5 tools & resources for growing your blog

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There is an abundance of resources out there for growing your blog and online business.

Today, I'm sharing 5 of my recent favorites covering a range of design, marketing & business!


This is one of my FAVORITE courses I’ve ever enrolled in. It's all about the best strategies to increase your website traffic using Pinterest.

It's one of my faves because I started seeing results in a matter of days - no exaggeration. I have a post in the wings with a more in-depth review to share some behind the scenes stats.

For now, I had to include it on the list because there seems to be a lot of Pinterest advice popping up, and this is definitely the most value packed course I’ve taken with step by step instructions with how to grow your blog.

Pinterest is my #1 traffic source, and I am SURE that if you put some of these tactics into your marketing strategy, you’ll see tangible results too.

Make sure to check out Board Booster, it’s KEY in being able to schedule pins and analyze how your efforts are paying off.

You can also dip your toe in the water with this free webinar: 3 Essential Pinterest Strategies That will Rapidly Grow Your Traffic + Email List.


Having an effective logo is KEY to growing your brand.

This is one of my favorite classes on Skillshare! It really helped frame my design process and figure out ways to be more efficient and innovative in what I’m creating.

If you want to start creating your own icons, this is a must-watch as it shows you how utilizing simple shapes can turn into unique iconography.

psst - click here to get a free month of Skillshare!


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Have you noticed some of my nifty little mockups popping up around the site?

Visuals make or break your digital marketing efforts and make a huge impact in how visitors engage with your digital platform. 

I have been keen to take some new pictures, but since we’re in the middle of moving (it's been weeks since I've had a proper office space!) it’s been impossible to get anything setup. 

So, I decided to invest in this mockup pack and it’s worked out perfectly to “stage” some graphics for my website and social media!


If you want to grow your blog, you need to treat it like a business. And while bookkeeping might not be the most fun topic in the world, it needs to be a priority!

Once you get organized and can review your income/expenses and where you’re actually making sales, you can start to really SCALE your income.

Over the years, I’ve tried a variety of these types of programs, but I love GB because of the invoicing tools (easily send reminders) and best of all, it’s a life saver when it comes to taxes.

It estimates your quarterly taxes and makes tracking expenses a breeze.


If you’re feeling at a loss for what to do with your social media strategy, Melyssa’s got you covered.

This is a simple, straightforward workshop that covers everything from Twitter strategy to growing a following on Instagram.

It’s one of those courses that after you implement some of the strategies, it will save a TON of time in the future!