Start A Blog on WordPress

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Hey Power Babe!

 

Have you been considering starting a blog to help with your business? As an online marketer and clarity coach, I had been on the fence about if I should start a blog.

 

I am so happy that I started my blog. It has helped me get hundreds of opt-ins to my email list, earn affiliate income, and collaborate with other boss babes.

 

Starting a blog is actually easy. I’m not saying that maintaining and optimizing a blog is easy, but it is rewarding.

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How you choose to use your blog is up to you.

 

You can have it a supplemental way to drive traffic to your website, another income stream through affiliates posts and ad traffic.

 

It can also just be a fun place for you to discuss your tops and promote your brand.

 

My blog is the center focus of my business so I put lots of work into it. The only thing I can say is an I WISH I STARTED SOONER!

 

I can only imagine if I would have started 10 even 5 years ago.

 

Most bloggers are making 5 and 6 figure incomes when they put their focus on monetizing their blog.

 

Getting starting is the easy part, what you choose to do after is up to you. 

 

This Post Covers How To Set Up Your Blog on WordPress

 

You can use this tutorial even if you are setting up your website without blog functionality to start with.

 

Even if you just want a simple page explaining about your services.

 

In This Tutorial I Cover:

 

  • Blog Idea List
  • Blogging Platforms
  • Blog & Domain Name
  • Hosting Set Up
  • Website Theme and Builder Options
  • How To Make $$$ With Your Blog
  • RESOURCES

Blog Idea List

 

You can start a blog about anything on the planet! Your blog can be a money generator or be a passion project.

 

It can also be a strategic tool to use in your business.

 

Blogging is powerful because you can put out content that will last forever.

 

If you are just using social media that content can disappear quickly.

 

If you start off with a blog post; you can then break it down and use it to help with all other content including Instagram captions, Facebook posts, and emails to your mailing list.

 

Speaking of mailing lists, you can use your blog to provide value and freebies to get people on your mailing list.

 

This obviously isn’t an exhaustive list.

 

Any business can have a blog which is basically just information on their industry and services.

 

Some of the top blog ideas are:

 

  • Home Decor
  • Health/Fitness
  • Recipes/Diet
  • Couponing/Saving Money
  • Making Money
  • Travel & Vacation
  • Lifestyle
  • Beauty/Makeup/Fashion
  • Wedding & Event Planning
  • Shopping
  • Life and Business Coaching: oh hai this is me!

There is so much opportunity in this niche for blogging. More on this in the money making section.

 

As you can see it really is a tool that can be used with any niche.

 

The best part is is that you can get started today, even right now and be up and rolling in as little as a half hour.

 

You can blog as little or as much as you want.

 

If you are looking to monetize your blog then yes you will have to blog consistently each month, but it is FUN WORK!

BLOGGING PLATFORMS

 

There are a few options to choose from when it comes to blogging and website set up in general

WIX
BLOGGER
SQUARESPACE
WORDPRESS.COM

and


WORDPRESS.ORG (different than wordpress.com). This is what I use.

 

WHY WORDPRESS.ORG?

 

F-R-E-E-D-O-M

You have limitless options with wordpress.org and can tailor it to meet any of your needs including an online store, landing pages, and so much more.  

 

Thousands of plugins mean you can add literally any customization to your website.

 

It is FREE.

To set up wordpress.org you are not required to pay any monthly fees. You can buy additional add-ons, but if the service is free.  

 

It is EASY.

The reason why some of the other options such as Squarespace and WIX are so popular is because they offer drag and drop editors.

 

You too can use drag and drop builders to make it just as easy. I use Beaver Builder (more on that below).

 

There is a VAST NETWORK OF SUPPORT.

WordPress.org powers over 25% of the world’s websites and almost every system out there are seamlessly compatible with it.

 

In the many forums I am in, I have seen countless bloggers run into issues with the other blog services.

 

They have trouble when it comes to customization, SEO, and getting their website to work with Pinterest and other functionality.

 

WordPress.COM is different than WordPress.ORG.

 

WordPress.COM It is a limited platform that requires you to upgrade to their paid service based on how much data you use.

 

They also place ads on your site that you can’t monetize. You also can not use your plugins of choice.

 

Make sure you choose WordPress.ORG!

Blog and Domain Name

 

This is the fun part. Brainstorming the name of your blog. 

 

I own quite a few domains including my name actual name www.sarakdaigle.com.

 

I choose my name for my business as I am branding my business as myself.

 

I may choose to use another domain for my blog that is a bit more creative, but for now, I am happy.

 

Whatever you choose make sure it is EASY.

 

Be creative but nothing hard to spell or with difficult words.

 

People need to be able to type in their browser quickly or be a name that they can recognize.

 

I buy my domains at Siteground because this is where I host all of my websites. (More on Hosting Below).

