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Welcome to my resources page where I list all of my favourite tools that keep my finances in order and my blog running! Here you will find recommendations on services that help you save money everyday and make money from your blog.
Ebates: Earn cash back just by shopping online! Click on my referral link for $10 cash back for your first $25 spent online!
Honey: Another money-saving app like Ebates that helps you find the best deals when you shop!
Airbnb: You know me, I love travelling but I hate spending a lot of money when I travel. That’s why I highly recommend using Airbnb when you travel! You can stay in some super cute accommodations (they have choices for any price range). Support someone’s side hustle! Click on my referral link and you will get $40 credit on your next reservation!
Booking: Get 10% off your next booking on Booking.com! This is what I use when I need to book a hotel or hostel.
World Nomads Travel Insurance: I never recommend you travel without the proper travel insurance. Use World Nomads for some peace mind on your next vacation.
$5 Meal Plan: Get meal planning inspiration to save money on groceries!
Skyscanner: My favourite site to use when searching for the cheapest flights!
TransferWise – I use TransferWise for transferring money online. It’s quick and safe. The fees are the lowest I’ve seen (beats PayPal anyway)! Sign up through my link to get your first transfer for free!
CoinBase – I use CoinBase to manage my cryptocurrencies. Sign up for a free account and get $10 of cryptocurrencies for free!
STARTING A BLOG
Studiopress: For the sleekest and fastest-running WordPress themes on the net!
Email service provider
ConvertKit:You have probably heard the saying that the money is in the list. ConvertKit is the most recommended email service provider because it is so easy to use. Click for a free month trial!
I use the following sites for the stock images on my blog:
Unsplash: Unsplash is completely free and they have stock images on just about everything you can search for!
Styled Stock Society: Styled Stock Society offers access to 1,000’s of high-quality, beautiful, feminine styled stock photos starting at only $25/month. Having a membership to Styled Stock Society saves you time as all the best stock images are there in one place. I signed up for their newsletter and receive free images to my inbox every month.
She Bold: I also love She Bold’s styled stock. Super feminine, and super pretty. You get free monthly stock photos emailed to you just for signing up.
Graphic Design Tools
Canva: I use Canva to make most of my graphics of my blog. Canva is easy to use and absolutely free!
Sell Digital Products
SendOwl: To help sell digital products!
TOOLS TO RUN YOUR BLOG
Social media schedulers
Tailwind: I’m currently using a Pinterest scheduler called Tailwind. It’s helped me automate my pinning and to grow my followers with almost no effort from me. Click through my link to get a free month of scheduling and a $15 credit from Tailwind!
Grammarly: I don’t have the luxury of having a proofreader for every post I write so I take advantage of Grammarly. Grammarly is totally free (but you can upgrade for higher functionality). It checks for spelling and grammatical errors on everything I post (including blog posts, emails, Tweets, and more)! I’ve installed the Safari browser extension and Grammarly is always checking my spelling in the background.
Secret Blueprint for Blogging Success: Dream of becoming a full-time blogger? Here’s a roadmap for blogging success!
120 Awesome Blog Post Ideas: Running out of blog post ideas? Well, here’s 120. That should last you a while!
7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight: These are 7 useful tips to boost your blog income overnight! Don’t miss out on income that you could have otherwise earned!
How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul: Ruth Soukup is a 7-figure blogger. This book discusses the step-by-step framework used by thousands of bloggers to launch a successful and profitable blog.
Billionaire Blog Club: An amazing blogging course that teaches you everything from the very basics to how to REALLY make money from your blog. The Pinterest section is one of my favourites, I learned so much. The course is only open a few times a year. If you don’t want to commit to a full-blown course, I would definitely recommend that you at least purchase the Pinterest Manual, which lays out the perfect Pinterest strategy to grow your blog!
Pinteresting Strategies: I love this ebook. It was the best $32 I ever spent. After implementing these strategies, I started receiving 200 visitors daily from Pinterest (at my peak I received 2,500 visitors in one day!). This book and the strategies worked for me today, in 2018. [EDIT: The price is now $47 but you can get $5 with the discount code PINNING5]
Billionaire Blog Club Pinterest Manual: This ebook taught me SO much about how to automate pinning for Pinterest. So glad I discovered this jewel!
The Pinterest Launch Plan: A fairly new ebook/course that just came out. This teaches you everything from how to set up your Pinterest profile all the way to growing to 800 clicks per day. Highly recommend!
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This is one of the most popular affiliate marketing courses. Michelle, the course creator, earns over $50,000 a month from affiliate marketing. After I bought this course, I started making money from affiliate marketing right away.
List Love: I love this course! Jennifer grew her email list to 10,000 subscribers in less than 6 months! I’m learn a ton from this course and she’s really taught me how to attract subscribers for life 🙂