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|Webhosting||Bluehost||I use Bluehost to host my affiliate marketing blogs. Bluehost is cheap and one of the few hosts recommended by WordPress.|
|Editing & Adding Text to Images||PicMonkey||I use PicMonkey to edit and add text to my images. The pretty images you see on my blog, and on Pinterest, is all thanks to PicMonkey. I use free images mostly from Unsplash and add text to my images using PicMonkey. PicMonkey can make any blog look professional.|
|Screen Recording Tool||Flashback Pro||Use Coupon Code: 0902-1549-03 to get a 10% discount. I use Flashback Pro as a screen recorder to create video tutorials for my YouTube channel. I recommend first downloading Flashback Express (free), before upgrading to Flashback Pro. Flashback Pro has extra features including blurring out sensitive information such as passwords.|
|Taking Videos & Pictures||GoPro HERO5 Black||I purchased a GoPro to record videos for my niche affiliate marketing blogs. I use it to make video reviews – I also monetize the videos on Youtube. I take it out whenever I’m doing something active – GoPros are so much fun. I highly recommend buying one! I also use this GoPro 128GB memory card and this GoPro accessory kit.|
|Editing Videos||VideoPad||I use VideoPad to edit GoPro videos. The video editor is very similar to GoPro Studio, but unlike GoPro Studio, VideoPad never crashes. VideoPad is one of the easiest software programs to edit videos. I like it because it’s basic and does everything I need it to.|
|Campaign Marketing||MailChimp||It’s easy to build a mailing list with MailChimp. I use a plugin on my blogs called ‘MailChimp for WordPress’ to integrate a sign-up form on my footer and sidebar. There are many different email marketing campaign templates you can use. It’s also free if you have less than 2000 subscribers so it’s great to get started.|
|Payroll||Patriot Software||If you make money from blogging, eventually you’ll need to set up payroll for yourself. Patriot software makes it easy to run payroll and it’s by far the cheapest online payroll service companies – I pay $10/month. Every quarter I run my payroll through Patriot software and send a check to the IRS. I also use the reporting function in the Patriot to get the numbers I need to send in my ‘Quarterly Report of Wages Paid and Premiums Owed’ and ‘W-2 Wage Withholding Tax Return’.|
Let me if you have any questions on the above!