 

The cost for the year is about $15 which is pretty cheap!

 

You can go to www.namecheap.com as an alternative option.

 

Their domains are about $10.

 

The only issue is you will have to transfer your domain name to your hosting company which I have done.

 

I will buy a domain through Namecheap if I am just buying the domain to hold it like I did with my daughter's name.

 

Ummm she will definitely thank me for securing her name as her domain name in 15 years!

siteground webhosting

Web Hosting

 

You want a fast and reliable hosting service with great customer service. I have hosted all of my websites and blogs on Siteground.

 

They have been so great and offer free SSL certifications, hosting packages for one website or unlimited (what I have).

 

They also have great customer service.

 

Luckily I haven’t needed to contact them very often, but when I do I do via chat and get all my questions answered super easy.

 

Many bloggers recommend BlueHost. After doing research I read the Bluehost has issues with connectivity, speed, and site crashes so I opted for Siteground and have never had an issue.

 

With blogs, you are going to use A LOT of images.

 

Sitespeed was a major concern for me when I started my blog.

 

After doing some research I found Siteground to be the fastest.

 

You can check out one of the reviews I read here: 

https://www.bitcatcha.com/research/fastest-web-hosting-services/

 

WHY I CHOOSE SITEGROUND

  • Speed
  • Customer Service
  • Easy and Helpful Resources
  • Highly Recommended

 

Full instructions on the domain name and set up via Siteground below.

Setting Up Your Hosting Through Siteground

 

You can visit www.siteground.com to get started.

 

CHOOSE YOUR PLAN

site ground pricing

This is what I started with a few years when I only had one domain name. As you can see it is super cheap!

 

If you think there is a potential for an additional website you can get the Grow Big account.

 

This is what I am currently on & will be upgrading soon to the GoGeek plan as my traffic grows.

 

You can upgrade at any time if you think you will need a bigger package so feel free to choose The StartUp for now if you think that is all you will need.

 

Choose Domain

Make your domain is available and then click proceed.

Install WordPress

 

Siteground will direct you to a setup wizard that directs you through each step in installing wordpress for your website.

 

Siteground also has a ton of tutorial You can find that here if you get stuck or want a complete walk through : https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/getting-started/start-new-website/

 

The hands down easiest thing you can do is start a Siteground Chat and have the rep install WordPress for you.

 

Once they do this they will provide you with your WordPress Username and Password. IT IS SO EASY.

 

I highly recommend reviewing the tutorial as well as it shows you how to set up your email and SSL certificate so when people pull up your website it shows as secure.

 

There are also a ton of YouTube videos that through the install process as well so you can check them too.

 

Even though I have set up a few sites now with Siteground, my first time around I still think I only spent about 20 minutes on the hosting set up process

You will then proceed to the check out page.

 

You will have additional options at the bottom for Domain Privacy & SG Site Scanner.

 

You can add these at anytime. When I start a new blog I do not include either until my blog is published.

 

This just saves a bit of money when you just starting.

 

Your total cost is typically going to be $47.40 ($3.95/month x 12) for your hosting.

 

Plus the $15.95 for the domain purchase. NOT BAD HUH?

Website Theme and Builder Options

 

Themes are so fun to choose and provide you with the capability to design your blog. You can use a free WordPress theme or you can purchase some pretty cheap.

 

You can find themes on:

 

Powered by Creative Market

 

I personally love the drag and drop themes and builders that require no code.

 

They work the same as building a website with WIX or Squarespace but with way more options.

 

I use Beaver Builder and I am obsessed.

 

They have pre-made templates for landing pages, contact pages, and blog options if you are getting started.

 

You can also customize your website to however, you want it without being locked into a certain style which can be the case with many other themes.

 

**DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A THEME & PAGE BUILDER

 

A Theme is basically the overall layout and style of your blog.

 

A Page Builder is a plugin that allows you to use drag and drop functionality.

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Beaver Builder is mainly a drag and drop page builder plugin.

 

You can find their services here: https://sarakdaigle.com/beaverbuilder

 

You can purchase the builder alone which is $99 and use a free theme such as Astra!

 

Or the Genesis them which is $59.95.

 

**YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR A PAGE BUILDER. YOU CAN JUST CREATE YOUR WEBSITE USING A THEME.

 

I choose Beaver Builder paid solutions due to ease and flexibility.

 

You can change your theme at any time. Beaver Builder also has a corresponding theme that you can use with their page builder.

 

I choose to use Beaver Builder Drag and Drop Builder Plugin and their Beaver Builder Theme  (PRO middle option below).

 

I do this because the two play extremely well together and I can build unlimited websites and blogs with the purchase.

 

The plugin & theme together are so easy to use!

