Do You Have a Recommended Resources (or Tools) Page?

Jessica Mele
5 min readFeb 18, 2022
Jessica Mele — Do You Have a Recommended Resources (or Tools) Page?

There are certain pages that should be on every blog. This can either because people expect them, or it’s very helpful to them. Do you want to know one of the most important pages you should have on your site? It’s a recommended resources (or recommended tools if you prefer) page.

Why Do You Need a Resources Page?

A recommended resource page is a page on your site that lists all the resources and tools that you use to run your business or use within your niche. That includes software, tools, services, products, and more. Why do you want this page? Because there is a good chance that your audience will want to know what you use, and why. If you like them, there is a good chance that they will too. In fact, you’ll find that if you don’t have a resources page, you’ll often get asked what products you use and recommend. So by posting this page, you’ll save yourself of having to answer the same questions over and over again.

And want to know one of the best reasons you want to have this page on your site, besides to be helpful to your audience? It’s simple. Because whenever possible, you’ll use an affiliate link. This means that whenever someone goes to your resources page, and buys one of the resources that you use, you’ll get paid.

Why You Need to Put What You Use (Not What You Don’t)

Now, I shouldn’t have to say this…but I will. Make sure you’re only putting things on this page that you actually use (or used to use) and actually like! The only way around that is if you mention that you aren’t using them yourself. If you know of an awesome company but you’re already using a similar one, you can say that.

The last thing you want to do is fill this page with companies that you don’t use and wouldn’t recommend. People who read your page and buy those tools will be very upset if they end up with a bad experience. But, when you recommend a product or service that you love? They might be useful for someone who is reading your page! Let’s look at what should be on your resources pages and how to make it helpful for anyone who looks at it.

How to Create Your Resources Page

Jessica Mele

Online entrepreneur helping others start or grow their business the way that works best for them.