Business Tools 

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your personal branding and business needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more. I will reference this page quite often, so make sure you bookmark this page for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links (I will earn a commission if you purchase), and at no additional cost to you.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please, only purchase these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

My Most Recommended

If you look at nothing else on this page, these are the four that you should know about. I find myself recommending these resources to my clients again and again. I use them because they make my life easier, and I’m confident you’ll agree too.

 Trying to Build Your First Site on The Cheap? Then I suggest Weebly. It is a very user friendly and reliable website builderMillions of businesses use Weebly to create websites.  If you are looking to build an online shop or a personal website to showcase your art, then Weebly can help you to accomplish your goals.  Very little technical skills are needed. 

The Easiest Way to Create a Website. Weebly.com

 

Wordpress– The #1 Blog /Website Publishing Platform. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support.

 

HostGator – 100% of my websites are hosted on HostGator. Why? Because it’s incredibly easy to use with 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service – via phone and via chat.   I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using HostGator for your first site. Also, you can purchase your domain name from HostGator as low 12.95 per year. Click this link to set up your website 

 

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win  One  The  Best Photo Editing  Sites Around!!  I love PicMonkey . PicMonkey is a free photo editor that works in your browser — nothing to download or install. Fix your photos and add beautiful filters and text. Touch up facial features or create outstanding graphics. Ridiculously easy, staggeringly gorgeous.

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 Are you looking for a way to upload and store PDFs?  Are you selling digital products?  The I recommend SelzThe Selz team makes it incredibly simple for you to sell what you do and get paid. Selz requires no techie skills, it handles all aspects of selling and getting paid and it takes only moments to setup. They are constantly adding new features to help female entrepreneurs like you reach your business goals.

 

The Square – Sell on the Go by accepting credit cards anywhere with your Square card reader. Run your business on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. Who really still uses checks. Be prepared for the new techie savy customer.   Paypal also have a card reader that’s pretty easy to use and connect with your banking account.  


Time Management Tools

Alease loves EvernoteEvernote - I love Evernote! It has saved my life with planning and writing down quick ideas.  Basically, Evernote is a text editor, photo upload tool, and voice recording device.  Evernote saves all your thoughts, notes, recipes, photos—whatever you upload—in the cloud so that you can get to them from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or really anywhere you have an Internet connection.  Check out Evernote here.

Master The Art of Time Management - Time sneaks up on you. You could easily lose an hour of your day without even batting an eye and then wonder where the heck has time gone. Get control of your life and business with learning how to master the art of time management. 

Evernote Essentials: The Definitive Guide for New Evernote Users - An EXCELLENT book  explaining the many uses of Evernote.  This book provides a very basic direction on how to set it up using the author's personal experiences.  It's a great resource for getting the most from the Evernote app.


Building Your List

MailChimp – More than 5 million people use MailChimp (including myself) to design and send email marketing campaigns. Their sleek email designer makes it easy to add content that fit your brand. You can gather information from readers on your signup form, and send them newsletters they actually want to read. Here’s the good stuff – its FREE up to 2, 000 subscribers.

Building Your List Video Course -  How to start a list and how you plan to use the names and emails you collect can be a little confusing. If you know your purpose, you’ll better understand what you need to do in order to profit from your list. Click here to watch the 3 part video series.


Hire Help/Outsourcing

Fiverr® -  Is an online marketplace offering tasks and services, at a cost of $5 per job performed.  The site is primarily used by freelancers who offer a variety of different services: graphic design, transcriptions, social media management and a lot more. It is one of the best kept secret online.

Training For Your Assistant - One of the biggest reasons why female entrepreneurs have a “bad experience” with hiring someone to help with their business is because they don’t know what to outsource. Train your assistant to make money for you with this Training: Train Your Assistant to Make You Money program.


Books

Greatness is in the Comeback - My  first Amazon Best- selling Social Media and Branding book! You know I had to plug my own book in the book section.

4 Hour Work Week by  Timothy Ferriss, Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich - This book changed my life.  It is a must read for the new online female entrepreneur.

The $100 Start Up by Chris Gillebeau: This book is full of actionable take a ways. I was very surprise of the wonderful content in this book.

Make Extra Money From Home - Success Solutions Guide Make Extra Money From Home Online , Success Solution Guide. You are fully equipped to make money online that will assist you in making passive income doing what you love doing.  This detailed 50 page guide includes:  How to create accounts on the 4 most popular outsourcing sites in the world – FIVERR, GIGBUCKS, TENRR, TASK ARMY & CRAIGS LIST. Each section of this report includes clear, detailed images of the site – which makes for easy referencing when you are setting up your accounts.

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