Below, you can find a list of resources I use to make my life a bit simpler. I receive a lot of questions about style, travel and blogging, so I included my top resources in all three of those categories!
Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I may receive commission if you decide to make a purchase, but rest assured these are sites I truly use and trust!
- My favorite way to travel is for FREE. Check out my favorite credit cards I use to earn points & miles in this post! You can compare all travel credit cards and apply for your own here!
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – The BEST credit card to ease into earning points & miles for free travel! Compare it with others here!
- Airbnb – Check out my posts on why I love Airbnb so much here, here, and here! Use my link for $40 off of your first stay!
- Away Luggage – I have both sizes in the carry on bags and exclusively travel with Away.
- Lyft/Uber – While traveling, I try to walk the city as much as possible, but sometimes you just need a ride! Use code LYFTCOBALT for $5 off of your first Lyft Ride.
Where I Shop
- Nordstrom – Free Shipping and Free Returns.
- Everlane – Great basics, great ethos!
- Bluemercury – My first stop for beauty and skincare.
- Amazon – Prime is my BFF! Check out my personalized page with all of my favorite Amazon purchases!
- Instacart – Grocery delivery saves me 2+ hours every week!
- Territory Foods – Territory foods is a meal delivery service. I LOVE how easy Territory makes it to eat healthy. Having a few Territory meals in the fridge at the beginning of the week for easy lunches and dinners is great! Use code COBALT for $50 off across your first two orders ($25 off your 1st, $25 off your 2nd).
- Bluehost: The hosting company I started off using for this website as well as for my Contracts for Creatives site! Bluehost is a great platform to use when starting your blog. I used Bluehost for the first three years of blogging, and only switched the Media Temple when my traffic outgrew Bluehost. It’s easy to use and super intuitive. If you’re new to the blogging world, keep in my that you need a host, like Bluehost, to support your site. If you are interested in a web hosting provider, you might want to check out somewhere like hostiserver as a place to make a home for your blog.
- Be Your Own CFO – I took Amy’s course and now she’s my accountant! Check out the course on how to keep track of your own business expenses and income. It makes bookkeeping and accounting manageable! I wrote a blog post on my experience with the course. You can check it out here!
- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – One of the first blogging e-courses that I purchased. Michelle is an excellent instructor and helllllo, she’s a blogging baller! Rest assured, your investment in this course is well worth it! I upped my affiliate income and learned tactics to making more affiliate income through Michelle’s course. I wrote a post on Affiliate Marketing and included a mini-review of Michelle’s course here. Highly recommend the course!
- BossPitch – I’m SUPER excited to have contributed not one but TWO legally-sound documents to my friend Erica Gwynn of Coming Up Roses‘ course, BossPitch! (P.S. I’m an attorney with a contracts business, Contracts for Creatives!).Erica, the voice behind Coming Up Roses, built an amazing online, self-paced course for bloggers – BossPitch – focused on PITCHING & (POLITELY) PERSISTING to land THE ULTIMATE BRAND PARTNERSHIPS.I contributed to the Contracts Mini-Module and included two documents on how to READ brand contracts as well as WRITE your own. If you’re a blogger, I highly recommend checking out the course!
- Media Kit – I used Chic Templates to help me create the perfect media kit to share with brands!
- Tailwind – The ultimate tool to grow your Pinterest following. It allows you to easily schedule out pins across multiple boards and includes great analytics to track which pins are performing the best!
- Contracts – Did you know I have a contract drafting and review business?! If you’re a blogger, photographer, wedding planner, event planner, graphic designer, florist or small business owner, check out Contracts for Creatives. I specialize in contract templates, custom contract drafting, and contract review! I have a plethora of contract templates available for immediate download. I created a discount code specifically for my Cobalt Chronicles readers! Take 10% off any downloadable template on my Contracts for Creatives website with code COBALT10.
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