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"The Online Business Blueprint"
Sure, you can start a business with a excel spreadsheet and a belief in your vision.
However, there are definitely easier ways to create a systemised and easy to grow business. I know when starting out dollars can be tight so I want to share with you high-value resources to enable you to grow your business without becoming disorganised and disillusioned. Below are my favourite tools and resources that I have developed, read, used or use. You can research which may be best for your business.
My Favourite Online Tools
WordPress.org – This recommendation is so easy The ease to build website using themes or working with designers is fantastic. It will take a little learning to understand how to get the most out of it but it is a powerful tool for your business. Note: The easiest way to install WordPress on your domain is via the control panel in your domain hosting account.
Panthur.com – I have tried a number of hosts over the years and have been disappointed with the customer user experience. Panthur I like as their they are easy to contact, competitive pricing and have a easy back end to use without needing a developer’s assistance.
Email Marketing Platforms
Mailchimp.com – Mailchimp is a fabulous starter platform to enable you to start collecting subscribers at low to nil cost. You are able to create automation through this platform
ActiveCampaign.com – Active Campaign is amazing platform to growth in your business. It is economical especially considering all the application is has available.
Stock Images & Creative Sources
Dollarphotoclub.com – I have only recently found the website as always double check the terms & conditions of using specific stock photos so you don’t allow yourself to be open for any legal issues.
Social Media Scheduling & Planning
Coschedule.com – Co Schedule integrates into your WordPress website and allows you to plan and schedule your blog posts AND social media. I love this platform for the easy to plan your content with it’s calender function. Social media platforms it works with are Facebook (pages & groups), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn & Google.
Buffergram.com – Buffergram is amazing to be able to schedule your posts to Instagram. There are a number of platforms that allow you to schedule but not actually post to IG. This platform schedules and posts, I love being able to plan and schedule some of my weekly posts.
My Favourite Inspiring Books
Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield-Thomas
Money A Love Story – Kate Northrup
The Fire Start Sessions – Danielle LaPorte
The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks
Secrets of Six-Figure Women – Barbara Stanny