If you’re reading this page then you’re probably a fan of Life Around the Coffee Cup and interested in how I’ve grown it to where it is today.
After years of blogging and a lot of trial and error here’s a few tools I love and recommend if you’re looking to grow your blog or website.
Please know that some of the links are affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you choose to purchase. This helps me maintain my blog and is much appreciated. All tools are those I love and have used myself to grow my own blog.
Complete Website Platform
If you’re looking to grow build a blog or website with the ability to host a podcast or sell courses, membership site, eBooks, or other digital goods without the need to hire a developer then the Rainmaker Platform is the way to go. It’s been instrumental in allowing me to support my writing with income to support my family. My website is completely hosted on this platform.
Before I moved to Rainmaker my WordPress website was hosted with Siteground Hosting. It’s a wonderful, reliable, and cost effective “home” for your website on the internet.
Professional WordPress Themes
I’ve used WordPress for years before moving to the Rainmaker Platform and other sites are still using it. If you’re using WordPress for your website you should use the Genesis Framework and themes from StudioPress to build a beautiful website without the need for a developer. Their themes are beautiful, functional, and secure. And it’s the same amazing company that built the Rainmaker Platform.
Your domain name is your address on the internet. I get my domains at Name Cheap. There’s no fluff and it’s cost effective.
Popups and Lead Generation
Optin Monster is an amazing lead generation tool I use to help grow my email list. It will help you get more email subscribers with popups, exit-intent popups, optin boxes, boxes that popup when a link is clicked, etc… When used wisely this can really help.
I enjoy using Mailchimp. It’s free to start and cheap as you need more functionality and get more subscribers.
Often you need to store a lot of images and documents as you blog and manage a website. Dropbox is the easiest one to use and will really help speed your work.