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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

For realsies, I hand-picked places to affiliate with based on my personal experience and that of peers. Check out the places below...

Current List of On-Going Relationships:


Advertising:


Google Ads. I'm signed up with them, but I can't get them to work right, so I'm not currently using them. But I'm leaving it here in case I decide to turn that back on and forget to update this. 

Affiliates:


These following affiliates were hand-picked by me. I get paid a small percentage if you purchase from them. 

Lyrical Host: This is who I have been going through for hosting for my author page and other sites, and I am super happy with the service. I can't recommend anything more.

WPEngine: These people are the people behind Genesis Framework. I have never used WPEngine as a web host, but while the offer of free Genesis is enticing, if I ever opt to use Genesis, I'd buy the framework outright and put it on my Lyrical Host wordpress site. But both options go through this company, and I do think it's the best option for people

  • wanting a website or blog 
  • who do not want to pay thousands of dollars for a graphic designer, 
  • but want a site that looks like they did pay a professional to design it
  • without having to know wordpress or code 
  • without spending a lot of time trying to figure that out

It's user friendly. Stunning. Websites.

Bluchic Themes: I just think they are pretty, and a great option if you want a Wordpress site without having to use Genesis but still look amazing. I don't plan on designing any wordpress themes because I'm not comfortable with wordpress php codes. So I needed someone who was up to par with my idea of a good graphic designer to endorse, and these people made the cut.

PicMonkey: I use Photoshop, but I'm seriously thinking of signing up with PicMonkey just because they do a lot of professional design things with ease, and I'm sick of using all my memory and RAM and what not to make a blog picture. Adobe will slow a system down, and my computer is old and cranky. But I do think they are a step up from Canva in their capabilities and features, but user friendly where you don't need to take a college course on how to use the software like I had to for Photoshop.

Tailwind: Oh this is amazing for Pinterest. It's almost a must-have if you want to utilize the Pinterest at all. I started with the free trial, and before I knew it, I was all "Take my money!" It's just a game changer for Pinterest. Now they also have Instagram, and I use them so far for that, but a lot of "Grammers" really push Planoly. But because Tailwind lets you pay per account, you can easily use both Pinterest and Planoly without losing money.

ConvertKit: This is an email service provider I've been dying to join. I personally use AWeber (very happy with their service), but I am planning to move eventually. When you see the best websites using this... You want this... The reason I went with AWeber was I didn't think I'd grow an email list at all, so I wanted the cheaper option to "see how it will do." And now it's doing ok. So I kind of want the one I wanted, but the hassle of moving.... If you plan to do drip emails or automated emails, this one has the prettiest method of organizing that. Plus they have oodles of tutorials and amazing blog posts to help you along the way.

MailerLite: This one is the most recommended I see with bloggers who aren't trying to make a lot of money with some big idea and a sales funnel, who have no intentions on getting into drip emails. It seems to also have the best free option and the lowest pricing for a quality service.  

Coursera: I figured I should offer recommendations to further your learning. I keep flip flopping between creating my own courses or just sticking to affiliate stuff for right now, but even if I do have my own courses, this place is still recommended. Coursera offers actual certifications from real Universities for a fraction of the cost of going to the university. You can use that on your resume, and possibly receive college credits toward a degree for some of their classes. I also pay for Coursera courses, and am currently procrastinating taking a Fiction writing course. So with that said, don't do this until you are ready to take the course as you can pay monthly for a year to procrastinate. But if you can take that course in a month or two, then you save a lot of money. 

Creative Market: I have been meaning to try to get myself on this website for some time selling graphic design elements because the ones I give away are getting too many to give away, and I think it overwhelms people going in for the free opt-in. While I may or may not start selling on Creative Market, I do buy from them all the time, and I love their freebies. And there are times where I feel like I should be telling people about stuff that's on their site just to make graphic design easier.

Deposit Photos: I buy up credits from this site when they are on sale, and then I use them as needed for when I can't find what I'm looking for for free or just don't have the time to really search hard. Most of the sites like them are the same thing, like they offer something for everything and often have exactly what you need. But this one is the one I chose simply because they offer a great credit sale annually.

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