5 Websites Every Blogger Needs To Read To Become Successful

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Being a blogger is hard, there’s no guaranteed income and doing it alone is quite a terrifying prospect. Luckily, there are a few websites out there that will help you get ahead of the game. Here are our favorites!


The Nectar Collective


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Melyssa Griffin, the owner of The Nectar Collective, has created an awesome pool of resources for bloggers and business owners. For people who want to earn money through blogging, she is up front about her expenses and her income and gives a breakdown of everything she earned and how. She’s also created an amazing free stash of ebooks and resources for bloggers and creatives that you can access just by entering your email! Win!




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Erika Madden, the creator of Olyvia.co, helps business owners and bloggers be delightful online! She has a tonne of free resources on branding, PR, dealing with negativity and basically creating a great website, and she regularly writes about being scared of being an imposter in business, creating great blog titles and making everything work smoothly online.


Jen Carrington


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Jen has dedicated her life to helping others run great blogs and creative businesses. Her website is packed full of resources and free email courses. She’s a content coach, too, so she can help you get your dream business with just a few clicks and skype calls! Welcome to the 21st century!


Fresh By Sian


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Sian doesn’t believe in doing things the same way everybody else does. She likes to cut the crap and talk about building authentic businesses and having a brand that stands out from the crowd. She created the stash, a library of workbooks, resources and freebies for creatives out there that are easy to access in just a few clicks.


The Wonder Forest


The Wonder Forest is a whimsical website that will help you get your creative juices flowing. Dana Fox, the creator, is an artist and online business owner who believes that a great blog should be aesthetically pleasing, too! If you want a step by step on all things blogging, check it out! Plus, she publishes books and creates blog themes too! Awesome.





Musthaves For Bloggers


Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration ($9)  SHOP



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Kate Spade 17 Month Medium Agenda ($60) SHOP

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Solove Power Bank Marble White Elegant and Ultra Slim ($30) SHOP


FujiFilm Instamax Mini 8 ($56) SHOP

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  • Alina Ermilova

    Thanks for sharing those! I’ve been following 3 out of 5, and now discovered some new ones! :)


  • shruti mathur

    a great post ! Thanks for sharing !

  • Katina Lindaa

    This is such a fantastic list, thank you! I’ve visited two of these before and I’m now looking at the other 3! Thanks! x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • Giada Graziano

    Yes, I absolutely love and follow these blogs too .

    Glam Observer

  • Noise in Wonderland

    Such a helpful post! Cheers for sharing these websites, I’ll definitely be checking them out.


  • grace

    I’ve never read any of these before, so thanks for sharing! Got plenty of Sunday reading to keep me occupied now!

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

  • Laura Mareno

    Amazing websites! They are all really helpful! i loved them! :D kisses!


  • Anastasia

    I can’t thank you enough! Bookmarked three of these web sites – looking forward to exploring them!


  • Camille Beygui

    Thanks for sharing

  • Ari

    Love all these websites!

  • Love Black Hair

    Love this list! Was already following 3 of them so will definitely add the other 2. I love bloggers who share! 😊

  • Sadiya

    Thank you!
    Sadiya Hearts

  • Lilia Kazakova

    You used my picture without any permission from me. Please link me or remove this picture asap. I find this really unprofessional.

    • Hi Lilia, so sorry about this. All the photography used is credited on CGD, we like to support our sisters! But in this case it was a simple oversight and it went online without proper credit! Soo sorry, we’re working on it now! Thanks for bringing it to our attention x

      • Lilia Kazakova

        Thank you for adding my name, but the link is broken, it doesn’t open my blog. Can you please check it again?

  • LisaLDN

    Great list! Already following and LOVING two of them, will have to check the rest out :)

    — LisaLDN.com

  • Sia Foch

    Thanks for this amazing post, it’s so useful!
    -xx, Sia

  • Polly

    Thanks for sharing this list of websites! I’ll be sure to check them out!


  • Fabulous and Beauty

    Will check these out.

    Thanks for sharing,

  • Ariane Kuijt

    Saved this post. I bet those websites will be really helpful to me since I just began with blogging. Every tip is welcome for me as a newbie :)

    • We have a few posts on blogging and making money from it that you might find helpful! Good luck! x

  • sian_richardson

    Ooooh, thanks so much for the feature guys!! :)

    • Sian you’re soooo welcome! Thanks so much for filling my inbox with joy for the past few years and telling it like it is for us all x

  • The Milk Teeth

    What a great roundup! Thanks guys x

  • Explorer Gabor

    Great resources, thanks to much.

  • Chloe x

    This is a great post – love tips on how to improve my blog!


  • Shona O’Sullivan

    Love this post! Thank you!


  • Lubna M Umar

    OMG! Such a helpful post, thank you so much x

  • Erika Madden

    Thank you so much for featuring my blog among these incredible websites. It is an honor to be included among such smart, savvy people doing important work online. :)

    • You’re so welcome Erika! :) Thanks for producing great content and freebies for the bloggers amongst us x

  • Malissa P

    Awesome! Thanks for the tips. I have seen a couple of these our there and even pinned them without knowing!

