My Favorite Business & Life 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
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.
I personally use and love Ontraport. It includes everything you need for your marketing – emails, email funnels, beautiful landing pages, contact forms, opt in offer boxes, contact management, terrific automation features, Facebook lead capture, and so much more – it is an amazing system 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 and highly recommend it. Ontraport is a wonderful company – they offer a truly terrific product and back it up with very accessible customer service. I love that if I have any questions I can pick up the phone and talk with someone – it is all included. I cannot recommend Ontraport more highly!
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!