OTHER CHOICES

 

Other choices that I was debating about was Genesis theme or Divi. Divi has a ton of popularity.

 

However, after research, I found they use shortcode which essentially means you can not switch to another theme or move your website.

 

Even if I don’t end up changing my site I still don’t want to be locked to a certain theme.

 

Due to this I chose Beaver Builder and couldn’t be happier.

 

I also thought about the future of my websites and blog.

 

I knew there would be the potential for an online store and other websites.

 

I chose Beaver Builder because its easy and you can literally set up a page in minutes if you use a template.

 

I also love the freedom to design your site and each page with full customization.

 

I’m always thinking for what I’ll need down the road and Beaver Builder will support my web design as I continue to get more and more advanced.

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR BLOG

 

There are many ways to monetize your blog.

 

Below is a great list to start off with and should help you come up with the ways you want to make money with your blog.

 

AD INCOME - you can make money based on the number of visitors to your website.

 

Many websites make money from ads alone. Most bloggers I see make about 3-15K per month from ad income.

 

You can start off with media.net or google adsense.

 

AFFILIATES

You can write articles that promote products that you love by using affiliate links and banners in your blog posts.

 

Some Bloggers make up to 7 figures just by affiliate income alone.

 

Some of the best affiliate systems to get set up with is:

 

Amazon Affiliateseasiest and most convenient place to find products. Every product under the sun is available

 

ShopStyle Collectiveamazing for fashion, beauty, home decor, and lifestyle bloggers. You can promote Nordstrom, Etsy, Sephora, and much more.

 

Affiliate Income from other courses or services you have used.

 

Many coaches and service offer their own affiliate programs.

 

Check to see what programs you have loved and if they offer an affiliate program.

 

If you are interested in making money from affiliate marketing I highly suggest you check out Michelle Schroeders Course  - Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

 

You can find her course here:

https://sarakdaigle.com/makingsenseofaffiliatemarketing

 

Michelle makes over $150,00 PER MONTH!

 

Holy Crap!

 

I took her course and it was extremely eye opening and one of the best courses I’ve taken it to help me make money from my blog.

 

Your Own Courses & Products: You can easily use your blog to write about your own products and services.

 

You can also direct potential buyers to your landing pages to complete a sale or better yet to an opt-in to capture their email.

 

Once you have their email you can market to them and provide other value-driven services.

 

This is gold when it comes to having an online coaching or marketing business.

 

Sponsorships: You can provide your blog to various companies that offer a product or service your adore.

 

They pay you to write a blog post and/or a series of blog posts, and even for social media posts. Again this can be a HUGE money generator.

 

There are a million other ways to make money, but this is a great way to start off with.

 

Brainstorm maybe one or two objectives that you would like to accomplish with your blog when it comes to money-making.

 

***If you are serious about monetizing your blog I highly suggest Paul Scrivens course - Billionaire Blog Club.

 

Paul runs like over 10 blogs and makes over 75K per month.

 

It is an A-Z Course on how to create a blog and make money quickly.

 

He includes in-depth tutorials when it comes to starting a blog, using Pinterest to generate traffic, SEO, and also Affiliate Marketing.

 

This is the #1 course I have ever taken (in all of the courses I have taken for my biz) and has really put things into alignment for me when it comes to creating my blog.

 

This is the last time the course is offered at $347.

 

After this last go around he will be launching an even more in-depth course.

 

I believe is estimated to be at a $1500.00 price point. (i'm ecstatic for this new course!!!)

 

Definitely check out his free 12-day blogging boot camp if you are interested in beginning blogging for money at https://sarakdaigle.com/freeblogbootcamp

 

There you have it!

 

I hope you enjoyed learning about blogging and get set up quickly!

 

Blogging can be extremely rewarding financially and personally. What you put it into it is what you will get out of it!

RESOURCES

 

SITEGROUND: https://sarakdaigle.com/siteground

 

BEAVER BUILDER: https://sarakdaigle.com/beaverbuilder

 

MAKING SENSE OF AFFILIATE MARKETING: https://sarakdaigle.com/makingsenseofaffiliatemarketing


BILLIONAIRE BLOG CLUB - Free 12 Day Boot Camp :  https://sarakdaigle.com/freeblogbootcamp

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How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Plan Your Month (3)

When you set monthly goals do you tend to fall behind or drop them completely?

 

The beginning of each new month is a great time to plan and set goals that you can achieve by using a strategic system.

 

I am a staunch believer in strategy and productivity, BUT I also practice the Law of Attraction and use Nature's Cycles to help me optimize my energy.

 

By tracking my energy levels with my menstrual & moon cycle I get more done with way more ease.

 

Check out this post to learn how to schedule your tasks by getting into FLOW.

The Problem with Goal Setting

 

You may start out every January with a huge list of all the things you want to accomplish in the year, but after a couple of weeks, those goals seem to fade.

