Tools + Resources to Kick Start Your Online Biz
I personally use (or have used) all of these plugins, tools and resources for my own blog and business.
At the bottom of the post you’ll find a list of my favorite bloggers and Facebook groups for bloggers and ladypreneurs.
I hope you find them as helpful and amazing as I have!
WordPress (self-hosted, not wordpress.com)
Pretty Darn Cute Design for feminine WordPress Themes
GoDaddy for domains and hosting – I purchase all my domains here and host all my websites here. Love their customer service!
AWIN -I joined AWIN so I could be an Etsy affiliate, but the big bonus is that they’ll pay you cash money for every referral you send their way that signs up for AWIN.
Graphics + Design
Canva for creating pins and graphics for my website and social media
PicMonkey is another great (free!) tool for creating blog graphics
Creative market for…everything! Seriously – stock photos, wordpress themes, icons, graphics, social media templates, AND… they have brand new FREE goods every week.
Canon DSLR for amazing photos. Sometimes the iPhone just doesn’t cut it and I have to bust out the DSLR
Wonderlass Stock photos – Most of those beautiful, crazy-colorful images all over my website? I got them fo’ free by signing up for Allison’s email list – she’s awesome. Go check out Wonderlass. Right now… Seriously.
Social Media Tools
Bitly for shortening links and tracking individual link analytics
Later for planning and scheduling Instagram
Business Organization + Planning
Trello for business and life organization, and project, virtual assistant, and team management
Blog + Life Planner for business planning, setting goals, blog tracking and more
Quickbooks Online for bookkeeping and accounting. Need help with your bookkeeping? As a quickbooks ProAdvisor, I can help, and offer my clients deep discounts on Quickbooks products.
Google G Suite – Drive, Docs, and Voice
IFTTT stands for If This Then That. Use their Applets to bring services you’re already using together with other services, to do awesome stuff!
Ashley Brooke Designs for cute office supplies and accessories
Welcome Packet and Contract for virtual assistants
Pricing Perfection Guide + Workbook – Teaches you the step-by-step system to price your products and services for maximum profit
Sarah Morgan of XO Sarah
Allison Marshall of Wonderlass
Christie Vachon of Living for Naptime
Mariah Coz of Femtrepreneur
Paulie Cabrera of Twelveskip
Favorite Facebook Groups
Creative Superheroes – My favorite!