Blogging has changed my life and earns me hundreds of dollars in extra income every month. I highly recommend blogging to people as a hobby or way to chronicle their debt payoff journey.
This page contains my favorite blogging related resources that have helped me create a personal finance blog. Additionally you can contact me to help you with any aspect of your blog from setup to management!
Personal Finance Blogging Resources
I’ve listed my favorite blogging resources below by category. They are listed in order of the process of starting a blog from getting a domain name, to securing hosting, to setting up a blog platform, to optimizing your blog. You’ll love all of this services!
Hostgator – I use HostGator for hosting my blog. You can get hosting for a monthly cost around $5 and they have wonderful customer service. There is hardly any downtime. I highly recommend Hostgator for hosting. Use the coupon code “figuringmoneyout” for 25% off too! Get Hostgator!
WordPress – If you are serious about blogging you will want to use WordPress. You can easily install WordPress once you’ve bought a domain name and hosting. Serious bloggers use WordPress, so start with it asap to save headaches later. Get WordPress!
Sucuri – This service monitors your website and notifies you when it is infected with malware or something bad. What’s even better, is that they will go in and fix your site when something does happen. You’ll always be protected and it gives you a ton of peace of mind. Get Sucuri!
Blogging Books & Blogs
How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog – Bob Lotich from ChristianPF.com turned his blog into a full time income after being laid off (his blog is amazing, btw). He shares the steps he took to make this happen in just 2 years. This book is the #1 Bestseller on Amazon in the Blogging category and I highly recommend it.
Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community – Joy Cho, of the beautiful blog Oh Joy!, gives advice on starting and growing a blog. She is one of my creative blogging ideals (love her blog) and this great book covers all the important topics and gives you a guide to blog profitably while staying creative.
How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) – Ruth Soukup is a blogger from LivingWellSpendingLess.com. Admittedly I had not heard of her before I downloaded this book on my kindle. However, How to Blog For Profit is an essential resource for anyone serious about building a platform or blogging professionally. It’s full of solid tips for creating content and growing a blog.
11 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog – This great post covers the WHY behind it all. If you’re not convinced to start a blog yet then read this post for 11 reasons that will make you start blogging asap!