I’ve come across some great products and services that I think are really value-added. I created this page so that you can easily reference the items I recommend all in one place.
SiteGround – I use SiteGround for my web hosting services. They provide the service that posts my blog to the web. I’ve been really happy with their service and highly recommend them if you’re ready to start a blog of your own.
PicMonkey – I edit all the photos and graphics for my website with PicMonkey. After spending tons of hours trying to make professional-looking pictures and graphics for my website using my computer’s built-in software, I gave up and went looking for a tool to help me with this. Luckily, I found PicMonkey. I’m able to edit my photos and create professional-looking graphics in minutes with PicMonkey. It had taken me *hours* to do this with my computer’s built-in software. I only wish I’d found them sooner!
Social Warfare – I got the plug-in for my social media share buttons from Social Warfare. They have attractive, professional-looking buttons with lots of customizable options. Plus, their customer service is fantastic! I was struggling with the code to personalize the appearance of my share buttons. Their customer service team looked at my website code and gave me the exact code to fix the problem.
Tailwind – With Tailwind, you can schedule when your pins are posted to Pinterest. You can post all your pins for the rest of the week (or month) in a single day and then forget about it. It tracks repins so you can see what pins worked the best. They also have an option to schedule posts to Instagram.
ThemeForest – I found the design theme for my blog’s appearance on ThemeForest. Their design themes have great tutorials that can help you make tweeks to personalize the theme for your blog.
WordPress.org – You can use SiteGround to install the WordPress software. But if you have a question about how to use WordPress, go to WordPress.org. They have great tutorials and help forums to answer all your blogging-related questions.
TripAdvisor – When I’m scheduling tours for a trip, I like to check out TripAdvisor first to see if there are any discounted tours available at my destination. I’ll read through the customer reviews and check out the discounts offered to find the best tours for that location.
Money & Personal Finance
Mint.com – I use this website to track my purchases and investments. It helps me stick to my monthly budget and check that I’m on track for my retirement goals.
EveryDollar – This website is great for creating a monthly budget. The interface is really straightforward and easy to use. After I create my budget on EveryDollar, I plug it into Mint.com to track my purchases against my budget.