I thought it would be helpful for me to create a blogger resources page that includes the products and services I use daily for my diy blog. 

Some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I only recommend companies I have experience with and like. You can always go directly to these company websites if you do not want me to earn a commission for recommending :-).  I'm always here if you have any questions!

Bluehost   Bluehost is one of the best places to host your website when you are getting started. You can get a domain name for free when signing up, and they make it especially simple if you have a Wordpress site. When you first hear the word hosting, it might sign like a foreign language. So I created a step-by-step How To Start A DIY Blog page with screenshots and all for setting up your blog.

How To Start A DIY Blog It was a little daunting when I first started a DIY blog. I didn't know where to start or how to get my blog up. So you don't have to waste all of the time I did trying to figure it out, I thought I would create this step-by-step guide on how to start a DIY blog. Although I reference DIY blogs, these steps apply to any blog.

Thesis Theme For Wordpress   I use the Thesis Theme for Wordpress, and I couldn't be happier. I definitely recommend using a theme when you are starting out because hiring a designer to custom build your site is expensive. The Thesis Theme is great for improving your rankings in search engines too. 

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Genesis Framework   Many top bloggers and many of the bloggers I know run their sites on the Genesis Framework. If you get the Genesis Framework, you will also need to purchase a child theme. You need a child theme so any changes you make or your designer makes to the theme won't be affected when Wordpress or theme updates are made. A couple of my favorite child themes are Swank + Foodie. I really, really heart these.

How To Monetize Your Food Blog   This is an amazing resource for maximizing your revenue through advertising. I use Kristen's strategies here on my blog, such as an ad waterfall, and I tripled my ad revenue in the first month ... seriously.