This is a page of resources that I couldn’t run my blog without. I hope that this page helps if you are wanting to start a blog or already blogging but need recommendations on how to boost your Pinterest, what classes to take, how to market yourself, etc. I will periodically add new content to this page when I find something that has worked for me. As always I will NEVER recommend something that I am not currently using and seeing great reward from. You can trust me that I will always be honest with me readers and if something isn’t working or I no longer like it, I will tell you! Honesty is the best policy.
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I host my blog on Bluehost and have had a really great experience from it. My site has never ran slow and they have great costumer care! They are also really affordable and have a yearly automatic pay option so I don’t have to worry about remembering when my hosting is due!
I use GoDaddy for my domain name! They are really affordable and offer really cheap pricing for your own custom domain name! Which is vital in running a successful and professional blog.
I have a WordPress blog that I can not recommend more! I switched from blogger to WordPress a few years ago now and I am so glad I did. I have endless customization on this website, its more professional and has all kinds of amazing SEO and plugin options that make blogging way easier.
I am currently using Restored 316 Design for my WordPress theme and have the Bloom theme. I love it very much! Its simple and pretty and professional. They have tons of other options and have a very interactive site so you can see what your blog will look like when its up and running!
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA HELP
I took the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing class from Michelle of Making Sense of Cents and could not recommend it more. Its a total game changer in how to successfully use affiliate ads on your blog and how to make a full time income blogging. She makes over $50,000 a month from just affiliate marketing! Total blogger girl boss goals.
I use BoardBooster to help me schedule pins and grow my Pinterest. Just in the past week of using them I have grown my Pinterest by 300 and have only been on Pinterest once! You schedule your pins and then they pin them throughout the week for you. Its amazing and a really good deal!
I get my FREE stock photos from a variety of places and have a whole post on it here. One of my favorite sites however is IvoryMix because she offers discounts on her blogging courses when you sign up for her emails that include FREE stock photos! Its a huge win win!
HOW I SAVE MONEY ON A DAILY BASIS
I love to save money with easy apps. These apps and stores make my life so much easier with a full time blogging job and 2 kids that I homeschool! I could not live without these. Okay a little dramatic, but my life would be much harder and more expensive without them. 😉
Ibotta – This app is for grocery stores and a lot of retailers that offer cash back on your purchases! You simply add items to your cart and then take a picture of your recite when your done shopping. Then Ibotta will add the cash back to your PayPal account! Its great because its money you were already going to spend and now you get rewards for spending it! They also offer a $10 bonus just by signing up!
Ebates– Get cash back on your online shopping! Serisoly anything that offers me cash back on money I was already going to spend is amazing in my book! They also offer a $10 sign up bonus as well!
InboxDollars – This is survey site that I use when I’m bored in the car for a long drive or sometimes while I’m watching TV at night. You get paid to answer random surveys! I’ve already made over $30 just by using it when I’m bored in the last month. Not bad! They also offer a $5 sign up bonus which is awesome!
FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE
So as you tell from above, I love to save money and time whenever I can! I use these stores and programs to do just that!
Walmart Grocery Pick Up – I use their app to order ALL my groceries! I just add everything to the cart and then I pick a location and pick up time I want to come get my groceries. Then I park outside and they BRING THEM TO MY CAR! What!? I don’t have to take my kids into the grocery store anymore and everyone is happy! Plus they offer a $10 sign up bonus!
Jane – They are a boutique deals sight that saves you a ton of money on cute clothes!! I especially love them for festive t-shirts and clothes for different holidays!