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Meat & Hair: New creative writing newsletter by Ash Ambirge, the founder of The Middle Finger Project. I highly recommend this for writers who want to go from “meh” to memorable.
CXL Institute: Excellent digital marketing courses. I’m knee-deep in the Technical Content Marketing mini-degree program, and it is by far the most extensive I’ve seen so far (this says a lot, as I buy A LOT of courses). I’ll share my review soon. In the meantime, here’s a review of Surfer’s SEO Writing Masterclass course.
SiteGround: Great and reliable web hosting provider. Plus, the customer support service is A+. Everyone’s so friendly and knowledgeable in all things tech.
Elementor: I use this to design my website. It’s uber-easy to create web pages and blog posts without stressing over how to code (thanks to their beautiful pre-made templates!). I can’t imagine my life without it. Hands down, my favorite WordPress plugin. I’m on their pro plan, though the free plan is enough to get you going.
GSuite: I use this to host important files, both personal and professional. At only $6 per month, this is a steal.
Canva: A drag-and-drop graphic design tool I use to design concept visuals for my blog posts and ebooks.
Wise: So much cheaper than PayPal. I use Wise for international payments. It’s amazing how fast it is.
WordPress: I’ve been a loyal user for almost 10 years. Still my all-time favorite web publishing platform.
SendFox: An email marketing tool from Sumo. This is the simplest email autoresponder (I even wrote a brief review about it) I’ve used in my 8+ years of being a marketer. I bought the lifetime deal for only $49.
Grammarly: My virtual writing assistant. Grammarly is an imperfect tool. I actually ignore most of its suggestions… But it’s good enough to help me catch common errors (e.g., typos) we writers often miss.
Otter.ai: A transcription app I use whenever I have to interview clients. It’s far from perfect, but the features make up for it. I like that I can highlight important notes in my transcripts. It also comes with a generous free plan (600 minutes per month).
The Grumpy Grammarian’s Guide To Copy Editing: The best editing book from the wonderfully talented Autumn Tompkins. I bought it when I realized I couldn’t work with her one-on-one (ah, timezone!). I always revisit Autumn’s straightforward, zero-fluff guide whenever I need to brush up on my editing skills.