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My Favorite Purchases Under $100 As a Solopreneur in 2023
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What is your best purchase under 100 dollars?
I first heard this question on the Tim Ferris Show years ago, and it is still one of my favorite questions.
I have been asking this question to my podcast guests, social media followers, and my friends from time to time.
Now it’s my turn; here are my favorite purchases under $100.
1. Roost Laptop Stand
I bought the first version of this stand years ago, and I’m still using it.
Roost Stand’s latest version (v3) is available for $89.95.
Here's a photo of how it still helps me work productively. 🧑🏻💻
2. Logitech MX Master 3
My wife bought this mouse for me as a birthday gift, and I loved it!
I was looking for a wireless mouse that is fully Mac-compatible and with a middle button click function (sorry, Magic Mouse), and she bought me an MX Master 3. I should be a great husband. 😎
The new version of this beauty is named MX Master 3S for Mac and is available for $92.98.
I found TidyCal when I was looking for an affordable alternative to Calendly. It's a simple yet functional tool.
It doesn't have a sleek design like Calendly, but the lifetime deal on AppSumo for just $29 makes it totally acceptable.
Switchy is a URL shortener on steroids with many advanced features.
I have tried several URL shorteners until now, namely: Bitly, Foxly, and Pxlto, but none provided what I needed with an affordable price ticket.
I bought Switchy for lifetime access only for $39, and I’m using it all.the.time.
5. Hushed Lifetime US Phone Number
If you're a non-US resident like me, a cheap US phone number could be a great time saver for using all kinds of US-based digital products.
I've found this lifetime US phone number deal named Hushed for only $25! I bought it the moment I saw it.
Get a second phone number...to keep for life!
Choose a mobile number from the US, Canada, or the UK (toll-free numbers not included)
6,000 SMS or 1,000 minutes worth of credits per year
After 12 months, your credits are renewed automatically
International calling or texting is not supported by this plan
6. Optinly Popup Builder
I discovered the Optinly lifetime deal when I was looking for an affordable, customizable popup builder. What made me directly buy this product was its ability to integrate with most email marketing tools.
Optinly is still on a lifetime deal for $59 on AppSumo.
7. ChatGPT and all the OpenAI Goodness
Yes, you heard it right. I’m one of the millions of ChatGPT fans, and it really helps me be more productive and help grow my business and other businesses I help.
So far, I have used ChatGPT for these purposes:
Getting blog post outlines, briefs, and drafts of multiple blog posts using ChatGPT API
Getting social media post copy
Improving landing page copy
Solving coding problems
Translation from Turkish to English, and vice versa
And many more to come.
The use cases for ChatGPT and other OpenAI products are countless, and you can even use them for free or at a very affordable price!
8. Numi calculator for Mac
Numi is a beautiful calculator for Mac that blends math with text. It has very handy features such as currency conversions, units, time zones, numeral systems, variables, export, and notification widget.
It’s like taking notes with calculations and different kinds of unit conversions available!
You can download Numi for free and use it for a single note page.
If you’re someone who also wants to store each one of your notes, you can use Numi for free by subscribing to the Setapp Mac Apps Suite.
Another option for you is to buy a Numi license for $19.99 and have it for lifetime.
Either way, the paid version of Numi provides you access to unlimited notes and iCloud sync.
How about you? What are your favorite purchases under $100?