  • Brooke

    Thank you for creating this post! I love resource lists, and this one is stellar. I had never heard of a few of these, but I am now subscribed to them! LOVE your site.

  • Dani Watson

    Love this post! Already a big fan of Jen. She has a podcast which is a really good listen for any creative entrepreneurs!


  • Keating Bartlett

    I LOVE the Nectar Collective! :) great list here. I’ll have to check out the others.

  • Dana Rae Bello

    Love this post! Always great to find out about other bloggers who have wisdom to share. Looking forward to checking these out!


  • Shann Eva

    Great list! I haven’t been to them all, but I will now. Thanks!

  • Jessica

    Thank you! Some great resources! Going to check them out right away!

  • Ellie – Flash & Frugal

    Great tips- thank you

  • Krisztina Williams

    LOVE this post!! Some really great resources I hadn’t heard of. Love it!! Thanks.:)


  • Minn Menja

    These are very good suggestions, you are right, every blogger needs to check them out. Found a lot of good tips here! Thanks!

  • Mayra

    this is a great list!

  • Eugenia Bulah

    Thank you :)



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  • Pippi Hepburn

    I love The Nectar Collective, but never knew of the other 4. These are great and will try them too, thanks!

  • Linda

    Great information and resources. Thank you

  • [email protected] + Dill

    This post was exactly what I needed to today! I always appreciate and am thankful for a boost in motivation and of course help! =)

  • Kate Brown

    Awesome!! I can’t wait to dive into these websites and start learning!

  • Marie

    Thanks for this!

  • A Hint of Life Blog

    Thank you for this! I love blogging. Check out my blog

    – Belen

    A Hint of Life

  • common princess

    Thank you for the helpful post! I will definitely be reading all of them :-D Feel free to check out my blog


  • jayemsey

    This is awesome! I’m always looking for new resources and tips from other bloggers…I was thinking of compiling a list myself, and this post is definitely going on it :) thanks for this.


  • Jess | The Indigo Hours

    I love The Nectar Collective but wasn’t familiar with the others, so thanks for sharing! <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • Scientific Beauty

    These are some really great resources, thanks so much for sharing! I’m always looking for resources and ways to improve my blogging so this is much appreciated! Now to put it all into practice ;)
    Sophie x

  • Shannon Mahaney

    I follow The Nectar Collective and The Wonder Forest! I am going to check out the other sites as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon | someshananagins.com

  • itsevelina

    great post! thanks for sharing these!!



  • DaliaC

    This is a great and helpful post. Thank you ! :-D

  • Cally

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Stylista Fitness

    Great tips! I didn’t know about Sian. Love her branding ;)

  • Black&White Insider

    Fantastic websites! Thank you!

  • Randomly Regina

    Thank you for sharing! I ran into The Nectar Collective and The Wonder Forest on Pinterest but a new blogger can never have enough free resources! This is very much appreciated.

  • Adriana Deco

    Great post! Checking these blogs now :)

  • Rea Alducente

    Always visiting The Wonder Forest and off to visit your other recommendations! Thank you :)

  • scott penton

    Great post, thanks for sharing. http://eighteight.co can help out too :)

  • mediamarmalade

    Great recommendations. I write daily blog, career and wellness tips features on mediamarmalade.com and have done for the last few years. I love to read and write about it :)


  • Diana Youn

    The Nectar Collective & The Wonder Forest are my go-to blogs to read for essential blogging tips! Thanks for sharing this list!

    Diana | thechicdiary.com/blog

  • Annie

    Getting involved with a supportive community is key too! Fashion bloggers should check out http://stylecollective.us which is an influencer community of sisters, creatives and girl bosses who also have great style!
    xo Annie

  • Sashacxo

    This is great, I’ve been trying to get my blog to take off for about a year now and love hearing about new ways to help me out :)


    • dr.viraj pradhan

      Yes.I browsed that cursorily .Interesting.Will have to meticulously examine the content which looks awesome.

  • pip

    Thanks for the Post..lots of things to learn here,. I like the ebooks a lot.. Brads From Copenhagen. http://copenhagen-contemporary.dk

  • Lucie

    Love all these websites! 3 out of 5 I already followed, so I am glad I get to add an extra amazing 2 to the list!

  • Luno

    Great article, absolutely love The Wonder Forest!x
    – lunoblog.com

  • Bianca Hart

    Thank you so much for this article. I am new to this blogging thing so any advice is greatly appreciated. Olyvia’s Facebook group post is pure gold!

  • Kelly Palmer

    Hi everyone! I am very new to the blogging world but really looking into making my own. Does anyone have any suggestions or how to start up? Thank you! :)

  • Nadia

    I’m beginning out again and cant wait to keep up with these ladies!


  • Livet efter Borderline

    Great post and I loved The Wonder Forest.

  • Elisiana

    Great post! 👍🏻 Thanks for sharing this list.

  • Kasey Luck

    awesome list, thanks so much! I love Melyssa @ The Nectar Collective, and recently started following Olyvia, but haven’t heard of the rest. Checking them out now!

  • Dana Fox

    Thank you so much for including me here :) xox

  • Ashley

    Fantastic! Thank you for this post!

  • Pippi Hepburn

    OK I have to finally go thru this list. Great suggestions, thanks!

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