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How to Host Third Party Images in Blogger

Don't you just hate it when you find out the site you've been using for almost five years to host images decides to start charging you $400/year overnight? Um....no. I don't make enough to justify that cost, and I'm just cheap.

Do you not want to pay for third party image hosting? No worries! Here you will learn to host host third party images in Blogger. It's easy and free to do. This is a great tip for anyone wanting to save some money and use a blogging platform they're comfortable with. Video and written directions both available.

So today I want to share with you how to host third party images in Blogger. It's super simple, even if you're not the most tech savvy individual. {If I can do it, anyone can!}

Let's get started with the video.

Feel free to ignore the part where I talk about the TpT UTM codes. I started going that route, and then realized I would need to log into my traffic tag - which means logging into my dashboard. I'm just not comfortable with all of internet land seeing that. ;)


If you're more of a written directions person, no worries!

  1. Log into Blogger.
  2. Create a new post.
  3. Upload your picture like you would if you were writing a normal post.
  4. When the image is uploaded, right-click on it. 
  5. Click "Copy Image Address".
  6. Now you can paste that URL into the area you need it - your TpT site, blog, or whatever other online location where you would use third party hosting. 
  7. Do NOT publish that blog post. Just save it. I named mine something so I can find it again (3rd party image hosting). 

That's it. Really!

You've now saved yourself from having to pay $400/year. And yes, there are plenty of other options out there as well - but since so many teacher bloggers already have a Blogger account (whether you currently use Blogger or have since switched to Wordpress like I have), it makes sense for us to use this platform. Free. Easy. Done! :) 

Questions about how to host third party images in Blogger? Ask below! I'll do my best to help you out. 
Do you not want to pay for third party image hosting? No worries! Here you will learn to host host third party images in Blogger. It's easy and free to do. This is a great tip for anyone wanting to save some money and use a blogging platform they're comfortable with. Video and written directions both available.

Help! How Do I Create Images for My Blog More Quickly?

I frequently get told, "I would blog more often, but the images take so much time."

I hear ya, my friends! And if you're anything like me, you're not the best at design, layout, or really anything to do with creating presentable images for your blog.

But - let me tell you a little secret... It does not have to be so hard! Or so scary!!

Now you're probably asking, "But Heather, how do I create images for my blog more quickly?"

And I'm so glad you asked!

It's all about the template. 

How do I create blog images more quickly? That's a question that many bloggers and online entrepreneurs ask. This post will help you find the answer you need! Plus you'll be set up in no time. Click through to see the simple trick and everything you need to be ready to go after just a little bit of upfront work.

Seriously!! Take the time to create a template. I'm a creature of habit, and I want to keep things as simple as possible. For me - this means I create all my images in PowerPoint. It's the program I already use to create my TpT resources, so it only makes sense for me to create my images using the program I'm most comfortable with.

Do you use Canva? Or another program? That's totally fine! Find a way to create a template that works for you, and go with it! (There are even people who do all this via their smartphones. I'm not quite that techy - yet! - but I still think that's an awesome route to go!)

But this post is going to specifically talk about my template.

I actually have three. One for vertical Pinterest images, one for wider Facebook images, and a third for square images. I don't make every image for each blog post, but I have the template saved and ready.

You'll need to add your fonts, colors, and then save the images to the correct size. That's it! Really!!

As of the day this post went live, here are the image sizes I use:

  • Facebook - Width 12.5" x Height 6.563"
  • Pinterest - Width 7.667" x Height 11.5"
  • Square - Width 8" x Height 8"
Below is a picture of what my template looks like when I have it saved right in PowerPoint. 

How do I create blog images more quickly? That's a question that many bloggers and online entrepreneurs ask. This post will help you find the answer you need! Plus you'll be set up in no time. Click through to see the simple trick and everything you need to be ready to go after just a little bit of upfront work.

