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Blogging Tools

Keep your blog legal 🙂

GDPR, CCPA, and all other legal online policies are super important if you want to protect yourself legally and be smart about your online business. This means that you need to have a solid privacy policy statement among other things on your website – and no, not one you simply copied from somewhere and edited yourself.

The #1 go-to for this is The Contract Shop, with their comprehensive collection of legal documents, drafted by a real attorney. When launching your blog or website, start with a Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy page.

Blog Hosting & Domains

Your blog needs a place to live! A blog hosting company will store all of your blog’s data (images, blog posts, etc.) on their servers. Without hosting, your blog won’t be public, and no one will see it. Your blog’s domain name is equally as important.

If you’re still pretty new to all of this, I recommend you read how to start a blog, where I explain everything step-by-step.

This is a newer hosting company, but many bloggers, freelancers and agencies have already flocked to them. They provide premium services and support, which is well worth the hosting fees.

Bluehost has been around for quite some time and is trusted by many. It is a popular choice for bloggers who are just starting out.

Namecheap is where I buy all of my domain names. Their nifty search feature helps you to see what is available, plus price comparisons between  url extensions. You can also buy your SSL certificate from them, although many hosting companies also include this as part of their paid plans.

Blog Writing & Editing

Writing great content on your blog is a must! This means that you need to focus on developing your writing and editing skills, so that you can improve on all copy that you need to write.

Grammarly is an AI-powered tool that helps improve your writing. It’s completely free to get started, plus they offer premium plans that will help you with readability, vocabulary and genre-specific writing style checks – the perfect tool for bloggers!

Themes & Page Builders

Create a beautiful site that will wow your readers and make them come back for more!

Elegant Themes is the proud owner of Divi — The World’s #1 WordPress theme & visual page builder. Divi has over 110 premade websites and 880+ premade layouts for you to choose from!

OceanWP is a fantastic runner up, with a free theme that works wonders (this is CuriousFem’s current theme). I have built this resources page with OceanWP and Elementor (see below). OceanWP premium will enable you to unlock even more great features and core extensions.

Elementor is a page builder tool that you install as a WordPress plugin on your website. The free plugin is already packed with awesome drag and drop elements, but the pro version will allow you to customize and build even more beautiful pages including WooCommerce elements. They also have a template libary with pre-designed elements for you to use.

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