 

The same thing occurs if you try to plan each month without a strategy.

 

You become unmotivated and experience burnout. It doesn't take much to feel like your goal is out of reach.

 

In this post, you will learn how to break down your monthly goals and set your tasks by evaluating your cycles.

 

These are nature's cycles including your menstrual cycle, the season, and also the moon cycle for an added bonus.

 

We will learn a strategic approach to getting goals accomplished with an added dash of manifesting magic.

Why Set Monthly Goals Using Nature's Cycles?

 

Each month is a new beginning and as goal setters, we love a fresh start.

 

Each Month provides us with the energy cycles we need to get everything done that is necessary to accomplish our goals.

 

This includes brainstorming, creating, executing, and completing. 

 

You can also keep up with your annual goals by chunking them down into bite-size pieces.

 

Each month you more apt to stick to your yearly resolutions if you set a milestone each month that you can keep up with. 

 

When keeping track of your energy levels throughout the month you learn when to push and when to hold back.

 

No more constant hustle. You can give your body & mind a rest while getting more done with no burnout.

In This Post, You Will Learn

 

  • how to schedule your tasks by getting into FLOW

 

  • set monthly goals that are attainable each new month

 

  • learn the messy action steps you need to take to manifest your dreams.

 

  • track your energy and learn to use your menstrual and/or the Moon cycle.

 

  • optimize your energy v. time to get more done

What Will You Need

 

  • A journal to track your energy.

 

  • Monthly Calendar for reference and/or to write on.

 

 

These are the main things you will need.

 

The below are helpful, but as long as you have a pen, paper, & a calendar you are ready to go!

 

Additional Tools :

 

  • Color Pens or Markers (optional)

 

  • A monthly planner or a print out of the current month's calendar.

I love my Danielle LaPorte Monthly Planner.  It is currently sold out, but I 'll advise when she has some in stock for next year :).

 

  • An App that tracks your menstrual cycle.

MyFlo Apphttps://myflotracker.com/

 

  • Moon Cycle Dates that include the date for the 4 major moon cycles.

(if you want to learn to use the moon to help guide you)

 

I just so happened to create a guide with all dates broken down by month with an applicable astrological sign.

Moon Cycle Date Guide Tracker

You can find it here!

https://sarakdaigle.com/grab-your-free-moon-cycle-guide/

Let's Getting Started

 

What Do You Want to Get Done This Month?

 

Grab some paper and write your list of top 10 goals for the month.

 

I personally like to mind map. Grab Your Mind Map & Planning Template Below.

 

Grab Your Free Monthly Planning Template Here: DOWNLOAD

 

I make sure I have a goal for at least one of the 6 areas of life:

 

  • Spirituality
  • Personal Development
  • Health/Fitness
  • Relationships/Family
  • Career
  • Biz/Finances

 

My Top 10 This Month Looks Like This

  • 25K Monthly Page Views
  • 10K Net Profit
  • Finish & Publish E-Course
  • Read 1 Book per Week
  • Create 10 New Original Pins to Pinterest per week.
  • Run/Walk 3x/ Week
  • Free Weights 2x/week
  • Take Ketones every day
  • meditate & practice self-reiki each day
  • date night - every other week

I break down any individual tasks that are needed for each goal.

 

EXAMPLE

25K Pages Views

  • write 5 blogs posts
  • pin 4 Pins for each blog post to Pinterest

 

10K Monthly Net Profit

  • Sell course
  • create email sequence for course
  • create a landing page for the course.

 

Now that you know what tasks you want to get done, its time to put them on your calendar during the most optimal time.

Track The Cycle of the Season

 

What Time of Year Is It?

 

This can dictate your overall intentions and feelings for the month.

 

Winter can be more introspective and you may be planning more.

 

Summer can be more outgoing and energetic.

 

seasons of nature

Track Your Menstrual Cycle

(if you do not cycle I highly suggest tracking the Moon's Cycles - instructions below)

 

Write Down The Dates of:

 

Woman Cycle

This is where I plan using the My Flo App and my monthly calendar:

 

I mark each day and what cycle I am in. Here is my super messy July Calendar.

Cycle Scheduler

I'll try to make it prettier for August :).

 

You can also mark the 4 Major Moon Cycles on your calendar as well. Reminder: Dates can be found from my Moon Cycle Guide

Schedule your Tasks In Accordance with Your Menstrual Cycle

 

Each Cycle of The Seasons, Menstrual, and The Moon all carry a certain energy.

 

By optimizing these cycles you can plan what tasks to complete during the applicable cycle.

 

First Take Note of the Season. If it is Winter you know not to push yourself too hard during slow months.

 

The season can set the overall tone of your upcoming projects.

