RESOURCE RECOMMENDATIONS

COURSES, EBOOKS & TEMPLATES
FOR BLOGGERS AND SOLOPRENEURS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GROW AND MONETISE YOUR WEBSITE

AFFILIATE MARKETING SUPERSTARS

A complete affiliate marketing course from the absolute basics to advanced strategies such as automated affiliate email funnels, running paid ads and running open-close cart affiliate promotions. 

It’s everything you need to get started making  more money blogging.

SEO FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING SUCCESS

Want to know the secrets to get more traffic to your blog? Or want to know how to find and rank for the most lucrative keywords? 

If SEO is a bit of a mystery to you or if growth is slooooow then you need this ebook. It’s the perfect book to accompany the Affiliate Marketing Superstars Course. 

50 LEAD MAGNET CANVA TEMPLATES

Save time and create oodles of lead magnets you can use on any page in minutes. With options for checklists, cheatsheets, pDF guides, 30 day challenges, planners, quizzes and many more. 

Simply select a template, change the brand colours, add some text and tadah – lead magnet in minutes!

Edit easily in Canva – no design skills required!

30 PAGE EBOOK CANVA TEMPLATE

Want to create ebooks that you can use as lead magnets or to sell to your audience? 

Creating ebooks can be time consuming but with a template like this you just change the brand colours, add a couple of images and copy your text across – you can have a beautiful, professional looking ebook in minutes!

SALES FUNNEL PAGE TEMPLATES

Want to create beautiful sales pages without it taking weeks to put together something which is both professional and irresistible? 

With these templates, you can have you sales page done in a day! 

Include templates for a sales page, lead magnet opt-in page, tripwire page, webinar sign up page, affiliate sign up page as well as product pin and mockup Canva templates. 

 

Edit easily using the drag and drop page builder, Elementor.

LIST GROWTH MINI FUNNEL TEMPLATES

Not ready to host webinars and sell products just yet but keen to grow and monetise your email list? This bundle will be perfect for you. 

Containing just the page templates you need including lead magnet op-in template + tripwire page + tripwire expiration page + bonus mockup and product pin templates.

Edit quickly and easily using the free page builder plugin Elementor. Works with any theme.

VIP AFFILIATE SUPERSTAR TOOLKIT

Your fast track to affiliate success! Inside this toolkit are oodles of templates, checklists, planners and quick video trainings to get you on the right track. FAST.

If you want to start seeing results but don’t have the time for an in-depth course like Affiliate Marketing Superstars then this could be the perfect solution. It will help you get started on the right track to making more money blogging straight away. Zero faff. 

FREE RESOURCES TO GET STARTED

No budget for courses or ebooks yet?

No problem, I can help you get started with some of my free resources for bloggers and solopreneurs

FREE 5 DAY AFFILIATE MARKETING COURSE

This is the perfect mini course to help you get start making more money. 

We’ll work on mindset, strategy and finding your perfect avatar before moving onto structuring a couple of the highest converting affiliate posts.

We’ll also cover how to optimise your highest traffic articles and how to get started with Pinterest affiliate marketing. 

Also, get a free workbook to help keep you on track. 

FREE DIGITAL PRODUCTS MADE EASY EBOOK

Want to create enticing lead magnets or irresistible digital products such as ebooks, planners and workbooks? 

This free ebook will guide you through the creation process, the delivery and promotion phase and teach you how to sell your products if you choose to. 

It’s everything you need to know to start growing and monetising your email list with digital products. For FREE.

FREE AFFILIATE PROGRAMME CHEAT SHEET

Use this free guide to help you plan, create and run an affiliate programme to help you sell more digital products without the overwhelm. 

Having affiliates in your corner helping you promote your products will help you scale your business much faster. This cheatsheet will help you set up a programme in no time at all. And it won’t cost you a penny!

FREE DIGITAL PRODUCT / COURSE LAUNCH CHEAT SHEET

Launching your first ebook or course soon? There are so many moving pieces of a successful launch. 

Use this free cheatsheet to guide you seamlessly through the process so that you’re making good money in no time at all…

FREE SEO CHEAT SHEET

Take the mystery out of SEO with these cheat sheets which you can print out and pin above your desk. 

This collection of checklists and cheat sheets will have you ranking on Google in no time at all!

TOOLS AND APPS I RECOMMEND

These are the tools and apps I recommend in order to grow and monetise your website faster and with less hassle!

HOSTING

If you ever want to monetise your website, you’ll need to go self hosted. Think of your host as your landlord and you are renting a space on the internet. There are several popular, affordable hosts for beginners. Many bloggers recommend Bluehost however there have been issues with site speed with Bluehost so I don’t recommend it. 

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SITEGROUND

Siteground is the host that I use personally for both of my websites. They are affordable, fast and with excellent customer service. I asked various bloggers before I bought it and Siteground was always the most popular host for starting out.

WORDPRESS THEMES

ENVATO THEME FOREST

Envato Theme Forest offers a HUGE library of fast, responsive themes including the theme I use on this website, Flatsome. This theme is so easily customised and is super fast and flexible, I absolutely love it.

