When I started my blog, I spent ages trying to find out where the best resources were. I had no idea which hosting site was best, where to find networking communities, or…well, anything. If you’ve had these same issues – or if you don’t know where to start – this section is for you.
Because I want to make your blogging life easier, I’ve compiled all of my favourite resources on one page. From “where to host your site” to “courses that make it all easier” to “where to buy vinyl records”, I’ve tried to find it all. If you have recommendations for things to add (or want your own resource featured here), email me!
Any links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. That means I can receive a small commission – at no cost to you – if you like the product enough to buy!
Alex Tooby is an Instagram marketing genius and her “Infamous To Influential“* program is what dreams are made of. No matter what you’re using Instagram for, her course is going to help you take your IG game up a notch. It’s an investment, but totally worth it.
If that’s out of your budget, her “Hashtag Hero” course is a great kickstart to your account as well!
Looking to start your record collection? I’ve got a few places online I’d recommend checking to get things going without breaking the bank:
– Amazon’s Vinyl Store* is honestly a lifesaver. Prices are always decent (or sometimes shockingly low), I’m constantly finding things I didn’t know existed, and they have a specific page for colour vinyl. PERFECT.
– Urban Outfitters is constantly putting out exclusive pressings. I’ve been lusting after the “Wayne’s World” 2LP for over a year… one day, I swear I’ll order it.
– MerchNow is very niche. They only have records from bands they distribute merch for, but holy smokes the vinyl section scrolls on for HOURS. And a ton of the records are like… $5. I am not joking. I’m going to end up discovering a billion new bands just from ordering super cheap vinyl from their site.
I’ve been talking about VNYL for hours on YouTube, so they gave me a code to share with the world. It gets you $10 off a record in the Member Store when you sign up, just because I talked so much and you reacted so kindly that they want to give you something special!
I’m so obsessed with Heartificial‘s pins that they’re probably scared of me at this point, but I continue. There are upwards of 10 billion pin companies on Instagram, but these are by far my favourites. I have the entire cast of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, the Reptar cereal box, and their Brand New “Devil And God” pin. I’m not telling them I’m putting them on here, but show them some love and check out their pop culture pins. And don’t tell them it was me who sent you.
When it was time for me to get some professional blog artwork done (my logo & header), I went straight to Kathy at Lace & Whimsy. She makes THE CUTEST hand drawn logos, and she has a whole sticker shop on Etsy too. Inexpensive and she’s super easy to work with, I couldn’t recommend her more highly!