As a busy work-at-home mom, who was able to quit her 9-5 last year and now makes over $3,000/month, I can’t do it all by myself… as much as I would like to. When you make your living online and work exclusively from home, you rely on A LOT of tools to manage all areas of your life.
Thanks to the following incredible resources, I’m able to get a handle on my working life and mom life.
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Namecheap. Secure your website domain for a super inexpensive price. They also deliver great customer service and are rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 1,018,101 real customer ratings.
SiteGround. This hosting company provides affordable, stable, secure, and super fast service for your website needs. Their support is awesome, and I’m always able to chat with a knowledgeable rep asap using their chat feature. It’s the web hosting company I choose for all my websites.
Logos & Graphics
PicMonkey. You know my big logo you’re seeing at the top? I created it using this online photo editing and design service. I also use it to create other graphics you can find on my website. Sign up and unleash your creativity.
FREE – First Month Blog Plan by Suzi Whitford. Here are 31 actionable steps to take in your first month of blogging.
Blog By Number Course by Suzi Whitford. Suzi’s blogging course is designed for moms who want to start a blog. It contains step-by-step tutorial vids that are quick and easy to follow.
Make Money At Home
Make Over Your Mornings by Crystal Paine. If you wake up feeling behind, frustrated, and worn out, this course will teach you how to take back your mornings. This 14-day course is designed to help you revolutionize your productivity, streamline your routines, invest your time in things that truly matter, and find more joy and peace in the process.
Make Over Your Evenings by Crystal Paine. A successful day starts with a good night. In her 14-day course, Crystal teaches you how to maximize your evenings to experience more success, order in your life, and more joy in your soul.
Grammarly Premium. Grammarly is a program that helps detect grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing. You can use it through a web address or through Grammarly for Microsoft Office. Click to read why I love this powerful tool.
Erin Condren Life Planner. You’re 42% more likely to achieve goals when they’re written down. I love using this planner to plan my life, achieve my goals, and keep track of my memories.
Trello. Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. Think of it as a white board filled with awesome sticky notes that you can take anywhere with Internet access.
Finances & Accounting
Acorns. As a bad saver, I love using Acorns to make saving effortless. Acorns is an app that encourages users to invest their spare change from debit and credit card purchases using a system the company calls a “Round-Up.”
FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes running your small biz easy, fast, and secure. From invoicing your clients with super profesh-looking invoices to managing your expenses, FreshBooks makes it effortless. You’ll spend less time with the numbers and more time doing what you love. Who would’ve thought accounting could be so easy?! You can try it free for 30 days.
Books on Life, Business, Money, and Motherhood
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*Ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life By Mark Manson. This #1 New York Times Bestseller and #2 Most Read on Amazon cuts through the crap to show us what’s important — not positivity — so we can honestly be happy.
Awaken The Giant Within By Tony Robbins. Tony shows you his most effective strategies for mastering your emotions, body, relationships, finances, and life. His step-by-step system will teach you self-mastery to take control of your life helping you to discover your purpose and change your life.
Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert T. Kiyosaki. This book tells the story of Robert growing up with two dads: his biological father and best friend’s father. They both shaped his way of thinking about money and investing. It explains the difference between working for your money and having it work for you.
Girl Code: Unlocking The Secrets To Success, Sanity, And Happiness For The Female Entrepreneur By Cara Alwill Leyba. This book thoroughly spoke to my mompreneur soul. Cara provides a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, “side hustlers” (those with a day job plus a part-time small business), and anyone in between.
The Magic Of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, The Hard Stuff, And Everything In Between By Ashlee Gadd. This book contains heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. It’s a beautiful collection of inspirational stories sure to warm your heart.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, And Join The New Rich By Timothy Ferriss. I looove this New York Times bestseller! Timothy Ferriss shares with readers how to quit the rat race and enjoy life working just four hours a week. His book provides a step-by-step blueprint to achieving a life of luxury, not dependent on the old concept of retirement.
Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead By Sheryl Sandberg. We’ve all heard about the glass ceiling in the workplace, and Sheryl has reignited the conversation about women in the workplace. She provides sound advice on how to have a fulfilling career. She covers how to negotiate, mentor, and build a satisfying career.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness By Dave Ramsey. Dave Ramsey is a highly respected voice in the money and business arena. He’s the author of five New York Times bestselling books. The guy knows his stuff when it comes to money. The Total Money Makeover does just that… makes over your money. Dave helps you whip your finances into shape with tried-and-true systems.