Essential Resources and Tools for Food Bloggers and Photographers
Welcome to the Salt Pepper Skillet Resources section! These are the tools I use and recommend to help your productivity and success.
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The essential and best software tools for editing and managing photos. Both Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop are included in the Creative Cloud Photography Plan and I use them every single day.
Get started now at only $9.95/month.
An amazing community for food bloggers (and those who want to start one) to learn how to start, grow, & monetize your food Blog from the founders of Pinch of Yum. They have over 350 easy-to-understand videos made for beginner to intermediate food bloggers.
The absolute best SEO keyword research tool for bloggers to get more traffic, grow your blog and make more money. SEMrush is definitely something I would have invested in much sooner if I had known the value.
If you aren’t ready for a paid tool, you can check out my post about the best free keyword research tools for bloggers.
The easiest and simplest way to create an affiliate shop page on your WordPress blog. It’s the plugin I created and use for the Salt Pepper Skillet shop page.
It’s totally free and can help make you some extra money on your site.
The essential tool to automate your Pinterest and Instagram scheduling. Tailwind makes it so easy to schedule out your pins so you can focus on creating the content for your blog. They are an official Pinterest and Instagram partner.
Once you try Tailwind, there’s no going back to manual pinning.Try Tailwind
FreshBooks is online accounting for your small business. They make it so easy to track expenses, send invoices, get paid quickly and review essential reports. Their contractor integration features are fantastic when you are hiring others to help on your site.
Stay organized from the start and have less headaches later.
If you love spreadsheets, kanbans and calendars, then you will love Airtable for staying organized. I use Airtable for my content calendar as well as all my tasks in a highly customizable and organized way that no other tool that I have found does.
The tool I use to back up my computer and external hard drives. Having a backup plan in place is something you hopefully never have to use, but don’t learn the hard way. Backblaze backs-up your data in the background and as you create it.
My favorite resource for food photography and food styling. Rachel has dedicated herself to producing content to help others learn photography and everything she does makes so much sense.
She also has wonderful courses and ebooks. Check out Two Loves Studio and subscribe to her email list for tips in your inbox.
The most life-changing book I have ever read. It’s the one book that I plan to re-read every year. It’s about the surprisingly simple truth about extraordinary results. A must read.