This is a list of my all-time favorites and all of my recommendations for anyone looking to save some money (or make some)!
Whether you are looking for finance, real estate, investing or blogging recommendations, these are my holy-grail products and things I swear by!
I will update this list periodically as I come across new favorites!
Favorite Ways To Increase Credit Scores
1. Self Lender Credit Builder
You basically create an account with Self and make monthly payments to your account.
Self then reports these payments to all three credit bureaus!
At the end of your 12 or 24 month plan (whichever you choose), Self sends you back your money.
So, you build your credit with monthly payments, diversify your credit mix and save a lump sum of money!
It's also free to sign up!
If you want to see my full Self Credit review, you can watch the video below.
2. Experian Boost
Experian Boost is probably the fastest way in the world to increase your credit score.
You literally press a button and your score could go up anywhere from a few points to 50+ points.
Did I mention it's free?!
My Favorite Money Savers:
This is more like a life-hack than anything, because you shop like you normally would and cash gets sent to you!
Can't beat that!
Rakuten is a free browser extension that gives you cash-back when you shop online.
I mostly use it when I buy things online at Amazon, Ebay, and Nike.
I've saved around $600 dollars with Rakuten doing my normal shopping.
The best part is that it's free and super easy to set up.
You also get $10 for FREE when you sign up and spend $25 on your normal purchases!
2. Amazon Prime
I use Amazon Prime ALL the time. I think I'm largely responsible for making Jeff Bezos so wealthy!
As I began to mature and grow up, I started to use Amazon Prime less. JOKING! I'm on Prime all the time!
Whether, I'm shopping for myself or others, there is a new package arriving what seems to be everyday!
ALSO, with Prime you get access to all of Amazon's movies and TV shows that are so underrated!
Amazon Prime has a special offer going on right now where you can get Prime for FREE for 30 days!
Take advantage of this and cancel before 30 days if you don't want to pay the monthly fee!
Audible is a game changer for me. I enjoy reading, but I prefer listening to audiobooks and podcasts.
Audible has a crazy good amount of audio books to choose from.
Anything from investing to cooking to mental disorders!
It's great because I'm always on the move and I can take my audiobooks with me and listen to them in the car or while I'm working out.
Audible is running a special promotion right now where if you sign up for a FREE account, you get 2 free audiobooks as well as a 30-60 day free trial to play around with the platform.
This is a no brainer!!
Get two free audiobooks and then cancel your account if you're not interested in paying the monthly fee after your free trial expires!
My Favorite Investment Platforms:
Webull is my favorite investment and brokerage platform. Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced trader, Webull is a great option.
They also have the best promotions in the industry. You can get TWO FREE STOCKS for creating an account and one of those is valued up to $1,400 dollars!
The caveat is that you'll get one free stock just for creating a free account, but you'll have to deposit $100 to get the second stock for free.
Good news is that once you make the deposit and receive your second FREE STOCK, you can withdraw your money back to your bank and still keep both stocks!!
You'd be crazy not to take advantage of this while the promotion is still running!
Acorns is an awesome option for someone brand new to investing or someone who may not have a lot of extra money to save. As a matter of fact, it can be a great option for anyone!
I still use it to this day. The feature I like most is that you can invest your spare change. Each time you use your debit or credit card, Acorns will round it up to the nearest dollar and invest that spare change for you automatically!
Trust me...saving 76 cents here and 26 cents there really can add up fast! You also don't have to stress about investing large sums of money at one time! You also get $5 just for creating an account!
My Favorite Blogging Products:
If you're looking to start a WordPress blog for cheap, Bluehost is the way you do it.
It's what I still use today and you can get it for as little as $4 dollars per month (best & cheapest in the business).
It's rated one of the best hosting companies and I recommend it to all my readers who want to start a blog.
It's also super easy to create an account and their support team is awesome!
I wouldn't be having this level of success if it wasn't for Bluehost.
PicMonkey has officially taken over as my graphic design and photo editor of choice!
It's SO EASY to use...even for complete beginners!
You can upload your own photos or use any of their templates that come sized to fit any social media platform.
