I created this resource page to easily list some recommended services, products and companies that I use and/or those I know are valuable. This way you can quickly find products and services all in one place.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend and/ or find valuable. By clicking on them, you will not pay any extra money, but it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Work At Home Jobs
Earn More Writing: Earn More Writing is the best freelance writing course on the web!
Amazon Boot Camp: Amazon FBA, has taken the work-at-home world by storm the past few years. Many people are finding huge success with the arbitrage opportunity. TheSellingFamily.com has put together a video tutorial course that teaches you how to sell on Amazon FBA and allows you to learn at your own pace. I took the course and can honestly say I loved it. I believe it also saved me hundreds of dollars in potential mistakes.
Internet Scoping: The work-at-home career you’ve never heard of, but it’s been around for 30 years. A realistic figure for a scopist with a fairly steady inflow of work is probably in the $30,000 to $35,000 range and go up to $50,000. Scoping can be done from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer and a reliable Internet connection. What is scoping and is it for you? Check out https://scopeschool.com/
SiteGround: Hosting is important when starting a blog. Choosing the wrong hosting company could mean slower loading times, or worse, downtime. I can say from experience; they have excellent customer service, lower hosting fees and free extras that I paid for with my other hosting company.
Divi by Elegant Themes: If you are looking into the actual design of your blog, check out the Divi Theme, the most popular premium WordPress theme in the world.
PicMonkey I use Picmonkey to edit the pictures on my blog. Having eye-catching photos is a must if you want to drive traffic to your blog. They make this very easy and affordable.
Grammarly: Grammarly is the world’s most accurate grammar checker.The service goes beyond the basic spell check and grammar check because it identifies correctly spelled words that are used in the wrong context. Grammarly works while I am composing an email, posting to social media and within my blog posts. It has become a lifesaver.
Convertkit: This is a MUST if you have a blog. It is a way for readers to subscribe to your blog posts and your newsletters. If you are currently using a free service such as MailChimp, you should switch immediately because that is the number one mistake bloggers make (and I made that mistake myself as well).
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This course makes affiliate marketing achievable. You can see your blogging income grow from the beginning, and the information in this course will help you well into the future. If you’re a blogger (even if you’re a new blogger!), then you NEED this course.
Essential Business Tools for Amazon FBA
Cleer Platinum: an add-on to the Chrome browser that allows you to compare products easily. The tool will add buttons under products on many major retailer pages so you can quickly compare products on places like Amazon and Ebay. For example, if you were looking for products to source on Walmart.com and wanted to see if it was selling on Amazon then you would click on the Amazon button under the product, and it would bring up the product page in Amazon. The cost is $97 (a one-time fee).
Inventory Lab: With Inventory Lab I’m able to research products, list and manage my inventory within Amazon, track expenses and analyze my profitability. The subscription also comes with the Scoutify app that allows you to find profitable products with your phone.The cost is currently $49 a month.
TaxJar: TaxJar makes filing taxes for AmazonFBA sellers so much easier and saves you so much time each month.
Go Daddy: Online bookkeeping software for small businesses- track sales, expenses and pay estimated taxes on time. You can link to several business bank accounts and seller accounts like Amazon, Ebay and more.
The Dymo Labeler uses thermal printing technology which eliminates the need for expensive ink or toner. You can use it to print the Amazon FNSKU labels (tells Amazon the product is yours, and you put it over the barcode on a product). You can also print suffocation warning stickers, ” this is a set ” and expiration labels. You do this from within the software. I love this little machine; I also use it to print out my Christmas Card Address labels and more.
The price is around $52.00 for the LabelWriter 450 Turbo.
Self-sealing poly bags save me SO much time. They are a must for anyone doing multi-packs, bundles or have products where there is a part that is exposed and needs to be covered, some open-faced toys for example. You will want to protect them from the Amazon warehouse. I recommend a combo pack at first to see which sizes you will use the most. This combo has 100 each of 6x9, 8x10,9x12 and 11x14 self-sealing bags with the required warning already on it, not all bags have a warning, and you will need to purchase stickers separately.
The price is around $26.00 for these Self-sealing poly bags.
Scotty Peelers seem so insignificant but are very helpful. This tool is a must-have for all of the items you purchase with stickers on them from Liquidation stores and clearance items. You can use the Scotty Peeler to get underneath the label and peel it off the box with no damage to the box.
This set will cost around $9.
Having a USB Scanner Gun is one of my biggest time savers. You plug the scanner into your computer, and when you scan the barcodes, it will enter the UPC code into the field your cursor is in. Not entering all of the numbers manually is a huge time saver. This item I bought in the very beginning of starting my business.
This USB Scanner will cost about $18.
This digital scale is one of my favorites with its lightweight industrial platform and the wired remote for EASY reading while the box is being weighed. It’s the perfect scale to for all of your shipping needs. Our first scale was so frustrating because the readings were attached to the base, which you could never see when a big box was on it being weighed.
This scale will cost about $43.
Money Related Sites
Ebates: Sign up for Ebates where you can earn free CASH BACK for just spending like how you normally would online. All you do is click on a store that you want to shop through (they have TONS of stores such as Kohls, REI, Toys R Us, etc.), and shop just like how you normally would. Ebates makes a commission for referring you to the store you just shopped at, and they give you some of that money back as a thank you. This is a great tool to use if you are sourcing products to resale for sites like Amazon and Ebay.