Resources

 

This is a list of the tools at that I use and would recommend to bloggers. Please note that some of the links are affiliate links. This means that I receive a small portion of any purchase made through them at no extra cost to you. Everything on this page I trust and is of my own recommendation.

For extra tips on blogging, I would recommend going to ProBlogger. They have such great information that will help you in your blogging journey.

 

Getting Started:

Bluehost: The first thing you need when starting a self-hosted blog is a domain. For this, I strongly recommend using Bluehost when getting started. Just go with the domain plan that fits your budget, and you can upgrade your plan over time.

WordPress: Once you got your domain name, you can start setting up your blog through wordpress.org. The best part about setting it up through them is that they are free! And who doesn’t like free?

RafflecopterThis is what I have been recently using to host my giveaways and it’s highly recommendable for anyone who wants to do the same! It’s quite simple to use and has plans that you can elect to fit your budget. It might not something you need on your blog instantaneously, but over time I would definitely say to check it out.

 

Plugins:

These are some of the WordPress plugins that I use here on Clean Eating Teen. Make sure you have an ideal number of plugins, as having too many can cause problems with performance.

Simmer For Recipes: This is what I use to place recipes in my posts. It’s so easy to use and is completely free to install!

WordPress Related Posts: This plugin displays other posts that are related to what your audience is reading. It keeps people on your blog longer and shows them more content.

Social Media Widget: A simple way to insert buttons that direct your readers to your social media pages.

 

For Photography:

Canon Powershot SX530 HSThis is the camera I currently use to take my photography. It comes with a 50x zoom, HD video, and the ability to upload pictures to your phone.


Memory CardI simply use this SanDisk memory card that is compatible with my Canon camera. You can buy one with a smaller or larger storage, but I find this one works just fine!

 

For tips on photography, I would recommend going to a great website called Digital Photography School. It’s from the same guy that created ProBlogger and it has some pretty great tips and resources.