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Resources

I’ve built a comprehensive library of resources to help you succeed personally and in your business. Most of these I use personally and/or have a family member who finds these helpful. I will update this list as I find different resources worth mentioning.

My goal is to provide the most important resources you need as a mom, housewife, blogger, and/or entrepreneur. Whether you want to improve your personal finances, understand your customers, start or grow your business, or become a blogger, these tools provide the knowledge you need to achieve your goals. I am confident these will be as useful for you as they have been for thousands of other moms, housewives, bloggers and entrepreneurs.

Disclaimer: some of these links below may be affiliate links, and I will earn small commission if you purchase through those links. There is no extra cost to you. Please note, I only recommend the products and services I believe in and trust.

Learn more about personal finance and how to start a blog. Become financially wise with the help of resources I recommend! I update this list here as often as possible, so keep checking back!

 

Personal Finance Resources

Awesome Books

 MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom – Who could not be pleased with the extent of the content, its breadth, and details of which have been extraordinarily explained? The author is the “spiritual leader” and self-help provider. He verses with an inspirational style that cannot result in anything less than reader inspiration. It really wakes you up to the reality, in a powerful way. You have to start saving, now! You can’t afford to wait until you have “more” to put into savings or to invest. It was a very empowering, exciting, and mind-blowing book! I can’t emphasize enough how important his message here is. If you’re a person at or near retirement, you will learn a lot about the forces that rule your financial world. Also, just reading the book made me more aware of my finances that I sometimes ignore. I love the part of figuring out how much will financial security cost you, how much financial vitality and freedom will cost you. Yes, there are a few times when it felt like a sales pitch for some of author’s companies or seminars, but he makes a point to saying they are not required. The author invites you to help match his gift of 50 million meals to Feeding America so, together, we can provide 100 million meals for the 49 million Americans who struggle to put food on the table. You’ll also feed 50 people if you buy the book. He’s donating 100% of profits to Feeding America.

 

Overviews of the Best Personal Finance Books for Moms

 

Courses 

20 Free online finance courses

 

Tutorials

Great list of finance tutorials

Financial terms everyone should know

List of Personal Finance Articles

Salary

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Resume Writing Service helps you with professional resume, cover letter, custom follow-up letter and LinkedIn profile. With professional help, you can maximize your success on a tough job market. Based on their research you only have 6 seconds to catch someone’s attention, and 15 seconds to capture someone’s interest!

Budgeting and Saving Money

Free easy monthly budget plan

Ibotta – Free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases.

Paribus – Helps you gain money back from different stores.

Airbnb – offers you vacation rentals for great prices and comes with $25 coupon code through this link. You can find great deals that save you tons of cash. If you have space yourself or even if you want to rent out your living room couch for a week, this is the place to check. Helps you make money and save money!

 

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Business Plan Critique – before becoming an entrepreneur you need to write a business plan. Sometimes we need some extra help to understand the areas we need to focus on.

 

Printable Business Planner in English, Spanish or French – Being organized is a key to success. No more lost ideas. No more lost connections. No more lost sales. Printable Business Planner keeps you on track and monitors your success.

 

CorpNet! – If you’re starting a business, you definitely need to check out CorpNet! Founded by experienced entrepreneur Nellie Akalp, who’s helped over 100,000 small business owners get their start, CorpNet can assist you with filing a DBA (“doing business as”), Forming a Corporation, or an LLC (Limited Liability Company), by completing the process quickly and affordably saving you time and money with fast reliable service. The site also offers a FREE Business Name Search Feature where you can conduct unlimited business name searches and get your results within 24 hours.

 

Online Edge Academy – Join OEA family and surround yourself with a fabulous group of entrepreneurs all taking their businesses to new levels. Make sure you sign up early to this private community, because there is often a waitlist. You will receive high quality support and feedback, monthly coaching calls, and have access to trainings on targeted business growth strategies.

 

 

Starting Your Blog and/or Online Business

Website/Blog Critique – would you like to know what your potential customer thinks and feels when visiting your website? Find out how can I help you.

