Siteground provides a reliable web hosting service for those just starting out. Their service is fast and reliable, and their customer service is super fast and helpful. Plans start from €3.95/month. Read how to setup your blog from this tutorial.
Studiopress has a large range of themes available, including Restored316 themes. Restored316 provides you with elegant, feminine themes for every type of blog. I am currently using their Glam theme. I can safely say that the after sales support at Studiopress is very efficient and reliable. No complaints from this client!
Kwfinder is, in my opinion, the best tool for finding the perfect keywords for your posts. Not only does it show you the monthly searches, but it also gives you an indication of how hard/easy it is to rank for that keyword. If you’re looking to strengthen your SEO game, that this is a tool you need.
Grammarly is a fantastic tool that helps you with your grammar and with sentence structure. It is a very simple tool to use which makes your writing more flowing.
MailChimp is an email marketing platform. With MailChimp, you will be able to collect email addresses for your list (and we all know how important that is!). The first 2000 subscribers are free, which makes it the best option for those starting out.
Canva is an online picture editing software. This tool is essential to building your social media presence. With Canva, you can create all types/sizes of images you’d like and the options are limitless. Canva is free to use, although the premium version offers more features like image resizing.
For Free Pictures
Pixabay is an awesome website filled with free-to-use images for your blog.
For Social Media Management
Boardbooster is a MUST-have Pinterest scheduler. You can schedule pins to all your boards at different times, making sharing of your own pins and those of others, much easier and more fluid. Plans start at $5/month.
Hootsuite is an other social media scheduler. With Hootsuite, you can write and schedule tweets and Facebook posts in advance, which makes life soooo much easier for a blogger. The basic Hootsuite scheduler is free to use.
Google Analytics is a free tool that tracks the traffic (and analyses) coming to your site. It is a great tool to monitor your progress. To add Google Analytics to your site, you just need to add a piece of code, or you can install the plugin. Easy peasy.
Adsense is an easy-to-use ad service. It allows you to customise your own ads to fit your site. It pays per click.
Media.net is also relatively easy to use. Sign up to their partner program to unlock all types of ads. It pays per 1k views.