Resources

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I created this resource page to include services, products, and companies that I’ve used or can vouch for. I wanted to have everything in one place so that they can be easily accessible to you. The first set of items are

Online Selling

Accutek ShipPro Shipping Scale

Poly Mailers

Scotch? Poly Mailers, 6

If you sell a lot of clothes or small items, you should consider using poly mailers. They are durable bags that will help you to keep your shipping down.

Boxes

11 1/4in(L) x 8 3/4in(W) x 4in(D) - Corrugated Shipping Boxes
You’ll also need some boxes depending on what type of items you sell. You can get some boxes from USPS for free. They may not have the side that you need. You can check with places like Office Depot or Walmart to see if they have different sizes.

Bubble Wrap

Office Depot? Brand Small Bubble Wrap, 3/16” Thick, Clear, 12” x 200'

If you ship any fragile items, you want to make sure that they make them to their destination in one piece.  Bubble wrapping the items will help to make sure that happens.

Shipping Tape

Scotch? Sure Start Shipping Tape With Dispenser, 1-7/8

The more items that you sell, the more tape that you will use. You want to make sure that you have enough stocked up.

Printer

HP Officejet 3830 Wireless All-In-One Color Printer

One of the best things that I did for my business was to purchase a printer. There are hundreds of different ones out there. I have one similar to the one that you see above.

eBay For Starters

If you are just now starting out in your eBay journey, you should check out this webinar. I go over the steps that beginners should take when they are learning how to sell on eBay.

 

Blog Related

Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the best hosting companies that you can go with if you are looking to start a WordPress blog for a good price. My site has been hosted on Bluehost since 2013. You can get your hosting for as little as $3.95 per month (this low price is only available through my unique link). You also get a free domain when you purchase a plan of 12 months or longer. I wrote a step by step guide that will help you get started. You can find it here.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is one of the best places to locate and purchase a domain name. They are advertised as the world’s largest domain name website. I purchased a domain for another website that I had a couple of years ago for under $5. That’s a heck of a price. Head over here to see what domain deals are eligible.

Tailwind

Tailwind is a tool that I use to help schedule my pins on Pinterest. Pinterest has been a game-changer. It is currently the platform that drives the most traffic to my website. Grab your free trial to Tailwind when you click my link.

Grammarly

Grammarly is a program that you can download to your computer that helps with grammar. I’ve been using Grammarly for two years, and I love it. It helps you with spelling, punctuation placement, and other grammar issues. As a blogger or writer, this tool is a must-have.

 

Save You Money

Airbnb

If  I can’t find a hotel deal when I’m traveling, I use Airbnb. I’ve used it in places like Miami and Havana, Cuba. Both places that I stayed in were nice. Use this coupon the first time you book a stay with Airbnb, and you can save $40.

Uber

I’m a huge fan of Uber. In most cities, Uber is much cheaper than a regular taxi. If you’ve never used them, use this link to get $5 off your first four rides.

Lyft

Depending on where you’re going, you may see that Uber has surge charges or they may be a little higher than you want to pay. You can use Lyft. Here is a code that will get you $5 off your first ride.

Rakuten

Rakuten allows you to get cash back on your online purchases. I started using Rakuten last year and have already received some money back. Sign up for Rakuten through my link and get a free $10 cash back!

Books

The 4 – Hour Workweek

If you’re thinking about doing your own thing, you should consider checking out The 4 – Hour Workweek. I will motivate and help you with automation which will make your life much better. I’ve read the book several times over the last five years.

The Total Money Makeover

 

If you are trying to get out of debt, you should read The Total Money Makeover. Dave Ramsey shares seven principles in this book called baby steps. Anyone can do them if they are focused and disciplined. I’m currently at baby step number 2. I can’t wait until I’m finished with number 7!

Finance Related

Capital One 360

If you are looking to open a new bank account, check out Capital 360. They have a no-fee checking and savings account options for you. They are giving new users a $25 bonus for each account if you deposit $250 or more. Check this link for details.

Credit Sesame

Credit Sesame gives you a free credit score. Their site also shows you various things you can do to increase it. For more information on how you can increase your credit score, go here.

Personal Capital

Personal Capital is an online tool that allows you to track your finances. You can add accounts such as your checking, savings, credit card, mortgage and more on there. Personal Capital is free service that will help you get things in order. Find out more about it here.

Starting Your Amazon Side Hustle

Sandy Smith has made over $60,000 selling things on Amazon in three years. She has an excellent course that will show you how to make some extra money with Amazon as well. I took the course a few months ago and learned a lot. I just wish I had the time to work on it. If you’re looking for a side hustle, I’d recommend the course which is titled Starting Your Amazon Side Hustle. You can find out more information about it here.

Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a site that I’ve used to help make some extra money. You can make money by doing surveys, watching videos, and playing games as well as other things. To get started with Swagbucks, sign up here today.

 

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