 

Winter/Menstrual/New Moon

Rest and Reflect: Set Intentions, Journal, and Brainstorm. Plant Seeds for future action periods.

 

Spring/Follicular/1st Quarter Moon

Make Plans and Start Creating: This is the time to start taking action. Have a streamlined plan of tasks you want to accomplish.

 

Summer/Ovulation/Full Moon

Peak Energy & Time to Be Seen:  Get yourself out there. This is the time to visible whether it is launching your product, being on podcasts, or speaking at live events.

 

Fall/Luteal/3rd Quarter Moon

Completion & Evaluation: Time to wrap up and tie up loose ends.  Check off items on your project list bringing it to a close. Evaluate what worked & what may need improvement.

List Your Tasks Under the Best Time of The Month to complete them.

 

Are you launching an e-course this month?

 

Take your tasks and schedule them throughout their month based on the energy level they will need.

 

Menstrual:  Go inward & journal ideas. Plan & Brainstorm

 

Follicular: Creating Opt-In Page, Email Sequences, & related marketing Content.

 

Ovulation: Launch! Put out your launch email sequence, do FB lives, and be a guest speaker to talk about your service.

 

Luteal: Wrap Up. Close your shopping cart. Make sure logins and systems are all working correctly. Handle customer service inquiries. Track your profits.

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CONCLUSION

 

You have your goals & tasks scheduled to match your energy cycles! Hooray!

 

If you have a journal or even on your monthly planner it can be beneficial to write how you feel each day.

 

Your energy level 1-5

 

What tasks where you were motivated to complete & what you were not?

 

By tracking these simple questions for a couple of months you can get a better gauge of your energy levels.

 

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Inspirational Books For Women

 


This book quickly became one of my favorites.

 

This memoir shows how Rachel limiting beliefs and societal norms to live out her life purpose.

 

She walks courageously walks us through the lies that we often base our belief structures upon that keep us from pursuing our truth and passions in life.

 

Rachel talks to us like we are her BGG and she shares her struggles with relationships, motherhood, alcohol and mom culture.

 

She easily dispells belief systems we have in place from society, religion, and ourselves.

You Are a Badass ®: Jen Sincero

This book is worth a reading multiples and picking up every now and then for a boost of inspiration.

 

This really is a great guide to understanding and practicing the Law of Attraction.

 

In simple terms and with easy action steps Jen walks us through how to push fear aside and change our mindset in order to make our desires a reality.

 

She throws out some major truth bombs here and allows us to see where we are giving ourselves excuses to be less than exceptional.

 

Girl Code: Cara Alwill Leyba

This is my favorite book from Cara! Cara is an amazing master life coach and a glam boss babe who help us live life as the strong women we have dreamt of embodying.

 

This book provides us with stories with amazing female entrepreneurs (including one of my favs Shirley Manson from the band GARBAGE!) who created a life of meaning and success for themselves.

 

I love to pick up this book when I'm feeling lackluster and just not taking care of myself.

 

She reminds us all in this book stay in touch with your personal power and allow ourselves to feel honored.

The 5 Second Rule: Mel Robbins

 

Mel Robbins teaches us to push forward and embrace our confidence.

 

Her "5 Second Rule" is about relinquishing self-doubt and honoring our intuition and internal truth.

 

If you love actionable advice and tips that you can implement in your life every day read this book.

 

She gives us pointers of being more productive while stepping fully into our power.

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Year of Yes: Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes who is best known as the creator of Grey's Anatomy ( my favorite tv show of all time) and Scandal bares her soul and journey through self-doubt to empowerment.

 

She is hilarious and compassionately full of inspiration.

 

Learn her stories of how she opened herself to endless possibilities and kept herself out of her comfort zone to propel forward in life.

 

If you have been saying no and fear the unknown and new, check out this book which illustrates how we can say yes to more opportunities to experience more growth and magic.

 

 

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Elizabeth Gilbert shows us how to honor the creative muse inside of us and how to step past fear.

 

She shares her stories of feeling stuck and how to push past any of our excuses to step into our fullest and most creative power.

 

With a fun and lighthearted tone, Elizabeth Gilbert inspires and helps us unearth our passions without the need to compare or get stuck in analysis paralysis.

Daring Greatly: Brené Brown

Brene's writing has always been a source of healing for me.

 

In Daring Greatly, she opens us up to take a deep look into our relationship with ourselves and our relationships with others.

 

As we shed light on our triumphs and failures we can look deeper into how can feel fulfilled in life by allowing us to share ourselves with others while maintaining a sense of self and boundaries.

 

 

THRIVE: Arianna Huffington

This is a refreshing read from someone who understands boundaries and personal care.

 

Arianna shows we can value ourselves and our personal needs (including sleep!) while becoming wildly successful.

