All the tools you need to succeed with your online business
This is a very special section of my site. A curated list of the websites and tools I whole-heartedly recommend for building then optimizing your digital business. These are all of my precious resources I use to run my own business, or have used in my journey to where it is today.
It’s important for me to disclose:
The links below are affiliate links, which means that if you decide to make a purchase, I earn a commission – at no additional cost to you. I have used these products myself and love them, so I think most of you will too. But, please don’t spend money on these products unless you think you actually need them or feel they will help you reach your goals.
Bluehost makes it simple and easy to get a new site launched and running with their automatic WordPress Blog installation. If you aren’t an advanced web developer, this takes the hard work of building a the bones of your website out of your hands.
They’ll help you set up multiple domain names—when you’re ready to start another website. Also, they provide exceptional customer service.
I highly recommend using Bluehost for your first website, and you can get started now for only $3.95/month.
Check out How To Start a Blog for A Easy-Peasy Step-by-Step walkthrough on setting your Bluehost website up!
Work part-time from home while you focus on your own business. THE crème de la crème of remote/telecommuting/work from home job boards for legitimate companies like Apple, American Express, Wells Fargo American Red Cross, etc.- It’s only $14.95 a month, and you can set your account to cancel after one month.
Contena is a similar to the wonderful people at FlexJobs in that they research their job leads and therefore have killer high-quality job postings, except they focus on writing jobs and offer career coaching so it’s a one-stop shop if you’ve been itching to learn how to become a freelance writer. It’s an awesome personalized service with a beautiful, easy to navigate interface for people who want to launch or expand their freelance writing business.
This 100% free mini-guide will help you connect the dots between your digital skills and the types of business who’ll pay for them so you can start or grow your career online, working from home.
Because this is such a well-known and coveted course among the blogosphere – it fills up fast. I had to wait for months to finally get into this course – and IT.CHANGED.MY.LIFE. (so, worth the wait). There’s a waiting list process and you’ll be notified when the next course window opens up.
This is important. This is where you’ll make images. READ: You do NOT need to know advanced Photoshop Graphic Design skills to have a successful website/blog where YOU make quick, sharp images/graphics. Enter my crush on PicMonkey. I’m really proud of my super vibrant blog post images, and I owe it all to the incredibly easy to use and affordable PicMonkey software program. They have an awesome free program that really gets it done, too!
If you want your site to look cute and modern with superior customer support, Pretty Darn Cute wins. Every time I get to talk about my love for PDCD I get really giddy. Because honestly, genuinely, and truly I love this company and their incredible support team. I LOVE my theme and how affordable it was (most are UNDER $100!).
Facebook/Twitter automation. I use Buffer as my social media automation tool so I can set it and forget it – and then be constantly sharing my content across social media platforms while I’m not even at a computer.
For Pinterest Only: To automate the dozens of pins I “pin” every day…plus to organize all those group blogger boards I’m a part of! Pinterest is a huge source of traffic for me, so I give it extra love.
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