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Here is where you can find products and companies I highly recommend, use or mention in my posts or advertise on my website so you can find them easily. Just click the bolded and underlined word to the far left to go their website to learn more.
This post contains affiliate links. My website is my job, and helps to support our family. If you decide to buy something you see mentioned here, I would be so thankful if you clicked through my links so I can receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you! Please read my full disclosure.
Noble Outfitters – Hats, scarves, belts, jewelry, headbands, gloves, caps, horse riding packs or bags.
Tmart/FASTBUY INC – Belts, bags, hats, scarves, jewelry, and more.
Beau-coup – This online store has an amazing variety of baby, kids, teen and adult birthday party favors and more.
Adventures In Pinning – This course is for anyone who wants to level up their Pinterest game. This class is not for beginners! Get a lot of practice with Pinterest before taking this class. It will help you with keywords, simpler ways to schedule out your pins, and ways to get lots of click-throughs (and not just repins).
Blog Planner – You need to be organized and have a good planner if you are a blogger. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time in the day for blogging in the first place. This planner will help you maximize every minute. Here is a printable blog planner from Adventures in Blogging. What I like is that I can print the pages I need from it and not waste printer ink on the ones I don’t think I would use.
Blog Traffic Bootcamp – An eBook to bring more traffic to your blog. Don’t worry about how much money you spend on education with a blog. You can probably (depending on where you live and your tax laws) write it off and even if you can’t, education is how you can work your blog to make it do well so that you earn enough to pay back what you spent. Even if you are not in this for the money; how will you continue to pay for your blog unless your blog pays for itself? I myself only get out of bed at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. to work on this blog for the money. I do love to teach and help people, but I can do those things without a blog. My blog makes money and reaches thousands of people with my message. But it would not have reached so many if it had not been for all this education. I needed other bloggers to teach me what to do and I was willing to pay for it. Then, all that money came back and more within three months of blogging. Now I feel like it was FREE!
Bluehost – This web host company is the reason I have a blog. I have never had any issues with them and highly recommend them if you are thinking of starting a blog. Plus you get a FREE domain when you sign up for the 12 month basic plan.
BoardBooster – This is an automated pinning program to pin your posts or affiliate ads to Pinterest with. You get 500 free pins or up to 10 days to try it out free (whichever happens first) with this link. Pinterest is a very important platform to be on if you are a blogger. Over 60% of traffic to my site comes from Pinterest. I am a very busy homeschooling mom of seven and don’t have time to sit and “hand-pin” all day long, so this automated system has been a real blessing to my life. It pins for me 24 hours a day so I can reach all my UK, Australia and other readers that are in a much different time zone.
Demystifying SEO – This is a great eBook. It has close to 400 pages with everything you need to know about SEO to help your blog or website perform well on Google Search, etc. I seriously read every single word on every single page and applied what was mentioned and it really changed my blog for the better. You could just use it as a reference book and look up what you need as well.
FREE Blog Traffic Bonus Guide – Not everything I learned from cost money. The free information is great too! Are you wondering when I get time to read all this stuff? I am a fast reader and love to read. I read my Bible to myself in the morning and night, and to other family members during the homeschool day and at night as part of the bedtime routine. I read to the children in homeschool during the day. I read every night before I fall asleep in bed. Sometimes when I am really tired, I only read a few pages! I always cut myself off at a certain time so I can get enough sleep. Even though my blog has paid for itself and is bringing in a steady income, I am still reading and learning this business. There is so much to read and learn out there and I want everyone’s opinion so I can try new things and see if I like it or not.
HostGator – Another great hosting company. I know other bloggers who use this and love it.
How To Start A Blog or Website – A FREE, over 2,500 word, in-depth article of all the steps to take to set up a blog, monetize it and promote it.
How To Successfully Organize A Blog With Multiple Topics – My biggest problem when I started blogging is that I had all these topics I wanted to write about, but all the blogging education I was reading was telling me, you have to have a “niche”. Which made me feel like I could only talk about one thing! This eBook was a game changer! You can have more than one topic as long as your audience is the same. Don’t be offended if you are not this, but my primary reader is a stay at home mom. That’s the largest percentage so I write for a mom who is needed in the home. I do have some men that like to read the Buying Abandoned Storage Units section, but I am talking about the largest percentage. This eBook explains in full detail how to organize it on your site to make it easier for your readers to find.
Income And Traffic Boost Bundle – You get the Income Boost eBook and Traffic Transformation Guide in one bundle price to help you grow your blog.
Income Boost – An eBook that gives tips on how to monetize your blog.
Newegg Business – This is where we have purchased “build your own computer parts”. They sell monitors and so much more, they also have technical support.
Pageviews From Pinterest – This is a great eBook that helps bloggers promote their posts and affiliate ads on Pinterest. It also gives tips on how to use Canva for graphic design of your pins, how to use BoardBooster to automate pinning and how to use a “sales funnel” to sell your products.
Pinterest Tracking Template and Training Video – You’ll hear it from almost every blogger, Pinterest is “where your blog needs to be”!
Start A Blog Bootcamp – An eBook on starting a blog.
