Fatten The Wallet

Resources

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I’ve put together a list of resources that I have used or currently using to help grow my blog and personal finance journey.   Hopefully they can help you too!

Ways to Save Money


save money shopping with ebatesEbates is the largest cashback website with over 2,500 brands such as Walmart, Groupon, Macy’s, Sephora, Amazon, TripAdvisor, etc.  I’ve received $150 cashback just from using Ebates.  You can earn up to 40% cash back at your favorite stores.

Sign up and receive a FREE $10 gift card and don’t forget to download the browser extension.  Read my review on Ebates.


make money taking surveys, shop online with swagbucksSwagbucks is more than just a survey site.  You get paid for doing things you’re probably already doing such as playing games, watching videos, surfing the net, shopping online, and of course taking online surveys.

Sign up here for a FREE $5 bonus.


save on shopping with honeyHoney browser extension takes couponing to a whole new level.  All you need to do is sign up, add Honey to your favorite browser, and Honey will do the rest.

Honey will find the best deals, promo codes, and savings on the Internet and apply to your shopping cart.   Sign up for free here.


save money on groceries with IbottaIbotta is an app that allows you to earn cash back from your receipts.  You can earn cash back for everything from groceries to restaurants.   I primarily use Ibotta for cash back on groceries.

The app is super easy to use and a great way to earn cash back.  Sign up here and receive $10 in cash back just for joining.

 

Personal Finance


budget trackerMint is one of my favorite money trackers.  It is a free service where you can track your spending, savings, and create a budget.  It also alerts you when you need to pay bills.

It is 100% free to sign up.

 

Blogging Resources


start a blog with sitegroundMy blog is hosted on SiteGround and I cannot recommend it enough.  For as little as  $3.95/month, you can have your blog up and running.  SiteGround has THE BEST customer service/technical support team.  You can get connected with a live support in less than a minute at anytime.

I started out using Bluehost, but experienced slow site load times and poor customer service.  If you haven’t started, you can click here to read on How to Start a Blog with SiteGround and why I switched from Bluehost to SiteGround.


blogging toolTailwind is the only scheduler approved by Pinterest.   Most of the traffic to my blog comes from Pinterest and I owe it all to Tailwind.  It makes my life so much easier not having to manually pin pins.

Use my link to get a free month and I will also get a free month if you decide to upgrade to the pro version.  It took me 6 months after the free trial before I decided to sign up for the pro and I haven’t looked back since.


blogging toolPicMonkey is what I use to create Pinterest pins for my website.  It has the easy-to-use tools to help you create eye-catching social posts, cover photos, Pinterest pins, etc.


blogging toolGrammarly is the most comprehensive grammar and spell-checker I’ve ever used.  I installed the Chrome extension and have my articles checked without losing any text formatting.

While the premium version will set you back $139 per year (they often run discounts up to 60% off).  I currently use the free version and have been using it for years.

You can also earn $25 by writing a short review (just a paragraph).  It took me less than 5 minutes and I got $25 credited to my account.  Click here to find out how if you’re interested.


blogging trafficPinterest Traffic Avalanche is a very popular Pinterest traffic course.  Bloggers Alex and Lauren only started blogging at the end of 2015 and is now making over a million dollars a year.  After I purchased the course, my Pinterest followers went from 0 to 182 in a week and it was 0 for a whole year before that.  They also have a free Facebook support group and constantly update the course with Pinterest changes.