Resources & Tools

Shining a spotlight on resources we believe our smart & attractive readers (such as yourself) will enjoy.

Note: If you grab anything we mention using our referral links, we may get a small commission. However, there’s no extra cost to you. If you’d like to learn more, check out our affiliate disclosure page.

Web Hosting

SiteGround is like one of those hole-in-the-wall restaurants that’s both affordable and really freaking good, and it’s the WordPress host we recommend most often to our students.

It’s the best balance we’ve found of quality and price. You can find cheaper hosts, but you can’t find anyone cheap that’s as good as them.

Lead Generation

Grammarly Premium catches advanced grammar and punctuation mistakes, helps you with contextual spelling errors, and provides suggestions for improving sentence structure, word choice, and readability.

It even has plagiarism detection.

Email Marketing

MailerLite is free if you have fewer than 1,001 subscribers. You’re able to send up to 12,000 emails per month for free.

And when your site grows, you can either upgrade to one of MailerLite’s paid plans or switch over to our next recommendation.


Hunter lets you find professional email addresses in seconds and connect with the people that matter to your blog, brand, or business.

It’s used by over 2,000,000 professionals, a list that includes the content team here at Smart Blogger.


We use Google Workspace here at Smart Blogger. We use it for emails, business calendars, and every blog post begins life as a Google Doc (where version history lets us review every change and every comment).

It’s possibly the tool we use most often, and we highly recommend it.

Lead Generation

Over a million sites use OptinMonster to turn their traffic into leads.

From beautiful opt-in forms to A/B testing to page-level targeting, OptinMonster has everything you need to grow your email list.

This page is under construction. More resources and tools will be added soon.