Recommended Resources

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I’ve compiled this list of my favorite work online, work from home, money making, blogging, investing, and real estate resources to make things easier for you.

I’ll be adding more to this page so come back and check it out as much as you’d like!

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I’ve broken this page down into sections so you can easily find your way around. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.

Work From Home, Side Hustles and Freelancing

Teach English Online with VIPKid! You just need a BA in any subject and you could be teaching english students in China online. The earnings vary between $14 – $22/hour. Apply to VIPKid here!

If you’re the type who always finds grammatical mistakes and typos, you might want to consider freelancing as a general proofreader. In 2013, Caitlin Pyle made over $43,000 working as a freelance proofreader. She had so much success doing that and wanted to teach others so she launched Proofread Anywhere.

Freelance proofreaders can make a good living and considering you don’t need a college degree to work as a freelancer it’s a great option for many. The easiest way to get started is to sign up for one of Caitlin’s free webinar workshops on how to make money working as a proofreader online. She goes over all the tips and skills you’ll need to make a living as a proofreader.

Freelance on Fiverr! Whenever I need to hire someone for a quick job or find an expert willing to work on a freelance or project basis I turn to Fiverr. You could be that freelancer and work for yourself from home!

Not sure what services you could offer? Go to Fiverr and check them out for yourself.  Do you have skills as a resume writer? Freelance writer? Or a graphic artist? You can set yourself up on their site quickly and easily and payments are secured so you don’t have to chase your money. Start freelancing on Fiverr today and start making money this week!

Drive for Lyft! It’s a great way to earn extra cash quickly. You can set your own hours and work when it’s convenient for your schedule and needs! You don’t even need your own car! You can get one right on their app. Click here to apply to Lyft today!

Write an ebook on the SendOwl Platform! You can even have other bloggers work as part of your marketing to promote and sell the ebook for you! Write an ebook on a topic you have expertise in and upload it to SendOwl this is another is a great way to earn money in your sleep!

Freshbooks is also a great resource if you’re working as a VA on your own. It makes invoicing your clients so easy and makes you look so professional. It’s also great for new bloggers who want to track income and expenses which makes getting your taxes done so much easier! They even offer a free trial period as well. Try Freshbooks today!

Paid Surveys

You will never get rich from doing paid surveys no matter how many you do. That said, if you need to make some quick cash the number one paid survey site I do recommend is Survey Junkie.

It’s also important to note that I recommend signing up with a couple of the paid survey sites so you can weed out the ones you don’t prefer and see who pays the most and is the best match for your time and opinion. Plus, you always want survey offers waiting for you and signing up with just one company limits your options.

Survey Junkie is a legit and reputable site. It’s also free and is something easy and quick that you can do from your laptop or smart phone or even possibly on the go in your spare time to make some extra cash quickly. Just give them your honest opinion and earn money! Try Survey Junkie today and earn $10 just for signing up!

My Soap Box is one of my new favorite paid survey sites. Did you like it? Love it? Or Hate it? They want to hear it! Sign up, join in and cash out with My Soap Box! 

Inbox Dollars pays up to $35 per poll and will give you a $5 bonus just for joining today! They pay you cash (not points) for taking surveys, playing online games, searching the web and more! Check out Inbox Dollars and start earning side hustle money today!

Vindale Research is another great survey site where you can answer market research questions about new products which are going to be released soon. You will not only make side hustle money but you’ll also be getting to learn about brand new products before everyone else does. Sign up with Vindale Research today!

Survey Rewardz is a free and quick sign up. Just answer some surveys and get paid in either Amazon gift cards, by Paypal among other ways!

!SurveyWorld Surveys is another great one and they pay you cash for each survey you complete. Express your opinions today!

Panel Place is another great paid survey site. They have survey opportunities in market research, finance, health & fitness and education. Find a survey which suits your background and interests today and get paid for your honest opinions!

Cash Back Apps

Honey is my favorite new way to save and earn! I love it because it automatically applies the best coupon code to whatever I’m buying online! How great is that? I’ll never have to search for another coupon code while I’m checking out again. It’s a simple browser extension and I already used it to save money on an Amazon purchase I just made. And, it’s free! And for the side hustle aspect, for everyone you refer to Honey via a link on your blog or social media you will earn $5! Now that’s awesome! Try Honey today!

Another way to get cash back for your everyday shopping is Ibotta. Just do your normal shopping, scan your receipt and Cha Ching! Cash back! It’s basically free money. And just for signing up with my link you’ll receive a $10 bonus! Sign up here today!

Rakuten is a cash back deals website where you can buy something online and enjoy a percentage back! All your favorite retailers are on there and it’s a no brainer when you want to save money on an online purchase.

I’ve personally already earned $34.00 cash back after only a few days using them! I’m already SO addicted!! They also pay for referrals so if you’re a blogger and recommend it to others you will also earn a referral fee.

Swagbucks is another way to earn money quickly online. It’s completely free and you earn cash back or gift cards to your some of favorite stores each time you shop online. You can even get paid for filling out surveys or watching videos for them. For every dollar you spend shopping online buying things you already buy, you’ll earn points that you can eventually redeem for gift cards or cash via Paypal. Try Swagbucks today and earn $5 just for signing up and start getting paid back for your shopping and time!

Amazon Surveys is a great way to answer questions and Amazon products to try for free!

