I utilize a lot of tools through my blogging and daily life. Some you will be familiar with, others you might not. Please note, some of these resources have free or trial periods while some do have a cost. If the resource is an affiliate product or service, I will make sure and let you know.
Book of the Month (affiliate) – Monthly book subscription service where you pick one out of five new release options, guest judges all for the low price of $14.99 a month. There is also the option to add on other books for $9.99 a book. It is by far my most favorite monthly subscription service.
Bluehost (affiliate): There are so many options for website and domains. Bluehost provided the best of both worlds with hosting, domain purchasing, and WordPress website development for as low as $3.95. They customer service has been amazing and it only takes minutes to get your website up and running with their professional services or start with one of their FREE WordPress templates.
Gmail / Google: Gmail and Google related products are used daily in my life. Gmail is a great FREE email platform that can be accessed in your browser by also sync on your phone through the Gmail app, or if you use an iPhone through the included mail app. Google also provides apps and services to replace your typical Microsoft Office programs like Docs (ie. Office), Sheets (ie. Excel), Keynote (ie. Powerpoint), and more. Google apps are available in your browser by also on your phone or digital device for easy access and editing on the fly. Apps are free, along with Google Drive which provides free storage up to a certain amount of space – which I have yet to exceed in my personal account and I’ve had this account since Gmail first began.
Toggl: A great tool for tracking your time and projects. It’s free with options to add team members, different projects, tasks, and more. You will also be able to see analytics and different charts to see how your time is spent over the course of the day, week, month, etc.
Slack: Communicating with your team has never been better than with Slack. Create a “team”, add members via email, have private messaging boards, create channels (aka groups) for different projects or themes. There are so many plugins and options with Slack – including a google and gmail integration, bots that will automatically send you reminders or answer questions on a forum. And it’s FREE.
Amazon Prime / Prime Photos: Amazon Prime costs $99/year but it’s well worth all the benefits that come with it. Not only do you get free 2 day shipping on all prime products, there is free movie and TV streaming like Netflix, free music, free e-books, and even free photo storage. All these products can be accessed in your browser or apps on your mobile devices.
Perfect Keto (affiliate) – Looking to try out a Keto diet or are you already on the journey? Perfect Keto offers products to help your body maintain and/or get back into ketosis with yummy keto powers. They also offer Keto strips to test and see where your body is currently at in ketosis.