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RESOURCES

Over the years, I have used a number of products and services that have helped me grow personally and as a business.

I’ve explored everything from online courses, read many great books, and have used a plethora of online tools and get asked all the time about what I personally recommend. I decided to create a page where I can share all the products and resources that I have used, trust and recommend to others.

This page contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product through one of them, I will receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). I only ever endorse products that I use and trust. I have personally benefited from everything listed below and highly recommend each one.

Thank you for your support!

BLOGGING:

WordPress – The #1 blogging platform in the world, and the current content management system that I use for this blog. It’s 100% free and easy to set up.

Nimbus Theme – This is the WordPress theme that I currently use for my blog.  It’s very customizable, there’s a lot of cool features, and it’s easy to use.

HOSTING:

Bluehost This is the hosting service that I use for my blog and every other website that I have. You can get hosting as low as $3.95/month. (Watch: How to create a blog and set it up in minutes)

OUTSOURCING WORK:

Odesk.com – This is where I outsource specific tasks or work for my my blog or websites. You can get almost anything done very inexpensively and hire Virtual Assistants for under $3/hour.

Fiverr – An awesome place where you can get a variety of things done for only $5.  I’ve used Fiverr for many small tasks to help me with building my businesses.

ONLINE MARKETING:

WarriorForum – An online internet marketing community where you can learn, ask questions, participate in discussions, meet other internet marketers, etc…

Clickbank – The most popular digital products retailer.  You can sell your own information products through Clickbank or promote others as an affiliate.

Aweber – The most popular email opt-in service and e-mail broadcasting service.

Google Analytics – This is what I use to track all of the statistics for my websites, including visitors, traffic sources, etc…

Kindle Direct Publishing – This is where I publish my Kindle books and make money with Kindle publishing.

CreateSpace – This Amazon company allows you to publish a paperback or hardcopy book and sell it on Amazon.com.

Submit Your Article – A great article submission tool that I’ve used to create back links for my websites/blogs and rank them in Google and other search engines.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera –  This camera has a 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor. EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens expands picture-taking possibilities. 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing. EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant results. Features include continuous shooting up to 3fps, Scene Intelligent Auto mode, creative filers, built-in flash and feature guide

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens –  Maximum aperture: f/4.0-f/5.6 . Optics: 12 elements in 10 groups, UD glass element. Canon EF-S Mount (not compatible with full sensor DSLRs).

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6Organize, perfect, and share – Lightroom combines all your digital photography essentials in one fast, intuitive application. Lightroom lets you get the best from every pixel in your photos, whether you shot them with a pro DSLR camera or a camera phone. Experiment fearlessly with nondestructive tools – your original images are never altered. Share easily – express your vision, show your talent, share moments and memories. Lightroom provides the tools you need to share your best images for social media, the web, slideshows and prints.

DGK Color Tools White Balance and Color Calibration ChartsIncludes 2 DKK Cards – Each with Precision 12% and 18% Gray reference for white balance plus 18-Color patches for superior digital color correction. Array of 18 color patches with natural, chromatic, primary and gray scale colors, arranged in three rows. Convenient 5″ x 7′” (127 x 178 mm) double-sided screen print construction, archival quality acid-free materials and full user guide. Includes convenient paper frame folder to protect the card surface and allow easy tabletop display during use. Card slides into folder from the side. Detailed instructions included for Picasa , Photoshop Lightroom , Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.

FINANCES:

QuickBooks Mac Online 2017 Small Business Accounting Software [Mac Disc]Setup and use quickly, no software to install and personalized for your business. Manage your business on the go, access your data anytime, anywhere from any device. Save time and reduce data entry errors. 1 Year subscription. Make a great impression – Create and send professional invoices straight from QuickBooks. Get instant insights into the health of your business – Track income, expenses, and profit information all in one place.

HEALTH & FITNESS:

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (Blender, Processor, Nutri Ninja Cups)  –  This set includes 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies. 8-Cup Food Processor Bowl provides perfect, even chopping and makes up to 2 lbs. of dough in 30 seconds. Two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja cups with To-Go lids are perfect for creating personalized, nutrient-rich drinks to take on the go. Dishwasher-safe and BPA-free parts. Includes one 1500-watt base, a Food Processor Bowl, 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher, two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups with To-Go Lids, and a 30-recipe inspiration guide.

BOOKS & PROGRAMS:

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs –  Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America’s most imaginative chefs, The Flavor Bible is an essential reference for every kitchen.

Get Over Your Damn Self: The No BS Blueprint to Building a Life Changing Business – Romi Neustadt is passionate about helping others build lucrative direct sales and network marketing businesses that help create lives with more freedom and flexibility, greater purpose and a lot more fun. In this book she offers you the same direct, no-BS coaching she’s given to tens of thousands to help you acquire the skills to build this sucker and teach your team to do the same. And, equally important, she’ll work on your mindset so you stop over complicating it all and stop letting the negative voices in your head win.

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas Into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur – If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.

The Ultimate Field Guide to PhotographyThe Ultimate Field Guide to Photography presents ten easy-to-read chapters exploring every aspect of the digital revolution. With straightforward explanations of both simple, all-but-foolproof equipment like inexpensive auto focus point-and-shoot cameras and of sophisticated, megapixel single lens reflex units boasting interchangeable lenses. It also covers important accessories; provides advice of all kinds, from key facts and basic tips for beginners to advanced techniques for skilled amateurs; and addresses the essentials of PhotoShop editing, scanning and printing, effective archiving, and more. 

Ketogenic Diet: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Losing the Weight and Keeping It off for Good! – The Ketogenic diet, or the keto diet, is a low carb and a high-fat diet. When you shift to the keto diet, ketones are produced by the liver and are used as the primary source of fuel for the body and hence the name of this diet. The aim of the keto diet is to induce the body into the state of ketosis. This is achieved by cutting down the carbohydrate intake. When there is an increase in the consumption of fats and a reduction of carbs, the body automatically starts burning these ketones to provide the body with energy. By simply cutting off or reducing the supply of carbs, the body will turn toward the next source of fuel, which are fats!

Anxiety: How To Stop Worrying, Calm the Mind, and Eliminate Stress – This book contains the best advice from a former sufferer of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. It serves as a guide on how to manage your mental and emotional health condition and also help you on how to calm the mind, gain confidence and eliminate anxieties. This book is aimed at equipping you with the best and most effective techniques for overcoming depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. 

Project Life Mastery YouTube Channel – A  YouTube channel that genuinely changed my life. Created by Stefan James.

K Money Mastery 2.0 – The most proven step – by step system to making money with Kindle Publishing. Created by Stefan James a 7-figure internet entrepreneur and coach.

 

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