Welcome to my recommendations! This page is to help you know the companies, products, resources, and tools I use to be successful in my various home businesses, saving money, and controlling my finances. All the recommendations are products that I have found helpful and know can help you too!

Please note that some of these links are through affiliate programs. That means that at no additional cost to you, I get a small commission. I can even offer special discounts and deals too.

Thanks to these awesome resources listed below, I have been able to make and save well over $10,000 in less than a year! Here’s a quick reference list to help you do it too! Go here to see my income reports for exact numbers on how these tools help me.

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Shopping & Coupon Savings

Ibotta
I have personally made hundreds of $ with ibotta! Get money back for items your regularly buy at the grocery store. Unlock your rebate, scan your receipt, get money. Use this link to get started with a $10 bonus!

Checkout51
Another awesome rebate app I use. You can use your phone or computer to upload receipts and get money back after you shop!

MobiSave
Upload a receipt, shop at any store, get paid within 24 hours, no minimum payout! Get money back within hours of submitting your receipt. They’re the easiest rebate app to use in my opinion!

Cartwheel
If you shop at Target then this app is a must!! You get free stuff when you accrue enough points, you save money on stuff you’re buying anyway, and the discount gets taken right at the register. Definite must have for Target shoppers!

BerryCart
Save money on healthy food. It’s all about organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Discover food deals, lean a fun fact, earn money!

Shopmium
Upload a receipt, get money back, no minimum payout. Get a free Lindt chocolate bar with my referral code: KYGKMHGH

The Coupons App
Save money at restaurants, clothing stores, find cheap gas, and more! Be sure to check this app before shopping anywhere!

SavingStar
Upload your receipt and earn money back. They reward more for bulk purchases!

Ebates
Earn money back from Amazon, Groupon, Kohls, ebay, and more! Plus, use my link and get $10 off your first $25 purchase!

FREE Home Phone Service – Ooma
Get FREE home phone service with a device called Ooma. I use it and LOVE it! It’s saved me hundreds on my phone bill. Check them out here and get a $20 Amazon gift card too!

Raise
But discount gift cards at raise.com. With savings like 10% at AMC theaters, 5% at Target, and 12% at Papa John’s, it makes sense to use gift cards at your favorite stores and easily save money with just a few clicks!

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Blogging and Website Tools

Bluehost

I highly recommend BlueHost for hosting your website! I use them and have been very happy. Click here to get unlimited hosting for $3.95/month and a free domain. They offer 24/7 support and a money back guarantee.

Total Theme

Total Theme from ThemeForest is what I use and recommend for your WordPress theme. It’s really easy to use, comes with great supports, lots of plugins, and very user-friendly. I am using it for My Income Journey and recommend it if you’re wanting a unique, custom, easy to use appearance to your website.

ShareASale

ShareASale is an affiliate marketing network that has been in business for 16 years and have 3,900+ affiliate programs. If you’re looking to monetize your blog I recommend signing up with ShareASale and applying to be an affiliate for companies you want to promote.

FlexOffers

FlexOffers is another affiliate marketing network that I use. They have over 6,000 affiliate programs and are very easy to work with. They are a must-have resource for making money with affiliate marketing.

Bigstock

Bigstock is a stock photography site where you can choose from thousands of images to use on your blog. There are many stock photography sites that have great photos and selection. I recommend Bigstock because you can use my link to get a free 14-day trial and download 5 images a day for a total of 70 free high quality images. No credit card required, cancel your trial at any time. If you continue with Bigstock and download more images, that’s great, if not then you have 70 free images to get you started!

SendinBlue

I use SendinBlue to manage my email lists and send out newsletters. I chose them because they’re FREE for unlimited contacts and up to 9,000 emails per month. If you need to send more than 9,000 emails per month then there starts to be a small fee, but up until then it’s completely free. They’re easy to use to design email campaigns with a drag and drop designer. No credit card required, try SendinBlue for free!

Viraltag

Viraltag is another awesome blogging tool that is FREE when you first get started. Viraltag is a social media scheduler that is an absolute must to make your social media life easier. Especially Pinterest! There are many choices for schedulers out there, but what I love about Viraltag is it works for Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and more! Plus you can try it for free and then if you’re a blogger you can get a special discount price and even get it free for 6 months.

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Surveys & Side Hustles

Swagbucks

Swagbucks is my #1 recommended survey site! I’ve personally made over $300 with them very easily! Swagbucks pays through gift cards (Amazon, Paypal, Walmart, etc.) and you earn money through surveys, playing games, shopping online, etc.

American Consumer Opinion

Make money taking surveys with American Consumer Opinion. They’ve been around since 1986 when members were snail mailing their survey results. Now they have several million members. Sign up for free here.

Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars offers multiple easy ways to earn money online. You can take surveys, print and redeem coupons, watch videos, click an email, search the web, and more! Use my link to sign up and you’ll start off with $5.00 in your account! Sign up here.

Vindale Research

Take simple surveys online, receive up to $50 per survey completed, make a difference by sharing your opinion, get paid in CASH, not points or gift cards. Make some easy cash with Vindale by signing up here.

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Financial Resources

Quicken

I use Quicken to track all my spending and income. It’s easy to use, customize, inexpensive, and can help you reach your financial goals.

Personal Capital

If you need help getting your finances in order, Personal Capital can help you plan your future, analyze your portfolio, and link all your accounts so you can see your net worth. They have investment services, wealth management, and an easy to use interface. Sign up to get their FREE finance app here!

Bullion Exchanges

Gold has been a recognized form of currency for thousands of years. To fully protect yourself you should have some money in gold, silver, or other metals. Bullion Exchanges has a huge selection of choices for 1st time buyers, collectors, and investors. They are BBB certified, well-known, and trusted. Head to their site to learn more about protecting your net worth through gold.

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My Favorite Beginner Piano Books

SheetMusicPlus.com

Buy sheet music online! Sheetmusicplus has over 1,000,000 songs to choose from. Plus, as a fun way to earn extra money, you can sell your songs on their website too!

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Where to Sell Your Photos

Shutterstock – my #1 recommendation! I’ve made about $3,000 with them.

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