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Ad Networks / Affiliate Programs 
Amazon Associates
BrandCycle – Really big brands… like Wal-Mart for example. Insert links easily with their Bookmarklet tool!
Buzzoole – I like this one! I earned $15 Amazon credit without much effort, in the first month!
Google Adsense
Shareasale – One of the best affiliate programs for bloggers with tons of merchants for every niche.

Blogging Tools
Blog Title Generator
BoardBooster – Pinterest scheduler. Great for setting up campaigns and looping. Looping keeps your old pins fresh ;-)
Buffer – Schedule your posts – I use for Twitter and my Facebook page.
Buzzsumo – I use the free version to find Twitter Influencers in my niche. It works like a charm!
CoPromote – Be picky about the posts you promote. I have found good ones to share in my niche and I increased my Twitter reach by over 1000%!
Grammarly – Love this new app a friend recommended. Make your blog posts shine!

Instant Grammar Checker - Correct all grammar errors and enhance your writing.

Hashtagify – Find out what hashtags are performing best!
Headline Analyzer – Make sure your headlines have a great score!
Inlinkz – Easy blog hop or linky party set-up. Free registration.
LibreStock – Search multiple free stock photo websites in one place – very simple, non-intrusive ads.
MailChimp – Great for setting up newsletters, like Los Gringos Locos Weekly Updates. These are sent on Monday and include teasers to posts I published that week.
Onlypult – A scheduler for Instagram that actually posts your images! Works with multiple accounts too.
Pixabay – Free images – Love this site!!
StatusBrew – Manage your Twitter and Instagram followers
Tailwind – Excellent app for managing and scheduling Pinterest. Includes Tribes and Instagram.

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite
Title Capitalization Tool
ViralContentBee – I have been using this site for over a year. VCB helps you get noticed! I use the free plan and it’s still awesome!
Viral Content Buzz
UnSplash – Infographics
Word Count Tool
WordPress Themes

Best Facebook Groups
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Freelance Writing or Paid Posts
A Fine Parent
A Plus
Budget Travel
BuzzFeed Ideas
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Contena – Freelance Writing Jobs across multiple sites INSTANTLY
Content Divas
Content Writers
Dame Magazine
Freelance Writing Jobs
Go World Travel
Her View From Home
HubPages – Read about how it works at the Learning Center before you sign-up.
International Living
Matador Network
Medium – Syndicate your own content. I use this to post teasers to my blog. If they like the intro the reader can click on my post link to read more.
ProBlogger Job Board
The New York Times – Opinion articles
The Travel Writer’s Life
Today’s Parent
Transitions Abroad
Travel & Leisure
Washington Post – Talent Network

Guest Posting
#LJOJLO – Travel Blog
Blogger Linkup
Blunt Moms
BonBon Break – Accepts previously published writing.
Family Corner
Great Moments In Parenting
Hip Homeschool Moms
Homeschool Survival
In The Powder Room
Lose The Cape – Accepts previously published writing.
Mamapedia – Accepts previously published writing.
Mommikin – Accepts previously published writing.
Mom Babble
Mom Fuse
Mom Smack – Accepts previously published writing.
Mommy Tries
Money Saving Mom
Power of Moms – Accepts previously published writing.
Red Tricycle
Scary Mommy – Accepts previously published writing.
Scratch Mommy
She Knows
The Good Men Project
The Good Mother Project – Accepts previously published writing.
The Huffington Post – Accepts previously published writing.
The Mogul Mom
The Sun Magazine – A place to submit photography for use in their printed magazine.
Today Parenting Team
Top Tourist
Travel Share
WordPress Discover – Accepts previously published posts from your WordPress blog.

Learn to Blog
International Bloggers’ Association – The best community ever for all bloggers, new and experienced, worldwide!

WordPress Plug-ins – My favs
404 To Start – Use when switching from Blogger to WordPress.
Akismet – Spam protection – works wonders!!
Blogger To WordPress – Move your blog from Blogger to WordPress.
Broken Link Checker
CoSchedule – I use this as my primary social media scheduler. I am lovin’ this plug-in/app! Read my post on the benefits here.

CoSchedule: The Editorial Calendar For WordPress
Instagram Feed
MailChimp Forms By MailMunch
Scripts to Footer – Speed up the load time of your pages.
Shortcodes Ultimate
Social Icons Widget – Love this one for my sidebar
Social Warfare – One of the best plugins for social sharing. Includes a Pin It button and Click to Tweet boxes!

Ultimate Nofollow – As per Google guidelines
UpDraftPlus – Backup/Restore
Wordfence Security – Includes an awesome caching system!
WP Smush – Smush your images to the appropriate size for the web.
WP Sweep – Sweep your site clean and speed up your load time.
Yoast SEO –  Make sure your post has the best SEO for Google.

My WordPress Theme
Josephine – My current favorite theme! If you want to copy me, I don’t blame you. Everybody wants to be awesome ;-) Enjoy!


  1. What a helpful page! I’m a fan of your scrolling banner. Care to share what plug-in that is?? Loving your link party too – that’s how I found your site and also #internationalbloggersassociation

    1. Thanks Katie! Scrolling banner? I tried the Hello Bar but I thought I removed it for now? Are you sure there is a banner? If so what does it say? I am crazy I know. On the top all I see is my WP dashboard bar…

  2. With all this social media. I do feel over whelmed…So I do limited my self how much I do.
    I can’t say I never try to promote or sell something. But my main reason for blogging is for my own entertainment.

    If you fine stop on in for cup of coffee.

  3. Thank you for sharing all of these resources. I was particularly looking for more places to perhaps post previously published material. Sometimes you want to guest post on other websites, but may not have the time to get something completely new. Thank you. Visiting from #TurnitupTuesday

  4. What a great list! I am so new to blogging (publicly, anyway ) and can’t wait to explore these resources – and your site – further. Thank you so much for putting this together! Sharing!

  5. Hi Tina,

    I really appreciate the efforts you put into reviewing these useful resources. I was wondering if you’re planning to update the list anytime soon? In that case, you might be interested in trying out our tools

    I suppose your readers would enjoy finding out about it and using it. Let me know your thoughts on this. Or if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help.


    1. That is quite a list of tools you have there! Thank you for your suggestion. I am not going to add it at this time but I may in the future. I definitely need to go through my list above and give it a good cleaning and updating!! Things change so fast on the Internet!!

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