 

Ariana shows how we can be successful and ambitious but still maintain our core values.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Tim Ferris

This is the book that started it all for me.

 

I read this book almost 10 years before ditching the 9-5 and starting my own entrepreneurial journey.

 

This book always stayed with me and helped plant the seed of starting a dream business that creates ultimate freedom.

 

Tim breaks down how to create your biz and work with a lifestyle of freedom and time. If you have ever dreamt about being a location independent entrepreneur READ THIS BOOK!

Like She Owns The Place - Cara Alwill Leyba


Another Cara gem! I got this book just a few weeks ago and OMG another piece of gold!

 

You will feel inspired and confident after you dive into this empowering gem.

Cara shares with us personal and inspiring stories to upgrade our lives!

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I decided to give EBATES a try again after not using it at all in years and was able to get instant money back from them!

 

I realized that I had like $20 owed to me. I followed up with the company who re-mailed a check to me after I had an address change. YAY FOR INSTANT CASHBACK I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

What Is Ebates?

 

Ebates is a cashback rewards system that pays you for simply shopping through their portal online or via their app.

 

They have almost every online retailer imaginable on their site including Amazon, Target, Zulily, & Much More. 

 

Ebates gets paid by retailers when shoppers use their portal to make purchases. Ebates then, in turn, shares a piece of the commission they earned back to you.

 

The thing with Ebates is they offer a large amount of cash back which bonuses running ALL THE TIME.

 

I have earned 10% cash back and even $5 and $10 bonuses.

 

Ebates is literally my favorite cash back app.

 

They pay out quarterly ( 4 times/year) via paper check and PayPal so it is super simple to get your money.

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YAY! Get instant money! I've earned some money back each month. I really haven't been online shopping lately so I haven't come close to the cash back that I would typically earn.

 

Check out my cash back history. Yes this is after not using Ebates for years!

Here is my upcoming check. Check how I earned back $5 a couple of times with out spending a lot!

 

Ebates pending cash back

Get $10 INSTANTLY

 

Sign up for Ebates and get instant money. You will receive a $10 reward!!

** You will just need to spend $25 via one of your shopping trips in the next year which is easy peasy.

 

Please use my link: www.sarakdaigle.com/ebates to sign up boo!

 

Best Ways to Use Ebates

For me, the easiest way to shop via Ebates is to add the Google Chrome extension.

 

Whenever you are on a website it will show a big red bar telling you how much cashback can be earned and to activate.

 

You can also download their mobile app. Prior to shopping, you will just need to pull app the app first and then choose your store.

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You can also log onto their website to check what deals they have and what stores they are offering a huge bonus for.

How Else Can I Get Instant Money?

Cashback Apps and Programs are pretty common now so I choose the apps I use based upon ease.

 

Ebates couldn't be easier, but below are a few of my other favorites.

 

DOSH

 This is another cash back rewards program for shopping. You can download their app here:  https://link.dosh.cash/pcXSN4gfKN

 

When you sign up and link a valid credit/debit card you get a $5 dollar cash back bonus. SWEET!

 

What I love about DOSH the most is that they have nearby offers which include two restaurants that I go to frequently so I earn usually about %5- %10 just for dining.

 

They also offer $25 bonus for your first hotel booking so totally worth it to book a hotel with them.

 

The ABSOLUTE BEST THING about Dosh is their referral bonus.

 

Every now and again they offer a larger than normal referral bonus for every person (great offer for friends and family). Sometimes it can up to $25 per person.

 

I try to keep an eye on Dosh so sign up below and I'll add you to my list to notify when these referral bonuses get really lucrative!

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ACORNS

 

A girlfriend of mine tipped me off to ACORNS which is an investment tool. I am a total investment dummy right now (I'm working on it!).

 

This was an easy tool to start a small investment.

 

ACORNS provides you with a $5 reward for signing up and starting your first investment account which can be as little as $5.

 

Again the BIG thing with ACORNS is their referral program. At the time I signed up the referral offers was $1,000 for 10 people who signed up using your link!

 

Each month they have a referral bonus and right now it is $500 for 5 sign-ups.

 

If you are interested I'd love it if you signed up using my link: https://acorns.com/invite/DW3S5Y

 

I keep an eye each month on their referral bonuses and will send out an email when it gets good.

 

Sign up below to be informed babe!

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Boss Babe Workbooks

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Boss babe workbooks are a fun and insightful way for us to get in touch with our intuition and bring our powers to light.

 

Writing is not only cathartic but it has been an essential piece in coming into my true purpose.

 

It has helped me ignite the fires deep within that have allowed me to run wild with my passions and turn it into a business.

 

Journaling can allow thoughts to flow out and intuition can have a chance to come to the surface.

