Blogging Resources

Every blogger has their own choice about blogging tools, plugins, themes, etc. If they are getting a result from it, then definitely they will use the same.

In this article, I will tell you which blogging resources we are using for our blog. You could get a lot of suggestions from others but use the one which will give you a result.

Before starting your blog, I recommend you to gather the knowledge of blogging resources. There are plenty of resources and tools available on the internet for blogging having the same features/pricing.

NOTE: We have tried many plugins, tools, and software and chosen the best which are sorted out below.

Blog Platforms

  • Blogger– This is a free blogging platform by Google. If you want to learn to blog, then I would recommend you to start your blog with Blogger.
  • WordPress.com– This is also the free platform for bloggers. Unlike bloggers, you will have to pay for each activity in wordpress.com so directly I would not suggest this blogging platform due to heavy restriction.
  • WordPress.org- This is a self-hosted blogging platform that all professional bloggers use. Almost 33% of the world websites are using this platform. If you want to make a career in blogging, then I highly recommend this platform. You have to pay for hosting, theme, domain name, etc.

Web Hosting

  • SiteGround– It is known for its excellent performance. If you want speed for your blog then you can go for it. The pricing is a bit high but you will never get disappointed.
  • Bluehost– It is recommended by WordPress itself. The hosting plan starts from $2.95/month. You will get all the unlimited resources for Bluehost.
  • Hostgator– This is another option for Bluehost you can try. It offers the same features as Bluehost.
  • Vultr – A very high-performance SSD VPS by Vultr. Currently, I am using Vultr for my blog. Vultr offers the VPS from $2.50/month so that anyone can afford it.
  • Cloudways– I have used Cloudways for a year. This is a managed cloud hosting starting from $10/month. You can install multiple applications on the same server.

Domain Name

  • GoDaddy– This is a very popular domain name registrar and web hosting company. You can buy the desired domain name from GoDaddy at the lowest price. You can purchase the domain name at the lowest price, starting from $1/year. Till now, I have bought five domain names from GoDaddy. Also
  • BigRock– India’s no one domain name registrar and web hosting company. The domain name starting price is $1/year.
  • Namecheap– You can but the cheapest domain name from Namecheap.
  • Google has introduced the domain name for Indian users. The price is a bit more but it’s worth it, you can try it.

Theme

  • Genesis Framework: The popular website building framework. Genesis provides the secure and search engine optimized framework for the WordPress blog.
  • GeneratePress– This is the fastest WordPress theme available in the WordPress store. Currently, we are using GeneratePress for our blog.
  • Astra– This is another best WordPress theme, if you want performance with speed then you can go for it.

Blog Monetization

  • Google Adsense- This is a popular blog monetization techniques used by almost all bloggers. Here at Scrollbucks, our primary income source is from Google Adsense.
  • Affiliate Marketing- This is the best way to make money from your blog. You would have to promote the other companies’ products on your blog and if sales happened then you will get a commission.

Blog Statistic

  • Google Analytics– A popular Google product for website traffic analysis. It’s a free tool available on the market. You can sign up for Google Analytics and enjoy using this tool.
  • Google search console– This is another popular Google product where we can manage all the Google indexing tasks. Also, we can submit our website sitemap here. We can track the clicks, search query, and more features for free.

Email Marketing

  • MailChimp– Used to create a subscriber form, collecting the email address, and send a bulk mail to all subscribers (free version allow you 20,000 emails per month).
  • Aweber– This is the best email marketing service and it offers the 500 subscribers on the free plan.

Blog Images and Screenshots

  • Canva– This is a free online image creating tool. Here at Scrollbucks, we are using Canva for image creating.
  • Awesome Screenshot Chrome plugin- To capture the snapshot of the blog post I am using an awesome screenshot chrome plugin.
  • Iconfinder– If you need icons, then iconfinder is the largest icon repository. You will get free icons of any categories.
  • Pexels– It will provide you the free stock images.

Hardware and software

  • MacBook Air– This is the best laptop for blogging as it has 12 hours of battery backup.
  • Grammarly– This is a free online grammar checker tool. You can use the chrome plugin for this tool to fast correction of the grammatical mistake.
  • FileZilla– Everyone using a self-hosted WordPress blog need this software to manage their FTP files.
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Amit Kharbade

Editor & Writer at ScrollBucks
Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging and his practical blogging experiences. You can connect with him at amit@scrollbucks.com

1 thought on “Blogging Resources”

  1. That’s a good collection.A detailed explanation pointing out the pros and cons of each would be more helpful. Keep up the great work!

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