What you find here are the resources and recommendations as to what I find useful in my business, my blog, my career path, my style, and what I use to help me design the creative areas in my life.
Disclosure: There are a few affiliate links below, but I highly recommend all these products. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: I created my blog to share my knowledge on health and nutrition, but also as an outlet for my sense of style, where I shop and the deals I find, how to manage your nutrition and meals, budgeting and personal finances, and my adventures on all my travels. I wouldn’t have been able to set this up without the tutorial through Michelle and her site, www.makingsenseofcents.com. She has written a very thorough and in depth tutorial on how to set up a blog, complete with the extras needed for domain hosting, etc. that I knew nothing about. After setting this up, I realized I needed to learn more about how to utilize my blog to my best potential, and this is where she helped tremendously again through her Affiliate Marketing online course. She teaches the ins and outs of affiliate marketing, the importance of social media, what to include and what to avoid when posting information and disclosures, and how to optimize relationships amongst your niche community and marketers. I highly recommend this course! If you’re new to blogging and want to maximize your potential, or if you’re seasoned but want to take your business to the next level, you need this course. You can thank me later!
Here is the direct link: http://makingsenseofaffiliatemarketing.com/?affcode=57702_dycv8xuh
ibotta – This free app is something I use especially when I go to buy groceries. I love this tool! It allows you to search for coupons for a particular store in your area before getting there. It can be a grocery store, a clothing store, or anything, and even offers online deals! For instance, since I use ibotta mainly to grocery shop, I can search for coupons on items like $0.50 off fresh produce, to $0.25 to $3.00 and up on my regular purchases (and more depending on the price of the item), and allows you to view new items that you may want to try out and love with a discount! This tool routinely saves me anywhere from $5-10 a grocery tip. You can then choose to be rewarded with your savings via PayPal and Venmo (a $20.00 limit), or you can choose to take out a gift card from restaurants, to Amazon, to Starbucks, and even Sephora. It’s a win-win! Right now, I have a special deal for you all if you sign up through this link. One you get set up and redeem your first rebate through Ibotta, you can get $10 directly deposited into your account. Free money is free money! You can sign up through here (and any Ibotta link I have posted here).
TOTAL SAVINGS AND EARNINGS: $40 + month on various items, mostly groceries
Blue Host: I use Blue Host and have found them to be one of the easiest, most manageable-and affordable hosting companies for my site. You need a hosting service that will manage all of your backend information and services that will cover things like your memory, storage, and things that their service department can help troubleshoot if you need it. I have a discount for you ($3.45/month) for when you decide to start a blog!
- Premium customer service, reliability and usability
- Easy-to-use control panel
- Custom-built servers to provide the most stable and reliable hosting environment
- Quickly get started with our one-click WordPress install provided by MOJO Marketplace
- Expert, in-house technical support provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Unlimited websites, email accounts, and domains – all on one account at an affordable price
- No gimmicks, no contracts. Enjoy the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee and the option to cancel at any time.
*Right now, if you sign up through my special link you can get a discount of $3.45/month for 36 months, as well as a free domain name for a year!