Blogging Resources

I’m so glad I started my blog and I hope my list of resources helps you do the same. WordPress is the go to platform for bloggers. It’s important to note that there is a .com and a .org. What’s the difference? If you start your blog on wordpress.com you won’t be self hosted and won’t be able to monetize your blog. So, if monetizing is a priority you’ll want to set your blog up on www.wordpress.org – plus its free! WordPress.org also has more customization options. Don’t worry if you started your blog on wordpress.com because you can migrate it over.

I even wrote a whole post about you can check out about How To Start Your Blog Easily In Ten Minutes! 

Bluehost: I’ve been hosting my blog with them from the beginning and have had nothing but a great experience. You can self-host your blog for as little as $3.95/month plus with my link you’ll also get a free domain ($10 value!) Bluehost also automatically includes the installation of wordpress.com which is awesome! You can literally start your blog today in as little as ten minutes! Go for it!

Tailwind: My go to Pinterest scheduler – oh where would I be without you?! Tailwind has automated my pinning and I simply couldn’t live without it! They’re also a Pinterest API approved partner which means I can use them with confidence. I started with their basic plan and have since upgraded to their tribes unlimited power up! It’s really helped grow my traffic because of the reach I get on each pin I add!  Tailwind even has a free trial period or you could also start with their basic plan and see for yourself how amazing it is! I started on the trial plan then moved up to basic within a month and now I’m on the monthly plan plus I upgraded to their Tribes Unlimited Plan which has simply been awesome. Try Tailwind today because it’s going to change your blogging life!

SEO

Debbie Gartner of www.theflooringgirl.com gets over 200,000 page views per month and 70% of her traffic comes for free from Google each and every month without making new pins every day or relying on Pinterest. She is a self taught SEO Pro and has finally shared her secrets in two really well priced amazing ebooks! Easy Backlinks For SEO and Easy On Page SEO For Beginners are two must haves!

Ultimate Bundles Genius Bloggers Toolkit only comes around once a year! This year it will be on sale from 10/10-10/15 and then not again until sometime next year. The cost is $97 for the bundle which is worth $5,867! and it includes 77 blogging products (ebooks, courses, printables and more! The best thing is that if you’re a new blogger it’s a great way to get a great deal on a bunch of blogging education AND many of the courses will allow you to also become an affiliate so you will have a way to make back your money on the bundle as you build your blog with the knowledge! To check out this year’s bundle and get on the waitlist you need to click here! Don’t miss out on this one!

I purchased a feminine theme from Beautiful Dawn Designs called Enamored. Tiffany, the designer, has been helpful with support and questions and has many very pretty themes to choose from!

Fiverr: Freelancers can be invaluable to bloggers. Finding someone in a pinch to help you with an aspect of your blog can save you time and make you money! If you haven’t been on their site, please check it out. You can freelance on there to make extra money or hire experts on a project by project basis to help get your blog up and running!

Pic Monkey and CanvaA blogger’s best friends when it comes to making click-worthy pins, printables, blog or facebook banners and everything in between! I make all my pins on Canva and/or Pic Monkey and I love them!

123RF Stock Photos: We all need great stock photos to make our pins. 123RF has an excellent selection and flexible pricing plans. Right now they’ve got 40 credits for $39 which is pretty great considering you could use each photo three or four different ways to make your pins look unique and different each time. Check them out here today!

Deposit Photos: Another great stock photo site so your pins look original and not like everyone else’s on Pinterest. They have very reasonable and flexible pricing plans and their photos will really make your pins stand out above the rest! Check them out here today!

Grammarly is another great blogging tool, especially if you’re like me and didn’t rock grammar in High School! You need not worry, Grammarly’s got you covered and you won’t embarass yourself with those kinds of mistakes.

My Top Recommended Courses for Blogging

Taking blogging courses from tried and true bloggers who teach you what worked for them – and who show you their income reports to prove it – saves you so much time and tons of heartache! Of course, you don’t have to take anyone’s course to become a successful blogger, but they can be a shortcut to success and you can start blogging without making many of the newbie mistakes and monetize your blog faster!

Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing gives you a system and strategies for picking the right affiliate products to promote and how to create the Pinterest (free!) traffic to get those conversions! The course is constantly being updated (evergreen) but best part is the private Facebook group and Tailwind tribe you get to join where you can ask all your burning questions and get advice from pro bloggers in real-time! Michelle consistently makes $50,000.00 per month with affiliate marketing so she is THE one to learn from on this topic. I made my first two affiliate sales within two months of taking her course and that’s just the beginning!

Pinterest Traffic Avalanche teaches you how to grow your traffic significantly using Pinterest. They explain the different schedulers, all the analytics all with full video and pdf tutorials on what to do to create pins that go viral and more importantly how to stay out of Pinterest jail! Lauren and Alex grew their blog and are making $100,000.00 per month – and they did this in under three years!

Pinteresting Strategies teaches a whole other way to take advantage of Pinterest as a massive driver of traffic to your blog. Carly Campbell of MommyonPurpose.com teaches a manual pinning strategy that doesn’t require schedulers. She’s clearly also gained some serious knowledge about the Pinterest algorithm and went from 0 – 200,000 page views on her blog in just seven months! Her course is also really well priced and worth the read even if you plan to use a scheduler.

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