I really believe that the secret to designing your dream life is by discovering the magic of personal development, money management, and online business.
That’s what took me from lawyer to financial planner to blogger.
And if the spender in me can go from a financial mess to a financial expert, then think anything is possible! 🙂
Learning about personal development, finance, and blogging isn’t easy because there is soooo much bad information and advertising out there that makes it impossible to know what to believe.
In the list below, you’ll see exactly what I recommend when it comes to personal development, money, and online business.
Here’s a look…
MAKE MONEY FAVES
Here’s a list of my favorite resources to help you make money…
5 Days To Make And Save More Money
5 Days To Make And Save More Money is a free email course, where I teach you how to budget, make more money, save more money, and improve your overall financial health. These are the most important lessons I’ve learned over the last three years that helped me pay off over $100k in student loan debt.
45 Ways To Make Extra Money
45 Ways To Make Extra Money is an download that includes a long list of ways for you to make money as soon as today. The list includes details of each way to make money and gives you links on how to get started. There’s something for everyone – and then some. If money is tight and there is more month left at the end of your money, use this to get your creative money juices flowing. You will be surprised how much you can do to earn more money fast. And this download shows you how.
Virtual Assistant Course
In Your Way To VA, you can learn how to get paid to work as a virtual assistant (aka VA) from home. If this sounds foreign to you, that’s okay. No experience necessary. As a VA, you do a variety of tasks for another blogger to keep their website up and running. In return, they pay you. VA work is completely remote, which makes it ideal for job flexibility. The reason a blogger hires a virtual assistant is because she doesn’t have the time or energy to do all of the tasks herself. She needs to outsource simpler tasks, which she can do with a VA. You can get paid to edit blog posts, do research on topics, create images, or manage social media. The opportunities are endless. Use the code NATALIEB to get 20% off Your Way To VA.
Earn More Writing
Earn More Writing is an online course that teaches you how to make money freelance writing. The creator makes over six figures freelance writing, and she teaches you exactly how to set up a legit freelance writing business on your own. If you want to start making a small side income or build a big business, you can learn how to by taking Earn More Writing.
SAVE MONEY FAVES
Here’s a list of my favorite budgeting money recommendations…
Budget Spreadsheet Bundle
The Budget Spreadsheet Bundle includes 6 budget spreadsheets to meet all of your budgeting needs. There is a Monthly Budget Spreadsheet, Net Worth Statement, and Irregular Income Budget included in the bundle. Each budget comes in an Excel file and as a printable. These spreadsheets are everything you need to keep track of your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. The bundle also comes with a free budgeting eBook as a bonus. These are the budgets I use to track my spending and net worth.
Budgeting For Budget Haters is an online course that teaches you how to budget. The premise is that everyone hates budgeting, but it’s a necessary evil so you need to learn how to do it. The course will help you stop living paycheck to paycheck and give you a foundation for achieving your financial goals. It’s super thorough and an excellent place to start budgeting. Use my link for $50 off! 🙂
$20 Savings Challenge
The $20 Savings Challenge is a free savings challenge that you can download and use to start an emergency fund today. It’ll help you stay focused on your goal of building an emergency fund. And with only $20 put away every week, you’ll find that it doesn’t really get much easier to save an emergency fund than it does in this challenge. Over 1,000 people have already signed up and found success. This can be you, too. Sign up for the $20 Money Saving Challenge and start building your emergency fund today.
11 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Budgeting Right Now
11 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Budgeting Right Now is a free cheat sheet with my favorite and best budgeting tips, tricks, and hacks. This will help you get creative with your budgeting so you’re not doing the same old things that just don’t work. I am a spender at heart, so if these helped me, I believe they really can help you, too! 🙂
$5 Meal Plan
$5 Meal Plan is a way for your to save money on groceries and introduce new meals into your family every week. You pay $5 per month for an entire meal plan. It’s a time and money saver. It’s wildly popular and you can quit the plan anytime if you aren’t happy with it. I love this one!