 

When you bring a pen to paper; very powerful thoughts then become possibilities. You work out your reasons why you want to do something and shift your mindset into one that understands that it is all possible.

 

This is why I love journal prompts and boss babe workbooks, in particular, that guide me through the process of self-discovery and my life purpose.

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Check out these boss babe workbooks to unleash your purpose and passions.

 

*PS anyone is a boss babe. To me; being a boss babe is about learning to grow and step into your power.

 

By delving into the journaling workbooks below you will be prompted through questions that will cause you to really look at yourself and examine your potential.

 

As you begin to write you will start to see all that you are capable of and what you can do to overcome the thoughts and negative beliefs systems that are holding you back.

 

There are going to be some major aha moments and shifts that will occur once you start with book below. Enjoy babe! <3

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Style Your Mind: A Workbook and Lifestyle Guide For Women Who Want to Design Their Thoughts, Empower Themselves, and Build a Beautiful Life

- Cara Alwill Leyba

I have had the pleasure of working with Cara in her coaching programs and attending an event at her office in NYC. I love her glamour girl boss take on life and have been in love with all of her publications.

This workbook will guide you through thoughtful prompts to help you dive deep into your purpose and what sets you on fire. This is one of my all-time favorites workbooks for personal development. 

She's Killin' It: The Ultimate 21-Day Journal For Manifesting A KickAss Life

- Kathrin Zenkina



My girl Kathrin knocks it out of the park with this journaling workbook! Each day she prompts you through a series of questions that help you begin and end your day with a clear vision.

She helps you jump start your manifesting with this 21-day process.

Blissful Living Journal: A glamorous guidebook to enhance your life, connect to your inner light and bring you back to bliss.

- Ashlina Kaposta


Ashlina provides plenty of journaling prompts and exercises to get you to think critically about your spiritual path.

This 30-day journaling series will help you unlock the keys that will help lead you to a blissful and abundant life.

There you have it. I hope you enjoy this list of some of my favorite journaling workbooks!

Sara Daigle - Life Clarity and Power Coach

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Learn How to Manifest Your Dream Life

Are you yearning to have the life you want, but quite figure out how to do? Living your dream life is something that society has conditioned us to think is nearly impossible.

 

Yet there are people out there doing it with passion and carrying out their purpose.

 

Here are 5 Ways to Start Living The Life Of Your Dreams Now.

 

Don't Wait! Start on these today and you will start to see a massive shift in your belief system and lifestyle.

 

Top 5 Ways to Live Your Dream Life Now and Welcome Unlimited Abundance

 

1. Declutter

Time to get rid everything that is clogging up your life. I mean this in the most literal sense. Make physical room for what you want to call into your life.

 

Does your dream life involve money, luxurious sweaters, and a fancy new Lexus?

 

Clean up your surroundings, show the universe that you respect and care for what you have.

 

Clean out your wallet by throwing out receipts, old gum, and expired coupons. Did you find change and forgotten gift cards? Saw thank you and feel some gratitude for what you have found! Make your wallet a spacious and organized spot for your money.

 

2. Express Gratitude

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Speaking of saying thanks, write down a list of you are grateful for at this moment. It can be anything - the roof over your head, a running vehicle, your mom, the fact you were able to enjoy a decadent latte this morning.

 

You can not feel stress or unhappiness at the exact same time that you are expressing gratitude. When you are thankful you increase your vibrational energy and you more easily to attract the good things you want in life.

 

3. Act As If

Envision yourself with all that you want to have in life as if you already have it. You have to brainwash yourself into believing all that you want is already here.

 

Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and what it isn't.

 

If it believes that you are a wealthy business owner who makes 5 figure each night while you sleep it will start to manifest that into reality.

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4. Take Action

You need to take action if you want to achieve and receive  in order to start living your dream life. The good news is there are somethings you can do right now and each and every day to get headed in the right direction.

 

The truth is no matter how tired or burnt out we are we are still wasting time in some area of our life.

 

Are you watching 3 hours of tv each night and then scrolling Facebook on your phone for another two hours?

 

Take 5 minutes of your day to write down your goals. Take another hour (which usually leads to more time) working on actionable items such as research, writing, creating an Instagram post.

 

5. Upgrade Yourself

My favorite way to start feeling like I am living my dream life is to start enjoying things that I want and stop skimping out.

 

No, you don't need to drive yourself into debt buying designer brand clothes or feel like you have to take the luxury 3-week European vacation quite yet.

 

You can start to splurge on yourself now, however, replace all the ratty old undies and socks you threw out when you decluttered and replace with something nice that makes you feel good.

 

For myself and my husband, it is steak. The best cuts of steak from Whole Foods or the butcher a couple time per month.

 

My husband loves to cook and our meals are better than any of the fancy restaurants in our foodie city. Sure it can be pricey, but it is our thing and how we treat ourselves.

