 am
    • Reply Erika

      I’m so happy you liked it. I hope those apps help you. Thank you so much for reading

      December 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Sara Venemore

    Love this! I’m always looking for free resources and some of these I hadn’t heard of before but they sound so helpful so will be checking them out ASAP!x

    December 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I’m so glad. Please let me know if these help you.

      December 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Thanks for this! I knew about a few of these, but some were totally new to me! I plan on using these resources to help my blog 😀

    December 24, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I’m so glad. I plan to make more posts like this. I’m just happy to know that other bloggers find it helpful 😊

      December 24, 2018 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    Thank you so much for your insight. Downloading some new apps for sure! ❤️

    December 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    • Reply Erika

      This makes me happy to know. Look out for more posts like this soon.

      December 25, 2018 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Ashley Firth

    A great, extremely useful post! Thank you! xxx

    Ashley
    https://www.lellalee.com

    January 5, 2019 at 11:42 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Awesome 👍 I plan to do more posts like this in the future

      January 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Stacy

    I wasn’t aware of Collab8. I will have to check it out. Canva has become invaluable to me. I had the free version but upgraded. The images in the paid version have helped me make better pinterest images. Pixaby is another free image site I found recently.

    January 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I’ll have to check out Pixaby. I don’t think I’ve been on there before.

      January 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Katharina

    Awesome! Soooooo helpful! Love everything about the ME project!

    January 23, 2019 at 8:25 am
    • Reply Erika

      This just made me smile. Thank you so much.

      January 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm

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