Resources

This page contains links to resources and products that I write about in this blog and recommend. I won’t place links here for products that I have used and disliked.

Where possible, links will be affiliate links (see here for a full description). Remember, no cost to you if you click, but you might just help me along on my Passive Income journey! I will ALWAYS say when a link is an affiliate link.

Mwah x

Passive Income

Real Passive Income Ideas

I really like this website – I came across it because of one of its articles: 43 Best Passive Income Streams & Opportunities which is just GREAT for ideas on what you could do now to create one or more passive income streams. But have a look around. Lots of interesting content.

30 Streams

This was one of the first websites I discovered and I just loved what Tim was doing. This guy wanted to create 30 separate income streams before he was 30 and that rocks! I’m not sure that he actually did it (his website was originally called 30 Streams Before 30 or similar), BUT the content is great and there is a lot of historical stuff to look back through. Subconsciously, it might be 30 Streams that leads me to write this blog with monthly income posts (when I get there, lol). I think that is such valuable information!

Merch By Amazon

Merch By Amazon

Obvs have to list this one – its THE thing I’m concentrating on currently (June 2018).  Sign up or log in at the link above.

Tech Stuff

1&1 Web Hosting (affiliate link)

I love 1&1. I’ve used them for over 15 years now and I can’t say i’ve ever had a problem in any way. I use them for website hosting and all that comes with that (emails etc.) and can honestly say it has been the most stress-free arrangement ever. I like to say I’m quite tech-savvy and know my way around a computer, but building websites just isn’t an easy thing. Unless you use a host that provides website building – THEN it becomes a breeze. And 1&1 have that in spades. Customer service is quick and helpful, down time is unheard of (in my experience). If you’re in the market for this stuff, give them a look. Worth it.

Over App

This was the first piece of software I used on my t shirt selling journey. Its an iPad app (sorry, no Android I don’t think) and you can get it for iPhone for designing on the go! Great idea.

Over has a fabulous user interface and is very intuitive to use. It is already pre-loaded with pictures and fonts you can use, plus they have a Pro option for even more content. I still use this, even though I mostly use Photoshop now. Its free. Get it.

Merch Wizard (affiliate link)

Merch Wizard is one heck of a tool that allows you to download all of your Merch listing information into Airtable (a kind of new-fangled database/spreadsheet piece of tech magic – see below). If you have any sort of Merch experience at this point, you’ll understand how important it is to have this information in one place. This beautiful piece of tech amazingness allows you to download not only your listing info (Brand, Title, Bullets, Description etc.), but sales stats, colors listed, marketplace etc. It even provides quick links to your listing page AND a link to edit your listing quickly. But that’s not all. The Chrome extension that goes with this is UBER powerful. You can use it to translate your US listing into German, to copy the information of an existing listing into a new one, and so so much more. Again, get the fabulous Merch Wizard and then head here to check out the YouTube tutorials. You won’t regret it if you’re a serious Mercher!

Airtable (affiliate link)

I’ve been using Airtable now for probably two years for various things. I love a spreadsheet, honestly I’m a spreadsheet freak and use them for everything. However, I’m also about the visuals and Airtable is about as visually pleasing and beautiful as a spreadsheet can get. BUT it is also incredibly powerful and can handle anything you want to throw at it. Check it out – its free – and make sure you get a few YouTube tutorials under your belt to see what this baby can really do.

The Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss (affiliate link)

Oh. My. Gosh. This book offers a whole host of incredible information on how to really work from anywhere. The processes of how to outsource, hire VAs, work from anywhere, and most importantly, how to get the majority of your work done in a few short hours a day. Ideally from a beach. Sipping a cocktail. OK, I might have added that bit. WORTH A READ!!!

$100 Start Up – Chris Guillebeau (affiliate link)

I loved this book. In short, its a book that lays out 50 cases where people found a way to make money from their passions. Do what you love and you’ll love what you do, right? RIGHT!

Side Hustle – Chris Guillebeau (affiliate link)

From Idea To Income In 27 Days. Who doesn’t love THAT idea?  In Chris’ follow-up to $100 Start Up, he goes through, step-by-step, day-by-day, the process of picking and starting your own Side Hustle idea and bringing in additional income in under a month. For those who don’t want to leave the security of a monthly salary, but who like the idea of starting something new, having additional income and maybe, just maybe, a way to ditch the 9-5 in the future. Another must read.

Podcasts

Merch Entrepreneur

This was the first podcast I found and listened to in relation to Merch by Amazon, and set me properly on my journey. I strongly suggest you give it a listen, and then have a search on iTunes (or Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts from) for other Merch/Passive Income related content. There is a HUGE variety of the stuff!

Facebook Groups

Merch – Girl Hustle

This is a GREAT group, if you’re female, and like all of the Merch Facebook groups, offers a whole host of information and discussion around the ins and outs of selling shirts on Amazon (or elsewhere). However, some of these groups can be a bit, errrm…. ‘salty’… shall we say, if you are a newbie who asks a question that’s been asked before etc. and this is where the Girl Hustle group is different. They are such an inclusive and welcoming bunch, no question too silly or asked too many times. Get over there, girls, if you need some Merch support.