Here is where we Recommend Resources & share only the Good stuff we use, tools that make our lives Easier.

 *This list includes some affiliate links.   


Websites & Hosting

 Bluehost is one of the top web hosting providers and they’ve received many awards for it. You can start your own personal blog or website with Bluehost for as low as $3.95 per month you will receive a free domain for free if you sign up using my Bluehost affiliate link here  (for plans including 12 months or longer).

Name cheap is a super affordable place to buy your domain name from.  Just simply need a Domain name for cheap? Name cheap is my go to for all my domain names. 

As my business grew, I was in need of a more robust hosting company for my websites, and yes,  I have a few.  In Motion Hosting is the choice for me because of the high level of support they provide, quality, and speed of hosting services.

They have special plans just for WordPress sites which makes them an even better choice for bloggers and online business owners, just like you!  When it comes to managing many websites for myself and for Clients, they are most superior. Customer Service is 24/7.

Astra

Love the look of my site?  It comes from a great start using a ASTRA Theme.  I have used their themes for several of my own sites and they are also my go-to for creating client sites! Best Part? It’s FREE! and Fast. 

Looking to Start a Blog of your Own and don’t know where or how to start? Check out my friend Suzi at Start a Mom blog.  Here is  my affiliate link.. you won’t be lost anymore.  JOIN HERE!

Social Media tools

SumoMe has great services for collecting email addresses on your website, as well as Social Share buttons that you can place anywhere on your site. The thing that I love about SumoMe is their opt-in pop-up forms aren’t obnoxious and don’t get in the way of trying to read content on my site and You can change the icons to match your Brand!

Linktree is the perfect Instagram solution.  It enables you to automatically showcase of all you can offer in one link, Link tree is like a mini website for your Instagram followers to find all of the content and links that will help you grow your brand and your biz! best part is it’s free. 

Mail Munch is another free email opt-in option as wellI have used them both, and prefer Mail munch. Not an affiliate, Just find it easier to set up and track for free. Very User-Friendly for Beginners.

Need a simple easy to use Email solution?  Mailerlite has an easy drag and drop editor to make your emails look amazing and it’s absolutely free up until 1000 subscribers! This took me too long to switch over to easy to use, Mailerlite, don’t wait like I did. 

Tailwind is the perfect tool you need to schedule your Pins on Pinterest. Have a look. Amazing time saver, right? Visit tailwind here using my tailwind link. and the first 100 pins are free.

ONLINE BUSINESS TOOLS

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Pay Pal is the easiest solution for receiving online payments from your website which you can then deposit directly to your bank account.  It also makes online shopping and recurring business payments a breeze as most retailers accept Paypal!

google docs and google sheets

Google Docs & Google Sheets (Free)

Working with data is working with Spreadsheets. When it comes down to the nitty gritty I’ve come accustomed to pull up a Google Sheet and start capturing, analyzing and sharing my data through Sheets. It’s truly the Swiss Army Knife of Measurement and will stay off the heart of any Analyst for decades to come.  Go to Google Sheets 

Design & Stock Photos

Need stunning stock photos for your blog or business? Look no further – the Styled Stock Society is your new secret weapon!
Save on a lifetime membership with the code BESTLIFE, 
here’s my affiliate link.

*Persistants Is Amazing And Has Wonderful Customer Service & Graphics for your Social Media.   Persistants Executive Assistants helps busy entrepreneurs just like you with our done for you services.  and of course Our Templates SHOP.  I had to add this shameless plug here, it would seem silly not to right?

Canva is the good-looking graphic design tool to make it easy for everyone to use. There are templates for blog posts, Facebook pages, Instagram, and more.  Canva helps you look good online! 

ivory mix for Stock photos

Ivory Mix – is a wonderful place to grab gorgeous images for your websites. Ivory Mix releases 100 new photos a month and adds 60 bonus photos
just for VIP’s.  Ivory Mix not only provides photos, but they have social media quotes and graphics too.

Alena has her own uniquely styled stunning photography site. Have a look. Stunning, right? Visit her at  alenamag.com

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