Just to say, some of these links are affiliate links. This means it won't cost you any extra but I may receive a small commission. I don't use ads on my site as they are annoying, so affiliate links for things that are useful allows me to continue producing free content for the blog.
Business Set Up and Running:
GoDaddy - For checking domain names. Sometimes website hosts will include a free domain name so check this before you buy.
Wix - For building free websites (it only stays free if you have 'wix' in your domain name and allow their adverts)
Squarespace - for building amazing looking websites (not free but they are very easy to build and look amazing)
Canva - for designing pins for Pinterest, banner graphics, website graphics. Free or you can upgrade to Canva for work (but probably won't need this).
Hautestock - for beautiful stock images. These are the images I use on this site.
Dropbox - free cloud storage for storing large files.
Bulb - 100% green energy in the UK - you get a £50 credit with my link
Topcashback - best way to save money on things you are buying anyway
$5 Meal Plan - get recipes, shopping lists and meal plans emailed to you. Great if you are short on time or can never think of what to cook.
eBay - best place to sell your clutter. I've made over £1,00o so far!
Money Saving Expert - hands down the best resource for saving money in the UK
Personal Capital - best US software for managing your money and it's free
MoneyHub - Best UK software for managing your money (£10 a year)
Tailwind - for Pinterest and Instagram scheduling and automating
Convertkit - for sending emails and opt-in forms
Buffer - For scheduling social media posts
Social Warfare - For social sharing buttons with customisable images and descriptions
Zencastr - free voice recording software
Garage Band - free editing app for Mac
Podbean - podcasting hosting service
Auphonic - for post production
Essential Listening and Reading:
How I Built This with Guy Raz - My favourite podcast for listening to interviews with entrepreneurs
Side Hustle Nation - great podcast for side business ideas
Mad Fientist - the best financial independence podcast there is. MF interviews people in invested enough to retire in their 30s
Your Money Or Your Life - fantastic book on financial independence. I've met the author and she is fab.
Rich Dad Poor Dad - great book for changing your thoughts and beliefs about money for the better
Buddhify - my favourite meditation app. It's not free but only £4. It's been invaluable on plane rides (I hate turbulence)
Kindle Paperwhite - Nothing is more relaxing for me than curling up with a good book
Anna Jones Cookbooks - for healthy veggie food that tastes amazing.
Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck - best book for curbing anxiety and overthinking (word of warning, there is a lot of swearing).
Create and Go Courses - these are the courses I took to get my blog up and running
Site Ground - the host I use for this blog
WordPress.org - where I created my website
Thrive Membership - I use Pressive theme from Thrive as part of their membership package which also gives me opt-ins, quiz builders and lots, lots more.
Grammarly - for checking grammar in blog posts
American Express Rewards - get 22,000 rewards points when you spend £2,000 in 3 months. You can use these points for cheaper air travel.
Mad Fientist Credit Card Tool - for finding the best credit card for travel rewards in the USA.
Skyscanner - for finding cheap flights
Airbnb - for cheap places to stay and also renting out your own place to make money. (You get a £25 travel credit with my link)
Uber - cheaper taxis. You can share rides to save even more. (You get a free ride with my link).
Revolut - best way to save money abroad with near perfect exchange rates and a contactless card.