StudioPress – This is the company I use to have my Genesis Framework and theme layout for my blog. It’s what makes my website look good and makes my job easier so I don’t have to write the code, maintain, and update it.
Traffic Transformation Guide – An eBook to teach you how to bring traffic to your site. Growing your blog is all about the traffic that comes to your site to read it and making money is from the “law of averages”. Meaning that the more people that come to your blog, the more of a percentage will click on your links and buy, so the more you get paid. This book teaches about many social media platforms and how to leverage yourself to get the best traffic to your site in a quick fashion. I said to myself, “why wait and do it slowly when I can be making money to pay back what I spent on my blog?”. I paid back what I owed in less than three months and I spent over $1,000 on my blog, including the training or blog education materials.
Work At Home Super Bundle from Ultimate Bundles – This gives you 37 work-at-home resources (eBooks, printables, etc.) to help you fulfill your dreams, be your own boss, and relish your freedom.
Noble Outfitters – Men’s, Women’s, Western horse riding clothes, English horse riding clothing, outerwear, socks, boot socks, etc.
Tmart/FASTBUY INC – Children’s costumes.
Pampered Mommy Box – A great gift for a sister, sister-in-law, best friend or yourself. You can just buy a one time box of an infinity scarf, coffee mug and chocolate, for example. Or, you can get a subscription for a themed box every month.
ABCmouse.com – I am presently using this program with two of my children. It keeps them busy and they are learning something while they are having fun so that I can teach another child or nurse the baby before naptime.
Answers In Genesis – Books, DVDs, so many great items here that I use in my homeschool.
Educents – This is an online store to buy educational books, toys, games, puzzles and special needs items from.
Highlights For Children magazine – We love to get mail! This is such a fun and educational magazine to use with your children.
Musik at Home – This is an online music program that makes music education accessible to all children from birth. My children love to watch and play along with the videos that we play on the computer. They sing the songs throughout the day as well.
Noble Outfitters – Horse blankets, fly masks, wash, would care, odor stop, hoof picks, tines and other horse-related tools and items.
Photo Memory Books
Blurb – As you get to know me, you will realize that I love keeping photos or photo albums of my family and children. I make albums for each of my children to take with them as they are grown up so they can look back and see their childhood in photos. My mom died at age 50. I am nearing that age and photos are so precious to me.
Noble Outfitters – Cowboy boots, rubber boots, mud boots, and other footwear.
Storage Auction Business Items
You can also read my article, “What Do I Bring With Me To Storage Auctions?” for more ideas, like a “moving buddy”, for example.
Abus Diskus locks and keys – Get one for each unit you plan to win, we have about six and have used them all at one time when my husband was between day jobs. These are on Amazon.
Baby Wipes – We live in Wisconsin and buy storage units in very cold, freezing weather. The hand sanitizer will freeze solid, but a single baby wipe can still be peeled apart from the pack and thawed with the warmth of your hand to use for hand washing after touching dirty items in a unit or before eating lunch on the road in a caravan auction, from Amazon.
Broom – To sweep out the unit after emptying it, from Amazon.
Cell Phone With Camera – This is very useful to have, from Amazon.
Garbage Bags – We have found garbage in every unit, get quality garbage bags so you don’t have to pick it up twice, from Amazon.
Hand Warmers – These can be used in your pockets to keep warm during a winter auction, from Amazon.
Hand Sanitizer – These are to wash your hands, there is no sink at the storage facility, from Amazon.
Maglite Heavy Duty Flashlight – This is our favorite flashlight to take to the auction, from Amazon.
Making Money Buying Abandoned Storage Units – An eBook that tells you everything you need to know to do this business. This book was written by my husband and I. It tells you how to find the auctions, how to budget before going to the auction, what to bring with you, auction etiquette, what to do with each type of item to get the best money back from resale, etc.
Rubber Gloves – Every unit has at least some yucky garbage, from Amazon.
ShelterLogic Storage Tent – If you live in a place where you can have one (or three, like we do!), these are amazing storage tents! Ours has survived three harsh, snowy, frozen winters and wind (we put sandbags in the corners in case the tent pegs break free in heavy wind, we live on top of a hill) so far and are still in great shape! From Amazon
Tmart/FASTBUY INC – They have all kinds of items like flashlights, furniture moving belt team straps (for two people to easily move a large appliance like a dryer or washing machine, for example), metric tape / tape measure / measuring tape.
Wallet – “Don’t forget to pay the lady!” and they usually want cash. These are some from Amazon.
Tmart/FASTBUY INC – There are organizers for toys like the Tidy Up Toy Storage bag (a large cloth bag you lay flat on the floor like a big circle with all the Lego Duplos in the middle, for example, when play is done you just tie up the whole bag so you don’t have to pick up individual pieces, amazing!), fidget spinners, magnetic toys, bath toys, wooden toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, night lights, etc.
Legoland Discovery Center – Our kids of all ages (including adult child) love Legos! Our family loves to go to the Chicago location as that is closest to us. When you click the bolded word to see prices or get tickets, it will say Chicago on the screen, but you can change the location in the upper right corner to a Center closer to you.