Resources

entrepreneur online resources page

Here is a list of Resources to setup and run my businesses online. These have all helped me reach the success I have had even now and I hope that you check them out to see which ones can help you as you start, build and grow your own business.

*Please note that some of the links listed below are affiliate links, that means that if you choose to make a purchase from one or more of them, I will earn a commission. These commissions comes at no additional cost to you. Please also understand that I have experience in some way or another with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are both helpful & useful. I hope that you will not spend any money on any of the products unless you feel that you need them or that they will help you in your online success.

affordable blog and website hosting

 

 BLUEHOST  – #1 Web Hosting :If you need a website or blog set up, then BlueHost is the best and most affordable option. With BlueHost, it’s extremely easy to set up a new website and it will be up and running in no time, especially with their 1-Clck Automatic Blog Installation on WordPress.

I definitely recommend using BlueHost for your website/blog needs and you can get started for only 3.75/month, which is an amazing deal.

HostGator :What I like about HostGator is that this web hosting company give you everything you need to get your website up and running so you don’t have to use a bunch of different providers to get your site going. You get your domain name plus a website builder.

NameCheap : I’ve actually registered 2 domain names with NameCheap and I’ve had no issues with them at all. It is a great company to purchase domain names from, not only because they are super affordable but they also make it very easy to host multiple domain names and link to your website even if you have no experience setting up domain names. Plus, you can’t beat the $0.88 deal they have going on.

 

 

 

 

Aweber : email marketing tools and softwareAWeber is an very easy-to-use email marketing tool that allows you as a business owner or entrepreneur to cultivate relationships with your customers. It’s one of the most affordable email marketing options available and I love the fact that it’s an all in one software. I can create landing pages, email campaigns and so much more.

Leas Pages : When you use LeadPages you Get up to 5x more qualified leads with Facebook Ads and Optimized Landing Pages than you would with other software. Whether you choose to capture leads with a free lead magnet, promote your membership offer, or sell an e-commerce product/service, your landing page is the opportunity to seal the deal – if you don’t do it a good job at sealing the deal, you’re basically letting all of those leads & money slip away.

Constant Contact : I’ve been using Constant Contact for over 3 years now and I love how easy it is to set up email marketing campaigns and newsletters to go out to my readers, clients and potential clients. Constant Contact makes it really easy to create and schedule your email marketing campaigns, it’s fast and also fun to create stunning campaigns your email recipients will love.

Email Marketing CheclistWith the Email Marketing Checklists, you can be on your way to making $21,456 month after month from just sending a few emails each week. You get Step-By-Step instructions on each checklist to follow so that you get faster results. If you’re struggling with email marketing and not sure what you should be doing, then these set of checklists are for you.

 

ecommerce and product sales

 

Shopify  – Sell Products Online by Opening an E-commerce Store : Shopify gives you the opportunity to sell online in many different ways. You can sell through an online store, social media , in-store, do trunk shows or pop-ups. You can sell your products as many places as you want to and it’s super easy because Shopify gives you all the tools you need to be successful.

SendOwl: If you want to sell digital products online, whether it’s ebooks, planners, journals or something else, this is one of the best websites to use. SendOwl has all of the tools needed, it is easy to set up your account and upload your digital items.

InfusionSoft: This is a very in-depth client relationship management (CRM) software. It allows you to handle your most complicated marketing needs and challenges. You’re able to build out your campaigns, and a feature I love is that you can drip emails out to your clients on specific days of the week or you can use the software itself to take orders!

Teachable : If you’ve ever thought about creating and publishing your own online course but you have no idea where to start or what platform to publish your course to, then you can sign up for this Webinar that shows you exactly how to get your courses online so that you can start sharing your knowledge and making money!

 

 

 

social media scheduling tools

TailwindApp : The smartest way to schedule your social media posts on Pinterest & Instagram. I love that fact that I’m able to schedule hundreds of posts in a few minutes which really saves me time. This platform has helped me to grow my Pinterest monthly viewers to 140k and counting. Tailwind has in-depth analytic reporting, which allows me to see my followers, monthly views, what pins& boards are doing the best, what my audience loves/doesn’t love and use that information to create even better content for the month.

Hootsuite : With this scheduling tool, you’re able to manage all your social media profiles in one place. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, are all of the social media platforms you can manage with this software. From finding new prospects, to serving your customers, Hootsuite really helps bring your marketing strategy together.

Planoly : Is a beautifully crafted software that is very simple, clean & easy to use. It’s a Visual Planner designed for Instagram Users. Planoly is a clear and to the point software that can be use on the web or via their mobile app – It is the most effective visual social media planner around which also allows you to schedule directly to Instagram.

