One of the things I found most helpful during the hours and hours of research, was the recommendation from others. That is why I made this page. Anything that can save you time or money is worth the read. So here is a list of the best tried and true products that will help you on your way.
Sometimes I wanted bloggers to just write out everything they did and used so I could have an idea of where to go from there. Here are some things that helped me.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, however, these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.
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Glassdoor: Glassdoor is a job search engine that uses ratings from current or previous employees to help job seekers have a look into the work environment. They give you a good idea of salary and pay and will send you updates when there are opening with the company you are looking into.
Indeed: Indeed will search millions of jobs online locally or even globally. According to Indeed, they are adding 10 jobs every second globally.
Job.com:Job is a company that seeks out jobs for you based on your resume. They also offer services such as resume building, professional advice, and weekly job alerts.
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Siteground: Sitegroud is a web hosting company that hosts over 2,000,000 domains. They offer 24/7 high-quality service and unmatched security. I had several bloggers recommend Siteground and I am extremely pleased with the decision to go with them. Their customer service took care of my newbie mistakes or questions right away and has offered the support I love to have with a company.
Themeforest: Themeforest or Envato Market is the website I bought my Word Press Theme. They have thousands (46,508 to be exact!) of themes starting as low as $2! They often have good deals on the most popular themes. I bought the Authentic Word Press theme and it came to a total of $61 dollars. That included 6 months of support, buyer fee, handling fee, and the website. There are a lot of other great deals out there. Keep your eye out for the best design for you!
NameCheap: Namecheap is where I bought my domain and is one of the least expensive places I found. It is easy to search for domains and find the right one for you. I would recommend going here first before some of the more popular and expensive domain sites.
Grammarly: Even as a wrote the name Grammarly, it corrected my spelling error. This is more than your typical spell check. Grammarly will check your sentence structures, your word use and so much more. It is essential if you are in any online writing business. Saving you time and a lot of mistakes.
Canva: Most pictures you see on this site have been edited from Canva. I have used Canva to make super cute birthday cards, coupons, signs and more. I love their easy to use set up and that they are free! They offer upgraded options as well to fit everyone’s needs.
JOY: Who wouldn’t want an app that is all about happily saving! This new app is fun and engaging as it tracks your spending and saving habits. It allows you to transfer money from your bank account to their secure account and once you have saved your desired amount, you simply transfer the money back.
Quicken: Quicken is a great personal money management tool that can be accessed across all your devices. It categorizes your spending and helps you organize and manage your income and expenses. Quicken has a 30-day free trial, but be careful with those incentives. Make sure it is a program that really helps before spending anything.
Mint: Mint is very similar to Quicken and is run but the same company Intuit for Quickbooks that manages approximately 2.8 million users worldwide. Needless to say, it is a well known, legitimate personal finance company. Mint is a money management app that helps you organize your finances for free.
Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover: If your looking for a better mindset when it comes to saving, this book is a great place to start. “Turn those fat, flabby, expenses into a well-toned budget.” -Dave Ramsey. If you are wanting a preview of this book you can find the first 150 or so pages free here if you have a google account. Look it up and hit Preview.
This list will get you started whether you are looking to make money, build a blog, or save money. Keep an eye out for updates for more tools that will help you on your journey.