 

Blogelina’s $1 Blog Set-Up is perfect for new bloggers as you get started with just $1! Blogelina can also help you grow your blog and she has many awesome tutorials!

 

Bluehost is my blog hosting company. It is so easy to set up, and you don’t have to get into technical part at all. I can assure that number of bloggers are using it and recommend it as the best web hosting for WordPress. Besides, Bluehost offers free domain name registration. There are tons of hosting companies out there, but you also want to make sure it is a reliable company and is not going to disappear from the market any time soon. Bluehost is also affordable, and has great 24/7 customer support. Definitely a great place to start!

 

WordPress is the number one blog publishing platform. It is free and easily customizable support. Make sure you use .ORG and not .COM as these are two different things.

 

Step-by-Step WordPress Video Tutorials are teaching you everything you need to know to get started with WordPress and more! There are step-by-step guides for beginners and for those who need WordPress advance level tutorials.

 

BluChic – This blog has chic feminine design, and I just love it! It was very easy to set up, and most importantly, my blog displays perfectly on desktop, tablet and mobile, because BluChic offers fully responsive layouts. I currently use Jacqueline Theme. All themes are ready to use, and you don’t need much customization. However, this blog is customized by an awesome web designer Derek Darr. I highly recommend him if you need a full website design or just customization. You can contact him by email: ddcustomgraphics (at ) aol (dot) com

 

Blogelina\’s Blog Makeover Service – save time, money and walk away with your dream blog!

 

Aweber is a must for every blogger and business owner! Out of anything else, this is the tool  you need to have! It is crucial to build a relationships with your customers and Aweber helps you with everything you need to know about email marketing! Not only are there great tutorials, but you don’t have to be tech savvy to create a fabulous opt-in form. The best part? You can automate your emails and track the openings and clicks. It is so helpful to find out what your customers are really interested so you can build a business around that idea.

 

The Blog Mechanic – I highly recommend Kerry Russell as a WordPress Tech Expert, who can setup, fix or improve, and maintain your WordPress blog. She saved my day by fixing the urgent issues faster than expected and provided great customer service. Very professional service.

 

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites is an awesome technical book with big info-graphics. Not like many other tech books, this is a quite inspiring and great resource for even non-tech savvy people. I recommend this to any blogger or website owner.

 

Become A Professional Blogger Today! – If you don’t have your own products and you are looking for ways how to make money online, affiliate marketing is a great option. Learn how to sell other people’s products and services, and build your own online business.

 

Shoot Fly Shoot – If your blog is about food, DIY projects, or anything that requires photos, quality pictures are extremely important. If you are not sure how to shoot great photos, there are some GREAT classes available. And the best part? You will have access to these forever!

 

PicMonkey: crazy-awesome photo editing helps you create the most amazing photos without any designing skills. I use it daily basis and I couldn’t be more happy. It has pretty nice free version as well without any need to sign up. However, the royalty offers more fancy options.

 

HootSuite is a wonderful social media management tool that helps you to manage your social media accounts in one place.

 

FBInfluence – Ever want to know how to get a lot more people interested in buying your products and services with Facebook? It is the number one Facebook marketing training. It teaches you how to get more fans in FB and turn fans into super fans!

 

Virtual Assistant Career (VAC) is for you if you are looking to set up your Virtual Assistant Business within 30 days! It teaches you everything you need to know so you can start making money online.

 

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3 Comments on Resources

  1. Julia
    14/09/2015 at 11:17 pm (1 year ago)

    These are great resources. I really want to start my home business as well, hopefully I can find some great tips here. Thanks, Reelika!

    Reply
    • Reelika
      15/09/2015 at 7:18 am (1 year ago)

      I definitely update this list of resources here, so please keep checking back. These tools are very helpful for home business and for your personal finance.

      Reply
  2. Alyssa
    04/10/2015 at 5:56 am (1 year ago)

    Me too, I want to work from home and save as much as possible.

    Reply

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