I decided to create this resource page for you to refer back to when you have questions about which tools I’ve used to help me manage my finances as well as my blog. Whether you’re a new blogger (like me), or someone seeking financial help, I sincerely hope that this list of useful tools will add value to your life!
Disclosure: Please note that this page contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you choose to purchase. Also, please understand that I only recommend products that I truly believe will benefit you. Whether or not I earn a commission, these are products I would still recommend. There isn’t anything on this page that I haven’t tried and/or personally verified. Thank you so much for supporting my blog!
BLOGGING-RELATED RESOURCES TO MAKE MONEY
Bluehost: If you’re looking to start a blog for an extremely low price, I highly recommend using Bluehost. This web hosting company makes starting a blog very easy with their WordPress installation. Not to mention, their 24/7 customer support is phenomenal. Based on my experience so far, I never had to wait for a next customer rep and they always resolved my issues on the spot. To me, customer support is everything when it comes to starting a blog! Sign up through my link and get a FREE domain ($15 value) when you go for the 12-month or longer plan.
🌟 SPECIAL DISCOUNT: I am so happy to announce that I was able to negotiate a new price for my readers. For a limited time, you can start your blog for only $2.95/month when you sign up here. That’s over 60% off regular pricing! Plus, get a FREE domain name ($15 value) when you sign up through my tutorial. Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts!
👉 You can also read my series of blog income reports here where I show others that making money with a blog is possible! This has allowed me to make $2,000 to $4,000 per month in EXTRA income! 💰💰💰
You’ll always have free access to my easy step-by-step tutorial here if you need help starting your blog.
Canva: This is an online design program that allows you to create banners, pins, and images for your blog. I love absolutely love how easy it is to use this program! It is my go-to tool for creating pins to promote my blog on Pinterest. I am currently using the free version, but you can always pay for their upgrade version to gain access to more features.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: Are you looking to make money with your blog from affiliate marketing? If so, this course will be perfect for you. The course instructor, Michelle, teaches you how she consistently earns over $50,000 per month from affiliate marketing. During the first month I took her course and implemented her strategies, I made my first $416 from affiliate marketing. Just 5-6 months later, my affiliate income has increased to over $2,000 per month!
UPDATE: Now, I make over $5,000 in affiliate earnings each month thanks to this e-course!
For more information, you can visit my Interview post here where Michelle gives her very best tips on how you can implement a winning strategy with affiliate marketing.
FREE BONUS: I am also offering my 122-page blogging binder for FREE to those who purchase Michelle’s course with my affiliate link. Read here for more details about my FREE giveaway.
SALE ALERT: Michelle’s Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course is on sale for a limited time! Between Apr. 25 to Apr. 29, 2019, you can purchase the course here and apply coupon code APRIL2019SALE20OFF to get 20% off the course. This will make the course $157.60 after the discount. This special coupon only applies for the one-time payment option, not the monthly payment option.
Tailwind: This Pinterest scheduler app has changed my life! I don’t pin manually as much anymore and it has saved me SO MUCH time! However, when I do manually pin, I make sure that I’m following Carly’s secret manual pinning strategy. I’ve only been using Tailwind for exactly one month (after 8 months of blogging) and I’m already seeing results with my traffic! I HONESTLY wish I used it sooner!!!
Get your FREE one month trial with Tailwind by using my link here. No credit card or any upfront payments necessary!
Making Pinterest Possible: This e-book is PACKED, and I mean JAM PACKED, with a lot of valuable information. Even for someone like me who has been using Pinterest for a while got valuable lessons out of it! I could tell that Ana put in a lot of sweat, blood, and tears into her e-book.
If you’re new to Pinterest, or you don’t fully understand Pinterest (or not seeing the results you like) after using it for a while, then this course is PERFECT for you! BUT you NEED to be patient and FOLLOW EXACTLY EVERYTHING in her e-book to actually see results!
Again, it’s only a $35 investment (PLUS $50 worth of FREE bonuses), which I was able to make back in less than a week!
❤ Ana was nice to provide me a coupon code for my readers. For a limited time, you can use the code, TSA5OFF, towards her e-book and get $5 off when you purchase her e-book here! The price is honestly very affordable and you get a TON of value from Ana’s resource!
Swagbucks: This FREE program allows you to earn cash and FREE gift cards (my favorite ones are Amazon and Starbucks) just by surfing the web, watching some funny cat videos, shopping, playing games, completing simple surveys, and doing other online activities. My fiance and I have redeemed many $50 to $100 Starbucks gift cards which helped us save money by making our spending a little more affordable! Swagbucks has helped their members save $299,447,296 to date!
