Did you learn how to run an online biz
the hard and expensive way?
(Yeah, me too.)
That’s why I’m such a fan of business tools that are super-easy,
reasonably-priced and user-friendly for a technophobe like me.
Here are my recommendations of the BEST resources that my team and I use on a daily basis…
trust me, don’t go the trial-and-error route.
These resources will save you beaucoup time, money, energy
– and (most importantly) your sanity!
Online platform.* Simplero provides email marketing, billing/invoicing system, course spaces, affiliate program, and member database services all rolled into one, I switched to Simplero from Ontraport 2 years ago because it’s WAY more affordable and they have excellent customer service – and I loved that it was created by Calvin Corelli, a B-Schooler (who also later became a client).
Learn more about Simplero here.
Calendar scheduler. You’ve used Schedule Once if you’ve booked a Legal Chat or Prep Call with me. I once used Time Trade but switched because ScheduleOnce sends reminders, converts time zones, and allows you to customize the branding and text. And it connects to your Google calendar or iCal seamlessly.
Sign up for ScheduleOnce here.
Need help on the tech side? Terra Milo is a Technology Teacher and Marketing Strategist who has created DIY instructional videos (exclusively for my clients!) about how to hook up your legal documents to your site. She can also teach you 1-to-1 so you can feel more tech savvy as you launch your business and spread your mission in the world.
Learn more about Terra’s services here.
Microphone. This Yeti Blue Microphone is what I use to record my podcast. It is the ultimate USB mic for professional recording for audio recordings, course trainings, podcasts and more! It’s old-school so you feel like you are in a radio station studio (minus the headphones, electronics and producers) – and it’s got 4 settings for high-quality sound no matter what you’re recording.
Learn more about the Yeti Blue microphone here.
Business Cards*. Moo.com prints the BEST business cards out there. Easy to design and print yourself or choose from their designs. Excellent quality which is so important. And they come with little love notes from the company. I’ve ordered from them at least 5 times and love them.
Learn more about the Moo cards here.
Graphics. If you’re not a graphic designer but love creating quotes and images, Canva is for you. Create beautiful designs with their drag and drop features – and now Canva for Work lets you – and your team! – save templates, brand colors, and logos to save time and create consistency.
Get Canva here.
Stylish stock photos*. Dress up your brand with styled stock photography for women entrepreneurs. I love Haute Stock so much that not only do I use their stock photography for my blog, website and social media but I have also had them do a custom photo shoot just for me! Get your stylish stock photography here.
Stock photos. If you need stock photos, Bigstock has an enormous selection. I’ve used their royalty-free licensed images for years. You can use them on your website or in program guides without worrying someone will come after you. You buy credits and then download images whenever you need them to use alone or in Canva images. Be sure you use stock photos to cover your buns!
Stock up on Bigstock stock images here.
Weekly planner.* Danielle LaPorte’s Weekly Planner is a little lighter and smaller than her Daily Planner but still has room for daily CDFs, to do lists, weekly summaries, and inspirational quotes. If you like order, self-care and time-savers all rolled into one, you’ll love this planner.
Get your own DLP Weekly Planner here.
Use these resources and watch your free time & income go up
– and your biz stress go down.
* All of these resources I highly recommend – after all, I use each of them in my business every day.
If you sign up through my referral links with the asterisks, I may receive credit or commissions for your purchase, and I thank you in advance.