Resources – Updated 10 July 2018
I am excited to present you with my very own best resources. These are resources that I use and have personally tried and tested myself and highly recommend.
Every resource that I recommend has improved my life in one way or another. As such, I want to give you the opportunity to explore them for yourself too.
For full disclosure, please note that there are some affiliate links below. If you buy, there may be a contribution to TheHumblePenny.com to help it stay free to use. This does not affect my honesty and choice of these products. There is no extra cost to you.
I am sharing them because I genuinely believe they will be helpful to you. Enjoy!
Chip is an app that does all the hard work of helping you save money automatically. It is FREE and compatible with most UK bank accounts. All you need to do is connect it to your online banking and it gathers info on your spending and works out how much you can save. Every few days, it simply transfers an amount it believes you can into a savings account held at Barclays bank.
You get 1% interest (up to 5% max) on your money for every friend you refer.
Plum is similar to Chip above, except it works within Facebook Messenger rather than as an app. It's FREE and you also get a referral bonus when you invite friends. You get a link to make £25 when 3 friends have signed up.
Money Dashboard pulls together all your online accounts in one dashboard. This includes current accounts, savings accounts, credit cards etc.
It's FREE to use, and best of all, it automatically categorises all your expenses beautifully and displays them is colourful charts.
In this way, you can see exactly what you're spending on and what you should save money on.
Experian is great for taking a financial selfie! It helps you generate your credit score and a full picture of your financial life.
Get your FREE Experian Credit Score as it will highlight areas of improvement. Also, the better your score, the more you'll save on any future borrowings as you'll likely get better interest rates.
Topcashback is UK's highest paying cashback site. You get a cashback when you make purchases online or in store. It is FREE to join and easy to use. Definitely one to sign up to asap!
Gourmet Society is a UK dining club that offers you the opportunity to eat out for less. I love this alot and enjoy the savings at great restaurants.
AMEX is on the list purely because I use it to save money on travel by collecting avios points. You can get their card for FREE and pay no annual fees. Only do this if you manage cash well!
If you make planned expenses on the card, you get 1 avios point for every £1. Avios can be used to book entire flights or get discounts. I recently booked an entire trip to Florence with 20,000 points for example. Get 6,000 bonus avios points if you spend £1k in the first 3 months.
Convertkit is the must-have powerful email system that I use to run The Humble Penny. It's the best email marketing software out there and does not break the bank at all. It is brilliant if you're a non-techy like me. It will help you send email broadcasts, grow your audience, understand your subscribers through tagging and segmenting, and build real trust with your tribe.
Bluehost is one that I use for my website hosting. I also chose them because they offer you a Free Domain name and very cheap hosting packages. Given our good relationship with them, for a limited time only, they've offered our readers a special rate of only $3.95 (£2.95) per month for hosting.
Sumo Pro is what I use to grow my subscriber base and automate my site.
It helps me see how well my content is performing as well as create heat maps. The pop-up forms you see on my site also come from this app. Finally, you can generate a variety of smart optin forms to help you market your content.
Social Warfare is a very robust plugin to WordPress for Social sharing. The beautiful social sharing buttons you see on my site come from them. Get the “Pro” version as the free version has limitations. It's only $29 a year.
I should also add that their support team is fantastic. They respond super quickly if you have an issue.
Genesis Theme by StudioPress is the unique theme that I use on this site. It is also one of the most loved themes by influential bloggers. The best part is, it's super cheap! You pay a small one-off fee of $59.95 and that's it forever! It is fully customisable with WordPress, Sleek, and SEO friendly. It also loads up super fast, which is critical for successful websites.
Teachable is a unique platform that you can use to start your own course creation school. It has everything you need to market, sell and deliver your courses. If you've dreamt of recurring passive income, this is a perfect way to use your existing knowledge.
Tailwind is winning app for scheduling and driving traffic through Pinterest. It provides very good analytics, showing you what's popular. It largely automates your blog marketing and saves you alot of time. It's a must-have app for traffic!
Productivity Planner gives me total balance – Business, Family, and Life.
A fantastic planner for beating procrastination and keeping you productive daily! I enjoy this planner because it is clear and helps me actually achieve stuff.
It is based on the focused Pomodoro style work system. You get to rate your productivity at the end of each day.
Buy this if you want to increase your productivity and achieve your daily goals consistently.
Mind maps are my secret weapon for unleashing my creativity, improved concentration, productivity and memory retention. In fact, this one tool is responsible for ensuring my blog posts and ideas are rich in depth and fully explored. It's a game-changer!
Life changing books not only make you more productive and knowledgeable, they literally make you richer. Books have transformed my life personally and I have written a list of my best books so far.
Feel free to have a look and grab a couple of books to explore. They'll without a doubt make you richer in one way or another. I also have a number of productivity books on the list.
RateSetter is a Peer-to-peer lending platform that helps you make extra money. It's FREE to sign up and they're currently offering a £100 bonus on investments of £1,000+.
P2P has grown in popularity and is a less risky way of making money on your cash compared to buys shares. You can read my detailed review here.
More to follow.
FREE – How To Start A Blog Course teaches you everything I have learned on my blog. This 7 days course covers 1) 7 Reasons you need to start a blog, 2) How to decide on what to blog about, 3) Step by Step Tutorial to set up your WordPress blog, 4) How you make money blogging, 5) Affiliate Marketing, 6) How to tell your story, generate traffic & grow your tribe, 7) Blogging tips for success, Bonus 8) My blogging tools.
FREE – Practical Money Management Course teaches you everything about how to manage your money day to day successfully. This 10 days course covers 1) Why you need a budget 2) How to create a budget 3) How to stick to a budget 4) How to save & have fun, 5) Emergency Funds, 6) Managing Debt, 7) Cash flow 8) Your Net Worth 9) Investing 10) Making Money.
FREE – How To Launch A Profitable Side Hustle Course teaches you everything about how to launch a side hustle successfully.
This 5 days course covers 1) Exploring how viable your idea is 2) Market feasibility 3) Strategy & Tactics 4) Business planning, systems & controls 5) Marketing & Launch.
More to follow.
I hope you've enjoyed reading my list of resources. It'll continue to grow and get updated, so please bookmark and keep checking-in.
Also kindly share them with others and feel free to give me a shout if you want to know more about any of them as a regular user 🙂
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