Money Saving Apps

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Can’t Go Wrong With Money Saving Apps/Extensions. Check These Out!

Hey everyone! Today I want to focus on some top money-saving apps and browser extensions. As time goes on I will be adding to this post with anything I feel you could benefit from.

Be on the lookout for updates.

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Now, I can’t be the only person that has ever clicked on something because it sounded straight-up awesome! Just to end up being taken to some website that makes no sense.

These resources I will be mentioning are real! There will not be a link to an amazing money-saving app that will take you to a medical insurance site. haha

Lets get started!

RebateKey

I just recently came across this. This is not an app yet! You can, however, download the browser extension.

Although I was skeptical about signing up at first, I took the leap and its actually a really smart system.

So you know when you buy a phone, for example, and it says 100 dollars mail-in rebate. Well, this offers the rebate without having to mail in anything. Just provide your order # within less than an hour and there you go, savings!

How to use rebatekey

  • Create your rebate key account here.
  • search for an item you would want on your account
  • when you find it, click on buy product
  • read the instructions that come up
  • check the box once youve read instructions and agree with the terms and conditions.

No Coupons! An absolute NO, this could get your rebate CANCELED

  • Click on buy product
Be sure to purchase the product through the website that the link took you to.
  • Now that you purchased your product, you’ll get an order #, copy it.
  • Go back to your account on the rebate site
  • Go to purchases unclaimed
  • Click confirm purchase and than put in the order # that you copied and hit confirm!
  • Sit back and relax. Your rebate check will be coming in 35 days!
  • PayPal is also available. 🙂

Now it may seem like a long wait, but its money that you would normally never see again. You get the product you wanted and money back! Plus there are even items with a 100% rebate. Making it FREE!

Ibotta

Mostly everyone knows about an Ibotta account.

If you don’t, well you are missing out! I’ll give you a quick run by of what its all about. This can be used online and instore purchases.

  • They are partnered with over 1500 brands and retailers. So more than likely there is going to be something you would normally buy on here.
  • There is pay through the app option now.

When this started I had used it at home depot. The cashiers thought I was making it up. Like I was about to do something illegal, I swear haha (maybe I was explaining it wrong). They went and got the boss, he too was skeptical but we tried and it worked! Instant cashback on a purchase I was buying regardless.

Basically, to pay with the ibotta app, you purchase an E-gift card. The exact amount of your purchase than comes off your gift card and you get the cashback credit on your account. Only available with certain retailers though, but is definitely worth it.

Sign up here today! 🙂

Rakuten (Ebates)

Here is another very popular and well known money-saving app. If you have not tried Rakuten , formally known as Ebates, you can sign up here. There is a special $10 bonus when you signup. After a qualifying purchase is made, within the offer period, you get the $10 signup bonus.

  • They offer great deals from over 2500 retailers.
  • Make sure you shop online directly through the link of the store you want to purchase an item from. If you leave and come back later, but not through the Rakuten link, your purchase will not count.
  • They have a cash back button you can download. This is a tool that finds discounts for you, without even visiting Rakuten first.
  • Earn cash back with online and instore shopping!

Paribus

This is free to use.

You do have to give Paribus permission to access your email. If you feel uneasy about this, I have heard of people creating a new email to shop online with.

  • Capital One purchased Paribus in 2016 (The credit card and bank capital one)
  • helps get money back after a purchase drop
  • A purchase made online will be monitored by Paribus, if there is a price drop (by a company they monitor), you will know.
  • No hidden fees
  • Checks to make sure your delivered packages were delivered by the promised date, Paribus will let you know if your package is late. Most companies offer compensation if they promised a certain time and your package arrives later.
  • Paribus also notifies you when an item you purchased has a return date coming soon, just in case you don’t want to keep it.
  • Sign Up Here

Dosh

Money saving awesomeness right here.

I personally love dosh, its on my android phone and I never even realize its there. Until I receive an email saying you got dosh! haha. Well your not going to get rich but definitely get some money back from certain places.

How it works

  • Sign up a dosh account here
  • Link your debit or credit card ( I have mine linked for over a year and have had no problems)
  • whenever you use your linked card and make a purchase at a qualifying store you get cash back in your dosh wallet.
  • Now when it comes to booking a hotel you have to go through the dosh app but like I mentioned before qualifying stores, regular purchase =money back just with the linked card.

Honey

I just recently started using this. I have it as an app on my cellphone and also as a browser extension on my computer. Honey finds you the best coupons for an item you want to purchase (if there is one). Best Coupons= money saving!

