I have put together a list of my favorite blog tools and resources that will make blogging with WordPress easier for any blogger.

Getting Started

Domains and Hosting

  • My recommendation for domain registrars are GoDaddy.
  • HostGator is one of the only major hosts to offer a monthly payment plan and is my top recommendation for shared hosting.
  • BlueHost offers cPanel hosting with a free domain name.

Finding a Theme

Marketing and Promotion

  • FeedBurner, delivers your blog content to your readers via RSS and email.
  • BannersMall, professional banner design.
  • Start your own affiliate program and let other people send you customers with WP Affiliate Platform.

Make Money

  • Download Blog Profits Blueprint, a free guide to making money with your blog.
  • Add contextual advertising to your site using Google Adsense
  • Add eBay listings to your site using phpBay and earn commissions from all sales.
  • If you plan on selling your own product or service, check out WordPress eStore, an ecommerce plugin for WordPress.
  • WordPress Membership Plugin is an easy way to monetize your WordPress site by turning it into a membership site.

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