From time to time I have people asking me for recommendations for products that I love so I decided to list them here so you can find them easily. These are products, websites, services and companies that I use and/or deem to be valuable.
*Please Note: Some of these may be affiliates. That means I may get a commission for purchases made through my links but these are all products that I highly recommend. I only list products that I personally use or have verified. Thanks for supporting a small business!*
Rakuten (formally known as Ebates) is a money-saving website that allows you to earn cashback on products you’re already buying. All you do is go to their website and click on the store that you are going to be buying from and shop as you would normally shop. Rakuten receives a commission for referring you and then you get cashback from that. Pretty awesome huh?
There are no contracts, no hidden fees, no activation fees, no roaming charges and you can change your plan at any time. You purchase the phone upfront, they ship it to you and then you activate it and choose your plan.
You can pay monthly or yearly and all plans offer unlimited talk and text. And you have the option to purchase up to 15 extra GB per month.
This is the blog hosting site that I use and recommend. They offer you a free domain and 24/7 support. Plans start as little as $3.95 a month! Their customer support has been very helpful to me as I am not that tech-savvy. 😉
Genesis Studiopress is the “Parent” or Framework for my site (basic design, security, code, and SEO Foundation). They have great support and everything works great with WordPress.
Studiopress uses Child Themes. Child Themes are like the skin of your site. They function as pure design elements like colors, fonts, etc.
Pretty Darn Cute
Pretty Darn Cute is the child theme that I use for my site. I love the feminine look and it’s really functional. They have very affordable child themes so help you make your blog stand out.
Another thing that I love about Pretty Cute Designs is that they walk you through EVERYTHING. They have tutorials for every theme and they even have basic WordPress video tutorials.
Shopify is what I use for my shop. I have had nothing but a good experience with Shopify. They really make it easy to set up your shop and everything you need for your shop is right on their platform. Definitely a game-changer if you have a physical or digital product to sell!
This is one of the courses I took when I first started blogging. It is a great beginner blogging course. Tracie explains everything you need to know to set your blog up the right way.
You’ll learn about:
- Blog Design
- How to set up your site navigation
- Blog Analytics
- Legal aspects of blogging
- How to write up the perfect blog posts
- Email Lists
- and more!
Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing
If you have your blog set up and you want to start earning some money, this is an excellent course that explains the ins and outs of affiliate marketing.
An important part of monetizing your blog is learning how to correctly use affiliates and Michelle explains how she does it.
Another great course I took. If you have a shop or would like to set up a Shopify shop, this course is a must. Sarah goes in-depth on how to set up your shop the right way so that you can start making money right away.
This course is FULL of information. It has literally everything you’d ever need to know about starting up a Shopify store.
FB Ads For Bloggers
Are you interested in learning how to use Facebook Ads for your blog? This course is a very detailed, comprehensive and packed full of information.
I love the way they teach this too. It’s all video-based but they have broken down the videos into smaller sections so you can go back and watch what you need to.