Tools and Resources to Help You Run an Effective Business …
I am all about full transparency in my life and business, therefore I want you to know that this page contains some affiliate links. I would also like you to know that I only suggest tools or make recommendations that I truly believe are good. However, please remember that because we are human beings and we all have different preferences, routines, learning styles etc., not every recommendation will suit your needs/preferences. I am always more than happy to answer any questions you may have about any of these tools and resources to help you run an effective business before you make an investment.
I spend a large portion of my day online and learn of many tools and resources that help us as entrepreneurs. AND because of my curious nature and desire to learn, I’m always trying and testing out new things and new ways. It actually drives my husband crazy! His mentality is “when you find a recipe that everyone loves, why change it” ~ remind me to tell you about the time that I tried a new chocolate cake recipe. BUT take me as I am, my friends! I am ME and I love to try out new things.
Do you go LIVE or record video for your online business? These tools will be helpful!Click on the images below for more details.
A microphone will allow you to have clearer sound that sounds more professional. This microphone can be plugged into your computer via USB. A tripod will ensure your videos aren’t shakey and distracting AND bonus, it’s lightweight and portable so that you can bring with you on the go and use it as a selfie stick! Lighting is KEY to good quality photos and video. When you have good quality lighting, your image is crisp and clear. Natural light is best, however that isn’t always possible, so lights are a good tool.
For those of you who are doing videos in your home with a semi-permanent setup, this ring light is a great option. I love that the stand holds the light AND your phone! AND the lights are dimmable with three colour modes. These lights are for the entrepreneur who films regular video and need more of a studio setup. I do own this kit and it does come apart quite quickly. I have also used ONE light when I need a bit more light without the full setup.
This Flash Drive allows you to save all of your photos/videos and any documents to a small plugin usb device that stays plugged into your computer. This device allows you to increase the space on your computer easily and in a cost effective manner.
Are you looking for a reliable Web Host? In my experience (and I’ve experienced quite a few), SiteGround has the best customer service out there.
Design anything easily with Canva from social media graphics to postcards.
Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to grow your business. Looking for a good email platform? Hands down, AWeber is my favorite. It’s powerful, easy to use, and budget friendly. With it, you can grow your email audience, automate your marketing, and earn a lot of revenue. I also love their 24/7, US-based customer support. I can give them a quick call and get help right away from real-life email experts. You can try AWeber completely free for 30 days by clicking here.
SendOwl Sell Your Digital Products, Services, Subscriptions + More With SendOwl.My favourite features of SendOwl:
- They make it so easy to charge applicable taxes.
- They give you the ability to set up affiliate programs where your raving fans can receive a thank you for referring your product to their friends.
- Drip Functionality ~ Instead of releasing your product all at once, you can instead release it over a number of weeks, months or years to keep your customers hooked. Drip functionality is available for subscriptions, one-off payment products and bundles.
- You can offer discounts with customized discount codes.
- Create product bundles.
- Oh my goodness, so many more cool features, but I’ll stop there for now…
This is an easy and reliable way to sell digital products direct from your website, newsletter OR social media.
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