The lower left corner has the link to my color palette. The middle is my three primary color choices, with the secondary colors just to the right of them. Then I also have the two fonts that I use. Finally, the upper right-hand corner has the link to download the fonts. This way I can re-assess them if I ever lose them or need to share them with a VA or someone else. 

If you're not sure I'm using the correct sizes, feel free to do a Google search for other sizes. Or simply create your template based on the size you currently use. 

I promise you, once you get the template set up it will be soooo much easier! What used to take me 30-90 minutes to do, now takes 5-10. #happydance

Any questions about your template? Feel free to ask them below. I'll do my best to answer them!

How do I create blog images more quickly? That's a question that many bloggers and online entrepreneurs ask. This post will help you find the answer you need! Plus you'll be set up in no time. Click through to see the simple trick and everything you need to be ready to go after just a little bit of upfront work.

How Do I Schedule Pins on BoardBooster?

A few months ago my mastermind group and I were discussing ways to make the most of our Pinterest efforts. That's when one of the gals said, "How do I schedule pins on BoardBooster?"

I promised her a how to video, and I am just now getting it done. EEK!

But since I finally got it taken care of, I thought I'd share it with all of you.

How do I schedule pins on BoardBooster? This is a question that has crossed the minds of many teacher bloggers and entrepreneurs. That's precisely why this blog post and video show you exactly how to do just that. It's a quick six minute video, so it won't take up too much of your precious time. (We know you're busy!) Click through, check it out, and make sure you give the FREE trial of BoardBooster a go!

I would greatly appreciate if you'd use my affiliate link to sign up for BoardBooster. You can read my entire disclosure statement here, but it basically says that I get a small commission to help me keep this site running if you purchase through my links. :)

Here's my affiliate link. 

Now for the video I promised!


Now please don't let that little API tidbit scare you! I went back and looked, and I've been using BoardBooster since July 2016. I have not had a single issue and many other teacher-blogger friends of mine have said the same thing.

Does this mean you won't have a problem? Possibly. Could you account get frozen until you get it all squared away? Potentially. It's ultimately up to you to decide if it's worth the risk.

Personally - if right now your Pinterest account is sitting dormant, why not get something going? Getting shut down wouldn't be any worse than what you're currently doing - nothing. #amiright

Enough of that icky stuff.

Here's a few other things I love about BoardBooster.


  1. They send me a daily e-mail telling me that everything is going ok. If there is an "alert", I can quickly check it out and make sure it's nothing major. (Most of my alerts are to say that one board didn't have a pin go out. No biggie, as I know I schedule them to only go out once a month.)
  2. I get a weekly e-mail saying how many repins I get. WOO!
  3. Each week I receive notice of my overall rank on Pinterest. However, I've noticed that I only get this for my teaching blog, not my lifestyle blog. I have no idea why, but I do think it's cool that I'm in the top 20,000 pinners of all of Pinterest. ;)
Another feature I use through BoardBooster on my lifestyle blog is the "looping" tool. This lets me put a board in, and then BoardBooster goes in and repins one new pin to the top of that board every single day. I'm not nearly as active on that account, so I love knowing that my personal blog board is being shuffled through daily. Yea! No work for me!!

Finally, BoardBooster has the "Scheduler" tool. This is where I currently use Tailwind, so I can't speak to how well that feature works. 

BoardBooster plans start at just $5/month, but they also have a FREE trial to help you get started. You really have nothing to lose!

Here's my affiliate link again so you can get started.

With summer right around the corner, you could set BoardBooster and forget it! That way you'll have pins going out each and every day once school goes back in the fall! Wouldn't that just make your teacher-blogger self happy?!

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. Soon we'll all know how to schedule pins on BoardBooster!

How do I schedule pins on BoardBooster? This is a question that has crossed the minds of many teacher bloggers and entrepreneurs. That's precisely why this blog post and video show you exactly how to do just that. It's a quick six minute video, so it won't take up too much of your precious time. (We know you're busy!) Click through, check it out, and make sure you give the FREE trial of BoardBooster a go!
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