Resources

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Welcome to the Resource Page!

I’ll be sharing my favorite blogging, beauty, and general life resources with you on this page.  I will update it regularly with new tools, programs, websites, and products that I use and recommend!

Blogging Resources

Bluehost – One of the BEST website self-hosting service! Bluehost features free domain registration, free themes, and One Click WordPress Installation.  Nubelease was built using Bluehost 🙂

Start your WordPress Blog for just $3.95/month

SiteGround – Also a self-hosting service, if you are looking for fast website function, and advanced web hosting security then this is a great option.

WordPress – The number of features, plug-ins, add-ons and resources WordPress offers is incredible!

Learn How To Start A Successful Lifestyle Blog With No Experience

WordPress Themes

Pipdig – For WordPress Themes; I use the Venture theme from Pipdig.

StudioPress – For WordPress Themes; they have a lot of different designs that are perfect for lifestyle blogs, blogging blogs and even niche specific blogs.

Essential WordPress Plug-ins

Jetpack by WordPress.com: Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

Don’t forget the Jetpack Cookies & Consent Widget.  If you have a website or blog with visitors from the EU, you need a cookie warning or popup notice.  Virtually all websites set cookies that track users, so its a good safe guard.

Ad Inserter: Ad management with many advanced advertising features to insert ads at optimal positions

Akismet Anti-Spam: Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. Your site is fully configured and being protected, even while you sleep.

Classic Editor: Enables the WordPress classic editor and the old-style Edit Post screen with TinyMCE, Meta Boxes, etc. Supports the older plugins that extend this screen.

Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP: Makes sure the default WordPress AMP plugin uses the proper Yoast SEO metadata

UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore: Takes backups of your blog locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.

Yoast SEO: The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

Blog and Social Media Graphics

PicMonkey – All the top bloggers use PicMonkey to create blog graphics. You can try PicMonkey for FREE HERE.

Upsplash – FREE stock photos, an amazing resource that I use all the time.

Scheduling/Organizing

Tailwind – A mega time saver when it comes to scheduling your Instagram and Pinterest posts. Give Tailwind a try for FREE for 30 days!

MailerLite – The only service I’ve found that allows customizations, landing pages, and easy to create pop-ups for FREE! Create an email list right away with MailerLite, its free up to 1,000 subscribers.

Hootsuite – Hootsuite has a great FREE plan where you can schedule up to 30 posts at a time.  Depending on how often you post and how many platforms you use (Instagram, Twitter etc).

FREE 10 Step Slay Your Goals Guide – Are you ready to follow through on your goals? Achieving your goals is only 20% setting them, but 80% slaying. Here’s a FREE Printable 10-Step Guide to Slaying Your Goals this year!

FREE Habit Tracker – Blogging can get messy with content, advertising, and social media. Use this Habit Tracker to keep yourself in check!

Affiliate Programs

Viglink – A traffic monetization service that will “scan content [on your blog] and find commercial product mentions”. I love Viglinks, it basically runs itself!

Share-A-Sale – Similar to Amazon Affiliates in that you earn a commission on sales, but you apply to brand programs individually.

Amazon Affiliates – Allows a number of different affiliate techniques.  Of course, you can create product links directly from the Amazon Affiliates Central website, but you can also create product widgets, place banner ads, and more!

Other Amazing Amazon Services!

AWIN – Hundreds of brand programs to join and make affiliate income!

Commission Junction – (CJ) is just like Share-A-Sale in that you also apply to individual brand programs.  You can also create product links, and copy banner ads with CJ Affiliates.

ShopStyle Collective – New beauty bloggers should sign up for Shopstyle Collective because you don’t have to have a certain amount of followers or traffic to start making money. Plus, you can create shopping lists, widgets, lookbooks and more!

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Save Money + Make Money

Ebates – Ebates gives you real cash back for purchases at thousands of stores online (and in-store) like Ulta Beauty, Sephora, Macys, Kohls, and Ebay!  PLUS you can get cash back on individual brands like Bare Minerals, The Gap, Carter’s, Nike and more! Join Ebates + get $10 cash back on your first purchase.

Swagbucks – Over $150 Million has been paid to members who use Swagbucks.  This deal powerhouse allows you to earn Free Gift cards when you Shop online, Watch Videos, or Take Surveys.

Ibotta – Pays you real cash money whenever, wherever you shop! This cash back site gives you REAL CASH for shopping with its 279 retailers including Target, Walgreens, Meijer, Sephora and more! Join Ibotta + get a $20 Welcome Bonus!

Shopkick – A shopping app for smartphones and tablets that offers users rewards for shopping activities.  You can earn “kicks” (rewards points) both online and in-stores by walking into stores, scanning items, making in-app or in-store purchases and submitting receipts. Join Shopkick + Earn 250 kicks for just walking into your first store! (use code: SAVE305237)

Even more money savings…

Drop – All you do is link your debit or credit card and Drop automatically helps you earn points.  Those points can be redeemed for gift cards at stores like Sephora, Walmart, Jet.com, Boxed, Groupon, Hotels.com, ASOS, Warby Parker and more! Join Drop + Earn $5 in Drop points for just linking your first card!

BeFrugal – Offers cash back, coupons, and deals for over 5000 retailers including Sephora, Ulta, Macys, and Amazon.  You’re already shopping online, why not get the best deal with Cash Back & Coupons from BeFrugal? Join BeFrugal + $10 bonus for earning your first $10 in cash back!

MyPoints – A little bit of everything when it comes to earning travel miles, gift cards, and cash! Earn points by shopping online, take surveys, watch videos, even read emails, its that simple. Join MyPoints + earn 1,750 bonus points!

Gift Hulk – Its pretty simple; answer surveys, watch videos, play games and search the web to earn Hulk coins. Join Gift Hulk + Earn 250 Coins as soon as you start using GiftHulk!

Beauty Savings

I’ve partnered with these beauty companies to bring you some incredible savings.

Colourpop – $5 off your first purchase.

Facetory – Up to 4 FREE masks with monthly subscription.

Ole Henrikson – $15 off your first purchase.

ELF Cosmetics – 20% off your first purchase.

Cover FX – 20% off purchase.

Hautelook – Up to 70% off Designer Brands (personal invite link)

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