Welcome to my resources page! When building your writing business, I can’t recommend these websites and tools enough.
I have personally used every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are currently being used as they are extremely important to running my writing business. Some may not currently be in use but were while building the business and getting it to where it is today.
I do need to disclose something:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I recommend these tools and services because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. I would never recommend something I don’t or haven’t personally used and enjoyed.
If you’re writing, you need to have a website. Not just to show off your writing, but for marketing it, too. I recommend A2 for hosting and their easy 1 click WordPress install.
ConvertKit is, hands down, the best service for email marketing. I’ve used a lot of different ones, both free and paid, and this one has the most features for the lowest price, and a better user experience than most services (in and outside of email).
Safety and Security
BACKUP YOUR WRITING. I had to put that all in caps to make sure you understand that you need to be backing up everything you write. Imagine putting days, weeks, and months of work into a book only to have your hard drive fail. I used to keep an on-site physical hard drive backup but even that failed on me. That’s why I signed up for Backblaze. It’s super cheap and backs up your entire computer so it’s pretty much a no-brainer.
Lodging: I pretty much exclusively use AirBnB for finding a place to stay. It always ends up being the more affordable route, wherever I go. There was a promotion for a free $40 credit if you signed up through that link, but it may have ended by now.
Email Lists That Will Help You Succeed
The Hustle – This is my absolute favorite email list to be on. They send great entrepreneurial articles right to your email. If you have any interest in running a video game business, keeping up to date through The Hustle is a great way to do it.
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