 

 

 

 

project mangement tools

 

As an entrepreneur or blogger, you have a million tasks to complete throughout the day, and having tools to help you manage your projects is the best way for you to stay on top of it all while keeping your sanity. The following project management tools really help keep you on track and on top of your game.

Asana: Program that allows you to easily track tasks associated with upcoming projects so that nothing slips through the cracks Also great for building editorial calendars!

Trello: If you need help prioritizing your tasks, mapping out workflows and processes, putting together editorial calendars for your blog, business, YouTube channel or social media marketing campaigns, then Trello is a God sent. You’re able to sync your boards with your Google calendar and integrate it with other software that you may use in your business.

G Suite: Provides shared space for you and your team to easily create, search, store, and access all of your files from anywhere and from any device. You can either use their web based software or download the app to use it on the go!

 

 

 

 

graphic design tools

 

Canva: This is personally my favorite graphic design tool. It’s easy to use, allows you to create templates and folders to store your creations sensibly for easy access. It also creates top quality graphics for my business and for my clients. Whether I’m creating a blog post header, an eBook, pin for Pinterest, Email header, flyer, Facebook cover image or some other form of graphic for myself or a client Canva helps me do the work in a short period of time. There is a free option as well as premium option.

PicMonkey: This is another free graphic design tool that will help you create beautiful images for your business or blog. There are a lot more design and custom features in PicMonkey than inn Canva.

Adobe: More advanced tools to support graphics needs for your growing business

Shutter Stock: Get a wide variety of stock images for your social media posts, marketing campaigns, website etc.

Pixabay: Beautiful Royalty Free Images to use for all of your marketing and business campaigns.

Creative Market: Beautifully Designed Pre-Made Templates, Images, Fonts, Graphics and more for social media, blogs, websites, and do much more.

 

 

 

wordpress plugins

 

Social Warfare: Is a plugin that allows you to add social share buttons to your website which makes it super easy for your readers to share your content across the web.

Yoast: Yoast is an tool that is the #1 WordPress SEO plugin. By using this tool you’ll gain more visitors from both Google and Bing, attract tons of visitors from social media sites and increase your website and blog readership & engagement.

JetPack: Using JetPack is the ideal way to experience WordPress. It’s provide hassle-free design, marketing + security all in one place to give you ease of access. Use JetPack and create a power house with your blog.

WordPress Editorial Calendar: With this plugin you get an overview of your blog’s scheduled content. You can drag and drop posts to move them around, make changes, edits or save as drafts. Get a clear view of your blog with this easy to use plugin.

Akismet: Use this plugin to help you automatically filter through comments & form submissions on your blog. It filters out SPAM to help keep your blog clean.

Google Analytics: Track real time stats on your blog with the Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. You’ll get Google Analytics reports, in real-time and on your dashboard screen you’ll be able to view –> Real-time number of visitors

–> Real-time acquisition channels –> Real-time traffic sources details.

 

 

 

RingCentral : essential business supplies for entrepreneursRing Central is a great service provider for businesses and entrepreneurs that need an all in one system for calls, texts, emails, video conferences, online meetings, faxing, toll-free numbers and unlimited calling + unlimited conferencing. What I love about Ring Central is that it’s super easy to set up, you can literally have your entire office up and running in 1 day or less.

30 Social Media IM Checklists : Gaining followers on social media can be a daunting task, and many people can’t seem to grow followers or get engagement on their social media profiles. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people struggling to gain momentum for themselves or their business on social media, then you need to grab this set of checklists today! These 30 Social Media Checklists are critical to ensuring you are properly marketing your business on social media and get the exposure you deserve.

Internet Marketing Checklist (IM Checkist) : If you have any type of online business, the IM Checklists will help you make more money online by giving you a proven road-map to run an online business. You will receive 18 checklists that I personally use on a day-to-day basis to run my online business. Each checklist comes in a downloadable PDF format so that you can easily print it out and use it in your business.

Deluxe Business FormsDeluxe Business Forms really helps you stay on top of all your business transactions with personalized business forms built to fit your business’s specific needs. I highly recommend using their forms to stay organized. They have a wide variety of forms e.g. order forms, purchase orders, work orders or sales order forms. They also have an assortment of other office business forms like custom invoices, business tax forms, business proposals, and time management forms which are necessary to run your business properly.

PS Prints : PS Prints provides great printed products for your business including beautiful & professional business cards. Whether you’re a part time entrepreneur or full-time business owner, having a business card is necessary to get grow your local contacts. It represents your business/brand and shows professionalism on your part.