Resources I use to run my online business
Isn't scheduling appointments such a pain! Think about all the back and forth that has to happen.
Meet Sally is my new favorite technology solution that simplifies my life by handling all my appointment setting. This artificially intelligent (AI) services will manage all your appointment setting for you. Including providing people dates and times that fit your calendar, as well as setting the location.
In today's business marketplace the website has replaced the business card as the most critical point of contact. Many entrepreneurs are turning to hosting and building their own websites due to how easy it has become.
Bluehost is the perfect solution for starting an online business! Their support is world class and services include a one-click WordPress install, free domain name, and more! Plus its super affordable at under $4/month.
If you aren't actively, but intelligently, marketing your online business through social media then you had better catch up with the times. But be careful. Many entrepreneurs get caught in the time suck that can come with not using a social media management platform, like Hootsuite.
What good is an online business, or any business for that matter, if you aren't building your prospect list? With ConvertKit you can easily create custom subscription forms. As well as follow-up campaigns to keep your email list growing, and hopefully buying from you!
Looking to join the online business movement and create some passive income by selling digital downloadable products? Then allow me to introduce you to e-Junkie. For as little as $5/month you can store and market your eBooks and more! Plus, e-Junkie handles the whole payment process for you through PayPal.
Need to hire a freelancer? Looking for someone with a specific skill that you lack or maybe someone to work on a project for you to free up your time to do more important tasks? Try Fiverr. I've hired people for as little as $5, and still received quality work!
Even more online business resources
Alltop - curious who the top sites are in your space? Alltop is a great way to research what the competition is talking about and how I source many of my article topics
Quora - need an expert opinion without the cost? Quora is a great way to crowdsource answers to some of the most common entrepreneur questions
Evernote - wildly popular, this service has both a desktop and app that sync together and allow you to store information in a concise, searchable format
Paypal - while many other options have sprung up over the years, Paypal is still the most common format for sending money between parties. You do like to get paid right?
Skype - when it comes to business, the world is indeed flat. I use Skype to call or video chat with my clients and vendors
Udemy - entrepreneurs should always be looking for ways to further their education. Many online course platforms exist, but Udemy is my go-to. In fact, its where I learned almost all of my website development and computer programming skills
Basecamp - Evernote might be where I store all of my information, but Basecamp is how I manage multiple projects at the same time. Add timelines, to-dos, and more
SumoMe - I have plenty of plug-ins that I am a fan of. But this one is my new favorite. Looking for an easy way to add subscription forms, landing pages, and more to your website? Check them out. The plug-in even integrates with Aweber so that you only have to store email subscribers in one place