Blogging

WordPress.org This is the platform you use to create your blog. WordPress.org is not to be confused with WordPress.com. This is the self hosted version of WordPress which gives you full control and customisation of your site, including the content, themes, domain name and more. It also allows you to monetise if you plan to turn your blog into your business. WordPress.com is the free counterpart with very limited features.

Siteground Web Hosting: My #1 favourite for wordpress hosting. I’ve tried them ALL from BlueHost to GoDaddy and more.. Siteground is the most affordable, reliable and efficient customer service! Find out more here.

 

Web Hosting

 

Canva for Work: Amazing online program to create professional graphics – no photoshop or graphic skills needed! They offer a free version but upgrading to Canva for Work gives you even more benefits such as resizing, save and more!

Envato Market/ThemeForest: WordPress themes, web templates and more. Brought to you by the largest global community of creatives.

Stock Photos: Guys, DO NOT drain yourself feeling like all of your imagery just has to be original.  You will burn yourself our and it’s the easiest way to just NOT end up posting at all. Stock photos are super useful. Here are a few of my faves: https://pixabay.com/ https://www.pexels.com/ https://unsplash.com/

Youtube

Canon G7X Mark II: This is the PERFECT camera if you’re a beginner, or simply prefer not to trail around with a massive camera. This cute and compact camera is ideal for crisp vlogging but also amazing quality photos! If you’re travelling this is a MUST.

SanDisk Extreme 128GB SDXC Memory Card: STOP buying cheap, low GB memory cards. Especially is you’re a vlogger, what is 16gb really going to do for you? Oh, nothing but just annoy you when you’re constantly deleting footage. Invest in a memory card that will last you longer than 5 minutes.

Joby GorillaPod Original Tripod: Compact tripod for on the go, perfect for travellers/vloggers. Bendable wrap legs allow you to secure your camera anywhere, any surface!

WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive: Wanna know what the worst feeling in the world is? Going on an amazing trip, vlogging the whole thing, taking hundreds of pictures.. only to get back home so excited to edit it all, you end up snapping your flimsy card. All the amazing memories you’ve JUST created to share with your loved ones, gone. Don’t be that person. Invest in a hard drive!

 

iMovie/Final Cut Pro: Both very good editing software for beginners. iMovie comes free with an Apple computer and has loads of easy features for your basic everyday editing needs. Final Cut Pro costs £299.99, ideal if you’re past the beginner stage and want to start experimenting with better quality videos.

Neewer Dimmable Ring Light: Easy all in one lighting for your videos! Get a professional look to your videos whilst saving space.

Travel

AirBnB: Super affordable alternative to the standard hotel. Airbnb gives you access to unique homes, experiences, and places around the world. Start searching your dream destination here.

 

 

Travel Blogging/Digital Nomad Facebook Groups:

Digital Nomads Around the World

Female Digital Nomads 

Female Travel Bloggers

Girls LOVE Travel

Productivity/Learning

Skillshare: An online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Get 2 months FREE on Skillshare here.

Trello: I love using Trello to schedule my blog and youtube content! Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organise and prioritise your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

Tailwind: Since FINALLY getting the hang over Pinterest, and noticing reasonable growth. I have started using Tailwind to help me be more consistent. Tailwind allows you to save time scheduling to Pinterest and Instagram, post at the best times for engagement, grow together with Tribes, get more actionable analytics.