Sign up to get your FREE $5 bonus here and start putting cash back into your wallet!
For more information, you can also read my Swagbucks review and how much money you can really save here.
Paribus: Ever heard of price-adjustments? This free app helps get your money back when an item you purchased goes on sale (there’s no effort on your end). When Paribus finds a price drop in your e-mail inbox, and you’re eligible for a price adjustment, it will notify you and the retailer. Yes, Paribus will do all the work for you and you keep 100% of the savings! Paribus has helped users saved over $24,000,000 to date!
You can sign up for Paribus for FREE here and effortlessly save by getting money back from price-adjustments!
Amazon Prime: When you sign up for an Amazon Prime membership, you could potentially save A LOT of money in the long run. First of all, if you buy regularly from Amazon, you will get unlimited FREE 2-day shipping on most Amazon purchases. Secondly, you can cut a lot of your unnecessary spending because you will literally get UNLIMITED access to over thousands of books, magazines, audio, video streaming, and more! It’s a great alternative to the other monthly subscriptions you’re paying for such as cables, books, and magazines. The price is really cheap and worth it!
⭐️ In fact, you get a FREE 30-day trial here. If you don’t think it’s right for you, cancel it anytime with no questions asked. Also, there are NO penalties nor fees — it’s absolutely risk-free to try it out!
Survey Junkie: I personally use this free resource to earn extra cash by answering simple surveys online. This may help you save money or pay for some of your groceries for the month because you can redeem cash or FREE gift cards (your choice). They are rated 8.7/10 which is one of the highest on TrustPilot reviews.
⭐️ You can sign up for Survey Junkie for FREE here.
If you live in Canada, use this CAD link to sign up.
If you’re interested, you can also learn 9+ easy ways to get FREE Amazon and Starbucks gift cards here.
Ebates: I absolutely love Ebates because you get up to 30% cash back (or even more) for buying the things you normally shop for. They have over 2,000 different retailers including Kohl’s, eBay, Macy’s, Walmart, Expedia, and SO MUCH MORE! It’s FREE to sign up and you can redeem your FREE $10 bonus after your first $25 purchase. For Canadian readers, you will receive a $5 bonus by signing up here.
For more information, here is my review plus a quick step-by-step tutorial: My Honest Ebates Review Plus Get FREE $10 Cash Here!
Trim: This cute little robot is your personal finance assistant and his mission is to whip your butt into financial shape. Trim is a FREE app that will help you save money by scanning your accounts and cutting your unnecessary expenses. Trim will also help you negotiate your cable, Internet, and cell phone bills. Trim has helped their users saved millions of dollars with their day-to-day finances.
$5 Meal Plan: Are you tired of spending your time on meal planning? Maybe you don’t plan out your meals, but you’re looking for ways to save money without having to eat out every day. If that sounds like you, I highly recommend this $5 Meal Plan. It’s a weekly meal plan service that aims to make your life easy by saving you time and money. For only $5 a month, you will receive a delicious meal plan that costs less than $2 per meal. They also offer a free 14-day trial absolutely risk-free. If you decide that this isn’t for you, simply cancel it with no questions asked.
You can get your FREE 14-day trial here.
Checkout 51: this money saving app gives you cash back for your grocery shopping! You get cash back by purchasing items on their list and uploading your receipt through the app. Don’t worry, it’s very easy to snap the picture and send. Once you submit your receipt, they will approve it within a few days and credit the cash into your Checkout 51 account. Yes, it’s really that simple. Sign up for Checkout 51 here for FREE and start saving money on your groceries!
Caddle: This is a rewards and surveys program that is only exclusive to Canada. It’s similar to Checkout 51 that you get cash back on groceries and household supplies. Unlike Checkout 51, Caddle gives you cash back for shopping and eating at restaurants. On top of that, you make money by answering very short surveys, watching videos, writing reviews, and engaging with brands on social media.
OhmConnect: Get paid to save energy! Yes, OhmConnect will pay you to save energy at home. Because you’re getting paid to reduce energy, you’ll have more incentive to lower your electricity bills — saving even more money! Sign up and they’ll send e-mail notifications about your home usage.
OhmConnect works by rewarding you with points; 1,000 points is equivalent to $10. You can cash out your points through PayPal or use them to buy gift cards used for the OhmConnect store. As a bonus, you’ll also get $20 for every friend you refer!
Get your FREE $10 bonus when you sign up for OhmConnect through my link. PLUS, get an additional FREE $10 when you connect to a smart device. That’s a total of FREE $20 just for joining. Again, this is 100% FREE to use! 🙂
Do you have a question or comment? Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] I’d love to hear from you!