Below you will find some of my favorite recommendations for those working from home. These are tried-and-true tools and resources to help you make more money and save more time.
Work-at-Home Job Boards
FlexJobs: At FlexJobs, the job leads are always researched and they are always remote positions. You don’t need to sift through hundreds of listings a day in hopes of finding something offering work from home that isn’t a scam. They’ve done the work for you.
Learn a New Skill
30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success: Freelance writing is one of the easiest industries to get into, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. You’ve got to do some legwork. You’ve got to go out there and find those clients. Gina goes into great detail to help you get your new writing business up and turning a profit in no time.
CareerStep: Medical transcription is a great industry for those with great typing and listening skills. It does require an accredited degree, however. CareerStep is the leading online training school for medical billing and coding and medical transcription and editing. They offer job placement help, tuition assistance and a payment plan.
Amazon FBA Bootcamp: Fulfilled by Amazon has taken the work-at-home world by storm the past two years. Many resellers are finding huge success with the arbitrage opportunity. Jessica shares her tips for starting a successful FBA business and how she not only replaced her own income but also brought her husband home to join the new family biz.
Save & Manage Your Money
Ebates: I love the Ebates program. You can earn cash back for online purchases. (As a work-at-home professional most of your purchases are likely made online.) They also offer a lucrative refer-a-friend program. Payments are sent by check quarterly.
Ibotta: When it comes to offline purchases, groceries in particular, Ibotta is a must-have app. Pick your rebates and scan your receipt when you get home from the grocery store. Rebates will be deposited into your account within a few hours. When you hit the $20 payment threshold, you can receive your money by PayPal or choose a gift card from one of their partner merchants.
CapitalOne 360: You need somewhere to save all of the extra cash you will be earning. I love CapitalOne 360’s online checking and savings accounts. Not only are your funds secure, you can also earn some additional deposits by referring your friends to the programs.
Personal Capital: It’s so important as a freelancer to take control of your finances. You’ve got to stay on top of your accounts. I love Personal Capital because it goes above and beyond most personal finance tools out there. In one dashboard you will be able to track your net worth. In one place you can see everything from your checking accounts and credit cards to IRA and investment accounts. You will also be able to see how your net worth is trending so you can keep things moving in the right direction – up. And, it’s free!
Freshbooks: Every freelancer needs an easy way to invoice clients, see outstanding invoices and run profit-and-loss statements. Freshbooks offers all of those things in a simplified manner. They also have PayPal Business Payments integrated into their invoices so you can save big time on those PayPal fees. Pay only $.50 per transaction instead of that percentage.
Recommendations for Bloggers
Hosting is so important when starting a blog. Choosing the wrong hosting company could mean slow loading times, or even worse, downtime. SiteGround is a highly reliable host with great customer service. They can help you ever step of the way. Hosting is around $4 per month with a free domain for life or free website migration. Why do I love SiteGround?
- Get online in minutes
- Faster and safer website
- Unmatched 24/7 customer service
- Tons of free extras to start & grow your website with ease
Tailwind: Success on Pinterest is largely dependent on consistent Pinning. You need to show up and you need to make sure your posts are being Saved to the site more than once. Tailwind offers an affordable solution for Pin scheduling, and I love their new Tribes feature for extended reach.
AWeber: I’ve moved on to ConvertKit these days, but if you are just starting out as a blogger AWeber offers a reliable newsletter service at an affordable price. I spent many, many years on the platform and was always pleased with their service.
Building a Framework: If you need a little direction to get your blogging journey started on the right foot, you can’t go wrong with Abby’s Framework course. It’s affordable and covers everything from installing WordPress to making money and cultivating a raving fanbase.
Elite Blog Academy: If you are looking for something more advanced, get on the waiting list for Elite Blog Academy. This course catapulted my blog income and traffic to another level. I’m still reaping the rewards and performing the practices two years after taking the course. It only opens for enrollment a few times per year. Get on the waitlist now.
Custom Design: Just getting started blogging but stuck on set-tup and design? This blog set-up service is perfect for you. Package includes an SEO-friendly theme, awesome plugins, a custom design. It even includes hosting and a domain name, if needed. Just need a facelift for your blog? This package can take care of that as well while you focus on the important stuff – marketing and writing.