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October has come and gone. It was one of the busiest months of my life. My 34th birthday was on the 17th. My girlfriend took me to New Orleans to celebrate the weekend before it. My birthday week started out the right way. After going to New Orleans and Dallas for FinCon, I can say that I am glad October is over. I was too busy. This post was supposed to come out during my birthday week. That didn’t happen.
It’s happening today though. I want to share with you 34 resources that can help you today. The resources can help you with your business, side hustles and other areas of your life.
The Total Money Makeover
The Total Money makeover was the book that changed my outlook on my debt. I’ve read The Total Money Makeover at least four times in the last few years. If you’re in a lot of debt, this book will help you get it under control if you listen to Dave Ramsey’s suggestions. He discusses something that he calls the “7 Baby Steps.” They are steps to financial freedom that everyone can do.
If you plan on drinking, don’t risk your life by driving, use Uber. I use Uber if I know that I will be drinking a lot when I go out. I also use it a lot when I go out of town. Sometimes I just don’t feel like renting a car. If you’ve never used Uber, try it out. Here’s a link for $15 off your first ride (New users only).
As my debt continues to decrease, I’m finally able to start investing a little money. Robinhood is one of the platforms that I use to invest with. They are giving all new members free stock when you sign up. Check out more info at my exclusive link.
Since I’m talking about stocks, I might as well discuss Stockpile. It’s another platform that I use. With most brokers, you have to purchase whole shares of stock. With Stockpile, that’s not the case. They allow you to buy fractional shares. For example, if company “A” charges $250 for a share of stock with other platforms, you’d have to pay $250 to get the share. With Stockpile, it is possible for you to get a fraction of it. So, if you only wanted to spend $100, you would get a fraction of the stock. For beginning investors, that’s a great option. They are currently giving new members $5 worth of stock to start out with. Get more info about Stockpile here.
Tailwind is one of two tools that I use to help with my Pinterest scheduling. Tailwind lets you see the stats of your pins. It shows you which ones have been repinned and which ones haven’t. They also have this feature called “tribes.” Tribes are another way to get your pins seen and shared by more people. If you are looking to try Tailwind, here’s a free month trial.
BoardBooster is the second Pinterest tool that I use. I schedule all my pins to my group boards with BoardBooster. For more info, check them out here.
I use Lyft when Uber has surge charges. In my opinion, they are just as good as Uber. Heck, in some cities they are better. Get a $5 credit if you are a new user here.
If you’re not utilizing Google Drive, you need to start using it immediately. Don’t laugh, but I was late on the train to this one. You can create blog drafts, notes, spreadsheets, save pictures and more in Google Drive.
If you’re a writer or a blogger, you should add the Grammarly extension to Google Chrome. Grammarly is an app that checks your grammar. If something is incorrect in a paragraph, Grammarly will highlight it and give you options to fix it. You can sign up for the free version of Grammarly here.
If you want to save money on your lodging, check out Airbnb. With Airbnb, you can rent people’s houses, condos and more. The prices are usually lower than many hotels. Here’s a coupon that will save you $40 on your first Airbnb stay over $75.
If you are looking for a place to get a domain name, check out GoDaddy. GoDaddy has been around for a few years now. They usually have great deals on domain names. Check their site here for more info.
The 5 Day Thrifting Challenge
If you’re looking for a way to make extra money, join my free 5 Day Thrifting Challenge. I teach people how to make money with things they get from the thrift store. Sign up for the challenge here.
Credit Sesame is one my favorite credit sites. Users can get a free credit score and so much more from them. They also give you recommendations on how to increase your score if it’s low. Use this link to create your free account today.
If you have a business or a side hustle, you won’t always be motivated. Your friends and family won’t always want to hear about it either. That’s where being involved with a mastermind group will help you. A mastermind group is a collection of people that share a common goal in motivating each other. You can talk to your group about your business and side hustles. I can’t tell you how much mine has helped me over the years. Everyone needs a few people that they can bounce ideas off of from time to time. My mastermind group understands what I’m working on and they provide a lot of support. Find about 3-4 people that are like-minded and get it started. Your business success depends on it!
Side Hustle Nation
Nick Loper is the ultimate side hustler. He has multiple streams of income including his blog, Side Hustle Nation, and podcast, The Side Hustle Show. His podcast is one of my favorites. I listen to it several times a week. His guests discuss different ideas and tips about their perspective businesses or side hustles. They will get you motivated.