Money Planning Course
Real Life Money Plan is a course that shows you how to get out of debt, save money, and stick to your budget. It’s taught by Jessie Fearon, someone who was in debt and got out. She uses her own method for real families with real budgets. You can learn how to set goals and actually achieve them. You don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck, and you’ll learn how to stop in this course.
Life Insurance Finder
If you need to get life insurance, use an online tool to compare prices, like PolicyGenius. It’s a site that helps you find an insurance policy that’s best for you. It will compare all the prices, plans, and offers available. That way, you can choose what works best for you and your family.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FAVES
Here are my favorite personal development resources…
5 Day Goal Setting Course
The 5 Day Goal Setting Course is my free email course where I walk to you through how to set goals that you actually want to achieve, and how to go about achieving them. This is based off a ton of research I’ve done with goal setting. I know it works because it’s the process I use to set and accomplish my goals.
Dream Year: How To Achieve Your #1 Goal This Year and Feel Good Doing It is my goal setting book that teaches you how to accomplish your #1 goal this year and feel good doing it. It’s 190+ pages of content and interactive templates you can print and fill out to plan your year. It’s different better than any other goal setting book because it focuses on the thought and feeling work that is much deeper than focusing solely on the actions (what other goal setting books do). This is what I use to set and accomplish my goals. I’m obsessed. 🙂
The Five Minute Journal
The Five Minute Journal is the ultimate journal for practicing gratitude, becoming more mindful, and living with intention. I use it every day, and I’m kind of obsessed with it. With a simple structured format based on positive psychology research, you will start and end each day with gratitude. Side effects may include: increased happiness, better relationships, and becoming more optimistic. You’ve been warned. 🙂 It does cost money, but for me, it’s worth it. You can download a free PDF to get started: The Five Minute Journal Quick Start PDF.
The Productivity Planner is an insanely amazing task manager that I’m obsessed with. It’s made by the same guys who create The Five Minute Journal above. But whereas that is a journal about practicing gratitude and loving your life, this is about managing your daily tasks and improving your productivity and success. The Productivity Planner helps you prioritize and accomplish the most important tasks that make your day satisfying. Quality over quantity. The Productivity Planner assists you to get better work done in less time. It’s not free, but you can get started with a free PDF: Productivity Planner Quick Start PDF.
Living Well Spending Less Planner
The Living Well Spending Less Planner is a pretty, easy-to-use planner that will help you plan your day to day life and achieve your goals. There are pages throughout that specifically help you think about the big picture and your goals, so you’re not so consumed with your daily tasks. The downside is the price; the up side is the functionality and design.
25 Habits That Reduce Stress, Busyness, & Overwhelm
25 Habits That Reduce Stress, Busyness, & Overwhelm is an eBook where I share the best habits you can implement in your life to reduce the craziness. This is based on a TON of research – from the pros and from people in my life. It’s my favorite free eBook because I’ve seen these habits have such a positive impact in my life and in other people’s lives.
14 Days To Better Time Management
14 Days To Better Time Management is a 14 step action plan that gives you a different task to do every day for 14 days. If you struggle with time management, this will help you a ton. You don’t have to feel so all over the place with your time – you can learn how to master time management. This 14 day plan is where you should start.
The Daily Habit Tracker
The Daily Habit Tracker is a tool you can use every day to track your habits. The reason to do this is to hold yourself accountable and keep track of what habits you’re actually doing. There are directions for how to use this and suggestions for which habits to include on your list. If you care about succeeding and want to really take it up a notch, this is the perfect tool to use.
Power Productivity List
The Power Productivity List is a way for you to take control of your day back. It’s a simple system of writing down your daily tasks, in order of priority and rating the day at night. There are instructions and a template included in the download. This is the way that the best and most successful entrepreneurs manage their days. I highly recommend using this system to manage your day. You’ll see increased focus and productivity really quickly.
Goal Setting Action Plan
Goal Setting Action Plan is a framework for you to use to design a life you love. If you follow the steps in this eBook, you’ll learn how to create visions, goals, implement weekly action plans, and daily habits. You’ll be happier and more successful knowing you lived the life you always wanted – on your own terms.
