Insider Tools & Resources


At Elite Blog Academy® we have not only taught over 15,000 students how to build their online businesses over the last decade—we’ve been doing it for ourselves too.

The truth is, the apps and software you choose in your journey can make or break your success. Choosing the wrong ones could mean a lot of wasted hours, more stress and less money coming back to your business.

Choosing the right tools to use in your business is key. And that is where we come in. 

We are constantly testing the tools of the trade to find the ones that work best with our proven path and then share those resources with you so you can spend more time building the business you love.

Before you begin

Your Essential First Steps

Are you ready to finally create an online business that brings you the freedom you’ve been longing for?
If you are new to online marketing, here are a few essential steps to get you started on the right track.

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Trusted Platforms & Services

Landing Page Software: Leadpages

Leadpages played an essential role in scaling our business. Leadpages not only allows you to build amazing landing pages but tracks leads and traffic. Save 20% with our exclusive EBA® offer!

E-Commerce Platform: Shopify

Shopify is the leading e-commerce platform for a reason. Their reliability and options to expand and scale can’t be beat.

Shopping Cart: ThriveCart

ThriveCart is one of our recommended cart checkout options that integrates well with many of our other recommended platforms. With a lifetime purchase offer, you only have to invest once!

Email Marketing: ConvertKit

Our top option for paid email marketing software allows you to easily create forms and segment your customers giving you a clear picture of your audience—and now with more built-in monetization options than ever before.

Newsletter Marketing: Beehiiv

E-Newsletters are on trend, and not going anywhere anytime soon! Beehiiv makes creating and delivering your newsletter seamless—and the deliverability we have seen can’t be beaten. Our exclusive offer saves you 20% off the first 3 months after your 30-day free trial.

Evergreen Funnel: Circuit Sales System

This revenue-generating evergreen strategy is a game-changer for your business! It turns the evergreen webinar model upside down and helps bring true value to your audience. Set up your Circuit, turn it on and let the sales continue to come in month after month.

Pinterest Marketing: Simple Pin Ads Society

Kate Ahl and her team at Simple Pin Media are Pinterest geniuses. They will help you increase your online presence on Pinterest by increasing exposure through paid and organic traffic.

keeping it together

Essential Organization Tools

Password Manager: 1Password

Safely store and share your passwords and secure information, for both personal and business all in the same service.

Project Management: Asana

Program that allows you to easily track tasks associated with upcoming projects so that nothing slips through the cracks. Also great for storing organization processes and building editorial calendars!

Digital Storage: Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a great service for storing, organizing and delivering downloadable content to your audience.

Digital Storage: Google Drive

With this Google Drive you can access company documents from anywhere! You can share documents, photos, spreadsheets, and more—and even access and edit documents at the same time as your team.

Video Hosting: Vimeo

Make, manage and share videos all on one platform! Vimeo videos integrate with many other platforms, letting you seamlessly embed them on your site and course pages.

AI Assistant: Jasper

Beat writer’s block and aid in content creation with this AI tool. Jasper makes the perfect assistant when it comes to researching for your business or outlining content.


WordPress Set-up & Design

Website Platform: WordPress

WordPress is a free, open-source website creation platform. Self-hosting your website on allows you to build and customize your website to fit many business types.

WordPress Themes: Restored 316

Fantastic source for professionally designed WordPress themes using the Genesis or Kadence framework as well as other templates for your online business. We partnered with Restored 316 to create our very own Powerhouse Theme that follows what we teach in our program.

Web Hosting: Bluehost

Fantastic hosting service for new bloggers offering a great experience for new users with their partnership with WordPress and quick and helpful customer service team.

WordPress Hosting: Agathon Group

Great option for hosting and technical support, especially for more experienced bloggers.

bring it to life

Graphic Design & Branding

Creative Design: Canva

Free graphic design tool to create lead magnets, digital downloads, social media images and more!

Logo Design: Soap Box Studio’s The Logo RX

Help your business to stand out from the rest with a professional logo and cohesive branding to match. It’s the perfect solution if you’re not a designer and you want to level up the look of your online business.

Brand Photos: WorkPlay Method

From brand photo shoots to curated content plans, the WorkPlay Method is a done-for-you system that revolutionizes the way you create content for your online business.

Freelance Marketplace: Fiverr

Online marketplace where you can hire developers and designers on a budget.

Stock Photos: 123RF

Great source for a variety of beautiful stock images.

transformational reading

Favorite Business Books

These invaluable business books have filled us with new ideas and helped transform our business. Here’s a short list of our favorites:

10x is Easier than 2x

Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Blue Ocean Strategy

 W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

The Magic of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz

$100M Offers

 Alex Hormozi