Hey, guys! I created this page to list all of my recommended tools I use to live life intently. There’s a little bit of everything here for anyone looking to possibly save money, travel or meal prep for weeks to come. I only recommend what products and services I love and have tried on my own. I hope you enjoy them as well.
MAKING EXTRA MONEY
Anyone can launch a successful, profitable lifestyle blog. The business of blogging is like no other. Low startup cost. And very low overhead. No educational or technical experience required. All you need is the dedication and the willingness to put in the work.
The following blog post will be a step-by-step guide to creating the blog of your dreams and actually make money from it!
If you’re interested in starting your own blog, I created a free 7-day email course to help you start a blog and learn how to make it successful. You can join below!
Click here to start a blog with Bluehost, then use the tutorial in this blog post for easy step-by-step directions.
Love reading income reports? Check some of my past ones here.
TAKE ONLINE SURVEYS
Springboard America: Springboard partners with large brands, small brands, and nonprofit organizations, so you’ll have a wide range of survey options. You can receive your cash in the form of an Amazon gift card, or (once you set up an account with their partner Paylution) Visa gift card or bank deposit.
Ipsos: Ipsos offers a variety of surveys including email, mail, telephone and online panels.
Pinecone: Pinecone allows you to earn points for every completed survey. You can redeem your points for cash (PayPal or check) or choose from their prize list. Note: They require your first cash out of 300 points to be paid via check to establish your account.
ShopTracker: Earn a $3 Virtual Visa Reward instantly within minutes! Download the ShopTracker App to your PC or mobile device and link your online shopping account.
- National Consumer Panel (Sign-Up Bonus)
- Pinecone Research (Potentially earn at least $3 per survey)
- American Consumer Opinion Panel (There’s potential to earn around $150-$175/month)
- InboxDollar (Earn 2,000 points as a sign-up bonus)
- Smart Panel (Earn $5 per device per month plus quarterly loyalty bonus)
- Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel (I was able to earn over $100 worth of prizes and gift cards)
- EarningStation ($10 bonus after 5 site sign ups)
- Opinion Outpost (Earn cash/gift cards)
- Vindale Research ($2.00 signup bonus)
- YouGov (Earn 2,000 points as a sign-up bonus)
- Swagbucks (One of my most favorite sites)
- Survey Club (Potentially earn at least $50 per survey)
Ebates: is one of the few places I shop first online… Ah, paying yourself back for shopping seems like a no-brainer to me. Once you have an account setup, Free by the way, just start shopping and when you are done check your Ebates account for your earnings.
You can join Ebates for free and get a $10 welcome bonus when you sign up through this link.
$5 Meals Plan: Cooking homemade meals is a great way to save money and it’s a much healthier choice than eating out. If meal planning is not your thing though, I highly recommend trying the $5 Meal Plan.
This is a weekly meal plan service that can make your meal planning super simple. For just $5 per month, you will receive a delicious meal plan, where every meal will cost about $2 per person (or less).
It’s a great way to save time and money, plus they offer specialty plans, including gluten-free and vegetarian meals. Click here to try it free for 14 days.
Bluehost: I use Bluehost for Budget with Belle and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to start a blog or website. Bluehost, the price can’t be beaten, and it’s easy to install. Lastly, their support is wonderful via phone or chat. You can view our tutorial walkthrough on how to start a blog here.
You can start a self-hosted blog or website with Bluehost for as low as $3.49 per month when you sign up through this link. That’s 40% off the regular monthly price. Plus it includes a coupon for a FREE domain when you sign up for a 12-month plan.
For more information or help getting started you can view our tutorial walkthrough on how to launch a self-hosted WordPress blog.
Awin: stands out because of its partnerships with Swagbucks, Fiverr. and much more. It’s $5 to sign up, but you get the $5 back in its entirety when you receive your first payment.
i.gain: There are a ton of affiliate programs to join with i.gain – such as Springboard America, Ipsos, Pinecone, ShopTracker and much more.
OfferJuice: has partnerships with The National Consumer Panel and Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel two awesome survey companies. Join OfferJuice and become an affiliate to work with them.
FlexOffer: similar to Shareasale, FlexOffer is an affiliate/marketing website that brings online merchants and website owners/bloggers together in one place. It’s free to join and become an affiliate and search all types of companies to work with upon their approval.
Shareasale: is an affiliate/marketing website that brings online merchants and website owners/bloggers together in one place. It’s free to join and become an affiliate and search all types of companies to work with upon their approval.
Amazon: is one of the biggest e-commerce stores in all the land that sells just about anything.
Not much of write-up needed here it’s Amazon! Great deals, great prices. I shop their website before going to any physical store.
WEB DESIGN & FRAMEWORK
Genesis Framework: Budget with Belle, runs on Genesis Framework. Genesis has a rock-solid code base that will allow your site to stand alone unlike some other standalone WordPress themes.
Shay Bocks: I absolutely love the BrunchPro theme by Shay Bock. Her child theme designs are modern, sleek and extremely customizable. I love how stylish, functional, sleek and modern the theme is. Shay’s themes have an unlimited customizable amount of template options, are and mobile responsive. Wonderful for such a digit age.
Restored316: Currently what I am using and loving! These child themes are designed for women entrepreneurs who want a feminine brand without compromise.
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ConvertKit: is a MUST if you have a blog for its powerful automation and segmenting features and ease of use. It has been a game for email marketing. ConvertKit, is a paid email marketing tool. It helps readers to subscribe to your blog posts and your newsletters. Try it free for 30 Days! Highly recommend.
Unroll.Me – Clean Up Your Inbox. That simple!
PicMoneky: I use PicMonkey to create pretty pins for my Pinterest page or Facebook covers/post for Facebook and much more. PicMonkey, has a variety of templates that give your creative side unlimited artistic abilities with ease of usage at a very affordable price of only $2.75/month for their membership price. I highly recommend PicMonkey and it’s something I use quite often.
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS
Tailwind: is an API partner with Pinterest which is awesome. Used to schedule out your pins on Pinterest! Automation at it’s finest. I highly recommend it. You can sign up for a free trail here.
Social Warfare: This is a paid plugin that gives your readers the ability to share your content at lightning-fast speed. The social sharing plugin comes with a ton of features that are not found in other free sharing plugins; while looking stylish, modern and sleek.
BLOGGING COURSES / eBooks
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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This course has helped increase my affiliate income drastically with very low traffic. I can only imagine my results with more traffic! The course is perfect for anyone whether they are a new blogger or have been blogging for years, no matter what topic the blog is about, and so on.
Pinterest Strategies: Carly’s Pinterest Strategies is helping me grow my traffic and in turn my income. I’m testing them, and they are working. Can’t wait to share more.
The Selling Family | Learn How to Sell on Amazon
Blog Traffic E-Book: 17 Strategies I Used to Go From 17K to 350K+ Page Views in 9 Months – Lena’s eBook is amazing for the fact that she dives into the areas of getting traffic from less frequently used platforms like Stumbleupon and Google+.
Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook
Airbnb.com: Traveling with the family nowadays can get really expensive! Cut the cost of hotel and lodging by using Airbnb. It has now become my first choice when it comes to where I stay while vacationing. There are many great choices and accommodations for all needs.
Sign up is Free and for right now you get a $35 travel credit towards your first trip by signing up through my link here.
Uber: Looking for a ride, check out Uber, it’s safe and affordable and I have a coupon for $20 off your first ride through Uber. The Uber coupon code is “sorayahcue” and you will get $20 off your first ride.