RESOURCES & TOOLS I USE

When I first started on social media with My Dapper Self, and consecuently began writing this blog, I was pretty much completely lost as to how I could make this work without being too much of a hassle while still managing to have a 9-6 job.

With some research and help from reading lots of forums and blogs I found it wasn’t that hard to get things up an running. Although I am still learning about a lot of things as I go along, the following tools have been immensely helpful in creating this blog and managing My Dapper Self.

If you are looking to start your own blog, I would definitely recommend checking out these resources and tools, which I hope will be an ever-growing inventory.

WordPress – My  Dapper Self is built on WordPress, which is a super easy bloggin platform that can also allow you to build a whole website in a very user-friendly manner. Most of you should be familiar with this platform, but for those who haven’t heard of it before, I definitely recommend giving it a try. And it’s FREE, so what do you have to lose? 🙂

ElegantThemes – As I was starting to build this site I spent many hours looking for the best Theme that could fit to all the needs that I had. What can I say? I just loved Elegant Theme’s Divi theme, which is full of cool features, a very easy to use interface and what made me a big fan was the amazing customer support you get. I have used their themes on several websites now.

HostGator – I use HostGator’s hosting plan for my websites, email accounts and then some more (still getting to know all the cool little things that come with their hosting packages). Overall, I am super satisfied: no down-time (this is essential), works great with WordPress, great support and turn around time for all my support tickets. And their prices are fantastic! Check them out!


HostGator Web Hosting

MailChimp – This is where I manage My Dapper Self’s email list, create newsletter s and adminitster all kinds of campaigns. I absolutely love the option to grab a template, make the necessary changes and set up a campaign in a matter of minutes.

Hootsuite – If you are looking for a very robust (yet very easy to use) tool to manage your social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. Then you will love what Hootsuite can do for you: all your accounts in a single page, scheduling posts, managing follower interactions, and a lot more. A must for anyone with presence on several social media platforms.

Hootsuite - Social Relationship Platform

 

As always, wishing you all the best, dapper tribe!

Ed.

 

Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means I will get a commission for each completed sale. Having said that, I do fully support these services and they will surely help you out – a lot!

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