The Blogger’s Toolbox

I’ve been a blogger and web developer for 16 years, below are the tools I use and recommend to family and friends getting started.  Only the best, and only the simplest to use. I’m in the process of creating a course for bloggers, if you’d like to be notified when that goes live enter your email in the form below. xo Linz

Starting something new can feel overwhelming! Especially in an industry that’s constantly evolving and requires you decide which tools to use for very important tasks. That’s why I regularly evaluate what I use and recommend against the latest and newest released products. You’ll always have an updated recommendation from me here, that I’ve personally used. The Blogger’s Toolbox should never remain stagnant, check those tools, check this page, holler at me if I can help with any other decision you need to make not listed below.

Hosting Providers

The Best: WP Engine   |  Also Great: Flywheel

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Both are phenomenal and under the same company umbrella, weigh the features of each and pricing and see which is a better fit for you. Freelancers tend to go the Flywheel route, and bloggers usually go with WPEngine.


Email Marketing


“Build Your List” they say, well building it with the wrong provider can be a hot mess. I recommend one, and only one, company for this category after trying so many over the years and keeping track of new and current options. You cannot beat the clean user interface of FloDesk, it’s a drag and drop system that allows you to design the perfect forms. Use this link to get 50% off.


Affiliate Program:


If you’re ready to start an affiliate program of your own, or want to start making money by sharing helpful links to products and services you love (like I’m doing here) ShareASale is hands down my favorite program to sign up for. Everything you need is right there and I’ve made tens of thousands of dollars over the years in affiliate sales through their website.

Forms For Your Website

Ninja Forms

Need to add all sorts of forms to your website? Ninja Forms integrates with just about anything you could possibly need. Create PDF’s from the form, take payments through your forms etc.. Scheduling – the list goes on.