This is a curated list of my favorite products, apps, and tools that I've found helpful throughout my blogging + side hustling journey.

Some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of them, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make free content. I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you for your support!

Business Operations

  • G Suite – email, documents, sheets and file organization for business.
  • GoDaddy Bookkeeping – for keeping track of side hustle income and expenses.
  • LastPass – for creating strong passwords and storing them.
  • Zoom – for video calls.
  • Uberconference – for audio calls and screen sharing.
  • Voxer – for audio and text coaching.

Marketing

  • Bluehost – for hosting my WordPress website.
  • Bluchic Themes – for the design of my WordPress site.
  • Revue – for email marketing and my #jesspicks newsletter.
  • Teachable – for hosting and selling online courses.
  • Buffer – for planning and scheduling social media posts.
  • Shorby – for aggregating links for Instagram bio
  • Missinglettr – for creating a year-long social media campaign for my blog posts.
  • Screencast-O-Matic – for recording my screen or device for tutorials.
  • Grammarly – for spelling and grammar checks while writing.
  • Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – My favorite course that covers everything affiliate marketing.

Productivity + Time Management

  • Calendly – for scheduling appointments without the back and forth of email.
  • AppSumo – for getting lifetime deals and discounts on great software.
  • Shift – for managing multiple Gmail accounts and integrating other software.
  • Feedly – for reading all of my favorite blogs in one place.
  • StayFocusd – for blocking those sites that can distract you, like Facebook.

Personal

  • Goodreads – for setting yearly reading challenges and keeping up with books.
  • Favorite books – to see the list of my favorite books
  • Shine – for meditations and daily affirmations, self-care articles
  • Girls' Night In – a newsletter that comes on Friday's filled with all things self-care goodness.
  • Instacart – it's helpful to get some of my groceries delivered.
  • Rakuten – With this app, I get cash back when I'm shopping online. I've earned over $40 since signing up! (Get $10 after you join!)
  • Ibotta – I can add rebates in store and then scan the receipt to redeem. I've earned over $300 since signing up.
  • Digit – for putting money aside for savings and credit card payments.
  • StitchFix – for getting styled every quarter and getting a box of things I love. (Get $25 off your first order.)