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Hi, I'm Kate, the founder of Root + Revel

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page full of my favorite products and services that I use on Root + Revel. The list will be continually evolving as I find different resources that I love.

Disclaimer: Some of these resources contain affiliate links, but rest assured they are all from companies I personally use, recommend and trust.

FOOD BLOGGING TOOLS

Food Blogger Pro

FBP is an insanely helpful website that teaches you how to start, grow and monetize your blog–think of it like an online blogging school. Founded by the Pinch of Yum couple who is straight killin’ it in the blogosphere (think monthly revenues of $30,000+!), FPB boasts over 300, easy-to-follow tutorial videos, covering everything from setting up WordPress to essential plug-ins, ad networks, affiliate programs, Photoshop and Lightroom, email marketing and more (they’re adding new videos all the time, too!).

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT FOOD BLOGGER PRO
Melyssa Griffin's Blog to Biz Course

If you're interested in growing your email list and monetizing your blog through paid products, like eBooks, courses and webinars, Melyssa Griffin is your girl. She teaches you how to do exactly that in her easy-to-follow, easier-to-implement courses, like Blog to Biz Hive, which I've personally taken and seen astounding results from. She should know--she makes nearly $200,000 PER MONTH from her site. Yeah...she's that good!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MELYSSA'S COURSES
Bluehost

Bluehost is the hosting company I use for Root + Revel. It's super easy to get your blog up and running with their 1-click Wordpress Install. Plus you get affordable domain name registration. Bluehost is simply the gold standard for new blogs!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLUEHOST
The Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework is what is currently running on Root + Revel, along with some of the most popular bloggers, like Pinch of Yum. Essentially, you purchase the Framework ($59.95) along with a child theme (prices vary and can be custom designed) and that's how you set the design and look for your website. R+R uses The Genesis Framework with Studio Press' Foodie Pro Theme.

CLICK HERE TO GET GENESIS + FOODIE PRO
Tailwind

Pinterest is the largest driver of traffic to Root + Revel. To harness this powerful tool, I use Tailwind to schedule pins and analyze what's working and what isn't on Pinterest. It's the single greatest tool I've used to grow my audience!

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR FREE TAILWIND TRIAL
ConvertKit

ConvertKit is the email service provider I use to communicate with my email subscribers at Root + Revel. It's an incredibly powerful tool that makes sending high-conversion emails a breeze! Plus, the segments, tags, sequences and automations help you stay organized, understand your subscribers better and communicate most effectively with them. If that sounded like a lot of lingo, don't worry. Convertkit is super easy to use and they explain all the amazing features in helpful video tutorials and guides.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT CONVERTKIT
LeadPages

Hands down, LeadPages is the best way to quickly create great looking landing pages, opt-in  forms  and pop-ups. It's how I've created this exact  page,  and most others on my site! It's a bit of an investment, but if you're serious about monetizing your blog, it's well worth it!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT LEADPAGES
VaultPress

Vaultpress is the company we use to backup Root + Revel's WordPress account. Think about all of the work you put into your blog--countless images, posts, widgets, pages. How terrible would it be if something happened and your blog was wiped out and you lost everything? Vaultpress ensures that if that something like that did happen, you'd easily be able to  recovery  everything from a backup.  It's  peace of mind like you wouldn't believe.

CLICK HERE TO BACK UP WITH VAULTPRESS