Choosing the right tool for the job can be tough!
I’ve put together a list to help you decide so you don’t waste your valuable time doing days, and weeks, of research. I’ve only included resources that I’ve loved and used for my business or for a client.
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Yoast SEO is a must-have WordPress plugin for bloggers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a big challenge but Yoast takes the guesswork out of the process!
If you want traffic from search engines like Google, you’ll definitely want some help to optimize your SEO.
LastPass is an incredible organization tool. It stores all your passwords securely and allows you to share them (without showing them!) with team members, contractors, and clients.
Just download the browser extension and let LastPass take care of the rest.
It’s easy to use, inexpensive, and comes loaded with some gorgeous templates. This is what I use for my own business, and I could not be happier!
ConvertKit is the Queen of email marketing. It’s intuitive and has excellent metrics to help you along. Also, it offers the most features for sales funnels and automations.
I love to hear a client say “I’m thinking of switching to ConvertKit. What do you think?” My answers is always “Yes!”
The truth about small business accounting is that all you really need is a good spreadsheet unless you have a wide variety of income streams and expenses.
My personal favorite is Google Sheets, but you could also use Excel and Numbers.
Wave is the perfect accounting software for beginners. It’s free to use and pretty easy to learn. It doesn’t offer as many features as it’s paid competitors, but you still get a lot of bang for your buck.
Canva is the only graphics tool I use. I’ve made everything from my logo, to Pinterest posts with it.
The pro version makes organization easy with the ability to save your branding elements and keep everything stored in folders.
Creative Market is the place to shop for fonts, graphics, and icons of all varieties. I’ve used them many times and keep going back. I could, and do, spend hours at a time browsing through their selection.
Trello is a visual organization tool. Think of it like index cards.
You can write stuff on the front, write more on the back, organize them, move them around, etc. Luckily for us all, Trello is much easier to keep up with than index cards.
Leadpages helps online business owners easily build landing pages, pop-ups, alert bars and more, all with the intent of converting visitors into customers.
They make it easy with premade templates and drag-and-drop building features so you can scale your business quickly.
Teamwork is the best project management tool if you have a team of 3 or more people.
Teamwork gives you absolutely everything you need to organize your projects. You can create tasks and track time directly to them. You can set privacy on everything. There are sections for messages, notebooks, files, links… you name it. They’ve thought of everything!
Basecamp is not the most feature-heavy program, but that lends to more simplicity for the user. It’s easy to work with team members, share files, and keep track of everything for your business all in one place.
SiteGround is the best website hosting with stellar customer support! I solemnly swear that I will never recommend BlueHost to you.
If you can afford it, sign up for 3 years at a time. It’s MUCH less expensive when you first join. I’ve been using them since 2017 and couldn’t be happier.
Build your website on WordPress. Everyone who starts with something else eventually moves over. Save yourself a lot of heartburn and just start here.
I also use Google Office Suite for creating documents and spreadsheets which is included for free.
OneDrive is the go-to cloud storage system for Windows users. It boasts the most options for sharing files including password protection and expiry dates.
Their paid plans include the Microsoft Office Suite and start at very reasonable rates.
Dropbox is a great all-around cloud storage system for everyone. There aren’t any bells and whistles (like the office suites available with Google Drive and OneDrive), but I love using it to store pictures and videos that I want to share.
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