Big Scoots Hosting

We have been happy with this hosting company for quite some time with our large Food Blog. NellieBellie has heavy online traffic and, with over 900 image-heavy posts, huge files and info. Big Scoots has handled it well and kept us up with little problems. And, thankfully, with a good price.

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Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

Tailwind App

Tailwind App is a HUGE help, to us. We use it to schedule the mass amount of pins that come from the NellieBellie site. We have been able to automate hundreds of pins each week and keep them optimized to the best times for our boards.

Bonus…Tailwind has an Instagram feature that allows scheduling of IG posts.

We use the Tailwind Pro with unlimited everything. But, there are smaller versions that are still very powerful.

I highly recommend getting your Pinterest automated and optimized…it is vital to your marketing plan!

Powered by Creative Market

Creative Market

I use Creative Market quite often to grab fonts, templates, graphics, and visuals to use for our sites and social media. It is an efficient way of getting pretty graphics without hiring or spending alot of time doing it ourselves.


I’ve used Fiverr dozens of times for everything from explainer videos, e-book creation, and logos. It’s a great resource for fast and inexpensive help.

Tip: watch the seller ratings to be sure you get a great person!


The Ultimate Guide to Food Sharing Sites

This book is super handy if you are a food blogger. It helps deciding which food sharing sites are worth the trouble and how to use them.

Recommended Courses/Apps

Adventures in SEO - Lena Gott

FREE Blog Traffic Boost e-book -Lena Gott
Blog Traffic Bootcamp -Lena Gott

Pinning Perfect - Melissa Gilbert
Pinterest Launch Plan - Jennifer Maker

Email success:
List to Launch - Jenna Kutcher
List Love - Jennifer Maker

Instagram Lab - Jenna Kutcher

FB Page Strategies - Rachel Miller

Affiliate Marketing:
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers -Tasha Agruso

Sponsored Content/Brand partnerships:

Business Growth:
90 Day Year - Todd Hermann
- Michael Hyatt

Graphics/Photo Editing:
Adobe PhotoShop

MailTrack for Chrome
Rev for IOS
Later for IG
VSCO for IOS (photo editing)
Scribd (business audiobooks