What IBA Uses!
Some of these are affiliate links for IBA, but we will only recommend what we use and love! Any commissions gained from these links only help us to further support you as bloggers and will help us bring you new opportunities. We truly appreciate your support, and we look forward to growing with you in the future.
Social Warfare – An excellent plugin for social sharing with a Pin It button and a Click to Tweet box!
Tailwind – Awesome app for managing and scheduling Pinterest. Now included Tribes and a beta version for Instagram.
AffiliateWP – An excellent WordPress plugin to manage your own affiliate program.
CoSchedule – Marketing Calendar to organize your blog posts and social media shares.
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Other Services and Information Sites to Consider:
*Please note the IBA does not promote or endorse these links. This is a listing of POSSIBLE resources for your blogging journey. We will keep it updated so check back often. Our OFFICIAL resource list is still under construction, but these will hopefully get you started.
Blog Title Generator
Buffer – Schedule your posts
Buzzsumo – Find Twitter Influencers in your niche.
CoPromote – Be picky about the posts you promote.
Hashtagify – Find out what hashtags are performing best!
Inlinkz – Easy blog hop or linky party set-up. Free registration.
LibreStock – Search multiple free stock photo websites in one place – very simple, non-intrusive ads.
Mad Mimi – Email subscription service
Pixabay – Free images for commercial use
PostCron – Schedule posts – We used this in the past for the International Bloggers Association and it made our life easier! We discontinued because we changed our method of sharing.
RoundTeam – Set it up to retweet content you like.
StatusBrew – Manage your Twitter and Instagram followers.
ViralContentBuzz – VCB helps you get noticed!
Visual.ly – Infographics
Wisestamp – Email signature.
Word Count Tool
Bloglovin – A directory of sorts but mostly a blog feed reader. Pretty popular with mom bloggers.
Cision – NEW – Also check out their blog. They have some fantastic information on influencers and social media.
Picket Fence Blogs
Top Mommy Blogs
Teaching Blog Addict
Freelance Writing or Paid Posts
A Fine Parent
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Contena – Freelance Writing Jobs across multiple sites INSTANTLY
Freelance Writing Jobs
Go World Travel
Her View From Home
HubPages – Read about how it works at the Learning Center before you sign-up.
Medium – Syndicate your own content. Post teasers to your blog. If they like the intro the reader can click on your post link to read more.
ProBlogger Job Board
The New York Times – Opinion articles
The Travel Writer’s Life
Travel & Leisure
Washington Post – Talent Network
#LJOJLO – Travel Blog
A Nation of Moms
BonBon Break – Accepts previously published writing.
Great Moments In Parenting
Hip Homeschool Moms
In The Powder Room
Lose The Cape – Accepts previously published writing.
Mamapedia – Accepts previously published writing.
Mommikin – Accepts previously published writing.
Mom Smack – Accepts previously published writing.
Money Saving Mom
My Invisible Life
NickMom – motherfunny – Share your funny stories.
Power of Moms – Accepts previously published writing.
Scary Mommy – Accepts previously published writing.
Some Talk of You and Me – Accepts previously published writing.
The Good Men Project
The Good Mother Project – Accepts previously published writing.
The Huffington Post – Accepts previously published writing.
The Mogul Mom
The Sun Magazine – A place to submit photography for use in their printed magazine.
Today Parenting Team
404 To Start – Use when switching from Blogger to WordPress
Akismet – Spam protection
Blogger To WordPress – Move your blog from Blogger to WordPress
Broken Link Checker
CoSchedule – Excellent social media scheduler.
WordPress SEO by Yoast