Blogging Resources

This is a list of my favorite resources for business & blogging. This page will always be a work in progress as I continue to find companies with products and services worth sharing.

By the way, this post may contain affiliate links. which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links. For more information, see my full disclosures here.  

Please keep in mind that the products and services listed below are ones that I use or have used in the past and that have worked well for me. If you have any questions or just want to chat about blogging, feel free to email me at cristi.aston{at}live{dot}com.


* – Bluehost is a great option if you’re just starting out. Their customer service is excellent. Once I signed up with Bluehost, setting up WordPress was so easy and any questions that I had were quickly answered by their tech support.

Siteground* – Siteground is my current host and I love them! Their tech support has been so helpful and someone’s always available to answer my questions. You know, because I’m the furthest thing from technically-inclined that you can get. I’m currently using their Go Geek plan and I’ll definitely be with them long-term.


If you download WordPress, you can of course use one of the free themes, but if you don’t know html, it’s probably easier to purchase Genesis and a child theme and then most of the hard work will already be done for you.

Restored 316 Designs* – I’m absolutely head over heels in love with the Restored 316 Designs. I purchased the Graceful theme and it was so quick and simple to set up. When I emailed with technical questions, the support was amazing. I had a reply back within 10 minutes. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase from them again in the future.


Influencer Society* – This is an insane value and worth every penny. I’ve been a part of the Influencer Society for over a year and haven’t looked back. It’s a paid membership that includes weekly training on lots of important blogging topics. I’ve learned so much about SEO and it’s made a substantial difference in my income. Totally worth it! If the cart isn’t currently open, be sure to get on the waitlist. You won’t regret it.