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Making Extra Money and Saving Money
These are just some of the tools available to make and save money online.
Swagbucks lets you earn free gift cards for taking surveys, watching videos, shopping online and more! Join for free with this link and you’ll receive a $5 sign-up bonus: Join Swagbucks Today
Ebates is a cash back site that allows you get cash back on your everyday purchases. You can read more about how we use Ebates for travelling here:
Join with this link and you’ll receive a $10 coupon towards your first $25 qualifying purchase: Join Ebates Today
You can also take part in research from the comfort of your home. Three research companies I recommend are Opinion Outpost, Harris Poll and Digital Voice. Each company has different requirements, so make sure you check them all out to find the best fit for you. Some pay you in reward points, and others by entering you into a high-stakes draw.
Ibotta is an app which allows you to save money on your regular groceries, including fresh produce. Full disclosure here: it’s only available in North America so I only use it when I travel to the region but if I lived in the States I would use it every time I went shopping. You can join Ibotta here: Join Ibotta Today
Amazon often has free ebooks about saving money. Go to the Kindle section and search ‘free ebooks’ and you should find plenty to stock your virtual shelves. This is my Amazon affiliate link: Visit Amazon.com now
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
If you’re interested in affiliate marketing and willing to invest money into learning how affiliate marketing can skyrocket your earning potential (even with a small blog) I highly recommend you check out Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, the course by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from Making Sense of Cents. I made my course fee back in just a month after implementing what I learned in her course. She really does know her stuff – after all, Michelle earns over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, and she shares all of her best tips in her course. The course consists of 6 modules, over 30 lessons, 20+ worksheets, bonuses, and an extremely helpful exclusive Facebook group. Click here to learn more about Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
SiteGround is a website hosting service and they saved me when I was having trouble with another host last year. They transferred my site for free and had me up and running within an hour. Since switching to SiteGround, I haven’t had any downtime at all. I wholeheartedly recommend them. You can check out Siteground here: Find out more about Siteground
I also have a dedicated post about how to start a blog here: How to Start a Money-Making Blog in Five Easy Steps
Blog traffic ebook
I’ll admit right now that I’ve spend thousands on courses and blogging resources. So take it from me when I tell you the best ebook I’ve read when it comes to going pro with your blog is Lena Gott’s blog traffic ebook titled ‘17 Strategies I’ve Used to Increase my page views from 17k to 350k’.
The book is only $25, which is nuts because I’ve taken courses that cost hundreds and didn’t learn as much as I did from this book, it’s that good. If you’re serious about blogging then you need to get your page views up. For so long I listened to false prophets who claimed page views didn’t matter anymore. They were wrong and their misinformation cost me money. Page views matter. Check out Lena’s book now: 17 Strategies I’ve Used to Increase my page views from 17k to 350k per month
I’ve used World Nomads travel insurance for every trip I’ve taken since 2003. Yup, that’s how much I love them. They are always the cheapest (in my experience) plus you can buy, extend and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. You can read more about World Nomads and get a quote here: World Nomads Travel Insurance
We prefer staying in apartments and holiday houses when we travel as it usually gives us a kitchen and more space for the kids to roam. We primarily use Airbnb due to the easy payment system and simple app. Use this link to join Airbnb and you’ll get the equivalent to $45NZD towards your first stay – Join Airbnb today.