Welcome to the recommendations page.
This is where I keep all the good stuff.
A list of my absolute favorite and go-to products, companies and services online. These are resources that I use myself and/or know they serve a good value.
Full disclosure – Some of the links on this page will be affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you purchase through my link at no additional cost to you. I do, however, genuinely love and believe in the recommendations listed and I wouldn’t have them on this list if I didn’t. I just want to be completely honest with you. Please head to my disclaimer page if you want to learn more about affiliate links.
All good vibes. I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I have.
I’ve divided the resources into separate categories to make it easier for you.
Design Your Dream Life Academy is for anyone who wants to change and improve their life. You’ll learn how to master your mindset, improve productivity and time management, and set goals to design your dream life. I’ve taken this course and it has been absolute life-changing on so many levels. Worth every penny.
The Productivity Planner by Intelligent Change is my all-time favorite planner. It’s what I use to prioritize my to-do’s, plan out my days, make sure everything is on track and it’s how I move forward with my goals and dreams. This planner makes it all easy and enjoyable. Plus, it’s really pretty. If you struggle with procrastination, this would be my number one recommendation to solve that problem.
Intelligent Change is also the company behind this amazing journal, the Five Minute Journal. It’s a physical gratitude journal and it is beautiful. You learn how to set the right tone for the day and check in with yourself every morning and evening for gratitude and reflection.
The journal helps me to live my days with more intention and it just makes me happy.
I’m addicted to Audible for my personal development needs. This is the app I use to listen to my favorite books – I prefer listening rather than reading, to be honest, and many of the books are actually read by the author, which is amazing. Try it for free for 30 days. I did and I never looked back.
Starting a Blog
If you wish to start a blog, it needs to live somewhere on the internet. Think of a hosting service as the house that your blog lives in. Bluehost is my number one recommendation. It’s the hosting platform that I use for my blog. It’s easy to use, affordable and reliable. Perfect for new bloggers. You also get a free domain when you sign up which is amazing. Most hosting services don’t offer that.
Blog With A Full-Time Job was the first blogger course I ever took, and I absolutely love it. Created by six-figure blogger, Natalie Bacon. She started out blogging while working full time which then later became her full-time gig. In other words, this course was created from Natalie’s own experience as a blogger which is motivating in itself. Perfect if you want to take the leap and start your own business while working full time.
Natalie covers the basics, how to schedule your time and centers a lot around marketing, which is essential when creating a blog. I keep coming back to this course. For anyone who’s working full time and want to start a successful blog on the side.
Divi is an amazing website theme, to help you design your blog. It’s very user-friendly and easy to use, especially if you don’t know much coding and are a new blogger. It’s also very customizable and as a big bonus, it looks professional! Divi is the theme I first started out with when I started my blogging journey. It’s a good theme for beginner bloggers!
Launch Your Blog is a great course to get you started if you are brand new to blogging and wish to start one. It is extremely detailed and easy to follow. At the beginning of my blogging journey, I took both this course and Blog With A Full-Time Job. This course was created by bloggers who made $100K their first year blogging. Need I say more?
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche is a must for newbie (or I should say ALL) bloggers. A course that helped me get my Pinterest strategies in check, increased my views on Pinterest to over 2 million views a month.
The course was created by Lauren McManus and Alex Nerney who are both full-time bloggers and started their blogging journey focusing solely on getting traffic from Pinterest. It is a gold mine. There are a lot of Pinterest courses out there, but this is, in my opinion, the best one out there.
Growing Your Online Business
ConvertKit is the email marketing service that I use. In order to grow your blog and online business into something sustainable (ie: MAKE $$) you absolutely need to sign up for an email marketing service. The money is in your email list, that is a fact – so it’s extremely important that you start to collect emails as soon as you have your blog up and running.
ConvertKit is the best option (in my opinion). It’s easy to use and get to know, visually
appealing and their customer service is awesome. They are always there for you.
Make Money Blogging For Beginners is the perfect course if you are just starting out with blogging and ready to look for ways to monetize your blog, and make your first $1K. Created by bloggers who are currently making a $100K + a month. In order words, they really know what they are talking about.
Six Figure Blogger is the course that will teach you to become just that, a six-figure blogger. If you are looking to create your own digital products this is an absolute must.
I’m currently going through this course for the third time and the creators go through all deets that go into becoming a six-figure blogger and making a sustainable amount of money online. It is a total game-changer.
This course is aimed more towards intermediate to advanced bloggers. If you’re just starting out with monetizing your blog, I would suggest you check out their Make Money Blogging For Beginners course.
Note: It only works if you do the work.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a course that teaches you the how, the what, the everything there is to know about affiliate marketing. It can be a tricky business, so investing in this course was the best thing I did for my business.
Created by the queen of affiliate marketing herself, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who earns over $50,000 with affiliate marketing every month. She shares her wise wisdom in this course and I am so thankful for it. A must for every blogger who wants to make money online, and wants to take her/his business to the next level.
Lead Pages is the platform and service that I use to create my landing pages, for freebies, products and so on. Lead Pages is my favorite tool for creating unique landing pages. It’s easy to use and you can create professional and beautiful looking pages without having to be a coding expert. I love it!
Tailwind is the service I use to schedule out my pins to Pinterest. It’s such a timesaver – it schedules out pins automatically so I can focus on other things related to my business, even when I’m on holiday. If you’re a blogger, Tailwind is, in my opinion, a must. It also has a super handy analytics feature, which I use to evaluate how my pins and boards are performing.