  • Create a FREE account
  • Finds you the best coupon for your purchase if available
  • Earn Honey gold with certain item purchases
  • Earn honey gold at 4,500 + sites
  • redeem a gift card for your honey gold, 1000 honey gold =$10 gift card
  • up to 20% back
  • They even have a bonus of honey gold offers.

So the end result is honey helps you save money on your purchase, lets you earn honey gold and than use that gold to get gift cards. Sounds nice.

Go ahead and check out some, or even all of the apps and browser extensions I listed above and be on the lookout for updates as I mentioned earlier. Let me know if you have a great money-saving way to add to the list. Thank you Liz

Start A Blog

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The Simplest Explanation On How To Start A Blog

Attention: This is the explanation you have been searching for! You want to start a blog, right? Go ahead! The search is over, see for yourself.

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keeping things simple!

So, get ready because your about to start your very own blog. Now, to make sure you don’t go researching in circles (like I did) I’m going to include everything you need to know to get started right here! With links to posts that give extra info on certain topics.

Quick Question: Are you self hosted yet? If not, its completely okay because there are other steps you can do first. You’ll get your great deal and amazing service at siteground later. Make sure you check out the reasons I chose Siteground when your ready.

Don’t get ahead of yourself. Take it slow, you want to make sure your thinking straight. Starting a blog is simple but rushing through this can start you off with a domain name thats awful!.

Were You aware that it is recommended to choose a niche? That’s like a fancy word for your blogging topic. Please don’t overthink this too much.

Pick something that you know you can write about. A topic that you don’t mind doing the research on.

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Start taking notes!

As mentioned above, a niche is your blog topic. Its what you want to base your blog on. Example: Crafting is your main niche and than your “sub niches” can be Paper crafts, resin making , cricut crafts etc.. Those sub niches are all the different topics your main topic can attach to.

Now not everyone chooses one topic, there are a lot of successful lifestyle bloggers out there. Lifestyle blogs have a variety of topics. Example of this would be Mommy Life, budgeting, and Crafting. Just don’t go too broad, you dont want to confuse people.

Examples to help get you thinking!

  • Photography
  • parenting
  • social media
  • lifestyle
  • crafts
  • diy
  • fitness
  • business
  • fashion
  • makeup
  • mental health
  • how to
  • product reviews
  • home design
  • blogging
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get creative!

Overwhelmed with picking a “topic”? People all over the world are reading blogs and everyone is interested in something different.

So always keep in mind, your blog can be successful if you put enough hard work and effort into it.

Now, why is this lady talking about niches you may be wondering, I just want to start my blog already!!

I promise this will make sense. Especially when thinking of your domain name.

Are you taking notes? Get your paper and pen out if you haven’t already.

Write down the topics you are considering blogging about. If you feel that you could benefit from a lifestyle choice than do it. I’ve read before that staying with a minimum of 3 and no more than 5 topics work well for lifestyle blogs.

Domain Name

Now, its time to focus on your domain name. This is the name that people will type in to find your website. Usually, its what your website is called too.

The reason for thinking about your niche prior to this is so that you can combine your topic into your domain. That’s a very popular way to go about things and it definitely will help with SEO.

I’m throwing this out there because I originally created a domain name that was silly. All the ones I thought of were taken and I just went with something that made no sense at all because I was anxious to start. So, I had to create a new one.

An example would be if you want to write about being a mother and crafting maybe you want your name to be Craftingwithkids or MommyArtWithLove. Get the idea? It’s helpful to do this for SEO

Another go to domain is using your name.

Now, write down all your ideas of a domain name. It’s not all that easy because what you think is amazing, someone else probably thought this also.

Your domain name, in my opinion, should have .com. Its the most common so it will be easier for your viewers to remember.

  1. Think of words that have something in common with what you plan on writing about.
    • Try the dictionary or lookup strong and motivational words. This is a step I took to help get me thinking. Sometimes you just get stuck.
    • Focus on adding keywords to your domain *Helpful for SEO*
    • No hyphens and Try to stay away from having two letters together. An example would be Kidssmarttv, this could easily be misspelled.
  2. People sometimes choose to use domain generators.
    • Some name generators are Nameboy, Bust A Name, and namestall
    • These can help show what’s available and what’s already being used.
    • Purchasing a domain is available through most generators.
    • You can also get your domain through Namecheap, their name says it all.
  3. Once decided on a Domain, Its time for hosting.
    • You NEED to get Self Hosted if your plan is to make money with your blog
    • I mentioned siteground at the very beginning of this post. Read why here.
    • there are other hosting platforms to choose from, just always do your research.