I hope you start putting these into practice today. Once you start treating yourself like the version of you that is already living your dream life, your subconscious mind starts to believe its all possible.

Sara Daigle - Life Clarity and Power Coach
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Sparkle Hustle Grow Apr 2018 #2

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Yay! My favorite Subscription Box for Female Entrepreneurs is here!

Sparkle Hustle Grow is a monthly subscription box that provides 4-6 items tailored to boss babes and always includes a personal development book and online course or program.

 

The full-size box retails for $39.95 + $5.00 shipping and handling (this can be variable depending on location).

 

I have received some of my favorite office supplies and books in past Sparkle Hustle Grow subscription boxes including:

 

Girl, Wash Your Face - by Rachel Hollis

 

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch - Denise Duffield - Thomas

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

Now on to this month's box! The theme is Level - Up!

Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur - Lisa Messenger - $16 Value

I haven't heard of this book yet and I am dying to crack it open. The author shares her ride as the creator of the Collective Hub which is a magazine created for disruptors and bad ass innovators.

Sparkle Hustle Grow April 2018

Online Training: Be A Business Badass by Emily D. Baker, Esq. - $197 Value

Emily provides legal business basics in this course. As a biz owner, I know how important it is for me to have a foundational understanding of allll the legal stuff. I am so excited for this course!

Office Accessories

2 USB- Port Wall Charger - $19.99 Value. Space Saver! Will definitely be used.

Wireless Mouse - $24.99 Value: I love the pink & teal design of this mouse. So much better than my typical black and gray boring "officey" mouse.

3 - pack of gold mega paperclips - $3 Value: I can not get enough paperclips and I love how huge these are!

Hustle notepad - $10 Value: I've fallen back in love with the word hustle when it comes to being in the groove and getting sh*t done so I am all about this notepad.

Coconut Cashew Collagen Protein Bar - $3 Value: This was delicious and I am so digging the Collagen products these days!

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Summary

Again another worthy subscription box for female entrepreneurs!

 

I have been really impressed with the book selection in each box.

 

I am so excited to have another book that I haven't heard of yet and love hearing reading stories of other kick-ass entrepreneurs.

 

Founder of Sparkle Hustle Grow; Julie Ball is so involved with the subscription box and the community that she has built.

 

The Facebook Group dedicated to subscribers is one of my favorite online communities that offers a place to ask questions, find resources for boss babes, and the monthly promo days.

 

I hope you enjoy April's subscription box rundown! Until next time...

Sara Daigle - Life Clarity and Power Coach

 

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Sparkle Hustle Grow March 2018

The full sized box retails for $39.95 + $5.00 shipping. You can feel free to skip any month and a reminder email is sent to you prior to billing.

 

There is also a mini mailer for $24.95 + $5.00 shipping for the featured book + online training and community.

 

Let's dive in shall we? The theme of the March 2018 box theme is CONFIDENCE!

Girl, Wash Your Face - by Rachel Hollis. ($22.99)

Currently $13.83 on Amazon

 

I CAN-NOT-WAIT to read this book. Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled life they are meant to have by sharing tips and fearlessly revealing the messiness fo her own life.

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Online Training: The Savvy Experience by Heather Crabtree ($39.00).

With this 30 day pass you will have access to Heather's amazing membership site for female entrepreneurs with video training, downloads, forums, and much more!

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Mini Selfie Ring Light ($8.00)

This is awesome and probably my favorite item and clips easily onto my iphone.

 

Woman with a Vision rainbow foil notepad ($5)

This is a thick notepad for the female entrepreneur babe's desk.

 

Maengle the Hair- Tie Bangle ($28).

I always have hairbands on my wrist so at least I can now be stylish about it! It does like more like a wrist bangle than a hair tie.

 

25 Free square prints from Parabo Press ($8)

Free photo prints! I will definitely use this.

 

ArtPrint by Heart Signed ($9)

A nice print to jazz up your office.

 

INVIA - drink mix stick pack ($4)

This drink mix is said to provide energy + mental focus backed by clinical studies.

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Summary

 

After skipping for a couple of months and kick myself afterward ( I missed a money abundance box where the featured book was Get Rich Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas! ) I made sure to get back on the subscription train.

 

With over $110 in value, I am happy with this month's subscription box.

 

Boxes usually sell out or come very close to selling out so I would grab yours here today!

 

Sparkle Hustle Grow subscription box for female entrepreneurs.

 

Another fantastic feature of Sparkle Hustle grow is how involved the creator Julie Ball is with her community.

 

She has a dedicated Facebook group where exclusive add-on trainings are held and additional resources to digital downloads, podcasts, and interviews ect.

 

Lots of high vibe boss babes in this group providing value and encouragement!

 

I hope you enjoyed my review!

 

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