I read all of my books on my Kindle Paperwhite. I used to think that I wouldn’t like reading on an e-reader because I didn’t like reading on my phone. After getting my Kindle for Christmas last year, I can say that reading on a digital reader is completely different than reading on a phone (thankfully). Here is a list of books I have read, enjoyed, and recommend.
Here’s a list of my favorite blogging resources that I love…
How I Made $45k In 1 Year Blogging While Working Full Time
How I Made $45k In 1 Year Blogging While Working Full Time is my eBook where I share 12 months of income reports, my time management tactics for blogging and working full time, and how you can launch, grow, and monetize a blog. It’s everything you need to know to get started making money blogging. If you want to learn how to make money from home or start blogging, check it out. You can also download this free PDF to get started.
Six Figure Blogger
Six Figure Blogger is an online course that teaches you how to make a six figure income from blogging — specifically with affiliate marketing and digital products (eBooks and courses). It’s the best blogging course I’ve ever taken, and I highly recommend it if you already have your blog launched (if you haven’t started, don’t take this course). I took the course and this is the exact monetization strategy I’m using right now.
5 Day Blogging Bootcamp
5 Day Blogging Bootcamp is a free blogging course that walks you through how to start a successful blog. Every day, there are actionable tasks for you to take to get your blog off the ground. The result is that at the end of your course, you are ready to start monetizing your blog. If you are thinking about starting a blog, sign up for the course to get started now. It’s free because I’m super duper committed to giving back what I’ve learned over the last three years. So, sign up now to get started on what has been the best journey of my life — starting a blog.
Blogging Quick Start Guide
Blogging Quick Start Guide is an eBook I wrote that walks you through exactly how I created a profitable blog and how you can, too. This is perfect for you if you are just getting started blogging because I show you (in steps) what to do and when to do it (and what not to do). If you seriously want to make money blogging, this eBook can help you because it’s the process I used and how I make money.
How to Start a Blog
I can teach you How To Start A Blog. There’s no better resource out there to walk you through a step-by-step process to learn how to set up a blog than my tutorial. I know this because it’s exactly how I created my blog. It’s easy to follow and it’s fast to do. If you’re on the fence, I would recommend getting started and seeing if you like it. You have nothing to lose.
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche is an online course that will teach you how to use Pinterest to exponentially grow your blog traffic. This is a solution for beginner bloggers who want to drive 10k-100k in organic traffic to their blogs every month. The creators are super cool and easy to learn from, so after the course, you’ll have an action plan to implement right away.
I recommend iMark Interactive for all of your website needs on the technical side. This is the company I use for setting up a new blog, transferring sites, maintenance, and technical issues on my site. Not only is the quality top notch, but the customer service is outstanding. I can’t recommend the quality of work more highly.
I recommend ConvertKit for email marketing. If you want to be a successful blogger, you have to build an email list. I changed my email strategy with ConvertKit and went from 2k subscribers to over 5k in a few months (and now, I’m up to 9k)! I highly recommend ConvertKit if you want to run a successful, profitable blog (you can learn how I increased my subscribers here).
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a course that teaches new bloggers how to make money blogging using affiliate marketing. I make money every month from affiliate marketing — it’s my favorite way to make money online. And my increase in income is a direct result of this course. In this course, you’ll learn how to implement a strategy to grow your blog income exponentially.
Make Money Blogging For Beginners
Make Money Blogging For Beginners is an online course that shows you how to monetize your blog if you just launched it. Unlike Six Figure Blogger (listed above), it is not for intermediate bloggers. If you just started blogging but aren’t making money from blogging yet, this is the course that will show you how to do it.
2018 Blogging Trends eBook
The 2018 Blogging Trends eBook is a freebie that is am.az.ing! Download it now to learn about the future of blogging and what you can do to launch, grow, and monetize your blog to be ahead of the trends. I devoured this one!
Cheers to designing your dream life!