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Hello and welcome to my personal finance blog! I created this blog to help myself and others create cash flow and achieve financial freedom after some extraordinary life events almost took me off course. I’m building this blog and working on my real estate investments and will also be buying non-performing mortgage notes for my own portfolio to create passive income aka cash flow. I’m also going to be talking about my job hunt as well as some side hustles I have in the works until my mortgage notes business and my blog can replace my income. Keep track of my progress and learn how I’m doing it!

While you’re here check out my resources page as it’s filled with all my favorite online tools!

*This post may contain affiliate links which means if you click a link on this page and make a purchase we may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we use and love. Thank you for supporting our blog!  Our polices page can be found here. 

Please also check out my bookshelf to see which blogging books I read before I set up my blog. I’ve also added my favorite books on mortgage notes as well as some personal development books I swear by. I’m a book nerd and I tend to read at least three books on any topic before I take on a new project.

And you’ll also definitely check out How To Start A Blog Easily In Ten Minutes here! 

This month I will be taking the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner who writes an awesome personal finance blog called Making Sense of Cents. I will be posting my thoughts on the course and progress and results in a few weeks.

How Michelle makes $50,000 a month in Affiliate Marketing!

*Update 5/13/18 I took Michelle’s course and I will be writing a review of it in two months once I’ve had the time to implement the pages of notes I took and track my results. After all, if you’re going to spend money on a course you want your ROI to reflect that. I saw the value of driving traffic so I started growing my Pinterest following right away as I knew that it would take time to grow my followers enough to join those elusive group boards everyone talks about and my results are fantastic! It’s only been a week and I’ve grown from 21 followers to 632 followers! And I followed Michelle’s instructions exactly as she lays them out in her Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing course. Money well spent!

*Update 9/8/18 I’ve made several affiliate sales which have officially more than covered the cost of her course! I know the knowledge I’ve gained about affiliate marketing will keep paying off for years to come and that this is just the beginning. Once again, this was money well spent!

*Disclosure: there are affiliate links in this post. If you click a link and make a purchase on this page I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog! 

I also plan on taking Pinterest Traffic Avalanche by Createandgo.co and will be posting my thoughts and progress/results on that course as well.

Pinterest Traffic Avalanche
Design Your Days With Pinterest Traffic Avalanche

*Update 6/7/18 I took Lauren and Alex’s course and will also be writing a full review of it once I’ve had the chance to test my implementations and show results from the course. But so far I felt like the class has something for everyone. It’s great for the beginner blogger who is just getting going on Pinterest as a traffic source and those Ninja Secrets were AWESOME! Plus, you also get access to Lauren and Alex’s private facebook group which is worth the price of the course itself since you can ask all your blogging questions and get answers from the community and Lauren and Alex themselves! Invaluable! Again, money well spent and I expect to be able to monetize the knowledge gained from this course as well! I can’t wait to design my days using the tips I’ve learned from the Pinterest Traffic Avalanche Course. 

*Update 9/8/18 I’ve just hit about 10,000 page views per month and I just started my blog in May, 2018! Pinterest Traffic Avalanche really works! And I’m only just getting started!

I’m really excited you’re here and I can’t wait to share my blogging journey with you and post my very first report from this blog and updates on my home business!

Some Of My Favorite Resources…

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Here are some of my favorite resources…

For great side hustle ideas…

If you need to make some quick cash I recommend Survey Junkie. It’s 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. All you have to do is give them your honest opinion and you earn money! Try Survey Junkie and earn $10 just for registering 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!

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 and 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!

If you’re looking to start a blog…

Bluehost: I’ve been 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!)

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! I started with the basic plan and have since upgraded to their unlimited tribes power up so I can make the most of my tribes and their reach to grow my traffic!

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!

You can also find a full list of my favorite resources and online tools here! 

*This post may contain affiliate links which means if you make a purchase from a link on this page we may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we use and love. Thank you for supporting our blog!  Our polices page can be found by clicking here. 

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