I would love if 2017 was the year that all of my readers invested in themselves. Don’t resist the idea – you are totally worth it. Each and every one of you. Like me, you’re probably long in the habit of putting yourself last. I know what it is like to pinch pennies and stick to a budget, but sometimes we need to spend a little on really worthwhile things. And nothing is more worthwhile than YOU.
What could you invest in for your own personal growth or the growth of your blog or business? In what ways could you spend money that will make you a better wife or mother? How could you invest in your own self care so you are healthier, less stressed and more relaxed? If you’re stuck for ideas, you came to the right place! I have 17+ ways to invest in YOU in 2017! Make 2017 the year you put yourself first and let’s see what kind of amazing things happen as a result!
Know Your Worth: 17+ Ways To Invest In Yourself In 2017!
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For the Bloggers & Business Owners
Want to be an Instagram influencer? Wonder how to make your feed prettier and more brand friendly? Would you like some income from sponsored posts on Instagram? From the super sweet Inez at For the Love of Mom blog, this mini course is being updated and re-released soon!
This e-course is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful affiliate marketing strategy for your blog. Created by Michelle of the personal finance blog Making Sense of Cents, I am hearing nothing but positive reviews from my blogging friends!
Pinterest is huge in the blogging world (see the next item on this list)! Melyssa Griffin of The Nectar Collective offers this course in which she teaches the pinning strategy that grew her blog pageviews to 300,000+. And she promises you will learn to attract the right kind of readers – ones who will engage with your content.
Pinterest is a major traffic driver for bloggers and Tailwind is the top choice pin-scheduler for tons of successful bloggers! It has tons of cool features like scheduling (including to multiple boards!) and analytics/insights that will save you time and maximize your reach! If you’re serious about your blog and your Pinterest strategy – this is a wise investment for 2017!
Are you using StumbleUpon to drive traffic to your blog or business website? You should be! This ebook, written by Joanne Greco, can help you learn how to utilize StumbleUpon properly – it might even become one of your top traffic generating sources! Joanne is an excellent teacher and makes everything very simple to understand.
For the Moms
A 14 day online course by Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom. Perfect for any woman who feels overworked, overwhelmed, or constantly behind! Life shouldn’t feel like a constant struggle and this course can help!
Once you’ve made your mornings less stressful (see above), then you can move on to tackle your evenings! Also by Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom, Make Over Your Evenings is a 14 day online course that will teach you have to take advantage of your evenings to set your self up for success, happiness, more energy, and a more organized home!
For the Money Mavens
The ultimate debt payoff and money management class. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a 9 week course that teaches you to get out of debt, budget, and prepare for the future. It is available to take in person (often at local churches) or online.
I have heard so many stories of people having massive success after attending FPU! If you’re not familiar with Dave Ramsey or FPU, you might enjoy this video.
Jessi Fearon, the Budget Mama, is a huge inspiration in the personal finance and frugal blogging space. She offers the Real Life Money Plan ecourse to help you get out of debt, make more money, stop wasting money on car payments and learn to create a budget that works for your family.
She also offers a 2017 Real Life on a Budget Planner that looks like an amazing way to have a financially fit year!
For the Fitness & Wellness Minded
Another Crystal Paine (of Money Saving Mom) course – and this one is brand new for 2017! This course will help you learn to prioritize your own self-care and health, resulting in more energy, feeling better, and being more productive overall!
The Headspace app is free, and it offers a 10 day meditation series (that you could repeat as many times as you’d like) that is perfect for beginners. I talked about it in this meditation post.
However, they also offer subscriptions that give you access to whole libraries of customized meditations! Categories include Health, Relationships and SOS (2 minute meditations to get you through tough situations). Headspace is like a “gym membership for your mind” – learn more about how it works in this cute video.
The latest free (yes, free!) yoga series from Yoga with Adriene. This 31 day series started at the beginning of January but you can sign up and get started anytime! You will become more fit and flexible through this program, but you’ll also work on being more present and fearless.
More Ideas …
Books! Reading is always a great investment. If you’re not sure what to read, check out one of these posts:
Unable to read physical books? Try listening to audiobooks – so great for busy moms or employees with long commutes! Try audible and get two free audiobooks!
Get Moving! The more you move your body, the happier and healthier you’ll be. This investment will vary depending on where you currently are in life. Sign up for a gym membership, invest in personal training sessions, or try a class you have always been curious about (cycling? cross fit? zumba?)! Treat yourself to new running shoes or workout clothes. Register for your first race or competitive sporting event! If you live somewhere with difficult winters, a worthwhile investment might be some at home workout equipment – a yoga mat, kettle bells, maybe even a treadmill? If you’re already a seasoned yogi, make 2017 the year you invest in yoga teacher certification!
Get Organized Planners are all the rage (at least in the blogosphere!). Treat yourself to a pretty new one and start getting your life and schedule in order. If you’ve been curious about bullet journaling as a form of planning, check out this beginner’s guide.
Gift of Time Invest in a service that will free you up to do more things you enjoy in life! This might be grocery delivery, meal delivery, a house cleaning service or babysitters/mother’s helpers. What could you accomplish in 2017 with an extra hour a week freed up in your schedule? Or how much more rested will you feel at the end of 2017 if you stressed less about housework or meal prep?
Make Memories Invest in the people you love most, in addition to yourself. Professional family photos come to mind, but so do family vacations and special experiences like going to a sporting event or show.
Pamper Yourself Pretty self-explanatory! Manicure, pedicure, facial, a long overdue haircut, massage, full-on spa day (with or without your best girlfriends), whatever makes you feel beautiful and relaxed!
Wardrobe Upgrade! When you wear clothes that fit properly and look good you just feel … better! Are you in need of a few new wardrobe items? Maybe your body has changed after having babies or losing or gaining weight. You deserve to feel good NOW. Consider checking out a service like Stitch Fix, or find some beautiful new secondhand pieces via ThredUp.
How will you invest in YOU in 2017?