As mentioned in the page on how I make money, these are brands I trust and products that I recommend as I am personally using them! I know how they work, what they offer and how useful they have been to me!
The links below (and occasionally in posts) are referral links which mean that I will earn a small commission should you opt to join or use any of these services. I would hope that you are okay with that but if you don’t like me earning any commission then you can obviously go directly to the companies web page.
Please share any experiences that you have with these brands so that I can be confident that they are a good fit for my site or remove them from the brands I trust if need be.
Please support me by at least looking at some of these (no pressure!)
Need financial advice?
I’m not qualified nor authorised to offer any sort of financial advice or planning services but I can put you in touch with an independent financial adviser who will listen to you and discuss your situation. He doesn’t make money off selling you products, he’ll actually listen to you and give you independent professional advice.
Get a car insurance quote in under 90 seconds from Naked Insure. I really love them and they have some great unique insurance features. The Pause cover allows you to temporarily pause your fully comprehensive cover when you leave your car parked and you will pay a cheaper premium for the number of days.
They also offer insurance for household contents. Read my piece on it.
EasyEquities for Investing
Luno for cryptocurrency
Go to the Luno website and sign up from there.
YNAB (Budgeting App)
This is the Finance App I use and I’m really loving it. You can get a 34 day trial as well as a free month by using this affiliate link; YNAB Personal Finance App. I know that there are other apps in South Africa which may work better for South Africans but I am still looking into them to see if they’ll work for me. This is a paid app and I need to use it a bit “manually”, but I love it!
It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that I use WordPress. I have a site hosted on the WordPress platform and prefer that (rather than a self hosted site). The advantages for me are that they host your site and manage backups and to be honest, your site never gets hacked. They also provide approved templates, the WordPress community, JetPacks plugin and a great mobile app.
Read up on how to start blogging
Your gateway to selling things online in South Africa. Set this this up and link it to the local PayFast payment gateway so that you can get paid in Rands.
BirdSend for email marketing
I use BirdSend for my weekly newsletter and for other adhoc emails. It’s a simple fuss-free system that is much cheaper than the others out there!