My Recommendations

Welcome to the Mommies Making Money Now Resource Section, a curated list of the tools and websites I recommend for assisting you in your frugal and financial journey. These resources will help you build wealth, cut expenses and help manage your finances. I have tested every recommendation on this page.

You will also find resources to help you build your online business and start a successful blog.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission.  This commission comes at no additional cost to you.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to purchase something. You can see our full disclosure here.

 

SAVING MONEY

Ebates: Earn cash back just by shopping online! Click on my referral link for $10 cash back for your first $25 spent online!~

Honey: Another money-saving app like Ebates that helps you find the best deals when you shop!~

Airbnb: You know me, I love traveling but I hate spending a lot of money when I travel. That’s why I highly recommend using Airbnb when you travel! You can stay in some super cute accommodations (they have choices for any price range). Support someone’s side hustle! Click on my referral link and you will get $40 credit on your next reservation!~

Booking: Get 10% off your next booking on Booking.com! This is what I use when I need to book a hotel or hostel.~

World Nomads Travel Insurance: I never recommend you travel without the proper travel insurance. Use World Nomads for some peace mind on your next vacation.

$5 Meal Plan: Get meal planning inspiration to save money on groceries!

Skyscanner: My favorite site to use when searching for the cheapest flights!

MANAGING MONEY

TransferWise – I use TransferWise for transferring money online. It’s quick and safe. The fees are the lowest I’ve seen (beats PayPal anyway)! Sign up through my link to get your first transfer for free!

CoinBase – I use CoinBase to manage my cryptocurrencies. Sign up for a free account and get $10 of cryptocurrencies for free!

STARTING A BLOG

Hosting

Bluehost: I use Bluehost and recommend it wholeheartedly. You can get a plan for as little as $3.95/month and it comes with a free domain ($15 value)! Learn how to start a blog here.~

WordPress Theme

Studiopress: For the sleekest and fastest-running WordPress themes on the net!~

 

Email service provider

ConvertKit: You have probably heard the saying that the money is in the list. ConvertKit is the most recommended email service provider because it is so easy to use. Click for a free month trial!

Stock Images

I use the following sites for the stock images on my blog:

Unsplash: Unsplash is completely free and they have stock images on just about everything you can search for!

Styled Stock Society: Styled Stock Society offers access to 1,000’s of high-quality, beautiful, feminine-styled stock photos starting at only $25/month. Having a membership to Styled Stock Society saves you time as all the best stock images are there in one place. I signed up for their newsletter and receive free images to my inbox every month.

She Bold: I also love She Bold’s styled stock. Super feminine, and super pretty. You get free monthly stock photos emailed to you just for signing up.

Graphic Design Tools

Canva: I use Canva to make most of the graphics of my blog. Canva is easy to use and absolutely free!

PicMonkey:  Attractive long images have a better chance of being pinned. It’s just a fact. PicMonkey is an amazing editor, but it also has Pin templates! People like pretty things that are bold and descriptive. I edit every single photo that goes on my blog. Signing up for PicMonkey Royale gives you access to all their extra fonts, colors, stamps and editing tools for $3.99 a month. Visually advertising your blog and posts with PicMonkey gives you the extra professional edge every site needs~

Sell Digital Products

SendOwl: To help sell digital products!

TOOLS TO RUN YOUR BLOG

Social media scheduling Tools

Tailwind: I’m currently using a Pinterest scheduler called Tailwind. It’s helped me automate my pinning and to grow my followers with almost no effort from me. Click through my link to get a free month of scheduling and a $15 credit from Tailwind!~

Proofreader

Grammarly: I don’t have the luxury of having a proofreader for every post I write so I take advantage of Grammarly. Grammarly is totally free (but you can upgrade for higher functionality). It checks for spelling and grammatical errors on everything I post (including blog posts, emails, Tweets, and more)! I’ve installed the Safari browser extension and Grammarly is always checking my spelling in the background.

BLOGGING COURSES

Freebies

Secret Blueprint for Blogging Success: Dream of becoming a full-time blogger? Here’s a roadmap for blogging success!~

120 Awesome Blog Post Ideas: Running out of blog post ideas? Well, here’s 120. That should last you a while!~

7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight: These are 7 useful tips to boost your blog income overnight! Don’t miss out on income that you could have otherwise earned! 

Blogging

How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul: Ruth Soukup is a 7-figure blogger. This book discusses the step-by-step framework used by thousands of bloggers to launch a successful and profitable blog.~

Billionaire Blog Club: An amazing blogging course that teaches you everything from the very basics to how to REALLY make money from your blog. The Pinterest section is one of my favorites, I learned so much. The course is only open a few times a year. If you don’t want to commit to a full-blown course, I would definitely recommend that you at least purchase the Pinterest Manual, which lays out the perfect Pinterest strategy to grow your blog!

Pinterest

Pinteresting Strategies: I love this ebook. It was the best $32 I ever spent. After implementing these strategies, I started receiving 200 visitors daily from Pinterest (at my peak I received 2,500 visitors in one day!). This book and the strategies worked for me today, in 2018. [EDIT: The price is now $47 but you can get $5 with the discount code PINNING5]

Billionaire Blog Club Pinterest Manual: This ebook taught me SO much about how to automate pinning for Pinterest. So glad I discovered this jewel!

The Pinterest Launch Plan: A fairly new ebook/course that just came out. This teaches you everything from how to set up your Pinterest profile all the way to growing to 800 clicks per day. Highly recommend!

Affiliate Marketing

Shareasale: Shareasale provides some of the best affiliate programs available. You will have access to thousands of merchants in seconds, and you can scan 1000’s of promotion possibilities daily. It’s an affiliate marketers dream.

To become a Shareasale Affiliate click this link. It takes less than 2 minutes to get signed up

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This is one of the most popular affiliate marketing courses. Michelle, the course creator, earns over $50,000 a month from affiliate marketing. After I bought this course, I started making money from affiliate marketing right away.

Mailing List

List Love: I love this course! Jennifer grew her email list to 10,000 subscribers in less than 6 months! I’m learning a ton from this course and she’s really taught me how to attract subscribers for life 🙂

 

 

Dream BIG... the possibilities are endless!
Take Care,
Kelli