Recommendations

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Check out my list of recommended sites that I use super often!  *ahem* my favorite section is the deals 😉

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Tailwind  – A bloggers lifeline for Pinterest!  This app really helps in keeping up with your scheduled posting needs (a must for bloggers to drive traffic).  It’s mega easy to use and so very organized!  Their plus plan starts at $10/month which includes 400 scheduled posts each month!  Also, when you sign up through my link here, you’ll get a nice discount.

 

Desygner –  Do you see all the graphics I use on my blog?  I’ve done this with the help of Desygner.  It’s sooo easy to use, and you don’t need a graphic design background for it (I definitely don’t have one). You just need a vision.  BUT, even if you don’t have a vision, they have wonderful templates!  Their plans range from Free – $11.95/month.  I’ve tried Canva to start, but eventually switched to Desygner as they had much more images and templates for me. They do have a very user-friendly mobile app too!

I’ve also partnered with Desygner to get you guys a sweet sweet discount for their Premium membership.  It’s only available through my link here.

 

Piktochart – Do you ever see those cool infographics, um I don’t know, everywhere? You can easily make them here with their awesome templates.

 

iPage– After days of research, they’ve made my start for this blog very seamless and painless.  The cost is the lowest I’ve ever seen for website hosting.  I’ve never had any downtime, and always had quick responses to questions, or if I needed help with anything.

 

SiteGround – If iPage wasn’t around, I’d definitely sign up with SiteGround.  They’re known to be ultra fast and I’ve had amazing experience with their customer service too!Web Hosting

 

 

BlueHost A lot of other bloggers have recommended BlueHost – I haven’t found their customer service mega helpful, but a lot of other bloggers still swear by them.

 

WordPress – If you’re serious about blogging, you’ll want to go to WordPress.org not WordPress.com.  I know you’ll probably say they look the same, but they aren’t.  I’ll expand why in a different post.  BUT, if you are creating your blog through iPage (or a few other hosting sites), they will probably include a WordPress.org account anyway

 

 

ConvertKit – BEST way to set up a subscribers list, and more! I’ve tried other free programs and needed multiple programs to do everything that ConvertKit does in one.  WELL worth it to start and stay with them. (Also, if you sign up through my link, you get a free 30-day trial!)

StumbleUpon – Just a really great way to find and connect to blogs all over the world!

Mail Chimp – Very easy to use subscription/email platform

PicJumbo – My absolute favorite site for FREE stock photos!  The photographer takes absolutely stunning photos!

FlexOffers – HUGE affiliate network for bloggers.

 

 

 

interact – The ultimate lead generator for your business!

 

 

 


Deals

Amazon – One stop shop for everything.  I use Amazon Prime and the 2-day shipping is just so convenient.

 

Red Flag Deals – My favorite deal hunting website.

 

ebates – Add this on to your online shopping that you find through red flag deals, and you got yourself some extra money back with no effort at all.  Also when you sign up through this link, you’ll get a $5 credit! Free money!  You can also read how I use it to save money with other deals in my post How I save $4,500 a year, and make money on my way to work!

 

WagJag – They have discounts for pretty much anything you could want! I like to browse it for random things they have on a mega sale or sometimes they have things I use regularly for 80% (toothbrush refills and protein bars lately ha ha) but seriously, check it out once in a while and they may have things that might surprise you!

 

Yelp I really like Yelp for their restaurant reviews.  It’s fairly popular among the dining crowd so I know I can find a plenty of opinions online!  Also, sometimes they have local deals which is pretty cool.  I’ve used it though to look up new restaurants and book reservations online.  Very handy when you’re like me and always hungry!

 

Swagbucks Um, so so awesome.  Similar to Ebates, you log in and do your regular online shopping and you earn “Swagbucks” to redeem for gift cards/Paypal credits!  Sometimes they even have their own special deals!  Sign up through my link and you get a $5 bonus to start! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

 

 

 


Surveys

Vindale – Easy site.  I’ve seen surveys pay from $0.28 – $75! Also a $2 bonus when you sign up

 


Travel

CheapFlights – One of the easiest sites to use to find deals for flights, hotels, and vacations.  They search other sites for you, so you save time searching, and have more time planning your trip!

Cheapoair – Is another go-to for cheap flights since often they have special offers or coupons!  Including $30 off domestic flights when you use my link here!