PAGE BUILDERS

ELEMENTOR

I use Elementor to build beautiful landing pages such as for email list freebies. I also built this page using Elementor. Its drag and drop so need need to know how to code.

PAGE BUILDERS

THRIVE LEADS

Thriveleads is a plugin which helps you build sign-up forms and pop-ups to help you convert readers into email subscribers. 

KEYWORD RESEARCH TOOL

KEYSEARCH

Keysearch is my go-to tool for finding the keywords I want to rank for on Google. It’s super easy to use and has helped me explode my traffic.

Once I started using Keysearch, my traffic increased by 500% in one year. 

Use the coupon code KSDISC for a 20% discount

PINTEREST TOOLS

TAILWIND

Tailwind, like Keysearch, will help you skyrocket your blog traffic. But not only will it help you with your Pinterest strategy, but it’ll also save you heaps of time.

You can automate your pinning schedule and get back to binge watching Netflix whilst Tailwind does the hard work for you.

You can get a free trial with this link

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CANVA PRO

Canva is a free drag-and-drop design tool which is incredibly easy to use to make pins, blog headers, social media posts and lead magnets. I use it almost every day! 

I do recommend upgrading to the pro version as there are some really useful features like being able to organise your designs into folders, removing backgrounds, resizing your images at 1 click and getting access to 60 million stock photos…

Get a 30 day free trial of the pro features with this link

TASTY PINS

Tasty pins allows you to add Pinterest descriptions to your blog images so if someone pins a Pinterest-SEO-optimised image from your site, there’s the chance it go viral.

WORDPRESS PLUGINS

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THIRSTY AFFILIATES

Thirsty Affiliates is my new favourite plugin EVER!  It keeps my affiliate links organised, tracks what works and what doesn’t and even adds links and disclosures for me when I forget.

WP ROCKET

WP Rocket, a cache plugin, is an absolute saviour if your website is a little sluggish. It’s super easy to use even if you are a technophobe and will have your website running at lightning speed in no time at all.

wp rocket
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SHORT PIXEL

In an ideal world, we’d all resize our images before uploading them to our blogs. In reality, this is time consuming and it’s much easier to install a plugin which can resize them automatically for us. That’s where Short Pixels comes in.

EVERGREEN COUNTDOWN PLUGIN

Evergreen Countdown Timer Plugin is a useful free plugin which I use to help me create time-limited offers (known as tripwires) when someone signs up to my freebies. It helps create a sense of urgency to snap up a great deal converting a reader to a customer.

PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLS

Adobe Creative Cloud offers various tools for all of your creative needs. The two I use most frequently are Photoshop and Lightroom to edit all of my photos and keep them looking professional and cohesive. 

Getting premium stock photos that help you stand out from the crowd can get a bit pricey but this deal with appsumo is very reasonable. 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

The Sony A7iii is the camera I use personally. But unless you are a photography fanatic like me, you could look at the cheaper, lighter Sony A6000

The Nikon D5600 is the latest version of the camera I had when I first started photography. If you are looking for an affordable, easy-to-use DSLR then you wont go far wrong with this one.

The Go Pro is a must for any travel blogger. This little robust action camera packs a lot of punch and produces great quality images and video.

I absolutely love my Osmo Pocket for filming on the go. It’s so tiny that it is discreet and the inbuilt gimbal keeps the image super stable. It also has an app that helps create cool videos in a flash.

This Benro travel tripod is light, sturdy and affordable. I use it for landscape photo shoots for my travel site.

When you’re out and about, it’s not always convenient to carry a full tripod. This Manfrotto mini tripod fits in my purse and is there when I need it. 

I love this camera bag mainly because it doesn’t look like a camera bag and therefore I feel less vulnerable with it as it doesn’t scream, I’m carrying expensive equipment! Its waterproof, spacious and has a section for your laptop.

If you create flat lay photos or do any food or product photography then this mini photo studio will make life a lot easier. 

DIGITAL PRODUCT DELIVERY

WooCommerce is a free wordpress plugin to sell your digital products. I use mine to create an online shop but I dont sell direct through Woocommerce as it has a very expensive affiliate programme so I had to look elsewhere.

Sendowl is a platform where you can easily sell your own digital products as well as have affilates to sell on your behalf. It takes just a few minutes to set up and start selling.

AFFILIATE NETWORKS

Awin is hands down my highest converting affiliate network. They have lots of programmes especially UK based programmes.

Shareasale is partnered with Awin but hosts more US based and digital programmes. It converts well for me though the dashboard can be a little confusing.

Ultimate Bundles is one of my favourite affiliate networks with a brilliant 40-70% commission and lots of hands on support. The offer heavily discounted bundles of online courses, ebooks and templates in flash sales for a huge variety of niches from travel to parenting to healthy eating and much more besides. You’ll get an email a month or so before any bundle gets launched so you can get ready for the flash sale. Highly recommended. Sign up here

Skimlinks works by automatically turning your links into affiliate links. So even if you haven’t joined a programme, you can still earn commission. It’s brilliant for new bloggers just starting out with affiliate marketing as there’s no need to apply for programmes and convince them to have you onboard! You can sign up here.