Tools and Resources

Building a website is easier than ever these days. You don’t have to write line after line of code just to get a couple of images up on your site. But you still need a lot of help building it. These are the tools and resources I use to build this website. Hopefully, some of them can help you build your own.

Affiliate Marketing Training

Wealthy Affiliate

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Wealthy Affiliate is the training I used to get started in this business. It has its ups and downs(read my full review). It remains one of my top 3 recommendations for building a successful niche blog.

Plus it has a free starter membership so you can try it out as long as you want without spending a dime. Claim your Free Membership Here.

Web Hosting

Blue Host

Bluehost is an outstanding shared hosting solution for anyone starting a blog. They have good prices, SSL Certs, and excellent support. These guys will be a great place to host your blog for a long time. Get Bluehost Here.


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Neve Theme

Neve is a great, lightweight, responsive theme that I use for some of my sites. It is incredibly fast and quite versatile. It works well for just about any type of website. It works wonderfully with both Gutenberg and Elementor as well as many other page builders. Plus it is free, so if you are just starting out this is a great option. Try it Free Right Here.

Photos and Images

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Canva is an online image editing and design suite. Their free option is more than enough for most people. The suite itself is easy to use for beginners yet powerful enough to make professional designs if you really know what you are doing. Get Your Free Account Here.


Pixabay is a website that has over 1 million royalty-free stock photos and images that you can use on your blog. For a new blogger, this is a great place to get high-quality images without having to spend any money. Join Pixabay For Free


Here is another very good free stock photo site that I am just starting to use. The quality of the photos and images are top-notch.

The most important thing is the variety of images though. They have a very nice selection. Give them a look to help round out any free images you might need to mix in with your other stock images. You can join for free here.

You can sign up using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts which is very convenient.

Affiliate Networks




Keyword Research Tools


Longtail Pro

Google Autosuggest