Smart Passive Income
This is another one of my favorite blogs and podcasts. It’s hosted by Pat Flynn who is an entrepreneur that focuses on helping people create passive income. His podcast is full of gems. He has a couple of hundred interviews full of valuable info. He also gives you different strategies for running various businesses.
If you’re considering starting a website, you can go the free route (blogger, wordpress.com, etc.) or you can become self-hosted. If you’re serious and you plan to make money with your website, I’d choose the self-hosted route. Doing that will allow you to be in full control of your site. You can create it any way that you want to. You also have the opportunity to have a custom domain. For example, if I went the free route with this site, URL would be TheButlerJournal.wordpress.com. That doesn’t look good at all. Having my site self-hosted has allowed my domain to look professional. It also has given me the flexibility to grow my website the way I want to.
I recommend using Bluehost for hosting your website. They are one of the largest web hosting companies in the world. With them, you can get a free domain and a discount on your hosting. For more info, check out my step by step guide on how to make a website.
Hootsuite is one of my favorite tools to schedule my social media posts with. I’ve been using it to post on Twitter and Facebook for me for years.
I love to travel. Priceline is one of my favorite travel sites. I’ve been using them to book trips since I was in college. Check out this review I did on the site a couple of years ago.
Google Flights is a tool that I use for comparing flight prices. You can view most airline prices on the site. They also show you how you can save money by changing your departure or arrival date by a day or two.
You Are a Badass at Making Money
Taylor from Tay Talks Money suggested that I check out this audiobook a couple of months ago. I’m glad she did. The author, Jen Sincero has a no-nonsense approach when she’s reading the audiobook. She goes over how she wasn’t successful the first 40+ years of her life. She struggled with low paying jobs and lived in a garage. She was able to change that by changing her mindset. If you’re in a rut right now, give this book a read or listen.
This tool allows you to make online graphs and charts for your website. I use Infogram at least once a month when I share my debt updates.
If you are looking for a place to track your money, check out Personal Capital. You can add your checking & savings accounts, credit cards, student loans and investment accounts in one place. Personal Capital gives you a breakdown of your assets and liabilities. If you’re in a significant amount of debt, those numbers may shock you the first time that you see them.
The Millionaire Next Door
The Millionaire Next Door is a book written by Thomas J Stanley. It goes in depth about the spending habits of the wealthy.
If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money online, you should consider Swagbucks. You can make money by doing surveys, watching videos and more. For more info, check out my Swagbucks review.
Starting Your Amazon Side Hustle Course
If you’ve considered selling on Amazon, you should check out Sandy from Yes, I am Cheap’s course titled “Starting Your Amazon Side Hustle.” Sandy made $60,000 in three years selling on Amazon on the side. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty damn good.
This is one of my favorite sites to use royalty free images. Check out Pixaby here.
Everyone is not good at photoshop. I’m horrible at it. That’s where Canva comes in. Canva is a site where anyone can create images on there. The templates are very user-friendly.
Trip Advisor is a travel website that you can use to research things to do in different cities. You can also read reviews from other travelers on things such as hotels and restaurants.
If you are a freelancer, you should check out Fiverr. You can make money on the site by offering your service to people such as writing or graphic design work. If you have your own business, you can use Fiverr to find a VA or someone to help you create a logo. For more info about Fiverr, go here.
If you’re a freelancer looking for jobs, visit Upwork. On Upwork, people can find different type of work. Many of the jobs on Upwork are for freelance writers or graphic designers.
If you are looking for another way to make money online, check out Opinion Outpost. The site has thousands of survey opportunities. You can get cash and gift cards. Follow this link to sign up for Opinion Outpost.
eBates is a company that allows you to get cash back when you shop at online stores that they are affiliated with. Who doesn’t like getting money back? Some of the stores that you can earn cash back from are Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. To get started with eBates, go here.
The final tool that I’m sharing with you today is Udemy. Udemy is an online learning platform where you can enroll in different causes. There are over 55,000 courses for you to choose from. People like to say that they want to learn more things, but they can’t afford to go back to school. Udemy can help you with that. They have courses for as low as $10. Check them out below.
Wow, you have just finished reading the 34 resources that can help you today. Hopefully, you’ll find a few that can help you.
Have you used any of these tools before? What is your favorite one?