Resources

Welcome to VintageGlamStudio’s  Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your online business.  Here’s the behind the scenes nuts & bolts of tools and resources I have used to build this blog.

I have tested and used all the resources mentioned here, but before mentioning these resources, here’s an important disclosure.

Some of the links listed below are affiliate links meaning I will be earning a small commission.  The commission comes at no additional cost to you.  Please understand that I have experience with all these companies, and I recommend them because of their usefulness and not because of the commissions I earn if you should decide to buy. 

Blog Development:

These are the resources I depended on as essential  especially when I began self-hosting my blog.  I used WordPress.com when I initially began this blog since I was such a newbie, what drove me to switch to self-hosting was the huge difference WordPress plug ins can provide  in providing web security, SEO, mail list building, social media growth and overall website speed.  So, if you are serious about monetizing your blog in any way or maybe your blog functions as your online business card, these are what I consider foundational tools .

Bluehost 

WordPress

Yoast SEO

Genesis by StudioPress

Tailwind

Top  Affiliate Network Resources:

These sites are like large management firms that represent hundreds of  brands that might be the right fit for your type of blog.  Sign up is free, payout thresholds are low and are usually the right fit especially if you are just getting started with your blog.  Many brands do not have affiliate programs in house and very often turn to these companies to manage them. The goal is to find a sponsor for your blog or website and get paid for your great content.

Amazon

Linkshare

Shareasale

Design Resources:

When you need high resolution and quality  graphic resources these sites have great products at reasonable prices with often reasonably generous commercial use policies or products for small businesses.  Many graphic designers are now making design products available to “crafters” or small businesses, products that would normally be available solely to other designers or large businesses with in house graphic designers.

The Hungry Jpeg

Creative Market

Mighty Deals


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