Resources

Blog Resources

Resources & Tools Used to Build Tasty Itinerary Blog

Hosting

Site Ground

Tasty Itinerary and Kathy’s On It are being hosted by Siteground. If you want a hosting site that you can rely on, you can’t go wrong with Siteground. I highly recommend them enough. Siteground’s customer service chat option is a lifesaver.

Bluehost

Blue Host offers a 1-click WordPress installation. It is my #2 choice as it is cost-effective and easy to use. I’d say, great for beginner bloggers. I was with them for 3 years and switched once my contract was up.

ThemE

Currently, this site is using the Generatepress theme. If you’re looking for better page speed and a customizable site, I highly recommend using Generatepress. You may need some knowledge in building a theme or you could use one of their templates.

Need help installing it and getting a basic customized theme up and running. Check out my VA services.

Legally Protecting Your Blog

Legal Bundle

Did you know it’s illegal not to have a Privacy Policy and Disclaimer on your blog? Fortunately, Amira from A Self Guru, a lawyer, who is also a blogger and a business coach offers a Legal Bundle that includes a Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and Terms and Conditions template at an affordable price. 

As a newbie blogger looking to expand your blog, investing in the proper tools is essential, and this legal bundle is a must.

Social Media Tools

To plan my grid, stay up to date with the best times to post and hashtags, I use two apps: Planoly & UNUM. 

To drive traffic to my blog, I post to Pinterest. Without Ell’s Pinterest E-course, I would have never been bale to triple my traffic through Pinterest. 

Photography & Design

All my photos are edited in Adobe Lightroom. Currently, I pay $9.99 per month for the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan, which includes Lightroom, Photoshop, and full access to Adobe Sparks.  

In addition, I use Aggie’s Travel In Her Shoe’s Presets and Michael Moretti Presets. It has made a major difference in the presentation and consistency of my photos. 

All my Pinterest pins are created using Adobe Sparks or Canva.

Affiliate Marketing

ShareAsale offers affiliate programs for a variety of merchants, including Tailwind & Viator. 

Skimlinks is easy to sign up for and once applied to your site, it monetizes your links.

Amazon is a great start for all bloggers to recommend products they use to their readers.

Awin.com is another affiliate program that costs $5 to sign up but is returned to you with your next payment. 

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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