One benefit of building a business, a brand or even a blog from the ground-up, is that you have an opportunity to learn new skills, try new products, and learn of new tools and tricks of the trade. Here, you will find all of the products and services that I recommend, and deem to be of the highest quality.
Recommended Courses for YOUR Side Hustles
(These are my affiliate links. Key note: if I am an affiliate, that means I, too, was a student of these courses. I recommend each and everyone one personally.)
Blogger U by Pete McPherson – Learn about blogging the right way. Sign up for the whole course, for a month or for a year… it’s up to you.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner – Making money through affiliate sales without being spammy.
$10K VA by Kayla Sloan – Being a Virtual Assistant could be as easy as hanging a shingle out your door, but why not do it right and make the big bucks? Kayla teaches you how.
Break up with Clients by Michelle Jackson – Want to learn more about affiliate marketing without having a megablog? Learn from a networking guru.
Recommended Services and Products
(in alphabetical order)
Audible Books (app for access to audio recordings of all genres and forms of the written word)
BookOutlet: I am fortunate enough to be local to the one retail store, and I am so impressed by this company. Find the resource you want at 50-90% off retail price. They carry nearly every genre, including giftables like cookbooks, children’s puzzles and audio books. It’s worth checking out.
Erin Condren LifePlanners: One of the best planners you will ever find. These amazing gems are customizable and just the right size for everyday life. Choose daily, weekly and monthly layouts, regular or mini sized books, hardbound or coiled. This is a quality product, made with you in mind.
FreshBooks: Cloud-based accounting software used by freelancers, entrepreneurs, and professionals everywhere, especially those dressed in yoga pants and have mini-entrepreneurs-in-training in tow. Try it now free for 30 days.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: How to build a six figure blog without millions of visitors or selling your soul by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner. This is the course to start monetizing your site. Don’t debate about it, just sign up now.
Mylo (app for passively investing your spare change)
**use promo code BENDNEVERBREAK for your first $5.00 free**
Rockstar Finance: Canadian and American cream of the crop directories on blogs, books and many other resources. Make this a favourite to go back to again and again.
ShareaSale: A directory for merchants to promote their products and services, and for affiliates to be rewarded for promoting those merchants. Something for everyone, and great opportunity for new merchants to get exposure.
SiteGround: My hosting company that supports many web page builders, including WordPress. It makes the process easy: I was able to export my posts from my non-hosted site to here with just a click. If you are starting out, or established, there’s a plan for you, starting at $3.95. Click here to get started. (If a referral source doesn’t tell you they use the host company, how do they know it’s worthwhile? New upgrades all the time, including free backups now available on all plans.)
TurboTax: Tax Software made available online. No need to purchase software at the store. File simple returns for free, or select your plan based on your needs, not someone else’s. Available in Canada and United States.
WealthSimple (app for passively investing your savings)
**use this link to get an additional $10,000 managed for free for 12 months**
My Bookshelf: (in alphabetical order)
The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone
Build Your Business, Grow Your Team, and Make More Money in 30 Days: A month’s worth of tips and tricks geared to direct sales and small home based businesses (Book 1) by Stephanie Fortin
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t by Michael Losier
Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned In School by Andrew Hallam
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Wealthing like Rabbits by Robert B. Brown
You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Do you have recommendations? Have a link or an app that you would like shared? Send me a message with your information, and we will check it out!