My Favorite Resources
Career Development Book
Don’t Waste Your Talent: The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering What You Do Best by Bob McDonald and Don Hutcheson
Test Prep – ACT, GRE, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT
I highly recommend an awesome online prep program called Magoosh – my kids and other students love it because it really works – it works with their schedules, it really helps them understand, its comprehensive and thorough – and it raises their test scores.
I love Day Designer planners – there’s nothing like using pen and paper to plan out your day, and this planner allows me to more easily think through what needs to be done each day.
The scheduling system I love and highly recommend is Acuity. It has changed my life – love it! And it is only $10.00/month for the level I use that contains tons of bells and whistles.
The email and landing page system I personally use and love is Ontraport. They have a basic package for $79.00/month that includes everything you need for your marketing – beautiful landing pages, contact forms, opt in offer boxes, all of your emails, terrific automation features, Facebook lead capture, and such much more – it is an amazing deal that will take care of your email and marketing needs forever and your website needs for quite a while. I am on their Pro plan, but you can wait on that until you have more email subscribers. It is such a great company – I highly recommend them.
As an alternative MailChimp is a great basic email provider.
Nathalie Lussier offers a great free 30 Day List Building Challenge.
For domain registration and hosting, I recommend Siteground.
I highly recommend choosing one of the many themes from Elegant Themes for your website – they offer many beautiful, easy-to-use themes and plug-ins, and their blog is incredibly helpful.
My favorite social sharing plug in is Social Warfare – it offers a comprehensive array of options including optimizing images for specific social media platforms and adding Click to Tweet quotes – and it is super easy and simple to use!
Shannon Mattern with WP+BFF offers a free 5 day do-it-yourself WordPress website building course for a starter website, after you have your domain and hosting set up.
Project Management Tool
Trello, hands down, is my favorite free project management tool. I use it for everything under the sun – client services, shopping lists, travel plans, you name it.
A few of the above links are affiliate links – which means, at no extra cost to you, they will send me a small thank you for telling you about their services if you sign up. Rest assured I only recommend what I fully trust based on my experience with the services/products. I hope they will prove as helpful to you as they have to me!
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