You Are Ready To Get Started

Here is an option, you can purchase your domain name through namecheap or another of your choice and then purchase your hosting using that domain name.

Another option is what I did. I purchased my domain name through Siteground. It was easier for me to get my hosting and name in the same spot.

Siteground will automatically install WordPress for you once you click ok. WordPress is where the website magic happens.

WordPress is a publishing platform that creates great websites/blogs. Once you’re all set up you need to check out these WordPress tips. This will help you get started on your blogging journey.

Quick Recap

So, you have now either started your blog or got all the info you need to get it started. See I told you it was simple. Find hosting (siteground), get a domain name (namecheap), install WordPress and know what your niche is. Visit the WordPress tips post and follow it (pretty much in order) because it will help you get set up with the basics. Than just start creating your content!

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Blogging legally?

Before you hit publish on your blog, you’re going to have to get legal. Yes, your blog has to be legal because you can get in big trouble. Definitely don’t try copying someone else’s legal pages either that’s a big NO-NO! Please keep yourself safe and read this.

If you have any questions please ask. I will do my best to get you answers. **Liz

Emotional Self Care

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Blogging Legally

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Is your Blog/Business Putting You In Jeopardy Of A Lawsuit? Protect Yourself Now!

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I need you to pay attention. I mean it, this is extremely important! Are you Blogging legally?

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You could lose everything!

Chances are you have probably never asked yourself this question. Especially if your new to blogging. Or maybe you do know that you need legal pages for your site and your just struggling. Wondering things like what do I need exactly? Where and how can I get it?

I’ll tell you what you need to have. If your new to blogging or even if you have years of experience, these 3 legal documents are not optional.

Must Have Legal Documents

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privacy policy

Privacy Policy. The privacy policy makes all the visitors of your website aware that you are collecting their information. You have to let them know what is collected and what you are using it for. Email marketing or whatever the case is they have to know! There are many other laws that go into making your policy legally acceptable. It should include a GDPR policy and many others. I don’t know all the legal jargon, but I’m well aware of this now, thanks so much to Amira, at a self Guru. Ill tell you more about her later and you’ll understand exactly who she is.

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer. This document will tell all the visitors of your website that they can not sue you for what you write! Example would be, if you say, if they do this, they will lose 30 pounds in 2 months. Now they didn’t lose 30 lbs. You gave false information, watch out! Your now in trouble. People will look for anyway to start a lawsuit, it is ridiculous! Do you want to make a commission on affiliate links? Well this has to be disclosed and more. Protect yourself!

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Terms and Conditions. This tells visitors what your rules are. When this is written correctly it can protect you from people trying to steal your work. Those copy cats! Maybe you want only people over a certain age to be able to view your website. This also lets viewers know that you have the right to remove them at anytime. Again, what I have here is just a small example of all the laws that get rolled into your complete terms and conditions.

What Now?

When I found this out, I hadn’t launched my blog yet and now I knew I couldn’t. Can I get these pages done myself? So I ended up wasting days trying to figure out a solution to this HUGE problem.

This was days of me trying to find a “free” template or something. I hate spending money on things especially when I think I can take care of it myself. Finally I thought I had hit the jackpot!

I filled in my “free templates” just to find out it was missing half of what it needed to protect me! It was completely useless and I just wasted days, didn’t even write one post. I decided this was enough and I reached out for some real help! That’s when I discovered this legal bundle!

The Legal Bundle

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I’m about to share my experience with these legal templates. This is only my opinion, but I would never post this if I didn’t mean it. I had so many concerns about getting this blog legal. I am a mother of two and I didn’t need the fear of losing everything! This legal bundle was the best thing I could have done. For instance, it included everything that I had mentioned above, plus bonus templates. So after I received the templates, which was like a minute, I got to work. Only 30 minutes went by and I was finished. Most importantly, I now had pages of detailed legal documents.

The creator of these templates (Amira), is a lawyer and she knows what she’s doing. Knowing that if there is ever an issue this is the person I have to contact is amazing itself. Such a nice person and her response time is on point. I know I didn’t go wrong getting this legal bundle. The only thing I regret is waiting so long to go for it!

In short, now that I’ve shared my view on these legal templates, I really hope it helps with your decision to stay safe. If you don’t need an entire bundle of templates, they come separately too. Also there are newer bundle deals that just arrived! Go take a look here. Get more information if you need. Share this post and help keep family and friends safe in this blogging world *Liz

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