This page is where I will mention anything that I find to be useful. I will never recommend something I have not personally used myself. I will also be updating this on a regular basis to keep you as informed as possible. (Please note this page contains affiliate links which means I may get a small bit of money if you use my link. Don’t worry though! I would never recommend anything I didn’t believe in!)
Bluehost is the hosting provider I chose to use when starting my own blog. They have already proven to be wonderful when their 24/7 chat support helped me fix my blog when I broke it, they gave me my domain name for free, and their pricing is phenomenal! I highly recommend them!
Blogging Courses and Tools:
Find Your Tribe Online is the first blogging improvement item I ever purchased. This was created by Jen Snyder the owner and creator of WinningWomenOnline. Her blog is aimed at helping women succeed in their online businesses. The Find Your Tribe Online product she created, has incredible information in it on how to find contacts and readers in your niche. She provides access to 140 group Pinterest boards, 160 Facebook groups, 155 popular bloggers, and 14 different blogging niches. It’s only $17 so you definitely should check this product out!
30 Day Marketing Plan for Bloggers I was actually fortunate enough to get this plan for free from my blogging coach Jen Snyder. This tool is incredible for new bloggers! She takes you step by step through how to succeed at blogging, how to market your blog, and how to become a known name. If you are struggling with knowing what steps to take to make sure your blog is a success!
PicMonkey is the website I use to edit all of my photos. It’s pretty fantastic because you can crop and resize photos to ensure optimization on Pinterest, you can add filters, texts, banners, and loads of other things! They offer three different packages, one of which is free. To get the free option, simply scroll down to the very bottom of the home page and click on “Pricing”. Then select the basic free package to try them out! If you decide you like them, you can then choose either their Royal Monthly or their Royal Annual package.
ShareaSale is a great resource for bloggers and people who own their own website who are looking for ways to monetize their blog and is one of the ways I have already earned $3 from starting my own blog. Definitely check them out if you are interested in doing this.
Izea is a great way to earn extra money through sharing on social media, and sponsored posts. Just create an account and start “applying” for opportunities!
Ways to Make Extra Money:
American Consumer Opinion is probably my favorite survey site because they pay really high for each survey you qualify for, and you can cash out once your account reaches 1,000 points which equals $10.00. The surveys range from $2.00-$10.00 each, but these don’t come as often as surveys on other sites. Hence why they probably pay more 🙂
Inbox Dollars is my second favorite survey site! Currently my account sits at $16.77. You can request payment once your account reaches $30.00 so this may take a little while but has a lot more options than other survey sites. I use this account primarily for the paid emails. Every email I click on I get paid $.02 for. With InboxDollars you can do surveys, click on emails, play games, and web search to earn more points through Inbox Dollars. If you sign up through my link you’ll get $5.00 to start with!
Swagbucks is a crowd favorite because of all the options you have to earn points you can then redeem for giftcards. With Swagbucks, you earn points through completing surveys, watching videos, playing games, surfing the web, online shopping, and completing daily tasks. I use this site to earn giftcards to use towards Christmas gifts at the end of the year.
Ways to Shop Smarter:
ShopKick is my absolute favorite app! This is a rewards app that earns you points called kicks that you can then redeem towards gift cards, or items! Just turn your location on before you enter a store, and open the app. You can get kicks for walking into a store, scanning items throughout the store, and for certain purchases! I HIGHLY recommend using this app! Just be sure to use my referral code lincoln56422!
Ebates is a fantastic cash back site. When you want to shop online, always check Ebates first because when you shop through their site you can get a percentage of the money you spent back! I’ve gotten $12.41 back already (but I don’t shop very much) so you could earn a lot more if you shop a lot! If you sign up through my link, you will also get $10.00 to start with!
Groupon is my favorite site ever! It provides you with great deals on travel, food, stuff, and things to do! The best part is, you can shop through Ebates to earn cash back when you purchase on Groupon! Yay for savings!
Dollar Shave Club is a fantastic way to save money on razors! My husband and I both use them and the executive razor works really well if you have a lot of hair like my husband does. Definitely check them out! Using my link gives you a $5 credit too! If you don’t like them just remember to cancel because this is a subscription service!
Zulily is a fantastic site that offers clothing, items, furniture, and more at flash sale prices. The sales last for 3 days typically and they offer free shipping for additional orders placed on the same day after your first initial order is placed! I love using this site for Christmas gifts and I can personally say I have received great customer service from them!
BookOutlet is a fantastic site for book lovers! They have books for super cheap prices and they are usually having fantastic discounts on top of their crazy prices! Check them out because they are fantastic!