There are hundreds of pre-built templates you can choose from just like the one above.
You can leave it as is or add in your own images, designs, colors and MORE!!
Canva is the most popular graphic design company out there!
Many bloggers and content creators prefer to use Canva over any other software.
You can't go wrong with Canva or PicMonkey!
They make it so easy and give you unlimited templates to get started. All you have to do is change the text and colors to fit your style!
Canva has both a free and paid version.
You can get away with the free version for most things, but I upgraded to the paid version because it's cheap ($9.95/month) and because I want all of the features!
5. 17th Avenue Designs
I love 17th Avenue Designs! They have sleek theme designs for any type of blog!
They have so many options to choose from and will have a theme for every niche.
I think the combination of whites and tans add a very clean and professional appearance.
Their themes are super affordable and stick out from all of the free themes.
It's absolutely worth it to upgrade to one of these themes and be different than the thousands of people using the free themes.
BTW, my exact theme is called Amelia.
If you are a Pinterest or Instagram user (which you are), then this is the #1 blogging software that you NEED!
Tailwind is a company that can schedule pins to go out on Pinterest.
If you're a blogger or looking to start blogging, Pinterest is a great way to increase your traffic.
In order to stay active on the platform without spending hours everyday posting pins, Tailwind is a lifesaver!
You'll NEVER have time to sit and manually pin those yourself everyday so it's awesome to have Tailwind do it for me (even while you're sleeping).
Instead of spending 10 hours per week on posting on social media, you'll only be spending an hour 🙂
ConvertKit is what I currently use to do all my emails.
Email lists may not be the most interesting thing in the world to spend your time on, but it may be the most important thing.
It is vital you build a list because you can build those relationships and then turn your subscribers into returning customers with the awesome products or services you're providing!
Many bloggers that make $50,000+ per month recommend ConvertKit as the leading email provider and say that over half of their income comes just from their email list.
If you focus all of your time on Instagram and they disappear some day, so does your followers/customers!
Just like Vine did back in the day and many people making a full-time income were completely devastated!
You'll still have all of your email subscribers if this type of thing were to happen!
If you have a website/blog for yourself or your business, it is EXTREMELY important that you are making sure your blog is legal and includes all of the provisions you need to protect yourself.
For this, I use all of A Self Guru products.
If you don't, you're at risk of being sued and losing a lot of money (not to mention, your site could be shut down & lose all of your content).
My friend, Amira at www.aselfguru.com is a lawyer and a blogger who has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs with their legal pages plus thousands of her clients!
She works full-time as a lawyer and has been working with business owners and entrepreneurs for more than 8 years helping them protect their online businesses legally!
I’m so glad I found her and her Legal Bundle, which is trusted by thousands of bloggers like me!
How much is it?
It's super affordable and quick!
Most lawyers will charge you thousands of dollars for the same type of policies, but the legal bundle is only $157 with this coupon code!
I personally purchased the Legal Bundle and it only took 5 minutes to add my personal information to the pre-built template!
Then, it's as easy as copy and pasting the documents into your website!
Make sure you don't overlook this part of your website or blog because this may not be the most exciting part, but it is the most important part!
My Favorite Podcast Software
Buzzsprout is one of my favorite platforms out there and they've been extremely supportive of my work.
They have free options and even give you a $20 Amazon gift card if you try a paid plan!
They've even went out of their way to sponsor one of my YouTube videos centered around helping others start a podcast.
If you're interested in starting a podcast for free, here's the video:
Along with Buzzsprout, I'm also using Captivate to host my podcast.
I'm testing out which I like better and will be the better fit long-term.
So far they've both been amazing!
You may not have interest in creating a podcast or have even thought this was possible, but Captivate makes this extremely easy!
They also distribute it out to Apple, Google and all of the other major podcast platforms so listeners can find your podcast easier!
Podcasts are a great way to make money with sponsored ads and grow your audience at the same time.
Creating your own podcast is fun! It can be a great hobby or way to make money.
Try creating yours for FREE: Try Captivate for FREE
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