Resources & Tools

I have dabbled in a lot of things over the years, some have worked, and some have not, but on this page I would love to recommend to you some of the things that have definitely worked for me. I will also mention that all of my recommendations are able to be shipped to or used in Canada. This is super important to me because I live in Canada and I wouldn’t want any of my fellow Canadians to be left out!

This page contains some affiliate links but I want you to know that I wouldn’t be affiliated with them if I didn’t like or love their products or services. Again, I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t personally tried and/or verified. Affiliate links help us keep up with the blogging bills at no extra cost to you.

Homesteading/Gardening/Permaculture

Geoff Lawton~ I love this guy! If you have ever wondered about permaculture and the application of permaculture principles, this is the guy to learn from. I signed up for his free video course and I learned so so so much. Read: 5 Best Free Films about Gardening, Farming and Permaculture

Amazon~ I have purchased a majority of my homesteading, farming, permaculture and gardening books from Amazon. Read: My Favorite Homesteading/ Farming/ Gardening books

 

Homekeeping

Brit and Co.~ This is a super fun website full of amazing recipes, really cool classes and all sorts of fun things to do with DIY, crafting, chalk lettering, photography skills, the list goes on and on! Check it all out here.

Tiny Prints~ From Baby announcements to Wedding invites, home decor and seasonal decor, business cards and lunchbox notes. I have personally made photo books, prints, and calendars from Tiny Prints’ sister site Shutterfly and I am always thrilled with the results. Excellent quality, price and great shipping (even to Canada!) I look forward to trying out Tiny Prints next for some fun business cards and Christmas cards.

Dream Big Printables ~ Super fun and up to date printable art for your home. So easy, great quality and quick service! Read my Dream Big Printables review.

 

Food

Once a Month Meals ~ If your life is crazy busy like mine is, you might want to try a day of big batch cooking. I love this website as a lot of the planning work is done for you. You just have to shop, prep and cook (and freeze!) Read: My First Attempt at Freezer Cooking

Amazon ~ One of my first stops to find a cookbook I want to get. Great prices, free shipping, who doesn’t love Amazon? Read: My top 5 favorite cookbooks and 8 Best books and blogs for inspired school lunches

 

Blogging

Bluehost~ I can’t say enough about how great this company is. If you’ve been thinking of starting your own WordPress blog and you want a cheap hosting site then Bluehost is the web hosting company for you. Did you know that Bluehost was one of the top web hosting companies in 2015? Sign up with my link and you can start your own blog for just $3.45.  Also take a look at my page How to Start a Blog for more help.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing ~ Ok, so now you have your blog going and you realize you really want to monetize it. I just completed this awesome course and I have to say I really loved it! I also love the support you get from the private Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing facebook group.  I have been inspired by Michelle for awhile now and especially inspired by the fact that she consistently makes over $70,000 a month!

Read my review of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing here.

Strategies worth Sharing ~ Read this wonderfully helpful ebook and practice the strategies to help your facebook page rock!

Building a Framework ~ How to set yourself up for blogging success from the very beginning.

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Boardbooster ~ I have to say, so far I’m still pretty new to Board booster. But what I can say is it is definitely economical, your first 30 days are free and then it’s only $5 a month after that. I will let you keep you informed on how much I like this company.

Share a Sale ~ Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content. shareasale.com.

Another great source for resources for learning about affiliate marketing is through Ultimate Bundles. Ultimate Bundles is a company that puts together collections of ebooks, ecourses and materials into different “bundles” which only go on sale once or twice a year for heavily discounted prices.