Read about something in a post once and wondering where on earth to find it again?

(Some of the following links are affiliate links. There is NOTHING recommended on this page that I haven’t purchased myself and don’t love to use. Our full disclosure policy is really boring, but you can find it here.)

Blogging has totally changed my life – in more ways than I could possibly tell you in this one little sentence – and I have zero doubt in my mind that the reason my blog is successful is because I invested in learning to blog properly.

All the following resources are things that I have paid for / used and LOVE. Investing in blogging resources allowed to me to start making a full time income after just 7 months of blogging.

Read my Income Reports to see how blogging has become my full time job!  

If you don’t HAVE a blog yet – follow this (free) easy step by step tutorial on How to Start a Blog for Profit.

THEN check out some of my favorite blogging resources!

Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook – A fantastic resource for what steps to take after you “start a blog”, to get you up and running in no time.

Elite Blog Academy – If I had to pick ONE thing and say, “buy this thing to have a successful money making blog”, this would be it. I didn’t have a blog when I started this course, and now I have a money making blog. BECAUSE of this course. Enrollment only opens once per year but you can get on the waiting list to be notified when it DOES open here (and get a great FREE blog structure blueprint, just for joining the list!)

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – This course will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know about monetizing your blog with affiliate links. Michelle makes over $50,000 / month in affiliate sales, and she spills all her trade secrets for you! My Affiliate income jumped up immediately after taking this course.

Amy Lynn Andrew’s Knowtbook – Amy Lynn Andrews has been teaching people how to blog (and how to make a living online) for YEARS, and she is one of my very favorite bloggers… this book is a wealth of information for $24, and she updates it often.

How I went from 17k page view to 350k page views in 9 months – It’s one thing to create a blog, and whole ‘nother thing to get people to come TO your blog. Lena has some awesome strategies that I would absolutely never have thought of. I LOVE this book!

Elegant Themes – the theme package I have, and would recommend to anyone anywhere, no matter what your technical ability ‘cus of their most popular theme, DIVI. A drag and drop builder that allows you to make beautiful blogs and websites – NO CODING REQUIRED ♥

Siteground Hosting – your blog must be self hosted. I know you’ve heard it a 1000 times, and there’s a whole bunch of reasons. But the big ones are this: you have control over your blog and when something goes wrong there’s 24 hour support. You can get a package for $4.95 / month, and it comes with a free domain name. Read all about how to start a blog here! 

Kaspersky AntiVirus – FIRST, put a good antivirus on your computer, especially if your computer is your livelihood. Ever since I ditched all the Windows and McAfee stuff, I’ve never had another problem. (Hallelujah!) Buy this one once and use it three times. Even better.


Anxiety & Phobia workbook
This Is Why You’re Fat  (-Because of the excellent section on how food affects hormones!)


Serenity Formula
Omega oils



Bragg’s all purpose seasoning
Rice noodles
Amazing Dad’s BBQ sauce (-In Canada)
San-J Stir-fry Sauce
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods (-Our favorite healthy hemp heart bars!)

Useful Items

Plug in lunch box stove
tinfoil take out containers (for use in plug in lunch box stove)

(These are things I have talked about on the blog… not just random things I love. NONE of these products are sponsored or endorsed.)


The Ridiculous Race – Hands down the funniest book I’ve ever read. Read it.

Christian Books
If God is Good
The Case for Faith
The Case for Christ
The Ragamuffin Gospel
How Good is Good Enough
Did You Think to Pray

For at the Gym

Itty bitty ipod shuffle
My favorite running shoes
Contigo Water Bottle

Other Things I Love

Bioderma Hydrabio Serum moisturizer – cleared up my skin, never looked back
Big Sexy Spray and Stay Hairspray – seriously, no other hairspray out there compares.

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