Welcome Wellness Mama Reader!
We’re Spears Marketing, and we help small business owners and bloggers build a solid, profitable web presence.
Since you’re reading this page it means you’re probably a fan of WellnessMama.com, and are interested in how we’ve helped Katie to grow her blog to where it is today.
Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of Wellness Mama blogging resources that Katie uses on a daily basis to manage her website and grow her audience.
Our favorite domain name registrar is Hover. They are easy to work with and have excellent customer service.
Synthesis provides fast, scalable, managed WordPress hosting. It’s highly recommended. Max CDN is a content delivery network that helps improve website speed and performance by caching static site files.
WordPress Website Themes
The Genesis Framework from StudioPress is the best WordPress framework around. It is extremely search engine friendly, well documented, and actively maintained. They also have some beautiful out-of-the-box themes if you’re just starting out.
Search Engine Optimization
WordPress SEO by Yoast
If your website or blog relies on Google for new traffic and business, these are the two plugins you MUST use. WP SEO handles the technical side, and Scribe helps with the content writing and structure.
Every website needs a contact form, and Gravity Forms is the best there is. It’s highly customizable, and can create practically anything you need.
Affiliate Link Management
If you engage in affiliate marketing, Simple URLs is an easy way to organize, manage, and track your links.
Website Backups & Security
Website security is extremely important. Sucuri takes the hassle and worry out of it with automatic virus and malware scanning, and backups to protect all your content.
If you’re working with a team, or just need a reliable way to access all your documents no matter what device you’re on, Dropbox is the easiest way to do it.
For email newsletters, list building, and auto-responders, ConvertKit provides the functionality of Infusionsoft with the simplicity of MailChimp. For your regular email accounts, Google Apps is way to go.
Membership Sites & Course Creation
If you want to create a beautiful website that has the ability to create and sell digital products, online courses, paid memberships, podcasts, and more, then look no further then the Rainmaker Platform. It does all of this, without the need to hire a developer to build it.
Online marketing course from Copyblogger Media that teaches content marketing, blogging strategy, social media best practices, and more.
Get Marketing Help
If your blog or website could use a little help help in the marketing department, we’re available to hire for digital & social media strategy, WordPress consulting, and technical assistance. Please fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch.